The Peril of the Republic: Are We Facing Revolution in the United States?

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1922 - 354 стор.

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Сторінка 296 - The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.
Сторінка 297 - It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for the everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown.
Сторінка 297 - Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the earth and the machinery of production and abolish the wage system.
Сторінка 85 - But it may be demanded how came it to pass that so many wicked persons and profane people should so quickly come over into this land and mix themselves amongst them?
Сторінка 330 - A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the Constitution, and a constant adherence to those of piety, justice, moderation, temperance, industry, and frugality, are absolutely necessary to preserve the advantages of liberty, and to maintain a free government...
Сторінка 296 - These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class upheld only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members in any one industry, or in all industries, if necessary, cease work whenever a strike or lockout is on in any department thereof, ithus making an injury to one an injury to all. Instead of the conservative motto, ' A fair day's wages for a fair day's work,' we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, ' Abolition of the wage system.
Сторінка 298 - ... the workers might show, if they are compelled to fight with old methods and an out-of-date form of organization against the modern organization of the employing class, there can be but one outcome to any struggle waged under these conditions — defeat. The IWW recognizes the need of working class solidarity. To achieve this it proposes the recognition of the class struggle as the basic principle of the organization, and declares its purpose to be the fighting of that struggle until the working...
Сторінка 298 - As a revolutionary organization the Industrial Workers of the World aims to use any and all tactics that will get the results sought with the least expenditure of time and energy. 2. The tactics used are determined solely by the power of the organization to make good in their use. The question of "right" and "wrong
Сторінка 298 - Interference by the Government is resented by open violation of the Government's orders, going to jail en masse, causing expense to the taxpayers— which is but another name for the employing class. In short, the IWW advocates the use of militant 'direct action' tactics to the full extent of our power to make good.
Сторінка 309 - LET THOSE WHO OWN AUSTRALIA DO THE FIGHTING Put the wealthiest in the front ranks; the middle class next; follow these with politicians, lawyers, sky pilots and judges. Answer the declaration of war with the call for a GENERAL STRIKE.

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