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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 February 1901
Aastratiait Socialist Leaajie ||§|&bor K&issis^w^mk f : 'OPENS THE FEDERAL CAMPAIGN | AT THE ' . HBli|OTlSTONT^;HALL^. * ? eaifleNaghfitreet, Sydney, on M01SD1Y, FEBRUARY 18th, E' , .at eight o'clock sharp. The Socialist ; ' Candidates ^siiltATE ' 1' Will deliver Addresses. v — — — ' ..^S - ? ? m*ist *-e 15*».e*»e« : ,....,, . , ;;/ ; v /y. '?::. .- , ? : — r— |j;-,. Every Friend and Supporter should not fail to attend. -T =?? ^ ? ? ; ? ...... ... ...' . ^PHypiifli|.y cjiif j !§hfl|3 Mates ! . . i Wl «b» «* prepared to kelp In any way are requested to leave Name and addreae at Manx HALL* A-S.L. Headquarters t WABX HALL -61 CABTLIBKAQH-BTBBBT STONXr. N£.W. objkjts. The Mtubllgbment at a Ooo|»r»tlT*)Comnion ma'th, foandad od ths eollemlve ownerablp o He 'and and tlx tool* ot production. I METHOD*. The ladutrial ud political crgaateation of tbe eorkera. the holding of leotoru, the distribution tt liter. tare, and the eleotloa ol Socialists to all pablto bodlea, Mnnlolpa...
A CALL To the Working Class of Australia. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 February 1901
A CALL ? T» tbe Vsrklaa eiavs «f ' Australia. ? | IN this issue of Thb PBOPLB ^ie . Australian Socialist League.; publishes the names of the Socialist eandidates for the; Federal Senate, and issues a 4uutif esto demanding the atten tion- of the electors of New Sonth Walets, to the claims of those' candidates 'for their support.-. .Tflat maniteeco is tne nrst clear note sounded in this first Anth fetUaa Federal election. In: it the attenUon of every honest gltiien isj called to the basic principles on which our existing i Social, fabric is reared, in contra di^inction to the deluge of petty ' argamente ' so far given forth by .the wprd-apinning frauds posing as Anstralian ' statesmen.' : .-?? -? ? .vi, ?(?.??I Society ito-day is made np of antagonistic classes. The class distinctions of to-day are ' thi results of | Jhuinan evolation, and: Wjll alter or diaappear by the, agency of hum$n efforts. The jgnreat class distinction is between jthose kumans ownitig certain thing*, and those ...
What the Class Straggle Is. [Newspaper Article] — People — 16 February 1901
What tbe Glass Straggle Is. The class struggle is a struggle between those who have and those who have not ; a struggle between those who do not produce, and those who do produce ; a strugg e between those who take and thofle who make; a struggle between t,hnRA «)l^aTnlnU etii) —y ?* 'nu vuueo way resist .exploitation ; a struggle be ? tweeu the capitalist class, which must continue to exploit in © der to live in idleness and luxury, and the working o'as ?, which must put an end to the struggle by revolu tionising in the interest of. the working olass the entii e structure of industiial sooiety. '
POLITICAL DEMANDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
POLITICAL DEMANDS. 1. Abolition of the Legislative Council. 2. Introduction of the Initiative and' Referendum ; the people to have the right to propose laws, and tor vote upon all maters ef im portance. 3. One Adult One Vote. 4. Polling Day to be a Public Holiday. C. All Publio Delegates to be snbiect to recall bv the rsansstim constituencies. ' 6. Administration of Justicc to be free of charge. Abolition of Flogging* Capital Punishment, and Solitary Confinement. 7. Every employee in the Public Service to have the full tights of citizenship. No member to be discharged for the expression of his political opinion, or for taking part in any political agitation.
State Platform. SOCIAL DEMANDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
State Platform. Social demands. - - X. CHILD LABOR, — All children to attain the age of 15 before being permitted to engage in any wage-earning occnpatton. 2. WOMEN'S LABOR.— Equalisation of Women's wages with those of men where equal service is performed, rto woman to be em ployed nnder conditions detrimental to her health or morality. 3. EIGHT-HOUR DAY. — Reduction of the hoars of labor in?ao-' cordance with the increase of production ; immediate legalisation of a working day of eight hours (or lesa), overtime to be a penal offence. ' 4. FACTORIEB LEGISLATION. — An efficient and comprehensive Eacloties Act to provide for healthy and humane condition* of employ ment. Any breach of the Aot to be a penal offence. All Factory In spectors to be elected by ..tbe wot ken in their respeotive-diatricts. All National and Publio Workshops to be within the jurisdiction of the Act. 5. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY.— An Employers' Liability Act, to provide for compensation to workers who may ba. injured...
