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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

'DIRECT ACTION'S' war corre spondent has returned from the Front, and in future all the latest battles, German retreats and Allies advances will be manufactured and grapHibally described by him. Pel low-workers with ideas for making th© news startling and tasty, are in vited to get into communication with the Editor. The correspondent was aboard the 'Induna,' at the time when that ship was sunk by the 'Sun' out in the Marshall Islands, and barely escaped with his life.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

Literature in Stock. Capital : Karl Marx, 3 volumes, per vol. 8s. Value Price and Profit .* Marx, bound as, paper 6d. The Evolution of Property: Lafar gue, bound 2s. Ettor's and Giovannitia's Speeches From the Dock: Price, 1/-. The New Unionism : Tridon, paper is 8d. Sabotage: Pouget, bound 2s, pat^i JS. Mr. Block Cartoons: Rilbe, papt. 8d. One Big Union ?, Traulmann, paper 6d. Communist Manifesto: Price, 6d. Right to be Lazy : Lafargue, bound 2s, paper 6d. 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. Revolution and the I.W.W. : Pease, paper 3d. War! WJiat For? Cartoon: Price, Summary of Marx's 'Capital' 1 paper zd. Revolutionary Unionism: E. j. B Allen, 2d. Industrial Unionism : HanJon, ad. Economic Discontent: paper 2A. How. to Overcome the High Cost of . Living : Dougherty, paper id. Wage-Labour ana Capital : Mane, paper id. Industrial Union Methods : Traut mann, parvr...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
From the United States. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

From the United States. 164-166 W. Washington-St., Chicago, III., U.S.A. Jan. 14, ]t)i5. Gen. Secretary Treasurer, Australian Administration, I.W.W., Fellow Worker. — Mighty glad to hear that the I.W.W. is prospering in Austral asia. It is likewise picking up in other parts of the world. Communi cations from England sfiow that they are carrying on a vigorous agi taion in the world metropolis. Thcv have organised some locals, and are mailing a strong campaign against war. We get 'Direct Action' regular ly, and hope with you that you will be able to have it on a weekly basis soon. 'Solidarity' will be glad of a report from that country. It cer tainly will be of interest to it's readers. It is good to know that things are booming in Australia, and that your publishing bureau -is doing', well. In this country there is a ter rible condition of unemployed. While no statistics have been gat hered on the matter, I should judge that there are from 5 to 6,000,000 idle workers in all branches ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

Wanted ! 1,000 Industrialists and Lovers

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Amazing Adventures of Mr Simple. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

The Amazing Adventures of Mr Simple. (1) After being sabotaged in the last issue, Mr. Simple became so disgusted with everything, that he got violently drunk. He is on his way home, carrying a bottle for the morning, when the policeman who had his eye on Mr. Simple arrests him. (2) Mr. Simple's moustaches fair ly bristles with indignation, and he determines to give the policeman a go for it. He gets in some fast work with the bottle, a few left hooks, and some half-leg jolts with the feet to the stomach. Fortun ately, for Mr. Simple, reinforcements arrive, and he is quickly put out oi action. (3) Next morning before the Stipe Mr. Simple is charged with assault, and feels very small indeed. Mr. Simple pleaded that the policeman had assaulted him. 'Tut, lut,' says the Stipe, 'six months.' (4) However, Bombardier Kettle drum, of the Starvation Army, has Mr. Simple released as a first offen der, thinking that M. Simple is a desperate character. He sees good crowds and plenty of money in...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

Melbourne. The revolutionary agitation con ducted by the I.W.W. is beginning to make itself felt in Melbourne. The slaves are waking up to the 'go to sleep' tactics of politicians and trade union leaders. Direct action and sabotage are very often subjects of discussion on the jro, and a few bosses have learnt what sabotage means. Some Trades Hall officials have already began to squeal and fo.vn against the I.W.W. Through the growing intelligence of the slaves their high positions are getting verv shaky. One official, in trying \-j justify his position, refused to get to facts, but was 'if ing' and sup posing' all sorts of things. When asked: 'If the bottom was to fall out of hell, what then?' he men tioned something about 'unreason- able,' and walked away scratching his rear pants in an endeavour to loosen up his think tank. Last Sunday at the Yarra bank the names of sellers of 'Direct Ac tion' were taken by the police. What action, if any, will be taken by the authorities, we do no...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

SUBSCRIPTIONS. j To Direct Action is 2s* per year, . within Australia; New Zealand 3s.; and foreign, 4s. Bundles, 9d. per dozen posted. NOTE. Correspondents are requested to ! write as legibly as possible, and on one side of the paper, as it facilitates ' getting the paper ready. The Edi- \ tor regrets that he is not in a position to answer all letters owing to the ' amount of work to be done. In fu ture, all corespondence will be ac knowledged in the columns. ? s A thousand subs, means a weekly 'Direct Action.'

