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Literature in Stock. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
Jjterature in Stock. Cautal: Karl Marx, 3 volume.-,, ,j.i vol. 8s. Value Price and Profit: M;n.\, bumid 2S, paper 6d. The Evolution of Proper;}1: L;iiar gue, bound 2s. The Militant Proletariat: Austin Lewi:,. bound 2s. The New Unionism: Tridon, papei is 8d. Work pnd wages: Thorold ltogers, paper cover, I'rice Is. 8d. irst Nine Chapters of Capital: Karl fl Marx, paper cover, Price Is. 8d. ^K Sabotage: Pouget, bound 2s, pap.n fl !' Is- I . One Big Union: Irautmann, papei B ! 6d. fl i;; Right to be Lazy: Lafargue, bound ? - t 2S, paper 6d. fl * Sabotage : W. C: Smith, paper 3d. fl ' New Australian Song Book : second fl ' edition ; 32 songs. Price, 3d. fl l.W.W. : History, Structure and fl Methods, St. John, paper 3d. fl Revolution and the l.W.W. : Pease, fl paper 3d. I Eleven Blind Leaders: B. H. Williams, fl Price 3d. fl Political Socialism or Capturing the fl Government: B. E. Xilsson, Price fl 3d. fl War! What For? Cartoon: Price, I 3d- fl Summary of Marx's 'Capital': B 2d. B Revolu...
Marine Transport Worker's Organisation [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
Marine Transport Worker's Organisation The union movement has been deve loping rory rapidly in the Marine 1 lanspor: industry. rl here liav-s been so many unions to choose from, that the seafaring man who ha* not got a union book niu.st have a taste which is not easily satis lied. l'Vjr ills present we shall not men tion the .so-called Cooks', Stewards' ;i-ul Waiters' .Association. It is no un ion, anyhow. Just an employment agency, existing by virtue of amicable agreement with the ship-owners and the members pay their ' dues, just as any individual would pay any employ ment agency for the information of a job. The most interesting features of the Atlantic Waterfronts is the 'union movement' amon^ sailors and firemen. It is a Peach! The American Federation of Labor has had two rival unions of sailors and firemen, namely, Sailors' and Bremen's Union of the Atlantic and tiie Eastern and Gulf Sailors' Association. The former was affiliated with the Interna tional Longshoremen Associati...
Respectability. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
Respectability. 1 ou whitened sepulchre of Christian grace — You saintly, honored, holy — hideous thing; You silence truth with raucous gib bering ; You liid-i von 11 rottinp- sores with silk iiiid lac? ; You lavish loathsome gifts of gold and place On whorish fools who praise you as tlu-ir king — Who crucify your foes while church bells ring. Hut blest be they who spit into your face ! Go. girt yourself with your dull panoply ; -Make sharp with thorns the paths men travel in : Upraise your blood-cry with infernal din— You larva of the past — but, ah. for me How letter far the leprosy of 'sin' Than reek and rot with your inanity! — Ralph li. Chaplin in -'Solidarity.''
N. Z. Direct Action Group. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
N. Z. Direct Action Group. ? U ? bellow Workers, — ilany revolutionaries have decided to form tlie above-named group of voluntary workers lor the following purposes mainly: — (i) To bring the University to the worker's back-door by leaflets couched in the simplest language possible, disrobed of technical meta pnys:caJ and mystical terms so much used by L.auor iakirs, takir s news papers and alleged professors iu the pay of the moneyed class. By such means to educate the mentally lazy and those who, by over-work, arc shamefully robbed of that nerve force or energy so necessary for educa tional advancement. (j) To countermove tho 'insidious schemings of so-called intellectual dinkunis and hired professional crooks, who are out. to sidetrack, mis educate and mislead— -mt to leg-iron the working class movement. DON'T be a whining democratic revolutionist. Be a red-blood Revolutionist ! Our educational scheme will deal with ECONOMICS, BIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, Social Democratic fallacies and ...
QUEENSLAND ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
QUEENSLAND ELECTIONS. The Labor Parly lias arrived in Queensland at last. The Liberals aru .squashed. Tyranny is dead at last. (How wow !) All the capitalists are to be chased awy.v, child labor abolished, prostitu tion will disappear, food adulteration will cease — and the millennium be inau gurated. We don't think. Anyway, the accession of Labor So cialists to the plums of office will, we hope, clear the working-class mind of another deep-rooted .superstition, when they see the futility of expecting tilings through the methods of the ballot-box. It will clear the ground for the I.W.W. propaganda. After the present war. there will be trouble over Constantinople, possibly another war. # «? # King Albert of Belgium (forget the Congo, please) arrived in London with sixty horses and fifty slaves and flun keys, while thousands of the poor Bel gians couldn't get a passage to Lon don. Brave Albert. YTes, brave Albert. The rumour that the King and blood thirsty Bill are cousins is not conf...
