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Webcast: Change For the Better Is Coming, If You Fight For It

There is an ongoing transformational shift underway in the world, as the era of geopolitics, with its destruction of nations through financial manipulations and wars, is being challenged by the emergence of a new era of “win-win” policies of mutual benefit, spearheaded by China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Developments in Asia, with the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao, China, provide examples which show that peaceful economic cooperation is not only possible, but is already underway. The benefits of this new era can be seen in new infrastructure projects throughout Eurasia, Africa, and in South and Central America, and the clamor to be included is also heard now in a number of nations in Europe.

The growing likelihood of a Trump-Putin summit is part of this new geometry, an indication that the U.S. President is breaking out of the containment intended by the fraudulent, so-called Russiagate allegations. For this moment of great opportunity to be realized, there must be an elevation in both the capabilities of creative thinking, and passionate activation, of citizens of all nations. Schiller Institute founder and President Helga Zepp LaRouche’s weekly webcasts are a critical part of elevating populations to the level required by this promising moment of history.

Help us organize to make these webcasts available to growing numbers of people, to bring new activists into the fight for the New Paradigm each week.


History Is Now Being Written in Asia! The EU Summit Must Follow the Example of Singapore!

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche — 

The contrast could hardly be clearer. In Singapore, the historic summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un launched a process that, beyond the region itself, could guarantee world peace for the future; at the same time, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) rang in a new era in building a new world order based on trust, harmony and joint development. On the other hand, there was the disunited, antagonistic G7 summit, whose European heads of state and government then returned home, only to plunge into a new dispute over the flare-up of the refugee crisis, and to react to that crisis with remedies as heinous as they are useless. It is high time for a policy reorientation on the old continent! The immediate opportunity to do so is the upcoming EU summit on June 28-29!

Notwithstanding all the cynical comments from the usual suspects in the mainstream media, the groundbreaking summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un would never have been possible without the spirit of the New Silk Road, that has swept over Asia in particular in recent years. Indeed, the idea of economically including North Korea in the integration of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union was very much present at last year’s Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. And at the Panmunjom Inter-Korean summit in April of this year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in presented his North Korean counterpart with a USB stick containing detailed plans for the economic development of the North.

The White House, in collaboration with the National Security Council, had prepared a video envisaging the perspective of a modern, industrialized, prosperous North Korea—a high-speed rail system, a Chinese maglev, industrial parks, a country on the rise – which Trump showed the North Korean Chairman during their meeting before the final press conference. One can only recommend to those minds in the West that have already been “categorized” and stuffed full of prejudices by the media, to watch Trump’s press conference themselves in the archives. A sovereign U.S. President presented the outcome of the summit: the total nuclear disarmament of North Korea, in return for security guarantees, the lifting of sanctions and the pledge to make North Korea prosperous. In addition, he announced the immediate end of the U.S.-South Korean military maneuvers. That will save a lot of money, he said, and they are “very provocative” anyway.

The people of both Koreas reacted ecstatically to the live broadcast of the Summit and the press conference. President Moon repeatedly commented with enthusiastic applause. We in Germany should recall the elation at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall to get a sense of the effect on the population there.

Not only did China and Russia in particular conduct important background negotiations with North Korea in the run-up to the summit, but the Russian government has also pledged to assist in economic development, while the Chinese government promised to help provide security guarantees for North Korea. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed the importance of resuming the six-party talks for an internationally secured implementation of the agreement. China’s Global Times wrote that the North Korean economy is by no means as dilapidated as is often assumed: “North Korea has economic and geographic advantages to join the B&R, which will help the country realize its economic potential. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight. However, getting North Korea into the B&R initiative to promote economic integration may be easier than what people would have imagined.”

The almost simultaneous SCO summit, which India and Pakistan attended for the first time as full members, was opened by President Xi Jinping with the greeting that the future will be guided by the spirit of Confucius, whose birthplace is in the same Shandong Province as the conference venue in Qingdao. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the proceedings of the conference as the beginning of a new era in creating an international order based on mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, respect for diversity and joint development. That, he explained, would transcend the outdated concepts of the clash of civilizations, the Cold War, zero-sum games, or exclusionary clubs.

