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Russia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Russia. The trial of 4(1 revolutionary Socialists is just finished. Six of the accused, among them the advocate Agabekov and the governess Pervienko, are condemned to eight years' })enal servitude, three to six years, seven, among them the son of a priest ivrenovsKy, to lour .years, and eleven to per petual deportation to Siberia. - Some of the others have shorter sentences, and some are acquitted. Eight of the condemned revo lutionists are soldiers, seventeen are pea sants, besides five workmen, four intellec tuals, one unknown man, and three women. The trial was held behind closed doors, and the court was surrounded by a battalion of soldiers. The juristic weekly paper I'ntrti reports that during the last rive years no less than '),2I)8 persons were condemned to death, 2,8;V- of whom have been executed, making on an average 101 death-sentences and IS executions every month. During some months of 1 !.)()(- the number of deathsen tences reached 220 per nionth. In l!)07the maximum of...
Spain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Spain. The Spanish Government intends to begin a fresh campaign in Africa about the middle of May. The Socialists in accordance with the resolution of Stuttgart, have already taken their stand against the Government, as they did before the campaign at Melilla. El Soriaiixta affirms that if blood is to be shed and money wasted in a. new folly in North Africa, the country should rise as one man against the promoters of this crime. It advises the workers to prepare to sweep away those who are trying to reproduce the horrors of the war in Melilla. Pablo Igle sias, in the Vhhi Social ixta, after having made an estimate of the probable costs, say a that the whole country is hostile to the war. He says the working class will protest as it did before, and will follow, this, course with energy, without fear of persecution, even having recourse to a general strike if pro tests in the press and at public meetings do not suflice. If the peaceful strike does not attain its object, the workers wi...
Revolutionary Unionism [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Revolutionary Unionism JJY EUOKXK V. DKBS; Speech Delivered at Chicago, Novemlier l'o, WO.') ; Revii-ed by the Author and Re-issued SeptemlRT, UWU. The unity of labor, economic and po litical, upon the basis of the class struggle, is at this time the supreme need of the working-class. The pre vailing lack of unity implies lack of class consciousness ; that is to say, enlightened self-interest ; and this . can, must and will be overcome by revolutionary education and organis ation. Experience, long, painful and dearly bought, has taught some of us - that craft division is fatal to class unity. To accomplish its mission the working class must be united. They must act together ; they must assert their combined power, and when they do this upon the basis of the class struggle, then and then only will they break the fetters of wage slavery. We are engaged to-day in a class war ; and why? For the simple rea son that in the evolution of the capi talist system in which we live, soci ety has...
Nearly 100 Hours a Week. The Cab Drivers in the Mud. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Nearly 100 Hours a Week. The Cab Drivers in the Mud. Last week the Wages Board declared wages and conditions for the Cab Drivers. There are some, of course, who will say that the award is a good thing for the cabbies — but the cabbies are unreasonable enough not to think so. It has been the boast of the Labor Party and unions supporting it that we have practically achieved the eight-hours day in Australia. This award fixes the hours for drivers of horse-cabs at NINETY- 1 ONE and SEYENTY-EIGJ-1T for| alternate weeks (so as to give every second Sunday oft). This means an average of EIGHTY-FOUR AND A HALF J-IOUHS PER WEEK, and the pay is to be 4()s per week, or' LESS THAN SIXPENCE PER HOUR. — a magnificent wage surely for an occupation that is both ardu ous and dangerous. ? ' While the cabby's remuneration is to be less than, sixpence an hour, he is' to be docked for lout time at the rate of one shilling ]-cr hoar ! ? So that if a cabby' loses, ' by default,'1 40 hours! in a week, lie ...
Germany. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
\ Germany. ;:,| The workers at Kiel struck for half-a-day ||jii protest against the Prussian Suffrage Bill. :^:: The employers punished them for this ' dis .ff. obedience ' by locking them out for throe f days. The police, of course, broke up the ;£ demonstration, and several persons were |; arrested. I A conflict occurred between bvukling-trade | strikers and blacklegs at Norhausen, Sax | ony. The police took sides with tin- non I unionists, and charged the strikers with drawn swords. (i On March 18, multitudes visited the Cemetery of the Martyrs' and placed wreaths on the graves of those who fell at the barricades on March 18, 1848. So great was the crowd that many hundreds were unable to get into the cemetery. The number of wreaths was enormous, and almost all the wreaths bore inscriptions which reflected directly on the fight for universal suffrage in Prussia. The police assembled in large numbers. In addition to those present at the Cemetery, practically every house in the neig...
