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Spurious Industrialism. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 6 May 1916

Spurious Industrialism. -\! Uii Wi'diicsil.-iy fvi.-uiii'' of ];i,si work ;i viili'.til' crnsuiv -U'.is j);tss-'c] on 1 Ik.1 IJ--1- i]i;m (.V'Wniin.'iii liy i li-- l'oliti(:;il L.-ilxir - 'oulVrmrc for Us l.-ixiiy in i!i»in»- .sonit1 ili'iMjr For t lit1 w ;i^''-s];ivcs of New Soulli W.-iI.-s. The ;ill.\m--l 'industrial' sr--- . I lion within 1 1n* p;ir1y, which was ivspon '? - sidle \~-\r tin1 n-solution, would s-'-mii 1o \. think tluil ii' souk- ui' its iiii'v-iiib-*rs ncou pii'd positions in ilir (Jowi nnii'iit, nuiitiM's wonJil li;)\'c hri'i) i!iflVrcii1 for tin1 \vorl\ w. This idr;i niny 1.x.' nriilly siiurei1*' -uid |i;ietly |ii'uiiip!c-! liy (Ik- ambitions ;t.spii* ;inls for P;s I'liiinu1! ? ! ;iry honors within ilu* j. ir;i-Io union mo\ I'lin-ni. bid, whairYfr 1hi.' moiivf, ninny ??'?.??s-*n,s conld !)?- idvon why llif workers c;in \\u\ Ix-uriit I'vm ii' the j ,? ;inii-Uo]in;inilrs' ;'i*il-i;ioii is acbiovi'il. * * ! n * oi- luo. ho\vc\ (?]?, will snflkv ]\-r Ihr ji jn-cst'ii...

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

I.W.W. Preamble. The working class and the employing clu^ I have nothing in common. There can be no 1 peace so long as hunger and want are found 1 among millions of working people, and the few j who make up the employing class have all | the good things of life. , j Between these two classes a struggle must j go on until the workers of the world organise 1 as a class, take possession of the earth and j the machinery of production, and abolish the j wage system. j 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...

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

The P.LL Conference The P.L.L. Conference now sitting in Syd ney has been the scene of some very animated discussions. At times it looked as if general riot was going to break loose amongst the dele gates present. Insinuations, personalities, in sults, and censure motions were flung around in lavish style, and things generally waxed hot and wrathful. At one Dart of the uroceedincs a couple of delegates went staggering out into the balcony locked in each others embrace. Owing to the efforts of the peace party the miniature war fare ended without any damage. At times the whole conference was in an uproar and the chairman could be seen standing on his hind legs clanging his bell and shouting for order. It' was good to see our political saviours ex pending a bit of energy for once. But why the cause of this wild behaviour? 'Was it for the working class? Oh, no! Their parliamen tary jobs were iu danger, and they were worth fighting for. On this occasion the Labor poli ticians proved them...

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

A Retrospect AND A GROWL. ? * ? C\W publish Ihe following article from, one of our subscribers, though of course ii is understood we do not agree with /?\eiy thing 1 herein. The appeal to the La bor Party to cease 'paltering with tho plutocratic minority,' for instance, would indicate that the writer still hopes for something from Parliamentary action. 'We don't. — Ed.) Twenty-five years of Labor in politics have gone ]-,-. ISarly efforts were spon taneous, enthusiastic, and seJi'-saeriticnig. The first elections after ihe Payment of y\ embers Act, resulting as they did in the return of 35 Labor representatives, stag gered Ihe old i/reetrade and Protection Brigades and at. the same time exceeded the most sanguine expectations of those who pui money and time into the contest. Lack oil organisation and of funds were manifest everywhere, but Iln* desire lo root tin- noses of the old-lime- political hogs out of the national feeding trough evolved a third party in the Slate. The Box-and-...

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

Warning to Shearers There seems to be a conspiracy of silejice be tween the capitalist press and 'the Labor papers of Sydney and Brisbane with regard^ to the strike at present in progress in Central Queens land and other districts. A member of the A.W.r. called at the office of 'Direct Action' on Wednesday last. He had a letter in his pos session, received from a member of the Strike Committee, pointing out that shearers were be ing engaged in Xew South Wales and elsewhere. and sent to the strike districts, totally unaware of the state of affairs until their arrival there. Our informant, stated that the ' Australian Worker' absolutely refused to print any of the facts which were contained in the letter, and his statement is feasible considering that this strike has now lasted for some weeks, and scarcely a word has appeared in the official organs of the A.W.U. in Sydney and Brisbane pertaining thereto. He further stated that although uiiiety-nine per cent, of those on strike, sheare...