DEMANDS OF THE. AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE (Adopted Easter, 1898). "Workers of all Countries, Unite!"—MARX. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
^DEMANDS^,, - OF THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIALIST LEAGUE (Adopted' Easier, 1898). % ' ? ' Werkara «V all (Souatrles, Onltc !'— iflARX. ? 1 RMHE capitalist form of Society in which we at present * A live, and which the capitalists uphold, is based ; ?4ft* upon class supremacy, maintained b) class govern- ♦ J ; M 'I* ment through the private ownership of the means 'v ? of production, distribution, and exchange. - -/jf This economic cower, this possession by the landlord and capitalist class of the whole of the forces of wealth ? production, puts the working-class in complete subjec- v .. tion to tiie said dominant class, thus depriving the great * mass ot the people ot the full product of their labor. As the present system is thus based upon class an- _ tagonisms and injustice, and as thio capitalist class will only permit the wage-earning class to produce wealth - S in the form of commodities for sale, paying to them as : wages but one-third of the .wealth so produced, and tak ing for them s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
STICK TO THE LAST. Ladle* and Gents Boots Wade to Order Hand Sewn or Pegged, ALL MADE ON. THE KNEE. Bepairi Neatly and Promptly Executed, GBeflsAAes, Corner Henderson and Kingilere Boads, Alexanderia. IF YOO HAYB A BntineM or GOODS . Vk of any kind you wiih r|9 to DISPOSE of advan- W tageoualy communioate 1W N.RUMEISEN 153 BRODGHAM*STR.BBT DARLINGHURST. Re staurants and Store* Supplied Ba low Market Bates fl-S.L. Headquarters t A BZ BALL Ml OABTtlBBAOB-BTRllT BTDMKY. N.8.W. oaraoTsX The establishment at a Oo-o»«r»tlT-OoiBmoc- ?with. (oaaded oa tt* mUmMtc Mawihip* Ik. 'anflandtb. tootaa|jtrodact]«a, Tha ladtuMalaad politlaal wnnhrtlna of the irorkma. tha holding of laataraa. tha dbtribotfoa at lltantare, and the aiaotiaa ot BootelMa to all pablio bodlee, ^onlotpal OonaeOs. lud Parlla- ' ?aat, mMimnm. Mo paiaoa ahall ba aUstbie lor membeishlp la aay bnuich of this Xaagva who la a laambar ? say other palltloat orgaatatton. Fanoaa deal tm ot JotauiB shall baahawa thla rola, loon that th...
Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
Manifesto of the Socialist Labor Party. v: OBDER to glve practical effect to the principles of ~Soolalism through the Ballot-box, the members of the Australian Lea-rne have fleclded to enter the Political fieldi Woognisinf that only by this means can the working-class obtain ^ftv oontrol of the Governmental machinery, and the aims of Socialism be realised. Hence, a new force makes its advent into Australian Politics, standing onlj and uncompromisingly for the working-class. That new force is 1 THE SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY. With the establishment of the Australian Commonwealth, new industrial developments will take plaoe— are even now taking place, and the political and class divisions created by conflicting industrial and class interests will be. more' rigidly drawn - thanhiuierto. These hew developments will more than ever necessitate the existence of a Socialist political party— ia fighting party : afm'irfr at the complete overthrow of Capitalism— i.e., the private ownership of the l...
ABOUT WAITERS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
about waiters. While the Professional Musicians' grievances were being discussed at the last meeting of Sydney Labor Council, it was pointed out that many men occupying Government positions, ac cept evening engagements as waiters to the detriment of those men who have to depend on this work f°r a living. Apropos of this, Chas. OUey writes The People : Government employees draw ing their regular good salaries, were taken to fill poste other functions aa waiters etc. at the Commonwealth banquets, to the exclusion of men who were out of work and in need of em ployment. Mr. U' »um van, wnen on the opposition, moved the adjournment of the House for a Tery similar reason. Maybe Mr. O'Sullivan win give now an explanation. Let it be known also that a messenger employed by the Federal Premier, the Hon. E. Barton, P.O., can be_ seen working as waiter at Government House at nearly all functions to the exclusion of others that are in need of work ; and, during the Commonwealth show, one man, wh...
