The Schiller Institute https://schillerinstitute.com A New Paradigm for the Survival of Civilization Sat, 13 Apr 2024 14:03:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://schillerinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-si-favicon-512-32x32.jpg The Schiller Institute https://schillerinstitute.com 32 32 Conference — The Oasis Plan: The LaRouche Solution for Peace Through Development Between Israel and Palestine and for All of Southwest Asia https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/13/conference-the-oasis-plan-the-larouche-solution-for-peace-through-development-between-israel-and-palestine-and-for-all-of-southwest-asia/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/13/conference-the-oasis-plan-the-larouche-solution-for-peace-through-development-between-israel-and-palestine-and-for-all-of-southwest-asia/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2024 05:00:49 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101802 Panel 1 • 11:00 am EDT • Creating the Conditions for Dialogue, Security, Peace, and Development in Southwest Asia

Moderator: Dennis Speed, Schiller Institute

  • Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian Ambassador to Denmark
  • H.E. Mounir Anastas, Palestinian Ambassador to UNESCO
  • H.E. Beryl Rose Sisulu, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Mexico
  • H.E. Donald Ramotar, Former President of Guyana
  • Connie Rahakundini Bakrie, Lecturer, strategic analyst (Indonesia)
  • H.E. Pavel Shidlovsky, Chargé d’Affaires of Belarus to the U.S. 
  • Prof. Georgy Toloraya, Director, Russian National Committee for BRICS Research
  • … and more

Panel 2 • 2:30 pm EDT • The Oasis Plan, The Physical Foundation for Economic Development of Southwest Asia

Moderator: Stephan Ossenkopp, Schiller Institute

  • Jason Ross, Schiller Institute Science Advisor
  • Ilya Andreev, First Secretary, Expert in Humanitarian Affairs, Russian Federation Mission to the United Nations
  • Dr. Pierre Berthelot, Associate Researcher at IPSE, member of the Académie de l’Eau and director of the journal Orients Stratégiques
  • Dr. Kelvin Kemm, nuclear physicist, former Chairman, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
  • … and more, including a U.S. hydrologist and proponent of nuclear desalination

Invitation

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On February 18, The LaRouche Organization released a 14-minute video entitled, “The Oasis Plan: LaRouche’s Solution for the Middle East.”

“The whole world is witness to the horrors being inflicted upon the Palestinian people, shared with us every day in video form,” opens the video. “But the destruction continues, actively supported by the United States and a diminishing number of other countries. Humanity’s moral fitness to survive is being tested. The horror show must end, starting with an immediate, unconditional ceasefire.” This must be accompanied by a massive flow of humanitarian assistance to Gaza, and work towards a political solution to the crisis, including the existence and full international recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state.”But without economic development,” the video states, “without a viable and meaningful path of progress into the future, political agreements in themselves are unsustainable. The people of the region must know that their children will enjoy a better future, a better life. Peace through economic development is the only successful basis for a lasting, just peace in the region. This is what Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin came to realize — there is no purely military basis for peace or security; development is essential.”

How can the Israelis and Palestinians ever make peace after what has happened? Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder and international leader of the Schiller Institute, emphasizes that we cannot solve this conflict, or any conflict, by remaining on the level of the conflict. Using a concept from Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464) called the coincidence of opposites, she urges us to rise above the level of despair, hatred and vengeance, to find a common interest in increasing the welfare of all the people through economic development of the region as a whole.  

We urgently need an inspiring vision of a future in which the Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side. “Peace through development” is the name of the concept Lyndon LaRouche (1922–2019) and his co-thinkers have proposed since 1975, and not only here, in the form of the Oasis Plan, but for the whole world in the form of the World Land-Bridge.

