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No title [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
A -reform does not lessen .the pressures of Capitalism; it merely diverts it to some other channel. '??♦* The terms of peace once settled, there jtfust to -no cultrvaUoo of hatred, no; peoatta&tion of .Oermaay, *so boycott or 'war after the war,' Ttm* oust J» less hiterbatjQJial 4)arrter« than ^before, not greajber ones.— pro-e««or ChW^wrt- Marray^ ' 'Th* ^PTay Forward.' -
REPATRIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
? ' ? * * 'fiK&J' ; ''Returned soldiers are awaiting employ ment. Lighl labor positions particularly desired. Employere ring or write Repa triation Department, Joliftiont.'— Go\pern- ment placard. IiO, the poor Anzac, 2sTow he has come toaofc. Waits to be Jdred— ? iight labor desired. - : Jobs dont jump at him, '. For he's niihus a limb, : Or his brains have heen batterea, : Nerve centres. shattered, ; Lipe twitchme ste teU : : That theySre 30jaurnwi in fa«U; : Itimp ateeves in pockets. . i iQiass ©yesiin saclMts. i OUwed bands *haa itecte» : tio blood or Aones itiiere. . j And io lieu «f his legs ? Atediaotoai..;pflcs. ; Knowiqg these ;los»«s. i Surely the Bosses : (So loving and ki«d4 Will clieerfiiUy fiud Jobs for the toalt aud *toe maimed and the l-Un-t ? And (heedless to state) ; At the full union rate. , !— RH.L, in aSelbouitie 'Socialist.'
"FOR FREEDOM." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
[?] Men! whose boast it is that ye Come of fathers bra v« and -free, If there breathe on earth a slave, Are t« truly -free ana brav*? If ye do not feel the chain, When it works a brother's pain, Are ye not base slaves indeed, Slaves unworthy to he freed? Women! who shall one day bear Sons to breathe Mew England air, If ye hear. 'Without a blush, 3-eeds to .make the roused blood rush laike.ved -lava through your veins, For your sisters now in chains-a Answer! Are. ye fit to be Mothers of the brave and free? ; Is true freedom but to Tweak ._ Fetters for our own dear sake, And, with leathern hearts, forget That we. owe. mankind a debt? NoJ ..T-rtK^-ie/loai is to. share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be ; Earnest to malce others free! They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing, and abuse, Kather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think; They are slaves who aare not...
FOUNDATIONS OF FREEDOM. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
tOUNDATIONS OF FREEDOM. J If all mankind minus one were of on©'5'*' , opinion, and only one person weye t-t th«^ , contrary opinion, mankind would be n(^ ^ more justified in silencing that *-ne per-t, ^ *on than he, if he' bad the power, would^ ^f be justified in silencing mantomJ.rrJohBr' 4 Stuart Mill. ' - * *~*$ffl
TO THE OPPRESSOR. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
TO THE OPPRESSOR. Who ?gave to you the right to say How I should live my life? How I shall work, when I shall play, Whom I shall take to wife? Why shall I slave from dark to dark, To suit your jealous aim? Are you my God? Have you His mark, . That thus my soul you claim? Who gave to you the power to crush The weaklings in your grip? , And every righteous cry to hush With cruel jail or whip? Think you the blood that- you have shed Is paltry water spilt? Ah no, the blood upon your head To justice pleads its guilt. But Justice knows no mercy when He walks with perfect truth, Both you and yours in judgment then Shall die with all uncouth. — BiHie Mitchell, in the 'International Socialist*' ? &'i ?'?-???ir:,?.-1;i'i',-;i;.'-Vj, '..'-'. .'??.,'? '.^-'.'t.'..- ??'._????? ? *-?./?' ?'??'?
MR. BAVIN (NATIONALIST) ON THE SEDITION BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
MR. BAVIN (NATIONALIST) ON THE SEDITION BILL Mr. Bavin (Nationalist): Under the War Precautions Regulations a man may be convicted of a merely technical offence which in no sense is an offence that should disqualify him from sitting: in this House, or that ought to prevent the electors from having the right to elect him. It may not necessarily involve any moral turpitude, or any conduct which ought to exclude him from this House. 1 think we ought to leave Federal offences alone. We cannot exclude these men from the Federal Par liament. It seems absolutely illogical to exclude a man from this House who can not be excluded from the Federal Parlia ment. That Is the Parliament which has to deal with these matters. If a man' is dangerous in this House because of his sentiments in regard to the war, ho is doubly dangerous in the Federal Parlia ment. Why should vwe exclude him from, this House merely because he has com mitted an offence against a Federal regu lation? I am not prepared to t...
