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Sydney Propaganda. THE BARKER CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
Sydney Propaganda. THE BARKER CASE. Weather somewhat interfered v:ith the success of the Domain meeting on Sunday last, but the evening meeting in the hall was up to its usual standard. The speaker fur the evening was Mr. J. M. Scott, whoso ad dress on finance, though ably delivered, camo in for some caustic criticism when discussion was called for. Mr. Scott asserted his wil lingness to take the affirmative in a debate on 'the proposition 'That the Present Sys tem of Banking is the Cause of Poverty.' Thn r-Vi!illpii.ip was accented, and the de bate will eventuate in a. week or two as soon as the Local gets fixed up in its new hall. The Barker case is the great topic of dis cussion in militant, labor circles, and if one may juds^e from the remarks heard on every fide, there i& a day of reckoning ahead for (be Labor politicians. Labor organisations have been circularised throughout Australia, a. full and truthful account of the facts in connection with the prosecution has bee...
REPLY TO RESOLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
REPLY TO RESOLUTION. The following reply has been received by the Secretary of the Anti-Conscription League, from the Minister of Defence, in reply to a recent resolution passed by that League : — 'Department of Defence, 'Melbourne, April 4th, 1916. 'Dear Sir, — 'I am directed to acknowledge the re ceipt of your letter of 30th March, address ed to Senator Pearce, conveying to him a re Q,-.iiit.imi naspi) bv vour league on 29th March, and to inform you that the terms of the resolution have been noted. 'Yours faithfully, '(?) WING SING, 'Acting Secretary. 'Mr. R. Webster, Hon. Sec. Anti -Conscrip- tion League of Australia, Trades Hall, Sydney. ' '
Broken Hill News [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
Broken Hill News ? - ♦ Things are looking good for ilu: O.Ij.U. i;i Broken Hill. The need for Industrial Union ism hay Leon brought home very fuivibly by recent events to many slaves here, with i)w result that many who have hitherto trusted to the age-old methods and tactics of crali unionism are joining the. only union whieii has any method of bringing about, that most, vital necessity to working-class emancipa tion — class solidarity. Propaganda incfiing-s were held here on Friday and Sun day inght.i last, with the result that 'Direct- Action7 ' w.-i ?. sTilri nut. and manv namnhl-.-is dis-nosc! of- (V- returning from the propaganda meeting on Friday night We found that a meeting of the 'Cold Tea Brigade' was in progress opposite I.W.W. rooms. The speak er was vainly endeavouring to make himself heard above the heckling of a large crowd, which was evidently not enamoured with his ideas and objects. After praiseworthy efforts to gain a hearing the meeting was closed. Fellow-workers...
On the Clyde. SCOTTISH WORKERS DEMAND THE MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIES. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
On the Clyde. SCOTTISH WORKERS iiSMAIJD 'Ilia MANAGEMENT. OF IttDUSTKIES. The following article hy William E. Bohn in the. March issue of' the ' Interna tional Socialist: Review,' is interesting in the. light- of.- the more recent irouMc on the Clyde: On January 1 the l.lasgow Forward was .suppressed. ..This Jiu-asure. was taken be cause the Forward told the truth about what Scotcii workers said to Lloyd Ueorge on Christinas clay. This story is one ol' - the big dramatic stories oi tiie struggle between1 capital and labor. It proves that the -workers of Glasgow have clear heads and strong -hearts.-' j wish the workers all over the world could read it as it is told in the Forward. A big evening- meeting oi (.dasgow un ionists, had been arranged J'or Lloyd (.ieorge. Jie was to explain why, under the provisions of the Munitions Bill, it is proposed to 'dilute' skilled labor with unskilled labor at reduced pay. At the last moment the government officials got scared ami postponed the mee...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
BROKEN HILL ACTIVITIES. Rooms, Palace Buildings, Sulphide - Street. Wednesday, Evening, at 7.30 p.m. — Edu- ? cation al Class. Alternate Sundays, at 3 p.m. — Business Meeting. Alternate Sundays, at 3 p.m. — Economic Class. Sunday, at 7.30 p.m.— Outdoor Propa ganda Meeting, near Post Office, in Argent-street. Good Library. Also good collection of Literature for sale. All live rebels welcome. - E. J. KIELY, Secretary, Local No. 3, I.W.W. NOTICE. All communications regarding: literature not controlled by the Press Committee should be addressed to the Literature Committee, Boy OS, Hnymarket P.O., N.S.W.
