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A Futile Deputation. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914

A Futile Deputation. Deputations to politicians have always failed, and always will. A few days ago delegates representing fourteen craft Unions had a con ference in the 'dead house' to discuss the half-lime system which has been put into operation b\- the so-called Labor party. The confer ence also tried to solve (don't laugh) the unemployed problem. Two resolutions were carried, one condemning the Government for their action, and the other, ihat a deputation wait on the Labor party. That is the Trades Hall way oi solving ihe unemployed problem. After heaps of formalities had been got over, the Labor parry decided to meet the deputation, and on the -'_'nd of September ihe delegates, alter a long delay, were admitted to the sacred chamber. Mr. ,£,'.s.d. Hohnan, ilu Premier, asked lor suggestions u- suhc l'ne problem. Various .schemes weic suggested, varying horn a 'war tax' lo compensating ihe employers i.-n a 50 per cent. b:isis. However, alter a while the Premier 1: in led lhat en...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Helensburg Happenings. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914

Helensburg Happenings. The Helensburg miners are pat riotic. They are free-born citizens of the British Empire, where ft miner out of work is equal to the Governor-General — at the bi'lot box. The other day, in order to give emphasis to this boss-beloved vir tue of patriotism, the miners struck in order to compel the man ager to dispense with the services of two German unionists, who hadn't, been intelligent enough to be born under the folds of the Union Jack. A few objected of course. The narrow bigoted craft Union standpoint is vividly shown by the action of miners to wreak petty spite against men who are evident ly good unionists, who in no way are responsible for the deplorable war waging in Europe. Now for the information of the miners we want to inform them that the boss foreman of the firm who are transferring Helensburgh coal to the transports is a German, by name, Julius Wulf. Now we will have an opportunity of seeing whether the conscientious' patriotic principles of the H...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The European Conflagration. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914

The European Conflagration . Nobody can deny the fact that the working class had no voice in the declaration of the war now in full swing. It: was declared by the Monarchs of the various countries concerned, who, in so doing, were only giving expression to the demands of the commercial interests of t?heir re spective masters — the capitalists of such nations. This being so, and seeing that we, the workers, have, to supply the victims, is it not time we called a 'halt'' and find out if we are doing justice to ourselves either individually, or as a class, by taking sides with the capitalists in this bloody affair. What is our position in society as compared with that of our masters? ? We own no land or property, not even our own lives. Our mas ters do own tho land, natural re sources, and idustries. By such ownership, they exercise .control over our lives, for we have to ask their permission in order that wo may work, that they may rob us — that profit and i comfort may be their lot,,...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Preamble of the I.W.W. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914

The Preamble of the I.W.W. The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. ihere can be no peace so long as hunger aud want are found among mil lions of working people, and the few who make up the employing class have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organise as a class, take possession of the earth arid the ma chinery of production, and abolish the wsp-p svstflni We find that the centreing of the management of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever-growing power of the employing -class. The trade unions foster u state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against 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 have, interests in common with their employers. These...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Logic of To-Day. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 October 1914

The Logic of To-Day. By Ragnar Redbeard. .Might was Right when Caesar bled upon the stones of Home, 3J.iii-» was Ltigtn when Joshua led his Hordes o'er Jordan's foam, And -Alight was Hight when German troops poured down -'through Paris gay ; it's the Gospel ot ttiu Ancient World, ana the Logic of To-Day. Behind all lvin^s and Presidents — all Governments aud Law, ,-- . Are. army-corps and.'' cannoneers— -to'-'hold the world in awe. .And Word strong races Wn ''the earth and ride the Conqueror's car — And L113EKTV has ne'er been won except toy deeds oi war. What are tJie lords of hoarded gold — tJie silent Semite rings? What are the plunder patriots — high-pontiffs, priests, and kings ? What are they btit bolu 'master-minds, best fitted for the fray. Who comprehend and vanquish l-y the Logic of To-Day. Cain's knotted dub is sceptre still— the Eights of .man is fraud; Christ's othics are for creeping diin^.-s — true manhood smiles tit 'God,' J«'or flight is Right when empires; siiiK 'i...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Redbeardisms. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

Redbeardisms. ?♦ This age of ours wants men above all things — 'men of spirit' — men ever read\i to look into the eyes of death, without winking. Behold ! Post up this new proclamation : 'The man who mr.dL1 justice was a liar.' The principles that govern a 'hold-up' are the self-same princi ples that govern government. No government on earth rests on the consent of the governed. Yerilv! Verily ! A new nobility shall be born unto thec, O America! A. breed of terrible commanders! of grim destroyers ! A nubility un purcltasable with the minted tokens of money-changers — a nobility ol valor, of power and of might — ;-. nobility honorable, clear-sighted, clear-skinned, unconquerable ! When not thwarted by artificial contrivances,, whatever argument nature promulgates is — right. '1 ho farther man gets away from nature, the farther he departs from right. 'Come unto me all ye, that arc weary and heavy laden,' and those -who obev are sure of — hell: Even a.s 1: write (1890-1896)— with wreck...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Day We Celebrate. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

