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Gee Whizz! [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
Gee Whizz! I!Y II. 10. HOLLAND. In last week's issue of this paper we printed some utterances of Mr. Alban Clcc (of the. Meat Preserving Co.) and other eminent pur veyors of dead meat. Air. C-ee practically declared that he would sec that no fresh meat reached Sydney from his establishment.that he would absolutely refuse to employ any ot the Glebe Island strikers— in other words, he would pledge himself to blacklist and boycott them; lie wouldn't even let them work for nothing! This same Air. Gee has onc-J more torn himself aw-.iy from the grcasiness of his meat works and the weird fearsoinencss of the canned contraptions with which ho chases the reluctant com ol the Australian working class, in order that he might tell the Daily Telajraph that he has 'a rod in pickle' for the unionists, and that something sensa tional will be heard to-morrow morning. (This article is written on Tuesday, and will be in print before Mr. (.lee's sensation transpires.) It should be remembered that this...
The Passing Show. CONDUCTED BY OTUS. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
The Passing Show. | coxoutTKi) dy o'its. 1 mo but prompt the age to quit their rings I'.y known ruies of ancient Libe ty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls mid cuckoos, asses, apes and dogs ! — Mii.to.v. A (.?ouhksi'oxmkxt (ho issoorotary of a P.L.L. branch) writes: 'The members of the P. L. Leagues of Rooty Hill, Mount Druilt, East ern Crook, and Prospect— in the Sherbrooke electorate— are in the same position as the electors of Belnioro, King, Darliiig Harbor, oU-.. The leagues mentioned have withdrawn fi\m i tho Political Labor Council. They comprise half of the leagues represented; St. Mary's, Riverstone, lOpping, and d'uild- ford (which is not in the electorate) re maining to form the Council. Mr. Andrew Thompson is an employer of labor (a mas ter tanner)— a sweater who discharged his men when the Arbitration award was given in favor of the tanners. In fact, ho created a lockout. A paid organiser, by touting around the Executive members, secured Mr. Thompson's...
DEATH AND LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
DEATH AND LIFE. O iw.v Ins .'ingm-jr days lie o'er, Thi! lire from nub his .soul lit* sped, That voice lie A\aul evermore , And la-, indued, lie dead? O cruel years and liitter loss; U, tyrant time and silent ^rave; O lusk undone and rou^li-liewn cms-; Is man thy mock and slave'.' An! : II the lairdens of our years, Our s- rnggli'.*, but as wasted Ineatl-, And all our martyr.-1, |)O'.:tH, seers, Jiut. food prepared for death '.' Man passes through th1.1 jiiitus of liirlh, Struggles and hopes throughout the years, To come, again to earth as earth; - All, thought too sad for tears. Oil liitter lie, oh grief m-ide blind, When all earth' oilers seems as gall, And midnight drops upon the mind Jler black and heavy pall. They are not. dead, the seers of old, They are not dead who fought for rigli', The martyrs and the heroes bold, Our tears but dimmed our sight. They live in what their hands have wrought, They live in deeds Hint live for aye, They live in their triumphant, thought That for...