A Song of Revolt. Air: Scots Wha Hac. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
A Song of Revolt. BY WILFRID GR1BBLE. Air: Scots Wha Ilae. Workers, rise -in ev'ry land, .Clearly think and firmly stand, Snap wiigo slav'ry's galling band, ('ease to bow the knee. in yourselves ibe power lies, In your manhood's pride, arise! Strike, by every hope ye prize! Would ye not be free? Long ye've borne sore toil and pain For king and master; worn their chain, n----imiiiii' dv'i'v lirme wji.k vain Koi- a nobler fate. I 'Tis to you we call to-day, I 'Ming those galling chains away. ? if ve only will ye may, I ' Will ;e longer wait?' I Naught Hiere is your power to stay, I The -'.vt-ykl is vovivk whene'er yo s;vv, I Kven should it be to-day — I Make the world your own. I As a class you must, unite, Workers' power, is workers' right. Workers ''hope is workers' might. That, and that alone. By \ our parents' arduous lives, By your toiling, careworn wives, By each soul which bravely strives, Kiso! Be men! Be free! Sure the hope within your view, For your babes, your wives and you...
"Mob Rule" THE I.W.W. AND TRADE UNION OFFICIALS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
'Mob Rule' - ? !»? ? — ? ^ — : ; THE i'.W.W. AND TiiADE UjBJIOjsT OFFICIALS. Trade Union officialdom has pi late oiten demonstrated tliat it is. miles beiiiua Luc rank and nie of the worjang- class movement, in the desire lor progress, and its lear 01 losing its hold upon the workers tiirougn uus lac-K 01 ,-sympauiy is well uiustrateu oy an article in the .-' electrical Trades.'' joiiruaJ of March 28. Referring to the recent strike ol ooys ai liandwiek, it says in part: — 'Publicity settled tlie Rand wick strike. There was never any occasion' lor the boys to cease work; they had been promised, re dress of their grievance uet'oic they 'downed tools,' and evidently acted un der the inspiration ol the impossible LW.W, element, whose sole objective as to promote industrial trouble regardless, oi consequences. That the syndicalists nave a definite plan of campaign for capturing the Trade Onion movement is well known in official Labor circles, but they can duly liopo tor success in so xar...
I.W.W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
I.W.W. Preamble. ? « ? — -- . The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long- as hunger and want are found among millions of working people, and the few. who make up the employing' class have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organise as a class, take possession of the earth and the machinery of production, and abolish the wage system. We find that the centreing of the manage ment of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever-growing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of af fairs which allow one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby helping to defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the employing class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working-class have interests- in common with their em ployers. Thes...
The Chidley Case I.W.W. "PROFOUNDLY IGNORANT." HAS MR. BLACK "INSIDE" KNOWLEDGE? [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
The Chidiey Case I.W.W. 'PROFOUNDLY IGNORANT.' HAS MR. BLAOK 'INSIDE' KNOW LEDGE? A i'vw weiks iigo a motion of j)i iMe.--1 u.is passed i).\ the .\iildnrn I.W.W. agonist 1 in incarceration of CbJdley in an asylum by the Labor Government. The resolution Mas forwarded on to Hie Chief Secretary, Mr. Black, i'ruij) whom the following 'polite' reply has been received: — Nl-iW SUL'TU WALKS. CULLuF Sl'XJrtETAKY'S UFFK'iv SYDNEi', 2inh -\JAUC11, )lJi*-. Sir, With reference lo your letter of tin; 20th March addressed to the Atlornoy (.lenera] and .Minister of Justice, and by Jiijii I ransiuitied to (his ol'luv, conveying uie lenus oj. a resolution auopa'U ij.y me -UiJdura industrial \\ orkers of the \\'orl-l, proiesl ing iimiinsi ihe treaijiiejn of \V. J. Chid ley, 1 am directed lo inform you that Ihe Minister considers that the iic iion of the Industrial Workers of ilie World in carrying m resolution oil a sub ject of which they must be profoundly ignorant, is a piece of presumption which d...
