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Important. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

Important. Fellow workers and locals are in vitei* to send in reports of activities, ne\v= pars, and short snappy articles. Above all, don't send long, windy ar ticles about nothing iu particular, as the writers are bound to b« disap pointed. Anything of a personal na ture will not be entertained, although criticism is always welcomed. The first idea of the organisation is to pro ipagate the tactics and structure of the J..W.W., and, therefore, necessarily, ttihis paper will express thos*- ideas primarily. ? * ? Should any subscribers fail to re ceJve acknowledgment of their sub scriptions the receipt of 'DIRECT ACTION' will t-e equivalent to such. Should any subscriber not receive his paper he should immediatsly nuti* fy Manager, hod Castlereagh-f treet On the expiration of subscriptions the number of the last issue due sub scribers will appear on the wrapper of the paper

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE STUPIDITY OF CRAFT UNIONISM. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

THE STUPIDITY OF CRAFT UNIONISM. The timid way in which the craft unionists are allowing their awards 10 be superseded by the bosses is not very encouraging to an Indus trial Unionist-, but in some places the suggestion is coming- from ihe Union secretaries and officials. The secretary of an influential crail union ;u its last meeting went to considerable lengths to try and get the membership to forego the award rales. They turned it down. In il-i-» -ri*.-nr* 111-iirm !-!-if»i-/a ic i member who has ;i claim for back lime, which is owing for work done at Cockatoo Island two months ago. He placed the matter in the hands of his union, who have failed to accomplish anything for its mem ber. The cmft unions have become merely organisations of dues payers, and the only return they get is the growl from the secretary when he is asked to justify his ex istence and earn a little of his screw. Don't pay into the craft unions. Let them die. Join the One Rig Union of the working class. SLAVE. ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The I. W. W. in W. A. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

The L W. W. in W.A. At last it has arrived— the sym bol of discontent and educated revolt. 'Out of the world of abstract Icieas. it has been transformed into something real and concrete. The pioneer local has started in Free mantle, and like all great move ments we have commenced with :» lew enthusiasts, but unlike some .^re.u. movements we are not going to let that terrible inertia of apathy to gain numerical and moral strength we must strive with un tiring and incessant vigour, so that by our efforts a strong and lasting monument to working class re volt will be built up in this land of great promise. Already fnc new. gospel is being p.ished forward by our fellow workers out in ih? goldfields. Nineteen members wen: enrolled bv Fellow-wc'ker Sawtcl! to start another Local in Roulder, which is even better than the work per formed by the sami' fellow-worker when he organised the Fremantle Loot). , The workers .of the West have been too long deluded bv the hypocrisy of the two orthodo...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Adelaide Activities. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

Adelaide Activities. Moots every Wednesday evening at 8 odock, at Oddfellows' Hall, Mooltau stivet. off Flinders-street. Edii»:atiouai classes are held eacli alternate Wednesday, and all workers are requested to attend. Tlie fee for membership- is 2/(i. Duos 1 /- per mouth. Slaves interested in bettering their conditions sliould attend our open-uir meetings, which are held opposite Co wells, Victoria Square every Saturday night. Any further information desired Till be furnished on request by Secretary-Treasurer. 'R. M. ROSE, 64 Angus-street, Adelaide, S.A. Up-to-date Library and Reading-Room

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Tweedledee and Tweedledum. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

Tweedledee and Tweedledum. ''If. Tyranny refuse to spare Or Greed to crush you forge a bolt ; Pray never for the strength In bear, ^ But Tor the courage to revolt.' — W. Dyson. ? The unemployed workers of this Stale, begging, hat in hand, for work-, were informed by Mr. James Gardiner, a prominent Liberal poli i-irirm nl' .-i n.-irficular virulent tvne. ''that there was no obligation to provide them with ideal employ ment, in ideal surroundings, at ideal wages.' And Labor-Premier Scaddan 'announced his approval of the stand Mr. Gardiner -had taken.' » This is of peculiar interest at pre sent, in view of the maledictions hurled at the he;id of the German Emperor by politicians and others, for disregarding the treaty righis of Belgium. A treaty entered into by the workers of W.A. and the Scaddan Government has amongst its clauses — 'The Right to Work,' and 'The securing 1o the worker of the full product of his, or her, industry.' Mr. J. Gardiner,, as a Liberal, has no treaty or compac...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Wharfies and the Germans [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