The Day We Celebrate. -?♦- -- - ? - The slaves of Adelaide have once again demonstrated their weakness and lack of knowledge ot 'what ought-to-be' by marching through the streets, beneath the smiles of the capitalists who were perched on various business house balconies. Some amusement was provided lor those of orthodox ideas. The build ers' labourers disnlaved a banner - ette worded, 'We arc the pioneers of the 44 hours per week, we iead, others follow.'' As laughable and all as this is, it was completely outdone by on other bannerette which followed in ariose order and belonged to the same society, it was worded thus : 'We are unemployed; when we work, we work 44 hours.' This, ot course, is quite typical of all 'cral- lies,' but on this special occasion one could not help lending a laugh at the serious manner in which the slaves regarded the above quota tions, erroneous absolutely, in the first instance and sadly true in tin second. Then again the formidable (?) A.W.U. marched beh...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
JOLTS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

JOLTS. ? The Press Fund is creeping slow ly along, thanks to a few ol the more active members. We want subs., as mam are lapsing. Do your bit, fellow worker, if you arc among the slaves, gel a bundle, and sel the One Big Union ideas mov ing. Tin's movement depends on VOL'. ?^ *. ??-. The same cr-o.is who howled for the prohibition of the German band, are the sam*1 honeheaded cranks who employ girls of thirteen in their factories, and ihen 'yell : 'Britons never, never, ns ver shall be slaves.'' Their brains arc on the wrong end of their .--pinal «.'jlumns.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
TWAIN'S "WAR PRAYER." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

TWAINS 'WAR PRAYER.' Mark Twain pictures a regiment gathered in a church on the 'eve of departure for the front. The 'War Prayer r is offered as follows: — 'Oil, Lord, help us to tear the soldiers of lite foe to bloody shreds with -jur shells; help us to cover (heir smiling fields with the pale 101ms 01 men- patriotic -lead ; help us to lay waste th«-ir humble homes with a hurricane of fire; hdp us to wring the hearts of -thdr unoffend ing widows wilh unavailing grief; blast their hopes, blight lives, water their way with their tears.' J-.irlv to bed and early to rise, makes— your Tsoss— hea!thy;. weal th}- and wisej. -'-,

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
JOLTS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

JOLTS. A well-known firm of printers in ; Sydney gave ^50 to the Patriotic Fund. They have now dismissed ' most of their employees. That is j the dope according to Dr. Johnson, : 'Patriotism is the last resort of [ scoundrels.' Perhaps the patrio- J tic employees will wonder why. ' * * # The 'Snooze*' recently had a ,; photo of Little Eddy, the Prince of o the Grenadier Guards, in its col ums. His legs are a thing of beauty, and he has pa's masterful chin well developed. He is shyly gazing at. ; would have in the slave market, j the ground. What a chance he selling ,his labouring- energy. I ' guess that Brennan would shoo him j if he asked for a job. ; * * * J It reminds us of the time when :i ' patriotic silly paper came out in the ? Old Dart with a picture of little .' King George, and under the 5ft. p 2-inch dump was the following: jl 'Every inch a king.' The unkind % world rocked with laughter. 3 * * '» 'I The Sydney Morning- Herald has | an article in its financial column, J st...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

How to Join. Any wage worker wishing to jofathe Industrial Workers of the World can obtain information by applying to the nearest local I.W.W. secretary. If there is no branch of the I.W.W. in your district you may become a member by making application through the post to any secretary listed in £he paper. Do you agree to abide by the constitution Will you diligently study its principles aad mat yourself acquainted with, its purposes? Name Occupation Industry * Street Address City State The above applicant, having subscribed to the principles ot the pre amble, and having answered in the affirmative to the questions, expressee his desire to become a member of the Industrial Workers .of the World, and is -therefore recommended for membership. To Local Union No. Initiation , j By Cut this out, fill in. Post to Sec, Trs.. with Initiation Fee.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

lirect Action ™— ??»? '?- ? - nrs-rssruii^j. — k mmtrmt ^%^^/ OFFiCiAL ORGAN B , Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OT Till: WORLD (Ai!5tra(-r.n Art»r- n.stnls-n). Ofiicc:-3JO Castlerea-ii SI, Sydney Austria. l-|lJ l''M MM! |; \Ki.i.k. -M W \'.l k1 I. \ (,;. ; \ j -, Mat.'er for publication only shauld be t'.:.-c:sca I- ilie Editor. Other matter r I'ls Manager, _ :bscription, 2/- per year. Special roi-tns on Bundle Orders. i HEADQUARTERS I.W.W. (Australia): 3'W rASTLERCACH ST., SYDNEY. CFNERAL HFADQUARTERS— JG4 N . Washington St., Chicago, III., U.S.A .

