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LABOR'S BATTLE CRY. A SUGGESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
\mms battle €§&« A SUGGESTION. -By C. H. LLOYD.) The struggle of Capitalism to shift the great new burden of war taxes on to the people will, therefore, mark a new era in fiscal poli tics. In this struggle organised labor must take a hand. For the main- ' ~ tenance of a high standard of public expenditure on socially produc tive services, and the issue of trie methods of taxation by which the ever-growing public revenue is to be obtained, are of fundamental im . portance to democracy. The above quotation is the concluding paragraph of the article entitled 'Thoughs on Democracy, 'VI.,' which ap peared in the last issue of 'The Labor News,' January 11, 1919; and, as the. ex pressed opinion of one of the world's leading economists, it may well serve as a text for a few remarks, and a sugges tion regarding the methods of taxation in the future. During the past four years the' majority or people' were so intensely interested in 'winning the war' that they had abso lutely no time ...
TAXING THE CHILDREN'S AMUSEMENTS. BIG PUBLIC PROTEST. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
TAXffiC inE CTOUwkEH^S r bio eui^i^ protest.. ' -~\ A' meeting to. protest Against the Iniftul- ^ tous -daas taxation Imposed --upon toe . . amusemente ,of the poor by |he present ^ Federal ;Gp^^ment will be held in^he | ^own, U&n, 4^ydney, -on , Wednesday; ;^»e^ 29th January. ',-'.'.. „ ,. .: -....-. -'?-??fi4& The following JSiwday., JRftbruaw -JW»»i':J|1r'| there will be. a mass meeting in the Do- ^;^ main, at which prominent' speakers** .^TUL&pK be present ? '' ? ''' - * '???y ?? ? .'^^S, ? ': ' ' -? ? ? ''??-. .:-v. '? -.', f£& A. moving picture jwill be taken of the ^;^ Domain .me^tu^;'*aiiia;'*mns^meal^ijfey^&^ been made by which this 'win;i-e fla^h^'-| |S through all 'the ?pWiire' shows oJ^JIlW-^^^S tralla 'ttJetollbwtog Swseto ':: T^'''r^'vT;stf|^S ?-? ;Ko-i#a»r. -^S«*wat:-jB*^aii3&^^g ftulred to make e«gry. 'I^«%.jaB^^^^^
WAR LOANS AND REPUDIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
WAR LOANS AND M REPUDIATION. To repudiate a just debt is dishonorable; in fact, is no different in principle to plain thieving, only a little meaner. To be compelled to pay a debt you do NOT owe is thieving on the part of the fellow who bludgeons you into doing it. Let us not therefore try to settle this subject of war loans by abusing each other, because hard names prove nothing-. This war was supposed to be fought to save us all from destruction, slavery and entire confiscation of the national wealth, public and private, by an all-devouring enemy. Of course I have no proof that this was so. but as all our leading men with inside information said so, they^at anyrate can not dispute their own statements now the war- is over. To ward off these frightful dangers nearly sixty thousand good Australians gave their lives, over a quarter of a mil lion risked their lives, tens of thousands oi whom lost their limbs, their health, their eyesight, or their reason, and the majority suffered inc...
THOUGHTS ON DEMOCRACY. VII. NEW ECONOMIC FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
jz. — -^-; v. . .: ? — « ? — ? -—, ? ? Noughts pi W^mm; VII. - NEW ECONOMIC FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE. '? Summarising tlie economic situation »;- u confronts the 'people, we .recognise that new economic functions of the State Will be needed to stimulate and support Ithe full employment and the high pro Jductivity required to meet the require imontK of the situation: — I I. To pay the high interest for capital .'In private industry and for war debts; | 2. To furnish a high standard of real -wigcs and leisure; .? 3. To meet the. enlarged requirements cf a progressive State in the. provision ©f social services. , This being the situation, the dispositon in some Labor quarters to give the go by to the State, as a capitalist instrument, end to fall back upon new plans of co operation, trade unionism, syndicalism, or guild-Socialism, in which Hie State cither plays do . part, or one of relative unimportance, is .seen to be as indefensi ble as the disposition -to reject the move ment ? toward...
