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CHANT OF LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
CHANT OF LABOR. O, heavy is tlii: burden your shoulders long Imve borne ; Oil, weary art- the ways you trend, ami sharp your crown of thorn ; You march along, forlorn of son};, with sob of sti fle I weeping^ And 'nippier seem the i|uietdcad, who, after work, are sleepint:. Hut -till, for you the future waits; foryou the sun rise glows ; For you, at last, the wilderness ahall blossom as the rose. In d ys to Ik; you shall lx- free, and neigbor with his neighbor, , And friend with friend, shall celebrate emanci pated labor! Oh, wake, wake, wake, The future beckons bright! The long dark night is sweeping past, And the morning will Jkj light. — Aauox Watson.
The G.P.O. Sweating Horror & Reign of Terror [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
The G.P.O. Sweating Horror & Reign of Terror BY II. K. 11(11,1 AND. ? Huxpkkds of working men who mid last \veek\s article on tin* sweating sy.stom at thu G.P.O. in Tiik Jntkk xatiuxal, Socialist arc *till wonder ing if these things ean.he. Hun dreds of others are declaring against the writer, and setting the whole ar liclt! down as simply an' attempt to discredit the Labor Government. Neveitheless, every charge printed in our last issue was wholly true; every statement capable of the fullest substantiation. Scores of postmen have expressed to the writer their hearty appreciation and approval of last week's article, which caused quite a considerable stir in oflicial postal circles, especially among the higher oflicials. But of this more anon. * * * All over Australia there is seething discontent in Mr. Thomas's depart ment. From far-off Perth comes news this week of the rumblings of a rovolt among the postal employees in the western State. The employees — or some of them — h...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Mental Dynamite. Or Little Lessons to Learn. iiy -; rcoiti ; i-: ii, kikki'atkick. Lesson Ten : What the Socialists Want. .Before stating what the Socialists want, let. me remind yui: 1 . That despotism is wrong, and that, logically; any politically despotic society should be RECONSTRUCTED with the po litical despotism left out. 2. That despotism is wrong, and that, therefore, any industrially despotic society also should be RECONSTRUCTED, with the industrial despotism left out. 0. Capitalism (the present CLASS-labor 'system) is an industrial despotism — the despotism OF AND BY A CLASS. 4. THEREFORE, the Socialists seek the RECONSTRUCTION of society with the in dustrial despotism left out; and, hence, The Socialists Propose: To reconstruct society industrially on the plan of mutualism, as follows: 1. The social ownership of the means of production. 2. The social control of the means of production. o. The production of goods primarily tor social service of all, instead of primarily f...
Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Broken Hill. ,. The De Bavay works is becoming a' slaughter-house for wage-slaves. A young man. named Wells met with a serious acci deiit: there last week, and at the time of writing is in the hospital in an unconscious rcon'dition. ? ? . - -A debate, look place on Knuay night un der the auspices of the Hurke Ward P.L.I,. Subject: ^ ) License. A pa rson'(Hev. Har- ris) upheld the dignity of the temperance reformers, and Noonan (local publican) the brewery interest. Statistics and authorities in galore were quoted by both sides, but the trail of Plunder was over it nil . Gray criti cised both sides severely, and told them that the real cause of the misery and drunken ness of to-day was the private ownership of the means of wealth production. Ho de clared that if they destroyed the octopus that forces men to toil under intolerable condi tions in order to gain bread to live, the evil of drink would pass away. The parson, in replying, was very wroth — and very unfair. He became excited ...
The Passing Show. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
The Passing Show. CONUUCTKI) BY OTUS. Amkiiicax Socialists deserve to he congratu lated on their pros*. ' The New York (daily) Cull, with it* Sunday edition and magazine section is a splendid literary :is well as. fighting production; the Daily »?o-. rinlid at Chicago is a lower of strength to t'ic I'arty on liiitli the industrial and politi cal field; tho New York Daily People (also with a weekly edition) is always sound on Socialist economics; the Appeal to Heimm (Girard, Kan.), with its liiilf-a-niillion oF suhsc.riliers, is one oF the finest propaganda Ut sheets in tho world; the International HnrialiM Jircicw (Chicago), capahly edited and soundly written, Furnishes the vehicle for academic, discussion as well as tl.e world's Socialist news and efTectivc propa ganda; while many other magazines and local papers are springing into existence and hastening tho all-conquering march of tl e Socialists. Because they are descendants of a Ger 111:111 prince, two lirothvrs, George and Hen...
