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IPC Meeting: Only Through Development Will Mankind Defeat the ‘Structures of Sin’

by Kevin Gribbroek

The opposite of destruction is love. And what more loving could you do than to create the conditions for every living human being on the planet to fulfill the potential of their life.

Helga zepp-larouche

The 38th meeting of the International Peace Coalition (IPC), convened on Feb. 23, was a demonstration of why this deliberative body is uniquely suited to address and solve the crises threatening to plunge mankind into a prolonged new Dark Age or even thermonuclear Armageddon. Whereas most forum discussions on the issues of Gaza, Ukraine or any other conflict—be it mainstream or alternative media—are reduced to explanations of why one side is good and the other evil, much of the IPC meeting was devoted to deliberation over the true definition of good and evil from a philosophical standpoint. This proved very fruitful in helping participants to reach a higher-level understanding of why the Oasis Plan and economic development per se are so crucial to the survival of the human race.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche opened the proceedings by focusing on the incredible rift taking place between the Global South and the “tiny minority” of the Global North over particularly the conflict in Gaza. Exemplary of this rift is the recently concluded G20 meeting in Brazil where the U.S. and other Western countries refused to sign a common declaration because both Brazil and South Africa insisted that it include language denouncing the genocide in Gaza. Another highlight of this rift is the ongoing hearings at the World Court, where one nation after another has condemned Israel for its actions against the Palestinians. Ma Xinmin, Legal Advisor to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, called Palestine “a litmus test for the collective conscience of humanity….”

Zepp-LaRouche continued by pointing out the insanity of Western leaders, who, despite the impossibility of Ukraine winning the war, are demanding that more long-range weapons be sent to the Zelensky regime for striking deep inside Russian territory. These leaders seem incapable of thinking about the consequences of their actions; that this could lead to World War Three! Because the strategic situation is so dangerous, it requires that the IPC mobilize that much harder to “offer solutions to an otherwise seemingly unsolvable conflict.” The way to free Palestine is the Oasis Plan because it would transform the entirety of Southwest Asia into a prosperous economic hub between Asia, Africa and Europe—a solution of optimism in the best interests of Israel, Palestine and all their neighboring countries. A similar approach is needed for Ukraine. Only a new paradigm of cooperation on economic development is capable of ending the cycle of violence.

The next speakers, Alan Rivera and Gerardo Castilleja of the Schiller Institute in Mexico, recounted a recent intervention they made at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where they went from classroom to classroom briefing students and professors on the Oasis Plan. One professor even allowed them to show the Oasis Plan video. They then attended a campus ceasefire rally where they encountered a group of old American “lefties” repeating the same empty-headed “anti-imperialist” slogans from 40-years past with no comprehension of how to overturn the system to which they are opposed.

Dr. Mohammad Toor, Chairman of the Pakistani American Congress, stressed the necessity of peace through economic development. Weak countries must develop themselves so they do not fall prey to stronger nations. There are enough resources on the planet so that every nation can develop and become prosperous.

A university professor in Michigan spoke of the fear that permeates campuses, particularly concerning the Gaza issue. Despite a very large Arab and Muslim student body in the state, students and faculty alike feel they cannot express their emotions and feelings—they can’t advocate for what they feel is right. A large number of the students are Palestinian or have friends that are Palestinian, many of whom have lost family members in Gaza. To help people overcome this fear, the professor is organizing an arts and cultural event with the belief that, under conditions of oppression, the only way to speak up is through the arts.

The next speaker, Jack Gilroy of Veterans for Peace, reported on an initiative to deliver a document that outlines the crimes committed by Israel and the U.S. in Gaza to every State Department office in the U.S. The document warns State Department officials that they are complicit in criminal activity—the murder of thousands of people in Gaza—and could be prosecuted for these offenses.

During the discussion period, a profound dialogue was initiated by Father Harry Bury on the nature of good and evil. He challenged two fundamental beliefs that he views as obstacles to bringing about the objective of peace through development: The first is that there are evil people in the world. Father Bury believes that this is false; that there are good people that do evil things because they don’t know any better. These people must be educated to know what is good. The second belief is that the best way to prevent evil is through punishment. This is proven wrong by a worldwide recidivism rate of 80-85%. “Justice is not vengeance; justice is not getting even; justice is restoring the evil doer” according to Bury. Zepp-LaRouche, although agreeing in principle that people are fundamentally good, had one point of disagreement: Given that the human species is endowed by the Creator with free will, why is it that some people are quite capable of comprehending that what they are doing is evil but do it anyway? Why have they decided to be on the side of Satan?

The Michigan professor offered an idea, expressed in a book titled Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt, that evil is the absence of empathy; the inability to see others as equal with oneself. Zepp-LaRouche fully concurred with this view and explained Friedrich Schiller’s belief that only through the aesthetic education—education rooted in noble and sublime concepts—are people elevated to the level of reason.

Dennis Small of the Schiller Institute pointed out that to defeat evil one must put the City of London/Wall Street financial system through a complete bankruptcy reorganization, because that entire system is evil—what Pope John Paul II called the “structures of sin”—and creates the circumstances for evil policies to be carried out. As long as that system prevails, it will obstruct the potential to bring about the good in people. While the Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) movement is fine, if you really want to go after the root of the problem you must take on the financial system.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche concluded the meeting by expressing her profound belief that “poverty is the greatest violation of human rights you can imagine”—children growing up hungry with no education are being robbed of their humanity. The only way to solve the crises of Gaza and Ukraine is through a discussion of how to develop these impoverished regions, something which is eminently doable. In history’s past, the areas of Central and Southwest Asia were developed: Baghdad was the greatest city in the world; Afghanistan was the land of a thousand cities; Syria was part of the Silk Road. “If we connect this great tradition of the past with a vision for the future, if that becomes the motivation of all the people involved, I think we can bring this to a much more beautiful epoch in history.


