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Is It A CAPITALIST'S WAR? [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 3 June 1916

Is It A CAPITALIST'S WAR? We all know that this is a. different kind of war to all others which have oc curred of recent years. That is to say, the reasons hack of it arc not the sordid, commercial, and economic reasons which 'justified' such wars, for instance, as the Boer War, the Russian-Japanese war, the Spanish- American Avar, and various others. At least we have been told as mucn ny me capnansi press -inu inv gvu erality of capitalist spokesmen. This is a war for 'freedom,' 'a war against militarism,'1' a war which was specially undertaken, so far as the British Empire is concerned, to 'protect poor Belgium.' Such gross material things as markets, surplus products, the 'capture of Ger man trade,' and similar factors, never weighed with the ruling1 class of Great Britain when war was declared. It was ? all because the 'neutrality of Belgium' had been violated: and who would not fight to protect, the helpless Belgians from the armed hordes of the Kaizer. With such and like excus...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Hey! [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Hey! * If you are satisfied with 'Direct Action,' Tvhy not gel a subscriber? -''*'-.- *- ,.- * ?.'? '. * The soaring price of paper makes it esseu-l ?-[_ that our subscribers' list should be-lengthsuoii; Wiiat are YO Undoing to help? Build i-p the sub. list, fellow-workers. It is the nucleus of the One Big Union in Ausira -.;.-.. 'The hope of the future is Industrial Union* ism,' — 'Australian Worker.' We do move. What about political action? Yes, ACTION of any kind is useful, but from the slaves' point of view the Labor movement in Australia has proven that 'Political Action' means Indus trial stagnation. ? . ?;. * * ?''.* * : Beware when the master class speaks of a 'prosperous' Australia. It is what the. bur glar means when lie looks forward to a suc cessful season. Increased efficiency means robbery facili tated. ?':'?'? * ' ' * * ? * 'Don't damn the boss or hatch schemes to destroy his machinery. The problem is not how to get rid of exploiters, but of '-exploita- tion.' — 'Inte...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ECHOES FROM THE WEST. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

ECHOES FROM THE WEST. Esplanade meeting Sunday, May 14th. was well attended, notwithstanding the absence cf F. W. Reeves, and the competition, of a mili tary shivoo on the opposite side of the green. Fellow-worker Miller, as chairman, gave an opening speech, and reviewed the struggle for freedom of the press in England from the time of Milton in his historic demand for the liberty of unlicensed printing: describing the pillory persecutions of De Foe, Prynne, and Hether mgton, tiie imprisonment oi Lamie ana noiy oake. Bradlaugh and Besam. demons! rating that every attempt to gag the press and stamp out the right of free speech was always coin cident with any advance of working-class in telligence, and deplored the revival of the old time tyranny as evidenced in the late pro ceedings against Mr. Tom Barker, revealing that the old class rancour of the 17th century still survived, and flamed up wherever an ad vanced mind armed with a pen stimulated the masses to class-conscious percepti...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

The LW.W Press ? » — . ? 'DIRECT AGTION.' English. Weekly, 4s. per year. Pub lished by the I.W.W., 330 Castlcreagfr Street, Sydney, N.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-Monthty, 6s. 6d. per year. 350 East 81st St., New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 'ALL ARM.' (The Alarm.) Swedish-Norwegian-Danish. MontMy. 4s. per year. 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, 111., US.A. 'SOLIDARNOSC. (Solidarity.) Polish. Weekly. 6s. 6d. per year. 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, III, U.S.A. 'DARBININKU BALSAS.' (The Voice of the Workers.) Lithunanian. Weekly, 6s. 6d. per year. 869 Hollins St., Blatimorc, 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. 'EL REBELDE.' (The Rebel.) Spanish. B...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Organise. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Organise. (By Louis Melis.) A state of society based on profits such as our present one, finds its true reflec tion in the individuals thereof. Space does not allow the portrayal nor classi fication of social products 1 bear in mind. 1 shall endeavor to only delve into the grim harsh forces that are. brought to play in the causes that determine the con ditions of the workers within 'my' in dustry. The Hotel and Restaurant hi rill c'fi«\r In this day of slow working class awakening, even the world has come to acknowledge the necessity of changing the environment, before the degenerate can regenerate. And in this capacity, no agency is more capable of functioning than the Labor Union; that shining light and only hope of the working class. Now for the expose of the conditions under which the workers of hotels and restaurants exist.' Here the hand of cap italism has organised the. cook, the waiter, the porter, dishwasher, etc., like a smooth running machine in unison and harmony to the ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
'Boring From Within.' I.W.W And Craft Unions. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

