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International Notes. What Will Happen to Mexico. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
International Notes. What Will Happen to Mexico. President Poukihio Diaz intends to have Mexico under martial law. The clause of the Mexican Constitution which provides lor the suspension, in ease of lawless movements, of the personal guaran tee, is to be put into operation, says the des Dutches. Henceforth, death is to stalk redhanded, and anyone suspected of being friendly to, or supporting in any way, the insurrection arie.-\ will meet with the maximum penalty. They will shot. And still the ollicial Mexican representa tives abroad deny that there is any serious trouble in their country. The United States authorities, however, know better, and the speedy mussing, of troops on the frontier as well as the cruising nf the United States warships along the coasts of Mexico give cause for serious con sideration. What is going to happen to Mexico. If the revolutionaries proceed as they have been doing not much time can elapse before Mexico will be. entirely at their disposal. The .Govern...
THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION. — + Hahk, Hakk! a Hound like throbbing tides That break in awful thundor! A Giant o'er the mountain? .strides, ; And wakes the- world to wonder. Jlis robes are dyed with blood-red stains, As far lie flings his clanking chains. 100 long neia last thereunder, He rends his bonds asunder. Beware then, puny tyrant-lords, __ Who earth's broad lands encumber! No place is here for idle hordes, No room for useless lumber! For Labor bursts from noisome HelJ Of grinding toil to sound your knell ; Invincible in number, He rouses from his slumber. Stern Justice, from her ancient throne, Has bid this sleeper waken, And seize again upon his own, By crime and violence taken . Like sap that surges t'ward the light, He leaps from black inglorious night. Yea! he, the God-forsaken, The solid earth hath shaken. Unbar, ye everlasting gates! With privilege encrusted, Corrosive greed and cankerous hates Your solid bolts have rusted, Nor can the hosts of Mammoth stay The Victor on his...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
M. Soitt Bennett, the talented lecturer of the Auckland Branch of the New Zealand Socialist Party, was one of the earliest converts to Socialism in Victoria. Sat as ' Labor, member for BallaratWest in the Victorian State Parliament. Recognising the impossibility of a Socialist working within a non-Socialist party,' he allied himself with the Revolutionary Socialists, and for two years lectured with marked success for the International Socialist Party, Sydney. ' H. SCOTT BKN'NK/LT.
France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
Trance. The Socialists in the Chamber are bring ing in a Bill to abolish sub-letting agreements between landed proprietors and agricultural sub-contractors (known as general farmers) , and imposing a fine of l,2?0 to 2,000 francs for the first offence of this character, and 2,0U0 to o,000 mines tor subsequent onences. At the ceremony of the unveiling of a bust of Tolstoy, which took place at the Sorbonne last Sunday, Anatole France gave an admir able address, at the conclusion of which, alluding to Tolstoy as an enemy of war, he said : ' ' If we arereally pacific, let us be great and strong. I mean that national strength which is the result of good conditions of intel lectual and material'labor. The nations have always drawn all their strength from the peo ple. In modern and scientific democracies this force can lie increased a hundredfold. To morrow the nations which have acquired the greatest economic, intellectual and moral power those who by their industrial genius have realised...
Bohemia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
Bohemia. Two bye-elections for the Austrian Keichs rat took place on March S, in both of which Social-Democrats headed the poll . In Warns dort', Dr. Bruna Karpeles (Social-Democrat) polled 4,21o; Ungenham (United Bour geois Parties), M.74.S; and Yerzabek (Chris tian-Social Party), (.)l-0 votes. In Marti namtzer Anton Weber polled ?i,0i)3, the Agrarian Paulick 2, 740, and the candidate of the Christian-Social Party, Winter, 2,121 votes. (At the General Election the Social -Democrats only polled 2, loo votes.) Second ballots will be neces sary in both constituencies.