A SONG OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
A SONG OF HOPE. l.i:r us sin;; a merry song, Fur tin; .sun is on tin1, was, There's freshness in the breesce; The littl ? birds, are carolling the whole May long, And the air is filled with t eir tuneful song. iio let us sing a merry song. Let us sing a merry koiijt, J'or the sunlight glows and fleams; J-ovo yliinus in golden dreams, A nil. love is still so sweet to the sad old earlh, And there's still a little room for happiness and mirth. So lei us sing a merry song. Let us sing a merry son;:, For a glorious hop' is growing, A swelling tide is llowing, A worthy cause is prospering over land and sea, And a day is slowly dawning that shall s-et the toilers free. Ho let us sing a merry song. Let us sing a merry song, For the gospel we are spreading, The path of light we're, treading, The glowing hope that pulses in the heart' of everyone,' And the years, when sordid want shall be unknown : beneath the sun, | J'\ir the. hour that's surely coining when the peo i ])les claim their own, ...
What Shall We Do? [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
What Shall We Do? HV DANDKI.ION. .By the treachery of the Labor Party in '.he Federal Parliament in making it compulsoiy to give our sons up to the capitalists to be trained to mur der, we. the Socialists of Australia, are laced with a very serious problem which must be solved in the near fu ture. As International Socialists we are naturally opposed to murder, either retail or wholesale; and, be ing opposed to war, we cannot allow ourselves or our children to be forced to take up the infernal implements of war even to secure titles for the traitors who now mislead the work ers of Australia. We must, to be consistent, continue to cultivate international sentiment as opposed to the stupid and mischievous national sentiment fostered by the corrupt 'Labor' gang. We must still re gard the workers of the world as our comrades and friends, no matter which portion of the planet's surface they work and suffer in. We must still maintain that the real enemies of the workers are always found at...
The Political Criminal. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
The Political Criminal. P.Y .1. liU'.MKXTIIAl,. 'The prison for.politiwil dissentients corresponds to i\w stake for religious dissentients.' Such is the. histori cally true remark of .Havelbe'k Ellis, a prominent mminologist, in his hook, ''The Criminal' — a remark Innf M w» liiiif A«f «~.f 4-li.-v .1.-* . .4. .,._-! _. lutiu HJV/ moduli Ul IMU pcl,'-L clUU pie sentsemi-civilised world emphatically endorses. Whenever the predominant class has had its misgovernment caustic ally pointed out by that step-parent of progress, the agitator, or has had its in stitutions assailed by a, body of down trodden workers, the leaders and in dividuals concerned in rendering the seat of the reigning political govern ment more insecure are summarily dealt with by being incarcerated in the jails of Capitalism. The fear of honest criticism and the exposure of fallacious doctrines has so moved the reigning class, by fear of the conse quences of the awakened masses taking control of the governmental mach...