Humanity Must Have a Vision for the Next Billion Years – International Peace Coalition Meeting

This article appears in the February 23, 2024 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

by Kevin Gribbroek

We have reached a point in history, where because we are sitting in one boat, we must step up to the level of reason, of finding a solution for the entire human species.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Feb. 16—The 37th meeting of the International Peace Coalition (IPC), convened Feb. 16, 2023, was devoted to fighting the pragmatism which infects the minds of most people in today’s society, which prevents them from conceptualizing higher-level solutions to the grave crises threatening mankind. People are often blinded by the particulars of the various conflicts—Gaza or Ukraine—robbing them of the ability to envision a means of resolving them, which would require simultaneously taking into account the needs of every single nation on the planet. This was the challenge taken up with the showing to the IPC of the new video: “The Oasis Plan—LaRouche’s Solution for the Middle East,” produced by The LaRouche Organization.

A map of LaRouche’s peace and development solution for Southwest Asia, “The Oasis Plan.” The IPC was challenged to circulate the new video of the plan produced by The LaRouche Organization.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute and initiator of the IPC, opened the proceedings with a strategic overview, pointing out that in Germany the annual meeting of the Munich Security Conference was taking place. This conference, in the past a forum for finding solutions to critical security issues, has now degenerated into a public relations event for the military-industrial complex—the tone of the event being that of confrontation, not diplomacy. One exception was António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, who made clear that 1.4 million Palestinians are facing an unimaginable destiny in Rafah. Also, the President of Ghana spoke, demanding a just new economic order, saying it cannot continue that one part of the world lives in wealth and the other part is faced with starvation.

Zepp-LaRouche continued by reporting on the 52 countries that will testify before the World Court in The Hague for one full week, starting Feb.19, on the subject of a UN General Assembly resolution of Dec. 30, 2022, alleging human rights violations against Palestinians by the Israelis over a period of 55 years. This is good, she said, but something much more fundamental is needed: Unless the hopelessness of the situation is changed, a solution can’t be found. This is why Lyndon LaRouche’s 1975 Oasis Plan for economic development of the entire region is so crucial. Unless you kick over the table of geopolitics—which the Oasis Plan would do—and go into a new paradigm of development, there is no hope.

Zepp-LaRouche emphasized the importance of “flooding the zone”; getting the Oasis Plan video out far and wide. With that, the video was shown.

Jason Ross, Executive Director of The LaRouche Organization and producer of the video, then fielded questions from IPC participants. Ross opened by making the point that charting a path toward peace sometimes requires changing the terrain. Under the current paradigm of “hegemonism,” there is no possibility of peace. There are two aspects of this paradigm which must be changed: The UN has estimated that it will cost $20 billion to reconstruct Gaza, and that it would take until 2092. This monetarist conception doesn’t take into account the necessity of transforming not only Gaza but the entire region in a way that benefits all people.

The other aspect is the problem that there are people who oppose war, who also, at the same time, whether they know it or not oppose peace. Ross used energy policy as an example: The Oasis Plan calls for nuclear power as the most efficient means of generating energy. Regrettably, many of the people who oppose war also have a Green, anti-growth Malthusian ideology and are opposed to nuclear energy. This ideology will doom people to poverty and unnecessary death, preventing the establishment of a new paradigm of peace through economic development. Ross concluded his remarks by stressing that the Oasis Plan is not contrary to the necessity of a ceasefire.

A participant from the UK sparked a very useful discussion with a question on how to finance development outside the conditionalities that enslave countries to Western finance. Ross explained that there is a new paradigm of lending outside of the IMF/World Bank policy of debt slavery, focused on lending for real physical economic development. This type of lending is being carried out by the African Development Bank, the New Development Bank, and various Chinese banks that are financing the many Belt and Road Initiative projects worldwide.

Dennis Small of the Schiller Institute added that, operating under the current bankrupt trans-Atlantic financial system, U.S. and British banks will lend for real development only after Hell freezes over. With $2 quadrillion of financial aggregates on their books, Western banks lend for one purpose: more speculation. The aim of this type of lending is to ensure that no physical economic development occurs and to impose Malthusian genocide particularly on poor nations of the world. Those who attack China—an integral part of this new lending paradigm—need to explain how China succeeded in lifting 850 million of its people out of extreme poverty.

Bob Cushing of Pax Christi began by reading from the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 58, Verses 6–14, on the topic of fasting. Then, after adding a quote from peace activist and columnist Frida Berrigan, he concluded, “Here’s the ‘to do list’ now: Release the prisoners; set free the oppressed; share your food with the hungry; open the doors for the homeless; clothe the naked; end the wars. Now let’s get to work!”

Dennis Speed of the Schiller Institute emphasized that with the proceedings before the World Court starting Feb. 19 on behalf of the UN General Assembly (mentioned above), a “field of action” has been made available to us for escalating our intervention into the strategic situation.

Alejandro Zenteno Chávez of Mexico’s Reason and Thought Society offered greetings to the IPC and stated his belief that the Oasis Plan provides a path to a solution for the whole world.

In her concluding remarks, Helga Zepp-LaRouche took the IPC participants on a tour of the “long arc of history,” noting that there have been several “high periods of human civilization” from Confucianism in China through the Greek Classical period to the Italian Renaissance and the American Revolution. However, throughout this historical arc, the dynamic was such that one area of the world could be experiencing a renaissance while another was in a dark age. Today that is no longer the case. Humanity is sitting in one boat: nuclear weapons would destroy everyone; the internet allows global connectivity; because of air travel, pandemics affect the whole world. Zepp-LaRouche expressed her conviction that because of this dynamic, regional solutions to crises won’t work.