Organisation Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
Organisation Notes. Fellow-worker J. U. King has left West Australia, and is on his way back to Sydney. V. \\. Heeve will leave for Houidfr about the 3rd June. Fellow-workers Reeve, Morgan and Graham left 11. .M. Private Hotel at -.5;;:t!and on the loth and ]6tb of .May. TiH'v don't look much worse for their incarci-ration. The Labor Government may now say that 'Lhore are no men in jail5 in X.S.W. for upholding ihe rights of free discussion.' A good ;-ile of s:ibs have arrived from 'Ji:tt'.'iih:'.!;i. whe'v the new local i.s mak ing !v:i.!-.\ :!.-?. In !3!n(k:i]l and Rock !i;n;i!;.oii in O;n : inland, .Mount Gam bier ;;i S.A.. and 111 -.my other places, ;.--?! :\v liiein'iei's are gettiii;.1, in good work on the subscriptions. ].'Vl!nv-ivo:ki-r Jackson has left for To'.vnsvllli1: where he intends to stay for :\ w'li'e, ,-:ii(l if possible to hold propa ganda meetings. Of late many of the rebels h.'.ve ber-n moving p round, and ? hat is always n -inai\ sign. !/)-:ki-!i Hill Local lin...
STICKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
STICKERS. Stickeis are one of the most effect ive propaganda dodges that can be used. The Press Committee have printed a large quantity, which are now on sale to members, and locals. The prices are 2s. 6d. per thousand; Us. for 3000; and £1 for 10,000. Orders despatched by return. Say, Mr. G-uilien, when are the News vendors' Association holding their next ?ueeting? Ain't there any money in it?
Brisbane. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
Brisbane. The local here is pushing along and K progressing most favourably in spite of the counter attractions of the elections, wars and such trifles, with which the workers are doped. We have now changed our meeting place for our pro paganda work, and, instead of Market Square and Burns' statue, we now hold bulb our Wednesday and Saturday meetings in Tank street, oil' George street. Although only there for a fort ni-jlit, we are gelling some very good ^ meetings. Wednesday week we had i one of our host, to date, ihe literature - \ ;:iid paper sales being exceptionally » ' ;.';!ud, about half our stock of papers I 'r.-\i;ig been disposed of. Saturday week ' ^ ?.'.?-? lirM forth for only half an hour ow- s -! ing to the rain. .^ Last Wednesday our meeting was also * , very good, despite the fact, that one of t ^ ;hi' Labor fakirs was also addressing a 'I* in. '(Ming at the other end of the street, 'l hedging for his job again — after all the wn.^o-plug is not so badly off looking M...
List of Locals in Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
List of Locals in Australia. Adelaide Load No. i : Secretary Treasurer, S. G. Driimmond, 43 Charles-street, Unley, Adelaide. S.A. Sydney Local No. 2: Secretary Treasurer, J. Attreed, 330 Cas tlereagh-slreet, Sydney, N.S.Vv Broken Hill Local No. 3 : Secreiarj Treasurer, E. J. Kiel}', Palace Buildings, Sulphide-street, Bro ken Hill, N.S.VV. Port Pirie Local No. 4 : Secretary Treasurer, G. Kiepert, Florence street, Port Pirie, S.A. I-' romantic Local, No. o, Secretary Treasurer, N. Jeffrey, 47 Belliue Terrace, Frcmaijile, \\.A. Ii uildei L0c.1l No 6 Secietaij, Tiea suiei, E Clu isLonsi n Lane&tie^- Boulder, -\V.A. \)i ?-, \\u Lix 'I No 7 hunl.iM, Tiea surer. F. A. liaison, 'Mimi.' Cribb c in l Millun, Bu^l) un Q Milboiu ne Local No. h Suicl.uv, Thj «nrer. N. Uancic, '2G Gladstone Street, Northcote, Melbourne, V Tottenham Local No. 9, Secretary, Treasurer, A. S. Graham. Umang Slre?t, Tottenham. N.S.YV. X.Z. LOCALS. Auckland Local No. 1: G. Phillips, Secy. Treasurer, Kings .Chnm ...