How different was the G7 summit in Canada! The photo showing Mrs. Merkel, German Chancellor, in a confrontational attitude toward Trump, surrounded by the other heads of state and government, is likewise an expression of the break-up of the geopolitically oriented post-war order, of the “G6 against 1” formation. But actually it was only the G4, because Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte do not agree on the continuation of sanctions against Russia. The disunity of the Europeans is clearly visible on the issue of the refugee crisis. It should be obvious for everyone that neither the idea of turning back refugees at the EU’s external borders, by whatever method, is practicable, nor will there will be unity in the EU before the upcoming summit on the basis of the “solutions” proposed so far.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s proposal to turn away refugees on the German border, if they are already registered in another EU member country, will tend to lead to the end of the EU’s Schengen agreement, and thereby to the destruction of the foundation of the monetary union. The idea of so-called detention camps in countries such as Libya, which has sunk into internal chaos as a result of President Barack Obama’s military intervention, is so barbaric that it draws the oft-cited “western values” once and for all ad absurdum.

It is expected that by 2040, two billion people will be living in Africa, a huge part of them young people who need education, a job and more generally, a perspective for the future. What the African continent needs is massive investment in infrastructure, industrial capacities and agriculture, of precisely the type that China has made in the last 10 years. China thus helped reduce poverty in Africa from 56% in 1990 to 43% in 2012. At the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017, Xi Jinping explicitly and repeatedly proposed to Angela Merkel to cooperate with the New Silk Road in Africa. The German government, for its part, has repeatedly spoken of a “Marshall Plan for Africa,” but other than the usual green “sustainable” projects, detention camps, and the securing of the EU’s external borders, nothing has been forthcoming.

The new Undersecretary of State in the Italian Ministry of Development, Professor Michele Geraci, has just published a memorandum for cooperation between Italy and China, in which he identifies eleven sectors in which Italy has an existential interest to cooperate with China. Among other points, the paper states: “Africa and the migrants? Who can help Africa? China.” Geraci reports that China has invested the most in Africa and thanks to China, poverty in Africa has started to decrease for the first time. “China offers Europe and Italy in particular, an historical opportunity to cooperate for the social-economic stabilization of Africa, which we should absolutely not miss. Therefore, we must strengthen cooperation between Italy and China in Africa.”

If the Merkel government is still in place when this article appears, there is a very good way by which the present crises can be overcome – from the migrant crisis to the government crisis and the EU crisis. Taking the example set by the Singapore Summit—that real change is possible, and that the past does not determine the future—the German government should ensure that the agenda of the upcoming European Union summit on June 28-29 be quickly changed. EU cooperation with China’s New Silk Road initiative for the development of Africa should be made the sole subject on the agenda, and Xi Jinping or Wang Yi should be invited to attend, as well as some African heads of state who are already cooperating with China.

If the EU summit, the Chinese government representative, and the African representatives then pronounce in a joint declaration the commitment to undertake a joint crash program for a pan-African infrastructure and development program, and promise all the young people of Africa that the continent will overcome poverty in a short time, such a declaration, due to the participation of China, would have all the credibility in the world in Africa, and would change the dynamic in all the countries towards definite hope for the future, and thus would immediately effect a change in the migrant crisis. It would also free the EU from its current crisis of legitimacy, and give the European nations a mission which would place the unity of Europe on a great new level.

Will the heads of state and government of Europe manage to follow the example of Trump and Kim Jong-un? The prospect of developing Africa together with China, would also give President Trump the urgently needed opportunity to overcome the otherwise looming spiral of trade war, and to balance the [U.S.] trade deficit by increasing trade, primarily through investment in joint ventures in third countries.

The crisis in Europe, the migrant crisis, the crisis of the German government—they have all assumed such dimensions, that the opportunity for a change of course in policy can absolutely be seized. Needed now, are the people to make it happen.

