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SELF-CONFESSED IMPOTENCY. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 March 1902
SELF-CONFESSED IM POTENCY. On Friday of lajt week, Premier See, of this State, received a depu tation of 'Labor representatives, both in and out of Parliament, wi h certain suggestions a* to the solu tion of the unemployed problem, which they say, is growing more serious every day.' Mr See bad his body-guard present to nieet this tremendous 'Labor' force — the one and only O'Sulliyan, Wise, t'erry, and 'expert.' Sfihev. They all aat in statesmanlike dignity, as beoarne their exalted positions, whilst the ' representatives of Labor ' pre sented their patent for ' polving ' the ' unemployed problem ' as fol lows : , Mr. A. Cameron, president of the Sydney Labor Council, addressed him self largely to the necessity of calling Parliament together soon. From re ports, it appeared to him rather un likely that the recess would be a short one, and all the time the unemployed ranks were being swollen by fresh arrivals. There were something like 4000 already registered ; he thought he would be...
PROPAGANDA. WAVERLEY. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 March 1902
PROPAGANDA. WAVERLEY. On Wednesday of last week the monthly meeting was held. There were two speakers and the audience was a large one. Two enthusiastic ultra-lingoes in theorowd provoked an expre-sion of opinion from a large majority of those present tbnt the said Jingoes were not only matting inemseives ridiculous, due that their conduct belied their pro fessed admiration for the freedom claimed to be given every individual under the flag The economic position of the workers in every country, it was pointed our, was similar, and in no country were the workers free — beyond being free to choose between starvation, or of working for the olass that exploited them of three fourths of the products of their labor. ' The oaowd recognised the truth of what the speakers asserted. Though the senseless interjections makes it hard on the speakers, yet this opposition has good results. Wherever ^ooialitts hold forth, there is a solid backing-up of the speakers' contention, aud a rebuff to thos...
Key Note. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 March 1902
Kev Note. We should not be living in darkness and dust, And dying like slaves in the night ; But, big with the might oi the on ward 'must,' We should battle for freedom and right. For our fathers are praying for pau nor'o Our mothers with death's kiBS are | white ; Our sons are the rich man's serf by day, And our daughters his slaves by night. ' Gerald Massby. THE PEOPLE The World for the World's Workers
MARTIN PLACE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 March 1902
MARTIN PLACE. Two speakers attended this ren dezvous on Sunday night. The subject dealt with;being a brief re same of the class struggle, and a short history of the Paris Com mune. The audience was a large one and showed appreciative in terest.
DOMAIN. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 March 1902
DOMAIN. Oq Snnday afternoon the usual large crowd assembled, and the chairman and speakers emphasised the position of the workers. It was shown that the workers them selves were responsible for existing conditions by supporting at the ballot box the class that oppresses them, and in that respect tbey not only imposed an injustice on them selves, but also on that section who are always protesting against the system that enslaves them.
The Socialist Press Assistance Fund. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 March 1902
The Socialist Press As* sistance Fund. N.R. 2s, Mrs. S.C.O. 6d, S.C.C. 2s, JM'D. Is 6d, R.D. Is, H.H. 2a 6d, J.H. 2s 6d, J.O.M. 2s, F.H. D. Is, Mrs. F.H.D. Is, H.K. 2s, J.S. 6d, T.M. 6d.
BATHURST-STREET. [Newspaper Article] — People — 22 March 1902
BATHURST-STRE ET. The usual meeting was held at corner on Sunday night last/ and the speakers were listened to by a large audience. If the crowd of working-class people were as ener getic in lining up with the So cialists and taking a hand in the work as they are attentive to the speakers, an alteration of present conditions would ensue.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
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PROPAGANDA. [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
PROPAGANDA. The meeting on Newtown Bridge on Wednesday night of had to be abandoned on account of unravorable weather. A most successful meeting was held at Leichhardt on Saturday night last, and was well attended, and much interest was sustained from start to finish. The Domain, Bathurst-street and Martin-place meetings were car ried out, and, as usual the speakers attracted large and interested audiences. The economic class held its weekly meeting on Sunday morn ing last, when the concluding chap ter of Gronlund's ' ^o-operative Commonwealth ' was read and discussed. The next meeting will be set apart for the discussion of the subject : Are morals as taught under the present system condu cive to tha best interest of the workers. Tee text book for the class meetings will be ' Wage labor and Capital,' by Karl Marx. Ever? member and sympathiser shonld attend the economic class. ?' A further decreas? in the Pope's income is announced. 1 he annual report for 1891 shows that the total a...
General Executive. [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
General Executive. The committee met on Friday of last week and again on Monday night last, there being a large amount of business to tran sact in addition to the usual busi ness in connection with The P f OPLE and press committee and other reports. The meeting on Monday being the end of the term, the new Executive will be called to gether at an early date after the Conference.
That Picnic "Orator." [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
That Picnic ' Orator.'1 At the Day Labor Picnic, a loud voiced, ignorant stonemason called ' Lemon,' acted in such a way to wards the ' Minister for Works ' as i to-ettcrstj.penal'8cicwita5isVop:the,toraa of his life. He delivered what one daily paper called an ' Oration ' — (capital 0, please) — all about him self, and nothing about day labor until the end or the 1 Uration. (Capital 0, please ; when you write about orators always use caps.) He dropped into poetry — beg par don. dopgerel — which de:cribed the loner-Rufferine and patient E. W. O'SullivaD, Minister for Works, as 'The King of Labor.' The Min ister repudiated the lpud-voiced sycophant and bis silly doggerel, and sheeted home some facts to the creatures who crawl to obtain jobs. . ?
