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I.W.W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 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 or production, ana auuuan mt 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. These conditions can ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Australian Kaisers [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 April 1916

Australian Kaisers — . — 9 .. Many years ago P. II. Sh«?lley, in one -j! his soul-stirring poems, says : — 'What is freedom? Ye can tell That which slavery is too well, For the very name has grown To an echo of your own.' After travelling down through all the long years since Shelley penned his inspiring verse we come to what we now call Aus tralian democracy: we see a Labor i'urty in power, an umbrella repairer as Priim? ilin ister, and a toiler from (he mines as iJigii Commissioner in London. One would think by tho p.isi reputation ?j( the men now looking after the destiny r/i Australia that everything would Ik rosy and bright. But. what a difference! In stead oi showing themselves as the mouth piece of democracy and liberty, the Labor Ministers have proved themselves to b?. the advocates of oppression. Despite tho fact, tiip.l the Labor Party now holds tho reins of power in Australia, and have amongst :',.- leaders men who were one lime socialist agiuiiors and Miti-ini'itansts we...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A Mew Social Order. "IN OUR TIME." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 April 1916

A Mew Social Order. 'IN OUR TIME.' By A. MACK. I.t is claimed to bo tbe historic mission r.f Labor to overthrow capitalism and emanci pate itself from the misery and degradation u! ils coils bv building up a social system aiu'iein the industrious many will noi be vxnloited by uie idle, useless few. The eapi -:.lio. ff.vm of rncietv can cnlv last a certain iii!i(?: sooner or later it must- come to 'in ;u(i : this is recognised by even middle-class ei-.-moniisTs, liiunsii they love to ?l:?liove the end is not a near on-.' ; at any rate, they propagate the idea that., it lias still a long whilo to live, yet they may pretend to i;p lic-vo tii.is in order lc hccdwink the hosts ;f toil, and develoj- in them an apathy and ;: disinclination to prepare for the 'Fall of the System.' If {'hat be their purpose, they would ap ]?;;??:?!? li- have achieved their object, for while tho army of labor recognises the inevitable decay and death of capitalism, they have (]i' 'opinion mat the time is cent...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
May Day and the War [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 April 1916

May Day and the War The ruling class al all times, ami .?specially in war times, is- tyrannical, unscrupulous and bloodthirsty. It lias no control, however, over the thoughts vhich are uppermost in 1he minds ot. the militani working class throughout the v.-orld every succeeding May Day ; and in spite of 'war and other devilish exped ients for preventing the solidarity and or ganisation of the workers on internation al lines, those thoughts will one day be iranslated into action. _ . This is 1he revolutionist 's hope and de sire. For this alone he lives and works. For this he braves persecution and the gaol; and as May Day comes round it is .?ver chosen by him as the occasion in company with kindred spirits, to renew his fealty to the cause of working class emancipation. While in some respects May Day, 191G, may be said to look anything but prom ising for the extension of the ideas and education essential to the achievement of our goal, from another point of view, the war may yet pro...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 April 1916

DIRECT ACTION WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORGAN of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration) Office: 330 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Glynn. Manager: J.B. King. Subscriptions : 4/ per year ; New Zealand, 6/ per year; Foreign, 8/ per year. HEADQUARTERS, I.W.W. (Australia): 330 CASTLEREAGH-ST., SYDNEY, GENERAL HEADQUARTERS : 164 W. Washington-Street, Chicago, 111., U.S.A.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Asitticklethmyfancy TABLET VI. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 29 April 1916

Asitticklethmyfancy     TABLET VI. BY AJAX. "Put no trust in princes,' is a saying old   and true,       'Put no hope in Governments,' translat   eth it anew,   All 'Books of Law' and "Golden Rules' are fashioned to betray, "The Survival of the Strongest' is 'the gospel of to-day. — Ragner Redbeard. * * * * * * Lo and behold, there were rumours that a learned court scented political bribery anent public contracts, and the ignorant murmured exceedingly thereat. It was even whispered in the temples of fat that honorable ministers had behaved in a dishonorable manner, and a great scandal arose among the rabble in the city of Kidney. Lo and behold, the stench of Political Graft was exceedingly strong and even 'lead kindly lighters' in the house of slander were affected. Then the caucus took counsel together and de cided that base men had deceived the herd in order to out the governmen...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SUBSCRIPTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