The Wharfies and the Germans ? » ? Now that the Empire is in dangcr t he Sydney Wharfies have risen to the occasion. They have determined not to allow Germans, Austrians or Turks, naturalised or unnaturaHsed to get a living on the Sydney water-front. We fail to see any thing to boast, about in this business, and the whole matter ought to leave a nasty taste in the mouths of those militant members of the organisa ! tion, who refuse to have their op inions manufactured for them by ,. the 'Sunday Times' and other in '- spired organs of vested interest. ! It is a reflection upon the intell igence ~to drive a father off the wharf and to leave his son work , ' ing there, just because the father was born in Germany. The whole tiling is childish in the extreme, and unworthy of men who pre tend to be unionists. [ , .. It was suggested that they bar ° all foreigners from the wharves, why not follow the thing to its log ical conclusion and bar the 'Pom- , mie' and . everybody else, who didn't ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Advantages of Arbitration. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

The Advantages of I Arbitration. ^1 The following excerpt from the ^B Australasian 'Typographical Jour ^m nal.1' a conservative craft union H sheet, goes to further prove the con H tentions of the Industrial Unionists H that all the money, time, and ? enerny taken up by using the Arbi H tralion Court, is a sheer waste. It H might as well have been dumped ? into the Tasman Sea for all the use H it has been. The Arbitration Court WM has bled the pockets and befogged ? tlie minds of the Australian workers, ? and it has filled the. Dockets of the H parasitical gang of legal luminaries, ? who are the noblest product of ? Labor parties and antiquated Craft ? L monism. —(Ed.) H Ihe High Court, by a majority, ? 'as found that there was not a dis-. ? pule within the meaning of the Ar ? oitration Act in the famous Tram H wa-v ™se, and the defendant union H now finds itself helpless after years ? of strenuous litigation and much ex ? pense. The Chief Justice, in de H llven'ng his judgment, mad...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Advancing Proletariat. Continued from last issue. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

The Advancing Proletariat By Abner Woodruff, C. E. Continued from last issue. l\yo classes among the Romans were continued almost intact into feudalism, and apparently were strong enough or necessary enough to preserve a great measure of their ancient rights and privileges. These were the classes of merchants and handicraftsmen known as the Guilds Mer dianl and Craft Guilds. They carried on a certain portion ,,i production for use of their time, and conducted in a great measure the system of exchange then existing. As they -tcw stronger, they erected cities of their own for the pur j-,o-e of defense, manufacture and trade; and 57 of these rii'rs, or 'bourgs,' known as the Hanseatic League, main tained a government which was sufficiently powerful to en i^-ige in war and dictate terms of peace to the loosely organ ised Feudal States and Nations round about them. The introduction of the factory system of production inin these cities, with the attendant sub-division of labor in the shop...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Literature in Stock. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

Literature in Stock/ Capital : Karl Marx, 3 volumes, per vol. 8s. Value Price and Proflt : Marx, bound 2s, paper 6d. The Evolution of Property: Lafar gue, bound 2s. Ettor's and Giovannitii's Speeches From the Dock: Price, 1/-. The New Unionism : Tridon, paper is 8d. Sabotage; Pouget, bound 2s, paper is. Mr. Block Cartoons: Rilbe, paper 8d. One Big Union: Trautmann, paper 6d. Communist Manifesto: Price, 6d. Right to be Lazyi Lafargue, bound 2s, paper 6d. Advancing Proletariat: Prict, 46. Sabotage: W. C. Smith, paper 3d. New Australian Song Book : second edition ; 32 songs. Price, 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. War! What For? Cartoon: Price. 3d. Summary of Marx's 'Capital': 'paper 26. Economic Discontent : paper 2d. How to Overcome the High Cost of Living: Dougherty, paper id. Wage-Labour aiid Capital : Ma...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
New Zealand's Nightmare. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

New Zealand's Nightmare, N.Z. is blessed with about four political parties, the Reform. Lib eral, 'Labah, and Social Deener cratic Parties. They have been busy killing each other with their tongues, or, as our working-class leaders term it— 'fighting politically.' Of course they have fought out the 191 3 strike a few times, and talked of how they settled things, or how they would have settled things. Accusations were made against the Massey Government by the other1, Iphrhunters, who have got their optics fixed on the piecoun ter. The Massey herd from Sleepy Hollow resented this, and they met in solemn conclave to pass long and ungrammatical re solutions (jusi like our dear Social Democrats) against the Opposi tion-Red Federation alliance, who are making naughty and impious statements against William Rip Van Winkle, and the cockatoos of God's Own Forsaken Country. ? The Reform Parly, in their re solutions, desired to call the atten tion of the 'country' to the state ments of the unho...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"Boring from Within and Smashing from Without." [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

