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DEATH TO BURNS-BALDWIN-FELTS-ISM!
An Injury To One Organization Is Power As I To THE VOICE the PEOPE [OWNED BY THE LUMBERJACKS OF DIXIE] VOLUME 11 "MIGHT is RIGHT" NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1913 "TrTH CoNguses" Nuula 46 . . . . .... .... 4 .. . ... .. . . .. .. . ... . . -', --m I Il ' ] t/ "tov "Political Action" In Action "On The Civilized Plane" Forest Workers And Working Farmers, Attention! We want every Forest and Lumber Worker and every working farmer in the Southern District who takes this paper to carefully read and study the splendid address, an "Apeal to Southern Lum ber Workers and Working Farmers," by Secretary Jay Smith of the Southern District which appears on the editorial page of this issue of THE VOICE. Then we want you to pass it on to your friends in the woods, mills and corn patches and ask them to carefully read and study it. Then we want all of you who are tied of slaving for the Lumber Kings Land Lords and Railroad Magnates for a PEONS wage and a TENANTS portion to read again and study the great ?REAMBLE of the I. W. W. and then we want YOU, if you believe with us and want "A MAN'S LIFE FOR ALL THE WORK ERS OF ALL TIE WORLD," to take ACTION at ONCE-DIRECT ACTION, that is to say, we want you to attend the UNION'S MEETINGS and we want YOU to gc out among your fellow-workers and urge them to get into the ONE BIG UNION OF THE WORKINGICLASS and prepare to SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE TIMBER BELT OF THE SOUTH in a great GENERAL STRIKE just as the boys on the Southern Pacific Railroad have dammed it into that old plunderbund. And we want you to hell) us carry the message of this GREAT GENERAL STRIKE OF ALL THE SOUTHERN WORKERS, WHITE AND COL. ORED, which is now being planned to every work er on the tracks, trains and in the shops of that infamous'BRITISl PLUNDERBUND, the Santa Fe Railroad System and preach to them a UNION of all the forces of labor against it and its infa mous ally, the Southern Lumber Operators Asso ciation, to the end that that PLUNDERBUND of e PIRATES shall be unionized from one end to the other and its crimes against working men and working farmers be ended once and for all. Get busy to-day. And stand for no more sluggings and murderings of rebellious workers by the GUN MEN and DETECTIVES of these allied PLUN DERBUNDS, for these rurales have no rights and standing under the law, their deeds are a negation of the whole bill of rights to write which our rev olutiQnary fathers went naked and barefooted thru the ice and sleet of VALLEY FORGE, as they are an attempted denial of all those fundamental rights that are ours by the very fact that we are born on earth, therefore-when they slug and shoot, then you SHOOT, and SHOOT to kill. Arm and defend yourselves. And--SABOTAGE the BOSS. But above all, organize, organize, ORGAN IZE--organize into the One Big Union of your class, the Industrial Workers of the World, for it alone is your only salvation, your only hope of freedom. ORGANIZE! ORGANIZE ! ORGANIZE!!! !!YOU!I WHAT ARE U DOING FOR THE WHEATLAND VICTIMS? GET BUSY, U! SEND YOUR PRO TESTS TO HOLY HIRAM, PUT YOUR SYM. PATHY ON ICE, TURN YOUR SAB CATS LOOSE ON THE RANCH KINGS, AND SEND A FEW DIMES TO ANDY BARBER, SEC. I, W. W. LOCALS, 1119 THIRD ST, SACRA. MENTO, CAL, FOR THE DEFENSE FUND. GET BUSY, U! Men and Mules on the River Front Some Rotten Cemditisu And Their Remedy. Where is the Dock and Cotton Council of the olden days ? Yes, where is it? The same old D. and C. C. that raised wages and made working condi tions along the river front in New Orleans as good if not better than any port along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts? Does it still exist? Yes, but sad to say, in name only. Its old time officers are holding down the political jobs that they were able to ob tain by turning the once mighty D. and C. C. into the tail of their political kites, and its members are slaving along the front, bound hands and feet, by contracts that were not of their making, and work ing under conditions which in the palmhny days of old, would have caused them to turn the whole 4amn front topsy turvy at the very thought of it. Longshoremen, working in the holds, on the decks and on the docks, altogether unload the freight from the ships and lay it on the docks; for this they are paid forty cents per hour; truckers and freight handlers, stacking and trucking, pick the freight off the docks and load the same cargo on the teams and in the cars-the same carg, mind you, and it hasn't decreased in weight since being unloaded from the ships-and for this they ae paid the munificent sum of twenty cents an