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DO YOU KNOW [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 July 1914
DO YOU KNOW That the Boss likes to see you break records while engaged :u your various callings; the faster you produce good things the richer he becomes. That a six hour day would mean less of the good things of life for the boss, and more leizurc for your self. That it would also mean employ ment for those now out of work owing- to your working. too hard and loo lung. That the Bosses of Industrv ure bosses of Parliament. Hence, your Hard Labor Parly can give you no thing but hard labor. That the worst use you can make of a member of your own class is to place him in parliament ; you, yourselves, must be your own legislators; the place to do it is in the Industrial Union of your class. That Parliamentarians have a tuoj congenial atmosphere in Parliament! to waste their lime un industrial con-j flicts; they would rather drink] champagne with the boss. That the only place where Hie workers can improve iheir condi tions is on the job where they work'. Job control means belter job con ...
SABOTAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 July 1914
[?] By Walker C. Smith. Mauy who condemn sabotage will be found to be unconscious ad vocates of it. Think of the absurd position of the 'craft union social ists' who decry sabotage and, in almost the same breath, condemn the various efficiency systems of the employers! By opposing 'scientific management' they are doing to potential jiroiiis what the saboteurs are doing to actual profits. The one prevents efficiency, the other with draws. Incidentally it might bo said that sabotage is the only effective method of warding oft' the deterioration of the worker that is sure to IOllOW liic jjciiuiuianit li wic came jiiuiiuiunuiib 1*1 sjv Jlijuum i! 1 liCl llllJUlie, day in and day out. Sabotage also offers the best method to combat the evil known as 'speeding up.' Kone but the workers know how great this evil is. Lt is one oi the methods by which employers coin wealth from death, consuming the very lives of the toilers. By pay ment of a slightly higher wage to the stronger and more dexter...
WORKERS AND HOGS [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 July 1914
WORKERS AND HOGS ??'l.-.nv if iVm live like pigs in hovels' .-tul '\lr. J. D. l'ilZjjcr.il'1, 111 iclVniii^- uj t!io liousing eoiidi tio' v ! 1. ]. Liciio ^iiioi)» those 'pros- per '-. ' South t\;as! coal niino!1-. ')] .rtsuj's:! we knew -ul Iliat bclorc, But even pigs in hovels get enough to eat. Workers who live in slums &nbsp; don't. The reason is that in this n-;.; hi.il oloriou^ 'i i\ i3iK.it h,d' of .Mir-- jiruli ih ji'oro \ iili.i'.bli'' tli;m I111 ?n:m flesh. Xr FjIk :ippi'nL'(l 1 - -hc \arious woisio-.i (M-sanisnd'oii^ in i'i' Sifltf (o rr.'h'fiv tl''1 -'nn- prnli U-in. No sootl Fi(7., not, a- bi(-. The wf-nne.n or^aniz«1ion (0 which von refer pit j icsl t.f them ro iipfw.l of (Ii.i v iv«. ,-'1(1 iJ-Ml'h(01* nf --ilMll '.Mi'llonl1'. .s.ivl- 1 -if 1. .bci C'.'ll (Molboui lie! --'i:i 1 -«i'ii'i -i v'iilh l''-' l.i'i'j'ii |.iil'i l'.is iT«-i««i 1'! mi' 37 ]i j' Oi'iit of 0 c -.'.'t- in il'i' vli'.li1 ?-]' i'K- l\n n' ?)! - n!« of A\\^' r.ili;1 La!-- . 3- ii: ;nv ;? mi ...
FROM SOUTH AFRICA Trials of a Rebel. INTERESTING LETTER From [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
l4Ai$B||^|fi^ [?] I Feilow-workjr ^oldstem, '^yho'ire-?' cently leftSydijey |or|3oerland, says i iii a letier to ineiiiber^ :-r- ; ' '4^0 doubt it will noi surprise I. you that I had a deal of; trouble in j tning to land at the Cape, due to j 'ihe -fact that several ?police pimps I who were on board gave in a report j prejudicial' to 'jii)' landing in South i Africa. The boat arrived in'. Cape- . j town, Sunday, March 24th, at 12 I o'clock in the afternoon, when one i-of the Immigration oflicers handeTT j me a note stating that I would not be allowed to land as I could not parse properly. I was tobe sent on to England with the boat at seven O'clock. : : Luck Mas in my way, however. The rebels made a hue and cry which resulted In enquiries being made at the Immigration- office.,. It^vas then discovered, on the admission oT the Chief .Immigration officer, that the reason of my prohibition into South Africa was because! was supposed to be a ''dangerous agitator,' and had come to S.A. t...