John Paterson: Martyr and Teacher. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
John Paterson: Martyr and Teacher. HY II. 1-. DKNKOIil). Mu. J. Pathksox, striko-bruakcr, and the pride and joy of tlio scab .section of the Labor Party, once again enters the arena, and makes his bow before the working-class.. This time it is not as a strikebreak er. This man in his time has played many parts. To-day he poses as a Martyr and a Teacher, who has been persecuted and reviled for his loyalty to the capitalist class — for be ing a faithful tool of Capitalism, and a defender of capitalist administration and law. Some time ago readers will remember, this cheerful twister was called upon to resign from his posi tion as representative of the Newcas tle coal miners on the Wages .Board, a position he held without the con sent of the Miners' Union, the coal miners being disgusted with his 're- presentation.' Paterson loves posi tion above all else, ami he was mad at being asked to resign. The result was that he howled to the daily pa pers that he was being deposed 'by disconten...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
A Red mark e5B ' ^iuS * * 'VW ' 1W1 ' that YOU II SU 13- SCRIPTION HAS EXPIRED; and must be renewed if you desire the paper to lie con tinued. Receipt of Sample Copy of this Paper is an invitation to you to become a Subscriber. Jhe International Socialist Official Organ of Revolutionary Socialism in N.S.W. Under the control of Joint Executives, International Socialists. H. E. HOLLAND, Editor. Offices: 61 Goulburn-street, Sydney. Headquarters : 271 Pitt Street, .Sydney. All Business Comma-. ientions to be addm-sed to the Manager. All Literary Communications to be addresml to tlio Lditor. ? . SUBSCRIPTION : Australia— 4s. per year ; Is. pur quarter. New Zealand— -Ss. per year ; l's per quarter. Other Countries— 8s per year ; L's per quarter. ?The '?'Inlnrnalinnnl Soaiali.il will. In: mint Hilili'OR CHARGE to Schools of Art*, on. condition l/itil it m iuly filed. Obtainable from The International Socialist. Group, .Sydney. 3'he Socialist Part.y of Victoria, Melbourne. The Socialist Par...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
? Next issue of this paper will contain a special article on ' Why 1 am a Socialist,' by E.'J. Brady. ' B. H Wise says that Fisher's proposed bank-note monopoly is a prudent and states manlike act bemuse it will furnish the (to ccrninent'with money t-- build the, new fleet; — a \ ?pructicid and. wive expedient.1' Exactly so ! j — a Wine expedient. . Air. Wade to a deputation: ''You cannot 1 expect the (ioverninent to put' their hands in their pockets for sucli ? a. scheme when j there were so many urgent works.' Hardly! j Jt's always the fool workers!1 pockets they ! luive a fancy for dipping their lingers into.
Sydney Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
Sydney Jottings. On Tuesday, August '2'6, a select social will be held -ii. the Queen's Hall, Pitt-street. The Domain meeting on Sunday was well attended. Feldhusen presided, and Riley, Wilson, and Holland were the speakers, the latter delivering an interesting address on ' the French devolution. Successful meetings were also held at Mar tin Place and Goiilburn-slreet. At the for mer place Slade (chair) and Wilson spoke. At the latter meeting the speakers were Har ris (chair), HHoy, and Feldhusen.
The Sydney Fair. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
The Sydney Fair. Since my last report the Social Committee and lady volunteers have been busy selecting, and preparing dresses for the Fair, and at tending to the numerous details that belong to such a gigantic undertaking. The follow ing national dresses have been selected, and 1 would ask all others who have promised to hasten along with their choice: Misses S. a. id K. Suendsen, special for tableau; Miss Blanch Brown, Poland ; M iss Beatrice Brown, Ireland; Mrs. Carlisle, America; MissKenna, Australia; Miss L. Johns, France; Miss Leo, Spain; Miss M. Johns, Holland; Miss Law rence, Italy; Miss Mann, Japan; Mrs. Wag- ! ner, Scotland; Miss (!. Johns and Mrs. j Wutke, special for tableau; Mrs. Johns, re- j presenting Tim-: International Socialist. I The following comrades have sent in gifts: j Miss Mann, -Is (id; Mr. Haps, a handsome j barber's spray; Mr. A. Uorax, a nicely-lin- | ished guitar-zither; An Unknown Friend, a. pretty gilded flageolet. Mr. Schwartz, a new patent pair of s...
Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
Broken Hill. An important debate is to take place at liourku Ward P.L.L. next Friday, the sub ject 1 icing ' The platform of the Labor Par ly versus that of the S F.A.' Xulty and Due are expected to take the Labor Party side, while it is likely that Vic. Coiran and O'linilly will defen.l the principles of the S.F.A. TlIK IXTIOIiXATIONAL SOCIALIST is jlist to hand, and the issue is splendid. The 'Open Letter to Cardinal Moran ' is bril liant — one of the best we have ever read, and it would be a good thing if the Interna tional!- could print thousands of it for circu lation. li'ecogniscd heads of the churches here are circulating statements concerning Ferrer and McCabu that can't be adequately described. ?' Ferrer the Anarchist! Ferrer the Athe ist!' is all their cry. ' This cruel man,' they tell the simpletons, ' was seen in the liaivelona riots with his hat down over bis eyes, and with a few more ruffians dragged nuns through the .streets.' i I.Mcl'iierny in his pamphlet, uublushin...