Although nations will continue to be important, a paradigm must emerge that does not allow the interest of any one nation to be put above the interest of humanity as a whole. Common economic development among nations makes this possible. A discourse is necessary to establish a vision for how to preserve our immortality as a species—not only here on Earth but throughout the galaxy—given the reality of the inevitable demise of our solar system over the next billion or so years. With the gigantic vacuum of leadership in the North Atlantic, our task is to bring the idea of the new paradigm into the public discourse. This includes “flooding the zone” with the Oasis Plan. A handful of leading people coming out in support of the new paradigm could spark a renaissance and spread it like wildfire.


Paris Schiller Institute to Stage Afghan Civil Society Protest Exposing UNESCO Sanctions Against Cultural Heritage Cooperation

Paris, Feb. 13, 2024 – On Thursday February 22, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm CET, members and supporters of the International Schiller Institute, founded and presided by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, will gather peacefully in front of one of the main buildings of the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris (1, rue Miollis, Paris 75015). An appeal, endorsed by both Afghans and respected personalities of four continents, will be presented to the Secretary General and other officials of UNESCO.

How it started

Following a highly successful conference in Kabul last November by the Ibn-e-Sina Research & Development Center on the reconstruction of Afghanistan, a group of senior archaeologists of the Afghan Academy of Sciences (ASA), in discussion with the organizers and the invited experts of the Schiller Institute, suggested to launch a common appeal to UNESCO and Western governments to “lift the sanctions against cultural heritage cooperation.”

The call

We regret profoundly, says the call, “that the Collective West, while weeping crocodile tears over destruction of the world’s cultural heritage, has imposed a selective ban of scientific cooperation on nations mistakenly considered as ‘opposed to its rules and values.’ The complete freeze of all cooperation in the field of archaeology between France and both Syria and Afghanistan, is just one example of this tragedy.”

The dramatic neglect of international cultural institutions and donors to Afghanistan, the lack of sufficient funds in the field of cultural heritage protection, and the political treatment of international cultural heritage institutions have seriously endangered Afghanistan,” underscores the petition.

Specifically, “UNESCO, which should raise its voice against any new form of ‘cultural and scientific apartheid,’ has repeatedly worsened the situation by politicizing issues beyond its prerogatives.” To conclude, the signers call “on the international community to immediately end this form of ‘collective punishment,’ which creates suffering and injustice, promotes ignorance, and endangers humanity’s capacity for mutual respect and understanding.”

Living Spirit of Afghanistan

To date, over 550 signatures have been collected, mainly from both Afghan male (370) and female (140) citizens, whose socio-professional profiles indicate they truly represent the “living spirit of the nation”. Among the signatories: 62 university lecturers, 27 doctors, 25 teachers, 25 members of the Afghan Academy of Sciences, 23 merchants, 16 civil and women’s rights activists, 16 engineers, 10 directors and deans of private and public universities, 7 political analysts, 6 journalists, 5 prosecutors, several business leaders and dozens of qualified professionals from various sectors.

International support

On four continents (Europe, Asia, America, Africa), senior archaeologists, scientists, researchers, members of the Academy of Sciences, historians and musicians from over 20 countries have welcomed and signed this appeal.

Professor Pino Arlacchi, a former member of the European Parliament and the former head of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was the first to sign. Award-winning American filmmaker Oliver Stone is a more recent signer.

In France, Syria, Italy, the UK and Russia, among the signers one finds senior researchers suffering the consequences of what some have identified as a “New Cultural Cold War.” Superseding the very different opinions they have on many questions, the signatories stand united on the core issue of this appeal: for science to progress, all players, beyond ideological, political and religious differences, and far from the geopolitical logic of “blocs”, must be able to exchange freely and cooperate, in particular to protect mankind’s historical and cultural heritage.

Testifying to the firm commitment of the Afghan authorities, the petition has also been endorsed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Culture and Arts, and the Minister of Agriculture, as well as senior officials from the Ministries of Higher Education, Water and Energy, Mines, Finance, and others.

The 46th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, to be held in New Delhi in July this year, offers UNESCO the opportunity to announce Afghanistan’s full return into world heritage cooperation, if we can have our voice heard,” says Karel Vereycken of the Paris Schiller Institute. “We certainly will not miss transmitting this appeal to HE Vishal V Sharma, India’s permanent representative to UNESCO, recently nominated to make the Delhi 46th session a success.”

For all information, interview requests in EN, FR and NL:
Karel Vereycken, Schiller Institute Paris

00 33 (0)6 19 26 69 38

Complete list of names of signers

Complete list of names of signers

A. FROM AFGHAN CIVIL SOCIETY:

Hussain Burhani, Archaeologist, Numismatist, Afghanistan;

Ketab Khan Faizi, Archaeologist, Director of the Academy of Sciences at the International Centre for Kushan Studies in Kabul, Afghanistan;

Storai Shams Mayar, Archaeologist, member of the Academy of Sciences at the International Centre for Kushan Studies in Kabul, editor in chief of the journal of this mentioned center, Afghanistan;

Mahmood Jan Drost, Senior Architect, head of protection of old cities of Afghanistan, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, Afghanistan;

Ghulam Haidar Kushkaky, Archaeologist, associate professor, Archaeology Investigation Center, Afghanistan ;

Shawkatullah Abed, Chief of Staff, Afghan Science Academy, Afghanistan;

Sardar Ghulam Ali Balouch, Head of Afghanistan Balochs Union, Afghanistan;

Daud Azimi Shinwari, Ibn-Sina Research & Development Center, Germany;

Abdul Fatah Raufi, Ibn-Sina Research & Development Center, Kabul, Afghanistan;

Mirwais Popal, Dip, Master, Ibn-Sina Research & Development Center, Germany;

B. FROM ABROAD:

(Russia, China, USA, Indonesia, France, Angola, Germany, Turkiye, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Iran, Belgium, Czech Republic, Syria, Congo Brazzaville, Yemen, Venezuela, Pakistan, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo.)

