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To the Patriotic Press. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 15 March 1915

To the Patriotic Press. The long-suffering people of Aus     tralia are being treated, by the pluto-   cratic Press to the most nauseating ex     hibition of hysteria and ill-balanced   mentality. Well-to do comfortable ex ponents of British Imperialism sit back in their editorial chairs and rave about the patriot, the Empire, the flag. They write gushing columns   about the fortitude and courage of the British arms, they rave about the hero- ism of the 'Bulldog Breed''; they splash ink interminably about the virtues and civilisation of their Em pire. And when these penny-a-liners start to discuss the Germans, and with ran     cour and narrow-minded prejudice, they place the calmness and fortitude, tolerance and commonsense, which we should take to be the attributes of a race possessing all the virtues, on one side, and commence to howl in a most ludicrous and stupid ...

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

The Futility of Politics. By Ajax. 'You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.' Respectfully dedicated with all due political propriety to the ud enlightened elector. There is an idea in Australia amongst the people to the effect that if they could elevate to the treasury benches a political messiah, or flood Parliament with a crop of Christs, the new regime, by simply passing a bill would usher in the Kingdom of Heav en almost immediately. For over twenty years the union ists have agitated, paid, voted and waited for the political heaven, which, like the second coming- of Christ, ap pears as far off as ever. A section of the people show a marked tendency to wander into the wilderness of wowserism and loose themslves in the piffle of politicalism. In this short essay we have no   space to trace the history of politics   which' rose on the ruins of the feudal   towns. Of late years coincident with   the decay of Ch...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
THE "TRIUPH" OF LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 April 1915

THE 'TRIUMPH' OF LABOR. F 'inures have been made available by the Commonwealth Statistician (Mr. G. H. Knibbs) giving- particulars of i;;dus.r:al disputes in the Common wealth during 1814. The total number of dispute; which occurred in that yenr ap.s 337,- a large increase -on the number i'208) in the preceding year. Xo fewer than 235 of ;he disputes in 1014 occurred in New South Wales. and of that number 167 were in the mining- ir.dustry- (ma:nly coal)- Ihe total number of working days los: in 131-1 ?CT3. 153) shows an increase. ' of over 59 per cent, on the number lost in V.nZ {'622,0.35). while the total esti mated !oss in wag-es in 1914 i£oOQ.l7Z) was nearly 74 per cent, greater than in the precedes year (£228,101). And we have a Labor P«ir»y on the Federal Benches, and a similar bunch in the State Benches in N.S.W. Nuff sed ! '

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Ballad of Maitland Gaol. (A Comic Tragedy, Complete in One Month.) [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 April 1915

The Ballad of Maitiand Gaol. (A Comic Tragitly, Complete in Ono llonth.) (By Our Captivo War Correspondent.) (Scene — Governor's Oflico.) (Governor, Senior Sercv, Student Screws, wrul Assorted Chaplains Discover1*] i)..scus&ing Good and Welfaiv of GjioI.) Senior Screw : Far hsu-k um memory fondly lingers- — ovi'M as a boy- — To tovtm-e y»d loiinom. -liiinl- things guvo liie (?x.i'i'diiir!; joy: To starve tiic kitten. bo:it tli-o doti, pindi ini'i'.uls so they'd wail, Was my delight. Tlio neighbours said I'd 01 id my days in gaol. Not yet mo tlioso days ended, al thoimli for tliirtry yoars. I've ho'Mi in gaol — ;- living: scourge — of human hojv.'s- and fears. Vho ]a.«h no longer lashes, true, tho 'cat' is laid to msl : 'TVoiiJd y.ovnt ,i jiaoiei's life liad lost ii/B oiiP-tinio joyous zest. 1 .say not so. Tlio hcartlp^s gibe — tho surer — the onifl taunt — Will .sear innn's soul a.s could no whip — -vv ill liarrow. goad y.ud hflimt; Will make the brave m?.n coward, will r- n...