'Boring From Within/ IW.W And Craft Unions. The phrase, 'boring from within,' suggests the idea that fellow-workers shall, by vigorous agitation and propaganda at craft union meet ings, put a little revolutionary life and spirit into the craft union movement Indeed, some industrialists go so far as to state that all that is necessary for the attain ment of industrial union ideals can be found ?? within existing craft organisations, and that wjlli a, lew uuiiuiJuruMiL-vuitugtjii iu utjutii, buuu craft unions may eventually function quite successfully as industrial unions, and bring the emancipation of the working class. Unfortunately, when one comes to examine the constitution and rules of representative craft union organisations, one feels constrain ed to state that a good deal more than mere changes in detail seems to be needed before existing craft unions can be lifted to LW.W. standards. ' We will take, for example, as representative of the craft movement in Australia, the N.S.W....

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Literature Ost Capital' Karl Marx, 3 vol., S/- per vol - Ancient Society : Morgan, Bound, 6/ Value, Price and Profit : Marx, Bound V ? Paper, 6d. - ' ' Evolution of Property: Laf argue. Bound The Militant Proletariat : Lewis. Bound The 2$ew Unionism: Tridon. Paper, 1/8 ^ Sabotage: Pouget. Bound, 2/-; papei.' Sabotage: B. G. Plynn, paper, 3d. I.W.W. History, Structure, and Methods St. John. Paper, 3d. devolution and the I.W.W.: Pease. Paper 3d. . - : ?-.:' ' -- Eleven Bliud Leaders: B. EL Williams Paper, 3d. : .- :: '; Political Socialism, or Capturing the Gov ernment: Nilsou. Paper, 3d. War— Wh.it For (Cartoon) : Price 3d. '?'. Revolutionary Unionism: 33. J. B. Allen Paper, 2d. ; \ ' Why the A.W.U. Cannot Become an In dustrlal Union: Alex. George. Paner 3d. ::. :. .: Industrial Efficiency and Its Antidote T. Glynh. Paper, 2d. LW.W, Songs: Paper, 3d. Summary of Marx's Capital: Hazel, 2d. The Diesel Motor: Frankenthal. Pnper id. ,' ; Industrial Unionism: St. John, Id. SUBSCRIPTION BLA...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

BUSHWORKSRS' STRIKE. We have received the following letter from Bourke under date May 29: — Dear Sir, — I am instructed by the Strike Committee, formed at a mass meeting held at Bourke, of the Bush Workers of the district, on Sunday night last, to write and inform you of the steps taken by same. 1. Moved by Mr. E. Gill, seconded by Mr. Ryan, 'That this meeting takes action to co operate with the Queensland Strikers in their just demands.' — Carried. 2. Moved by Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. E. Gill, 'That this meeting of Bush Workers pledge ourselves to refuse to accept scrub cut ting under £2 per week and fare paid; cooks to receive £2 10s. up to seven men, on that number £3.' — Carried on the voices. . Yours fraternally, SAMUEL CONRY, Chairman. Committee: E. Gill, C. Bowen, S. Mooney, J. Holmes, H. Palmer. NEW STICKERS. Numerous enquiries have been received of late for Stickers. The Press Committee is now getting out a brand new, up-to-date article. The colour and design are original...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
I.W.W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

I.W.W. Preamble. I The working class and the employing clas* | have nothing in common. There can be no I peace so long as hunger and want are found 1 among millions of working: people, and the few 1 who make up the employing class have all 1 the good things of life. J Between these two classes- a struggle must | go on until the workers of the world organise j as a class, take possession of the earth and J ? 1. i« 1 . ? _1 1- _1!—1- J.1-1A ~M the machinery or production, ana aooiiMi u« | wage system. l We find that the centreing of the manage- j ment of industries into fewer and fewer hands J makes the trade unions unable to cope with 1 the ever-growing power of the employing j class. The trade unions foster a state of af- I fairs which allow one set of workers to be 1 pitted against another set of workers in the j same industry, thereby helping to defeat one 1 another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade j unions aid the employing class to mislead the 1 workers into the belief that the...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