Wade in the Country. AIR—"Fol-the-rol-lol." [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Wade in the Country. Ant — ' Fol-the-rol-lol.' , , IIY THK .IINUI,KK. Mk. WaIjb recently vinited Queanlieyan to open the rSliow.. At the banquet the company sang, 'H^Va.iolly good fellow.' Mr. AVade told the bartquctfeni'liriw, while sitting in hiwolliee, recently, ? witli'lilniHleevM rolled up, he heard u noiuy com motion in the Htreet, emanating from a multitude of male.' and females, marching in procession with an nniurieu ounner, and in tne distance lie heard the ^refrain of a song, which turned out to lie, ' Wo' 11 hang old Wade on a sour a)iple tree.' This was a reflex of certain trouhlous times which - theyhad been passing through during the last few months!. The Government had only acted to pre serve law and order. Phkmikk \V.\i-k a rale fuinu Mlur hr is; An we're feelin as pruud an a prinru He caiiii! up to town t-» start our .show biz — And our hats they fit toight ivir since. He rode from the station in a two-hoss bus Wid our secretary an President Moore, At the toniest p...
The Madness of Mr. Wade! [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
The Madness of Mr. Wade! — -+. — At the Clifton Police Court on Thurs day of last Aveek, before Mr. Elliott, P.M., Mr. .John Curtis, a miner, was charged with 'using insulting lan guage within the hearing of persons in a public place.' Over a month ago Mrs. Lynch and H. E. Holland visited' Scarborough in response to a local invitation, and addressed a public meeting on the subject of Socialism. Tn the course of their remarks, they both attacked the Wade Government for its brutal ity in connection with the recent strike, and Holland moved a resolu tion demanding the release of the strike prisoners. This motion Mr. Curtis seconded, and in the course of his remarks said he hoped the day would come when the unionists would not be frightened by a few policemen — or a few paltry policemen. Shortly afterwards, he was served with a summons for using insulting lan guage ! The case was adjourned on two occasions, but on Thursday finality .was reached. Mr. Curtis pleaded not guilty, and severa...
France. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
France. The soldier Amirault, who has been in prisoii for some months on a charge of anti militarist propaganda, has at last been re leased. The railway workers are demanding a commencing minimum salary of 1,-S(X) francs annually for the lowest grade of workers, or five francs a day, a working day of ten hours, a weekly day of rest, and adequate old-age pensions. On March 20 they organised a great open-air demonstration. The police behaved with the usual brutality. Several arrests were made. A large and truly international meeting was held in Paris to protest against the sen tence on Catherine Brechkovsky. Cipriani was in the chair. The building trades are on strike at Dun kirk. Street righting has occurred between the military and the strikers. Owing to a report that soldiers had killed a striker, trains were stopped and vans were ovur t turned, while strikers armed with stones, 1 bottles, and pieces of iron, welted the dra ft goons, who rode down the strikers.
Socialism: what is It ? [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Socialism: what is It? UY .1. H. WILSON. .Somkonk lias said tliat of all the hooks in the world, the Bible is the most widely read and the least understood. In a sense the same is true of Socialism. Men use the word gliblv who scarcely comprehend its real . .... i 11 Ii ,.i ... 1 - meaning. Others condemn an n Maims tor and yet could not tender a definition if asked tn do so. While among the clergy, who an ever a drag on the wheel of progress, the word Socialism has of recent date hecoine quite popular. Vet, in spite of the fact that the Socialist is ahroad, and that Socialist literature is to he found in every village and city of importance, there are hundreds who still ask, What isSocwlism? The worker asks the question hecause he has heen told that it means comfort for him and his class; the husiness man asks the question because he has heen told that it means confiscation; and the girl in the modern factory (or sweat simp) hecause she has heen told that it means the breaking up o...
