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Literature List. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
Literature List. ? r , i - r -i ? Capital: Karl Marx, 3 vol., 8/- per vol. Ancient Societj': Morgan, Bound, 6/-. j Value, Price and Profit : Marx, Bound 2/- ; c i \ Paprr, (id. , J V Evolution of Fropexi;y: Lafaruue. Bound \- '] 2/, . . ? - !', The Militant Proletariat: Lewis. Bound, j! I J 2/- ; ' i The New Unionism: Tridon. Paper, 1/8. ! s . J Sabotage: Pouget. Bound, 2/-: paper, L J Sabotage: W. C. Smith, Paper, 3d. Sabotage: E. -j. Flynn, paper, 3d. f I.W/W. History, Structure, and Methods: !! St. John. Paper, 3d. ? - |i Revolution and the I.W.W. : Pease. Paper, ! 3d. - ;(: Eleven Blind Leaders: B. II. Williams. J Paper, 3d. | 3 Political Socialism, or Capturing the Gov- ' ; | ernment: Nilson. Paper, 3d. , ' , i War— What For (Cartoon) : Price 3d. - j .' Revolutionary Unionism: E. J. B. Allen. Paper, 2d. ? ? ' Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become an In- j ' dustrial Union : Alex. George. Paper i u, 3d. I * ' Industrial Efficiency and Its Antidote: T. Glynn. Paper, 2d. ^ I.W.W. Songs: Pa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
'f WEEKLY £ OFFICIAL OEGAN of the ; INDUSTRIAL WOEKERS OF THE WORLD. : (Australian Administration) Office: 330 Castlereag'h Street, Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Grlynn. :?- Manager: J.B. King. Subscriptions : 4/ per year ; Hew Zealand, '..... 6/ per year ; Foreig-n, 8/ per year. HEADQUARTERS, I.W.W. (Australia) :. 330 GASTLEREAGH-ST., SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTEES : 164 W. Washington-Street, Chicago, 111., U.S.A. .- - . ' - '?* ' ? ?? . ? - : - . '« *^ *\ .f\ A rt f\ f\ . f\ . ~f\ ~ f\ ? .f\ ? -
The Barker Case. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
The Barker Case. The following circular letter has been sent to various organisations throughout Australasia:— Box;9S, Haymarket P.O.,: Sydney, ; : V; ; : April 2nd, 191--. The Secretary — ? Dear Sir,— We would respectfully ask .that you .place before your organisation the facts in -connection with the prosecu tion of Tojii Barker/Publisher or1 'Direct Action,' who was lined £100 with Ihe al .ternaiive in 12 -months- imprisoimieiH. at the Central Summons. .Court on 291 h' ult., on a charge of publishing matter likely to prejudice '? recruiting. You will 'find en closed a copy of the cartoon oil which the charge was based. The explanatory words 'which appeared at the bottom of the car toon were as follows : — 'The 'Commonwealth (Jovernnient i.s floating a further £i 0,000,000 for the War Chest. The prospectus calls up on investors to show a patriotic spirit ...... especially as no sacrifice -is en tailed. ..... the rate of interest be ing far higher than in normal times. ) ' 'Fat (in...
Current Comment. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
Current Comment 'Adiini-AJ'Ciiy,' li'jKli-r-wi'ilcr oh'.lhc Syil--.. \ : ncy '^un,' lias .'vidiMilly .sizi'd u]) tin* sodal valu.;- of pulHii-s an-l p-)!iti--ians. ''-'''-? 'AVrii inj»- the .oilier day.' in reply .1--. an . -: .;;- -V ?- -iiitnck by X:S.W 'Tj)(.]iiici:iiis,- he says/in - ?? :. part, ''Lot m-- 1e]|'.'yir. ' 'LaniJV -Mr. i'lisae];. '?? -.'. and ;Mr.jilHiliii;iM all abi.mi it. I was on .'' Ihe Melbourne -Ai-»-us. I joined il in 1WW, ? :and as my press work was th:iL_----r yrime.. -i reporter j speedily qunlifird'ior prnnio- ? '.._? , iion 1o the politieal work ot: the paper'' 'The ('n-operatur,'1 .oryfan of the Amal gamated Society of -UaiJway employees (?oiitaincU an article .from one Knvauagh, '..' - an aspiring politician, on \\w ad-vantages r oi' political action. 'Our present form of Government/' ?says this owuid-be saviour of: ours, '''?will no --?'.-'_': doubt remain inexistenee during our life ''-pi-'-v .-.--'- - iiViie, and we shall have to capture it and/ ......
BOOK OF POEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
BOOK OF POEMS. It is the intention of the Press Com mittee to print a booklet of revolutionary poems within the next few weeks. Most of the poems that have appeared since the inception of 'Direct Action.' will be included. The contents will include: — 'Man With the Hoe,' 'The Dishwasher,' 'Evolu- tion,' 'The Cry of Toil,' 'Born For What?' 'Might is Right,' 'Mask of Anarchy, ' ' The Way of Kings, Crowned and Uncrowned,' etc. In all probability the booklet will run to 48 pages, and sell at 6d. per copy, with the usual reduction for quantities. Orders will be booked right away. Briefly, the reason for unemployment Is that there are not enough jobs to go around. What about a shorter work-day . and slowing down?
