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WHOSE THE SWEAT, THEIRS THE LAND AND MACHINES.
IMMEDIATE DEMANDS: * . THE OOAL: A SIX HOUR DAY. Organization ~ Power A FREE RACE. ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR. IN A FREE WORLD. HE V tPEOPLE "AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL." VOLUME II "MIGHT IS RIGHT" NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1913 "TRUTH CONQUERS" NUMBER 40 * mo . A.xoa<_ROTHn WHY o00y you for to help my Florryanal Bye Bye, my Western Io!" for to help my Florrymm! Bye Bye, my Wesrtern Bol" Street Car Men Done at Salt Lake. Permit Members to Join Militia Raised Bill Mahon's Salary and Refused Pratt a Hearing. The national convention of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes concluded its con vention after fifteen busy sessions in terspersed with entertainment at Salt Lake City last week. The nature of the organization grew progressively conservative as a result of the conven tion despite the desperate efforts of the enthusiastic Socialists to see "growing democracy and industriali ation" as a result of the national meeting. The actual character of the organization was best revealed by the action of the convention in over whelmingly refusing t6 hear a state ment by Clarence O. Pratt who brought upon himself the prosecution of President Mahon because he pre cipitated the general strike at Phila delphia about two years ago. Clarence O. Pratt Turned Down. On the fifth day, the appeal of Clar ence O. Pratt, representing the sus pended Philadelphia local, requesting a hearing was defeated. Members May Become Scab Herders. On the seventh day the resolution to prohibit the members from joining the militia or volunteer military or ganizations was defeated. Arbitration was established at the basic principle of the Amalgamated in the settlement of disputes. Raise Salary of Officials. The salary of national officers was raised to $9 a day and expenses while in active service with a railroad and organiers were raised to $6 a day and expenses. The salary of the presi dent was raised to $6,000 a year. -From "Justice." COMMENT-What do YOU $2.50 A DAY Motormen and Conductors think of THAT? SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS a year for President Ma (Continued on Page 4). In Deep Water With D. & C. C. ......This is what our reporter saw. Few Foremen particular about Demanding Union Card; great majority work any body that comes along, except when they see the Walking Delegate-chair man-bf-the - Executive - Committee President standing around, when a few of this majority look at cards held up twenty-feet away and the balance don't care a consarn who's around just keep on hiring any old body they please, card or no card. Men forced, IN VIOLATION OF UNION RULES AND CONTRACT AGREEMENTS, to begin work at from TEN to FIFTEEN minutes to 7 A. M.; to start again at 10 minutes to One o'clock, and then forced to put on hatches AFTER knocking off time at Six P. M. Putting on hatches takes from five to twenty-five min utes. In this way "union (?) fore men" beat union men out of from one half to three-quarters of an hour's time every day. Be it said to their honor, there are a few foremen who don't do this dirty, cheap stealing for the Bossess, but the majority have no conscientious scruples against do ing the done. Things getting so on River Front that no one knows where a union man begins and scab ends. Privileged "Two-Card" men can jump a cargo boat and go to a cotton boat any time they please, but a "One Card" man is hauled up before the "Executive Committee" if he dares to even think about jumping a boat. This is tough on the "One-Card" men and one of the stung was heard to re mark the other day: "When in hell is us 'One-Card' men ever going to get this Levee straight again?" And a little bird whispered: "Not until you have sense enough to all get into the Marine Transport Workers' Union of the I. W. W., old hoss." An' dats de gospel truf." And that was what our reporter saw and heard in "deep water" for this time. He will see and hear more "as the days roll by, Jennie." Remember Wheatlandl The Voice Of The People--Your let ter on hand. Raise B. O. to 100 cop ies. We are making arrangements for big mass meeting for Wheatland Victims. J. Ed. Morgan will speak at the mass meeting, and I am betting the office furniture that we collect $100. 00. I collected $25.35 for Wheatland without any preparation on Sept. 13. Send all donations for fefense Fund to Box 845, Stockton, Califor nia. Yours for the Revolution, JAMES ROHN, Sec'y Local No. 73, L W. W. Cravens Crying For Flatheads. "We want flatheads," is all the cry you hear around here now. O, you Boss! What's the matter? They sent a Company thug after some NE GROES but failed to get them. They said they were not "niggers." All old flatheads, I am told, have left this place, and left "greenness" in their stead. You know "greenness" takes any old kind of scale and packs it home every night. Slowly, but surely, the slaves are waking up, white and colored, and the ONE BIG UNION of Forest and Lum ber Workers is silently pushing its way back into the mills and camps. O, you Boss! Just watch our SAB CATS eat your bloodhounds up! S. S. A. No. 1. The Voice Maintenance Fund. October donations: DeRidder, La., Rebels ...........