Annual Picnic [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
Annual Picnic The first annual picnic of the Australian Socialist League will be held at Long Bay on Easter Monday. All members are re quested to attend and thus assist in making ita soooeas, A 'has will will leave Marx Hall, Castle reagh-street, at 9.80 sharp, and those members and friends who have notified their intention of journeying by this means should make a point of being there to time. Those intending to 'tram ' it should note time-table.
Equal Opportunity for All [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
Equal Opportunity for AH Some of (he building trade unions are almost rent in two over the question of day labor. One-half of the members, who are in the em ployment of the Government, are strongly in favor of a system of transference from one Government job to another ; or, in other words, they desire to be appointed oivil servants. The other half of the union demand 'equal opportunity for all,' when men are wanted by the Government on day-labor jobs These assert— and that truthfully — that this can only be got by a sys tem of rotation, every member get ting his turn. Rotation would kill ' stone-dead the dealers in religious, politico], sooial and Freemason in ? fluence. And would also, to some extent, get rid of the favoritism of the managers and foreman. The large section wanting to be'trans ferred from job to job are display ing but a unionistio ?spirit ; in faot, their aotion is worse than black lesrGrinsr. To rive the manacreru and foremen on Government jobs the full power to ...
Wateroo Branch. [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
Wateroo Branch. ? I This Branch held its nsual fort nightly meeting in' the Alexandria Town Hall, on Tnesday, March 18, Comrade Neill presiding. There was a fair roll np of members, and the principle transacted was the nomination of delegates ^to the Conference. Comrades H. E. Hol land and T. Batho. The secretarv read the monthlv financial report which was satis factory and duly adopted. It was resolved that the night for discussion be altered from the first Tuesday to tbe third Tuesday of each month. Members are requested to attend meeting at Alexandria Town Hall, on Tuesday evening, April 1. A. B. Pbood, Hon Sec.
NOTES & COMMENT [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
NOTES & COMMENTS When you go to the polling booth you go not to arbitrate, bnt to en force your will. * Vested rights cannot stand against natural human rightji.— - Lincoln. Human rights are always oonsti tutional. — Chakles Sumner. * A ' fool ' in revolt is infinitely wiser than a philosopher forging a learned apology for his chains.— Kossuth. ? The time is past for arbitration, this is |he period for revolution — a peaceful revolution at the Ballot Box — which will change the work ers' relationship to the land and tools of production, make them the collective owners, as they now are collectively the operators. We would then have a Co-operative Commonwealth. * Religion is something that reBta back upon and grows out of the economic conditions that make life itself possible : it is something that has found a different expression in every economic period of human history. ? In modern ..jndas^/ yfw. . ^etJteir'pSrli of direction' is done by paid man agers, superintendents, and...
MEETINGS. MARX HALL. [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
MEETINGS. MARX HALL. ? x ' Some Social Fallacies ' formed the subject ef Comrade Kumeisea's i lecture on Sunday night last. The lecturer said that there were so many social fallacies in society to-day that to enumerate a few of them would be a considerable tax am time, so that his remarks moat necessarily be confined to some of the most glaring ones that daily present themselves. Socialists were frequently met with the ear easm that Socialism was claimed to be the care-all for j the ills that haman flesh was err to, bnt So cialista only claimed that a change \ in the economic conditions will re move all the effects that have their origin in the economic conditions pre vailing under capitalism. A fal - lacy that was prevalent among the more superstitions portion of society was the idea that famine, plague, depression, poverty, sickness, and other social ills, were due to the wrath' of Providence, and this oon oeption or fallacy was the outcome of a complete lack of economic know ledg...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
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HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
HERE AND THERE. The first planka of the newly, formed Shearers' Union — and pre sumably the moBt important — is the ' promotion of harmony between employer and employee.' The first plank of the Australian Socialist Labor Party is the dethronement of capitalism and the establishment of ' harmonv ' between the produc tion of wealth and its ownership. This is a distinction with a differ ence. ? m m The (capitalist) Government pro pose to entertain the delegates (of the wage-slaves) under the Arbi tration Act at a harbonr picnic on Tuesday, the 25th. About 400 will be present. Behold how good a tiling it is, And how becoming well Together, such as 'brethren' aro, In unity to dwell. * * ? Machinery privately owned is merely ' wage-saving,' and there fore an unmitigated curse, ,a3 it takes the worker's place and de prives him of bread. Colleotively nronorl a r» f? rtnnfrrkllod it. mill ' labor saving ' and a priceless blessing, as ifc will give every man, woman and child full and plenty, ...
Kev Noe. [Newspaper Article] — People — 29 March 1902
Kev Noe. For the structure that we raise . Time is with materials filled, Our to-days and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build. Truly shape and fashion these ; Leave no yawning gaps between ; Think not, because no man sees. Such things will remain unseen. Else our lives are incomplete. Standing in these walls nf Time, Broken stairways, where the feet Stumble as they seek to climb. — Lonckki.i.ow. THE PEOPLE The 'World for the World's Workers