PRESS FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
PRESS FUND. 1 ? _*_;. :?'... ; : - -: ??' ? ? I £ s. d.j j. A mot; ill previously acknowledged: I I . ' ^ s. d.j I ? ?? ; J 8 °l I W. Thompson .... . . ? 0 ? o 0| jC. Dk-i:ir . ? i- ' 2 (J ' 1? ? i^nit u . . . . ? 0* 7 0 j ?T. Attreed ? .... 0 10 ()|
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
Stock Literature We have the following llteratur* M ?took:— Om tig Union, An Outline of a Pm* sible industrial Organisation of thi Working Class, with chart. By E. A. Trautman. Price 6d. The Rights to ba Lazy, Not the right to work, but mor* of th» thhift that work creates with leisure to snjsy them, that Is what Intelli gent wage workers demand. By Paul Lafargue. Price ed. On the Firing Line, Report of the Seventh Annual Convention, on the McNamara Case, Ettor and Ciov annitti Case, The Lawrance Strike, And what is the l.W.W. Price 3d. The l.W.W it's History, Structure, and Methods By Vioent St. John. Price 3d. The Revolutionary l.W.W. By C. H. _ Perry. Prioe 3d. f- ? . Eleven Blind Leaders, or practical Soc ialism and Revolutionary Tactios. By B. H. Williams. Price 3d. Direot Action versus Legislation. By j. B. Smith. Price 2d. Industrial Unionism, Aim, Form and Tactics of a Workers', Union or l.W.W. Lines. By T. H. Price 2d. Wage, Labour and Capital. By Karl Marx.. Price id. Indu...
THE BOSSES' BRAINS. Their Part in Industry. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
fit p|#$'Ibr|insJ -'''.- ''-' ?_-=; ? --♦;- .:--;- -'v -.- '. ' ITIieli* fart ;in^Irfdusftv^ k .-'.:? -J3v i«. :R«iie.) :;;: ; -\ I Not\vjthstanding- tiie sniall nur.i-: j J3'if.:s ol thai section caiicri llic vinj ''ploying class, and in spite -jf iiiu ; j negative part pa\'ed \\.- that class inj tlic. iictual work of producing the; grc-'it nvass of -material wealth, .we &li!i Had the -opponents o!' Indus trial Unionism and the proicssors of capitalist economics continually ?confronting- us with -the' .worn-out, nonsensical.- statement '-that- the 'directive ability'' of capnalisis, in oilier words. -the 'bosses''' brains, just ly entitle them to take the greater part of the good things produced by labour. What does ibis 'directive ability' really amount to? If we abandon the revolutionists standpoint, Jor the moment, and concede that superior brains -should- receive supcj'ior rev.v-u-d, buw niucii a trutn is tnere m tne cia;m Hiat me i 'upper'1 class furnishes the .brain 1...
