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Revolution! Our only Hope [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
Revolution! Our only Hope Even a cursory examination of the situation throughout the capitalistic world must suggest That some radical remedy must be applied in order to cope with the economic evils brought on by the war. Capitalist society stands .sell-condemned, not, alone by its positive action in making a holo caust of its ignorant and deluded slaves, but by- its very helplessness to cope with the social misery which the war has brought in its train. Once more is it clearly il lustrated that whatever is to be done for the working class must be done b\] the workers themselves. Mr. Wm. Holman, the 'mighty' Labor Premier of N.S. Wales, only a few days ago made a miserable confession of his own impotency to an unemployed depu tation, and, incidentally, endorsed the contention of Industrialists tl:at Parliament is but a helpless straw in a capitalistic .storm, and at worst a willing tool in the hands of profit-loviing dividend-hunting Capitalism. The workers .should 4x, thankful, say...
MEMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
[?] Owing 10 lit increase of our printing work, and the contem plated publication of several new pamphlets and song books, ihe Press Committee; has obtained power from the organisation to have a motor installed to turn tre printing machine- It will displace quite an amount of unnecessary lea and toast labour power. And it will cost about £8. # * * That is a lot of kudos these h:ird Limes, but we have got to have it. Come on, you revolu tionary Diesel engines, many hands make light work. TK' Press Fund is the greatest factor in Australia for emancipation. Come through!
News from the Sunny West. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
News from the Sunny West The advent of fell-workers; Mc Millan and Daly, of the Broken Hill local, caused much fluttering ;.n the Socialist, and- Labor dovecotes -- of this Slate. Speaking before the Frpm;mll.e Sor'mlisi ? -Party. MrMiltan in a scathing criticism of the pres ent Labor organisations, pointed out how the Labor movement in Australia had been diverted fron. its original aims, and proslituteo by) pront-hunting politicians. : In terse and 'vigorous language he demolished the pretensions oi the politieal-cum-industrial Social ists, who urge upon the workers the necessity of capturing, by polit ical methods, the machinery of op pression and exploitation. The speaker pointed out that this machinery was already captured, and used by Labor politicians, to further oppress and exploit the worker. Unavoidably so, as the machine was designed by capital ists to protect and advance their interests, regardless -of the workers' welfare. As one speaking with inside knowledge, the veter...
Capitalism and the War. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
.-'?? ' I . -?''-'.. .'-' ? ? :- ' '-''???' ' „ The capitiflisi class -of liurope, having seen:fit io declare war, in order io JciH oil thousands of the unemployed, whose rapidlv grow-. jig ranks are .becoming a menace \-j them ail oxer the '-world,', are .';e:ng 4ibly seconded by the politic ;a':3.--.'--priests^and' plunderers of aji descriptions, r Liberal and Labour, Catholic and Protestant, boxing 'promoter:'- * and .'.'.owser, have united as one to urge the Avorker Xq take up arms to fight ior an limjyre ' they don't own. Surely the day is 'fast passing when :h_e lew wlio^hoki ihe many in' -sub- _ jeciion sjiail be able to so mislead ihe workers. '? '.-Workers, you haw- nothing .'to gain by \ol a nice ring -to' light the ivi!'. :es ol your masters. Dismiss rJ.i ;.our minds, all geographical b'JUTvJp.rics ;. tear-down -once and fpr .?pi' '.''hose- ratis' /of Hags Uiat have ,'-.ii he'ped to i;',!rp \\iii worker:- oi ihe world divided. ..'? '- '1 tie' '..'''?ipiialiM- clns's recoy...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
To Correspondents. j.S. (Bulls, N.Z.).— Thanks. But ton coming. Local No. 4 (Wellington, N.Z.)— Glad to hear that you are doing the work. P.R. (Portland, V.)— Article was too iate for pre-election issue, so we re-adapted it. T.R. (Wellington. N.Z.)— Thanks. j. O'Niel (Freemantle, W.A..)— Thanks. Come again. I£. L. Royals (Adelaide, S.A.)— Next issue. P.R. — Next issue. T. McMillan (Kalgoorlie, W.A.)— Send in a report of progress, please, as the boys from the Hill are interested. A. Colman (Masterton, N.Z.}— Thanks. Will go through the matter. Write again. Locals Pirie and Broken Hill Please send reports of progress in by 8th and 22nd of next month .
The Soldier. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
The Soldier. Thf: : K-ld-i'':' i - '??' ;?.:.'?.?-:.' :r.: -.' .:;_ peon'e -'.ho ;:-' 'p- ?:?-;-? -iv-ar.-- '''-'? '?tj-.i.ffj r^n no ~'.'-':~:~£Z.r hf' r'-~i~-- 'J.^'zhtl's'Ti' fi'i .th»: f;!r* ~r,':~ T-':n\::~ J-::*' .'*: product;* mr--ft(: ;— v^::.:;:: r-r '.-';;_'.. and -:o\vnrd:re. nnd 'hj.? r.r-i r.--''^-',:'*; of nation- mus': bfjur.dftr-ii.-^-, -y:_ the civi! enterprise of rr='^r: t-'-/c'r-:-i ai! the rights and Wbf':^:^ *v4''.'. '?'-' zenship, and trained by the t.xat ing discipline of fierr;-K;rr-*if. fr-c dom and responsibility. ?For. .permanent work *he -oidicr is ivorse.. than- useless? -ufh. «.'fti': ency as he has is the result oi' de humanization and disablement. Hi? whole training lends to make him a-', weakling.— Bernard '-'Shaw.