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

I Spasms I By TOM BAKKER. I It may be quite a while before 1 devote any I nioiv of niy time to writing spasms, so I will I niiike it good and hot this time My case I ciiiuos oil' ou the 4th of May, and after that I iliiiu J presume that 1 will bo the guest of His ? Majesiy's Federal Labor Government at Long I Way JVtiitentiary. I don't reckon that it will I jiiitki' mi1 penitent, as they have already had two I trios and failed both times. Si'ii.-itor 1'earee is the gentleman who is re sponsible for my persecution. (Speaking at the l'.h.L'. Conference at the opening session. Mr. I'ciirc.' incidentally referred to the iiin»ei),se ]irolits that were being made out of the war, ami .stuted that the position ought to be met 1'v taxation. My crime is for stating the same facts us Mr. 1'earce. And yet 1'earce is re f-]um-ible for getting me twelve months, for rriiii-ising the same people an he did. Does Mr. JVarci1 want to monopolise the. speaking of the truth to himself? Or is there a diff...

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

Slave-Produce Kat! they are catcs for a lady's Up, ]}ich as the sweets that the wild bees sip; Mingled viands that nature hath pour'd From the plenteous stores of her flowing board, Bearing no trace of man's cruelty — save The red life-drops of his human slave. List thev. Lady! and turn aside, With a loathing heart, from the feast of pride; For, mix'd with the pleasant sweets it bears, Is the hidden curse of scalding tears, Wrung out from woman's bloodshot eye By the depth of her deadly agony. Look! they are robes from a foreign loom, Delicate, light, as the rose-leaf's bloom; Stainless and pure in their snowy tint As the drift unmark'd by a footstep's print. Surely such garments should fitting be For woman 's softness and purity. Yet fling them off from thy shrinking limb, For sighs have render 'd their brightness dim; And many a mother's shriek and groan, And many a daughter's burning moan. And many n sob of wild despair From woman's heart is lingering there. —Elizabeth M. Chandle...

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 HEADQUARTERS. All concerned are notified that the ad dress of the Sydney Local is now 403 Sus sex Street, Sydney. Correspondence, however, may still be addressed to Box 98, Haymarket. BROKEN HILL ACTIVITIES. Rooms, Palace Buildings, Sulphide Street. Wednesday Evening, at 7.30 p.m. — Edu- cational 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. K1ELY, Secretary, Local No. 3, I.W.W. The T.W.W.'s have but oue country — The World. « ? ? ? If your head were 'fuller your stomach would st.au d a better chance of not being empty. * * * * '. * What is a political platform? Answer is — What the prospective members use to fool the working class with.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

SYDNEY LOCAL. Meetings, &c. Street Propaganda at Bathurst and Liverpool Streets every Friday and Sat urday Evenings, at 3 p.m.; also Sunday Evening, at 7. Meetings in Hall: Sunday, 8 p.m.— Propaganda. Wednesday, 8 p.m. — Economic Class. Thursday, 8 p.m. — Business Meeting. Saturday Evening. — Speakers' Class. Also Public Meeting every Sunday Af. tsnmon in ti'c Domain. » « ? ? Iji'iclly, 1'ic j-onson for unemployment if; th.-ii thovc arc not enough jobs to po around. What about a shorter work-day and slowing down? FEEMANTLE ACTIVITIES. ? ?«. ? Hall, 35 Phillamorc Street. Wednesday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Lecture night. Friday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Economic Class. Saturday, S 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 sorae mental dynamite are invited to blow in and help swell tbe ranks of the rebel BROKEN HILL ACTIVITI...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Compulsion. THE CACKLE OF CONSCRIPTIONISTS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

Compulsion. THE CACKLE OP CONSCRIPTION ISTS. By Ajax. A hen that has just laid an egg creates far less fuss than the coterie of conscrip. tionists who are professedly concerned anent the nation's welfare. Presumably those who shriek for slaughter really re present the sweating fraternity. Apart from the personnel of the prominent eon scriptionists, which in itself is sufficient to (lanrn me cause, one hnds the minis ter for murder telling a deputation of conscriptioriists that 'it is doubtful if conscription would enable Australia to send more men to the front.' Further, even if conscription were in force, it would take nearly three years to estab lish the system, and doubtless the war ?will be decided long before 1919. Again, some military authorities are not favour able to the scheme; this is becoming more pronounced as people begin to re alise that this is a Avar of 'brains and machinery,' not;-' mere man-power, as conscriptionists infer. That even from a. conservative standpoint...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

