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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24,-1920
Pie In the Sky
The Canadian Department of Labor issued a
review of the development of radicalism among
the Canadian workers. Much emphasis was put
upon the strong anti-socialist character of the
Catholic unions, with a membership of 35,000
out of a toi 1 union membership of 378,047. The
appeal was tor more use of religion as a means
of holding radicalism among the workers in
How talons the capitalist press is about
mairitainanee of religion and the home! The
wages and factory system long ago made a
mockery1 out of the worker's "home," and re
ligion means to the capitalist ais expressed by
their advisors, like Babson and the Canadian
Department of Labor, the best available
method for doping the workers into submissive
ness. If religious unions are good for capitalism,
they are not good for the working class. The
workers will do better on fighting than on
' i . , . .
Bullets and Jails
Responding to a telegraphic message from
the minors assembled in convention ait Wilkes
barre on August 29th, came this message from
the President: "If your communication declar
ing your intention to refrain from working un
less I set aside the award of the Anthracite
Coal Commission on or before September 1st,
1920, is intended as a threat, you can rest as
sured that your challenge will be accepted "
No matter that a minority of the Commission
considered n 27 increase of wages neeessaiy
for cost of living, instead of 17, as recom
mended by the majority of the Commission,
President Wilson declares that if the mine
slaves dare to assert any demands by way of
strike, let them beware the bullets and jails
at his disposal.
The capitalist editors greeted this message
with delight. Not a word about Wilsonian
autocracy this time!
There will not be many more messages like
this from the White House. Bullets and jails
are only powerful against fear. The minors will
Enemies No Longer
During the war, nothing foul enough could
be said about the Germans. They should have
boon wiped off the face of the earth to satisfy
Now that the war is over, they have changed
For the past three months, German sailors
who during the war manned submarines and
sent many a Danish boat to the bottom, have
been used by the self-same Danish shipping
companies as scabs.
Oh, what our capitalists don't do for the
sake of money. How iwlling they are to forget
for the sake of dollars.
Dear to the heart of the capitalist, is the
Wall Street Is Pleased
Why should Wall Street not be pleased?
Did not the government of the United States
give, the railroads MORE than they asked for?
The Eastern group of railroad's asked 39.75
per cent increase in rates and got 40 per cent.
The Western group asked 32.03 per cent and
received 35 per cent. It was considered that
the mads were too "conservative" iu making
The United States Government GUARAN
TEES a return to the railroad owners.
The same government cut the railroad work
ers' demands in half and guaranteed them
nothing, not even a job.
Of course, WALL STREET is more than
pleased with the United States Government.
The National Child Labor Committee advert
ises the facts about child labor in the United
States at present. With all our wonderful "re
form" legislation, there are now 2,000,000
children between the ages of 10 and 16 at hard
labor in this rich country.
The workers' government of "darkest Rus
sia," by contrast of its treatment of children,
make's the United States look like a land of