The Manifesto of the Italian Fasci of Combat known as the Fascist Manifesto, was the initial declaration of the political stance of the Fasci Italiani di Combattimento the movement founded in Milan by Benito Mussolini in 1919 and an early exponent of Fascism. The Manifesto was authored by national syndicalist Alceste De Ambris and the futurist poet Filippo Marinetti; the Manifesto is divided into four sections, describing the movement's objectives in political, social and financial fields. Politically, the Manifesto calls for: Universal suffrage with a lowered voting age to 18 years, voting and electoral office eligibility for all age 25 and up. Selections to be made of professionals or of tradesmen with legislative powers, elected directly to a general commission with ministerial powers. In labor and social policy, the Manifesto calls for: The quick enactment of a law of the state that sanctions an eight-hour workday for all workers. In military affairs, the Manifesto advocates: Creation of a short-service national militia with defensive responsibilities.
In finance, the Manifesto advocates: A strong progressive tax on capital. These early positions reflected in the Manifesto would be characterized by Mussolini in the Doctrine of Fascism as "a series of pointers, hints which, when freed from the inevitable matrix of contingencies, were to develop in a few years time into a series of doctrinal positions entitling Fascism to rank as a political doctrine differing from all others, past or present." Of the Manifesto's proposals, the commitment to corporative organisation of economic interests was to be the longest lasting. Far from becoming a medium of extended democracy, parliament became by law an Fascist-picked body in 1929. Fascism's pacifist foreign policy ceased during its first year of Italian government. In September 1923, the Corfu crisis demonstrated the regime's willingness to use force internationally; the greatest success of Fascist diplomacy was the Lateran Treaty of February 1929: which accepted the principle of non-interference in the affairs of the Church.
The St. Mary's Church Complex Historic District is a historic district located at the junction of Elm Avenue and North Monroe Street in the city of Monroe, Michigan, it was listed as a Michigan Historic Site and added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1982. The complex itself consists of four buildings; the centerpiece of the district is St. Mary Church at 117 North Monroe Street; the church traces its origins to the St. Antoine aux Rivière Raisin, founded on October 15, 1788, it is the oldest church in Monroe County; the current site was constructed in 1834, consecrated in 1839, renamed in 1845. That year, the church fell under the leadership of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was founded in Monroe the same year. In 1846, St. Mary Academy was an all-girls educational facility built down the road from the church, while Monroe Catholic Central was an all-boys school built right next to the main church; these two schools merged in 1986 to form the coeducational St. Mary Catholic Central high school, which stayed in the expanded Monroe Catholic Central building next to the church at 108 West Elm Avenue.
It remains there to this day as the largest building in the historic district and the largest private school in the county. The original church building remained unchanged from its completion in 1839 until it was expanded in 1903; the Brothers of the Holy Cross residential building was constructed in 1870, the St. Mary Parochial Elementary School was completed in 1903; the current rectory was added to the north side of the church in the 1920s. All of these buildings have their own unique architecture. With only some additions to the SMCC building, the remaining buildings on the complex have remained unchanged since the 1920s. Today, St. Mary Church is one of the most important religious institutions in Monroe; the St. Mary's Church Complex Historic District is bordered to the west by Borgess Avenue, to the north by West Willow Street, to the south by Elm Avenue, to the east by North Monroe Street for an area of about 60 acres; the district is located across Elm Avenue from the George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument and across North Monroe Street from the East Elm-North Macomb Street Historic District.
The church complex is located just across the River Raisin from the Old Village Historic District. Media related to Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at Wikimedia Commons St. Mary Church homepage St. Mary Middle School, part of Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools St. Mary Catholic Central High School
Alabama Moon is a 2009 American coming-of-age film directed by Tim McCanlies and starring Jimmy Bennett and John Goodman, based on the book Alabama Moon by Watt Key. The story takes place in the forests of Alabama. Jimmy Bennett as Moon Blake John Goodman as Mr. Wellington Uriah Shelton as Kit Gabriel Basso as Hal Mitchell Clint Howard as Constable Davy Sanders J. D. Evermore as Oliver Blake Elizabeth Jackson as Rachael Gene Michael P. Sullivan as Mr. Gene Walter Breaux as Mr. Carter John McConnell as Mr. Mitchell Peter Gabb as Mr. Albroscotto Mark Adam Miller as Mike Blake Colin Ford as Moon Blake The film was awarded the Dove Foundation Family Approved seal in 2010. Official website Alabama Moon on IMDb Alabama Moon at AllMovie Alabama Moon at Rotten Tomatoes