Julio Bendezu-Sarmiento, Researcher at the National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS), Archaeologist specializing in Central Asia; Former director of the Delegation of French Archaeologists in Afghanistan (DAFA) (2014-2018), France;

Inès Safi, CNRS, Researcher in Theoretical Nanophysics, France;

Pierre Leriche, Archeologist, Director of Research Emeritus at CNRS-AOROC, Scientific Director of the Urban Archaeology of the Hellenized Orient research program, France;

Nadezhda A. Dubova, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Dr. in Biology, Prof. in History. Head of the Russian-Turkmen Margiana archaeological expedition, Russian Academy of Science (RAS), Russia;

Raffaele Biscione, retired, associate Researcher, Consiglio Nazionale delle Recerche (CNR); former first researcher of CNR, former director of the CNR archaeological mission in Eastern Iran (2009-2022), Italy;

Dr. Razia Sultanova, Professor, Cambridge University, UK;

Dr. Houmam Saad, Archaeologist, Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums, Syria;

Estelle Ottenwelter, Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Natural Sciences and Archaeometry, Post-Doc, Czech Republic;

Didier Destremau, author, diplomat, former French Ambassador, President of the Franco-Syrian Friendship Association (AFS), France ;

Wang Feng, Professor, South-West Asia Department of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China;

Dr. Engin Beksaç, Professor, Trakya University, Department of Art History, Turkiye;

Bruno Drweski, Professor, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France;

Maurizio Abbate, National President of National Agency of Cultural Activities (ENAC), Italy;

Patricia Lalonde, Former Member of the European Parliament, vice-president of Geopragma, author of several books on Afghanistan, France;

Pino Arlacchi, Professor of sociology, Former Member of the European Parliament, former head of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Italy;

Oliver Stone, Academy Award-winning Film director, Producer, and Screenwriter;

Graham E. Fuller, Author, former Station chief for the CIA in Kabul until 1978, former Vice-Chair of the National Intelligence Council (1986), USA;

Prof. H.C. Fouad Al Ghaffari, Advisor to Prime Minister of Yemen for BRICS Countries affairs, Yemen;

Irène Neto, president, Fundacao Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto (FAAN), Angola;

Luc Reychler, Professor international politics, University of Leuven, Belgium;

Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont, Expert and Consultant in public International Law, Senior Lecturer at the Institut Catholique de Vendée, France;

Dr. Ririn Tri Ratnasari, Professor, Head of Center for Halal Industry and Digitalization, Advisory Board at Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia;

Dr. Clifford A. Kiracofe, Author, retired Professor of International Relations, USA;

Bernard Bourdin, Dominican priest, Philosophy and Theology teacher, Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP), France;

Dr. jur. Wolfgang Bittner, Author, Göttingen, Germany;

Annie Lacroix-Riz, Professor Emeritus of Contemporary History, Université Paris-Cité, France;

Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim, Ph.D in Philology and Literature, University Lecturer and former editor in chief of the Syria Times, Syria;

Jean Bricmont, Author, retired Physics Professor, Belgium;

Syed Mohsin Abbas, Journalist, Broadcaster, Political Analyst and Political Justice activist, Pakistan;

Eduardo D. Greaves PhD, Professor of Physics, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela;

Dora Muanda, Scientific Director, Kinshasa Science and Technology Week, Democratic Republic of Congo;

Dr. Christian Parenti, Professor of Political Economy, John Jay College CUNY, New York, USA;

Diogène Senny, President of the Panafrican Ligue UMOJA, Congo Brazzaville;

Waheed Seyed Hasan, Journalist based in Qatar, former Special correspondent of IRNA in New Delhi, former collaborator of Tehran Times, Iran;

Alain Corvez, Colonel (retired), Consultant International Strategy consultant, France;

Stefano Citati, Journalist, Italy;

Gaston Pardo, Journalist, graduate of the National University of Mexico. Co-founder of the daily Liberacion, Mexico;

Jan Oberg, PhD, Peace and Future Research, Art Photographer, Lund, Sweden.

Julie Péréa, City Councilor for the town of Poussan (Hérault), delegate for gender equality and the fight against domestic violence, member of the Sète Agglopole Méditerranée gender equality committee, France;

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder and International President of the Schiller Institute, Germany;

Abid Hussein, independent journalist, Pakistan;

Anne Lettrée, Founder and President of the Garden of Titans, Cultural Relations Ambassador between France and China for the Greater Paris region, France;

Karel Vereycken, Painter-engraver, amateur Art Historian, Schiller Institute, France;

Carlo Levi Minzi, Pianist, Musician, Italy;

Leena Malkki Brobjerg, Opera singer, Sweden;

Georges Bériachvili, Pianist, Musicologist, France;

Jacques Pauwels, Historian, Canada;

Farhat Asif, President of Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS), Pakistan;

 

C. FROM AFGHAN AUTHORITIES

Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, Deputy Foreign Minister, IEA;

Mawlawi Muhibullah Wasiq, Head of Foreign Minister’s Office, IEA;

Waliwullah Shahin, Member of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IEA;

Sayedull Afghani, Member of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IEA;