"Enemy Activity" [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
'Enemy Activity9' ? 1 ? Sydney 'Herald,' of April (- lins its periodical weekly w;iil on the -|iies1ion of strikes. 'No sooner is one dispute settled than another, is reported, ;md strike fol io \ys strike with inonotojious re.uularity,' ii petulantly remarks. It suggests that Iliis S1a1e of affairs is due to enemy ac tivity in our midst. For once the 'Her- ald' is right. The workers' enemies wore never so active at their old game of plun der and. robbing as they are at. the pres ent moment . I i- M-nlriiL- mi nl^itnililiii'M I'll -vt W)lH WIM i t\ 11 Hid 11 * o oil (IJIV I 1HIM \ r ou^;^\ -n ivii i * i ihe effect that 1lie_ workers seize an oc casion when 'the world is rocking' to enforce their demands. 'In either case.' it adds, 'Ihe enemy scores.' Night again; the enemy does score; for the boss can defeat those sectional strikes (hat have been, and are now, taking place in Sydney with the same facility as the (fermans annihilated Belgium. it. may be asked then, why 1 lie 'ller- a...
Sabotage & Morality. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
Sabotage & Morality. iJieie lids, been a lot said about sabotage ems' innnoial iUeie die uo sides to sabotage— the sciou and unscientific. The employers cry out about its being munoial, as a ib uuscien 11, „ 10 lite bduotayo j gainst tncin. The ay 10MI UlL, L W W ^ tildL tlLLlt IS, 110 Ull mwdl 01 uufcaenulic side lo the uoe ol &db 'xho woikeib m a woikbhop will pioduce 1 uuls and in .umJiei will pioduce Llolhiiij ,., Km. I, ijsls ihe uiateiial may be ot uiliiu f udliU 'ihe \\oikci in botli cat,e3 is ion. elled to place mieiioi mateiial 111, uetiiibe he iia- not the owneibiup oi the madiiueiy ol mateiial. Whdt's the lesult* Meiely tiut uheu LommuLhtKS die placed 111 exuiang^ tLe- aie bdboiagmg each othei Accoidnig to the employei, iJiis, is scientific babouge, and it, is peilecLly moial foi him But just kok at it diiothei wa- The woikei- pio tiiice commodities— good and inferior— 111 n.iAiU Who eel* the good and who gets the. uiienoi ' We l'now that the voikei tan o....
SPECIAL OFFER. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
SPECIAL OFFER. All subscribers sending along an annual subscription of four shillings to 'Direct Ac tion' before the end of May will receive gra tis a copy of the new book of 'Poems of the Revolution,' which is just off the Press. If you want to get a copy gratis get your mate to take an annual sub., and the book will be forwarded herewith. Anyone desiring the book on other terms can have it sent for 6d. to any address iu Australia or New Zealand. The book is of 43 pages, and contains about 35 of the best poems, most of which have appeared at vari ous times In the columns of 'Direct Ac tion.' The wholesale rates are 4s per dozen posted.
Asitticklethmyfancy. TABLET V. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
Asitticklethmyfancv. TABLET V. BY 'A.JAX.' There are many 'lend kindly lighters' who l each and profess to believe ihni in dustrial disputes can be settled by appeals to some constituted authorily which is presumed io be the immaculate incarna tion *-f .justice. As -Jiisiic;1: is nonexist i-ir,. or at Lest in only an ;.bsira.ct id--;i, and the individuals const Mining the tri bunal must perforce be biased in their opinions, such an assembly becomes a l»s\f.holovieal absiirdiiy. Economically, under competitive commercialism the iiiosi uMi-eruiuilous sweater sets the pace, in like manner Hie most virile com.bina tion of wiii-k-Ms oblain.s the best condi tions of labour. Historical!;* , capital a-ul Isihour are locked in a life and de.-itli class struggle in which, so-called stan dards of justice play no p;:rt. As capitalism de\olops the exploitation .)!' children incivjiMr.. It is a ghaf-liy re ilivijon D' our boasied civilisation that de spile our vasi machines of production and - ;'...
