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International Webcast with Helga Zepp-LaRouche:

Dialogue With Spain and Portugal
on the Global Crisis and the Future of Europe

April 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT


Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Transcript in PDF format (EIR)

Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute, will hold a "Dialogue With Spain and Portugal on the Global Crisis and the Future of Europe," this Friday, April 27, at 2 p.m. Washington, D.C. time, 8 p.m. Madrid time (11 A.M. U.S. Pacific Daylight Savings Time). It will be broadcast with simultaneous translation into Spanish on www.larouchepub.com/spanish.

Must Spain and Portugal follow Greece into self-destruction? Is Europe condemned to die under policies which have failed? Must nations continue to stand helpless (or worse) while the bankrupt City of London and Wall Street drive the world towards global nuclear war? Cannot we change the course of history away from the brink of catastrophe before it is too late? Are we not human?

The hyper-inflationary bailout policy has failed; the brutal austerity policies imposed only accelerate the financial disintegration, while murdering people, economies and nations. It is not just the hours of the Euro that are numbered. Civilization itself is in mortal danger. It should be obvious to any thinking human being on this planet that a continuation of the present policies, is possibly leading to the extinction of the human species. And the fuse that may ignite the financial bomb of all Europe, is today Spain.

On Friday, April 27, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, chairwoman of Germany’s Bueso party, founder of the international Schiller Institute, wife of American statesman and economist Lyndon LaRouche, and long-time friend and collaborator of French presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade, will hold a dialogue with Spain and Portugal on the crisis, and the solutions needed. We must act to ensure a very drastic and dramatic change of the system, of the global financial order, and an equally dramatic change in the thinking of most people. That popular refrain —"One cannot do anything anyway"— is as responsible for this existential crisis as the leaders, incompetent or worse, of governments around the world.

The name of the game is empire, or more precisely, the British Empire, and the oligarchical principle which has been dominating the European, and global situation for almost 4,000 years, in ever-new clothes. Today, it is called "globalization" and "free trade." Today's "British Empire" is the complex system of central banks, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, insurance companies, shadow banking, etc. It is that financial system which has been responsible for the paradigm shift in the last 40-45 years, shifting away from the production of physical goods, the real economy, more and more to speculation and the philosophy of hedonism which is destroying us from within.

The solution lies in:

1) Stopping the British Empire's plan for the imposition of the European Stabilization Mechanism (EMS), which will be the platform for launching a massive, fascist hyperinflationary bailout of the banks. 2) Putting the current world financial system through bankruptcy reorganization, with total bank separation of commercial banking from speculative banking—along the lines of Franklin Roosevelt's Glass-Steagall law of 1933. 3) Establish a new international financial order based on credit systems focused on real development, not monetary systems centered on speculation. 4) Use this new flow of productive credit to launch great development projects such as the World Land Bridge of high-speed rail and industrial corridors, to bring high-technology development—emphatically including nuclear energy—to every corner and every population on this planet.

Join Helga-Zepp LaRouche for a discussion of the crisis and its solution on April 27 at 2 p.m. Washington D.C. time (8 p.m. Madrid time). Send your questions by e-mail, either before or during the webcast, to: Preguntas@Larouchepub.com

Helga Zepp-LaRouche
Chairwoman, Bürgerrechtsbewegung Solidarität, or BüSo
(Civil Rights Solidarity Movement, a political party in Germany)
Chairwoman of the Schiller Institute in Germany