'Boring from Within and Smashing from Without.' ; . . ? ♦ ; The Labor fakir h;is said iti his ' .] heart, 'This subtle machinery uf - Government has enabled me to taste of the fruits of power, and has obtained better mid changed conditions of life for mo. I am a tin god in the eyes of the; workers whom J so beautifully exploit, but the wage -slaves are not content, and 1 must seek a new means wnereoy l can gun mem. i wui now be a Parliamentary Socialist, and will tell them that by 'boring from within' 1 will achieve the end 11 and aim of the sons of Labor.' T'nfortunately for our friend the fakir, Hill Siniih is beginning to tfet :il the bottom of this little game. The traditional method of the fakir rests on the economic fallacy of economic control centralised in the machinery of government. Direct Action has been prepared by them to tlvj crude methods of the savage, and to several other uncivilised elements. A. M. Lewis has lent considerable weight to this fellacious damn-foolery ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

SUBSCRIPTION BLANK ? For ? DIRECT ACTION. ? Enclosed find P.O. for 2/, for which I send me Direct Action for 12 months ; I at the followilng address:: — ? NAME. fl (Street or P.O. Box) ? City ? ..??? I State ? ? ? (If removed, please jnark an x here). ?

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Building of the Machine. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

Machine. / ;? .-..' ? - Edison,' the great inventor, a few years ago made the statement that the time is coming when the world's work will be .done by machinery; that by merely press ing a button at a central .point the machinerv of production will be set in motion, thus freeing the world from drudgery and slavery. Many I.W.W. men seem to be under the impression that the machinerv of the organisation has reached that sta--e of perfection predicted by Edison; that, the organisation can be manipulated bv the pressing of a button at the General Office, and that the various parts of the organisation will move into operation, machine iike, without asking the why and wherefore of such action. These members, when the ma chine docs not work according to iheir expectations, are liable to be discouraged and quit saying ih.-it trie workers are a bunch of dubs and that Hi ere is no hope of ever organising them. These members seem to forget that tlie I.W.W. is at present in the formative stage; ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The I. W. W. (Goldfield Paper.) [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

The I. W. W. (Goldfield Paper.) Sir, — The letter in your issue of November 24, over the name of Mr. J. Keegan, makes some refer ence to the I.W.W., its aims and methods. The I.W.W. is the most up-to-date and scientific ITabour organisation in the world : for it is founded on the most ob vious and brut a] fact of our pre sent day civilisation ; viz. , the class struggle. Your correspondent re fers to trie machinery that the unionists have at hand to redress their wrongs. I presume he means either trie Arbitration Court or voting. Arbitration is wrong in principle and vicious in applica tion, for there is really nothing for the working class to arbitrate about. The working class produce all wealth, and consequently should receive all wealth. It is one thing to get an arbitration . award, the next thing is to enforce it. Awards can only be enforced by the soli darity of the working class : but arbitration unionism does not en gender ithe feeling of solidarity amongst the workers, but ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
List of Locals in Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

List of Locals in Australia. Adelaide Local, No. 1. — Secretary H Treasurer, R. M. ROSE, 64 B Angus-street, Adelaide, S.A. H Sydney Local No. 2, Secretary- ? Treasurer, Reg. McDonald, 330 ? Castlereagh Street, Sydney, ? N.S.W. ' ? Broken Hill Local No. 3.— E. j. B KIELY, Secretary and Trea- B surer, Palace Buildings, Sul- B phide-street, Broken Hill, B N.S.W. ? B Port Pine Local No. 4 : T. Cher- B rington, Secy. Treasurer, Ellen B St., PortPirie, S.A. B Fremantle Local No. 5: Secretary- B Treasurer J. O'Neill, Hubbavd- B street, Fremantle, W.A. B Boulder City Local, No 6. — Secre- B tary Treasurer, M. Sawtell, 17 B Wittenoom Street, Boulder City, B W.A. ? ' B N.Z. LOCALS. I Auckland Local No. 1 : G. Phillips, B ? Secy. Treasurer, Kings Cham- ^^m bers, Queen St., Auckland. ^m Ghristcluirch Local No. 2 ; E. Keav, ^m Secy. Treasurer, Madras St.-, ^M CLristchurcli. ^B Denuistou Local No. 3: ^B .Wellington Local No. 4 : H. F. B Wrixon, Secretary-Treasurer, ^m c/o P. Josephs, 2 Willis-str...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The I.W.W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

