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THE A.L.P. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

THE M.P. The most important State Labor Confer ence In the political history of N.S.W. will take place during Easter of this year, and it is trusted members everywhere will see to it that their, branches elect the best and brainiest delegates available for the work. The Labor Movement must keep abreast of the strenuous times which face Australia largely as a result of the war just ended. It must.be realised that so far as the working class is concerned the war has recommenced with redoubled vigor, with the cessation of armed conflict. Every student of politics and sociology is aware of the fact that military warfare cuts right across the track of Democracy, and either produces reaction or revolution. From the point of view of the working classes it is generally more calamitous to win a war than to lose one. The reasons for this are that victory consolidates the forces of Capitalism, Militarism, and Tory Reactionism. It breeds among the go verning classes an arrogant disdain for the ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
"FREEDOM OF THE AIR." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

;^^WlffiS^S^^AW Time was when the sea was the symbol of uncontrolled freedom. Apart from the' ancient claim of the Spaniards to the Pacific Ocean, under the title of the 'Spanish Main,' the open sea has al ways been recognised as being beyond the jurisdiction of any individual nation, and, therefore, free to all nations. Now in the light of the lurid records of the Al lied blockade, and the German submarine campaign, the 'freedom of the seas' has become the most important, and, at the same time, the , most perplexing, of all diplomatio questions. 'As free as air' has passed into a proverb among all people. No human mind could conceive1 of any claim of national sovereignty ex tending Into the region where 'the windj bloweth where it listeth.' Yet, as the sea is no longer a symbol of freedom, so also will the proverb 'as free as air' pass away under present economic and social conditions. T.o submit to the loss of human freedom without protest anywhere is ultimately to lose, freedom e...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE RE-BIRTH OF RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

THE RE-BIRTH OF RUSSIA. The Russian people are patient and brave. They have an idealism that we have not, a brotherliness that we have not. In some ways they are nearer in disposi tion than we are to that ultimate Freedom which democracy intends. When the Russians build for Freedom they will not merely copy our Western, work! They will fashion, out of their distinctive life, stones of more than one new klrid-MStones not less precious than our best. No 'Im- perialistic' bias or institution will mis direct their work., The Russian people are not Imperialistic What Russians call 'Imperialism' baa not been absent from Russian politics, but the 'Imperialism'' of Russia has not been an energy of the na tional character. It has been something engendered within- Tsardom— that 'thing apart'— which has now gone for ever. It seems probable that Freedom will make her the. voice of the world's commonweal. 'Contemporary Review';. -!.' Hagberg Wright, -LLJL . '

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

ENGLAND AND RUSSIA. Quite recently we were informed by a cable in the press that Kerensky did not desire to return to Russia. ?' Judging from the following extract from 'The Nation,' London, just to hand, it would appear that he had very little op tion in the matter: — 'The strange letter from Mr. Kerensky. to the 'Daily News/, London, would have attracted sharp attention at any other time. We knew that he had' been for bidden to go to America. 'It now appears that our Foreign OA'ice ,J has » forbidden him to » return .to Ru-sla. ?That one fact, we fear, blows away the whole pretence .that the 'future, of. Russia ': is in the hands of the moderate Left_^ Parties, who were the majority of the ^ ConstituenVAssembly. . . - ? . ,';--«» i 'If Kerensky may not return to work , with them, the inference is that we desire J the leadership of very different elements. *j What are those? , Mr. Kerensky states',^ that a financier active in the Kornilpff ,33 movement .is. now, under an assumed *r...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
AMERICA AS FINANCIER. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

AMERICA AS FINANCIER. As soon as peace' is concluded the vital question of finding money, will tend to push every other question into the back ground. For this reason one looks back with something like despair upon the folly with which the many openings for peace nego tiations have been thrown away since the time of the Russian Revolution. Had peace been made even last year, a most formidable diplomatic weapon would still have been in the hands of this country, of which the prolongation of the war and the extravagance of the Government have, I fear, combined to deprive us. One is consoled by the reflection that this stupidity has at least transferred the weapon from Mr. Lloyd George to Presi dent Wilson, from the politician to the statesman. He, at least, is aiming clearly at a League of Nations, at disarmament, and the triumph of democracy. And it is now only in America that the large loans can be raised needed to save the Governmeris' of Europe from collapse be fore they have time...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
BEFORE THE UNIONS CAME. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