THE A.W.U. ANNUAL ELECTIONS. CENTRAL BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
THE A.W.U. ANNUAL ELECTIONS. CENTRAL BRANCH. The returns of the voting for officials and delegates of the Central Branch of the Australian Workers' .Union are sum marised as follows: — ' Vice-nresidents for N.S.W. (2): Jack White arid T. Arthur; Secretary, W. H. Lambert (re-elected by large majority); Branch Member of Worker Board of Con trol, W. H. Lambert (absolute majority); Branch Organisers (six required), re turned in the following order, Jack Bailey, Jack White, T. Arthur, A: B. Berry, T. Lavelle, L. B. Donovan (note: The ballots were but before Mr. Bailey had been elected to the State Parliament; the next highest on the poll to T. Lavelle is Tom Butler, Who will probably fill the vacan cy); Delegates to A^W.U. Annual Con vention, 1919 (five required), elected. Bailey, Lambert, White, Arthur, Berry; Delegates to A.L.P. Annual Conference,' 1919 (six required), elected in the follow ing order, J. Bailey, J. White, T. Arthur, Abe Berry, L. B. Donovan, T. Lavelle. ' A.W.U. Wester...
AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS FOR THE LABOR FAIR AND CARNIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS FOR THE LABOR FAIR AND CARNIVAL. The Women's C.vC Committee appeal to friends and* sympathisers for funds to assis\ 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, S12 Pitt-street, Sydney. Contri butions will be ' 'acknowledged in 'The] Labor News' and 'The Worker.' Tours in. Unity, j B. MAINCKE, President. C. MASON,' Hon. Treasurer. EVA M.:SEERY, Hoii. Sec.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
[?] y*'^;::;'r't-.- ??' j'iJ-J .-.??'»?' -??.-?: ? ' ? ? ?? Thlff immense - footwaw or* ?' ganlsatlon Is Keenly ? appre- -. dated ani. generously paU ; v *pnll*(tey workers *ho*M ^; preclate-..$ur. Jinbjsatabl* «** j '^. EDWARD FAY, Ltd. : ''ThV Big Bo6t Block,' Cr« pin an* i Ltveiyiodl sts., . ??*? SYtfN£Y. Also at; ' ? .r ' :' ' ' - Qforae-streot, Haymarket. frtHwar, Oleba. . BrMaC- Newtowh.
RETURNED SOLDIERS AND "LOYALISTS." SYKES'S CRAWLSOME REQUEST. AND FULLER'S READY RESPONSE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
RETURNED SOLDIERS ? * . .... SYKES'S CRAWL8OME REQUEST. ?» ? . ANSI FULLER'S READY RESPONSE. That section of returned soldiers who last week appealed to the New South Wales Government for preference in em ployment in waterside work are presum ably gratified at the claims and offer ad vanced by their spokesman and the re sult their appeal achieved. And yet let them consider cold facts. Their secre tary, F. Sykes, sought, first absolute pre ference, or, alternatively, preference co equal with that extended by the Govern ment to the so-called 'loyalists,' persons better described by well-known and well merited unionist terms. That is to say, Sykes, for .his organisa tion, agreed that its members should be classified with men for whom all unionist workers express honest loathing and con tempt, and fo'r whom they have coined class names that fit them like skins. And' Sykes went further. For his or ganisation he gave the Government a pledge that if it did what he asked his1 associates wot...
PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
I ^ARS. ?f Dr.' Cumpston, Director of Common -wfreaUh -Quarantine, has recommended ?feenera! increases in the pay of the pro ?Itessional officers and. staff, und the -?o- ?? Hyernment has not only accepted his ad B|Wce, but has, in addition, increased the ^?Director's ami salary. In view- of what . ^?Cumpston anfll fats subordinates have done ?in keeping out of Australia generally the Sfeccuroed, war-begotten plague, which has Hravaged the rest of the world, there would Sjbe neither grace nor reason in offering Bfeerious objection. And yet, as payment Bt-f increased salaries is an enduring ex Bpense- atioi future work- for the benf iciaries Kmay be but Blight, would not a special ?taoney :grant iiave been -more .advisable?. HCumpston arid his staff are entitled to ?high monetary recognition of their work. KTlie only question is concerning what Hfbnh that recognition should have taken. P^::\ .. ?- ?*? ,. * ?- ?! Just what is the importance of the ?jtnoyements among the British soldie...