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

NOTE. If A blue pencil mark here means that W$ your subscription runs out this issue. p%£ A red mark means that the next issue ' |sfi will be the last. -;'||| If you want 'Direct Action' to con- $H tinue, you should renew immediately. i|§ M

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

STICKERS. S Stickers are one of the most effect- j £jgs£ ive propaganda dodges that can be ' ||il used. The Press Committee have 3I& printed a large quantity, which are ^flUl now on sale to members, and locals. QifJ'S The prices are 2s. 6d. per thousand; l^m^ 1.1s. for 5000; and £1 for 10,000. jlfp Orders despatched by return. !©&?

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Futility of Politics. Concluded from last issue. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 April 1915

The Futility of Politics. By Ajax. Concluded from last issue. The fact that such hollow catch cries as 'State Freights,' 'Federal Wrongs,' and ''Capital Sites,' riot to mention the fuss over the ejection of the King's representative from Gov ernment House, the alleged wolfish ness of Wade, the mystery of the van ishing majority and the sudden adula LXUll Ui iVl^VJUW Cll L-J LUC IU11C UJ \JH3 Jim, thou are the good shepherd, we are thy sheep, guard us from the wolf, Wade,'' or words to that effect, shows that some of the electors have blun dered into the bog- of bogies, or are hopelessly hypnotised with political piffle, otherwise these 'will o' tin: wisps,'' promulgated by political 'Lead Kindly Lighters,'' would not be held up as stupendous issues of great importance to the people. POLITICAL METHOD ABSURD. We have seen that the mode of selec tion is bad, the power of the politician puerile, and the incompetence of cabi nets glaringly obvious, politics in method seem no less futile....

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

ELECTRIFYING RAILROADS. t A press despatch declares that the i president of the Canadian Pacific Bail- f way Company has announced tlie inten tion of that company to electrify the t1 system gradually. Tho saving that will result will be enormous. According to tfie Interna tional Socialist Review, the ordinary stoain engine needs overhauling ©very 125 miles, while the electric motor re- |jj quires inspection only every 800 miles. ™ a sieam engine wa-iiang to be used con Hses no power. The railroad* will be enabled to rid the tracks of hundreds of trains now needed to haul fuel for the engines. Tho electric engine will make room for i a greater volume of paying freight. ' Moreover, the electric road will throw 1 out the firemen, the engineers, inepec- ' tors and repairmen. , There will be fewer jobs for the work ers. This means more competition and if possible, lower wages. It means ,! i longer breadlines. — Cotton's Weekly. f. The permission by the Government to keep shops open on Su...

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

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

;s fiirect ilcUon OFFICIAL ORGAN Of tha INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF ^ THE WORLD. (Australian Adm nistraticn). Office:— 330 Castlercagli St., Sydney Australia, EDITOR: TOM 1SARKEK. MANAGER: E. A. GIFFNEV. Matter for publication only should be addressed to the Editor. Other Matter to the Manager. Subscription, 2/- per year. Special Terms on Bundle Orders. HEADQUARTERS I.W.W. (Australia): 330 CASTLEREACH ST., SYDNEY. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS— 164 W. Washington St., Chloago, III., U.8.A .

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MAY DAY NUMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 April 1915

MAY DAY NUMBER. In order to celebrate May Day in a befitting manner, we have deter mined to bring out a larger 'Direct Acton' on that occasion. The number will contain several interesting articles by our best contributors, and will, generally be well worth keeping as ». memento of the phenomenal rise of the I.W.W. in Australia. larger quantities, are requested to send in their orders early, so as to give us seme idea of the requirements for the issue. The cost of the issue will be much more than the average issue, therefore, we ask the membership to do their best. The rates will be 9d. per dozen as usual. Send in yoi»' orders now, for the May Day issue. LOOK OUT FOR THE MAY-DAY . NUMBER.

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

I. W. W. Papers. The I.W.W. papers in the Uni.cd States aro iooling the pinch of hard j times, two going out; of business during j the past winter. The Spanish paper 'El ? Obrero Industrial,' published at Tam ;? pa, i'lorida, was the first one to go, r. T.as followed by the suspension of the English paper 'Voice of the People, ; published in Portland, Oregon. Good news, however, has again come through, for the organisation has start ed two papers in other parts ol1 the country, one being for the Lithuanian membership, entitled 'Darbininku Bal sas,' and the other being a combined Scandinavian paper 'Solidaiitet,' ... published in Seattle. So, in spite of hard times and mis representation by people who ought to know better, there are still eight pap ers controlled by the I.W.W. in Amer ica. These ar« 'Solidarity', weekly (English); 'A Bennunkas,' semi monthly (Hungarian); 'Pruiuslovy Del nik/' semi-monthly (Bohemian); 'Sol- idarnoss,' weekly (Polish); 'Solidari- tot.:! monthly (Scandi...