Hekmatullah Zaland, Member of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IEA;

Shafi Azam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IEA;

Atiqullah Azizi, Deputy Minister of Culture and Art, Ministry of Information and Culture, IEA;

Ghorzang Farhand, Ministry of Information and Culture, IEA;

Ghulam Dastgir Khawari, Advisor of Ministry of Higher Education, IEA;

Mawlawi Rahmat Kaka Zadah, Member of ministry of Interior Affairs, IEA;

Mawlawi Arefullah, Member of Interior Affairs, IEA;
Ataullah Omari, Acting Agriculture Minister, IEA;

Mawlawi Hussain Ahmad, Head of office in Ministry of Agriculture, IEA:

Musa Noorzai, Member of Ministry of Agriculture, IEA;

Mawlawi Hussain Ahmad, Head of office, Ministry of Agriculture, IEA;

Mawlawi Shar Aqa, Head of Kunar Agriculture Administration, IEA;

Matiulah Mujadidi, Head of Communication of Ministry of Finance, IEA;

Zabiullah Noori, Executive Manager, Ministry of Finance, IEA;

Akbar Wazizi, Member of Ministry of Finance, IEA;

Nasrullah Ebrahimi, Auditor, Ministry of Finance, IEA;

Mir M. Haroon Noori, Representative, Ministry of Economy, IEA;

Abdul Qahar Mahmodi, Ministry of Commerce, IEA;

Dr. Ghulam Farooq Azam, Adviser, Ministry of Water & Energy (MoWE), IEA;

Faisal Mahmoodi, Investment Facilitation Expert, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, IEA;

Rustam Hafiz Yar, Ministry of Transportation, IEA;

Qudratullah Abu Hamza, Governor of Kunar, IEA;

Mansor Faryabi, Member of Kabul Municipality, IEA;

Mohammad Sediq Patman, Former Deputy Minister of Education for Academic Affairs, IEA;

COMPLEMENTARY LIST

A. FROM AFGHANS

  • Jawad Nikzad, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Akram Azimi, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Najibullah Totakhel, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Germany 

  • Ghulam Farooq Ansari, Professor, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Imran Zakeria, Researcher at Regional Studies Center, Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Subhanullah Obaidi, Doctor, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Germany ;

  • Ali Shabeez, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Germany ;

  • Mawlawi Wahid Ameen, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Shar M. Amir Zadah, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Sayed Rafiullah Halim, Professor, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul Afghanistan ;

  • Nazar Mohmmad Ragheb, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Ali Sina Masoumi, Ibn Sina R&D Centre Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Faisal Mahmoodi, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Fatima Basir, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Muneera Aman, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Shakoor, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Waris Ebad, Employee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan ;

  • Waisullah Sediqi, Ibn Sina R&D Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Sayed Hakim Aria, Employee of Ministry of Information and Culture, Afghanistan ;

  • Nayebuddin Ekrami, Employee of Ministry of information and Culture, Afghanistan ;

  • Latifa Azimi, Former Employee of Ministry of Education, Afghanistan ;

  • Latifa Noori, Former Employee of Ministry of Education, Afghanistan ;

  • Habibullah Haqani, Employee of Kabul Municipality, Afghanistan ;

  • Shafiqullah Baburzai, Cultural Heritage, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdullah Kamawal, Cultural Heritage, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Rashid Lodin, Cultural Heritage, Afghanistan ;

  • Asef Nang, Cultural Heritage, Afghanistan ;

  • Awal Khan Shekib, Member of Afghanistan Regional Studies Center, Afghanistan ;

  • Mohammad Anwar Fayaz, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Farhad Ahmadi, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Fayqa Lahza Faizi, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Hakim Haidar, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Rahimullah Harifal, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Sharifullah Dost, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Eshaq Momand, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Khalil Rahman Barekzal, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Ghulam Haidar Kushkaki, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Ghulam Nabi Hanifi, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Marina Bahar, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Sayed Muhaidin Hashimi, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Majid Nadim, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Elaha Maqsoodi, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Khadim Ahmad Haqiqi, Lecturer, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Shahidullah Safi, Member, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Wahab Hamdard, Member, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Burhanullah Niazi, Member, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Alam Eshaq Zai, Member, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Ghulam Hasan Farmand, Member, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Zalmai Hewad Mal, Member, Afghanistan Science Academy, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Rahman Atash, Head of Afghanistan National Development Company (NDC), Afghanistan ;

  • Obaidullah, Head of Public Library, Afghanistan ;

  • Sayed Abdul Maqdam, Head of Khawar construction company, Afghanistan ;

  • Zaki Zarifi, Head of Zarifi company, Afghanistan ;

  • Jamshid Faizi, Head of Faizi company, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Yasin Farahman, Head of Agriculture Center, Afghanistan ;

  • Mawlawi Nik M. Nikmal, Head of Planning in Technical Administration, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Wahid Rahimi, Member of Bashtani Bank, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Daud Mangal, Head of Ariana Afghan Airlines, Afghanistan ;

  • Mostafa Yari, entrepreneur, Afghanistan;

  • Gharwal Roshan, Head of Kabul International Airfield, Afghanistan ;

  • Eqbal Mirzad, Head of New Kabul City Project, Afghanistan ;

  • Najibullah Sadiq, Vice-president of Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Indunstry (ACCI), Afghanistan ;

  • M. Yunis Mohmand, Vice-president of ACCI, Afghanistan ;

  • Khanjan Alikozai, Member of ACCI, Afghanistan ;

  • Mawlawi Abdul Rashid, Kabul Municipality, Afghanistan ;

  • Atiqullah Safi, Employee of Kabul Municipality, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Jalil Safi, Employee of Kabul Municipality, Afghanistan ;

