The Social Economist, Industrial Partnerships Record & Co-Operative Review

The Social Economist, Industrial Partnerships Record & Co-Operative Review

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...were indeed succinctly though very briefly set forth in the resolutions which I submitted for adoption at the conference, and to which you will probably give publicity. If I may judge from the communications to your journal, and to your contemporary, the Co-operator, there are, scattered up and down the country, very many connected THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF WORKMEN. ADDITIONAL FACTS. Ox Sunday, September 6th, at half-past ten in the morning, seventy-five representatives of the diverse sections of the vast International Association of Workmen of Europe, met in the great hall of the Swan hotel, Place de l'Hotel de Ville, Brussels. A decision of the Home Minister was to have proclaimed, two months before, a prohibition of the meeting; but the Belgian workmen protested so energetically against it that the authorities were obliged to yield. More than this, in order perhaps to counterbalance the evil effects produced by the decree of the Minister, the circus theatre was gratuitously placed at the disposal of the Congress. For all his trouble, the Minister gained nothing but a caricature, published by the satirical journal " La Cigale," where he was represented as Don Quixote, tilting into space with a long lance. Tung, a member of the general council of London, was elected provisionally to the chair, and the powers of the delegates were verified. We find among the Belgians delegates from Brussels, Antwerp, Verviers, and Marcinelle; coal miners from Gilly, Bruges, Gand, Charleroi, &c; representatives of vast societies of the "solidaires," of free thinkers, who, having broken with the Church, bury their dead without form or ceremony. England was represented at the Congress by delegates from a great number of sections, France by a...
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695355X
  • 9781236953551