SWEATING ON RAILWAY WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
SWEATING ON RAIL' . WAY WORKS. According to statements made at the last meeting of Sydney Lebor Council, the Railway Com missioners are paying blackleg rates only to the men working as painters in the service, and in some cases are employing ordinary laDorera co ao painters worK. This is apparently one method of making the railways commer cially successful. It means cheap ness. The Painters' Union re sents it, however, and wants union wages paid on all railway work. One of their delegates asserted that right throughout the railway service there was a huge system of underpaid labor. Tlie Com missioners deny that the painters are being under?aid, but are nevertheless willing to see a depu tation about the matter. In a future issue The People will have a .little to say about this question. ' ? While the bourgeois world of capitalism continues and the bourgeoisie rules, so long are all states neoessarily class States, and all governments class govern ments, serving the purpose and inter...
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
COMBTITUTiOHAL AXBXOMBHTS. The Leagse having fonght for a Commonwealth Parliament of one Chamber in the election of which every Australian Citizen should have equal voting power ; and when the bi-cameral system was accepted having fought for pro * ortional representatioj in the Senate and for the limiting of the powers of tbat Ch»mber,now reaffirms its opposition to the present Constitution, and while willing to aid in any honest attempt to place the power of Government in the hands of . the people themv selves, is prepared to persistently demand the following amendiuento ot the Constitution 1 ABOLI1ION OF THE 8ENA1E.— Until that is gained to agitate for One Adult One Vote ; proportional Representation in both. Houtee ; single electorates for Benatorial Elections ; the National '*fs' endum for .the aolptioh of deadlocks between the two Houses ; . abolition of tbe Senate's power of veto, t 2. THB INITIATIVE AND UEFERENDUM.—The people to have the right to propose law*, and to vote upo...
FREAKS AND FRAUDS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
FREAKS AND PR 10DS. Says the S.M.H.:— -'Under the Commonwealth Aot a sum of £12,000 is allotted for the remu neration of Ministers. We under ?t md that the Premier (Mr. Bar ton) ' 'receives ' a sala-y of £2100 nop annum, and th-it the othflr Ministers draw £1650 each. t may be mentioned that 8ir William Lyne, Sir George Turner, nor Sir John Forrest did aot draw any money from 'he Federal Govern ment fpr the month of January, as they were still in reeeipt ef their salaries as State Ministers.' Patriotic gentlemen, no doubt I But it's odds on that when Federal Parliament meets they.ll put a little bill through empowering 'em to draw the ether 'screw.' The Jobbing Lyne is used to that tort of thing, having shored a litt'e bill through N.S.W- Parliament to pay salary to a couple of his followers before they we e sworn in. Of course the M'Gowenites were there and voted for the Job. 'Twaa at a recent meating of the Sydney Wharf - laborers. They were discussing a question about getting som...
INDUSTRIAL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
DTDUSTKIAL NOTES (By OllAR.) . Sydney Wharf-laborers' Union ' is absolutely bossed by its secre tary, Fakir Hughes. Every time a member speaks to a motion. Hughes springs to his feet, and insists on making a speech. He completely ignores the rule pro viding for members to speak once only to the motion. Mr. A. Wilson told the Sydney wharf-laborers that the men on the Hunter River Co.'s Sydney wharf could never be regarded as unionists while they worked for 60 hours a. week for 48s. Devine brought down the house at the wharf-laborers' meeting by coming down heavily on Hughes, M.P., for having advised Sydney men to accept 48s for 60 hours, and Newcastle men 40s for 48 hours. — 0— JJU/UgUW 1U1UU1D nuu wwuwo held a conference last v^eek, to discuss, the demands of the for mer. The owners gave the miners' delegates pretty well to understand that they would have to continue at the same rates for a considerable time before they would have any chance of their demands being acceded to. Not wi...
Federal Platform. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
Federal Platform. F l. DHDB9IRABLE RACEH, — The exclusion of races whose preeenoe under prevent competitive conditions might lower the atand ard of living of Anetralian workers. 3. 0LD AGE PENSION'S. — Pensions for the aged and infirm ; vrWeh will guarantee a decent standard of living ; the necessary fond to come out of the Consolidated Revenue. 8. ABOLIHON OP MILITARISM.— The abolition of the per ?unent force, and the tubstitntion of a Citieen'a Defence Force. The ... y muva ui vuuiug uiuuoy (»r cue mainieuaDce oc a seen not ownw d; the Australian people. 4- INVENTIONS, — Inventions to ta free to all. Tbe inventors to be rewarded by the nation. 5; ADMINISTRATIVE —(a) The Eight-hours day (or less) and the Union rate tof wages (or higher) to be observed in all departments of the Commonwedth. '(b) Direct Pablie Employment. All pnblio works to be carried oat' without the intervention . of ihe contractor. ' ^ (9) Efery Employee in the Public Service to have full rights of (Htuieaahip^ N...