The Oasis Plan focused primarily on addressing the greatest barrier to development in the region — the shortage of fresh water — through the construction of a network of desalination plants, ideally nuclear powered, that could turn the plentiful seawater into freshwater. And these plants would not only be on the Mediterranean coast; they would be built along two new canals: one connecting the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, and another connecting the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean.By cooperating to fight the desert, rather than each other, the people of the region will better be able to recognize the humanity in each other, the common capability of human beings to discover principles of nature and to transform our relationship to the environment around us.There are no human animals.
The Oasis Plan is not only for Israel and Palestine, and the neighboring countries, but the whole Southwest Asia region, including war-torn Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.  And it will only come about by rejecting geopolitics, and starting to build a new paradigm of international relations – a new security and development architecture.

Many speak about the day after. But the only way to get there is to give people hope right now. Now, it is urgent that the future vision of the Oasis Plan be known, developed, and supported, in order to chart a course out of death and destruction, towards mutually beneficial cooperation among sovereign nations.

As Helga Zepp-LaRouche said in a webcast on March 6, 2024, “You have to have hope! You have to give young people some perspective of having a decent future, where they can raise families, where they can have a normal life of studying, of doing useful things with their lives. Because if you don’t put this on the agenda, what will happen is that even if you get some kind of a partial solution or a ceasefire, but you don’t have a perspective of hope, you will have new waves of conflict, of terrorism, of all kinds of even war. So, are we the intelligent species, or not? And that is the real question….”
“But I think if we all mobilize,” she continued, “if we would get some countries, some heads of state, some former heads of state, some Nobel Prize winners, or any combination of really top religious leaders, to come out and say: the only way is peace through development, the new name for peace is development, and here is the Oasis Plan which can do it, that would inspire everybody. It would inspire the people in the region, it would inspire the neighboring countries, it would really—and I have thought about it a lot and the proposal made by my late husband Lyndon LaRouche, already in 1975, it’s still the only way to get peace in the Middle East!”

The memory of those who have perished, and to give hope to the living, demands that we summon the courage to make peace through development.

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International Peace Coalition Meeting: Overcoming the Tragedy of Geopolitics https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/12/international-peace-coalition-meeting-overcoming-the-tragedy-of-geopolitics/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/12/international-peace-coalition-meeting-overcoming-the-tragedy-of-geopolitics/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2024 03:21:37 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101887 by Kevin Gribbroek

If I stopped to think about what is going on in each part of the world, I would only have time to cry. Therefore, I have to do something to act.

Lyndon H. LaROuche Jr.

April 12—One day before the Schiller Institute’s historic Oasis Plan conference, the International Peace Coalition (IPC) convened its 45th consecutive meeting, a remarkable but also crucial accomplishment, given the precarious state of world affairs. A major theme of the meeting was why a new paradigm of peace through development is the only means of resolving major geopolitical flash points, which could very quickly ignite World War III—with a particular focus on the Ukraine war, Southwest Asia, and growing tensions in the South China Sea.

This week’s featured speakers included:

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder Schiller Institute

Dr. George Koo, Retired business consultant specializing in U.S.-China Trade, and Chairman, Burlingame Foundation

Rubén Guzzetti, Argentine Institute for Geopolitical Studies (IADEG)

Coleen Rowley, former FBI special agent and whistleblower

Ray McGovern, former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute and co-founder of the IPC, began the proceedings with a strategic briefing on the very dangerous developments concerning the escalating showdown between the U.S./UK and their various satellites on one side, and Russia/China/Iran on the other. The most “acute and urgent” threat is that of war between Israel and Iran, driven by Israel’s April 1 missile attack against the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria. This could rapidly escalate to global war.

Zepp-LaRouche called on IPC participants to go all out mobilizing for the Oasis Plan conference, which could not have come at a timelier moment. She said,

Unless we get to what we have been discussing from the very beginning, the new paradigm—where we overcome geopolitics with an architecture for security and development which includes all countries of the planet—the theaters of the potential wars will just shift from one crisis spot to the next…. So that should fuel our efforts to really fight for a peace solution which must be just, for all sides. Because the lesson from the Peace of Westphalia is that unless it is just, and takes into account the interests of all, it cannot work.