  • Hujat Fazli, Head of Harakat, Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Mehrab Hamidi, Member of Economical Commission, Afghanistan ;

  • Hamid Pazhwak, Economist, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Awaz Ali Alizai, Economist, Afghanistan ;

  • Shamshad Omar, Economist, Afghanistan ;

  • Helai Fahang, Economy Specialist, Afghanistan ;

  • Maryam Alikozai, Economy Specialist, Afghanistan ;

  • Dunya Farooz, Economy Specialist, Afghanistan ;

  • Soman Khamoosh, Economy Specialist, Afghanistan ;

  • Drs. Shokoria Yousofi, Bachelor of Economy, Afghanistan;

  • Sharifa Wardak, Specialist of Agriculture, Afghanistan;

  • M. Asef Dawlat Shahi, Specialist of Chemistry, Afghanistan;

  • Pashtana Hamami, Specialist of Statistics, Afghanistan;

  • Asma Karimi, Master of Management, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Ahmad Zaki Afghanyar, Vice-President of Herat Health committee, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Hashem Mudaber, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Hekmatullah Arian, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Abdul Wahab Rahmani, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Karima Rahimyar, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Sayeeda Basiri, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Emran Sayeedi, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Abdul Hadi Dawlatzai, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Ghani Naseri, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Nafisa Naseri, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Abdul Ghani Naseri, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Mohammad Younis Shouaib, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Halima Akbari, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Manizha Emaq, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Shafiq Shinwari, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Akbar Jan Foolad, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Haidar Omar, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Ehsanuddin Ehsan, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Abdul Wakil Matin, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Abdul Matalib, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Azizi Amer, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Nasr Sajar, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Humayon Hemat, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Humaira Fayaq, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Sadruddin Tajik, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Abdul Baqi Ahmad Zai, Surgery Specialist, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Beqis Kohistani, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Nafisa Nasiri, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Aziza Yousuf, Head of Malalai Hospital, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Yasamin Hashimi, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Zuhal Najimi, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Ahmad Salem Sedeqi, Medical Doctor, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Fazel Raman, veterinary, Afghanistan;

  • Khatera Anwary, Health, Afghanistan;

  • Rajina Noori, Member of Afghanistan Journalists Union, Afghanistan ;

  • Sajad Nikzad, Journalist, Afghanistan ;

  • Ahmad Suhaib Hasrat, Journalist, Afghanistan ;

  • Shar Aqa Karimi, Journalist, Afghanistan ;

  • Sayed Mohammad Suhrabi , Journalist, Afghanistan ;

  • Mohammad Nasir Kuhzad, Journalist and Political Analyst, Afghanistan ;

  • Fazel Menallah, Political Analyst, Afghanistan;

  • M. Wahid Benish, Political Analyst, Afghanistan ;

  • Mahmood Jan Shafizada, Political Analyst, Afghanistan ;

  • Fazel Rahman Orya, Political Analyst, Afghanistan ;

  • Zarghon Shah Shinwari, Political Analyst, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Ghafor Shinwari, Political Analyst, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Ahmad Yousufi, Dean, Kateb University, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Yayia Balaghat, Scientific Vice-President, Kateb University, Afghanistan ;

  • Chaman Shah Etemadi, Head of Gharjistan University, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Mesbah, Head of Salam University, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Pirzad Ahmad Fawad, Kabul University;

  • Dr. Nasir Nawidi, Dean of a Private University, Afghanistan;

  • Zabiullah Fazli, Dean of a Private University, Afghanistan;

  • Ramish Adib, Vice of a Private University, Afghanistan;

  • M. Taloot Muahid, Dean of a Private University, Afghanistan;

  • Ebrahim Ansari, School Manager, Afghanistan;

  • Abas Ali Zimozai, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Arshad Rahimi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Fasihuddin Fasihi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Waisuddin Jawad, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Murtaza Sharzoi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Matin Monis, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Mohammad Wahid Benish, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Hussian Iqbal, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Muhsin Reshad, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Mohammad Sadiq Baqori, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Mohammad Zahir Halimi, Univ. Lecturer , Afghanistan ;

  • Rohla Qurbani, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Murtaza Rezaee, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Ghulam Rasoul Qarluq, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Najim Wahidi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Rashid Iqbal, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Rahman Matin, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Mujtaba Amin, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Amanullah Faqiri, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Abuzar Khpelwak Zazai, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Belal Tayab, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Adel Hakimi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Wasiqullah Ghyas, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Faridduin Atar, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Safiullah Jawhar, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Amir Jan Saqib, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Ahmad Shekib Rahmani, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Gulzar Hashimi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • Taj Mohammad, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Hekmatullah Mirzad, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Haq Atid, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Fahim Momand, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Ahmad Fawad Ehsas, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Naqibullah Sediqi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Maiwand Wahidi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • M. Nazir Hayati, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Najiba Rahmani, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Abeda Baba Karkhil, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. M. Qayoum Karim, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Sayed Sharif Shabir, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Ahmad Walid Howaida, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Zalmai Rahib, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Sadiq Baqori, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Mir Zafaruddin Ansari, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Atta Mohammad Alwak, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Zabiullah Iqbal, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Hasan Fazaili, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • M. Jawad Jalili, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Mukhtar Ali Nasto, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Namatullah Nabawi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Ghulam Abas Noori, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Mustafa Anwari, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Fakhria Popal, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Shiba Sharzai, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Marya Hashimi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Nilofar Hashimi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Munisa Hasan, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Nazifa Azimi, Univ. Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Sweeta Sharify, Lecturer; Afghanistan;

