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The Press Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
The Press Fund. £ s d Already acknowledged - 47 9 4 Per O. Jorgensen (Book 3D) — Germi Is, Sheed Is, H.D. Is, Diedricks Is, H.M. 2s - 0 fi 0 Domain Friend - - 0 0 6 W. Lay ley - - - 0 10 fi Per H. E. Holland (Book 20)— A. Binkins - - 0 10 £4S 7 4 Advanced as Loans. Alrcadj* acknoAvledged - (5 0, 0 Total - - 54 7 4 All 'communications to be addressed to O. W. Jorgensen, secretary, Press Fund Com mittee, 274 Pitt-street, Sydney.
Broken Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
Broken Hill. The former membership of the Barrier Socialist Group was practically boycotted off the Barrier. Of the original members there are only two or three now left. But the growth of Socialist knowledge proceeds apace and the splendid work of Tmk Intkiixatioxai, Socialist besrins to imicmco resu'i.«. On Saturday evening, at the Criterion Hotel, a meeting of the revolutionary work ing-class element of Broken Hill was held, and it was decided to reorganize the Barrier branch of the S.F.A. .J. J. O'Reilly was elected chairman, and E. V. Cugan secre tary. It was decided, if possible, to imme diately procure a mom and start, an econo mic class, and also to sell literature at union meetings. Unfortunately, we shall not lie able to hold open-air meetings just yet, on account of lack jf speakers. There is a big den land for wage-slaves here just now, and any of our comrades who can speak, and who arc unemployed, might do worse than come this way, if they are able to do the laborious w...
The A.S.E. and the Labor Party. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
He A.S.E; and the labor Party. Phior to the recent elections inN.S.W., tli,. A.S.E. sent to a ballot the question of strik ing a levy on members to support two A.S.K. men who were running as Labor Party can didates. Out of a 2000 membership only 2(-7 voted, and of these i.6i were lor tne levy, and 130 against. The executive, on the casting vote of the chairman, decided to en force the levy, and the result is that discon tent inside the A.S.E. is seething almost tn the point of disruption. Many member? positively refuse to be. coerced into' paying into the funds of a middle-class political party. One member has sent the following clear-toned letter to his branch executive: 'Secretary, No. 3 Branch, A.S.E. — Sir. — Re levy for supporting Labor candidate. A. B. Dawson and E. R. Whereat, I desin to give notice that I cannot as a Socially logically support, either financially or other. wise, the candidature of any Labor member. '1. Because the Labor Party is not ;, working-class party ai...
The Telephone Tangle. H. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
The Telephone Tangle. BY ONE WHO KNOWS. II. The conditions of the male attendants are quite as bad. The staff is insufficient, and at the present time TEN YEARS. of days in lieu of holidays worked are owing to. the staff — that is, for working on Sundays and holidays. There is an insufficiency of plugs — only ten pair to each 100 subscribers, so that at most only 20 per 100 can be accom modated at one time. And the public- blame the attendants for inattention when they make calls. Another grievance of the senior male at tendants is that they cannot get away to the workshops when their turn comes for promo tion, as there are none of the juniors capable of working junction board positions, and the seniors are kept on the board, although the Commissioner will not increase their salaries above £110. He classifies the work as that of 'boys.' To overcome this difficulty, fitters were taken on, and examinations held for junior fitters at £(-0 per annum (28s per week) , ages l'i to 21 years...
Bernard Shawisms. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
Bernard Shawisms. Eveky genuinely benevolent person loathes alms-giving and mendicity. : Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse. Civilisation is a disease produced by the practice of building societies with rotten ma terial. .' ' ' ' We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good. What would he say now? The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery. Those who admire modern civilisation unsually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph. Those who understand the steam engine and the electric telegraph spend their lives in trying to replace them with something bet ter. Decadence can find agents only when it wears the mask of progress. In moments of progress the noble succeed, because things are going their way; in mo ments of decadence the base succeed for the same reason; hence the -\yorld is never without the exhilaration of conte.mnomrr success. If the wicked flourish and the fittest...
