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Labour Militant [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 28 February 1914

Labour J^& ©^ Militant In view of the recent strikes and the ever-increasing militancy of the workers, those good people who still fondly believe that the age long antagonism of Capital and Labour can be settled by arbitra tion or other 'amicable' methods, must be as patient as Bruce's spider. Industrial unionists know that   while the capitalist system exists, the workers' position is year after year growing more precarious, while the employing class are for ever extending their wealth, influ ence and power. As the second sentence of the l.W.W. preamble states: 'There can be no PEACE so long as hun- ger and want are found among millions of workers, and the few who make up the employing class have all the good things of life.' Arbitration, as a matter of fact, is, in one sense, the weakest wea pon in the bosses' armoury. It may serve its purpose for a time of leading the workers to neglect or abandon more direct methods of achieving their aims, but once awake to...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"SYMPATHY" WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

* ? IQI T 'SYMPATHY' WANTED. - The following is from the manager of the 'Industrial Unionist,' Auckland. 'If militants desiring to help the 'I.U. ' out of its financial difficulty, will send their 'sympa- thy' along to this paper, it will bo forwarded to Auckland in due course.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MONTHLY PROPAGANDA REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

MONTHLY PROPAGANDA REPORT, In every country of the world to day there are two elements in so ciety — one which has access to a'.i the joys of life, and the other which gets just a bare existence. Every day one ^au see arrays of frail children, weak, tottering women and broken-down men returning from the mills, mines, workshop, and fac tories, where the'r sweat and blood is ground into profit for a class living in luxury and ease; a class who will stop at nothing (not even at murder) to keep the workers in subjection, and to have their animal appetites and passions satisfied. The Class War is on, and it is the most bitter of all human contests: it has been marked by more murder and violence and disaster than any other struggle in history, due to the ignorance of the workers for brush ing, cunning leaders. During the last few years great in dustrial unrest has prevailed in the different, countries of the world, .the cruel lash of economic oppression is surely whipping the spirit of re...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
N.Z. Notes for Direct Action [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

N«Z. Notes for Direct Action The Auckland Local of the I.W.W. is still alive and kicking strong. F. W. O'Brien is now secretary -treasurer, and keeps the finances up in a marvellous man ner. F. W. Sullivan is literature secretary, and Tom Barker, busi ness manager of the 'Industrial Unionist'. T ? F. WT. Reeves has transferred to Sydney local, whilst F. W. John ston late of Broken Hill has trans ferred to Auckland. F.W's Bar low, Frietag and A. Hunter have lso left for Sydney. F. W. E. Hunter (Billy Banjo), oi; the Deiuiiston Local, is now or ganising the country workers down Wellington way, and will do good work, as he is one of the few naturally gifted organisers kick ing round. The 'Industrial Unionist' will restart about May and put out the old red dope, unadulterated by meal-ticket politicians or yellow ; Labor Socialism: - ^ She will have an. assured circu lation on getting into it again. All the Reds in N.Z. have con siderable time for he*.-': F.W. O'Brien, lias just done 4'8...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Confessions of a Self-Conscious Parasite. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

Confessions of a Self-Conscious Parasite. All wealth is the gift of Na ture and the efforts of labour. If we spin not, and sow not, u-- are parasites, living on our follows. The man who owns wealth which he did not earn by his own efforts must necessarily gain the benefits of some one 'else's labour, and he is eeriainlv a parasite and morally, if not legally, a thief. The intelligent worker recog nises he is a wage slave. Should not the intelligent man of the master class also admit he is a parasite? There are niMny stratas of so ciety, but classify them as you may. there are but two classes — the robbed, and the robbers. It is quite honorable to rob if you have money, and it is quite right you should be rob bed if you do not have money to rob others. Property is more sacred than life in the sight of the law. There are so many points of law. and all are in fav our of the man who owns the purse. Law is a thing which you can buy and sell. Justice is a thing we can only venture to drea...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE APPROACHING Revolution. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