hoer. Truly it is to laugh. Stick to t, y, i sk ers, yu'll set yer belly full by nd bye. aniea foremen and beas pUshing the mn, ~iaking one man do the work of two mules, all for the interest of the boss and against the interest of the men. Stevedore's sons hiring their own gangs and the gangs hired by the union foreman getting turned down when they report for work. The S. P. docks all'unorganized, likewise, the Philadelphia andNew Orleans Dock, and doing the same work as the other docks for thirty cents an hour. Half the men only working three and four days a week and the other half working tea hears a day. The banana handlers working for almost nothing, then getting docked part of this every minute the elevators are stopped and, in face of all this, they are forced to tramp about three miles to collect when the days work is done. Firemen and Sailors, their Unions shot to Hell, and their jobs owned and distributed by some big punk of a rummy shipping master, Chinese and Coolies manning the ships, living on slop and hog feed and not getting enough of that; Bunks all crummy and the fo'oc'les unfit for a self-respecting human being to go into any more. Captain Rose shouting prosperity and patriotism with all the old-timers on the bum, the ships all flying foreign flags and manned by Coolies, greenhorns, punks I and scabs. Hip-Hip-H-o-o-r-a-y! Let her rip; no body gives a continental. Dock and Cotton Coun cil's gone to rest. Men haven't got backbone enough to raise a kick let alone go on strike. Well, what are you going to do about it? Every thing that you are not doing and nothing that you are doing. How did the D. and C. C. better conditions in the old days? How did they make the masters come across with a little more of the dinero? You old timers know. By united, direct action. An injury to one was the concern of al. Have conditions changed any since then? Are we not all working men still? Are the bosses not still as rich to-day as they were a few years ago, and then some? Yes? Well what are you going to do about it? Say, wake up! Join the Marine Traanqrt Work ers, I. W. W., the one big union of the Seamen and Longshore workers, boys, and let's put an eight hour day, 50 cents an hour, no overtime allowed, in force along the whole front and clean up their rot ten ships at the same time! The watchword is: "Solidarity and Victory!" MINNEAPOLIS NOTICE. Minneapolis Locals have moved from No. 220 2nd St., to No. 232 Cedar Ave. (former K. P. Hall.) RICH REESE, Secretary. 2,000 Shovel Stiffs Rebel Two thousand shovel stiffs, metly ]scimd, just came out on strike on the Pacide Great I ern Railway which is in process of oantresadion tween Newport and Lillkast, C. The L W. W's. her are om deck; the he iis tia up. This is only a starter; hell will be popp~l in Western Canada before long. The men struck against a cut in wages, and are the same that were imported by the boles to rs duce the standard of wages here, and now, we sup. pose, they will have to get English speakbig ilaes to reduce the Russian standard; comical buttrag ic at the same time. Well, we will see. Ayhow, the fiddlers are tumning up, the. ball is ea, amd whatever happens, we can't loose anything etcept, maybe, our lives, which an not werth a dama =S. how, so, let her rip. Get busy you rebels every where, wake up, cut out the hot air and gt down to business, let us see what you are carryiag that red card for. Yours for a good fight. COMMoIT'EE L U, 8. God of The Fighting Clan "More than half beaten but fearless, Faing the storm of the sight, Breathless and reeling but teemess, Here in the lull e the kght, I, whe-bow net hut blou this God of the fighting san Lifting my fists I implore thee Give me the heart of a man. "What though I live with the winners, Or perish with those that fall Only the cowards are sinners, Fighting the fight is alL Red is the mist before me, Deep is the wound in my side, Coward, thou cryest to fount me, O terrible foe, thou hast lied. "Here with my battle before me, God of the fighting clan, Grant that the woman that bore me Suffered to suckle a man." S. P. STRIKE OFF S. P. Strike declared off to-day, Nov. 17th at one p. m. Arbitration on. The "Grand Chied" and "Pollies" will now proceed to hand the men a "set tlement" in place of the victory the rank and file had already won. ON WITH THE GENERAL STRIKEI Saith "The Voice" If you like the looks, attitude and tone of us, "THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE," and you are not already a subscriber, we invite you to send in $1.00 for 52 weekly calls from us or 50 cents for 26 weeks worth, for which we promise you your money's worth. In clubs of 4 in U. 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