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WELCOME TO THE EXILES.

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WELCOME TO THE EXILES. The exiled Labour leaders from South Africa are receiving a cordial welcome from all sections of the working-class movement in this country. This is as it should be, for every person in Great Britain has a measure of responsibili- ty for the infamy perpetrated in South Africa. The astute capitalist press, cwenting danger in the public feeling that will be aroused when the nine exiles are telling the story of Botha's barbarism to the working-class audien- ces of this country, are trying, as to one section, to stir up prejudice against the South African, and as to another, cation to deter the Labour party from engaging in any movement that would seem to censure a "free and indepen- dent self-governing colony." Of the last section is "The Daily Telegraph," which on Tuesday ad- dressed a homily in Telegraphese to Mr Macdonald on the enormity of inter- fering with the act of a duly oonstitut- ed government which he was among the foremost to create. The whole point of the position, is, of course, j that Mr. Macdonald and his colleagues -are objecting to the absence of govern- ment in South Africa, to the abroga- tion of law bv boorish dictators like Smuts, and to the illegal expatriation of men who were humbly trying to sorve their fellow-workers. There is <\on element of farce in the attitude of "The Daily Telegraph," for in an .article preceding the one addressed to the Labour party it clamours loudly for intervention in Mexico. It will be reomembered that a Scotsman, one Ben- ton, rashly ventured into the camp of a rebel general, and abused him to his face, with the result that he lost his life. This, the "Telegraph" considers is good enough ground for the interven- tion of the United States, to whom Mexico is very far from being in a similar relation of dependence as South Africa is to this country. The Labour e,w is that the murder of liberty, of the right of free speech, of public meet- ing, end of the right to the strike, in South Africa., is no less a crime than the murder of Benton in America. As a matter of fact the chief impor- tance of Mexico in the eyes of capital- ist newspapers in this country is the mount of British capital invested in 1t1. The interest of the British workers in South Africa is a human one: it ooncerns the emancipation of many thousands of British subjects and their dependents, and as such it is of ra-st-ly i greater importance than tkat of the Ii ifnanciers in Mexico. The workers of this country will take toward a the South African affair the attitude they deem right and proper, without reference to what the Tory and Liberal newspapers may say. We must use all the political an d industrial powers we possess to right the wrong cf which Botha and the unspeakable Smuts are guilty. One thing we can do is to instruct the Labour party to put up a tremendous fight in the House of j Commons for the exercise of the Im- j perial veto on the Indemnity Bill of the South African Government when it ¡ comes up for ratiRcation. j The nine men must be allowed to return to South Africa and continue their work of organising and educating the South African workers. It is not only the Labour party of the United Kingdom that is demanding that, but the organised workers of Canada and Australia, arc making the same de- j ma.nd. This is an Imperial matter. And it is a home matter. For if there is one thing sure it is that if the work- ers allow the South African crime to pass without effective protest the capitalists will try a similar coup in ? this country. We must strike, and { i strike hard. j It is half the battle to put the fear of the Lord in the hearts of your ene- i mies. I"

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