  • Fayaz Gul, Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Zakia Ahmad Zai, Lecturer, Afghanistan;

  • Nigani Barati, Education Specialist, Afghanistan ;

  • Azeeta Nazhand, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Sughra, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Nadia Sharif, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Maryam Omari, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Masoud, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Zubair Ahmad, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Khalil Ahmad, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Khadija Omid, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Haida Rasouli, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Hemat Hamad, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Wazir Safi, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Mohammad Qasim, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Zamin Shah, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Sayed Qayas, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Mehrabuddin, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Zahidullah Zahid, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Akmal Mahros, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Sadia Mohammadi, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • Mina Amiri, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • M. Sajad Nikzad, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Mursal Nikzad, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Qadir Shahab, Teacher, Afghanistan;

  • M. Hasan Sahi, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Mirwais Haqmal, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Leeda Khurasai, Teacher, Afghanistan ;

  • Karishma Hashimi, Instructor, Afghanistan;

  • Majeed Shams, Architect, Afghanistan;

  • Azimullah Esmati, Master of Civil Engineering, Afghanistan;

  • Najibullah Hussaini, Engineer, Afghanistan ;

  • Burhanuddin Nezami, Engineer, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Hafiz Hafizi, Engineer, Afghanistan ;

  • Bahir, Engineer, Afghanistan;

  • Wali Bayan, Engineer, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Khaliq Najir, Engineer, Afghanistan;

  • Diana Niazi, Engineer, Afghanistan;

  • Imam Jan, Engineer, Afghanistan ;

  • Khalil Ahmad Nadem, Engineer, Afghanistan;

  • Sayeed Aqa, Engineer, Afghanistan ;

  • Edris Rasouli, Engineer, Afghanistan ;

  • Raz Mohammad, Engineer of Mines, Afghanistan ;

  • Nasrullah Rahimi, Technical Engineer, Afghanistan ;

  • Ehsanullah, Helmand, Construction Engineer, Netherlands;

  • Ahmad Hamad, Technologist, Afghanistan ;

  • Akmal Ahmadi, Technologist, Afghanistan ;

  • Ershad Hurmati, Technologist, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Akram Shafim, Technologist, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Akbar Ehsan, Technologist, Afghanistan ;

  • Raziullah, Technologist, Afghanistan ;

  • Zaki Khorrami, IT Officer, Afghanistan ;

  • Osman Nikzad, Graphic Designer, Afghanistan ;

  • Maryam Ayani, Carpet Weaver, Afghanistan ;

  • Be be sima Hashimi, Tailor, Afghanistan ;

  • Maryam Masoumi, Tailor, Afghanistan ;

  • Roya Mohammadi, Craftsman, Afghanistan ;

  • Nadia Sayes, Craftsman, Afghanistan ;

  • Nazdana Ebad, Craftsman, Afghanistan ;

  • Sima Ahmadi , Bachelor of Biology, Afghanistan;

  • Sima Rasouli, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Khatera Nawabi, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Haji Noor Agha Haqyar, Merchant, Afghanstan;

  • Husna Anwari, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Nargis Hashimi, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Shakira Barish, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Nasima Darwish, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Wajiha Haidari, Merchant of Jawzjan, Afghanistan ;

  • Shagul, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Fatima Nik Rasoul, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Haji Farid Alikozai, Merchant, Afghanistan;

  • Nigina Nawabi, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Masouda Nazimi, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Najla Kohistani, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Kerisma Jawhari, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Hasina Hashimi, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Husna Anwari, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Maaz Baburzai, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Freshta Safari, Merchant, Afghanistan;

  • Yalda Azimi, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Azim Jan Baba Karkhil, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Akhtar Mohammad, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Haroon Ahmadzai, Merchant, Afghanistan ;

  • Azizullah Faizi, Former head of Afghanistan Cricket Board, Afghanistan ;

  • Wakil Akhar, Prosecutor, Afghanistan ;

  • Akhtar M. Azimi, Prosecutor, Afghanistan;

  • Shabnam Noori, Prosecutor, Afghanistan;

  • Be be Abeda Wayar, Prosecutor, Afghanistan;

  • Madina Ahmad Zai, Prosecutor, Afghanistan;

  • Shakila Joya, Former Employee of Attorney General, Afghanistan;

  • Sardar M. Akbar Bashash, Member, Afghanistan Balochs Union, Afghanistan ;

  • Eng. Abdul Dayan Balouch, Spokesperson of Afghanistan Balochs Union, Afghanistan ;

  • Shah Mahmood Lahoti, Member of Afghanistan Balochs Union, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Khaliq Barekzai, Advisor, Afghanistan Balochs Union, Afghanistan ;

  • Salahuddin Ayoubi Balouch, Advisor, Afghanistan Balochs Union, Afghanistan ;

  • Faizuddin Lashkari Balouch, Member, Afghanistan Balochs Union, Afghanistan ;

  • Sayed Ishaq Gilani, head of the National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan, IEA;

  • Haji Zalmai Latifi, Representative, Qizilbash tribes, Afghanistan ;

  • Gul Nabi Ahmad Zai, Former Commander of Kabul Garrison, Afghanistan ;

  • Ghulam Hussain Rezaee, Member, Habitat Organization, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Amani Adiba, Doctor of Liberal Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning, Afghanistan;

  • Ismael Paienda, Afghan Peace Activist, France;

  • Mohammad Belal Rahimi, Head of Peace institution, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Mushtaq Hanafi, Head of Sayadan council, Afghanistan ;

  • Sabira Waizi, Founder of T.W.P.S., Afghanistan ;

  • Majabin Sharifi, Member of Women Network Organization, Afghanistan;