Combinations. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
Combinations. 'Solidarity'' is the official organ of the I.W.W. in North America. It is full of strike news, tactics, and inter esting artcles on Industrial Unionism. No industrialist can afford to be with out it. It ought to have a circulation of at least 2000 in Australia. It will bs ppsteJ from this office for 6s. 6d. pe; year. In conjunction with 'Direct Action' the two will cost 8s. per year posted. 'Golos Truda' is a Russian indus tiialist weekly published in New York. 11, contains favourable articles on the I.W.W. Every Russian worker should read it. The yearly subscription is 6/6 In conjunction with 'Direct Action,' t! e two papers will be sent for one year i- r 8/ to any address in Australia. 'II Proletario' is the I.W.W. Ital ian weekly published in the U.S.A. It will cost 6/6 per year posted, or 8/ in conjunction with 'Direct Action.' Address, Lit. Secretary, 330 Castl*. ti-ngh Street,. Sydney, N.S.W.
Wake up, Workers of Townsville, Q. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
Wake up, Workers of Townsville, Q. Bv \V. Jackson. ! I liack with .you again with the 'real I .roods,' the philosophy of the I.W.W., I uliicli means the Industrial Workers ot tin- World. I realise there is plenty of 1 work ahead, and I have not a great deal ^H iif linn' tii spare, out I have all there ^H is.' and 1 am going to make most of ^B my chances of holding meetings and dis ^B tiiluiting the literature on the One Bis ^B Inioii. The police have agan. refused ^B to allow me to hold a street meeting, '^B niy only hope is on the beach. Your ^B odiication from a working class stand ^B pioin has been sadly neglected. You ^B Imve lioi n doped time and time again, :^B am! 'ill always be until the cobwebs ^B Ki'*-' coninletely shifted out of your solid -^B ivory 'I'111'-'-' a'd something solid and ^B lastiiiii lias been placed therein. It is -H| not niy intention of debating for any ^B time 'in any particular phase of the lB| dass struggle in this short letter, but a ^B few words will...
NOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
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.
The Federated Seaman's Union of Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
The Federated Seamaids 1 Union of Australia. I The ino-,1 outstanding ii.ituie in moduli ouei\ is ilie d.Mii gjmsed stite oi the woiking-cLiss In spite ol thi hundunx oi u^il union .filmed throughout Australia and New Zealand, the conditions oi' the membership be 11 ' ' i- i.'4i- a '- nKjje itit».cuie daih \\ juvs um.iin stdtionai\, while the cost of living mounts up daily. Men are dispensed with, and women and children are turned on to the job to do the, work formerly done bv the men. i i i- u is my intention to touch more pariiculariy upon tlu- mar *M me transport w oi keib, who aie piobabrv in such a stutegic position tluu they $ \ could almost exact any conditions from the employers, provided that they were ij | organised upon proper lines. }-j I In oneih tombing upon ti lit un ons, m hud th.u it i- 'i.wd upon f.ilku- !|*i ii *. oi -i \ei\ irl.u nit:, f\p( \H unions in Ausii.ili.i utogniM iluf theie is 'M *i something in common between the worker and his boss. Now i.be very fact...
The I.W.W. Preamble. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
The I.W.W. Preamble. I The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. ? There can be i:c peace so long as hunger and want are found among mil- S lions of working people, and the few who make up the employing class ? have all the good things of life. fl Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers ot H the world organise as a class, take possession of the earth and the ma 'fl chipery of production, and abolish the wage system. H We find that the centreing of the management of industries into ? fewfe- 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 wt of workers to 'be pitted against ? another set of workers in the same industry, thereby helping to defeat ? one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the employ M ing class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working class ? have interests in common wi...
The Law and the Prophets. [Newspaper Article] — Direct Action — 1 June 1915
The Law and the Prophets. 'A wise man must not obey the law too well.' — Emerson. The law is one of the great means of superstition, by which the people are exploited and enslaved. The law is ruled by fear. Fear always and everywhere is the result of ignorance and error. People generally fear what they don't understand. The workers fear the 'law, because they don't really under stand the law. The workers are taught from their infancy, in the schools, from the pulpit and press, that the laws of the land are for. the protecting of th° weak against the strong, and that without the law, lawless men would indulge in rape, murder, and anarchy. Yet, in spite of ail this, facts go to prove that men. if left alone, are a great deal better than the law. It. is perfectly right and legal to 'inform and scab,' yet the great majority of men think twice before they do these acts. For 'scabs' and 'informers' are always looked upon -as -human re fuse. Under our present capitalist so ciety, there is ...