Sydney Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Sydney Jottings. HV K..I.II. The Club social on Friday was the usual success. Riley took the chair at Domain meeting on Sunday. He dwelt mi the faet that the Fair to be held on Friday, 2:-rd, was in aid of the Press Fund. Wilson followed with a discourse on the difference between Iiel'nrm and lu'Youmou. .-irs. iiarns spiiKivim me Class War. Holland followed on the Post Ollice sweating and speeding-up in Mina han's factory. There was a splendid crowd, ?and the demand for Socialist literature was great. ? Tin-: Ixtkhnatiosai. Socialist increases 100 this week. ' Goulburn-strect meeting was attended by a large crowd. One friend tonic ha lf-a- dozen papers for distribution among bis work mates. Den ford opened, and drew a large crowd. Riley, Hirst-, and Hocking were the speakers. ? At Martin Place Mrs. Dunne presided, and spoke splendidly. Slade and Wilson were the speakers here. . The Fair ! This Friday. ' Comrade Cox,. from England, with frater nal messages from Tom Mann. Will Thome. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Socialist Literature. Economic Argument for InihiKtriiil Unioni.siu (Vine. St.. 'JoliiO. l'ur (toz , !M |,| Wliut .Life jMlmus To Mis (Juok London) Id What irf u .Sitiil) (A. M. SiiiiniiH) Id Lul-or Movement in Jiiis-.-jiii (SviiitlowsUi) id ?lunud'ri Hoy |i| Economic Foundations of Australian l'olilics I'd Commercial Morality ? ... L'd ])ul)!itc. on Socialism (CleiiKiiiceau-Jaui'iw) I'd ' The Capitalist Glass (ICmitsky) ' Ud ! ?The Proletariat (Kautsky) :.'d i Tim Glass Strujnrhs. (Kuutsky) . ' ? 2d ; This Socialist Commonwealth (ICantsky) 2d ?? liconomicH of Lahor (II. Queleh) ' uM ; Socialism and' the Worker (F. A. Sor;re) I'd \ The Future of AVoinan (II. Burrows)'- 2(1 f Socialism and the Survival of the Fittest (J. ' Coiinell) ' i-,i i The Evils of Competition (H. O'Donnell) lm \ Some Objections to .Socialism Answered (I'Tut- ;? tier'; LM Tin; Class War (A. W. Humph ey) lm :': The following Pamphlets at Is 6d per doz. POST KIIBK. Women & the Social Prohlem (May Simons) ...
S.F.A. News &. Notes. South Australia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
S.F.A. News & Notes. South Australia. JJY II. S.I1. Tiik Railway Laborers' strike is settled, and the men have won right out. They knocked all the fight out of Honest John Verran, and won without the assistance of that fountain head of the absolute sectional unions, the Trades and Labor Council. The final set tlement was arranged between the delegates from the U.L.U. and the Ministry. The T rales and Labor Council was entitcly ig nored in the matter. The fight has done grand educational work in the ranks of the workers, and they are now fast learning that it is useless for them to take the advice of political oppor tunists and their papers about voting at the ballot box until they are first organised on the industrial field on a class-conscious basis. The ranks of the Labor .Party have been so shaken that various individuals are now throwing the blame upon poor old honest John, and saying that it was his stupid ness that caused all the trouble; but they ovcr .look the fact t...
A Slaughterhouse Sweatshop. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
A Slaughterhouse Sweatshop. HV II. I.. PKNTOISI). Thk average trades unionist, in tlic various craft unions, is crying ' Peace, Peace ' — at any price. He imagines that so long as he can fix an agreement with his master for allegedly better conditions, it is alright with the rest of the world. Once having fixed this agreement, he does not care a brim stone spark how his fellow-unionists in other occupations fare. Through this failure to recognise that the interests of all workers in all industries are identical, sweating in its worst form thrives and flourishes in every calling. This sweating prevails in industries whether an organisation of workmen exists or not, thereby proving the impotence of trades unionism. In the meat industry one section of the Slaughtermen's Union recently struck work on account of the masters trying to force Worse conditions on them than previously existed. This section took the only action that was possible to defeat the masters; yet another section of th...
Propaganda Fixtures. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Propaganda Fixtures. Domain — I'Vlilhusi'ii (duiir), Kiiey, Walsh, .Wr». Harris, Holland. M.uitin 1'i.aci:— Harris (cliiiir), Kiley, l-'uldliiLsou, v' I'ocking. (.iniuiusx-STitiiUT-- Mr.-. Dunne (ditiii1). WiNon, r, Sladc, llirel. . - i Thu Kvcnintr Mi'i'tin'.'-' will ro'n'Mi-iu-i: ut 7. ^ rr^^^^^^^^^^^: ? :. . _' ;, At the: lust minute we are rniinii.'lu'il lnhulil (ivor.CJ an Open Column ui'l.ick; l-y A. II. lii'n-y on ',', Till}1? Vista uf Age.--.' It will appear uexi week. ? -J
Organised Scabbery. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Organised Scabbery. nv ii.i:. ii. Wiiii.k the (.Hebe Island slaughtermen are out oiv strike and the employers are endea voring to force them into submission by starving their wives and children, members of the Railway Union (Labor-member Ilol lis, secretary) are bringing live stock on the railways to be slaughtered by scabs; mem bers ot tne I roily ami Draymen s Union (Labor-member Hughes, president) arc carting the scab-handled carcases to the re tail shops; members of the Butcheis' Union (Labor-candidate Lloyd, secretary) are selling the scab-slaughtered meat over the counters in the retail shops; members of the Cold Storage Union are getting tlie scab slaughtered carcases ready for export; mem bers of the Wharf Laborers Union (Labor memher Hughes, secretary) arc placing the scab-slaughtered carcases on the boats; members of. the Federated Seamen's Union (Labor-Senator (iuthrie, secretary) are sail-, ing the boats away with the scab cargo; and the members of the Basil Workers' Uni...