 


Webcast: Trump and His Eurasian Allies Outflank the Dying British Empire

The contrast could not have been greater. While the dysfunctional nature of the dying G7, or G6, or G5 (!) — a remnant of British geopolitics which has dominated post-war policies — was on full display in Canada, an alternative global system was moving ahead in Qingdao, China, with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting, based on the “win-win” outlook of China’s New Silk Road policy. And while the destabilized leaders of the increasingly irrelevant G7 were left to whine about President Trump abandoning them — both figuratively and literally — Trump’s extraordinary summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a reflection of his orientation to Eurasia, as its success is in part due to his collaboration with leaders of China, Russia, South Korea and Japan.

And what do people living in the Transatlantic region know about this new Eurasian dynamic which is shaping the future? Unfortunately, since most of the officials of the “mainstream” political parties of the West continue to act in the interests of the geopolitical doctrine created by the British Empire, and the media spew forth Fake News to back it up, few are aware of the reality of the great global transformation underway.

Each week, Helga Zepp LaRouche, the founder of the Schiller Institute, provides a succinct and dramatic presentation, designed to put her viewers on the stage of history. In these weekly webcasts, she has provided both an overview of events, from the top-down, and a method of analysis, which give her viewers an opportunity to play a part in this transformation. Don’t miss her presentation this week, with your host Harley Schlanger, and make sure to inform as many others as possible, that this is their opportunity to break out from under the bubble of lies and disinformation, so they may catch the New Silk Road Spirit.


Webcast: Will Obama Administration Join Leading Brits on Trial as the Real “Collusion” Is Exposed?

Over the weekend, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein bowed to pressure, assigning the Justice Department’s (DOJ) Inspector General to investigate whether the FBI and DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Rosenstein added that if an investigation determines that was done, they would “take appropriate action.” New revelations are pointing to the role of not just FBI/DOJ corruption and crimes, but also violations by the CIA, especially former director John Brennan, in coordinating an operation against the Trump campaign with a foreign power — the British Empire, through its intelligence arms, GCHQ and MI6. The British-Obama networks behind Russiagate were operating on behalf of a global banking/financial cartel, centered in the City of London and Wall Street. As its dirty tricks in running a regime change coup against President Trump are increasingly being exposed, so too is it becoming apparent that its global speculative casino is heading toward a spectacular collapse. They are resorting to their old stand-bys — using coups, proxy wars, terrorism, sanctions and blackmail — to try to bluff their way through.

But this time, it is different, as a New Paradigm, which will replace the old paradigm of the financial elites and their geopoliticians, is gaining strength. On Monday, the Schiller Institute’s Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who has been leading the fight for this New Paradigm, said that to stop the coup in the U.S., it is necessary to implement the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche, and mobilize for the United States and others, including Germany, to join the New Silk Road. “This war can be won,” she said. “We have come a long way, and there are more battles to be fought, but history will be shaped by the ideas of Lyndon H. LaRouche.” Mrs. LaRouche will push this battle forward with her weekly strategic webcast on Thursday, May 24. Join her and your host Harley Schlanger, to become a part of the movement shaping the future.


British Push Mideast Wars to Derail Emerging Four-Power Cooperation

In October 2009, speaking at the Dialogue of Civilizations Forum on the Island of Rhodes, Lyndon LaRouche developed the concept that an agreement among four leading powers — the U.S., China, Russia and India — can form the basis for creating a new global credit system, to replace the hopelessly bankrupt Trans-Atlantic financial system which crashed spectacularly a year earlier. In the last years, under the direction of China’s President Xi Jinping, that potential began to take concrete shape. With the election in 2016 of Donald Trump as President, in large part due to his rejection of the policies of war and financial speculation of his predecessors, it appeared that he was prepared to take steps to move the U.S. to join this agreement.

This alone explains the desperate moves against him, beginning with the fraudulent Russiagate accusations, cooked up by British intelligence networks and Obama’s intelligence officials. It also explains the push for sharper confrontation of the U.S. against Russia and China, including the Skripal affair, and the Douma false flag chemical weapons charges. The latest dangerous moves by Israel’s Netanyahu regime, against Syria, Iran, Lebanon, and the Palestinians, and the continuing genocidal war waged by the Saudis against Yemen, are part of this same deployment, to use war to stop the consolidation of LaRouche’s idea of a Four Power agreement.

