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SATURDAY, JAN. 1, 1921.
Through hundreds and thousands of acts of cour
age. Men and women who dared to face hunger,
who dared to face despair Oh God, for what, for
what, for nothing?
1 "Thank God Papa never saw this day. 'The
Lord has delivered us from bondage again, Mama,'
he would say. 'Our children will never suffer like
"Is it all in vain? MUST we go back to slav
ery? They are so strong. They have no pity." She
rose slowly to her feet and lifted her hands above
"Oh, God," she cried. "Won't they ever let us
go? Must it be as it was before? Must the little
I children work and the mothers drag themselves
from childbed to go to work? Must fear break
them? We had a few years when at last we could
ve The young wives could bear their children
in peace. Is it all over?" She stretched out hir
hand before her. "Look, look," she cried, "Can't
you see them can't you see them the women
going out of their homes for the bundles? "Can't
you see the pale children hurrying over their work
hunger driving them?"
She sank back in her chair exhausted. Her
head dropped on her breast Reba and Morris went
to her. ,
She rallied herself she sat up in the chair
pushing them from htr. Her hands groped on the
floor. She seemed to find what she sought and
over it she made sharp gestiu.es with a terrible
rhytmic haste. '
"Mama what're you doing? What is it, Ma
ma?" cried Morris; Reba waited;
"Don't you see what it is? Don't you know?
Mama thinks she's sewing she's sewing pants!"'
Good News From Australia!
We are endebted to the Sydney "Socialist"
for the following facts which we think will in
terest our fellow-workers of the I. W. W.
1. The recently released from prison Fellow
Worker, Tom Glynn has written a masterful fore
word to Zinoyiev's "Appeal to the Industrial Work
ers of the World". A certain R. S. Ross writes:
"no one can read Tom Glynn's foreword without
perceiving that the recognition of something more
being needed than the industrial weapon..."
John Sandgren and a few of his followers in
America have not learned as much in spite of the
fact that they were out of jail. We are happy to
know that Feltow-Worker Glynn haa had the cour
age to throw overboard a few of the timewom
-dogmas of the "pure and simple industrial union
ists" who are as "revolutionary" as Sam GOmpers
and his prototypes the world over.
2. "Delegates representing the I. W. W., Au
stralian Socialist party, S. L. P. and other militant
working class groups, met in conference in Sydney
last week (in the beginning of November) and
agreed to form themselves into a Communist
party," with the following
(1) Arranging communist study classes under
its own auspices or under those of other "Labor
(2) Holding wherever possible, public meet
ings for necessary propaganda, as its aim is to
spread the communist idea as widely amongst the
masses as possible, recognising that social revolu
tion will be only possible with an intelligent follow
ing of the Communist Party by the masses at
(3) For the same reason and for the education
and recruiting of new members, distributing com
munist revolutionary literature ;
(4) Forming groups of its members in every,
mill, factory workshop and field, so that it is al
ways in a position to direct and control through its
members every, industrial dispute and disturbance
of the workers, keeping always in mind the same
end social revolution and trying to utilise every
spontaneous action of the workers for that one
(5) Directing its members ti take an active
and, wherever possible, a leading part in every
craft or industrial union, and endeavouring to have
its members elected into the executive bodies of
these organizations so that these organisations also
are directed in their activities towards the same
one end oi complete social revolution,
' (6) Endeavouring and actively working to re
place the existing craft unions by more up-to-date