DIRECT ACTION WEEKLY OFFICIAL ORGAN of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration) Office: 403 Sussex Street, Sydney, Australia. Editor: Thos. Glynn. Manager: J. E. King. Subscriptions: 4/ per year; New Zealand, 6/ per year; Foreign, 8/ per year. HEADQUARTERS, I.W.W. (Australia): 403 SUSSEX STREET, SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS: 164 W. Washington-Street, Chicago, 111., U.S.A. ** *\ ~ - *\ rt f\ rt ? ** rk r\ ._/'\ *Y...n f\ . ?—

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Dives And Lazarus. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Dives And Lazarus. Did you ever hear of Dives, who lived in Pales tine? A marvellous rich man was he, well clothed in superfine. His table groaned with wealth of food, his wines by gallons ran — No wonder be grew sleek and stout, just like an alderman! Another man named Lazarus, homeless and sick and poor, In hones to bes the rich man's crumbs, lav at tlie rich man's door; He heard the sounds of mirth within, but not a friend had he, Except the dogs, who licked his sores in silent sympathy. You'll think it strange that such a thing could happen here below But this was in a far-off land a long while ago. Now Dives daily feasted and was gorgeously arrayed Not at all because he liked it, but because 'twas good for trade; Thai, the people might have calico he clothed himself in silk, And surfeited himself on cream that they ? might.-' get' the 'milk; He fed five hundred servants that the poor might not lack bread, And had his vessels made of gold that they might get more lead. And e'en ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Fact v. Theory. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Fact v. Theory. In view oi! the proniinonec which the capitalist press gives to the cry lor indus trial efficiency and the bitterness of its criticism nn'ainst those who advocate ?slowing down, 'Direct Action' has no apology to offer for returning to the sub ject from time to time. The capitalist economists and politicians theorise daily on the subject, the general tenor of their remarks being, as the writer heard one remark recently, that the higher the efficiency in production, the 'more there will be to go around.' This argument would be perfectly valid in. a system of society which distributed the products of labor in accordance with the needs, or even the deeds, of individuals Bat in a synteni where facts go to show that the underlying law is that those who produce most receive least, the people who put forward this absurd contention are only trading on the ignorance of their listeners, or their readers, as the case may be . An ounce of fact, however, is worth a ton of theory. ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE "WHY" OF CONSCRIPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

THE 'WHY' OF CONSCRIPTION. . ? « ? This war is reducing the number of capitalists who own. the industries. The few who were at the top of the financial ladder prior to the war have since be come supreme masters over all basic in dustries. What ever may have been the im mediate cause of the war, is perhaps, un known to the average person. But of j-» ?»?»?* +liin rv urn noil lin T/lQcnil ill'*] ~\T ffllTV» 1111 H that is that fewer men to-day control the economic resources of the world. This control of industries has placed them in a position to dictate to all governments without regard to their political views. Now that capitalism has shed its na tional characteristics and taken on, with out any restraint its international form, we may expect a universal law in the industries; in fact, we have obvious signs of its appearance — conscription is in re ality the first step that the capitalist class are taking in the direction of forcing a universal system of controlling the working class...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Why They Love Billy. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Why They Love Billy. The reason why Little Billy has become ilie pet. oi' the plutes in Great Britain may be ga thered from the following article, which ap peared in an issue of 'Lloyd's Weekly News,' of recent date. We remarked in 'Direct Ac tion' some time ago that Billy's strikebreak ing and scab proclivities far exceeded those of the notorious Farley, who died recently in America, and whose name was anathema to evfirv r.lass-r.onac.ious ?worker throughout 1lie United States. Farley, however;' appears to us to be the most honorable man of the two — if lhe word ''honor' can be justified ai all in speaking of such, scabby scoundrels. Parley 'was the sworn foe of unionism and all that unionism stands (or should stand) for, and made no concealment o£ the fact. Billy, how ever, is not built that way. Nothing of the man about Billy, even in his villainy. His tactics have always been more characteristic of die reptile which first mesmerises its vic tim before destroying it. First to wor...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

FREMANTLE ACTIVITIES. Hall, 35 Phillamore Street. Wednesday, 8 p.m., at Hail: Lecture night. Friday, 8 p.m., at Hall: Economic Class. Saturday, 8 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 some mental dynamite are invited to blow in and help swell the ranks of the rebel army. NOTICE. All communications regarding- literature not controlled by the Press Committee should be addressed to the Literature Committee, Box 98, Haymarket P.O., N.S.W.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE AMALGAMATED RAILWAYMEN AND THEIR PAPER. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