The Working-class Movement in Denmark. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Thfc Working-class Movement in Denmark. BY TH. STANNlNti, M.I', (Chairman of the .Soeiiil-Domoemtie Party in the Diuiifih I'tirlianii'iit. ? TKASSI.ATBI) I»Y --. W. .lORdBXSBS. Thk Httlo northern European country, Den mark, with fully 2,000,000 inhabitants, can rejoice in a healthy, growing SocialDemo cratic movement, the history of winch I, as requested, shall endeavor to outline. The oricin of the movement dates back to 1871, when the struggles for liberty m France re-echoed through the countries ot the world, and the foundation of the move ment was. at once socialistic. In conjunction with the Socialist organis ation formed in London in mm, called the Internationale, a Socialist Wnrkingman's Union was started in the metropolis of Den mark, Copenhagen, with several branches— so-called Trade.sseksion.s- -the present I radcs Unions. The year 1 S7 1 also saw the start of a. Socialist paper, Snrinlirtrn (the present Sochiltleiiinkmtni) , which paper, in spite of colossal dilliculties,...
Great Britain. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
Great Britain. ';? At South-West Hani a large audience | assembled to hear Comrade Thorn, of New ?j Zealand, on Monday evening last, says £ Jiixl'm: of March 2(-. His address, entitled ^ 'Land Legislation in New Zealand,' was & delivered in a very telling manner. He ^ explained the method ot taxation of land I from the Id in the £ on £l,'-(X) to .€.'-(KX) !i worth of land to the S per cent, on the : £'20O,(XX) worth of unimproved land, and also gave the amounts our dukes would he called upon to pay if their land was in New ?Zealand. He showed conclusively the fal -' lacy of small holdings, and that taxation of land would not &i\vv the unemployed pro hlem.' An authoritive life of Karl Marx will appear during the spring. The author, Mr. John Spargo, has had the assistance of Madame Lafargue, Marx's daughter, as well as of friends. The new S.D.I', executive is as follows: — London section: Hyndman, Queleh, Knee, Scurr, MeKntec, Carmichael. Pro vincial Section: Hartley, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
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The Passing Show. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
TTie Passing Show. ) COXDIX'TKI) HY OTCS. ' I hear love's bells, a-ringinj:, They call to you and me; And their'voices are a-sinj.'in;r Of a golden jubik-c ! When the hound and broken-hearted, From their heritage departed, 'Will come marching glad and free!' Newcastle C.E.'F.' has carried the jfollow: ing resolution: — ' That the federation lias no confidence in Mr. J. Paterson as their representative on the Wages Board, as they consider 'lie lias not sufficient ability to fill the position, and, therefore, that he lie asked to resign, and that application he made to the TndibOrial Court to have his, seat de clared vacant.' ft is humiliating to re liieinher that if the C.E.F. had refused (as it should have done) to appear before the Waelcges Board, it would not now have found it 'necessary to ask a legal representa tive of'the Capitalist- Class .to shift a man that the unionists object to. It is true that Mr. Patersem betrayed the miners and their prosecuted officials when he took a...
FERRER. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
! FERRER. ~T^ ? , ? . .Some day when mi'ii have grown to In- more wine, Sonic i lay when men Iiavi1 i-yes. witli which to hit Am) ears witli which to he-ar, then will- surprise Hhnll they discover what the- truth may lie. Then shall ? they know tin- truth dies not witli the breath, Then shall they know that truth i.-: not horn of Mime, That truth ends not because of one- man's death, Nor lives, forsooth, liecaiwc of' one man's life. ^uiiic day far in the future we may find Mow iniM'li of all we e-herish now is vain — ? .. Shall not attempt to manacle the mind jj.- Nor to maintain a bondage of the brain. H — Wai.tku I). Xksiht, ill the Chkntjt) limiluy I'imt.
The King. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
The King. nv h.k. ii. Tub King is dead ! LONG LIVK THE PKOPLE! Thkre is'always sorrow when Death's grim shadow falls across the threshold of a home ; and we need not say that we Socialists sympathise with King Edward's family in the matter of their bereavement just as we would extend human sympathy to any other bereaved family. The Socialist movement has never had any quarrel with the late King as an individual. Like all the rest of us, he was the creature of his en vironment. Possibly he was quite as good as that environment would permit him to be. But we do not join in the general frenzy of fulsome lying that at this sfcige^ fills the pages of every newspa per one takes up. Some one has said that Half the lies of this lying race Are written on stone in the burial place. It's safe to say that a fair number are printed with large black headlines, alongside of turned column rules, Avhen a king dies. The King is essentially the figure head of the prevailing system. : The prevailing sy...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 14 May 1910
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