ABOUT MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
ABOUT MARRIAGE. The fear of restraint is named as a prime element in the Russian character, as analysed by A. G. Tolfree in the 'At- lantic.' Two somewhat amusing illus trations of this fear are given. 'An in telligent, cultivated Russian woman pleaded for hours with her fourteen year-old daughter to promise solemnly that she would never marry. Her own marriage appeared to be happy enough; her objection to the possible marriage of her daughter was that she would not be always and perfectly free to do as she pleased.' A Russian man's reason for choosing the celibate life was simi lar: 'I could never think of marrying,' said old Prince G— — , 'for I know what my fate would be. Every Russian lives under his wife's slipper.' ' An American contribution to the matri monial problem is as follows, from the pen of a woman contributor, to the 'American . Agriculturist' :— 'I have a neighbor,' she eays, 'who never does but side work, neve:r carries \yood or water, and her husband helps with th...
THE COMING OF THE AIRSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
THE COMING OF THE AIRSHIP. Thousands of aeroplanes are being used in this war, and more and more of them are being- turned out every day in Eng land, America, France, Germany, and other European countries. When the war is over there will be more of them in existence than ever before, and more people than ever able to navigate them For every machine shot down a dozen new ones are being built, and for every pilot killed a score of new ones are learn ing to fly. Now, what are all these men and their machines going to do when the war is over? Do you think they are going to knock off flying and the men go back to their old occupations? Not on your life they won't. The manufacturers of aero planes and the shareholders with their money invested in the big constructing1 companies will see to that. Millions of pounds have been invested in factories, plant, machinery and material, and all sorts and sizes of machines are being turned out in hundreds every aay. The capital ists and the skilled ...
THE IDEALS OF LABOR THREATENED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
the ibeais m umWskmj^ Members of the Movement in this State are beingf circularised on a new .land policy, which came before last Annual. Conference, and has to be finally deter r mined by the next conference at Easter time. The startling thing in these pro posals is the first paragraph, declaring for 'optional' land tenures. This means, if adopted, that so far as Labor is con cerned, Crown lands can be either leased or bought straight out under the freehold system. It therefore means the voluntary abandonment of one of the fundamental principles of the Labor Movement, and one over which many strenuous and his toric battles have been fought by the Par liamentary Labor Party in this and other States during all the years of our exist ence. There is no other principle which forms such a clear and deep dividing line between the Labor Movement and the other political parties as that of the pri vate ownership of land, and before wo efface that line by such a direct change of front on a vi...
THE WAR AND EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
THE WAR AND EDUCATION. On Sunday last Captain Murphy, sec retary of R.S. and S.P.L., and also a mem ber of the A.L.P. Executive, delivered an interesting address to a large audience in the Trades Hall on 'The War and Educa tion.' Captain Murphy advocated the aboli tion of the jingoism which is at present taught in all schools Jn the Empire, and in place thereof recommended the substitu tion of sound, rational subjects, such as a knowledge of Australian natural resources, eugenics, social and political economy. Also the better remuneration of teachers, who were expected to mould the character of Australia's future .citizen.s. Finally, he strongly urged the parents to place good, solid Labor literature in the hands of their children, so that they would arrive at manhood and womanhood jnrepared to face the world and fight in the ranks of this Movement, able to advo cate the teachings of Labor and assist in the overthrow of the enemy. If Australia emerges from this war ana permits the p...
THE EVIL POWER OF CAPITALIST PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
THE EVIL POWER OF THE CAPITALIST PRESS. London 'Herald' asks how many coin cidences does it take to make a conspir acy. We have had to deal with ' coinci dences in this State.- Occasionally indeed public journals here have been compelled to adopt a theory of absolute miracle, in order to avoid ? adopting another. The 'Herald' deals chiefly with the North cliffe Press and Georgian coincidences. With come aspects of the campaign against the Northcliffe Press 'The World' has little sympathy, and neither has the 'Herald.' If the Northcliffe Press fawns upon Lloyd George, the opposing Liberal Press, fawns upon others. Does any sane man suppose that Asquith is made of more than straw? Yet the Liberal Press of Britain would try to bulldoze the nation into the strange delusion that to win the war all that is necessary is to destroy George and crown Aequit.h. The war will not be won (nor peace attained) as long as Lloyd George is Prime Minister. That ia our opinion at least. Neither, however...