THE AMALGAMATED RAIL WAY MEN AND THEIR PAPER. i 'Tramwayman' writes: — The Railwaymen say this organisation is fighting for the One Big Union and that it is an Industrial Union. If this is so, they will need to look after their paper, and directly own and control it. It is a pity that the union fools about with debenture schemes, or any other sort of schemes, that are propagated by profit seekers. Debentures mean either a cheap loan or a new partnership with capital ists real or in embryo. We know that the pre sent generation is not responsible for all the parasites and leeches that must be support ed, but there is no reason why new leeches should be fostered. Workers, own your own paper and steer clear of 'philanthropists.' The class war is too serious to act the goat.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Why I Stand For Direct Action [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Why I Stand For Direct Action (BY CHAS. W. GREEN). Industrial Democracy is my objective. I vrant to get tbere myself — quick — before I die. Neither Liberal nor Labor Party will get me there. The Liberal Party is avowedly anti-socialist and bourgeois. The Labor Party is avowedly non-socialist; actually anti-socialist and bourgeois. So long as a class owns the land and indus trial mechanism, it owns the State, dominates statecraft, and ALL Governments must func tion as its Executive Counicl. Any government, irrespective of brand or stripe, will act as an automatic machine to administer the laws and constitutions of Capi talism. * / * * The bourgeois Labor Party dominates craft unionism and craft union officials. Inveigled into the eddies of craft union offi cialdom the . industrial unionist loses his punch. His virility is emasculated, or the gag is ap plied, or out he goes. He dare not flay the fallacies and falsehoods of Laborism. His desire to lay bare the stupidity of sec tional ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Set Barker Free. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

Set Barker Free. Protests and letters of enquiry still continue to roll in regarding the release of Tom Barker, but so far there is nothing encouraging to re port. Advice from Broken Hill says thai* a ? Barker Defence Committee has been formed! there to take in hand the agitation for his re lease, consisting of two delegates each from the I.W.W. and A.M.A., the B.L.F. and the So cialist Party. We understand that Barker has been removed from Long Bay to Parramatta. Gaol, which has the .reputation of being one of the worst in Australia of .-out of it. A letter sent to the State Minister for Jus tice requesting that his gaol treatment be re laxed, in view of the 'offence,' as in the case of Skurrie in Melbourne, brought forth the re ply that representations should be made to the Federal authorities — which is strange consider ing that gaol administration is a matter for the State. The Federal Attorney-General has been communicated with, but though Barker is al ready over a month in gao...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
IS THE POST OFFICE A FRAUDULENT INSTITUTION? [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

IS THE POST OFFICE A FRAUDULENT INSTITUTION? ^ ? Is the Postmaster-General of Australia en titled to receive money under false pretences? If he is, then he is the only person in the cora munify, so far as we know, who has that pri vilege. 'Direct Action' in any case, for the past month or so, has paid him money for ser vices which he has never performed. We have received no ^official communication from the Postal Department that the transmis sion of the paper through the post office has been in any way prohibited, but for the past few weeks complaints are so numerous, roll ing in from all quarters of Australia, re non delivery of 'Direct Action,' that it is very evi dent something more than the negligence of an official here and there is at the bottom of it. Those not receiving the paper regularly in future are requested to communicate with the Manager at once. There is no reason why we should continue to facilitate robbery by the post office in paying for unrendered ser vices.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The State and The Worker. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 10 June 1916

The State and The I Worker, BY AJAX. -Whatever the State saith is a lie, whatever ' it hath is theft, all is counterfeit in it, the gnawing, sanguinary insatiate monster. It even bites with stolen teeth. Its very bowels are counterfeit.' — Nietzsche. Not without good reason did Nietzsche and other thinkers speak scornfully of the State. In this short essay one cannot enter into the history of the State. Sufficient to say the State (so-called) is here, and having since the war interfered to a large extent with the liber lies of individuals and associations of workers it is well to understand the significance of this metaphysical entity called the State. In the past we have heard much about State control, church and State, the necessity of a military, political, or industrial State, as the case may be; but the most significant, fact is that all those who arrogate to themselves certain powers and functions as servants of the State fail to explain who and what the State really is. In th...

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