BEFORE THE UNIONS CAME. Those must have been the grand old days — before the Unions came, When Master worked his men long hours and little kids the same. When the whole darned family had to toil to make both ends meet And half the time the family bed was somewhere in the street. When to ask what you were getting, made you guilty of a crime And the baslinadoe was his portion when he dared to ask for time. If he dared protest he was flogged till for m weeks he -was lame. Oh, yes, they were the grand old days — before the Unions came. But those wore the peaceful days — before the danged old Unions came. If some poor worker got killed — there was no one to place the blame; No one to say when the day was done, no one to call the hour. Till the owner tired of watching them, his face so fierce and sour. Fourteen hours was a 'fair day's work' before the Unions came. And the calaboose yawned for he who'd shirk — it wasn't in the game; And- man could work till with old age he reached the end ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SCANDINAVIAN TRADES UNIONISM. MOVEMENT STEADILY GROWING. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

SCANDINAVIAN TRADES vl' UNIONISM. MOVEMENT STEADILY GROWING. Trade Unions in Scandinavian countries ^tiaro increased their membership since the .^Wai1 began. In Sweden the membership : increased 45,334 during the year just .^ettied, making the total membership : ; 186,148. Women trade xmionists have In ^sreased from 8238 to 14,402. ?O'ji-iP11 Norway thfe increase is about 14,000 , sijtice last year with a present total mem bership of 98,000. Although there were ^|^Wt^ v «sturt-ances during the rear, there were only 44 strikes, affecting JOOQ men. Within the year Denmark's Unions have added 28,162 members, and now have a strength of 179,284, of which 27,776 are women. Efforts to entice Danish work men to Germany have for the most part failed, it is declared.

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. Several friends have requested to be supplied with back numbers for the month of -November. Two or three issues have entirely run out, including the first num ber published on October 12. Efforts are being made to get th« missing numbers, which will be forwarded if and when ob tained. Anyone having copies to spare of October 12 and November 9, 16, and 23 will be paid for same on posting to this office. D. MeD., Paddington. — Your poem far to jingoistic in sentiment for the 'Labor News.' Must have intended it for the 'World's News.' Bunyip, Mt. Victoria. — Tho duration of the British Parliament has been seven : years, nominally, for a very long period. . Jo modern practice it seldom lasts much beyond five years. This, it was agreed upon ju3t before the war, should in future be- the recognised period. Owing, how ever, to the war the ldto Parliament was several times prolonged, and eventually exceeded eight years' 'duration. '?' Wonnholm Bros., Hurstville. — ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MOSTLY FOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

liMY^ote The result of the British elections, whereby an extension of the franchise has resulted in the return of an overwhelming majority 'of the -representatives of pluto cracy, together with their . attendant lawyers, with a naturalised American mil lionaire thrown in by way of good measure, gives point to Carlyle's historic statement that 'the British Islands con tained a population of some forty million people — mostly fools.' In justice, however, to the aforesaid fools, it must be conceded that they were taken at an enormous disadvantage. They were dazzled by the phantom of military victory and hypnotised by a dream of colossal loot, to be obtained by the sub jection to. economic slavery of the whole of the people of Central Europe and Russia. It did not occur to these poor voting dupes that if even such an impossible scheme of plunder were actually realised that they would get about as much share in the loot as they had obtained on a previous, occasion by the annexation of th...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS FOR THE LABOR FAIR AND CARNIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS FOR THE LABOR f AIR AND CARNIVAL The Women's CO. Committee appeal to friends and sympathisers for funds to assist In making the carnival a success. The whole proceeds are to be used for organising work. All moneys to be forwarded to the hon. treasurer, Mrs. Cecily Mason, Macdonell House, 312 Pitt-street, Sydney. Contri butions will tie acknowledged in 'The Labor News' and 'The Worker.' Yours in Unity, E. MAINCKE, President, ' C. , MAflON, , Hon^ JCt«asurer,