A BLUE MARK [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
A BLOB MARK Through this par. denotes that your subscription ia again due. Should you still wish to have the paper continued, please forward postal * note to 'The Managing-Editor.. The PKOPLB, Kidman's Buildings, corner York and Harket-etreetm Sydney.'
COL. LASSETTER AND THE LOCKED OUT TINSMITHS. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
eOL. LASSETTER AND THE LOOKED OUT TIN8MITHS. The military gentleman who bosses the concern of F. Lassetter and Oo , Ltd., is ifcaling it out to the trades unionists just in the same way as they said old Oom Paul dealt it out to the CJutlanders. Ab last meeting o| Sydney Labor (Innnml. a Infiflr' «ta pajuI fmrn Lassetter's in which the Counoil was curtly notified that the Colonel hadn't any uso fo? the deputation the Counoil proposed to send to him concerning the looked out tinsmiths. The Colonel is going to South Africa to right the: Outlandera' wrongs; he will probably bnrn the houses of the Boer farmers, turn their women and litt'e ones unpro vided for on the shelterless veldt, and perohanoe be will secure whatever is going rin the way of loot. And all because he reckons some outlandera suffered divers disadvantages But what about the Tinsmith Outlandera, to whom the soldier-sweeter would deny a living, for no stronger reason than that they wanted wages and con-' ditions that woul...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
THB PBB2EOB HAIBDBE88ING 1 , AND 8HAVIN0 8ALOOB, . f$ Hnuliw at»aat, Kawc*atln. »BX» Boaro«ch lfadkato — A. ola*& fcmal to aaahevkwaac Ladtaa* Ownamaatal HairwoAminadii on tha.pMndaa*.-]w*d*iM*f«MlMile etu* Cans, Warta, or Bonioea, bob a dbaas* tf ae O^ mi ' aw-., falh. tiwtid -y .*-. .; fa.' d* not aa» 'trnal*ow'Cnatoa#aw*^1ha'4*i»da*''iaa»daa:: aad atlaaS^ Bwnhakr Kowa»te| Oh* «a a Wilt j. Walt BSMVMMt
"PROSPERITY" ITEMS [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
'PROSPERITY' ITEMS (Feou the Daily Pbess.) — o— Still this sort of thing cornea along in the daily press: — 'The Minister for Works is expediting the preparations for starting a number ot new lines of railway in order to find employ ment tor m*n now .out ot worK. As some of the new railway lines go through rough country, the surveys and preparations have taken longer thaii was anticipated, bat a start will be made on each of the lines noted at an early date, fo obtain employment upon them it will be necessary to apply to the engineerB-in-charge en the ground. It will therefore be worth the while for men to be on the ground for that purpose in about a fort night! A large number of the second-graders who have not had work this year will be provided for on the new tramline to Long Bay. ' 1 hose who hare just. finished work must allow their less fortu nate brethren a chance. Iu refer ence to the engagement' of the men and their control, all that will: be done by the Labour Com missioner...
The Sydenham Railway Smash. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
Th# Sydenham Railway - - Smash. The People does not belong to tthe sensational - mongering fraternity, but it certainly does hold that the fullest inquiry ahould be made into the late Sydenham catastrophe. And thai - inquiry should not be a ' departmental ' one. It should be conducted by a competent court that would include at least one member from each branch of the Railway Service. The allegations of J. H. Oarruthers should be fully gone' Into — not that The Pboplb would place any particular value on statements made by Mr* Oarruthers— and it should also be considered whether the engine was not altogether too light for the: train it was drawing; Whether the men in charge of trains are not absolutely forced to risk their lives by the harsh ness of the conditions imposed upon them with regard to ' mak ing time ' ; whether the fact of a light engine drawing |i heavy train, and being driven at a high rate of speed, may not have been the real cause of the dimnter ?. whath«r tha vonth wh...
What the Class Straggle Is. [Newspaper Article] — People — 23 February 1901
What tbe Glass Straggle Is. The class struggle is a struggle between those who have and those who have uot ; a struggle between those who do not produce and those who do produce ; a strugg e between those who take and- those who make; a struggle between those who exploit aad those who resist exploitation ; a strnggle be tween the capitalist class, which must continue to exploit in o 'der to live in idleness and luxury, and the working o as-, which must put an end to the struggle by revolu tionising in the interest of the working class the enti e structure of indnst ial society.