The I.W.W. Preamble. The working class and the employing class have nothing in comino*. There can be no peace so long as hunger and 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 and the ma chinery of production, and abolish the wage system. 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 a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to toe pitted again&t another set or worKers 111 tne same industry, tnereoy Jieipmg w- aeieuu 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
A Yarn on Work. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

A Yarn on Work. There arc schemes and counter scheme* designed to mislead the workers. These schemes are hatch ed out by the capitalist class. They see to the administration of these schemes, and laugh up their sleeves when they are successful in mis leading the working class, The capitalists have gained con trol of those organisations which art supposed to be controlled by the workers themselves, viz.. the trade unions. The trade unions 3- ' t teach the workers that they have in- -;j./ terests in common with the em- ! ? ployers — that capital and labour go f j ?'- hand-in-hand. -, - ? The employing class discredit any S;;f organisation that threatens their \' \\ threatens their existence by slander- j''(Y tng it. They hurl such phrases k '''- from their stock as follows :'I 1 f. won't work,' tramp, thief, undc- V4| sirable, etc. jf ' f But where does Hie boss work ' Does be not live by stealing? Have the capitalists ever been known to . do anything- other than receive f ? '' ' alms...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Northern Territory. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

The Northern Territory. Adminslrator Gilruth, reporting olo.nnilv on the progress settle ment in 'he Northern Territory, si;i;'-s 'Hardly :iny of them (the sclIc:'-.) possessed what he consi der. (I lo be essential attributes of tin- pioneer, namely, an unlimited r;!]!:-.' 'i'.v lor hard work, frugal dis p .--iiion, and willingness to live in ,i iivim thrifty manner.' (laving chased t)he elusive pemv. -weight in the Territory for I . im in.' vears than he cures to re I manlier, the writer can speak I from lirst-hand knowledge of the I eontlii ions existing there. Wilh I (.nit i mosquito-net, sleep is impos I silili 'ii either the winter or sum I m(Jr'' I During certain seasons of the I \r.;r myriads of a small, but ac 1 -t j -\ -_? I \ .'gressive species of March I fl\ p.-nders life almost unbearable. I Malarial fever is accepted as one I of the unavoidable discomforts of 1 life. And there are other trifling I drawbacks, such as the lack of con I genial companionship, ammuse I ments...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

f3. -.' -; ? '? ; ',.???- - : '. v| lirect Action OFFICIAL ORGAN Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF n THE WORLD. (Australian Administration). Office: — 330 Castlereagh St., Sydney Australia. EDITOR: TOM BARKER. MANAGER: E. A. G1FFNEY. Mattor for publication only should be addressed to the Editor. Other matter to the Manager. subscription, 2/- per year. Spscial Terms on Bundle Orders. HEADQUARTERS i.W.W. (Australia): 330 CASTLEREACH ST., SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS— 164 W. Washington St., Chicago, III., U.S.A .

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Mr Simple's Christmas Adventure. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 January 1915

Mr Simple's Christmas Adventure. (i). Mr. Simple, after reading 'Direct Action,' and seeing the good things of life he is missing, falls asleep. (2). And dreams that a kind hearted, rich man comes along, and bids him come home with him for a change of clothing, a shave, and clean-up, etc. (3). After this, Mr. Simple and his newly found friend visit a fas hionable hotel. (4). After going through 21 ! courses, Mr. Simple gives the wine socks to such an extent that he ad dresses the flunkey as 'Sir,' and hiccoughs that the I. WAV. is a menace to society. (5). Thoroughly soaked, they are wending their way home to Potts' Point for a Turkish bath and a 'horough freshening up, prior to a good time at the theatre. (6). When a gruff voice wakes Mr. Simple up, and he sees along side him an unfriendly policeman, who wanted to know why he was spoiling the growth of the grass in Hyde Park, and also that he strongly suspects Mr. Simple of having the D.T's. After the police man gave a choice expla...

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