Labor Government versus Workers. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
Labor Government versus Workers. NY II.S.C. The so-called.- LaborGoverunientof S.A. has shown its hand innounmistakeahle fashion..' During the Bundle-street strike the Govern ment gave their consent to a. virulent at tack of Wadcism in its worst form. On the Itfth ins'ant, when the 'scabs had just started work, the police persistently endea vored to cause trouble amongst the strikers. Bv sneers, bv pushing and 'elbowing the men, and by various other methods, the/ tried to enrage the strikers into committing some offence to justify the tools of capitalism in arresting them'. The strikers were suc -TE?fnl in getting -seven of the scabs not to start work, and this 'evidently annoyc-lsuch friends of Master as the police have always proved themselves to be. At noon when the scabs were beaten, as they could not get carters to cart the necessary material, and had to cease work, the contractor and the police evidently decided on some revenge, Hence, instead of the. scabs being conveyed the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 29 October 1910
S.F.A. Post Cards. 1. 'What the Labor Party has got for the Politi cian with Compulsory Arbitration— Obnriic Park, Gore Hill, the residence of Mr. W. M. Hughes, M.P.' ; and 'What the Labor Fart y has got for the Workers with Compulsory Ar bitration — Miners' Mansions at Plattsburg. 2. 'Coal Country Contrasts.' 'The residence 'i Mr. Ales. Koss (Wallsend Coal Co.), Platts burg' ; and 'Miners' Honiec on Wallscii'l Co. 's Estate at Plattsburg.' 3. ' 'Where, the Miners Live.' 'Pitt Town, Wallaend,' and 'Miners' Homes.' 4. 'The Red Flag Brigade'— jailed for protestin-' against the Coercion Act. 6. H. E. Holland — sentenced to two years' lini'l labor in Alhury Jail for sedition for a spcerli in connection with the Broken Hill Lockout. 3. 1909 Conference Delegates. One Penny Each. Assorted Packets, 0 for -M Postage Extra. 'Wholesale from General Treasurer, S.F.A., -J71 | Pitt Street, Sydney. S.F.A. Library, No. 1. The Materialist Conception of History By ' Dogmatist.' . . The Finest Austral...
Bernard Shawisms. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
Bernard Shawisms. Dic.MociiACY substitutes election by tlie in competent many for appointment by the corrupt few. Democratic republics car. no more dis pense with national idols than monarchies with | ulilic functionaries. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dreiid it. . ' I he duke inquire:: contemptuously whether his game-keeper is thu, equal of the Astronomer Royal ; but he insists that they shall both bo hanged equally if they murder him. Where equality is undisputed, so also is subordination. Kquid'ty is fundamental in every depart ment of social organisation. The relation of superior to; inferior ex cludes good manners. ??-' ' Excess of insularity makes a Briton an Imperialist. Excess of local self-assertion makes a colonist an Imperialist. ? '? A colonial Imperialist is one who raises colonial tioops, equips a colonial squadron, claims a Federal Parliament sending its measures to the Throne instead of to the Colonial ollice, and, being finally brought by this m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
HOW TO GET A Library for Nothing ! Read This! ? and Get to Work! Foi; every TWENTV SHILLINGS in NEW Subscriptions (whether quarterly, halfyear ly, or yearly) that YOU send in for TiiJ3 Intkhnwtionai, Socialist, the Executive will give you Five Shillings' Worth of Books to be selected from the following, and also from the Socialist Literature list of the In ternational Socialist Literature Department, ?published in this issue. This offer will apply as from August. I. It is not made with reference to renewed subscriptions. Books containing 20 receipt [onus will be issued to members and other approved can vassers on application. Names of new subscribers, together with amounts collected, must be handed in weekly while receipt books must be returned at the end of each quarter for audit purposes. Write at once for a Receipt Book. The best way to do Socialist propaganda is to get subscribers forTim IxTunXATioNAhSociALisT, the uncompromising, fighting organ of. Rev- olutionary Socialism; an...
The International Congress. ABRIDGED FROM "JUSTICE." Persia. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
The International Congress. AHlUIKiKI) 'kKOM ' ' JUSTICK. ' ' Persia. ' Considering : That since the com mencement of the Persian revolution, and in consequence of the -Anglo-Russian agree ment, the Czar's Government has used every means possible to bring about the failure ofthe constitutional movement : That on several occasions Russia even intervened with an armed force under pre text of maintaining order on its frontiers and protecting the lives of its own subjects in Persia, but in reality to impede the efforts of the Persian democrats ; that these troops and the Russian police in the pro vince Adcrbcidjan Tabriz openly dealt rigorously with the insurgents and with the leaders of the Constitutional Party ; 'That the Russian Government, even yet, through the intermediary of its many secret agents, continues its intrigues and provocations in Persia ; that a considerable number of troops still remain on Persian territory in spite of the reiterated protests of the Medjlis and of the...
