Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Monday, October 18, 2010

League for Industrial Democracy

LID as it has historically known, is devoted to the struggle for full racial equality, the abolition of poverty, the strengthening of trade unions and cooperatives, the expansion of civil liberties, the extension of public ownership and democratic economic planning, and the realignment of our political organizations with a view toward making them more responsive to the will of the people
League for Industrial Democracy

For Membership Information:

Box 5307 Johnstown, PA 15904-5307 (814) 682-3054

Liberating Goodness for the greater good

‎"Anarchism, having faith in the innate goodness within everyone, seeks
to establish the Golden Rule, by working from within the consciousness
of the individual while all other systems of society, working from
without, depend upon man-made laws and violence of the State to compel
men to act justly." - Ammon Hennacy

This innate goodness, however is enslaved to the selfish demands of materialism and capital. One must rely upon the liberating act of Christ at his redemption freely offered for the asking. Then this innate goodness can be set free and one is empowered by the union achieved through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vocation and Call

The Franciscan Missionaries of the Cross was born from the heart of Br Paul Zimmerman FMC in 2010. With the blessing of Archbishop Ian Charles Adrian on the 12th of August 2010 it was promulgated under his juristdiction of The Australian Old Catholic Church. And giving said Community his protection.

We are all called to be holy in this life. Some have been called to the Religious life. Some have entered and for various reasons left. To then feel that isolated and rejected feelings that often occur. But deep down, that calling of God is still inside. For various reasons they are not able to continue their vocation as a religious. FMC is there to fill that void. If you have that calling inside of you to be religious whether you are married or single, male or female, we are all in the same community, no distinction. FMC could be for you. Some live in Community and others in their own home.

To support ourselves we continue with our regular work which helps us and the needs of others less fortunate about us.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund

With current cutbacks in government support systems, a huge hole in the social safety net has been created. This affects many unemployed workers who are losing their benefits, many unemployed have already lost their homes from illegal foreclosures and the disabled workers are seriously hurting. It is for this reason I have with the help of the Social Democrats-USA and the league for Industrial Democracy have initiated the Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund. I know the times are hard and giving is very difficult, but those who have fallen through the cracks it is going to be even harder. it does not look like things are going to get better either. So I ask you to ask the Spiritual Progressives to endorse this project and help us get it off the ground.

The funds purpose is two fold. The first is to provide emergency assistance grants to unemployed and disabled workers and the second is to provide funding to worker initiated local projects such as hospitality house, food distribution programs, collective coffee houses etc. it will be privately supported by individualist, unions, Foundations and Churches.

The Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund, a project of the League for for Industrial Democracy. A fund to address the needs of the unemployed worker and disabled. Providing funds for worker initiated projects and provide emergency assistance grants to individuals in crisis.
PO Box 5307
Johnstown, PA,
Checks or Money Orders to:League for Industrial Democracy. In the memo portion, Robert/Upton Sinclair Mutual Aid Fund

In the depression, many worker organizations, set up a fund of this nature to help unemployed and disabled worker and families.

With all of the budgets cuts, the refusal to allow cost of living adjustments, and the on going senseless wars costing billions of dollars and untold mysery and lives taht our government is forcing upon the American taxpayer, the resonsibility really does lay on a Congress and a President who have hearts and a conscience which is lacking today. I am on the very brink of losing my housing, personl appeals have turned up nothing, and should I lose my current housing,it will literaly be a death sentence waiting on the isolated streets. For on the street, there is no way of refrigerating my insulin and to carry my needles on my person puts me at risk with hard core drug addicts and the Police who do not know in the immediate moment that i am diabetic.

Untold hundreds or even thousands who fall through the safety net of social services have faced similar dilemmas, and many die as voiceless victims of a system which cares more for the wars of dominations than for those who harbor our streets. In the years that I myself had experienced the loneliness and desolation of being homeless, I had known 6 people who were diabetic and could not care for themselves in the manner they should died within a four year period. I also knew of one person with a terminal illness who was found dead near a dumpster one morning and was reported in the newspaper as one John Doe. He had no family to claim him.

An injury to one is an injury to all.

John Michael Talbot - Holy is His Name

Friday, October 8, 2010

Active Love

‎(Submitted to The Christian Left by Robert Mills) Robert says: "It is the laid back, 'let God do it all' tendency in the whole of the Body of Christ, the Church, that is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than the right wing conservatives taking over he Body of Christ. We must reflect and act as Jesus did to the moneychangers in the temple. After all, individually we are the temple of God."