Our Growing Press 'DIRECT ACTION.' English. Weekly, 4s. per year. Pub lished by the I.W.W., 330 CastlereagV Strret, Sydney, 'V.S..W 'SOLIDARITY.' English. Weekly, 6s. 6d. per year. Pub lished by the I.W.W. Publishing Bureau, 112 Hamilton Avenue, ClevelaJid, Ohio, U.&A. 'A BERMUNKAS.' (The Wage Worker.) Hungarian. Semi-Monthly, 6s. 6d. per year. 350 East 81st St., New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 'ALLARM.' (The Alarm.) Swedish-Norwegian-Danish. Monthly. 4s. per year. 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, 111., US. A. ' SOLID ARNOSC. (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. (5d. per year. 869 Hollins St., Blathnore, U.S.A. 'HET LIGHT.' Flemish. Monthly, 4s. per year. Fran co-Belgian Hall, 9 Mason St., Lawrence, Mass., U.S.A. 'IL PROLETARIO.' (The Proletariat.) Italian. Weekly, 6s. 6d. per year. Gen. Del. Hanover Sta Boston, Mass., U.S.A. 'ELREBELDE.' (The ttcbel.) Spr....

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Unionists and P.L.L. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

Unionists and P.LL Labor Governments are managers of capitalist business. Any other Labor Government would only do what the pre sent is doing. The workers must realise that the poli ticians are their enemies, and organise so as to ba able to fight the politicians. The Labor Conference which has just been sitting in Sydney disclosed the fact that there is a growing discontent among the industrial workers with the result of political action. Tbe. disr.nnt.rrii. it. is ti-uo, has taken the form of an attack on the Labor Government, demanding a more radical policy on the part of labor politicians. Very likely the result of the flutter in the political labor dove cots will simply be some sort of reorganisation of the political Labor Party. Possibly one politician Avill drop out. and another will go in; Ministries and executives will ho reconstructed either immediately or later. But the Party will remain the sa.ne. The industrial workers have noi ?yet discovered that it is not so much 1he...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
I.W.W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

LW.W. Preamble. _ ? 4 ? The working class and the employing clas? 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. RntivMii tli*--;p two rlasses- a strufiTirle 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 tbe 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...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ECHOES FROM THE WEST. Perth, Sunday, April 23rd. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

ECHOES FROM THE WEST. Perth, Sunday, Anril 23rd. Esplanade meeting a bumper. All other or ganisations being conspicuous by their ab sence. The I.W.W. meeting became the one centre of attraction and afforded a rich op portunity for propaganda. Organiser F. \V. Reeves spoke, with Mick Sawtell as chair man. The subject dealt with was 'The Road to Freedom,' and was clearly and fully treated to the satisfaction of the large audience. At the close of the address a variety of ques tions were submitted to the speaker, and re ceived answers in the main, satisfactory to the inquirers. Mr. Tom Butler, of the A.W.U., under cover of a question, endeavoured to resume negotia tions Jlor a public debate with .-P. W. Reeves. Some consideration had been given to such a proposal some time ago, but lapsed consequent en the absence of Mr. Butler from Perth. F. W. Reeves finally -stated than ia any de Late he would staud as the fully accredited representative of the I.W.W., and would nieet only an equall...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
News and Views. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

News and Views. '(lass arrogance, of whatever kind, breeds hate, civil Avar, revolutions; and these are things we do not want in tiii.s young country.' So says Sydney 'Her- ald' in a sub-leader on .May 0'. Is tht 'Herald' getting wise in its old age and warning its supporters of certain conse quences to follow'/ Xo, it is merely warning the. workers of Australia, who, the 'llorald' thinks, are making unrea sonable demands, that 'if a man h;!.s la bored the reward of his labor should not be. taken irom him and given to the idle. This is the first piece of humour — surch' not unconscious, either — which the writer has seen in 'Granny's' pagt f since he first clapped his peepers on it. Compulsion has been introduced in Great Britain. No physically fit indi vidual of military age, it appears, is ex empt unless — well, unless iie may be more u.seiia us a prunL-inakmg uiaeninv than at tiie fi-ont as a soldier. Thi.- Act ren ders employers liable to certain peiu:l ties foi- Having eligible...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Ex-soldiers' Future ACCORDING TO "COCKY." To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

