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FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1920.
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The Picket Line
THE minimum wage law recently enacted
by the Non-partisian League members in the
North Dakota Legislature has been held up by a
court injunction. This is further pYoof (isn't it?)
that the way to better the conditions of the work
ers is to have laws passed.
LLOYD George has decided on peace with
Soviet Russia since "The Council of Action" told
him he couldn't have war. British labor is the
SAMUEL Gompers recently delivered him
self of the statement that he did not know whe
ther his Federation could "fit in as one of tlv
parts of what is called the international labor
movement." Which is quite a compliment to the
international labor movement.
AT the very time Secretary Colby was com
posing the White House attack on the Bolshe
viki as tyrants who persecute the Russian people,
the inhabitans of Santo Domingo were appealing
to journalists throughout North and South Amer
ica to petition Woodrow Wilson for relief from
the bloody and illegal rule of American military
forces in their island.
SEATTLE maintains its reputation of having
the most advance central labor council in the
country. This body has gone on record by un
animous vote to oppose any effort to aid Poland
in its war on Soviet Russia. It has appointed a
"committee of action" to make plans in case an
emergency arises. They have also called on Gom
pers to define the attitude of the A. F. of L.
on the question. This last is wasted effort, how
ever, as the attitude of Gompers is already de
fined. He's for anything the American cap
WHILE the Red Army hammers at the gates
of Warsaw, the the Upper Crust cries out that
civilization is threatened. But we are not dist
urbed. YOUR civilization, gentlemen, is of no
concern to us.
SOVIET RUSSIA'S terms drawn up for Po
land to sign are reported to include disarmament
of the capitalists and their supporters, arming of
the Polish workers and the organization of a
commission to execute the terms of the armistice
composed of delegates from trades unions, indu
strial workers and farm laborers. Fair enough!
"WORKERS' earnings gain", says a head
line. Also, the workers' spendings. The last move
than the first.
THE New York Times says the New York
street car men who lost out fn the arbitration
are relying on Mayor Hylan. God help 'em!
THE Workers of all the World now realize
Soviet Russia represents the interests of the
workers everywhere. Soviet Russia is showing
the way to Freedom to the workers of all other
countries. Soviet Russia is blazing the path that
will bring the end of the long struggle of the
workers against low wages, long hours, the
amassing of great fortunes by the few out of
the toil of the masses, the oppression of these
masses by the use of the courts, the police, and
the armies when the workers strike to improve