An Open Letter. To the Workers of Every Country, irrespective of Sex or Age. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
An Open Letter. To the Workers of Every Country, irrespective of Sex or Age. r.Y v. I-:. i'isAiii:xi«). Won k Kit! Who art thou? What art t.iuu? human being, animal, bird, reptile, inject, or some other creature? Already 1 have lived many years. - Every day I see thee; but know not who or what thou art — a living being, a machine, or what not. I see houses, palaces, theatres, coaches, trains, motor-cars, productions of wealth. 1 sec people enjoying these good things. The are bright, and happy, and truly live. Amongst them I cam. ot find thee. Where art thou? Answer 'me 'when I call. Tell me who and where thou art. I have had a dream, a dreadful dream, of miserable huts, hunger, distress, faces thin and white through lack of food, cripples, children and grandparents dying of starva tion, youths and maidens, in the absence of employment, selling their bodies for bread, fathers wandering in search of work, and even begging, for the support of sick wife or family. In my dream 1 asked: '...
Socialist Fables. The Bundle of Sticks. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
Socialist Fables. .] The Bundle of Sticks. ' The old man called his sou (u him and explained the mysteries of business. '' My sou.' said be, 'you have linisbed college and you mint m;ike a show at least of gelling busy. Let me explain to you ;i, few fundamentals. Here 1 have a bundle of sticks. See if you can break them.' The young man had been absent from school with appendicitis at the time his class bad read the old Mnry nf the bundle of .sticks. rio he was not next. He tried and tried to break the sticks, but could not. 'See bow easy it is,' said the old man. taking the sticks, cutting the cord and breaking them one by one. 'Cee, that's a bum joke,' said the young man. as In- pulled his cigarette and tried to luok interested. Jt's no joke,' said the old man. 'ft's. a parable. The bundle of sticks taken to gether represent organisation, which is. very desirable in the case of capital. .If, how ever, we look upon the sticks as representing labor, it is criminal and immoral for' th...
A Column of Clippings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
A Column of Clippings. That is the gravamen of the charge which can be justly brought against Spain — that the trial of Ferrer was no trial; that ho may have been guilty or may have been inno cent, hut that nothing was proved. — Specta- tor. ? The execution of Sonor Ferror is a crime, and a stupid crime. Tt boars an ominously close resoniblanc to those deeds of blind and unscrupulous panic that history has 'marked as the forerunners of revolution. — The Nation. , ? Pluck,' said the financier, 'is the secret of success. ' Well,' interrupted the shabby man. 'I'll give you 10dol. if you'll teach me your method of plucking.' Government by injunction is strictly in line with the capitalists' conception of libert.N which, of course, means liberty for the capitalist, and slavery for the worker. Socialism is the conservator of justice, the promoter of human destiny, and the safe guard of human rights. England is agog because a relative of the king has printed a- book in which he sees Social...
The Press Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 24 September 1910
The Press Fund. £ s d Already acknowledged - -I I vl 0 R. Wenzel - . - - 0 1 0 (i. Wenzel - - -010 ?I. Brucbert - - 0 2 0 ?I. Pooh] . . .010 Friend - - - 0 0 ?'- Per. O. .Jorgcnscn ( Book I'.li) — H.M.. 2s; II. P.: Is; S., 2- ' 0 -| 0 Jill |:-J .-, Advanced as Loans. Already acknowledged .? - (i 0 0 Total - - - :--0 1:5 o All communications to be addressed toO. W. .lorgensen, secretary, Press Fund Com mittee, ^7-1 Pitt-Street, .Sydney.