THE TWINS. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
THE TWINS. Know ye the fate of (lint unhappy Twin Who, to liis brother bound by dually tie Unseverable, woke one day to find That brother dead, and felt himself alive? And how, in frightful company with Death, He died of an unutterable fear? There be two other twina of ancient race, Body and Mi. id, bound by like fatal tie; Ordained to walk through life with equal step, And under pain most horrible condemned. To leave the world together, even as They entered it. AVoe to the longer-lived! Woe to the Body when the Mind haa fled, Poor helpless clod, that knows not where to turn! But worse the fute of the imperious Mind, Born to create, to soar, and to command, That wakes one day and finds its brother dead, And calls upon him vainly to arise; Bound to a corpse, it feels the thrill of life. ^ ? — EciiUNK Lku-Ha.mii.tox.
To our Contributors. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
To our Contributors. Contki ui'TO'iis to The Ixtkuxatioxai. Socialist are reminded that our .space is exceedingly limited. Therefore short articles and crisp and snappy par agraphs will have the best chance of securing pub lication. 'Writers arc asked to note that preference will be given' to articles dealing with current industrial and political events from a Revolutionary Socialist viewpoint. Ai tides must not exceed 1000 words. Open Column contributions exceeding .300 words cannot be printed. Write legibly, on one side of the paper only, and leave good space between the lines. When posting, leave ends open, and mark ' Press1 Copy Only.' A penny stamp will then be sullicient from any part of Australia. Address to 'The Editor.' lOvery contribution must bear the writer's name — not necessarily Tor publication.
Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
Victoria. ( Percy Laidler writes from. Melbourne: 'On Sunday afternoon, at .a' meeting at Yarra Park, the following resolution wa. carried: 'That we urge the.N.S.W. Labor Government to immediately release Stokes, who was imprisoned during, the Broken Hill Lockout.' The .resolution was .order ed to bc/sent to Premier McGowcn, com bined unions at.. Broken' Hill; Trades ami Labor Councils at' Sydney ,'' Melbourne. Adelaide, Brisbahe,;'etc.,'and the press.'5 An Axlelaido coiTesppricl'oiit writer (28.10.10) :.-.' At the meeting of the U.L.U. on ? Wednesday 'li'st, a; lengthy and lively discussion'' took place re the Rundle-street'Strike. and a resolution :was carried .-instructing the executive that iii future ho person outside tin' union shall :be allowed to take part or intervene to settle.' anvindustrial dis pute- in which the U.L:U;. is in volved.'-, ? ' -. ?-''?.'?;?;??,.??:?- \
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
ATI J 1W 1 through this para Ked Mark ^w *»*«*« **vu lTiwui that Y0UR gu1,_ SC1UPT1ON WILL KXPIK13 WITH NEXT ISSUE, and must be renewed with in ten days from date of this issue if you wish the paper to continue. .If your Sub scription is not renewed within the time stated, t the Executive will take it as an inti mation that you wish to have the paper dis . continued. , .- Friends and Members visiting The IxTJiit xational Socialist Oilice are urged, to assist in getting business .done .with expedition.' DON'T STAY. TO TALK. . We're, always, busy; and the delays we1 are subjected. to in the daytime we have to make up for by working through the night hours.
Sydney Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
Sydney Jottings. There was a great crowd at the Domain meeting on Sunday, when Hirst presided, and Price delivered a magnificent address, in the course of which he presented in numerable object lessons, freely using Lord Dudley, S. Hordern, Fisher, and others, to illustrate his remarks- Holland spoke briefly, and the meeting concluded in nentlv falling rain. YOU should take three oi six copies of Tin-: Intkrnational Socialist weekly, and either sell or give them away. It's the best way to do propaganda. The evening meetings were highly sucees ful. At Martin Place, Slade, Rutherford, and Wilson spoke. At Goulburn-street tin speakers were F. W. Harris, Hirst, and Walsh. Socialists and friends are invited to attend the economic Class, which will he held every Thursday evening, commencing with next Thursday. Party general meeting, next Tuesday, November 8 — not ' 1-S,' as erroneously printed on page (5.
Authority. [Newspaper Article] — The International Socialist — 5 November 1910
Authority. nv a.iax. 1-lmiKiiTO the history of mankind lias been the record of the dominion of a few; individuals over the many. In all ages.and'in all countries -we find the predominant feature of social organisations. ' Institutions' and per sons sometimes trading under the name of religion or the divine right of kings have set up as the supreme dic tator of man's actions and thoughts. The individual from the cradle to the grave is taught obediem e to authority in every sphere of life until one is led to believe this universal law of authority is a natural one and as .un changeable as the laws of the uni verse. Authority rests on the. ownership of social utilities, and has -nearly al ways been upheld by mental and physical force; .and, so unnatural and artificial is this law that we find, in all ages men have risen in rebellion against the domination of man. From a scientific standpoint, individual authority is in direct con tradiction to the laws of nature; and man alone of all t...