FREMANTLE ACTIVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
FREM ANTLE ACTIVITIES. Hall 35 PMllamore Street. ? Wednesday, 8 p.m., at HaU: Lecture ? Friday^ 8 p.m., at Hall: Economic Class. I Saturday, 8 p,m., at Hall: Business Meet- ? Sunder Afternoon, 3 p.m., Espial. I Perth: Propaganda. +/,jfltp I Local 5 has now a Ubrary of ?P-t0^ J revolutionary economic working ^ ? literature at the Hall, and all re^eJsnE I some mental dynamite are invited to wo | hi and help swell the ranks of the rebel m army. . ; '''?' I
JUDAS LIBELLED. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
JUDAS LIBELLED. To the Editor. In A ,eceni issue of 'Duect Action you compaie W M Hughes to an old fiend ot mine, Judas Iscanot I feel impelled to defend my Jewish friend from such piggery. Judas Iscariot is one of the greatest men Ave have in history. When he found lie had ; betrayed his friends he went- and hanged himself Do you think any worn from tne ooze and slime of the political swamp cap able of such sublime action!? .Let. such men as-Iscariot rest; don't let us drag their mem ory blown into the slime with these politicians. ? —SLAVE 431.
MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
MELBOURNE ACTIVITIES. Local No. 8, 243 William Street. m ?Monday, 8 p.m.— Business Meeting- H Thursday, 8 p.m.-Educational Class « Working Class Economics.— i- iU ? Instructor. -MToM'ms, ^B Friday, 8.30 P^-P^^tS^S-* Brunswick, corner Sydney Boaa..a « Victoria Street. yarra S Sunday.—Propaganaa Meeting, ? The ?oSn-s are open to aU workers^ ? all the 'disobedient ones. H Printed and Published by ^ ^ | 330 Castlereagh-street ^r^ of the ? half of The Industrial Workers ? World. ?
More Disloyalists. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 April 1916
More Disloyalists. Thc-. O'Connoi writes:— As Tom B;;r ker has been again jailed for an alleged of fence against the War Precautions Ac;., in stating what everybody knows to be a fact., &nbsp; that the captalists are making huge profits out of the European war, might, I draw the attention of the military authorities to the following letter, signed by those good stay at-home patriots, and war armament inves tors, several fat, well-paid ' churchmen, and published in the 'Argus' of March.. 31st, 191(3: — 'The following letter, signed by the- An glican Archbishop of Melbourne and bishops in the diocese of Bendigo, Wangaratta, and Gippsland, lias been sent- to the clergy: — 'We desire to make known to you our views upon the question of enlistment in the army so far as it refers to the position of the clergy and the. students in divinity who are preparing for holy orders. In our judgment, the clergy should not enlisi in the ranks of the army, because they arc urgently needed in th...
THE HUMAN ANIMAL. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 22 April 1916
Ttfi. HUMAN ANIMAL Bv R WBP's'lER '! lm human aiunii] ] ' bioV^u 1 pbon omoiun Ll is mainK c-n m\oi o'i- i( lias the .uUdnt.ii,t' ui '-nceili uvei i]ic s(J called lov ei forms of lue; it can produce its economic wants in abundance, and then walk around starving. The human animal is the only animal that will starve iu the midst of plenty. It will dress its own species in gaudy finery, address them in high-flown language, cringe, crav.-I, and lickspittle to them, sweat o»iirl ? Un lmni» in Ir-rtrti^ ^-ii rt i^^ ill iri litAACp .. nnel HiIIU IJIUI'JVJV \.\J l\-\Z\T iJ Liit I J J ill -IVi 1 l±ViCC!3 *J.11VI luxury, and will tolerate insults from the parasitical human animal. The human ani mal is the only ariinal that Subjects -itself to its own s))^cie5. It. v ill slobber tamely to its kind for the right to live, will toil and' moil to produce abundance, will tolerate a bare existence, pile warehouses to the roof ^nth the good things of life, aud hand those piG ' ducts over to a few for...