I.W.W. Prosecutions. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
I.W.W. Prosecutions. In reference to the article appear ins; on our 'front pa£e a.sv to 'Win in the 'Domain,' just -'as we j?o te press the resuit of ihe cases ha? readied us. The '-'beak' wished to kjio-v from ihe hslf=i!«?:^n accused _? whe ther. .thex would sjiv5-'an «i?dcrta'.:= i?.£te refrain from the .objectionable t practice of circulating I.W.W. Jft-| eratiire. $ Naturally, the polite request vva.-jj re?used. j TS'e Court showed its spprecia.ior I by awai'dii;}* those concerned with 1 a, fine of Ifis. with the option ofl havinjf seven dii-.s at His'MaissJy'ys expensive boardlng-Iionse -at Lo;u J Ray. ? | Time to .pay was asked for. nviil cowsidernble anxiety was . exiv'.bitcdp f'v (he proseciitirtu-as io the iiicliia-| tion ..of -'the' accused to pay... fine- ^ cither now or in ti\c future. | ' AVJien-' the members oA t?;e| f.W.W. pny fines at tha behest f;?| a Labor-Ccip.;:aUst Court,. Jlis publics may expect ^!iat the ?'insanity' o'| tlvc «rs-;ar,isaflo^ of which the\ i ha...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
lllllllllfl :. '? ?-? / 'y \l ^f £. fi : ':= '?-?' .^ OFFICIAL ORGANj Of ih« INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office;— 330 Castlertagh SI.. Eydnay Austria. EDITOR: THOS. GLYJW/ M AH AC C R — E . A. G I ?.- F W E V , Matter for pubiicat.cn «n'y-s!i3Uid 538 adiressct* lo ths Ed tor. O. her matter ;o the Manager. Subscription, 2,'- per year. Speciai Terms on Bundle Orders. HEADQUARTERS i.W.V/. (Ausirai.a): 320 CACTLEREAGH ST., SYDNEY, CENERAL HEADQUARTERS— 164 W, Washington St., Chicago, III., U.S.A '. |w— p— — ^f f\ IF'*' IMaB aam aa'm W
SABOTAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
SABOTAGE. By WALKER C. SMITH. One oi the rfipisssive iorces of capitalism, die militia, can be made ii.--.-ic:-.-. uy tut; exLtiiaiou ox me use oi saoocage. One saboteur can make jii.uuKdJ '-ova oi me enure t^uipjiibjit or a compauy. \wien a traiuloau Oi iuLiieis are uispau'iiea iu u su ute scene, wJiere tuey always act ill lilt Jl. ,,,.-.., oi uie fciu|jiv-yeis, uie tram can be satooied. in iJarm;i, Italy;, ior ^...iiujp;^, Llie lariu ] a oourers -struck, bokuers were oraored k- the scene, i lit- ?.?iigiaters refused io jjuil the train from the dejjot. Volunteers to m.-iii s Me engines were secured irom the ranks of the soldiers. When i r.ii.-t- .v-abs entered the cab tiiey loimd that some vital part oi each en - ,ie n.-.d been misplaced. 'Limy were torced to walk to Manila. Brid»eb m.-apj^art-'d in advance of the Jme of march. When the weary and dis ni.-i.a nouns arrived at the icene of hue agricultural strike they founu ihiit ihe strikers had won and were back at work. Realising ...
How to Join. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
Kow to Join. 1 Any wage worker wishing to jointlie Industrial Workers of the V.'orid fl can obtain --information by applying to the ^nearest local I.W.W. secretary. ? It there is no fcranch of the I.W.W in your district you -may become a B member by making applicatior tJirough the post to any secretary y ? listed in the paper. ? '' I Do you agree to abide by the con stiiution '-* I Will you diligently study Us principles and I make yourself 'acquainted with its. purposes? ? Name Occupation Industry -.*?'-. : '-''.'. Street Address Ciiy ...'?? -'..-- - State -??-?'....-. : Tbe above ^pi.Iicaut. i;av;;^ ^u;iscril-ea to the principles of the pre a:nb:o. and havicg ar^wor^ in -the .V'fivmaflve to the questiens. exprest^^ his desire to become a Qieaibcr of t':;e industrial Workers .of the \V?rid. ar.d is therefore recomnietided tor inenibership. To Local Union No. ? Iniuation -, - ? _ . By '. - ' '? - - .'_-...' ;:' :- Cut this out, nil in. Tost to Sec. Trs., wi;h iri'.iiation Fee. ?purp...