MAKING THE WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY THE ONE AND ONLY WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
MAKING THE WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY THE ONE AND ONLY WAY. The one and only way to 'make 'the world safe for democracy' is to make the world unsafe for ANY THING ELSE. Peaceful aud bXmest people, who desire to he. safe from burglars audj assassins do not lock themselves in cellars or ?» alk the streets in steel ?j-la1i\l aruior^ but make themselves roasouabJy' safe by making burglary md murder very unsafe for the would -h*i .perpetrators. : ?- ? ? Democracy rightly interpreted means self-government developed to the degree of the utmost possible individual freedom consistent with soical order. 'Any attack upon democracy or any denial of the rights which de mocracy postulates is not a mere dif ference' of opinion, but is A CRIME 'AGAINST HUMANITY, which must bV repressed by any and every means moral and physical which, are available to those affected. The crime of attacking democracy , is. the greatest of all crimes, because it includes ov implies all others. ^ The demand to 'give me f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
KOTE. AurepoSiV and 'literary thatter should fce addressed to the Editor, 'The Labor News,' ftacdonell House, 321 Pitt-street, Sydney, ,'*nd business communications .ana remit tances to Mr. P. C, Evans, General .^Secre tary, A.L.P., at the same address. All matter intended for publication should reach the Editor not later than Wednesday I- In each week.1' Rates of subscription;— Yearly, 6/-; half yearly, 3/6; quarterly, 2/-. In all cases subscriptions must be paid in advance. Owing: to the large circulation assured to 'The Labor News' a limited space only will be available for advertising at special rates, .which can be ascertained on communicating With the office. The labor News. SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1919.
THE COMMUNITY AND THE BABY [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
THE COMMUNITY AND M BAGi ; , j .... ^ __, (Alfred Russel Wallace in his great work 'Social Environment and Moral Reform', makes a special point, of the bankruptcy of science as applied to the physical laws of health, when science is confronted by' diseases caused by an unjust and un scientific social system. He takes as an illustration the enamelling trade of Eng land, which is almost entirely carried on by female labor. He shows that the clearest evidence was supplied to the Brit ish House of Commons that this industry is carried on under conditions absolutely disastrous to motherhood and infant life. Physiological evidence, based upon the most careful, scientific .. investigation was offered showing .that the chemical fumes airfongst which Jhese^English women work not only acted as. a .corrosive upon the' tissues of the lungs of the workers* but that these poisonous fumes destroyed the delicate tissues of the human body, and made it impossible for women working under such conditio...
WILLIAM MORRIS HUGHES. "TRUCULENT," "EGREG[?]OUS," "SWASHBUCKLER." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
WILLIAM MORRIS HUGHES. 'TRUCULENT,' 'EGREGIOUS,1' 'SWASHBUCKLER.' :We are not hearing very much of late regarding the Erime Minister of Austra lia, chief of a team of politicians of whom it is alleged that sometimes some of them tell the truth— by. accident. The follow ine scathine criticism of 'Australia's calamity' from an article in that high class journal, the 'Atheneum,' gives an idea of what sort of an estimate has .been formed in some influential quarters in England of the 'Duke' of Warwick. To quote:—: ? 'But the greatest enemies of the human race to-day, the greatest traitors to the cause of democracy in this country, and indeed the world over, are those who, their judgments having been warped by the war, misread its lessons, and urge the people of this and other countries along the road of materialism and mili tarism. Their only policy is to out Prussia Prussia, and to convert the world alternately into a feverish race for wealth and a bloody scramble. The most pro minent ...
ROOSEVELT'S "INTEREST IN WILD LIFE." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
ROOSEVELT'S 'INTEREST IN 1 WILD JJFE.' I X. — Writing pf the career and charac- , ter— of the late ex-President Roosevelt,; »:| Sydney daily quotes John Burroughs, the|v; mature student/' the lover, of 'all things ^ both great and small.' 'I cannot recall.'Vi says John, in reference to Roosevelt, 'tha£\; I ever met a man with a keener and mora ,3i^M comprehensive interest in the wild 'l»'-4$l|^H about us, an interest that is at once scien- , |f|||H tific and thoroughly human.' : - ^feilH Considered carefully, Burroughs's sen' .-.^^H tence is hot too clear in meaning. J§, as -fiSH appears, *it was meant to imply that '.--'i^H Roosevelt was a lover of nature, a friend^ ;.?- ^'jlsH of the lower animals, it is impossible of .f^H acceptance. - ' %|fll If Roosevelt loved the creatures of Goa,'-'j|§MB why did he frequently engage in excur- ''''^U sions the only purpose of which was ani-' .vt|g|B mal slaughter? Why, for instanceV-iid he- ggjjW go all the way to fiast Africa to kill tyP&...