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
LABOR, AWAKE! [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

LABOR, AWAKE! 'If Labor has one fault more conspicu ous tlian another, it is modesty.' — II O Wells. Oh, Labor, awake; ye have slumbered too iong, You've beWttled your power, your mo- I desry's wrong; ; Assert, ih--n, your strength, to your Weals ? be true, '? For there's nought too gigantic for Labor , to do. ! The crownea heads of Europe will quake j at your frown, ! And throne after throne will go crumbling down ; ' ; And the vultures who live on the blood of '? the poor, '; When Labor awakes, shall be known then : no more. I You have slept through the years; oh. hasten the dawn; i Your masters like leeches your life-blood have drawn, Till your knowledge of power perchance has been dulled, And the fruits of your labor by others are culled. Too long you've been sleeping, the waking j is near; j Exploiters and despots are quaking with j fear; j The giant stirs in his slumber, and this j fact remains — j You've nought in the struggle to lose but i your chains. I There's a world to b...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA. Th« following, reprinted from the British Board of Trade Journal, it the full text of what is known as the 'First Fundamental Decree of the Bolshevik Council of the People's Commissaries, designed to intro duce the control of industry by the workpeople.' As this is the first constitution of an industrial democracy it is of tremendous historical importance. §|* . * 1. For the purpose of a systematic regu !}?; fatlon of the economic bases of establish - |p.* '?' jments engaged In manufacture, commerce, El Ranking, agriculture, transport, coopera fe. Ijlve activities, either for production or ^ {distribution and the like, in which the I ^workpeople., are employed, or ,for which p1; [work Is performed at home, control by the |p' [workpeople shall b« introduced, which |fj; ehall be exercised over products and raw g| Materials and their preservation, as also II' the financial management of such under takings. 2. Control by workpeople shall be exer jpised in...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

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Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE "O.B.U." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

THE 'O.B.U.' The One Big Union Committee has arranged to publish a monthly propaganda - paper devoted to the explanation and ad- \ vocacy of the Workers' Industrial Union . of Australia. . ? '- While recognising the good work done ' , In this direction by Labor and Socialist newspapers throughout the ? State and elsewhere, it is considered advisable for.* the Movement to have an official organ ' in each State entirely under the control1 of and responsible to the One Big Union, ? holding no allegiance whatever to any other body, or section of the people. jr The 'O.B.U.' will be edited by Com rade Otto Schreiber, General Secretary of the N.S.W. Furnishing Trade Society. J The paper will be sold at one penny per, copy, with reduced rates for quantities * purchased for distribution. ' ? I With the launching of the O.B.U. Jlove- , ment, following the Melbourne Congress ., to meet on Saturday, January 11, it Is , hoped to eventually establish a chain of journals throughout the. Commonweal...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
EVIL EFFECTS OF THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

EVIL EFFECTS OF THE WAR. The 'Cambridge Magazine' quotes from a recent article by Georg Brand es, the eminent critic: — : 'The bulk of the literature which has come to my notice during the war is propaganda literature, whose purpose is to put the enemy in the wovst possible light and to cast the more flattering glamor round their own side. In so far as these writings rossess any importance, it is of a practical sort, not artistic or literary. My personal view is that the war has set back humanity a century or more. It has destroyed by the hundred thousand all those youthful forces to which we might perhaps have looked for a revival of spiritual life. It has dried up the economic resources of Europe, and tlung her nations into a bottomless pit of debt. By its methods of violence it has hrutalised people's natures to an un heard-of degree. By calumnies sysr tematically pursued on either side by a half-venal, half-fanatical press it has dulled the mind of Europe. It has poisoned the sp...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE WARNING OF RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

THE WARNING OF RUSSIA. The following striking and pregnant quotations are taken from a brilliant ar ticle in the 'Round Table,' which shows us the very heart and significance and warning of the Russian Revolution: — 'The Russian Revolution is the awakening of a great people.' 'The Russian Revolution is 'one of the most vital factors in the creation of a new world society,' 'The Russian Revolution may teach us that our powerful western civilisation un modified,- unrevised, cannot become th« civilisation of the world.' * 'We cannot be sure as to the possible reaction on Europe. This Russian ex periment was actually a practical test of our own civilisation, and, as such, it was 'a warning.' 'No one could pass through the Revo lution without marvelling at the perpetual Jtalk and enquiry, the perpetual conflict »f ideas, often crude, always picturesque, ?kt every street corner, in every home, in jsvery-. railway carriage, the great debate Went 'on unceasingly. Men, parties, prin ciples, ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE ONE BIG UNION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