Helga Zepp-larouche

The next speaker, Dr. George Koo, focused on developments in the “Pacific arena.” He reported on the very positive development of former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, who recently visited mainland China with a youth delegation. After an excellent meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Xi said, “After all, the future of Taiwan and the mainland will be up to the young generation…. Ma Ying-jeou will be welcome to bring another group anytime.” He contrasted this visit with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s recent trip to Beijing, where she criticized China for its “overcapacity.” According to Koo, this is an admission by the U.S. that it can no longer compete with China. He warned against the United States using its “loyal lap dogs”—Japan, South Korea and the Philippines—as proxies against China. Like President Putin, President Xi does not bluff and will take active measures to protect China’s national sovereignty.

Rubén Guzzetti began his remarks by expressing the IADEG’s full solidarity with the Schiller Institute, and support for its initiatives against the “onslaught of Western powers, which is leading us into a dead end.” He then proceeded to report on the history of Western efforts to subjugate the peoples of South America, starting with the 1806–07 British invasion and occupation of Buenos Aires. This intensified after World War II with the consolidation of the United States as the “new Western empire.” Today, the estimate is that the U.S. and UK have 77 military bases in South America. The election of Javier Milei as President of Argentina has further opened the door for U.S./NATO subversion of the continent. But the IADEG has a plan to fight this government, and will be holding a national mobilization on May 9.

Coleen Rowley, a former FBI agent, legal expert and whistle blower, reported that she will be participating in the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, in which volunteers will be sailing relief ships laden with 5,500 tons of food and medicine to the shores of Gaza to provide aid for the Palestinians. She asked all IPC participants to do everything possible to spread news of the Freedom Flotilla. Even though relief workers have been killed, in the aftermath of the ICJ’s ruling against Israel, maximum publicity surrounding the Flotilla’s mission may succeed in causing Israel to back off. However, in the past, besides outright murder, Israel had taken people engaged in this type of relief effort prisoner, a risk Rowley and her fellow volunteers are willing to take: “If we can end the siege of Gaza, that could be a first step towards peaceful development in the rest of the world.” Helga Zepp-LaRouche pledged that she would make sure that news of the Flotilla will be circulated every day internationally to focus the eyes of the world on this courageous initiative.

Ray McGovern, following Rowley, asked : Why does President Joe Biden “insist on challenging the rest of the world, including two major nuclear powers?” Biden himself answered that question during a recent 60 Minutes interview: When asked if he thought it would be unwise to get involved in a two-front war, he said, “We’re the United States of America—the most powerful country in the history of the world!”—madness, according to McGovern. He asked that everyone hope and pray that his good friend Coleen Rowley and the Flotilla expedition succeed in getting the food and medicine into Gaza.

Dennis Small of the Schiller Institute opened the discussion with the news flash that the Embassy of South Africa in Mexico had just posted an invitation for the Oasis Plan conference to both their Facebook and X social media accounts. The Ambassador of South Africa to Mexico, H.E. Beryl Rose Sisulu, will be speaking at the conference.

Bolivar Télles, a leader of the Central American and Caribbean Critical Thought organization in Nicaragua, reported on his nation’s case against Germany before the ICJ, accusing Berlin of violating the Genocide Convention by providing Israel with military support. Germany has emphatically denied these charges.

Zepp-LaRouche referring to the report by Télles, characterizing the German government’s harsh rejection of the charges as “tragic.” Germany, she said does not bare sole responsibility for the Holocaust detailing international support for Hitler. “Collective guilt” is being used as a means of manipulating the German people into supporting Israel no matter what. With the growing recognition by the Global South of the genocide against the Palestinians, if Germany, along with the U.S. and EU, continue their support for Israel’s mass murder of civilians, they will be isolated from the rest of the world. This is a tragedy, because a new economic system will not function without the U.S. and Europe: “It creates the seed of a geopolitical catastrophe.”

This can be changed, she concluded, “because we have the overwhelming majority of the people of the world at our side.” In reference to the Oasis Plan conference, she said it is the “starting point of a real revolution” to usher in the new era of “peace through development, because nothing else will solve the problem.”