OUTCLASSED. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
OUTCLASSED. The devil sat by the lake of fire, on a pile of sulphur kegs; His head was bowed upon his chest, his tail between his legs. A look of shame was on his face, the sparks dripped from his eyes — He had sent his resignation to the throne, up in the skies. 'I'm down and out!' the Devil said — he said it with a sob, 'There are others that outclass me. and I want to quit rav job; Hell isn't in it with the land that lies along the Rhine; I'm a has-been, old and rusty, and therefore I resign. 'One ammunition maker, with his blood shot and shell, knows more about damnation than all the imps of Hell. Give my job to Kaiser William, or to the Russian Czar, Asquith, or J. P. Morgan, or some such man of war.' —'The Rip Saw,' U.S.
AN ILLUSTRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
AN ILLLUSTRATION. The value of direct action was recently de monstrated by an incident which occurred at the Mascot Sewerage Works. The represen tative of the Water and Sewerage Employees' Union on the job — who, by the way, appears to be one of those refreshing exceptions to the average type of trade union official — was disrated from a position the wage in which was 12s. 4d. per day, to one where the pre vailing wage was only 10s. Complaints were made by the 'rep's.' work mates, but after eight days of 'constitutional' action matters did not seem to improve. For tunately, in most jobs of this kind, nowa days. there is to be found a percentage of slaves whose respect for red-tapeism and con stitutional methods is most glaringly 'awful' and 'immoral.' When the limit of patience was reached picks and shovels were given an unusual and unaccustomed rest; a meeting was held, un mistakably proletarian in appearance, langu age and its demeanour towards Authority, and after a few plain wor...
'Scraps of Paper.' [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
[?] C, Bernard, of New Zealand, writes under date 22/3/'16: — As international treaties, agreements, etc., are now so much in the forefront of public attention, i should like to bring to the at tention of your numerous readers an inoi.'.eiv.. ;ro:u tlie pases; of British-Indian history. The Indian patriot. Professor Sriniva.-; R. Wajfl, writing in the 'New York Times.' 2/12/ la, on the suojeet, controverts the diplo matic statement that there had been \ treaty by which the Nizam of Hyderabad r.ckuow iedgod the suzerainty oi! England. The real treaty, which is still in existence, starts with the preamble that it is a tieaty between two allies, to wit. Great Britain, re presented by the Kast India Company, un-.l the Nizam, the Sovereign Ruler of Hydera bad. When Sir Saiar Jung, the famous Prime Minister of Hyderabad, who gave invaluable help to Great Britain at the time of ihe mutiny, referred to the 'treaty of alliance.' and remonstrated against Great lirltain's claiming suzerainty, ...
Capital Issues "BUSINESS"—NOT SAEOTAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
F* JB HI I ^aPIlal ISSUCS «... . . - 'BUSINESS''-— MOT 3AEOTAGE. Commenting on ibe Federal Government's intention to assume some form of control over issue* cf capital. Sydney 'Herald' of April 1 says in part: — 'How have capital issues l:o::n made? The usual procedure );'?: been i--}fi. An existing c^rnnah:. liar fceen carrying on business for !-lt.!o yearr. with profit to it:* .???harehoiders. tf.-d with iv.ovo or lof-r, ;ulvf-nl:ipc- to the pub lic. It is alwavs claimed that the public bene I':1:- 'v lie re it paironiser, a concern, and so en u'.: le.:; if. to make a profit : hut tb.is is a fallacy, as we sha.il later on proceed vo show. Well. I:;!:-', concern nndin;: that it has bee', doing well, iir.ii, believing thai it could tin b^ri-. ?; if only it could increase us Turnover, «'!e?id---.- to a*k for mere capital t-- .enable iliis to be (i^nf. . . . II1 a f.;i/;?eieiHiy t..i'ln\21 -i-ase oa:i be pr of erne.! tc- the investor, the capita' sub scribed, ami the '''lir/it) affair...
On the Yarra KHAKI HUNNISM AND FREE SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
On the Yarra KHAKI HUNNISM AND FEEE SPEECH. On Sunday,. 2Ot3i. ult., the Women's Peace Army -was to have held a -demonstration upon the Yarra Bank. The No-Conscription Fellowship had the previous week held n lai'w ;md successful meet :in g, with a sympathetic civilian audi ence oi' many; thousands .-present. For two hour.s they (assisted.; by mounted troopers) resisted the incessant attacks of several hundred scab-led khaki hoodlums. Uiey came again on the 2-)th to break up the Women's meeting. There v-?v only a. handful of- police present, who were patently afraid of the nfob in uniform, and made no effort to protect Hie speak ers. Miss (ioldsfein attempted to opi-n the meeting, and a prompt a1 tempi was made by these 'guardians of women' to throw -her over, platform and all; while their Janguage would have shamed a shearing shed. One of their 'leaders, a notorious English black-leg, who used to beg for beer-money in Bourke-street prior to his enlistment, and who lias one of the bl...