S.F.A. News & Notes. Queensland. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
S.F.A. News &. Notes. I Queensland. An Intenii'.tional Socialist writes from Chil' d.Ts: — ''There is little or no organization. in this, district. The ' agreement ' reigns su preme. As many as half-H-dozon different iigreei. lents are in force on the one job. The workers are split up into numerous little groups, each with its own petty interests to servo, and each, bound to the boss by its own particular color of papor-cliain — fetters not finite so clumsy as those employed by Gre gory Wade, but .rather more elective, be cause more subtle. A union with never a suspicion of class-consciousness, with its officials industriously engaged in doing no thing, and doing il badly, too; with ib- ap palling incohesiveness, and consequent in conse(|uen- e! Capital splendidly organised, elVective and conquering. A small army of ui employed swi.rming about the district, liunjry to sell the only bodies they possess, hit seemingly do not wan';, for things they do want, but do not possess. ...
New Zealand Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
New Zealand Jottings. . _ ? .*. .- 1JV II. 'SCOTT IIKSXKTT. Tiikuk is not much life in political alTairs on this side at prevent. Shall Government House remain in. Auckland or he transferred to Wellington ? Questions of tl'Js kind are to the fore, but can scarcely he said to be of vital importance to the workers. The daily press, however, devotes, as usual, a vast amount of space to the unimportant, and thus seeks to persuade the wage .slaves that, such questions as the above are of vital im portance to them. The trades unions have just concluded their annual con Terence, held this year in Auckland. A semi-Socialist resolution .._ or objective was adopted that is already being denounced by the press and politicians. The congress cannot be described as being at all sensational, or, indeed, wholly satisfactory from the Socialist point of view. Hut the rank and file will 'arrive,' nevertheless. As a result of Joseph McCabe's visit to this city there has been a good deal of correspon de...
Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
Victoria. A. K. Wallace has lesigned the assistant sj.retaryship of the party, and with Mrs. \Vallace will probably be leaving Melbourne shortly. Aliens McDonnell is to address and organ ise country meetings under the party's aus pices. Under the auspices of the Trade;; Hall, Socialist Party, Peace Society, Women 's Po litical Organization, and other bodies, a omplimentary benefit to Mrs. AI. K. J. I'itt ? is being promoted for Sunday 'afternoon, .Aug.. '28, in the King's Theatre. Mr. An . drew Fisher will preside, and Mr. Bernard -jO'Dowd and Miss Vida (.ioldstein will take 'liotirt. ?'Political, industrial, literary, na .-??b'.ve, and other organizations arc all coopcr :;-,'a4iing to make the benclit a profitable testi li /nionial to an honored woman of letters, whose -'-Work with the pen has ever been for the peo ple and to the glory of the Commonwealth,' '-?says the Socialist.
Philosophy of Socialism Destructive Forces in Present Society. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
Philosophy of Socialism — -♦? - - l!Y A. M. SIMON*. Destructive Forces in Present Society. With ix this economic stage and con sequent social development as within its predecessors lies the germ of its destruction and the foundation of an other order. Its economic organisa tion has developed the class that is to bring about its overthrow and to erect upon its foundation a society without economic classes. This coming rul ing class of which all will be mem bers is the present laboring class, the despised proletariat, the actual pro ducers with hand and 'with brain. At the close of the last century this class had just been driven in from t!ie fields by inclosures and out from the guilds by confiscations and, inter- 1 . mil upheavals. Deprived of the legal and customary protection that had hedged them about in their old rela tions, they were, almost at a single stroke transformed from individual producers into units of productive force, saleable upon a free labor mar ket. Their tools w...