ORGANISATION AND WHY. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
ORGANISATION AND WHY. Organisation has always been thc determlr.ing factor in '-the prog res.-, of the human race. The iiriionis^v oi the units of a race or cla-s to gain a comnwn end is an mstinr; .which has '.-.Uvays si«'.l victory to those who --h.ivij united. Tho whole structure oi capii.tii?t socivtv rests tioon tire power vi thy ni.ister-rlss5 to keep the workers '?'? subitction. The exploitation of the proietariot by the e'p;oying-las- threu^h the ©wner-tvp and controJ: of iadusirv is 'based upon the econo mic farce of starvation, which ^ kiieldeS Ijy tlife niaster-c|ass: As S 3s In the ind#tri§s thatJwe;ar^ ex? ploiied^ then it isiliep: that we must Sexert our fofte to ^ouftieractwthaj iof the euipiovjers;; Tliis cail only be kiorie by an iSdustrial organisation, ''formed in such a way that all its ;meml-ers in any one industry or in all industries it necessary, cease work whejiever i -strike or locko'ut is on in any department 'tiiereof, fhtis rnaKiiig an injuiv to uiie «-»...
OUR OWN PRESS. We have it Now. Will You Help to Keep it Going? [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
OUR OWN PRESS. We have it Now. Will You Help to Keep it Going ? To Ail Australian Locals and Wage Workers. Feilcw-Workers, Sydney Local has at last succeeded 'n Us efforts to instal an l.W.W. press for ihe printing of our paper. This was a vital necessity if the move ment in Australia is going to make grsd. Wlvle oi?r paper v/as being printed by outside establishments we vjzre obviously handicapped not alone frcT! iti3 firpnc'al point of vhw, but In the expression of clear-cut revolu tionary principles. A heavy instalment has been paid on the press but we are still in debt to the extent of about £85. Do not leave this burden on the shoulders of the active members of the Sydney Loral. The press is yours as well as theirs; and the sooner this debt is paid, the sooner we will see ?'Direct Action' appearing as a weekly. Industrial discontent is rife through out Australia ; strikes are becoming more frequent and more necessary, and an industrial revolt on a large scale may occur at. any ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
A bunch of subs, have arrived ? t'j-om Tvaiuta, S.I., which is a sign ? .that the Direct Actiouists are get' ? iiiig hi the dope. The I.W.W. will.- 1 have an organiser down that part of ? the world before Christmas comes ?? M again. : 9 Printed \-rA Published on behalf of tlie ? Tndustnal AVorlters of the World, ? by John Hamilton, Chairman of fl Tress Gomuiittee. 330 Castlercagb- ?-' ? street. Sydney, N.S.W- 1
The Race Soul Call. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
[?] 3ya CpVINCfof |Afc - s ? Heat me, ye \vlio sit ifl pui^le splendour 'rZuud oW Maiuiuo|'s Jirqlie! iaea? me, tii^yfi sons t-r Aiuloeu, ye wlip uxsite: the race to inou^ii ! : ; ?xiear :me, too' ye^tiuseiled niar&iiah leading tlieir embatt'leS slaveli ;.? ^.ear xffe, wo, ye paudrmg 'statesmen, gu&cdiug where tiieir black lag :wayes. ..--? '-. -. - -.- . - . ' v -: . - - - .-'.,,-.-? -.. : iJear me, ah ye Mreliug teachers, all ye priestlioods wlxo have sold irutii, the Holy '.Spirit and llave tamed Loves glowmg words to gold : uearme! all ye house -of 'Mahimou, all ye who bend at Moloch's shriuej uc-.tue workers, ioon are coming iu a Jury all divine. Heart aflaine; and by Jove driveir, nation 'parted nox nio more, - : : We are gathering for the battle that ilie seers forett)ld of yore : 'Fi-o.iii- all peoples we are coinijig. far aiid wide the world around, And the light shall not be ended till the last slave's I reedonl's iound. .' -si-''' i n * l _ |_ ? fl ? .'w,1...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
!W0RKERS!!K Get the NEW PAMPHLET published by the I.W.W. Sydney Publishing Bureau. REVOLUTION - - - - AND TKE - - - - I.W.W. By Frank G. Pease. 3d. POST FREE - - 2s. PER OOZ The Best Argument Against Politics ever Published. Apply Early 330 Castlereagh-street, Sydney.