THE TWO HOLMANS. (With apologies to "Punch.") THE FIRST HOLMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
THE TWO HOLMANS. (With apologies to 'Punch.') * i THE FIRST HOLM AN. Conceive me, if you can, A Carl Marx Socialist young man; _ \A wonderful spouter Who'd convince any doubter,' ?? A red Repulican, - Who thinks war's a woe To which we should not go, ? Describing as gory The Imperial Tory, Joe Chamberlain and Co.; A mildly-gracious young man, w Yet up wltli myself young man, A rather mild-mannered young man. THE SECOND HOLMAN. Conceive me, if you can,1 An utterly dhanged young man, . Who thinks it a glory In the ranks of the Tory, To fight in the Jingo van, A soul that soars on wings, ' Now done with Inferior beings. A shockingly rancorous, Highly cantankerous, Very sharp-tongued young man; An Alexander the Great- young man, A most Pritne-isterial young man, Ultra Imperial, x Trumpet and drum young man. First Willie, an angel-qf-peace young man; second Willie, 'a -ievil -of -war young man. - ? . . . . - First Willie, a live the democracy; second. Willie,. old 'arisiocracyy-. .*''......
PEARCE, THE MUDDLER. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
PEARCE, THE MUDDLER. Thou prince of muddlers, the lure of Lon don calls, A jaunt across the seas at our expense ?You needs must .have,' no matter what be falls. The situation Is ' extrem'ely tense; Billjim protests, the papers air his views, .* He fears that you'll outmuddle Billy- ? j Hughes. . 'HI ' ' * ?.'??* M 1 1 Then there's Joe, 'that antiquated ioke, ? 1 Who miscontrols one branch 'of- our de- ? 1 fence. . * ; . ? . ....:?. 11 It's hard to tell who is the better bloke, I I 1 For both are lacking when it comes to .1 I sense. ' ' - ? I He once opposed with all his heart and -'Mr I soul ?? ? ?'???. ?????_: '?? X 1 The very branch of which he has control. fl Next comes Bill (or, perhaps, he should H be first), , #..,.' I To win the war he went across the sea. ^H Sore puzzled we to Know which -is the H worst ,. S Out of this miserable bare-brained fl trinity. _ ok Joey is docile, Bill at times is fierce, Jm Incompetence predominates in Pearce'. ^M Full well they know the fate awa...
THE COMING PEACE CONFERENCE. POSSIBILITIES AND PROSPECTS. AMERICAN PUBLICIST'S DOUBTS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
THE COMING PEACE .., CONFERENCE. ^POSSIBILITIES AND PROSPECTS. AMERICAN PUBLICIST'S DOUBTS. Writing of 'The End of the War,' be fore that end was in. sight, Walter E. Weyl, an -American publicist, foresaw possibilities that have in no way been rendered less possible by what has since happened. 'A few months or years,' he said, 'will see their various Excellencies travailing by boat and train to some capital in Europe, prepared to settle the acrid con troversies of the war and decide in coun cil room and lobby the fate of the world. There may be all sorts and kinds and varieties of Excellencies^ 'For the most part, however, unless the democratic elements in the various na tions prevent it, these peace representa tives are likely to be of the approved dip lomatic type, the aged, bemedalled, chilly, narrow, and conservative Excellency, very gentlemanly, very astute, fundamentally stupid. 'Visualise it. Here again, we may have' the Berchtolds, and Tiszas, and-Cambons, and Greys, and Gos...
THE WORKERS AND THE EMPIRE No. II. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 18 January 1919
ITHE WORKERS AND THE EMPIRE ' !':' .' .' ..'?... . . no. i. ; .; By ADELA PANKHURST WALSH. ^ If we take the Capitalists' position first; it is a simple mater to see that the policy of Imperialism suits them fully. It is, indeed, -essential to a continuation of the Capitalist' system. .. President Wilson's '?'League ? of Nations' would, for this reason, be certain to develop into a su perior- Imperialistic autijoritj', in which the Imperial claims of the Emperors of Business -and Finance will be adjusted, and their power buttressed by an inter national army, provided by the working ? classes of all countries. Under the Capitalist, system, when profit is the aim of those who, being in possession of the means of life, control production, the organisation of agricul . ture and industry has been developed to a high , pitch. In spite of . wilful and care less waste and conservative methods the productive powers of, mankind have de veloped in a tnaryelloustway. . New lands have -.been disc...