South Australia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
South Australia. : I'.V it.s.r. :! During the last week the workers in j S.A. have further demonstrated the benefits to be do.'ivcd when thev take direct action and show their solidarity. On Monday last the Government road men employed .u. at Fowler's l-:iy downed tools and demanded : a minimum wage of Ns per day. The men were members of the I'.L.l*., and owing to the vigilance of the officials of the union, no men were sent up from the Labor Bureau or , any other source in Adelaide. After a few days strike the men's terms were conceded, ! and they returned to work. On Monday; last To men employed by the railway de partment at Gepp's Cross (near Adelaide) ceased work owing to the alleged bullying of ! a kind and kerristian foreman who sought to alter the hours of work fixed by the de partment (and to which the men had , agreed) so that lie could get 'io ''-hours work per week out of the machinery :used. The men sent a deputation to Railway Commis sioner Moncried', but, as usual with...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 20 August 1910
Socialist Literature. Economic Argument for Industrial Unionism (Vine. St. John \. ? IVr1 do/. , !M ? |,j What Life Menus To Me (Jack London) |,| Wlmt is. a Sculi (A. M. Simons) ],] Labor Movement in Kussia (Sviatlowski) |,| ,1 ones' rt Boy _ |,j Kconomii: Foundations of Australian Politics, '^,i Commercial Morality .' ' I'd Debate on Socialism (Clcnienceau-Jaures) ~-,| The Capitalist Glass (Kuut.sky) ' T,(| The Proletariat (Kautsky) . .'»,| The Glass Struggle (Kautsky) r)(| The Socialist Commonwealth (Kautsky) ~i(j Economic*! of Labor (H. Quulch) Ij(| Socialism and the .Worker (F. A. Sorgo) «~,i The Future of 'Woman (H. burrows.) ' 7, , Socialism and the Survival of the Fitle.-:t (J. Connell) ' .» . The livils of Competition (B. O'.I-oniiell) ?'-, Some Objections to Socialism Answered ('Tit ' tier'; ? ? ' ... The Class War (A. AV. Humphrey) .-(j The following Pamphlets at Is 6d per doz. POST l.-HBB. Women & the Social Problem .(May Simons) ?-,] The Involution of the Class S...
Pars from Other Papers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 27 August 1910
Pars from Other Papers. Thk iron law of wages is much the sau:e as the rule of gold. Idleness is a crime when committed 'by a.' poor man. It is a virtue in the rich. A man may be respectable after he gets rich, but 'it is hard to.be decent first and then get rich. Why should a capitalist take what many laborers make ? That is the whole idea be hind Socialism. that the hearts of the masters 'and the heads of the Workers are made .of that article. Giving a Christinas dinner to the man who has been robbed does not square the matter. The. only thing that will fix it is to stop the roblicry. The capitalist system gives to the capi talist an ever-swelling stream of profits, and to the worker an ever-increasing mea sure of misery and degradation. The laborer's power of production is so great that a small minority serves' to 'sup- ply all the riotous luxuries of the ruling class. So it is that when these few have been selected from the great army of labor the rc*t are left to rot and starve...
Philosophy of Socialism How the Change will be Brought About. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 27 August 1910
Philosophy of Socialism — -♦- I!Y A. M. SIMONS. How the Change will be Brought About. Thk direction of the coining change ? being determined, the next vital question is as to the mannerin which it shall be brought about. On this point there is no room for. theories, 1 .schemes, plans or Utopias. We must turn again to existing facts and seek in them the laws and direction of further development. v^auiidiioMi i mo i_i i ti -- ii wit- ».ui.i\i(io together in great masses and then trained and disciplined them in mammoth industrial establishments into compact organic bodies. The wage system wiped out personal rela tions between employer and em ployees, and threw the laborers upon their own resources, develop ing independence, self-reliance and initiative. All this aroused in the laborers a consciousness of their class interests, relations and common brotherhood. At first this feeling was confined to trade lines, and the eft'ovs of the workers limited to endeavors to se cure better bargai...