The Socialism of To-day: A Source-book of the Present Position and Recent Development of the Socialist and Labor Parties in All Countries, Consisting Mainly of Original Documents

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William English Walling, James Graham Phelps Stokes, Jessie Wallace Hughan, Harry Wellington Laidler
H. Holt, 1916 - Socialism - 642 pages
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Page 35 - Universal equal direct suffrage and franchise, with direct ballot, for all members of the Empire over twenty years of age, without distinction of sex, for all elections and acts of voting. Proportional representation ; and until this is introduced, redivision of the constituencies by law according to the numbers of population. A new Legislature every two years. Fixing of elections and acts of voting for a legal holiday. Indemnity for the elected representatives.
Page 34 - ... shall for the hitherto exploited classes be changed from a source of misery and oppression to a source of the highest welfare and of all-round harmonious perfection. This social transformation means the emancipation not only of the proletariat, but of the whole human race which suffers under the conditions of to-day.
Page 37 - State. (a) Suppression of the grant for public worship. (b) Philosophic or religious associations to be civil persons at law. 7. Revision of sections in the Civil Code concerning marriage and the paternal authority. (a) Civil equality of the sexes, and of children, whether natural or legitimate. (b) Revision of the divorce laws, maintaining the husband's liability to support the wife or the children. (c) Inquiry into paternity to be legalized.
Page 204 - Industrial Demands The conservation of human resources, particularly of the lives and wellbeing of the workers and their families: 1. By shortening the workday in keeping with the increased productiveness of machinery. 2. By securing to every worker a rest period of not less than a day and a half in each week.
Page 285 - It therefore aims at the reorganisation of Society by the emancipation of Land and Industrial Capital from individual ownership, and the vesting of them in the community for the general benefit.
Page 203 - The collective ownership of land wherever practicable, and in cases where such ownership is impracticable, the appropriation by taxation of the annual rental value of all land held for speculation or exploitation.
Page 286 - For the attainment of these ends the Fabian Society looks to the spread of Socialist opinions, and the social and political changes consequent thereon. It seeks to promote these by the general dissemination of knowledge as to the relation between the individual and society in its economic, ethical, and political aspects.
Page 599 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), that the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States...
Page 276 - The Party moved the following Amendment : — " That this House declines to assent to the Second Reading of a Bill which...
Page 386 - The communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas.

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