SUBSCRIPTIONS. To week ending April 29th. 3t)10. — G. Barker 4s. H. Cohen 4s. G. Gates 2s. V. Haber ley 2?. \V. Hay ward 2s, G. E. Hird Is, W. Jones Is, Joseph Laverick 4s, .7. Lynn 4s, T. Laverick 2s. H. B. Ligge 2s, Linton Moore 2s, J. Kelson 4s, M. Sinison 4s, 8. Thornton 2s, .1. Wilson 2s. W. Wolteuholme 2s, \V. Muller 4s, T. Clarke 2s. J. Stonhain 2s. ]J. Torpein 4s. Jack Henderson (England) 5s, J. Patoka 4s. Press Fund. — H. Cohen -5s. ? ? ? * ? Industrial Unionism means enough of everything and not too much of anything, including work.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Grant in Brisbane. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

Grant in Brisbane. ? ? ? On the 25th, ult., Fellow-Worker Grant ad dressed the Industrial Council. Brisbane, in connection, with the prosecution of Tom Bar ker. The following is an account of the pro ceedings as reported in the Brisbane 'Daily Standard':— Mr. Donald Grant, delegate to the Sydney Trades aud Labor Council (Dock and Ship Painters' Union), on hehalf of the Barker De fence Committee, appealed to the council for every possible assistance in this matter. He reviewed the former prosecution case against liarker, which had been dismissed on technical grounds. Mr. Grant, said that the article, for which Barker had been sentenced to a year '3 imprisonment, was absolutely true, inasmuch as it stated that capitalists were making profits out of the suffering and blood of the nation. He quoted the Treasurer's appeal for subscrib ers to the war loan iu which Mr. Higgs referr ed to the loan as u 'gilt-edged, security,' that it required no self-sacriiicc on the part of inves tors, and...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE VICE OF MODERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

THE VICE OP MODERATION. I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there, not cause for severity? 1 will be harsh as Truth, and as uncompromising as Jus tice. O)i this subject I do not Avisb to think, or speak, or Avrite, Avith moderation. Xo! No! Tell a man Avhose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his Avife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into Avhich it has fallen — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the pre sent. 1 am in earnest — 1 will not equivo cate — 1 Avill not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — and I will be heard. The apathy of the people is enough to Avake every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the. dead. —WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"The Time to Strike" [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

'The Time to Strike' . ? * ? 'Now is the time to strike, when labor is scarce, ' said Premier Holuian last Aveek at the P.L.L. Conference. It is strange how even a clever politician like Hohnan blurts out the truth sometimes. It is true he Avas only pleading for his political exis tence, pointing out that strikes would be impossible in an over-stocked labor mar ket after the Avar, e^cJ therefore the neces sity of having arbitration 'sympathetic- ally administered' by a Labor Govcrn ment under Holman's guidance. Holnian did not say how 'sympathetic administration' of arbitration has bene fited the workers during a comparative shortage in the labor market, so it is diffi cult to see Avhere the advantages Avill ac crue when there are scores of thousands of unemployed. Not so long ago — just after the out break of war — Judge Heydon in his char acteristically 'sympathetic' style, laid doAvn the principle that Avhen there is a large amount of unemployment Avages should be reduced in orde...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Barker Case. FURTHER PROTESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

The Barker Case. FURTHER PROTESTS. Before this issue of 'Direct Action' reaches the hands of our subscribers. Barker's appeal will be decided in the courts. The case will be heard on Thursday, 41b inst. too late for tbe result to appear iu this issue. Good work has been doue in connection with the case by Fel low-Worker Grant, in Brisbane, and Fellow worker King in Melbourne. Many organisa lions in both cities have j'U&.seil strong resolu tions of protest, copies of which, however, have not reached us. We append a few of those ?which have conie to hand. Grant addressed the ! , Industrial Council in Brisbane last weeJT. A report of the proceedings appears on this page. The militants on the Council advocated a gen eral strike in the event of Barker being 'sent along.' This looks like business. Sooner or later the workers of Australia will be obliged to take drastic action to put an end. once and for all, to persecution of this kind. The Furniture Trades at Brisbane, the Bakers...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