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Spring Concert 2024 featuring selections from Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/12/spring-concert-2024-featuring-selections-from-rossinis-petite-messe-solonnelle/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/12/spring-concert-2024-featuring-selections-from-rossinis-petite-messe-solonnelle/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2024 20:32:28 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101842

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Featuring selections from Giaochino Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle and African-American Spirituals.

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Webcast: Geopolitics is Heading straight for World War III, April 10, 11am Eastern https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/09/webcast-genocidal-nato-war-hawks-intent-on-world-war-iii-april-10-11am-eastern/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/09/webcast-genocidal-nato-war-hawks-intent-on-world-war-iii-april-10-11am-eastern/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2024 15:25:37 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101728 Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue April 10, 11am Eastern/4pm CET and help usher in the Year of the New Paradigm for all Humanity. Send your questions, thoughts and reports to questions@schillerinstitue.com or ask them in the live stream.

April 8, 2024 (EIRNS)—The British-American gambit to use NATO’s advance through Ukraine to demolish Russia and overthrow the Putin government, has been a monumental failure, as even the blind can see. A half-million Ukrainian lives later, what does the London-Washington axis propose to do? Double down on strategic stupidity, and now send NATO troops directly to Ukraine, and dance right up to the brink of thermonuclear war with Russia.

The Netanyahu government—with Washington and London’s full complicity—has engaged in genocide in Gaza with such chutzpah that it has earned them all a well-deserved place in the docket of a new Nuremberg Tribunal. Are they at last looking for a way to settle matters through negotiations? Don’t hold your breath.

Rather, the NATO war machine is aggressively expanding into the Pacific theater, a policy which will be pushed hard at this week’s summit meeting of President Biden with Japan’s Kishida and the Philippines’ Marcos—with some think-tankers even proposing that the U.S. go to war with China over the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea! And NATO is also rapidly spreading its reach into the South Atlantic as well, with last week’s visit to Argentina by the head of the U.S. Southern Command, General Laura Richardson.

Why is this happening? Can we not learn from our mistakes?

“I think that the larger problem, larger than the specifics of Ukraine, NATO against Russia, danger of widening of the Middle East war, the larger issue is geopolitics,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche argued in a discussion with associates today. “Because even if one would find a solution to the Ukraine war and the Middle East war, as long as the West—meaning NATO, the U.S., EU, U.K.—as long as they are determined to keep the neoliberal unipolar dominance of the world, and regard emerging countries as enemies, and all the more so when they are allied with China, Russia and the BRICS in building a new system; as long as they regard that as the enemy, they will keep finding war scenarios.”

Zepp-LaRouche continued: “That is why only our approach (will work): first to demonstrate the concept of peace through development with the Oasis Plan, but then in a larger way to establish a new security and development architecture, where the principle of peace through development is applied to the whole world. Unless we accomplish that, I don’t think this present escalation to World War III will cease, simply because the scenarios and theaters may shift and change, but the overall oligarchical imperial control as a motivation will remain.”

Zepp-LaRouche then pointed to the importance of this week’s filing by Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, charging Germany with violating the Genocide Convention by sending large amounts of weapons to Israel—which itself has been ordered by the ICJ to cease its actions in Gaza which constitute a plausible case of genocide. “The fact that this took place is absolutely important,” Zepp-LaRouche stated. “No matter what the ruling elites may think, that they can just ignore it and reject it, you can be sure that the eyes of the Global South and the whole world will be on that situation.”

“It is the case of humanity which is on trial, and not just the plight of the Palestinians,” she concluded. “So let’s organize up a storm for the Oasis Plan conference on April 13, and let’s keep in mind that we need to get to a new paradigm altogether.”

Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue April 10, 11am Eastern/4pm CET and help usher in the Year of the New Paradigm for all Humanity. Send your questions, thoughts and reports to questions@schillerinstitue.com or ask them in the live stream.