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

LITERATURE OFFER. The Prass Committee has boen very busy lately, anri heve on stock several ruw anci interesting pamphlets. 'Revolution ancJ ths I.W.W.,' by Frank Chaster Pease, is ona Gf i!io clearest and most convincing pieces yet issued by the advanced movement. Price, 3d. 'I.W.W. Song Book,' cjEitatnins 32 songs, tncitsrfirsg ail the faucrites, that are sung all over the world. A great tiling for breaking ti2w groursc!. Fries, sa. 'Sabotage,' by W. C. Smith, is a remarkably EimjjU and convincing pamphlet, w'lich deals with Sabotage snd its philosophy End replication. All should read it. Price, 3d. 'The Advancing Proletariat,' by Abner Woodruff, is a well-written history of the genesis, and develop ment of the pholetariat. It describes the effect of the machine on th2 trades unions and crafts, and shows the rise of th£t modern day pheno mena:!, tjie unskilled, propertiless working class. Price, 3d. 'Industrial Unionism,' by Vincent St. John, is a splendid primer for a beginner. I...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Capitalist and Worker. (A. Mack.) [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 April 1915

Capitalist and Worker. - ? (A. Mack.) Hear the voices raised for freedom, As our brothers face the foe ; See the 'blood that prints a story As it trickles through the suowj Hear the cracking of the rifles, And the sighs that give release ; Ye that turn to God to judge , ye, Ye that lightly talk of peace. — (R. J. Oassidy.) lu every age and every country the masters of men have practised and do now put the machinery of Direct Ac tion into operation to settle differences m opinion wniL tilw- woiKers. xne above lines are part of a poem writ ten when Russian capital was last ad ministering a. sedative to her discon tented toilers. This bloody act filled the world's workers with fiery hate, and even British bourgeois commented on the cruel outrage and opined that .such could never happen under the flaj? of freedom — the Union Jack. Though while these events were hap pening there is little doubt that the world's capitalists and their satellites were inwardly warming with quiet but satisfi...

Publication Title: Direct Action
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
New Coal-cutting Machine. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 April 1915

New Coal-cutting Machine. Revolutionary changes in coal-mining msth&tis are promised upon the gene ral introduction of a coal-mining ma chine developed by Mr. H. A. Kuhn, a Pittsburg mining and mechanical en gineer, who has spent inoro than ten years in perfecting the machine. The device, constructed of structural steel, can attack the coal seam in any posi tinn movine lln nr rireuin or in arm direction in which the seam leads. It takes out more than 90 per cent, of the coal in the ground, whereas the best practice of to-day seldom recovers more than 70 per cent, of the coal. It is stated that the machine has de monstrated that it can cut the coct of mining coal by half. It is said that ten of them can produce over 1000 tens of ccoi a day. Only two men are needed to guide the mechanism of each machine, which takes the coal from the seam, cuts it, puts it on a conveyer, and loads it in a pit car without a frjffiisn hand touching it. Electricity or compressed air can be used, ...

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

CORRESPONDENTS. L.S. (Coonamble).— It would take a full issue of this paper to answer all your questions. All those de tails are well answered in Andre Tiidon's 'New Unionism,' posted from this office, Is. 8d. F.S. (Auckland)— Thanks. I-:. Moylc.— Sorry, first article was too late for last issue. Thanks. Ex-Chicagoan (W.A.)— Life is too short. ? ? ? ? J.P. (Kingsland)— Received. Will write. A.P. (Darwin, N.T.)— -Thanks for in formation. G.H. (Melbourne)— The ground is tra versed by E.L.R., ai/d space does not allow of the two. Thanks. E.L.R.— Thanks. T. Sinjrer.— Received. Will write when not busy. Jack WJiyte, the member of the I.W.W., who defied the Court during the free-speech fight in San Diego, and shouted 'To hell with your Justice,' and got an extra six months for con tempt, was murdered during a strike in Tonopah, Nevada, by a policeman. He was shot through the spinal column, and subsequently died. He refused to lay an information against his assassin, stating that there was...