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Preamble of the I.W.W. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

The Preamble of the LW.W. Tlie woiliuig d,isa and the employing dass have nothing in common. ] Jictp l.u) be no peace so long ,-.x inmyr and want arc found among mil lions of working ytople. ;-iul tlu few who ma.ie up the employing clasb hint fill the good things oi life. JJeUeen th-^e two chirps a f, niggle must go on until the workeis of .ho vvoild orgfunfe as a elas.,, t,u:€ possession oi the earth and the ma ehij'eiy oi production, and .ibohth the wasc svatem. I We find thai the rei.Uenig of the management of industries into Jcwe^ wild fewer hands uiakL' ;he trade union.-, unable to cope with the I r\ei--gro\\ii]g power oi tU- emp.o; in» class. Ihe trade unions foster a t.atc of .ifiairs winch .illov.s ov.e set of worker? to be pitted against ..nuthev set ol' woikeis in the .viiue mdnstry, thereby helping to defeat ''M anothor m \\,-gc wars Moreover, the trade unions aid the employ ing dass io mislead Hie woikci? into the hehef that the working class have interests m eommen wit-...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

Adelaide Activities MeoLs every Wednesday evening .it 8 ocloc-k, at Oddfellows' Hall, Moolt;m stroet, oHr Flinders-street. Educational classes arc hold each nltornnte Wednesday, and all worK'ovs a iv requested to attend. The Ice for membership is '2/6. Duos 1/- per month. Slaves interested in bettering their conditions should attend our open-;iir mootings, wliioli are hold opposite G-- wolls, Victoria Square every Saturday night. Any further information desired vill he furnished on request liy H. T. KELLY, Secy., 13 YVilcox-strcet. Adelaide Up-to-date. Library and Reading-]? oom Press Fund. £ s. d. I'r-.'\ iouslv acknowledged -) 17 10 C.T.R. .' ? ' .. ' . 2 6 F.A.R ? 36 Per W. ]. Mathiesnn (Rydci)' .. «5 o A. Zi miner ? a 6 I. Bryan ? 2 o S. W. Hrown ? - o £\\ 4 10 SUBSCRIPTION BLANK For DIRECT ACTION. Enclosed find P.O. for 2/, for which send me Direct Action for 12 months at the ? followilng address:: — NAME. (Street or P.O. Box) City ? State ? (If removed, please mark an x here)....

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Strikes and Political Foolishness. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

Strikes and Politi cal Foolishness. M' i\mlil,s, i 1m ( o'lm'oiiut .|ih '?l-ili- ? i' i in i urn!-, on' in li i I. .ili.. i ?m.Hi ' -l I'. | ,h,- ., , . ,,| ,, | |,1, , ,i| ' 1' MM, ll. U H.1 ll x III l(»l], S - -li's' ' I i! . '» ? 1 1 s m i u- 1 1 (I, m\ (i)\ - 'I-, -ll - - |l\ ,'IU] 1(1)1 I il' ,| li,| il 'I Hi S^(j p i so, I- \c\\ ,,iUl ol-] '1 Mmli x (luring ilji' f|U;irkT in '-1 '''? ?'- i .til in . I !-- ,11 - --llin.lli (1 - -s 'i ;- o. ,'is ^ ' I. niy ii i\ s, i ? pi ? *- ' hi ? iil; p !-f-- mi '.il;ii dI ,' i vv 'li I 11' ll.'llllli , ill -||sp'ii, s \\ ll,- ]l '' i hi r- (1 -!u' my ill- !n s| fju.iii* : n i'ic M';ir w;i- i i ;. (in loss of wnrk 1 ~u; il.n -- .mil ' i il ii '^ in jdi ,i^i, ,ind Ull' l«iv, ( | li,l!; s ,)( ^ , ,, _ ,)(_,_ O| i il' in a ili-.p,i'- .., in ^inii'iiv; (!u iiiL; Tl' m ' onu -ju.i'U i uf h,! j, -^ pi i ci-nt. orcunct! in the mining indii:, i' . ili, II' ,n \( w South \Y iles I I is is i ii i ii t| ,nl\ f| iK-micnl Idi I'll In r- tils dI L iho, CA...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
My South African Experiences [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