THE APPROACHING Revolution. By P. 13. Short. ? 4 ? Mm No one to-day will dispute the m®. fact that the growing discontent 1|| among the workers right through- f_%$ out the whole world is rapidly in- ri$J creasing. No matter where we go ;|| the sain-.: tendency is to be found. ? ;Jf Every paper we read contains ac- I® counts of industrial unrest and ?fc| striki's; ami even rumblings of re- IJm volutions are not uncommon. ^ji Just recently in China a violent pip! revolution i.iarked the climax of ^'' thousands of years of slowly aceu- -. :' ' '?' ululating discontent. China has ,y-; now entered the commercial *; arena, and before long will sure- ..^ ly become a successful competitor -|fe with tlie most advanced countries ?||| of the world. Already the Anieri- ~$-f$ can 'Steal' Trust has spent 50 '';}'? million dollars in erecting steel .j^-.. jn^ls there. The capital invested V therein knows no color, no creed, li- no flag', and no country. It is in- f ternational in character, and i ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

Street Action * [ , ? j SB I a-v.'ZS'ET^ - i '-?-( MONTHLY ORGAN Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office:— 330 Castlereagh St., Sydney Australia. ' EDITOR— - Secretary-treasurer, C. T. REEVE. MANACER— E. A. CIFFNEY. Matter for publication only should be addressed to the Editor. Other matter tb the Manager. Subscription, 2/- por year. Special Terms on Bundle Orders. HEADQUARTERS 1. W.W, (Australia) : 330 CASTLEREACH ST., SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS— 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, III., U.S.A . LIBRARIAN.— D. Ramsay. Rebels note: Library now open. Loose-foot Rebels drop in for a book or a chat with other Rebels.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Preamble [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

« The Preamble * The working class and the em ploying class have nothing in com mon. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found anionj millions of working people, and the few who make up the employing class have all the good Between those two classes a struggle must, go 'on until the work ers of tile world organise as a class, take possession of the earth and the machinery of production, and abol ish the wage system. We find that the centering of the management of industries into few er and fewer hands makes the tracTe unions unable to cope with the ever growing power of the employing class. Tl'.e trado unions foster r- state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against an other set of workers iu the same In dustry, thereby helping to defeat one another in wage wars. More over, the trade unions aid the em ploying class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working class have interests in common with their employers. These conditions can '...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Boost, But Don't Knock [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

^Boos^ But Don't Knock — ^.— .* . Tho following gem is from the official organ of the Railway and Tramway Unions of N'-w South Wales: — 'O:io of the worst sins of in differviice on the part of the average trade union member is the neglect to attend the union meetings. A union member who does not attend the meetings loses tho biggest part of the evo lutionary, educational effect of: the opportunity to broaden and improve one's self through as sociation with his fellows. Be sides that, he is depriving the movement of the encouragement ?of his personal presence. There is an .enthusiasm about large meetings that carries a message of hope and confidence to each member. Attend the union meetings, but by all means go to boost and not to. Imock.' 'We presume when tramway men. for instance, are assured by the secretary of their union that it would be useless asking for an increase- in ' their wages, as the 'trams don't pay.' that they are expected to greet the state ment with enthusiastic ch...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMME OF THE I.W.W. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

THE CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMME OF THE I.W..W. BY B. H. WILLIAMS ? .':-; The charge is now being made and ;' ' repeated constantly by the enemies of Uie Industrial Workers of the V': World, that our organisation is com ; initted .'exclusively to a programme -:, . oi' violent destruction ; that me ^ l.W.W. would destroy society and in ? dustry, leaving nothing but chaos in T? their place.' With much eagerness ?^ and flourish a large part of the ':':}? Labor press is repeating this uon ??::. sense, until no doubt many sincere M workers are misled by it, which is, of ?'???-? course, the intention of the enemy. ?'?£ In order to offset this, and supply ?# our own active members with, ma K^ terial with which to educate outside |0 workers,'DkectjsA.ctkm'hopes from |t time to time, to deal in detaiU with g the structural forms of the 'One I Big Union.' Our readers should || 'understand that itTs viK fSS alleged - 1- 'noisy talk' of the l.W.W. agitator % that is so much feared by the capi H talis...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