"HOME AGAIN." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
'HOME AGAIN.' They gives us sweets and picture-books, and cigarettes and things, And they speaks to ,us respecrful-like as though we all was Icings; And they asks us silly questions— but they mean well in their way; So we tells them how we fought and fell on such and such a day; And we talks a bit to please them when the ladies come' to call ; But the things that we have done and seen they 'aven't seen at all. There's lots o1 people shouting 'Britannia Rules the Waves,' An' it's Britons this an' Britons that, an' Britons won't be slaves ; The music 'alls are gay with flags and girls and noise and light; We used to think that this was war — be- fore we went to fight; ? But now the folk who crowd about and seize .us by the 'and, . ' We just don't answer what they, says; they wouldn't understand. There's things that don't bear thinking of . and things you never tell; , . . It's waste of breath to talk to folk who 'aven't been . in 'Ell.; . . . ., ; An' the blessed daily papers, why, we...
SHIPS WITHOUT RIVETS. FIRST VESSEL LAUNCHED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
S^Wlf^iP^i j '?' FI«Sf VES8EL LAUNCHED. ] The first ?vessel, built -without rivets; was launched in July on the south coast of England. The launch took place in the presence of Lord Pirrie, the Controller General of Merchant 'Shipbuilding (re ports the 'Times'). The vessel was built in a shipyard operated by the Inland Waterways and Docks Section of the Royal Engineers. Instead of being riveted and caulked, the plates are joined together in one pro-' cess by electric welding. They are held together temporarily by bolts and the joint is then submitted to local heat by an electric arc, so that the two plates are fused together. Though the process it self is not new, as certain auxiliary work on ships has been done by electric weld ing in the past, considerable develop-' ments have been made in the last -twelve months, and this is the first time that a vessel has been produced entirely by the new method. Its general adoption would increase the rate of production, more par ticularly in ...
THE PICK AND SHOVEL BRIGADE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
THE PICK AND SHOVEL BRIGADE. There's Tony Capon! an' Johnny MoronS an' Boscoyitch, Slovak an' Burke, : You'll find here the faces of all 'of thd races that's doin' this back-bre&kinV work, , . *.. ... . ?-,.,: . , ' Some people don't love us an* think they're! above us— -which may be considerable! true, . . . For we're the foundation that gives 'eni their station— this everyday Iaboria* - . crew. ... ' ..; , „.'.. ? .'.- . '. '^ They'd have lots of troubles a-ridin* iij£ bubbles er makin'. big money, in trade If WE wasn't sweating for what we era! -gettin'— the pick and shovel brigade. ... -? - ? s ? The house you takes pride in, ith© roatfft you are ridih' — we handle the rock an? the muck; : «v ? Whenever someone'll be plahnift' a1 tunnel^ it's us that must shovel, wbrse' lucki' Whenever you goes in them buflairi's law ; posin' that tries to make *ores In ttti * sky, ? ? '-'??? ?'? '?? '? v.. ???*r.y WtiyV we are the' fellers ^-that ^ugr oul^thil cellars that's under- them...
BURY THE HATCHET. LABOR SHOULD BE MORE CONSIDERATE OF CAPITALISM. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
13U!\ I 1 tlL HA 1 VllL 1 ? LABOR SHOULD BE MOR£ CONSIDERATE OF CAPITALISM In the address delivered' by Herbert Brookes to the Associated Chambers of Manufactures in Brisbane let the mind ponder on the beautiful sentiments ex pressed. Thus: 'We must enlist- the goodwill of the worker and mobilise it to some good pur pose.' . 'Labor and Capital must bury the hatchet.' 'All alike must reap the common benefit.' 'We would have the real loyal worker understand us better.' 'We do not desire to appeal to the sham worker, the red-rag unionist, the I.W.W., the shirker, and the disloyalist. All these are the curse of the Labor Movement, and with all these and their bitter Press and vicious sectarian rags we can do no thing. With such it is war to the death. . . . But with the real Labor man, with the true and rational and loyal unionist, we would say: Let us share the produce according' to the respective services we have rendered in evoking it.' Those beautiful words, those wonder fully sweet...
ANOTHER MILESTONE. LABOR'S OBJECTIVE BROUGHT NEARER. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
ANOTHER MILESTONE. LABOR'S OBJECTIVE BROUGHT NEARER. . , The One Big Union is on the stocks. Heroic work must be put in to. ensure, an earjy and successful: launching, For out of .the Qne; Big Union, must, inevitably come the force which will alter the eco nomic, scheme of things as they are under Capitalism, and bring, in the new order that is the objective of Labor. . For. many years the One Big Union was nebulous,, something to. enthuse over, something, about which. to idealise. . ? But the incessant, propaganda of. the militant- press? and . the neyer-ending effort of: the - advanced industrialists have: come to something. ... \ The seed planted has, grown and blos somed. It remains to the stalwarts, whose ranks are every day growing, to spare no effort so that the blossom may turn into the fruit of industrial1 desire — the working, organism of- the On& Big Union. ' ? New South Wales, earlier in the field than Queensland, has started out with the earnest intention -of' w...