Helga Zepp LaRouche has said that the only thing which can stop this Four Power dynamic, which has been gaining momentum around China’s leadership, with the Belt and Road Initiative, is war. The war drive from Britain must be defeated! Join Mrs. LaRouche and your host Harley Schlanger this Thursday, for the latest update on this fight, and what you can do to ensure that the Empire and its geopolitical insanity is brought to an end.


Webcast: As Tensions Mount, Keep an Eye on the Big Picture

The broader strategic implications of President Trump’s decision on the Iran deal are not yet clear. What is clear is that the British Empire and its allies intend to escalate the tension, especially between the U.S. and Russia, and between the U.S. and China. Their goal is to sabotage the New Paradigm, which is emerging around a Four Power agreement between China, Russia, India and the U.S., centered on China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative, which continues to win the support of the majority of governments, despite the desperate efforts of its geopolitical opponents, who are deploying sanctions, regime change, terrorism and proxy wars to stop it.

It must also be noted that the wheels continue to fall off the Russiagate steamroller, with judges issuing rulings challenging legal assassin Robert Mueller’s serial abuses of power. Further, the agencies behind it, especially the FBI, are being purged, through firings and resignations, in anticipation of indictments to come.

Now is not the time to engage in armchair musings, or depressed submission. Last week, Helga Zepp LaRouche issued a stirring challenge for an unprecedented mobilization, on behalf of the New Paradigm. Join her this week — ON WEDNESDAY — as she outlines what must be done to achieve victory over the degenerate oligarchs engaging in a collapsing defense of the Old Paradigm.


Webcast: The Empire Based in London Won’t Give Up: They Must, and Can Be Defeated

With one provocation after another, each more transparently false than the previous one, the war faction of City of London imperial oligarchs and their Wall Street neo-con/neo-lib partners continue their efforts to sabotage the potential of the New Paradigm, which is emerging in Eurasia to be a worldwide movement, with breathtaking speed. Though Russiagate, the Skripal poisoning, and the Douma chemical weapons False Flag hoax have been exposed as originating in the diseased minds of British intelligence circles, they are at it again, with Bibi Netanyahu claiming he has “proof” that Iran never ended its nuclear program, attempting to trap the U.S. into yet another disastrous war in the Middle East, and possible nuclear confrontation with Russia.

It is not enough to expose each fraud as it emerges. The unique role of the Schiller Institute, especially through the global role played by our founder, Helga Zepp LaRouche, is to focus attention on the intent of those engaging in these provocations, to pre-empt them from fulfilling that intent, which is to keep the world divided, at war, so that a unilateral degenerate Trans-Atlantic “elite” can remain the dominant power in the world.

But their power is diminishing, as they have increasingly been forced to act in their own name, thereby exposing themselves. Their ability to keep control has also been diminishing, due to the challenge from the New Silk Road, and the New Paradigm it represents.

In the last weeks, diplomatic and economic events and summits have greatly advanced the New Paradigm. It is essential that the voice of the Schiller Institute be magnified, through an expanding membership and a growing audience for our weekly webcast. Join us this week with your host Harley Schlanger, and help us expand the numbers who catch the New Silk Road Spirit.


Webcast: London-Based Empire Exposed — Door Open for Trans-Atlantic Economic Change

With well-deserved doubt greeting every strategic claim coming from the City of London and its allied forces on Wall Street and in Brussels, resulting from the ongoing exposure of their lies, e.g. on “Russiagate” and the use of “chemical weapons”, there is an unprecedented opportunity to break with the Old Paradigm on its weakest flank, the lie that the economy is strong and growing. In reality, the only thing growing is the danger of a new blowout, as there are new warnings daily of problems in the banking and financial system, due to an unsustainable bubble of all forms of debt. It was a similar confluence of bad debt and bloated leverage which led to Lyndon LaRouche’s prophetic warning, in July 2007, of an inevitable, coming blowout of the financial system, at a time when the consensus was that the economy was “strong.”