V Our Growing Press i 'DIRECT ACTION.' ': English. Weekly, 4s. per year. Pub lished by the I.W.W., 330 Castlereagl? Strret, Sydney, W.S..W 'SOLIDARITY.' English. Weekly, 6s. 6d. per year. Pub- * lished by the I.W.W. Publishing Bureau, 112 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. 'A BERMUNKAS.' (The Wage Worker.) Hungarian. Semi-Monthly, 6s. 6d. per year. 350 East Slst St., New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 'ALL ARM.' j (The Alarm.) Swedish-Norwegian-Danish. Monthly. 4s. per year. 164 W. Washington St., . r Chicago, HI., US.A. 'SOLIDARNOSC. (Solidarity.) Polish. Weekly. 6s. 6d. per year. 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, 111., U.S.A. .,.,- 'DARBININKU BALSAS.' (The Voice of the Workers.) Lithunanian. Weekly, 6s. 6d. per year. 869 Hollins St., Blatimore, U.S.A. 'HET LIGHT.' Flemish. Monthly, 4s. per year. Fran co-Belgian Hall, 9 Mason St., LaAvrencc, ? « Mass., U.S.A. ' 'IL PROLETARIO.' ' (The Proletariat.) Italian. Weekly, 6s. 6d. per year. Gen. Del. Hanover Sta Boston, Mass., U.S.A. 'EL REBELDE....

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Sydney Propaganda [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

Sydney Propaganda The meeting in the Domain on Sunday last was up to its usual excellent standard, sales of literature, paper, and collection being highly satisfactory. The 'Johns in blue' once again .nade themselves prominent by taking the names of some members who were selling tick ets for the concert, and also of those who were selling literature. The object of this persecu tion is difficult to understand, seeing that over twelve months ago the I.W.W. established its right to sell literature in the Domain, when Mr. D. H. Hall. Minister of Justice, released some of our members who were gaoled for this ter rible 'crime,' and he even promised the I'.L.L. Conference, then bitting, that further prosecu tions would cease. Hall, at the time, was also supplied, at his own request, with samples of the literature being sold. It is to be hoped, by the way, that he learned something from the perusal thereof. In any case, nothing further was heard of the matter until the affair on Sunday last...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Kalgoorlie News. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

Kalgoorlie News. : ? « — ..'? : . ; Recently we had a visit from Broken 1 Hill strike delegates, and one Kerr, in com- I menting on his treatment whilst here, said, 1 'The Union secretary here had oueoye on I Parliament, two hands flapping flags, and I both feet on militant unionism.' I Kerr, though a stranger to me, - was' -the' J ouly bright spot on the horizon for some I considerable time, and if that is not the j truth, every letter of it, it has never been I wrote or spoken in this part of the world I Quite a few of us had noticed the ten- I dencies of the union officials, past and pre- 1 sent, but we could not hope for the amount I of publicity which was the result of Keir's 1 report. The Plutish Press, with it*, great- I love for Arbitration, Agreements, and Craft 1 Associations, was at its wifs end how best to' I kill the impression the truth might male©' ? '? on bony -skullsj.' and redoubled its energy iu I sliming the pets of capitalism. 1 The pets try to justify theselves...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Conscription. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

Conscription. J 'The working class and the employing j. . class have nothing in common,' is a max- ; iui that should be ever borne in mind by the former. It recurs with striking force to one's memory on reading the following resolu tion, passed by the New South Wales Chambers of Commerce in Sydney last week : — 'That this conference support the Ho bart Chamber of Commerce in urging upon the Minister for Defence the de- ? sirability, in the event of Government do- ; ciding to call out all eligible men in Aus- h tralia, to do so on the lines of the Lord [?-. Derby scheme, dividing the men into sec- ; tions to minimise as far as possible disor- .'? ganisation of industries.' The gentlemen of the Chambers of ! Commerce are highly patriotic, we see. ?So patriotic that they willingly favor con- ',. scription for the workers, BUT — it must be a scheme which will not 'disorganise, industry.' In other words, these potbel lied 'patriots' are quite eager to sacri fice the other fellow's life, ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

