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I Does Peace Matter ? I

Merthyr Miners and Strike.


IMerthyr Crime. j

Opening of the Peace Campo…


Opening of the Peace Campo I "Ii FIRST MEETING OF NEW MERTt-It. BODY. J The newly-established Anti-Gonsariptio11 Peace Council for the Borough held itS public meeting to demand that steps s taken by our Government to bring Peace, in Bentley's Hall on Sunday last- Mr. John Adkins presided over a goOd' tendance, and the speakers were Messrs- Jenkins and W. IEI. Evans (Merthyr). Mr. Jenkins p-oint+-d that the nev'11' oiety was composed of many societies town, all the members of which were nO cialists—not even Labour men; many, were orthodox Liberals on every other gO but this, but they were all at one in tb mand that Peace should come. The JU8' thing about this war was that there i really sustained agitation for PeaoeJl11 country, although this had always beou til re of all other wars. Actually one t have expected, after the educative wor had been done, that the very opposite tt would have been the case. He knew th v was not popular to be on the side of stl agitation, but it had got to be done, i there was no merer appropriate pJaœ to  Peac?. Campaign than in the M?rthyr J oughs (Hear, hear.) 'The Borough was ¡ m 1S32. and for the majority of yea?) it had had representation it had al3\. m the British House of Commons a e? tative who took his stand against waT  its aspeots. Henry Richard, from  f had fought against every war, and he that he owed his seat to the uncomp? stand that he had taken against the War in 1868. After him we had Keir whom we had only just lost. and who. J House of Commons, stood alone p?actic? J defied the whole lot. (Cheers.? All tha" I.L.P. had prophesied in respect to the r" was being realised, and if the people f i only imagine what the facts of t.]-ii,, wax which they were familiar meant, they > have swept governments or anything tb$ opposed the coming of Peace out of tb? He ridiculed the idea, that war could be by war. and showed the folly of such > tions as a "crushing military vjotol.-V. was only equalled by the foolish attempt the war by financially ruining the Cent1^ ers. whose economic destruction wox.W A same time cripple ourselves financially, b kind of talk had been common diirinlz polconic and Crimean Ware yet at the time that it was being uttered it 7 known that the governments were nago .> their terms of Peace, and he would to find that the same was true f The reason for this Peace Campaign (! monstrate to the Powers that be that pie of the land were not so dull as t credited with being. The German and i people undoubtedly felt as we did d question, and it was our task to get ]11].1 with them, and with the people of other countries implicated in this apPcØ¡,J astrophy. There were, of (course, ing to prevent this from happening, b Ji must be overcome. If it was to be a or financial war, then the war might for another two, four or ten years. TO that the people who were the greats. ei-s from war must be got at. fo" 9- lieved that the heart of the peoples to-day to end this war. la Mr. W. H. Evans called attention ^i !V unscrupulous use that had been m&de law of suggestion by the military- casto and the other belligerent countries, tended that the time had now come mocracy should use the same law A selves. He was convinced that no ?' right time to strike for Peace. He ?p- h pro-German, or pro-British, but P?? ? t\1 (Applause.) The movement must a rc militarism by the Pacifists. The m??' was un-moral. It had no remiti moral iaw, because its ba&is was the be W the law of brute force. It recognise** |V tion but had no cognisance of co-f>V.Q which competition was but an QxpreSS10 # %p) emphatically denied tbat there was w S between the workers of the different § mit they had been hypnotised into tn I 1 that such a qnarrel did exist. ,iJ I

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