FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1920.
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EDITOB Elmer T. Allison
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Even the Fillipinos have learned what a
powerful weapons the workers have in their
hands in their control of the machinery of
production. The Fillipinos want 'independence.
They are not satisfied to be wards of American
imperialism. The English news-papers of Ma
nilla, represent ing the American exploiters on
the islands, have taken a position in opposition
to independence. The Fillipino workmen em
ployed by these papers have answered by going
on strike and soldiers stationed on the islands
were ordered to get out the papers. It seems
that the Fillipino workmen struggling for their
national freedom have a better idea how to use
their power thnn the members of the printing
trade unions of this country, who go right on
getting out the capitalist newspapers during
the strikes, even though these newspapers arc
filled with lies and misrepresentations of the
cause of the workors.
The boycott of Hungary by the Interna
tional Federation of Trade Unions, to fore
the reactionary governments that country to
cease its persecution of workingmen is still on.
At a recent meeting of the Bureau the follow
ing demands upon Hungary were outlined,
which must be granted before the boycott is
lifted: Reconstruction of the trade union; the
return of the stolen cash and property belong
ing to the locals and a guarantee that they
will not be hindered in tliier activities: the pos
sibility of the return of such of the emigrants
as have been guilty of common crimes and
the guarautee that in case they are tried they
be judged by ordinary civil courts; the abol
ition of internment ; the release of political pris
oners; the abolition of the system of accelerated
court proceedings in the trials of officers,
functionaries and representatives of the former
revolutionary government. It is something new
to have an International Trade Union organ
ization malting demands upon the government
of a sovereign state!
"Industrial peace can be obtained in this
country, providing the right of the workers to
organize trade unions and to be represented by
persons of their own selection in all matters di
rectly concerning them and their interests as
wage-workers is conceded" Gompers wrote to
Harding, the Republican nomines. Do the
workers want "peace" or better wages and
working conditions and control of their own
jobs? The only way they can get the latter is
to fight the capitalists to the. finish. What
(rompers' tactics mean have been 'shown in the
lost strikes of the steel workers and the miners.
DEFENSE LEAGUE PICNIC
Sunday, Aug. 29-th.
Avon Park, Girard, O.
Good Speakers, Good Times
Auspice of Mahoning and Trumbull Coun
ty Defence I.r ngur
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