$7.50 C. L. Filigno, Act-Sec. M. T. W 3.50 John Dorve, San Pedro, Cal..... 1.50 General Strike In Italy. A Proof That Solidarity Wins. The strike in Milan in the month of August was due to the dismissal of five workingmen (hodcarriers), the 6,000 members of this union went out with them. The hodcarriers were bit terly fought by the reformist unions. After a few days appeal to the Metal Trades Unions, 50,000 or more re sponded in sympathy. The bosses seeing the strike was expanding were willing to take back the five dismissed workingmen but did not want to rec ognize the Syndicalist Unions of Mi lan. After a week there was a great meeting at which the workers voted for an unlimited general strike. On the 4th of August, according to capi talist newspapers, there were 90,000 strikers in Milan. From 750 street cars only 24 were in operation, under police protection. The 5th of August the strikers were 120,000 and the 6th 150,000. On the 7th of August the strike was general, except in the Ty pographical, Bakery and a few trades of minor importance, who were guid ed by reformists. The Government suspended the an nual Military maneuvers and sent 38,000 soldiers to Milan. Thv fights are general every day between strik ers and soldiers. The police, the ar my, the carabiners are wild, they are crazy. The wild instinct is born again in them, and the fear in them was more dangerous than their bru tality. The arrests are made by the thousands. There are hundreds of in jured on both sides. Before this attitude of the Govern ment the United Syndicalist Unions of Milan have made appeal to the whole Italian proletariat and Sunday, August 10th, they put out an appeal for the General National Strike. At the same moment the socialist or re formist unions have advised their members to not participate in the gen eral strike. The Socialist Party, di rected by ITS revolutionists, if you please, have seconded this cowardly maneuver, and in spite of all this trea son the General Strike was complete. Twenty of the most important towns, including Rome and Naples, every center where we have penetrat ed, had responded to the appeal. The number of strikers on the 11th and 12th of August was nearly 500,000. This is without counting the 200,000 strikers of Milan and suburbs. There was a general strike in all Italy, es pecially in Rome where one working man was assassinated by the police. By this time that I write there are meetings going on between the work ers and bosses, I am not able to see the result as yet, but one thing cer tain, Italian Syndicalism has come out of this fight more strong and has shown to its multiple enemies that it is a power that they have to reckon with. This way an organization without money being fought by the political powers, by strong association of em ployers, and with all the treason of the Socialist reformers, has been able to come out big and fearless. In four months the Syndicalist Union of Mi lan has been able, without counting the small strikes, to pull out two big professional strikes of 8,000 workers and lasting 40. days; the second one 70 days. Two general Strikes of the Metal Industries, comprising each time 50,000 workers, the first one of the duration of 12 and the second one 17 days. Two General Strikes of aol idarity each time 200,000 strikers, one of three days duration and the other of 10 days duration. A General Strike of Protest in Milan of four days and at last a National General Strike of Solidarity, comprising 700, 000 workers. The Italian Syndicalism that has succeeded in reviving so many beauti ful energies and to attract the admi ration of its enemies, that are not blinded by their class interests or by the Party spirit, can register with pride its first page in history. P. S.-As I am writing this a solu tion has been obtained satisfactory to the workers. All demands having been conceded, and their conditions made the best in Italy. The way the great fight of the Syndicalists of Mi lan has been terminated, has result ed, not only in an economic advantage, but rendered a moral advantage of enormous benefits.-A. De Ambris, in "la Vie Ouvriere," Sept. 5th, 1913. From "The Unionist" (A. F. of L.) COMMENT - The above proves that yellow unions like the A. F. L. MUST be junkpiled before the work ers can be victorious. THE VOICE. Hands Off Mexico Bisbee, Ariz., Sept. 29, 1913.-A Socialist (?) leader here in this town said that he wished that the U. S. A. .vould go into Mexico and pacify that country. In the name of liberty we, Local 65 I. W. W., appeal to You to work against any such move on the part of this government. If need be let as keep this government busy at home, whenever it sends its soldiers and citizens as scabs'and strikebreak ers to foreign countries. Mexicans are on strike against the same condi tions as we have to contend with on this side of the borderline. Then in stead of organized labor c'amoring for intervention they ought to assist the Mexicans with all the power at their command. At least let the I. W. W. show the helping hand to the peons battling for life and liberty, for the virtue of their women, yes for the very right to human consideration. The masters in Mexico can do their pleasure with any young girl who happens to catch their fancy. If the father protests he will get what is coming to him. Conditions like these have forced the peons to fight. It does not matter who is elected presi dent, the peon will keep on fighting until he gets the land and machinery, and gets full control over his own life and existence. The Guggen.eimers have been taking out $750,000,000 a year for 12 years and of course they (Continued on Page 4).