My South African Experiences (By D. Goldstein). South Africa within the hist two ye:irs ^\s come in for ;i certain .'uiio.ui^to/ notoriety, due !it- doubi., to live two great industrial slruggles lli.u have !;ik'en place whereby the workers t-ncle.'ivoured to foivc b'ui tcr ecouomic conditions from Iheir masters. 'On my arrival in South Africa lasl April, Iho authorities tried to prevent me from landing, on the pretext- lhat 1 had missed two commas in an education test. How ever n.fter a ioi of palaver, and the announcement by the Chief Jmmi jjra'.ion officer to the effect Vhnl ] was ;m active member of a revolu tionary organisation, I was rtllowcd the ''priviioji-c1' of landing- on 'Brit- ish' South African soil. On 'landing, 1 discovered that the Labor politicians had got their dope into the minds of the workers with a certain amount of success. They had told the workers thai Ihe reason why the boneheads had nol suc ceeded in 4--eUin»- better working; conditions was because thev h...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

The New Song Book. The new ' Sony Book is on ilu Press right now. It contains 3-' songs ami choruses. The price will be 3d. each, or _-s. per dozen. Further, reduction i'or larger quan tities. Samples .sent on application to secretaries. have been selected, and it contains twice the number of airs as llit: first edition. Every I.W.W. man on the job ought to have at least a dozen with him. They mak--' rebels, lighten the swag', and W;\-x rhe. trail for the One Big Union. Lets hear from you, ye rebel dan.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Why we are at War. The Responsibility of Sir Edward Grey. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

Why we are at War. The Resppnsibility of Sir Edward Grey. By J. Ramsay MacdonaW, M. P. On Uiuiua' Suml.\ iht - coikI o. \nfeust J him m AUiiumll a im.ii) u j iiu C iiuiici uid 1. M me oi iht missi^t mil tomuMtiob ijunt n joiLi^n '?mii tins uiii Unba^itiois simh \uu to d*. initialed ioi tin ]HiipoM. of sho jiio how \\-_ stiow ioj pi iu iid iO\\ G-fimm immoA ihh wait lu «ji Jl amII ln\e i yt iuiu on miblh. ouai on UmJ i id Ii * «isn^ht It js ( lilt d CoiJisnoudpt-A it iKctin^ tin. Luioik ui Cmms ' bin j ^mialK Hioiitd to i, 11k. \\ hn-. i'aixi i vwsh t(- \uu muit upon it In itie pni])oH} oi t\pi umiur rls ^^nihciiut Jt begins with toimivnini) Ijinucu Si } d\\ ml - ic\ md An. (uiimu unbissuh) oil liih 2U legudiu^ ilu .\imjiui tlm u 10 mini II Su it ana fimshis uuii (Ik chliun oi otu iiJiuii umn u i- uuui\ on vu_us\ 4 1 n»n it i mm ---iuhi-imis ipnai 10 !)-_ ]uHiind iln iollowin,, u piiousta) I Su J_,ih\ ml (jiu Mio\(. i - In. ]jSi io » c\an i J inopt in « u J Gum m did m m to muhii „ l...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE MACHINE GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

THE MACHINE GUN. 1 speak with the voice of men and devils. My messengers sped their unerring .flight to countless hearts. 1 work between two voids — back of me a pile of empty shells, in front of me a widening circle of 'empty, hearts. I am no respecter of per sons. .\[y victories lie in a horizon of homes. Hell inspired me, man created me, women and children pay for me. Each day of battle 1 prepare a feast of bodies, with Death as the host. With my blackened wand I touch I he breast of man* and forthwith their springs the incarnadine river of death. 1 turn but an inch, and the lives of maidens are blasted, mothers and sisters mourn, and a hundred babes are fatherless. Science. Christianity and Civili zation stand sponsors for me. — Life -? F. W. W. T. Smith is at present at Maffra, Gippsland. There arc, no jobs round that part oJ the world

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE INTERNATIONALE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 November 1914

THE INTERNATIONALE. Arise, _\c piibontrs of starvation! Arise, \e wi etched of the earth, For justice thunders condemnation, A better world's in birth. No more tradition's chains shall bind us, Arise, ye slaves; no more in thrall!: The earth shall rise on new foundations, ? We have been naught, we shall be all. 'Tis the final conflict, Let each stand in his place, The Industrial Union Sjhall be the human race. We want no condescending saviours, lo rule us from a judgement hall; We workers ask not for their favours ; Let us consult for all. Io make (Jic thief disgorge his boo1\ To free the spirit from its cell, We must ourselves decide our duty, We must decide and do it well. The law oppresses us and tricks us, Wage systems drain our blood; The rich are free from obligations, The laws the poor delude. Too long we've languished in subjection. Equality has other laws; '\'o rights,' s;i)s she, 'without their duties, No claims on equals without cause. Behold them seated in their glory, T...

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