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GERMAN WOSKEKS. " L, 0 W N…

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GERMAN WOSKEKS. L, 0 W N lOOLb.' Widespread Demand iflr Peace. Telegrams from every neutral ooun- try bordering Oll Germany agreo that xiio strike amongst German workmen is everywhere spreading. A Copen- hagen telegram puts the total- number ot men Ull" in Berlin alone at 750,000 and V'orvviirts' indicates the gravity of the situation by the statement that "tlie strike extends tu almost all tuo woiKs in the armament industry." -U1 work ceased in the Government shipyards at Kiel on Monday, while the great shipyards at Stettin and Hamburg and the important industrial districts of Essen and Nu rem burg, the Ruhr region, etc., are similarly affect- ed. Thai the Government take an alarming view of the situation is shown by the suppression of three lead- ing newspapers, tlie prohibition of pub- lic meetings, and closing the Swiss frontier. Marshall Hindcllburg warns the Berlin strikers to resume work at once and tells them every hour lost means the weakening of Germany's defence. They are, ke says, committing a crime against the German armies. The strikers' delegates have formu- lated their demands, and the first is a speedy peace without annexations and indemnities." Both the official Socialist and Minority Socialist lead- ers have now joined a Workmen's Council set up by the strikers. STRIKERS' DEMANDS. strikers' dozuairds were sot in a resolution passed at a mooting on Monday at tho trade union Jieadquar- iers. The resolution demajid (1) Pdaoe without annexations or in- demnities on a basis of the right of self-determination of poopies. (2) Active participation of Labour from all countries in tho peace negotiations. (3) Seizure of food stocks, for the purpose of proper food supply. (4) Raising of the state of siege and abolition of militarisation of busi- ness works. (5) Liberation of persons imprisoned i for political offences. I (0) Democratization of The entire State organisation, by the intro- duction of general, secret, and equal suffrage fibr the Prussian Lower House. ———————

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