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Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SHORT ARM JOLTS [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

.... SHORT ARM JOLTS ? ? ? Who is^right? They are both liars. Holman 's wish was father to the thought. The I.W.W. was never more fit, t'iai;k you, William. As for our 'friend' Hughes, this monument of intelligence for got that 'syndicalist' propo ganda is itself the effect of cer tain causes. The increasing unrest among the workers, and, what Hughes still more deplores, 'their tendency to ignore 'the advice of their leaders,' is due to the pres sure of economic conditions, and their gradual realisation of the fact that they themselves must be their own saviours. Lilly in the role of Messiah, anyhow, is too funny for words. ' i he partnership of capital and labor is indissoluble,' said the 'Herald' in a leading article lately. . - Quite so. In the last analysis, they are both the same, for capital is Labor materialised. That between capitalist and laborer, however, is not the kind of 'partnership' workers are over much iu love with. One of the 'partners' would appear to be so predom...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Short Arm Jolts. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

| Short Arm 1 i Jolts- i C ? L The only two 'rights' the worker possesses under capitalism are the 'right' to work when he finds it, and the 'right' to starve when he can't. ? ♦ ? The right to vote is a 'conces- sion'' of capitalist society, and, therefore, useless. ? — + ? The right to organise is limited by tke might of the master class to crush its materialisation. Wit / ness South Africa, New Zealand, \ Dublin, and other places when this 'right' attempts to manifest ' itself. ? f ? r The right of Freedom of .Speech in the present state of working class organisation is a myth, and can be suppressed at will by our rulers and masters. ? f ? When the workers can truly say that they have established one right which the master-class dare not, and cannot, encroach upon, their emancipation is not far dis tant. ? 7* ? Controlling the lives and liber ties of millions of working people is the 'right' of our masters, be cause they have the might to maintain it. —4 ? Ownership of the means o...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
How Capitalism Has Hypnotised Society (Continued from No. 1 still Obtainable from Office. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 31 March 1914

How Capitalism Has Hypnotised Society By WILLIAM THURSTON BROWN.   (Continued from No. 1 still Obtainable from Office. Suppose, for example, a man with such a reputation as Jesus Christ were to apply for a job as clerk or sales man in any business house in any city in America, or for a confidential position in any city government, or in any political party. What would happen to him ? You know what would happen to him. The whole police force would be after him in no time. He couldn't get a job anywhere under this system and would be pro nounced a 'vagrant' by any police court in America. If there were 500 Men of exactly the moral quality of Jesus in this one respect: that they were known to be absolutely truthful, aggressively truthful, there would be 500 vagrants iu the city in addition to those already here. There would be 500 men subject to arrest and   imprisonment! -Why? Because our capitalist system cannot use as clerks or salesmen people who insist on...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
WHAT WE WANT! [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 May 1914

WHAT WE WANT! We are the hewers and del vers who toil 'for another's gain. The common clod, and the rabble, stunted of brow and brain. What do -we want, the gleaners, of the harvest we have reaped? What do we want, the neuters, of the honey we have heaped? L We want the drones to be driven away from our golden hoard, We want to share iu the harvest, we want to sit at the board, We want what sword or suffrage has never yet won for man— -:? The fruits af his toil God promised when the curse of toil began. Ye have tried the sword and sceptre, the cross and the sacred word. In all the years, and kingdom is not here yet of the Lord. We are tired of useless waiting; we are tired of fruitless prayers; Soldier and churchman and; '-'lawyer— ihe failure, is it theirs?' What gain is it to the people that a God laid down His life If tiwenty centuries after His world be a world of strife? If die serried ran'KS be facing each other with ruthless eyes, And steel in their hands, what profits a Savi...