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Advantages of Work. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

The Advantages of Work. 'Lord Gladstone is a strong be liever in mannual labor as a health giving exercise, and in this matter be practises what he preaches. When addressing a crowd of unemployed he was asked whether he cared for hard work himself. His immediate reply was that if his questioner would handle an axe, a pick, or a spade, he would be glad to compete with him. Lord Gladstone uses an axe with the enthusiasm which characterised his distinguished fath er, and he could dig a trench as quickly as most men.' — Daily Press, News Item. No doubt the noble lord could handle an axe, pick, or spade as well as any of the unfortunates he was addressing, probably better. The titled parasite, however, overlooks several rather important points. The distinguished and enthusiastic axe man who was reputedly responsible for Lord Gladstone's advent into this suffering world, possessed a 'fair' share of the said world's goods. Naturally, therefore, the childhood and youth of this 'strong belie...

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 — 15 February 1915

The I.W.W. Preamble The working class and the employing class have nothing in common 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 fewei 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 'be pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby helping to defea 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 conditions c...

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 — 15 February 1915

The Advancing Proletariat. By Abne^ Woodruff, C. E. Continued from last issue. However, it is not the purpose of this pamphlet to enter into a discussion of the relative merits and demerits of Syndi calism and Industrial Unionism, hut rather to point out the ctructure of the One Big Union, without reference to the other. For that purpose then, let us proceed. So long as industry was, relatively, in an i ideveloped slate and great areas of land were available for set^ ement, the craft unions met the requirements of the organi ed portion of the working class ;but, when the development o inventions b-oii«-ht on the 'machine age' and the desirable lands were occupied, craft unionism ceased to function advantageously. it had developed at a time when the man and his master worked together on the job, as is the case now on the ordi nary small farm, and there was a belief that the employer and employee had interests in common. The workman had visions of a time when hei should set up in busi...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

i Direct Action 1 . ? _. ? OFFICIAL ORGAN Of the INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF , THE WORLD. {Australian Administration). Uffiot:— 330 Castlereagh St., Sydney Australia. EDITOR: TOM BARKER. MANAGER: E. A. GIFFNEY. Matter tor publication oniy sh-u!d be addressed to tho Ed.tcr. Other matter to the Manager. Subscription, 2/- per year. Special Terms on Bundle Ordors. HEADQUARTERS I.W.W. (Australia): 330 CASTLEREACH ST., SYDNEY. CENERAL HEADQUARTERS IS* W. Washington St., Chicago, III., U.S.A .

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Commercial and & Exchange Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

Commercial and & Exchange Notes. Needless to say, that since August the fourth of the current year, there has been a great change in market prices. The prices of the most essen tial commodities, which constitute the greater part of proletarian diet, have greatly advanced since the above date. Against this rise we are pleased to report that the prices of such commodities as motor cars, champagne, venison, silk hats, etc.. are much easier. On the other hand, fish and chips, though still remain ing the same price, have greatly con tracted in size, with the result thut the Fish and Chip Vendor Depart ment, report good results, and hope for a continuance of the present Eu ropean struggle. Owing to the Continental Con troversy, favorable reports are com ing in daily from the Armament Ring. Yesterday's cable message from the above is as follows : — 'Dreadnoughts and marine bombs in great demand. Old supply of 15 inch completely sold out. Great de mand for 'Long rangers' from all co...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Labor Power Market. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

Labor Power Market. ? -4 ? From our English Representative. Owing to the surprisingly decreas ed demand for labour in most ijj dustries, many 'patriots' have be^n forced to go for their holidays on the Continent, where a metallic and bomb banquet ia being held. This has produced a financial stringency in the household departments of the holiday-makers, whose wives and mothers have found it necessary to dispense with their motor cars, pianos, washing-tubs, beds and blankets, and their Sunday clothes. These found ready sale for cash, at prices 90 per cent, below normal value, at the Iky Mo and Three Balls Department, from which magnifiicent returns are reported. Though most commodities have greatly increased since the War, our readers will be pleased to learn that labor power, of which the market is glutted, is selling at very low prices. One brand (the navvy brand) is sell ing as low as 4£d. per hour. Best Carpenter at 7£d., Clerk brand (re fined and skilled) is hard to sell a'. 20/-...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Some Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

Some Notes. ? #~ — - — — — ? In British Ceylon, I was amazed to find women breaking stones, and doing scavenger work in the streets for the municipality. They get from Is. to Is. id. a day. Women do all the house painting, and get 2s. a day. I saw women carrying bricks and mortar on their heads to the tope of five storey buildings. Wo men at the top do all the work. In the same country, rickshaw runners get lOd. an hour. * # * When passing through the work ing class quarters on the outskirts of Paris, I counted, in one street, eight shops where horse flesh was sold. These shops are readily dis tinguished from all others by the presence of a gilded horse's head projecting from the front of the shop. No such shops are to be found in the West End. * * * In Dublin women are getting- as much as 5d. an hour. Women blacksmiths at Cradley Heath, Eng land, work ten hours for Is. 6d. Th women of Ceylon live on rice and water, and the Cranley Heath wom en live on chips and water. They live at ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
An English Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