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44th International Peace Coalition Meeting: ‘Create a Vision of How You Want the World to Be’ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/05/44th-international-peace-coalition-meeting-create-a-vision-of-how-you-want-the-world-to-be/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/05/44th-international-peace-coalition-meeting-create-a-vision-of-how-you-want-the-world-to-be/#respond Sat, 06 Apr 2024 02:06:42 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101671

I think the one element which is absolutely irreplaceable, is the idea of what we do to put the world together. And I also think that what Prof. Garzon said—how this can only function if you have regional integration. That is something which absolutely needs to be put on the agenda. We need a concrete plan of how to put the world back into order, of which the Oasis Plan is one big part. And as we will discuss next week , this is not a plan just about reconstruction of Palestine, of Gaza, but it is a plan to solve the problem between Israel and Palestine, by taking the entire region, from India to the Mediterranean, from the Caucuses to the Gulf. All of Southwest Asia has to be part of an integrated plan of reconstruction for it to work.

Helga zepp-larouche, founder of the schiller institute

April 5—Helga Zepp-LaRouche offered this example of the “top-down” policy formulation-process that the International Peace Coalition, which held its 44th consecutive weekly meeting today, must engage in. Today’s featured speakers were:

  • Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder of the Schiller Institute;
  • Prof. Richard Anderson Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories from 2008 to 2014;
  • Jens Jørgen Nielsen, historian, author, former Moscow correspondent of the Danish newspaper Politiken, representative of the Russian-Danish Dialogue, Denmark;
  • Francis Anthony Boyle, American human rights lawyer and professor of international law at University of Illinois, counsel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to the Provisional Government of the Palestinian Authority;
  • Prof. Fernando Garzón, architect, urban planner and leader of the Ecuadorian-Palestinian Union, adviser to various UN agencies, the Inter-American Development Bank, and others.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche opened the proceedings with an update on the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine. She asserted that with all that has transpired in Gaza, the fact that leading nations are still sending weapons to Israel is indicative of “the collapse of the moral order of the world.” She said of the devastation there, that “the only way to stop it would be that the United States puts its foot down, which they could, but they’re not doing it.”

Noting the recent observances of the 75th anniversary of NATO, Zepp-LaRouche remarked, “If you look at the actual history of NATO, it was not a defensive alliance.” She reviewed the history of its illegitimate actions, and said that in particular, the Libyan war was the beginning of the destruction of the UN, noting that her husband, Lyndon LaRouche, said at the time that this was the beginning of the war against Russia and China. Since that time, Zepp-LaRouche concluded, “NATO wars have killed 4 1/2 million people.”

She asserted that the UN Security Council is effectively defunct due to the abuse of the veto, followed by the statement of White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby that UNSC resolutions are not binding. “We are in a lawless situation,” she said. “We have entered the world of jungle already.”

Zepp-LaRouche concluded by encouraging all to participate in the Schiller Institute’s [[Oasis Plan conference]] [[https://schillerinstitute.nationbuilder.com/oasis_conference_20240413]] next week.

Former UN special rapporteur, Prof. Richard Falk, presented an impassioned defense of his colleague, special rapporteur for occupied Palestine Francesca Albanese, who recently issued a formal report titled, “Anatomy of a Genocide.” Falk described her report as being ”… in my judgment, the most objective and meticulously researched and analyzed assessment of the genocidal dimensions of what Israel has been doing in Gaza.” Falk recalled his own prior experience as Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine, during which he also endured “a series of smears, death threats and unpleasantness… and in my case, additionally compounded by being called a ‘self-hating Jew.’”

Falk called what is happening in Gaza “the most original, transparent genocide in all of history…. This is a case where the perceptions of people around the world are taking place in real time, with overwhelming evidence that is supplied by the imagery shown nightly on TV and by the self-justifying language used by Israeli leadership to dehumanize the Palestinian people.”