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

The Slaves of Australia Need a WEEKLY PAPER Of Their Own. FELLOW WORKERS if you work you can make a Weekly of Direct Action.

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

SOCIETY NEWS. ' The 'New Zealand Herald,' a revo lutionary syndicalist organ of 50 years* standing, recently had avn illuminating article on the effect of sugar on con crete. A little sugar, says our ancient contemporary, mixed in concrete, re sults in the spoliation of the job. Oh, those naughty, naughty syndicalists! * * * Fellow-worker Edward Wettin's dog Seizer has succumbed to distemper, and, like his master, .passed beyond the veil. There will be joy iki'Eaven * * ? * John Swagman will be delighted to know that 60 per cent, of Italians now wears suspenders, according to the daily press. The' -Parliamentary So cialists must be in control of the po litical machine in Italy at last. ? *? '* * i. Comrade Alfonso, of Spain, who has a lip like a pound of liver flip, actual ly allowed a common person to light - Iris pipe from' Fonso's cigaro in the street the other day. Daily press please copy. * - * * The little dogs who leave their vi siting cards at uninvited places, it is presume...

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

SHORT ARM JOLTS. Tlie l.W.W. seeks to capture the government of machinery, and not the machinery of government, as the poli ticians desire. * * * A kick on the job is worth ten at the ballot box. * * * They say that Industrial Unionism is a dream, well if that is so. Capital ism is a damned' nightmare. * * * Ingersoll said 'A patriot is some one who seeks to do something for his country, but a politician is some one who wants his country to do Rnmptiiinfr fni* liim ' * * * Legislation to prevent little dogs behaving indecorously is suggested by a prominent N\Z. social democrat. * * * The master of modern society is the master of the job. Workers organ ise to be masters of the job. * * * Pie tickets and meal ticket cards are creating much competition in N.Z. nowadays. * * * It is rumoured that J. B. King will be back in N.Z. early in July. Rebels take notice, and get in touch with N.Z. Administration. Auckland. * * ♦ We want 50 locals in Australia and N.Z. * * * Oh! you Land of the B...

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

MAY DAY, 1914. Another year has flown, and the day of Labour militant is with us again. The red banners of freedom are lead ing a mightier force -thaVn twelve short months aso. The world shakes under the mighty convulsions of general strikes, -lit. propaganda of social war, the revolt of class. : The foundation of Capitalism are giving way slowly but surely, before the persistent organisation of the workers. Let us carry on! The gaols are packed alike in-snowy Liberia, alnd in 'God's Own' New Zea land, with workers 'for freedom. : South Africa and its deportations, Ortlrtyori/-* ii-iHi i-te rari VilnnHoH minors fighting for justice, the hideous horror - oT Calumet, and its glorious revenge. New Zealand strike boulid, the Portu guese railway strike, the revolt of the tax-ridden Japanese, the general strike in Milan, the Indian passive strike ':n South Africa are but sldrmishes before the great . engagement of to-morrow. Yes, fellow-workers, May Day has its memories. Let us rally the ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
CLASS WAR IN N.Z. Tyranny and "Justice" Under the Southern Cross. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 May 1914

CLASS WAR IN N.Z. Tyranny and u Justice ' Under the Southern Cross. A few months ago, as the result of wholesale victimisation and tyranny, the workers af New Zealand protest ed against it by means of a general strike. Owing to the incompetency of the leaders, the ignorance of the workers involved, and the brutality of the capitalist class and their crea tures, the workers were finally de tfeated. Not content with their victory, many arrests were effected upon the most specious charges, this especially happening dn the capital city Wel iiugton. All sorts of charges were preferred against the striking work ers, varying from unlawful assembly to attempted murder. Sentences of the most outrageous kind were inflicted by the Stipendiary Magistrate in the Lower Court, who showed on every occasion his hatred for the strikers, and a class bias against everyone and everything con nected, with, the strike movement. Many of the cases were sent on for trial to the Supreme Court the jur ies were...

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