With the emergence of a model which promotes real physical growth of the economy, through the expansion of China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI), the Schiller Institute’s Helga Zepp LaRouche has been emphasizing that the time is now for the economic program developed by her husband, known as “LaRouche’s Four Basic Laws;” to be implemented. There is no reason to tolerate a new crash, with the death and misery it would create, when a proven alternative is gaining support among the majority of nations. Further, it is the desperate attempt to save the old system which is behind the drive for war coming from the imperial crowd, which would risk the annihilation of the human race, rather than give up the fictional values of their financial holdings.

The Schiller Institute has launched an offensive, to get out the truth about the financial oligarchs and their neocon war mongers, and to mobilize governments to adopt LaRouche’s Four Laws, and join the BRI. Get the latest update from Helga on this Thursday’s webcast, hosted by Harley Schlanger.


Webcast: False Flags, Fake News, Regime Change In Washington Exposed As Made In London

With each passing day, revelations are emerging which show that not only are the “news stories” proliferating in the media about Presidents Trump, Putin, Xi, and Syria’s Assad full of lies, but come from London-directed networks, which are out to sabotage the potential for peace through development, which is the aim of the new “win-win” paradigm which is emerging with the New Silk Road global program. These networks, centered in the City of London, British intelligence and the May government provided blatantly false reports on the Skripal poisoning and the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Working with Macron of France, they pushed for an attack on Syria and Russia, before an investigation was begun, much less completed.

These are the same networks which are “colluding” with U.S. intelligence circles associated with the Obama administration, to carry out a regime change in Washington, D.C.

Due to their deceit, the world edged closer to World War III, with the strikes last Friday, April 13, against Syria. While the attacks were limited this time, probably due to the influence of Trump, Defense Secretary Mattis and Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford, as well as clear warnings coming from Moscow, these networks will not stop until they have successfully carried out regime change in Washington and Damascus, as well as in Moscow and Beijing.

Associates of the Schiller Institute have been at the forefront in exposing these lies, while explaining their origin, in London, but also their cause: the rejection by these circles of the New Paradigm, which Helga Zepp LaRouche has played a leading role in bringing into existence. Listen to Mrs. LaRouche’s webcast this Thursday, hosted by Harley Schlanger, to get the latest on these developments, and a strategy for victory over these desperate imperial forces.


Webcast: British False Flag Provocations Put War Danger At “Red Alert” Level

As this announcement goes out, midday on the U.S. East Coast on April 10, there is a “red alert” over the possibility of general war breaking out in the days ahead, due to a series of provocations coming from the highest levels of the British Empire. As the attempt to blame Russia for the alleged poisoning of British double agent Skripal and his daughter collapsed, when experts from the U.K.’s chemical weapons lab at Porton Down could not confirm that the substance used against the Skripals came from Russia, the London-based “White Helmets” were trotted out, claiming — without evidence — that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in East Ghouta, This triggered calls in the UN Security Council for action against Syria, but also against Iran and Russia, coming from the Brits, the French, and neo-cons in the U.S.

The third provocation was the raid on the office of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, based on a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, related to charges against Trump coming from porn star Stormy Daniels. Though Mueller’s investigation of Cohen has nothing to do with allegations that Trump colluded with Putin to win the 2016 election, the origin of all three provocations are the same — all are part of the campaign by City of London imperial forces, and their Wall Street neo-con allies, to prevent Trump from succeeding in his campaign promises to end regime-change wars, and to form a positive collaborative relationship with Russia’s President Putin.

A release from the LaRouche Political Action Committee called the raid of Cohen’s office an “outright attempt to blackmail this President [Trump] into the war he was elected to stop.” Helga Zepp LaRouche said of this situation, that we “are sitting on a powder keg.” Join her this Thursday with your host Harley Schlanger, as she presents the inside story behind the desperate British war drive, and the necessary steps to shut it down.


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