Jens Jørgen Nielsen offered his assessment of the strategic crisis, saying that leading politicians “regard the present situation as a sort of computer game.” “People wind up hating their counterparts so much that they are willing to hurt themselves to inflict harm on the other….We are trapped in our own toxic narratives and psychological distortions.” Nielsen called for a return to diplomacy, like that which saved the world at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. Instead, he lamented, “it seems that Western politicians have a race to see who can use the most derogatory terms about Putin.”

Prof. Francis Boyle proposed five measures that can be taken to resolve the crisis in Gaza:

  • Suspend Israel’s participation in the activities of the UN General Assembly, along the lines of what the General Assembly did in response to apartheid in South Africa;
  • Convene a war crimes tribunal against Israel, similar to the one against Yugoslavia to which he was a party;
  • Sever diplomatic relations with Israel;
  • Issue economic sanctions against Israel;
  • Have the UN general assembly admit Palestine as a full-fledged member.

This was followed by a dialogue with Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who endorsed Boyle’s proposal to give Palestine full membership in the UN. She asked him to comment about her statement that the UN is defunct if the United States says resolutions are non-binding, to which he responded, “The statement that UN Security Council resolutions are non-binding is a bald-faced lie…under article 25 of the UN charter, all Security Council resolutions are binding.”

Professor Fernando Garzon described the conflict in Palestine as “…consequences of a scorched Earth strategy… to destroy any vestige of infrastructure,” following “75 years of continuous expulsion and elimination of its original population.” He emphasized the importance of creating a viable economy: “The Oslo agreements included a special chapter on development…. There never was implementation of this component.”

During the discussion period, a German participant proposed a “friendship concert” in Kaliningrad; preceded by a motorcade through European countries. Jack Gilroy of Veterans for Peace and Pax Christi, U.S.A. presented reports of anti-war actions around the country, including protests at weapons plants. Another participant described peace marches and related activity being held in Ibero-America.

To a question on how to avoid war with Russia, Zepp-LaRouche said, “You have to make the effort to understand the complexity of the whole world and put the one humanity first…. Treat other cultures as if they were your sons and daughters and grandparents.”

A video was shown of Kynan Thistlethwaite’s intervention against reporters and editors from the New York Times, Politico and the Guardian. Moderator Dennis Speed reported that “they basically froze and took an adjournment for five minutes.”

A final question was posed: “What does it mean to be optimistic under today’s circumstances?” Zepp-LaRouche turned to great thinkers, including astronomer Johannes Kepler, who said that the more you study the laws of the universe, the more you recognize the beauty of the plan of the Creator, and Gottfried Leibniz, who said that every evil will cause an even greater good to emerge. She concluded, “You must create within yourself a vision of how you want the world to be… If you do it, you will be happy.”

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IPC Meeting, Friday April 5: How close are we to world war? https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/04/ipc-meeting-friday-april-5-how-close-are-we-to-world-war/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/04/ipc-meeting-friday-april-5-how-close-are-we-to-world-war/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2024 20:07:41 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101663 International Peace Coalition General Meeting
Join us Friday April 5, at 11am EDT/5pm CET
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Today, responding to the first question on her weekly webcast, “How close are we to world war?” International Schiller institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche said:

“Well, I’m not in a position to say how close we are, but we are very close. Because both of these so-called regional crises, in Southwest Asia and Ukraine, have the immediate potential of escalation—intentional or not, by escalation or not….

“But I think what is most worrisome, something which has appeared, both with respect to the United States and Israel…is the apparent and obvious disregard for international law… I think the most ominous and most glaring example is the U.S. responding to the resolutions and decisions by the UN Security Council, with the argument that they regard them as non-binding…. Now that means that is the  UN Security Council, which is the only existing , and actually the highest institution of international lawfulness, of the rules-based order, if you want—if this is regarded as non-binding, then we are really in for trouble—because that means that there is no international institution that can be appealed to, and  we are entering a compete state of jungle lawlessness.”