The Boss's Nightmare [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
The Bosses Nightmai^ -V Mr. li._\. Crai-g is the president -i-f .The Auckland Employers' Asso .ciation~ He ;s full of wist- saws and modern instances. He is full : of information. He is bursting _ ?- . wi'ih 'ideas. Say on, McDufl ! ; 'An attempt had been mndc dur ing the general strike movement in X.Z., b_v the leaders to paralyse ' tho trade and commerce of the Dominion. It was plainly shown un that occasion ihat the country would not permit a section of the : people iu hold up the. wheels of in dustry. : He- believed thai ! he aver age workman desired to. be left alone, to live in peace -with his fel low worker and his employer. The 7- -- worst enemy '-the- worker had --was the so-called syndicalist k'.tdcr, who professed to fear neither God nor man. The sooner -the- sane and moderate section of all unions took a hand in the government of their union the better ior 'the worker. They should attend meetings and take inore prominent and active part in the proceedings, and by their m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
PORT PIRIE. flf Things are very slack owing to H the war, but as soon as things get H a little worse, we will stir up the H powers that be. Militant tactics H and Direct Action gets the goods. H Adelaide Activities. I ? * ? ^^B Meets every Wednesday evening at ^B 8 oclock, at Oddfellows' Hall, Mooltan- W street, off Flinders-street. WBt Educational classes are held each BB alternate Wednesday, and all workers HB are requested to attend. |H The fee for membership is 2/6. Dues BB| I/- per month. BB Slaves interested in bettering their ^B conditions should attend our open-air ^B meetings, which are held opposite Co- ^B wells, Victoria Square every Saturday ^B night. ^B Any further information desired will ^B be furnished on request by ?? H. T. KELLY, Secy.. jH 13 Wilcox-stieet, Adelaide. ^B Up-to-date Library and Reading-Room fls List of Locals. ? Adelaide Local No. 1 : H. Clarke, Bf Secy. Ti-easurer, 105 Gilles St., H Adelaide, S.A. |B Sydney Local No. 2 : J. B. King, MS Secy. Treasur...
The Preamble of the I.W.W. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
The PreamMe of die I.W.W. The working class and the employing class have nothing in comniou. .lliere.can.be no i^eace so long as hunger and want are found among mil lions of working people, and the few who make up ihe employing class have all the good things of life. '.': Between these two classes a struggle must go on until, the workers oi ihe world organise as a class, take possession of the:eart3i and the ma-. elimei-y 'of 'production, aud' abolish .the wage system. ?? ; We f) nd that the centreing of the management of industries into H fewei' and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ? ever-gi-owing power of the eniijloying elass. The trade unions Foster » ? state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against M another set of workers in the same industry, thereby helping to defeat ? one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the. employ- ' ? ing 'class -to mislead the workers into the belief that the working class ? liave inte...
Broken Hill News. "I.W.W. Exodus." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
Brokeii Hill Newsy ** I. W W, Exodus. ** Th«g| has been a great deal of unemployment on the Barrier, due to the war, and the closing down of the mines. Many cases of dis tress were reported, and the unem ployed set up an Unemployed Com mittee after they_ discovered that the politicians and the A.M.A. did not intend taking any steps to al leviate the poverty. At an -I.W.W. meeting, the organisation was asked to -assist lay their militant tactics in obtaining results. A demonstration was held sub sequently outside the Trades' Hall, at which it Was given out that the water had been turned off at several working class homes by the Water Company. A body of men immed iately obtained picks and shovels, marched to the mains, and turned on the water again. After this had been done, word came through that a woman had had her furniture seized by a hire purchase merchant, and that the sale was? taking .place all Soufh Broken Hill. The large crowd im mediately captured a tram car, and proceeded ...
The Dishwasher. Jim Seymour in Industrial Workers. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
[?] iKSbl ' $c#i$«j§b^- - -|ai^ :;J^|^^(^iJ 'P^i^^il*. 'I || Alone in the kitchen, in gr^aseyla^njsteltn, ^ .'% ;^ .-;,- 1 pause for a. moment, a inb|neril; tS dream, .? ? For even a dishwasher thinks of a Map ;^A i-' I ?- Wheuein will be^leisure ior rest ^rid^tor/play ; |; 1 And now that T^pause o'er the transpm! there l|oats -.';'?? .'-'?'? A stream of the Tcaumerei's soul-stirring notes, / 1 Engulft in a blending of sorrow and gifee I wonder that inusic -can reach even me. :' ;:- For now I am thinking, xny brain has been stirred, The voice of a master -.the. . lowly^ Has heard ; ;':; V The heart-breaking sob ot the sad violin ;?'''?_ » Ayouses the thoughts ;of the sweet 'might have been''; Had i men been bprn equal the use of tiie brairV : Would shield vJiem from poverty, free them from pain, 1 Nor'_'\vould I have -'sunk in the black social mire ; *?. Because of poor judgment in choosing a sire. '.';_' But now 1 am only a slave of the rhill That plies %nd remodsls rne just as it ...