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

ECONOMIC ACTION. Parliament — political government — is essentially a bourgeois institution, developed by the bourgeois in their light against feudalism, and express ing bourgeois requirements of supre macy. Socialism, of course, cannot ignore political government; it is an expression of class war in capitalist society, and political action becomes a prolctariat must develop its own fight ing expression, its own organ of go vernment— the revolutionary union. Socialism seeks not control of the State, but the destruction of the State. The revolutionary union alone is cap able of dynamic, creative action. Economic action assumes dominance in our tactics as the Socialist move ment becomes more definite and ag gressive; political action becomes an auxiliary. Revolutionary unionism de velops the initiative and virility o'f the proletariat, unites the proletariat as a righting force. It organises the prole tariat, not alone for every-day strug gles, but for the final struggle against Capit...

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 — 1 April 1915

The Amazing Adventures of Mr Simple. (1) ijr. Simple is touring the city looking for a master, when a. window frame falls upon his bony head, and makes him see diamonds. (2) Mr, and Mrs. Simple get their heads together and determine to see a lawyer about damages. (8) The lawyer tells Mr. Simple that he has a splendid case, and they decide *n sue for £300. (4) Mr. Simple is. jubilant, when ho gets a verdict i'o,r £150. He immediate ly borrows £10 from Jus brother-in-law, until he gets tho cash, so that ho can rig himself out in style. He calculates that the I.W.W. don't know what they ore talking about, when they talk about 'injustice.' He thinks of deserting his wife. (3) Next day he calls around at- the lawyer's for the money ^ but Ae lawyer says ho is very sorry to inform Mr. Simple that the other side have jf-peal- od to a higher Court, and that they .'.?ill havo to box on, (G) Twelve mouths later after Mr. Simple has. V*mi through every court in the la.m- the lawyer presents Mr....

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

I 1 CC k/JpC'V^ll* ? There are twenty-four men in jail in 1 Ni\v South Wales for exercising, the ri^lit. ol' JVoe speech. I This is a shocking circumstance. It I is, .something to bring the blush of I sliiina1 to the cheek of every citizen [ uIhi understands the elemental princi I pk'. uf democracy. [ lio no progress. Established Tyranny I ]m.- always recognised this, and from I tin1 tiino of Socrates — over 2000 years I ;it,;) — riplit down to our own day, lias [ sourrlit to make it dangerous for men I tc. raise their voices against constituted I a'mliority. I -.x-rates spoke in the streets of an [ i-inir. Athens, and because his criticism I of principles and persons were not I ])!o;isi))!i to those in power he was [ hounded tr- his death. ? I Christ, lor daring to speak in public I places against those who wielded power. [ was jailed, and beaten, and mocked. [ ami executed on Calvary. [ Tyranny does not go as far as that in I this twentieth century of Christian en [ lightpiiment, ...

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

Combinations. 'Solidarity' is the official organ of K the I.W.W. in North America. It is \ full of strike news, tactics, and- inter- * osting artcles on Industrial Unionism. :; XTo industrialist can afford to be with- '- out it. It ought to have a circulation of at least 2000 in Australia. It will be ' posted from this office for 6s. 6d. per year. In conjunction witk 'Direct Action' the two will cost Ps. per year posted. , j 'GoIok Truda' is H Russian indus rj-inhst weekly published in New York. it contains favourable arti«le& on the I.W.W. Every Russian worker should * read it. The yearly subscription is 6/6 rl In conjunction with 'Direct Action,' \ the two papers will be sent for one year j 'j *-r 8/ to any address in Australia. | ' '11 Proletario' is tho I.W.W. Ital- i 1 ian w»ekly published in the U.S.A. It ? will cost 6/6 per year posted, or 8/ i» ^ conjunction with 'Direct Action.' Address, Lit. Secretary. 330 ©ostle voagh Street, Sydney, N.fe'.W.

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