The Preamble of the I.W.W. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
I fie rrgdlillll€ Oi IMC L ¥?«¥¥. The ? \\-orking.-.-ifi=.- aad the .cnipl'-yir.^ciass nave nothing in 'c-oJj»mgn. There esn be no peace -o loiip's.s lHi!ii,rer-and;.va5it are 'found am'oi;-r niii '.liont.pf wcrkina' people, and rim few- wiio make up .-ihe .enipioyinor c!a— have all the good thi»-rs_'of life. -.. ?'.'-, Eeiv.-eea these two daises a tir'u^iv i^nst eo -\; nuiii the workers t.i the world organise as a; this-, take, jios-iessiou of the earth and ihe ri.a- ? ?thinory of ]-nKi'-;er:--n. and 5 boii.-ii ihe wage svs-tem. We .find thai the cenminj: oi' thv management of industries int'j. 1 iCAvt-r-a^d' fewe^];ftiids 7nakes;tiie ^rade -nnion»-unabie tn eG)-e:^vidi the ?- j over-£r j'.ving. iHr«er.'-pf-t-l:o cmpkiyii:^ -lass. .. The trad? unions foster -a . 1 state -n aJnirs wiiich allows one set of workers to-be pitted again:-! J another .=?;! ot wcrkc:? iu thv vi-.-r,o iii-.lwstvy. ih-?nuv helping to'defeav j cii^ another in v;age v:&i\-. Moreover, the trade unions ;...
I.W.W. VICTORY IN PORT PIRIE [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
I.W.W. VICTORY IN [PORT PIRIE The fight for free speech waged by the I.W.W. in Port Pirie , has been won. The 'authorities' who set the law in motion were for once compelled to recognise an authority and a power greater than them selves, the power of working-class solidarity. The fighting spirit, and tne unswerving devotion to principle which characterises members of the I.W.W. the world 'jver, were some thing which the 'powers that be' had not estimated in their calcula tions. The following letter, written from Port Pirie in the thick of the fight, is illustrative of tKe spirit, the joy ful enthusiasm, with which mem bers of the organisation enter into a conflict of this kind : — 'We were having a hell of n grand light in this old town. When the fellow- workers of Port Pirie sent out their 'S.O.S.'' for help. We came by rail and boat, on bikes, tired legs and blistered feet, to show to the world that our solidarity was not a vain empty boast, and to de monstrate by precept and exam...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
Indications point to the fact that the master class, and their political henchmen of all parties in Australia, arc now thoroughly alive to the danger which besets their interests by the growth of the I.W.W., and its propoaganda. Henceforward, the organisation will have tn fiVht every inch of the way. The fight m Sydney, referred to in another por tion of this issue, is merely a con tinuation of the war on the I.W.W. begun at Port Pirie. But the Law and the police, and the master class who stand behind them, will yet eat humble pie in Sydney, at the hands of the I.W.W., before this fight is over. Congratulations to the rclSM^of Broken Hill, Adelaide and Pirie, on'\^ the victory gained. But do not rest on your laurels. Sydney may need you, and if it does, we know you will respond. It is rumored that the local branch of the S.D.P. in Auckland haB pur chased all the timber from the Ex hibition. It is io be used to pro '?irle further planks for their plat form. Wood and sophistry are the...
War in the Domain. Labor Government Hirelings Answer The Bosses' Call. Sydney Prosecutions. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 July 1914
War in the Domain. Labor Government Hirelings Answer The Bosses' Call Sydney Prosecutions. Once ;lgajn t],e I.w.W. has justified its existence in Australia by reason of the fact that its mem bers are being marked down for police persecution at the instance of the hirelings of the master class. This time the tool of the masters who figures . prominently in the limelight is Mr. Maiden, Govern ment Botanist, who has, for rea sons best known to himself, at tempted to suppress the sale of I.W.W. papers and literature in the public Domain on Sunday after noons. This is not the first lime that Mr. Maiden has taken upon his shoulders the censorshin of public morals, for he has expressed himself on a former occasion to ;i committee of the I.W.W. that if he had his way, what he calls the 'inflammatory prjopoganda' pi' the organisation would be entirely suppressed. Our quarrel, however', is not with Mr. Maiden, but with those whose obedient catspaw lie is, the employing class of this country, ...