BOLSHEVIKISM SPREADING. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
BOLSHEVrKfSM SPREADING. A Scottish paper reports that groups of men in the Scottish Highlands are quietly taking possession of their common heri tage, the land. They are Bolsheving the lairds and the factors. Twenty men at Kyleakin, Skye, took a piece of land .and grew corn and potatoes. The factor1 (rent gatherer) thereupon put in an appearance and demanded rent to the tune of 10s. an acre. On the advice of the Highland Land League, these men asked the factor to produce the titles. These not being forthcoming, the land-hungry ones re fused to pay any rent At Raasay, Tiree, Coll, Heimsdale, Barra, and South Uist, other groups did the same thing. At Cbll 44 families took an acre each, and despite' the threats and- cajolery of the factor, de clined to bridge. ' ' ' ' i With industry controlled By the work ers in conjunction with the general com munity, exploitation and profiteering and, therefore, slavery, would Be impos sible. Work would be done in an atmos phere of freedom. The vici...
RECONSTRUCTION. FUTURE CONTROL OF INDUSTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
[?] FUTURE CONTROL OF INDUSTRY. Dr. Addison, Minister of Reconstruction, speaking -at Leeds, said it was only by the organisation of a whole industry that- they could act with common purpose and con tinuity of policy to promote industrial peace. Organisation on both sides was '..- essential ; every employer should be in the employers' association and every workman in the trade union. For certain purposes m'-'.i: .. mere snouict oe a joint ,uody representa & '. : : tSve of the whole industry, providing a |p; - free method of consultation and discussion ffit'r'.'-- to dear with demobilisation, restoration, §p?-i security of employment, removal of fe fi., '-?'' strictions on output to prevent national S?-;...''. bankruptcy, supply of raw materials, lri gf' .. vesligation of new processes of manufac f^ ture-v. . . ? ||,:. ?;? Dr. Addison believed that In their skilled |§; j... craftsmen they had a wealth of ideas and §K:ro -inventions which they had never used as |c they should ...
RUMBLES OF REVOLT. GERMANY MOVING TO THE REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
y-.xm^t^^^m^y^-^ GERMANY MOVING TO THE REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT. ; The mutterings of protest in Germany are swelling as day follows day. Echoes] of the murmurs are reaching the outside; world. The heart beats quickly at the thought — and the wish— that soon tlie mutterings will grow into a. roar of . anger, and the people, taking to the streets, will topple aver the sweat and blood-stained edifice, of Capitalism, and Militarism, with its festering, horrors of. oppression, unhappi ness, and wholesale death, and, ..ff£& from Junkerdom, set their national house in order, for the. Socialist . State» The wish may bo- the. father to. the thought. It- so often is with the Socialist who visions- the New System, near, at hand; but there is not wanting evidence, that the spirit of discontent has passed over Germany and puffed its magic breeze, into the minds of the maseee. As in Germany, so, too, in Austria, A cable last week spoke of women riot ing in Vienna because men were being sent o...
AMERICAN COLORED FORCES. 900,000 NEGROES AVAILABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 12 October 1918
AMERICAN COLORED FORCES. 900,000 NEGROES AVAILABLE. -. .A. Washington correspondent of 'The Times' on June 28 writes: — ''Under arms to-day in the American army are 186,000 negroes. If the man power of the United States is wholly put into the field, on the same scale as in Europe, 900,000 black soldiers will appear in France and Flan* ders., It is not in the ranks alone that the negro fighter is found. There are .6(50 .commissioned officers, all men of col lege, .education, among them, commanding colored troops,, and fresh .promotions are frequently- m.ade. And, in addition, 22^5 Afigrpes are -serving as doctors and dent isiaf,.|Brhich't implies that they . hold dip lomas frpni cpjleges. In the blacl? regi mentff, since. the-, beginning .of the war, ,^bo.ut 200 . vpt,ei'an, . N.C.O.'s have been iijveiy, commissioned rank. Before the in sytutionj of , the selective draft, but after the declaration of war on Germany, 29,000 negroes joined., the volunteer army, and 700.0 .went into the...