SYDNEY LOCAL. Meetings, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
I w ** ? ** x* v ^* ** *» ** ^r v -~ I SYDNEY LOCAL. Meetings, &c. Street Propaganda at Bathurst and Liverpool Streets every Friday and Sat urday Evenings, at 8 p.m.; also Sunday Evening, at 7. Meetings in Hall : Sunday, 8 p.m.— Propaganda. Wednesday, 8 p.m.— Economic Glass. Thursday, 8 p.m.— Business Meeting. Saturday Evening. — Speakers' Glass. Also Public Meeting every Sunday Af ternoon in the Domain.
BROKEN HILL LOCAL. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
BROKEN HILL LOCAL. I The above Local wishes it to be an- B nounccd through 'Direct Action,' that ? there is room for one or two good 'soap- H boxers' at the Hill. Jobs are plentiful, B and I.W.W. propaganda at the present ? time can. be sent ahead by a couple of fl efficient speakers. I * * * * fl Fight for 'your' country if you 'wisb, I but what about owning your job. I
OILY HOYLE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
OILY H0YLE. fl Speaking to a deputation from the Iron-Workers Assistants, Hoyle, Minister j for Railways, said the other day that he j did not consider, nine shillings a day an j adequate wage for a man to rear a family j on. Yet Hoyle is the official head of a 1 department in which there are thousands j oi! worke?'s .'working under this wage. He j promised the deputation that he would I confer with the Cabinet regarding their 1 representatives, thouffli the matter was 1 really one for the Commissioner for Rail- 1 ways, which was very gracious of Hoyle, \ considering his past receptions of Railway \ and Tramway deputations. But,' stay; ? we believe there arc State Elections on ; the horizon. It is wonderful how labor % politicians manifest anxiety over the -\ workers' 'living' wage when their own 1 billets are endangered. It is up to the | sweated workers in those departments j which Hoyle controls to take the tip and* .] Mart an aggressive agitation for better \ conditions all roun...
"AND SO IT CAME ABOUT." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
'AND SO IT CAME ABOUT.' 'Slave Fifty' has- an inspiration: With blood bespattered wings the Angel of Peace flew from the plains of Europe and sought the presence of the Son of God, saying bitterly : 'Oh ! my master, we have failed, we have failed. I expounded the teachings of ihe rulers on earth and they scoffed at me. 1 told them of thy gentle notions- and they heed ed me not ; I reviled and rebuked them in the high places of thy church and, scourging me, they drove me forth; T preached with el oquence in the highways of the people and the fields of Europe ran with blood. Oh ! my mas ter, there is no place for us on earth.' And the frentle Redeemer waxed exceeding ly wrath; and his wrath was a just wrath. And he caused the Prince of Rebels to be broug-ht, and spake to him, saying-. 'Go, thou son of rebellion, even unto the uttermost parts of the earth, and imbue the people with the spirit of revolt; for thy lawless doctrines may be of more avail than my gentle teaching's.' And the ...
Strikes in Spain [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
Strikes in Spain News comes from Barcelona that there are numerous strikes now going on in Spain. Workers of nearly every description are striking or threatening to strike. There is a possibility of its becoming a general strike. Great parades _ are taking place daily: and large mass meetings are: being held in open places and halls. A big anarchist meeting lias been held at which many speakers -were heard.' One speaker declared that it.Avas necessary for the workers to be prepared, so that if the Spanish Government decided to join the European war, the workers could oppose it with a revolution. The strike practically started at Ileus, near Barcelona. The 'Albauies,' who are brick layers, masons and associates, were the leaders. They demanded an increase in wages and improved conditions. There were soon 5,000 of them on strike, to which num ber there are daily additions. Almost at once other labor unions joined them. The employ ers refused their demands, but said that they sympathis...
The Class War. THE BASIS OF INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
The -3ass fe the basis of industrial un : ionism. A member of society without property, uiid withoiit technical skill that requires a period of apprenticeship, is compelled to offer his services at those jobs winch any-- ordinary individual with the aver age amount uf intelligence is equal to, and /along with thousands of others in the Htutw ? circumstimees designated as the ']jrolei^riat,' form a class. The experiences arising from a life, oi such a nature give, us ideals and morals toialiy differeiit -from any other section of society, and we seek to 'exin-ess them iii such a manner, free from all property owning- notions that, can only be termed (?evolutionary. For so soon as we com bine and lake action, on our own behalf, we clash: with the conceptions of property and all laws pertaining thereto. ; lieni, pro iii and ??interest' are unstable'- with .a com bination of 'individuals who' have no pvo perty; for. -what else would be their pur pose, b'ui to take unto themselves that w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
FREMANTLE ACTIVITIES. Hall, 35 Phillamore Street. Wednesday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Lecture. night. Friday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Ecouomic Class. Saturday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Business Meet ing, Sunday Afternoon, 3 p.m., Esplanade. Perth: Propaganda. Local 5 has now a 'library of up-to-date revolutionary economic working class literature at the Hall, and all rebels after some mental dynamite are invited to blow in and help swell the ranks of the rebel army.
ANNUAL CONCERT. SYDNEY, I.W.W. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 8 April 1916
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