Industrial Socialism

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Charles H. Kerr Co-operative, 1911 - Industrial policy - 64 pages

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Page 57 - Socialism," by William D. Haywood and Frank Bohn. The paragraph follows: When the worker, either through experience or study of Socialism, comes to know this truth, he acts accordingly. He retains absolutely no respect for the property "rights" of the profit-takers. He will use any weapon which will win his fight. He knows that the present laws of property are made by and for the capitalists. Therefore he does not hesitate to break them.
Page 10 - Is it war, then? Will ye perish as the dry wood in the fire? Is it peace? then be ye of us, let your hope be our desire. Come and live! for life awaketh, and the world shall never tire: And the hope is marching on.
Page 44 - Trades Unions work well as centres of resistance against the encroachments of capital. They fail partially from an injudicious use of their power. They fail generally from limiting themselves to a guerilla war against the effects of the existing system, instead of simultaneously trying to change it, instead of using their organized forces as a lever for the final emancipation of the working class, that is to say, the 'ultimate abolition of the wages system.
Page 10 - Is it war then? Will ye perish as the dry wood in the fire? Is it peace? Then be ye of us, let your hope be our desire. Come and live! for life awaketh, and the world shall never tire; And hope is marching on. (Chorus...
Page 64 - Socialism will establish democracy in the shop. Democracy in the shop will free the working class. The working class, through securing freedom for itself, will liberate the race.
Page 47 - There has been no time when there has been a general strike in this country. There are three phases of a general strike. They are: A general strike in an industry; A general strike in a community; A general national strike. The conditions for any of the three have never existed. So how any one can take the position that a general strike would not be effective and not be a good thing for the working class is more than I can understand. We know that the capitalist uses the general strike to good...
Page 51 - PostofEce are treated worse than many employes of private capitalists. The railway mail clerks are less protected and work for less wages than most of the other trainmen. Wherever the capitalists are being driven by the Socialist Movement they are crying out for "government ownership" to save them. The railroad thieves in the United States will soon want nothing so much as to turn over their watered stocks to the National Government. They would then draw their profits as interest on government bonds....
Page 55 - ... not be arrested and imprisoned. . . . To win the demands made on the industrial field it is absolutely necessary to control the government, as experience shows strikes to have been lost through the interference of courts and militia. The same functions of government, controlled by a class conscious working class, will be used to inspire confidence and compel the wheels of industry to move in spite of the devices and stumblingblocks of the capitalists.
Page 54 - The Socialist Party stands not merely for the POLITICAL supremacy of labor. It stands for the INDUSTRIAL supremacy of labor. Its purpose is not to secure old age pensions and free meals for school children. Its mission is to help overthrow capitalism and establish Socialism. "The great purpose of the Socialist Party is to seize the powers of government and thus prevent them from being used by the capitalists against the workers. With Socialists in political offices the workers can strike and not...
Page 36 - The trusts not only crush their business competitors. They are able to smash the old-fashioned unions which grew up in the days of small machines and small shops.

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