OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS
THE COMMUNE IS RISEN
MANIFESTO OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
THE POWER OF THE IDEAL
THE NUDE AND THE PRUDES
ANOTHER FIGHT FOR FREE SPEECH
ADVERTISEMENTS – MOTHER EARTH SERIES
TO THE GENERATION KNOCKING AT THE DOOR
OUR BELOVED COMRADE AND TEACHER
KROPOTKIN THE REVOLUTIONIST
AN INTELLECTUAL GIANT
THE APOSTLE OF ANARCHISM
PETER KROPOTKIN - A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
THE STERILIZATION OF THE UNFIT
COMRADES AND FRIENDS
TO OUR CHICAGO FRIENDS
An excerpt from the beginning:
OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS
ADVOCATES of the Zodiac theory no doubt have an explanation for the "Ides of March." We have not. We do know, however, that March is the Red Month, and the present one bids fair to rival that of 1871. True, we see no Commune on the horizon; but the month starts off very well.
The Coal Strike in England, and the one threatened here, are inspiring spectacles. For the second time within a year "effete" old England has made the world marvel at her virility. Germany with her "four million Socialist votes" becomes pathetic in her backwardness in the face of this marvelous exhibition of solidarity on the part of the British workers.
The lesson of these two strikes cannot fail to impress the workers everywhere with their power. Perhaps it is premature to say that these events prophesy the breakdown of the capitalist system, with its age-long superstitions. It is, however, the greatest strike in history, and the end of the lane seems nearer than it did. We do not, of course, expect the impossible. Still, some of the Tax Reformers—they have them in plenty in England—and the "Perfect-Gentleman Revolutionists" may get a headache thinking how much more effect Direct Action is than political action. Revolutionary action is not according to Hoyle, and the capitalist always likes to play the game according to rules, provided he makes the rules. Perhaps in time even the "intellectuals" of the Socialist party may see the light. We decline to speculate on the improbable, however.
All hail to the British miners who are blazing the trail so that their more near-sighted brothers may see it. In this connection we have pleasure in submitting the following appeal from Union No. 106, Western Federation of Miners, and would ask all exchanges to reprint the same.
"Bisbee, Arizona, Feb. 25, 1912. We, the members of Bisbee Miners Union No. 106 W. F. M., in regular meeting assembled, unanimously resolve that:
Whereas the coal miners of Great Britain are about to be engaged in a gigantic struggle with the master class, and realizing the necessity of concerted action along industrial lines;
Therefore we ask the General Officers of the Western Federation of Miners to communicate with the United Mine Workers of America to the end that no coal be mined for, or shipped to, Great Britain during the impending strike.
Be it further resolved that a copy of the above resolution be forwarded to the labor press throughout the country for publication.