STICKERS. The Press Committee have plenty of I.W.W. Stickers on hand. They are in large type, smart, and to the point. Each Sticker has an imprint on it, in accord ance with the boss's law. We will send along 1,000 to any address in Australia for 2/9, 5000 for 12/, and 10,000 for £1/2/6. Please send cash with order. Orders will will be sent to New Zealand, provided 3d extra is enclosed per thousand for ad ditional postage. Address : Manager, Box 98, Haymarket, N.S.W. BROKEN HILL LOCAL. The above Local wishes it to be an nounced through 'Direct Action.' that there is room for one or two good 'soap- boxers' at the Hill. Jobs are plentiful, and I.W.W. propaganda at the present time can be sent ahead by a couple of efficient speakers.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

SYDNEY LOCAL. Meetings, &c. j Street Propaganda at Bathurst and j Liverpool Streets every Friday and Sat- j urday Evenings, at 8 p.m.; also Sunday j Evening, at 7. 1 Meetings |n Hall: j Sunday, 8 p.m.-— Propaganda. 1 Wednesday, 8 p.m.— Economic Class. 1 Thursday, 8 p,m.— Business Meeting. J Saturday Evening.— Speaker?' Class. 1 Also Public Meeting every Sunday Af- j ternoon in the Domain. 1 ? ? »' ? J Briefly, the reason for unemployment 1 is that there are not enough jobs to go I around. What, about a shorter work-day I and slowing down! 1 Printed and Published by Tom Barker, I 330 Castlereagh-street, Sydney, on be- I half of The Industrial Workers of the J World. 1

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

DIRECT ACTION (HP WEEKLY OFFICIAL OEGAN of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. ( Australian Administration ) Office : 330 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Glynn. Manager: J.B.King1. Subscriptions : 4/ per year ; New Zealand, 6/ per year; Foreign, 8/ per year. HEADQUARTERS, I.W.W. (Australia) : 330 CASTLEREAGH-ST., SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS: 164 W. Washington-Street, Chicago, III, U.S.A.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Awful Conditions IN COAL MINES, PENNSYLVANIA. I.W.W. ORGANISING. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

Awful Conditions IN COAL MINES, PENNSYLVANIA. I.W.W. ORGANISING. ? « ? BY ROBERT MINOR. Before starting for the anthracite coal fields to investigate and picture for the * 'Review' such conditions as might ac count for a threatened strike of tremen dous size, I east about New York City for a 'tip.' 'WHY, THEY HAVE PIANOS IN THEIR HOUSES!' exclaimed one 'weal- thy coal stockholder. They imagine that big- Avar profits are accruing and they greedily snatch for a part. They are making a good living and more; now they want money to blow in on luxuries.' In the outskirts of Scranton lies the little mining settlement of Underwood. Winning the confidence of a mine mule driver, 1 went to visit some miners under his guidance. The first home 1 entered was that of a Pole, living in a company house. 'Have you a piano?' I asked. He looked at me quizzically. 'This ain't no place to keep a piano,' lie said, pointing to the front door, where a split up the middle admitted both day light and whistlin...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
CONSCRIPTION. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

CONSCRIPTION. To the Editor. What 1 would like to know from you or from any of your readers is : Why do the British Government conscript the alleged free citizens of Britain when it owns 300,000,000 pure slaves in India The Britisher, generally pos sessing the Parliamentary franchise, is said to have an equivalent in social and legal rights; but the Hindoo, having no political rights whatever, is deemed to have no social or legal rights. It seems a strange thing to me that Bull should dragoon into the trenches people 1 who can constitutionally protest against con- I scripiiion ;\nd pass over those who cannot con- 1 stitutionally protest. '1 No doubt the conscription law of Britain will I be dodged effectively by the upper classes, like I every other unpleasant law, but in Britain even I a common worker is said to have legal rights, 1 because he has political rights. I Is it that the plutocracy, who really govern 1 Britain through the permanent public scr- I vants, want to get rid of...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
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