An English Letter. (The following letter has just came to hand from F.W. Percy Sliort, who is well known to members in Aus tralia and New Zealand. — Editor.) 40 Lomeshaye Road, Nelson, Lancashire, England, December 3, 1914. Fellow-Worker, — Glad to hear that you are still active, and out of jail. The other day I received two copies of 'Direct Action' from Fellow- Worker C. Blackburn, and I seized them like forbidden fruit. Am enclosing herewith a few notes that you may use for 'D.A.' I shall forward you a few reports, from time to time, of the slave movement here in Merry England. The trades union movement in England is growing rapidly — weaker. The B.S.P. in England is about 5,000 weak — on was before the War. A good many of this 'red' unorganisation have gone to the front, thinking, perhaps, that they had been at tbe back long enough. I called at the Barnoldi wick Stem of the B.S.P. and I asked the secretary : 'How many members have you?' Reply : 'Not many now ; most of them have ...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
War on Capitalism. The Reduction of the Output. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

War on Capitalism. The Reduction of the Output. The present European crisis has resulted in an unparalleled augmen tation in the numbers of the unem ployed workers in Australia. In all directions, the employing class are taking every advantage of the over supply of labor, and aided by the politicians and law courts, they are either deliberately ignoring, or set ting aside the decisions laid down at various times by the Arbitration Courts of this country. The Federal and State Govern ments, in spite of all their farmer statements to the contrary, are ad mitting their utter ineptitude, and also admitting with more or less acidity, that they are entirely in the hands of the international financi ers, who hold the purse strings and call the tune. Large employers gave donations to the Patriotic Fund, and then, in order to emphasise their thorough going Imperialism, reduced the number of their staffs. Three hun dred men were dismissed at the Randwick workshops a fortnight ago, and more ar...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Militarism and the Worker. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 February 1915

Militarism and the Worker. — ? O— — — The dogs of war have broken loose in Europe; and in their eager ness to get at one another, they are maiming and devouring thousands of human lives and bathing Europe in a sea of blood. Militarism once again has revealed itself in ali its horror and infamy. All the dis eases and iniquities imaginable fol low in war's bloody wake. As one of the necessary insti tutions the master-class, militarism must be attacked and exposed in all its h'deousness. Hut we must be discreet in such discussions. If we claim to be scientific, let us show it. To attempt to advocate anti militarism to a mob drunk on patri otism, and delirious with the war fever, is about as useful as teliing a -politician to resign his job and and go to work. Vicious, vile, villainous as mili tarism is, il nevertheless is nol the greatest of all evils in the capitalist system. It is far from beinsj t-' one and only, all important sub jects of propaganda as many ex cited socialists setm...

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

Later News. Sunday, 21st February. A permit was obtained to hold a meeting in the Shortland Park at 3 p.m. F.W. Stewart was in the Grant and Wilson. The crowd was large and extreme ly interested, all the speakers receiv ing a splendid hearing, and made a great impression not only on the pub lic, but also on the authorities. The meeting terminated with several questions, and the literature av paper sales are extremely good. New castle is ours. ^ Monday- 22nd February. Despite the Mayor refusing a per ? mit for street speaking, we went out to Newcomen Street, where F.Ws. Stewart and Grant held a large meeting. Literature was disposed of freely, and although the police were present. No arrests were made. Tuseday, 23rd February. Monda}r's procedure was followed at the same place where the same speakers held the attention of a large pnrl interested crowd. No interfer ence. F. A. R.

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
NEWCASTLE FREE SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 March 1915

NEWCASTLE FREE SPEECH.! (From Our Correspondent.) reilow Workers. — We held a large meeting here on Sunday night, the 1 lth instant. The meeting was started with Fellow worker Ebert as chairman, who an nounced Reeve to speak. Reeve was speaking for about a quarter of an hour when the bulls came up, and knocked him off the box. Iibert jumped up again, and said 'Fellow-worker — ,' and they pull ed him down off the stump and ran him in. Scottle Clubb then got up. He didn't speak much, but he cold a lot of literature. He was followed by Reeve, who spoke for a long time. After he got down Clubb got up again and said : '1 am selling 'Direct Actions,' ' and he was grabbed by the bulls and run in. Then Fellow-worker Johnson got up, and the bulls ran him in for having the audacity to defy them. Then some stranger got run in, and the poor bloke was not in the fight at all ; but anyhow, he got fourteen days for being out of it. The bulls, told Reeve to go away, but he told (hem that he would s...

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

SYDNEY ACTIVITIES. 1 he Press Committee have been busy again, and a large stock of another pamphlet are on hand as a result. 'The Deisel Motor' is tbe most convincing thing yet publish ed on the . tremendous effects of labor-saving machinery. Whole sale rates, 8d. per dozen posted.

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