The ongoing de-population of Gaza is not “collateral damage.” It is intentional, and has a policy precedent, under Kissinger, Brzezinski and Huntington, since the days of Vietnam, that was never rescinded. The policy, as stated by the United States State Department Office of Population Affairs representative Thomas Ferguson in the 1980s, was this:


“There is a single theme behind all our work —we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it.”

The 2023 order delivered by Boris Johnson to Ukraine’s Zelensky to reject negotiations with Vladimir Putin, depopulated Ukraine by millions. Now, especially after the insane terrorist attack on the Crocus center, thermonuclear war is our next, and final stop.

Sane heads must prevail, and quickly. The April 13 Schiller Institute conference, The Oasis Plan: The LaRouche Solution for Peace Through Development Between Israel and Palestine and for All of Southwest Asia must assemble a worldwide anti-Malthusian resistance, to ensure that every life in Palestine, and in the world, is sacred, that international law must prevail to prevent genocide, and that economic development must be the engine for peace.


We will be joined this week by:
Prof. Fernando Garzón (Ecuador): “The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Phase of the War-Torn Areas of Gaza.” Architect and urban planner, leader of the Ecuadorian-Palestinian Union. He has taught in various universities in Ecuador, and has been an adviser to various UN agencies, the Inter-American Development Bank, and others.


-Prof. Richard Anderson Falk (United States): professor emeritus of international law Princeton University, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories from 2008 to 2014.


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International Peace Coalition General Meeting
Join us Friday April 5, at 11am EDT/5pm CET
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Please share this invitation with your organizations and friends. Come with full organizing reports.

RSVP: Oasis Plan for Peace & Development Conference April 13, 2024
The memory of those who have perished, and to give hope to the living, demands that we summon the courage to make peace through development.Register for the conference and share the invitation with others.

The Kim Iverson Show Interviews Helga Zepp-LaRouche:
She detailed a method of thinking and action required to move the world from the current imminent global war to an active Peace of development, highlighting The LaRouche Oasis Plan.

READ: Our Outcry Must Not Come Too Late!
Let us mince no words. The world is now on a direct, short path to thermonuclear war. Don’t blame Russia, or China. We, in the trans-Atlantic world, are the problem, and with us lies the solution…

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Webcast: Permanent War or Peaceful Development: The Unique Approach of Lyndon LaRouche https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/webcast-permanent-war-or-peaceful-development-the-unique-approach-of-lyndon-larouche/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/webcast-permanent-war-or-peaceful-development-the-unique-approach-of-lyndon-larouche/#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2024 20:17:40 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101647 Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue April 3, 11am Eastern/4pm CET and help usher in the Year of the New Paradigm for all Humanity. Send your questions, thoughts and reports to questions@schillerinstitue.com or ask them in the live stream.

Israel has launched a missile strike against the Iranian Embassy in Damascus. Among those killed was a brigadier general of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. As international opprobrium against Israel grows, is this an effort to broaden the war? To force the direct participation of the United States, for example?

As the meat grinder in Ukraine continues, more voices are pointing out the obvious: Ukraine—with the “support” NATO has been providing it—cannot defeat Russia. Even Macron has indirectly acknowledged this with his proposal for directly deploying troops to Ukraine. Former German Gen. Harold Kujat (ret.) has said that if Ukraine does not negotiate, it may not exist. Elon Musk, whose Starlink system is crucial to the Ukrainian military activities, has said the same.

Israel’s attempts to shore up its fast-eroding support on the international stage are not working; is forcing support by broadening the war the new strategy? NATO leaders have incongruously claimed not only that Ukrainian membership in NATO would have prevented Russia from daring to invade but also that Russia will march on (NATO) Western Europe after finishing with Ukraine.

In an environment filled with as many paradoxes as the present, even the most persistent ostrich would have trouble keeping its head in the sand. Who could fail to see the incongruities demanding greater understanding, were it not for the numbing effects of such things as drugs, alcohol, and surrender to social media and doomscrolling, to occupy the mind till the opportunity for thought has expired?