The Ex-soldiers' Future ACCORDING TO 'COCKY.' ? 4 ? To the Editor. I read with considerable interest your valuable little paper, and especially your Mildura notes. hi April 15th issue, just to hand, Fellow-worker O'Connor has solved the problem of absorbing the returned maimed soldier to the loud satisfaction of the fruit grower. I see visions of a)] armless man, with two heavily loaded baskets dangling from two hooks, toil companicd b.y a legless man to pull the fruit. Well, we in Cowland are much con cerned about getting teat squeezers who will toil early and late for little or no wages. Our wail is loud in the land where cow sits enthroned, and our friends of the press council us to wait for the returned soldier, so we view with alarm Mildura coveting both the legless as well as the armless man. We have always taken great interest in the casualty list, as we were promised the legless as the slaves for Cowland. Toil ing in the gardens of Mildura under the scanty protection of the ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A Double-edged Criticism. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

A Double-edged I tf- Ira if! cam The follow;.:^ paragraph represents Melbourne 'Age's' views of- Georges Sorel 's excellent work, 'llcfioctions on Violence,' a work which, by the way, ought to need no better recommendation to working class renders lhan this self same capitalist organ's venom being spat' at it. However, the genius who compiled the pnj-.-ijri-aph nuist have had 'The -.Age' and publications of its kind in his Hi SliKL ft V \ v U Jlv J I VI Jl X tllJ-j^j tio ii jo ^LibJ^ioui of SorePs work, applied to 'The Age' itself and its capitalistic contemporaries, with a few minor alterations, could hardly he improved upon by Sorel him self. Here is the par' with a few minor al terations: — The mischievous nonsense preached to the ignorant under the guise of economic philosophy by those who live on the working man is well represented by ' ' The Age' (Melbourne: David Syme and Co.). a publication in English by the re actionary capitalist class. The publica tion is recommended as '...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
All In All. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

Ail In All When ail the night is horrible -with c.amour Of voiceless corses darker than the night, When light of tun there is not, neiiher star shine, Nor any beacon on the hill of Right, Shine, O thou Light cf Life, upon cur path, way, — Freedom, bo thou our light! Since all life's ways are- difficult and dreaiT, Ami fa Ice steps echo through eternity, Alic lucre is iiuugm lu jean uu us « --; juumtj ^ By paths not smooth as downward paths lUi would be, ?.!;!! We have- r.o other help — we need no tuber; , i^ Freedom, we lean on thee: '::H The slave's base murmur and the threat ef ;;- tyiants, 'U The voice of cowards who cringe and cry ':\,\ 'Ret: eat.' :' The wuir-ysr cf. the world, 'Come where power cfiiis thee!' $ The v-.-h'syer cf the flesh, 'Let life be / sweet.' ?* Silence all ihesc with thy divine, command- '| ing; 'I Guide tiicu thy children's fee?.? ';, For thee. for thee we bear the cross, the banner, For thee are all our battles fought and won; For thee was every prayer we...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE IRISH DRAMA. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

THE IRISH DRAMA. The announcement in the House of Commons of the shooting of Pearce, Clarke and McDonagh, the Irish rebel leaders, called forth the exclamation, 'Huns,' from Ginncll, a Nationalist M.P. Ginncll was right. Hunnism, and all that is commonly meant by that word, is not confined to Germany. j in; jnrv\&, vy tuv; nu,), umi wjiii \juiir nolly was one of tho, leaders of the re bellion would indicate that the revolt had something more than a mere politi cal significance. The appalling poverty to be found in the slums of Dublin and other cities and districts in Ireland is perhaps unequalled in any other part of our alleged civilised world. Connolly and Larkin. may be said to have, been the first to make any attempt to alleviate the condition of the workers of Ireland by organisation for their own protec tion. The Dublin strike of some three years ago, in some respects the most remark able in the history of industrial strug gles, was the first sign that workers of all c...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
I.W.W. PRESS. JEWISH PUBLICATION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 13 May 1916

I.W.W. PRESS. JEWISH PUBLICATOIN. M. Kurinsky, 222 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, writes that an I.W.W. paper called the 'Industrial Unionist' is being published in the Jewish language. All Jewish fellow workers who wish to subscribe1 should ad dress communications to Box 7, Station P.. Brooklyn, N.Y.. U.S.A. We understand the subscription fee is 6s. a year.

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