THE ONE BIG UNlbN. The One Big Union stands for SELF GOVERNMENT, in the only true meaning of the term. At present we are not a self-governing people at all. We boast of our universal' and equal suffrage. We are able, we say, |to make and unmake Ministries; to return ?to Parliament members pledged to do our PwiH; to determine by our votes the des I tiny of the country in which . we live. I But self-government Jis a great deal I more than the power to. elect Parliament lary representatives and determine the fate of Cabinets. As long as the means of life are held by a class, we DO NOT rule ourselves. As long as the vital neces saries, without which it is impossible to continue existence,' are owned and con trolled by the Few, who utilise ? them to exp'oit the Many, we are not masters in our own house. How CAN we be self-governing when SOMEBODY ELSE IS IN POSSESSION OF OUR BREAD, and may give or refuse to give, as it suits his interest? How can we be self-governing when the land, upon w...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A UNION'S INTERNAL TROUBLES. HOUSE AND SHIP PAINTERS' OFFICIALS. NEW ELECTION ORDERED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

A UNION'S INTERNAL TROUBLES. HOUSE AND SHIP PAINTERS' OFFICIALS. NEW ELECTION ORDERED. The internal troubles of the Amalga mated House and Ship Painters, Paper hangers and Decorators1 Employees' Union were referred to Judge Rolin.in'the State Industrial Court at Sydney .on December 13. In effect, Henry T. Robertson and other trustees of the Union asked that R. H. Adam be declared not the secretary of the organisation, and that Alex. M. Burt be declared duly appointed to that position. After hearing details of the dispute md of the conflicting claims to the secretary ship, the Judge held that neither Adam nor Burt was secretary of the Union, but this without prejudice to all right of salary. He further ordered that all books and documents of the Union held by either side be handed over to the trustees of the Union by 5 p.m. that day, and that a fresh election of all officers of the Union be held, and that the Industrial Depart ment be requested to appoint a returning officer to presi...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE BOUNDER. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

THE BOUNDER. The quality of being a Bounder is in Bensitiveness conjoined with selfcomplac ency; and the Bounder is such a one as to eat nuts at a funeral, and take snap shots of the mourners beside the grave to nudge and wink at a wedding service, and to continue coarse schoolboy jokes into, his maturity. Among humble people to talk of bis great acquaintances, and to .boast of his own prosperity to a beg gar; upon a voyage he will supply un important information to the passengers, and in calm weather will advise the cap tain how to resist a storm; while visiting the army he will tell the general what a narrow escape he has' had from a bursting shell, and oh returning home he will de scribe how he looked into the jaws of hell at Armageddon; he will admire the posters of the Propaganda Ministry, and if he is above military age he will pro claim his bulldog breed, and be ready to fight to the last man; meaning: himself when he brags of his. -country/- he will boast to be- the typical ...

Publication Title: Labor News
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A SMALL VOTE ON A BIG ISSUE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 4 January 1919

A SMALL VOTE ON A BIG ISSUE. Great stress has been laid upon the fact that the number of British voters had been increased by eight millions. From nine to seventeen millions is an enormous Increase, but that only 55 per cent, of the total vote was polled is a most extra ordinary fact. In a thickly settled country like the United Kingdom, with an entirely new roll to work on, at least 90 per cent, should have voted. Obviously there was some good reason why so many abstained. It Is a matter of universal experience in Australia that with a small aggregate vote Toryism always comes out on top, and the larger the poll the better for Labor. Probably the same thing happens in Britain, which would partially account for the huge success of the Coalition Tories. We are told that many of the newly enfranchised women spoilt their ballot papers by writing messages on them, and that many soldiers wrote statements on their ballot papers that they 'wanted de mobilisation first and politics afterwar...

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