In both cases—that of Gaza and Ukraine the status quo cannot continue: a shift will occur. But what will it be?

An avalanche of change is required. A growing call to achieve a new paradigm of security, intertwined with economic, cultural, and technological development. While events can prompt reflection, resolution comes from within.

Against the backdrop of the horrors confronting the world, we can use the beauty of the human species, the immense good and joy that can come with a thriving, peaceful future, to develop the inner devotion to overcome our inertia and implement a system of international and social relations that make possible the resolution of the seemingly irreconcilable.

Lyndon LaRouche’s Oasis Plan, presented afresh through an upcoming April 13 Schiller Institute conference, paints, paradoxically, the global environment in which peace is possible, as reified through a detailed plan for the development of water, transport, and energy infrastructure in Southwest Asia, to transform a zone of conflict into a crossroads of connectivity.

As the world shifts, how can it be ensured that it moves toward peace, rather than annihilation?

Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue April 3, 11am Eastern/4pm CET and help usher in the Year of the New Paradigm for all Humanity. Send your questions, thoughts and reports to questions@schillerinstitue.com or ask them in the live stream.

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Zepp-LaRouche on CGTN World Today Radio https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/zepp-larouche-on-cgtn-world-today-radio/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/zepp-larouche-on-cgtn-world-today-radio/#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2024 15:29:04 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101552 The CGTN radio program {World Today} interviewed Helga Zepp-LaRouche to discuss Germany’s legalization of the possession of personal amounts of marijuana. Zepp-LaRouche spoke to the policy change as a sign of decay of German society. Drug use damages the mind and prevents people from addressing the true crises of the present world. The idea that legalization will dry up the black market is false. Exposing young people to drugs is negative for character formation. And we know that there is a history of the use of drugs by intelligence agencies to control populations — as seen in the devastating Opium Wars against China. The same motives exist today in Germany. The legalization of marijuana in Germany exemplifies a trend in European politics.

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The Plan to Change the World for the Better | A Conversation with Helga Zepp-LaRouche https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/the-plan-to-change-the-world-for-the-better-a-conversation-with-helga-zepp-larouche/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/the-plan-to-change-the-world-for-the-better-a-conversation-with-helga-zepp-larouche/#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2024 09:38:36 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101525

On April 1, the widely viewed Kim Iversen Show broadcast a tour de force interview with Schiller Institute founder and chairwoman, Helga Zepp-LaRouche. https://rumble.com/v4mwsr0-the-plan-to-change-the-world-for-the-better-a-conversation-with-helga-zepp-.html  Kim Iversen introduced the show with a broad history of both the profound impact of Lyndon LaRouche and his movement over the past 50 years, and the Washington, D.C. elite’s attempts to crush that movement and its impact. Helga Zepp-LaRouche detailed a method of thinking and of action required to move the world from the current imminent global war to an active Peace of development, highlighting The LaRouche Oasis Plan, and the coming Schiller Institute international on-line conference focused on that proposal. https://schillerinstitute.nationbuilder.com/oasis_conference_20240413

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How The Elite Oligarchs Crushed an Entire Generation and The Entire Globe https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/how-the-elite-oligarchs-crushed-an-entire-generation-and-the-entire-globe/ https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/2024/04/02/how-the-elite-oligarchs-crushed-an-entire-generation-and-the-entire-globe/#respond Tue, 02 Apr 2024 09:32:47 +0000 https://schillerinstitute.com/?p=101521

On March 22, Richard A. Black, the Schiller Institute representative at the UN in New York was interviewed on The Kim Iversen Show, on the Rumble platform. https://rumble.com/v4kv5gz-how-the-elite-oligarchs-crushed-an-entire-generation-and-the-entire-globe.html Iversen engaged in an 80 minute dialogue with Black on The Schiller Institute’s proposal for a sweeping new international security and development architecture and on Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s widely circulated “10 Principles” required to achieve such a new paradigm of international relations — as an alternative to the current drive by Global NATO for nuclear war with Russia and China.

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