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The toiler. (Cleveland, Ohio) 1919-1922, August 20, 1920, Image 16

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PAGE 16. THE TOILEB FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1920.
Activities on the Qattle Front
A threat of indictment for murder was made
by General Wjod against the thugs arid gun
men imported by the tramway officials of
Denver. Overhelming public opinion favorable
to the striking car operatives is the moral force
back of the General's threat. The street car
company refuses to recognize the union and
demanded written applications to return to
work. Be it said to the honor of the workers
that they have not complied with the demand.
are learning just how to regard these agree
ments with the bosses.
Under a permamenent court injunction issued
some time ago prohibiting any meetings in
Spokane .county, Wash., ten I. W. W. were ar
rested 7 miles on the outskirts of the city. The
men were assembled in a gully. True to historic
methods today's revolutionaries 'find it neces
sary to meet secretly in order to avoid the
vengeance of the 'democratic' powers that rule.
In order to retain the revolutionary in
tegrity of its organization, it became necessary
for the general executive board of the L W. W.
to repudiate and expell Local number 8, marine
and transport workers of Philadelphia last
week. Reason? The union members refused to
stop loading shrapnel destined to serve the
capitalist imperialists in the war against So
viet Russia. It is claimed that many of the
renegades are purchasers of Polish government
liberty bonds and were new members of the 3 .
W. W. We congratulate the I. W. W. on their
swift and decisive action in throwing out these
patriotic nationalists and enemies of the labor
international.
The New York Branch of the Eastern and
Gulf Sailors' Association has voted to become
active in supporting the workers' government
of Russia.
Here's a chance for "100 per cent. Amer
icans" to show their guts. Manufacturers and
commercial pirates of Buffalo are calling
to scab. Just now all efforts are directed
against the clothing trades workers. There is
a heavy demand for "100 per cent. Americans"
to step in an break the strike of the Amalgam
ated Clothing Workers so that profit may
continue as heretofore, or a little more so.
The Anthracite Coal Commission ia prepar
ing its report and wage award. Ten thousand
minors have walked out nevertheless in "viol
ation of their agreement". Looks like workers
The tenants' Soviet has arrived. A landlord
in a suburb of New York has secured an in
junction against the tenants. It seems the So
viet had taken over the management of the
block of houses, choosing the janitor, the milk
man, the grocers as well as.uBeing their own
judgement in accepting or rejecting new
tenants. Houses, however, are made for own
ers' not for living in and with.
A leaflet circulated among the thousands of
unemployed textile workers of Lawrence, Mass.,
reads thusly:
"The workers in Russia have found the way
out, the rate of wages is set by labor unions
and unemployed workers get full wages from
the State during unemployment. In case of
food shortage the workers and their families
are fed, while parasites of Mr. Wood's class
starve.
"Woodrow Wilson, the obedient servant of
our trust," the circular says, "broke inter
national law as well as United States laws to
blockade Soviet Russia. Western Euorpe was
cut off from its chief supplies of food and raw
materials, so that American profiteers could
'feed the world,' double the already high cost
of living and get dividends of 1,000 per cent,
or more.
"There are still not enough markets. You
have produced too much. That's why you have
starved amidst plenty.
"In order to abolish unemployment you must
abolish capitalism. "
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