Carmichaelisms! [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
Carmichaelisms ! Some time ago the Labor fakiry located in Macquarie- street decided to send its Minister for Miseduca &nbsp; tion for a joy trip around the world in search of a Director of Music — at a salary of £.1,2^0 a year — for its Chambre d'Yells which is being erected on the site of the stables in the Domain. This structure, of course, is not intended for the children of the workers, who are producing the wherewithal to build the institute and maintain it. The arts in wHch the working class children are to be instructed under our benevolent Labor Gov ernment, are those of the factory and the workshop, and that at an age when they ought to be in the playground. While on the trip the Minister was instructed to study the latest methods by which the children could be trained to become more intelligent, more servile and obed ient in the interests of the boss. In company wiih Hollis, M.L.A., another member of Slim Willie's, organisation he was doing t he- sights of gay Par...
Huntly! [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 October 1914
Huntly! Forty-five miners have been in cinerated at Huntly, N.Z. They have been callously murdered by a gang of the most rascally pirates who ever scuttled a ship, a gang of dividend drawing sharks to whom naught is sacred save their bank balances, a gang of patriotic blood shouters, who grab their blood tinged gold from the tears and sorrows of widows, the hunger and desolation of orphans. How long are ye workers of N.Z. going to empty the glittering accu mulation at the feet of the Allisons and the Ralphs? How long are ye going to pay tribute in sweat, blood and life to this loathsome brood? Are ye men that ye allow your brothers to be slaughtered like sheep in the pithing pen? Arise, and exact in private property, in ised effort, for sonic slight recom pense for our murdered class brothers.
Literature in Stock. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914
Literature in Stock. Capital: Karl Marx, 3 volumes, poi vol. 8s. Value Price and Profit : Marx, bound 2s. paper 6d. Sabotage : Pouget, bound 2s, paper is. Right to be Lazy: Lafarguc, bound 2s, paper 6d. Militant Proletariat : Lewis, hound 2S. The Evolution of Property: L;Uai gue, bound js. The New Unionism : Tridon, paper is 8d. Mr. Block Cartoons: Rilbc, paper 8d. One Big Union: Trautmann, paper 6d. I.W.W. Songs: 64 songs of rebel lion, paper 6d. Eleven Blind Leaders^ Williams, paper 3d. I.W.W.: History, Structure and Methods: St. John, paper 3d. The Revolutionary I.W.W.: Perry, paper 3d. Revolution and the I.W.W.: Pease, paper 3d. How Capitalism has Hypnotised Society: Brov n, paper 3d. Song Book: Australian Edition, 15 Songs, paper 2d. Social General Strike: Roller, paper 26. Direct Action v. Legislation : Smith, paper sd. Sabotage: W. C. Smith, paper 3d. Economics of Labour: Quelch, paper 2d. Summary of Marx's 'Capital': paper 2d. Anti- Patriotism: Gustave Herve, paper 26. Econo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914
List of Locals. Adelaide Local No. 1 : H. Clarke, Secy. Treasurer, 105 Gilles St., Adelaide, S.A. Sydney Local Xo. 2 : Tom. Barker. .Secreuin, - Treasurer, 330 Castlereagh - street, Sydncv, X.S.W. Broken Hill Local No. 3: A. O'Mal ley, Sec. Treasurer, Sulphide St., Broken Hill, N.S.W. Port Pirie Local No. 4 : T. Cher rington, Secv.' Treasurer, Ellen St., Port Pirie, S.A. X.Z. LOCALS. Auckland Local No. 1 : G. Phillips, Secy. Treasurer, Kings Cham bers, Queen St., Auckland. Christchurch Local No. 2. E. Kear, i Secy. Treasurer. Madras St., Christchurch. Denuiston Local No. 3 : Wellington Local Xo. 4: H. l-\ Wrixon, Secretary-Treasurer. c/o P. Josephs, _\ Willis-street, Wellington, X.Z. SUBSCRIPTION BLANK For DIRECT ACTION. Enclosed find P.O. for 2/, for which send me Direct Action for 12 months I at the followilng address:: — j NAME. I (Street or P.O. Box) j City ? State ? I (If removed, please mark an x here). I Vide Daily Press. The Germans are using aero- 1 planes ! Wow ! I The Ger...
Adelaide Activities. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914
Adelaide Activities. ? ^» ? Meets every Wednesday evening at S oclock, at Oddfellows' Hall, Mooltan. street, off Flinders-street. Educational classes are held each alternate Wednesday, and all workers are requested to attend. The fee for membership is 2/6. Duos I/- per month. Slaves interested in bettering their conditions should atteud our open-air meetings, which are held opposite Co wells, Victoria Square every Saturday night. Any further information desired will be furnished on request by H. T. KELLY. Secy., 13 Wilcox-street, Adelaide Up-to-date Library and Reading-Itooni