A BEAUTIFUL VISION. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
A BEAUTIFUL VISION. 1 see a world where thrones have crumbled '.'arid where kings are dust; the aristocracy of idleness has perished from the earth. I see a world without a slave, man 'at last is free; nature's forces have bv science been enslaved. Lightning and light, wind and wave, frost and fire, and all the secret subtle force of the earth arid air are the tireless toilers for the human race. I see a world at peace, adorned with every form of, art, with music's myriad voices thrilled, while lips are rich with words of love and truth; a world in which no exile sighs, no prison er mourns; a world where labour reaps its full reward, where work and worth go and in hand; where the poor girl trying to win bread with the needle, the needle that has been called 'The asp for the breast of the poor,' is not driven to des perate choice of crime or death, of suicide or shame. I see a world without the beggar's outstretched palm, the miser's heartless stony stare, the piteous wail of want, t...
THE GENIUS OF LIBERTY. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
THE GENIUS OF LIBERTY. 'It does not matter that the Creator has sown with stars the fields of ether and decked the earth with countless beauties for man's enjoyment. It does not matter that air and ocean teem with the wonders of innumerable forms of life to challenge man's admiration and investigation. It does not matter that nature spreads forth all her scenes of beauty and gladness and pours forth the melodies of her myriad tongued voices for man's delectation. If liberty is ostracized and exiled, man is a slave, and the world rolls in space and whirls around the sun a gilded prison, a doomed dungeon, and though painted in all the enchanting hues that infinite art could command, it must still stand forth a blotch amidst the shining spheres of the sidereal heavens, ;md those who cull ironi the vocabularies of nations, living or dead, their flashing phrases with which to apos trophize liberty, are engaged in perpetuat ing the most stujjendous delusion the ages have known. Strike dow...
The Socialist Federation of Australasia Principles and Policy. 1. Objective. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
The Socialist federation of Australasia Principles and Policy. 1. Objective. The .-.ocialisation of the means ol produc tion, distribution, and exchange. 2. Statement of Principles. The present form of Society rests on pri vate ownership of the land and the machinery (tools) of production. The owners of most of the land the maeh incrv of production constitute what is econo mically known as the capitalist class, uence the use of the term, ''The capitalist form of society.'' This form of ownership divides society in all countries into two distinct and opposing classes ? the capitalist class and the working class. The working class produces all the wealth that .sustains society, while it is held in com plete economic and industrial subjection to the capitalist class, which lives on the wealth pro duced by the working class. To enable the vorking class to wage the class war, it must be fully conscious of the wrongs inflicted upon the workers by the capitalist class: and it must organise...
EXCELSIOR. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
EXCELSIOR. [Foil Tin: LvrKiiNTiu.v.u. sjik'iai.st.] BY W.R.w. The town of Boom wsis growing fast, AVI ten into it the fates did cast, A man who bore, like loaded dice. The secret .sin. and sordid, vice — Excelsior! And all who dared to deal with him .Remarked that he was stern and grim, That as he went upon his way, He frequently was heard to say — Excelsior ! Mis practice was to win, and lend At interest; his proper end To gather much at little cost, And save himself what other* lost — Excelsior! lie worried not about his soul, But kept his eye upon the goal, Nor ever dreaded future wrath 'The gods,' lie said, 'give him that hath, -: Excelsior! He mined the men who crossed his track, He laid his burdens on their back ; Tu take them down he did delight, His motto was both day and night — Excelsior! He used religion as a cloak , And pious platitudes he spoke: The priests his weaknesses allowed, The congregation to him bowed — Excelsior! He weighed his virtue with hi.- gold, He vowed ...
JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
JUSTICE. Hk stood vhere in the courtroom Untaught, unwashed, unknown, Charged with the theft of something — He faced the world — alone. ? The eyes of the court wore on him; The 'charge ' was clearly read, ?loe Smith, you have been arrested For stealing a loaf of bread.' Me stood there all a-tremblo; lie could not write or read, ' Guilty or not, speak louder, What do you wish to plead?' lie cleared his throat with effort, .. . , Me coughed, then looked around, '.','.: But the words he wished to utter .' - ?; Could not as yet bo found. But hark! Back there in the courtroom, . His eyes allame with rage, 'Rose one, whose words, defiant, Will pass from age to age. ' ' Not guilty of theft, your honor,' Those were the words he said, ' I speak for the hungry prisoner; He did not steal that bread. 'He sowed the seed in the spring-time; Me threshed in the glaring sun; He put the grain on the freight cars, And stayed till the work was done. '' When work in the Hold was over, The prisoner drew ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
The May Day number of The In ternational Socialist is to-day pre sented to our readers. Its produc tion has entailed much additional labor on our staff, and a good deal of added expense as well. It is the desire of the Executive to enlarge the paper permanently to the size of this number, viz., eight pages. This can only be done when the money is available to do it. The money will be available as soon as we have the number of readers that a paper like ours should have. Will YOU help to make the enlargement possible by securing new advance subscriptions. May Day. Special Demonstration Sydney Domain, Sunday, April 30. An Army of Speakers (including Mrs. Monteliore and Mrs. Lynch). May Day. I.S.C. Hall, Monday, May 1, at 8. SPECIAL ADDRESSES BY Mrs. Dora B. Montefiore and Mrs. Lena Lynch. Concert and Social Program. Liedertafcl will render items. Members and friends specially invited.
Working-Class Politics. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 April 1911
Working-Class Politics. hv i-:r- ; kx k v. m;r.s. We live in the capitalist system, so called because it is dominated by the cap italist class. In this system the capital ists are the rulers and the workers the subjects. The capitalists are in a de cided minority and yet they rule because of the ignorance of the working class. oo long as me wurnci^ .nc 'iviutu, economically and politically,, they will re main in subjection, exploited of what they produce and treated with contempt by 'the parasites who live out of their labor. The economic unity of the workers must first be effected before there can be any progress toward emancipation. The interests of the millions of wage work ers are identical, regardless of national ity, creed or sex, and if they will only open their eyes to this simple, self-evident fact, the greatest obstacle will have been overcome and the day of victory will draw near. The primary need of the workers is industrial unity and by this I mean their organization in...
Italy. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 6 May 1911
Italy. The court at Ravenna has condemned i 112 Socialist women who forced their way :| into a Held to hinder blacklegs from working fe for interference with the freedom of labor. * The adults among them are condemned to I six months' and the others to five months' % imprisonment.
India. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 6 May 1911
India. : The Government has introduced a Bill , into the Legislative Council as a substitute i for the law against seditious meeting, which f- expires on March oh The new law will * permit the disussion of political matters in Kv public meetings provided this does not ore I ate excitement resulting in a breach of the I peace. It also, in a certain sense, limits the I powers which the local authorities, through it the former law-, ? were ? able to exercise : against seditious' meetings. The represen tative of the Government declared that there was still an organised revolutionary party, but that little was known of their plan of action.
International Notes. Germany. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 6 May 1911
I International Notes. Germany. The.. '.Social-Democrats in tlie Reichstag have given notice of the following motion: — ' In view of the fact that the French Chamber of Deputies and the British House of Commons have declared their willingness' to accept a limitation of armaments, the.. JlGlUUSUlg UCU1UC5 L-J leilUCSL till! HU^Hai Chancellor immediately to take steps to bring about an international understanding for a general limitation of armaments simul taneously with the abolition of the right of capture at sea.' Proceedings have begun in Berlin before tlie Court' of: Honor in the Chamber of Ad vocates against Dr. Karl Liebknecht, who is a member of the Bar, on the ground of a resolution which he introduced at the Party Congress at Magdeburg,' which is alleged to contain a libel against the Czar and the Prussian and Hessian Governments. The resolution denounced the Govern ments for sheltering, in the person of the Czar, the representative of a barbarous, lawless, and treasonable t...