  • Shekiba Saadat, Former head of women affairs, Afghanistan ;

  • Atya Salik, Women rights activist, Afghanistan ;

  • Fatima Mahmoodi, Women rights activist, Afghanistan;

  • Diana Rohin, Women rights activist , Afghanistan;

  • Amena Hashimi, Head of Women Organization, Afghanistan;

  • Fatanh Sharif, Former employee of Gender equality, Afghanistan;

  • Sediq Mansour Ansari, Civil Activist, Afghanistan ;

  • Sebghatullah Najibi, Civil Activist, Afghanistan ;

  • Naemullah Nasiri, Civil Activist, Afghanistan;

  • Reha Ramazani, Civil Activist, Afghanistan ;

  • Lia Jawad, Civil Activist, Afghanistan;

  • Arezo Khurasani, Social Activist, Afghanistan ;

  • Beheshta Bairn, Social Activist, Afghanistan;

  • Samsama Haidari, Social Activist, Afghanistan;

  • Shabnam Nikzad, Humans Rights Activist, Afghanistan;

  • Mliha Sadiqi, Head of Young Development Organization, Afghanistan;

  • Mehria, Sharify, University Student;

  • Shiba Azimi, Member of IPSO Organization, Afghanistan;

  • Nadira Rashidi, Master of Management, Afghanistan;

  • Sefatullah Atayee, Banking, Afghanistan;

  • Khatira Yousufi, Employee of RTA, Afghanistan;

  • Yalda Mirzad , Employee of Breshna Company, Afghanistan;

  • Izzatullah Sherzad, Employee, Afghanistan;

  • Erfanullah Salamzai , Afghanistan;

  • Naser Abdul Rahim Khil, Afghanistan;

  • Ghulam Rasoul Faizi, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Mir Agha Hasan Khil, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Ghafor Muradi, Afghanistan;

  • Gul M. Azhir, Afghanistan;

  • Gul Ahmad Zahiryan, Afghanistan;

  • Shamsul Rahman Shams, Afghanistan;

  • Khaliq Stanekzai, Afghanistan;

  • M. Daud Haidari, Afghanistan;

  • Marhaba Subhani, Afghanistan;

  • Maazullah Nasim, Afghanistan;

  • Haji Mohammad Tayeb, Afghanistan;

  • Ali Sina Masoumi, Afghanistan ;

  • Sweeta Sadiqi Hotak, Afghanistan ;

  • Khatira Anwari, Afghanistan ;

  • Fatima Sharzad, Afghanistan ;

Momen Shah Kakar, Afghanistan ;

  • Shah Rukh Raufi, Afghanistan ;

  • Hanifa Rasouli, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Qudsia Ebrahimi, Afghanistan ;

  • Mahmood Haqiqat, Afghanistan ;

  • Nasir Abdul Rahim Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan ;

  • Abdul Hamid Ahmadzai, Afghanistan ;

  • Sardar Khan Sirat, Afghanistan ;

  • Zurmatullah Ahmadi, Afghanistan ;

  • Yasar Khogyani, Afghanistan ;

  • Shar Sha Lodi, Afghanistan ;

  • Ahmad Shah Omar, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Azam Khan Ahmad Zai, Afghanistan;

  • Nadia Farooq Sharzoi, Afghanistan;

  • Shar Ali Tazari, Afghanistan ;

  • Mayel Aqa Hakim, Afghanistan ;

  • Khatira Hesar, Afghanistan ;

  • Tamim Mehraban, Afghanistan ;

  • Lina Noori, Afghanistan ;

  • Khubaib Ghufran, Afghanistan ;

  • M. Yasin Farahmand, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Mir M. Ayoubi, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Namatullah Nabawi, Afghanistan ;

  • Abozar Zazai, Afghanistan ;

  • Atiqullah Rahimi, Afghanistan ;

  • Fahim Ahmad Sultan, Afghanistan ;

  • Humaira Farhangyar, Afghanistan ;

  • Imam M. Wrimaj, Afghanistan ;

  • Masoud Ashna, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Yahia Baiza, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Besmila, Afghanistan ;

  • Ehsan Shorish, Germany;

  • Irshad, Omer, Afghanistan;

  • Musa Noorzai, Afghanistan;

  • Lida Noori Nazhand, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Abdul Masood Panah, Afghanistan;

  • Gholam Sachi Hassanzadah, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Sayed Ali Eqbal, Afghanistan;

  • Hashmatullah Atmar, Afghanistan;

  • Ahmad Matin Safi, Afghanistan;

  • Ahmad Helmand, Afghanistan;

  • Ehsanullah Helmand, Afghanistan;

  • Izazatullah Sherzad, Afghanistan;

  • Hafizullah Omarzai, Afghanistan;

  • Hedayatullah Hilal, Afghanistan;

  • Edris Ramez, student, Afghanistan;

  • Amina Saadaty, Afghanistan;

  • Muska Hamidi, Afghanistan;

  • Raihana Ahmadi, Afghanistan;

  • Zuhal Sherzad, Afghanistan;

  • Meelad Ahmad, Afghanistan;

  • Devah Kubra Falcone, Germany;

  • Maryam Baburi, Germany;

  • Suraya Paikan, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Fatah Ahmadzai, Afghanistan ;

  • Dr. Mohammad Zalmai, Afghanistan ;

  • Hashmatullah Parwarni, Afghanistan ;

  • Asadullah, Afghanistan;

  • Hedayat ullah Hillal, Afghanistan;

  • Najibullah Zazai, Afghanistan;

  • M. Yousuf Ahmadi, Afghanistan;

  • Ahmad Reshad Reka, Afghanistan;

  • Sayed Ahmad Arghandiwal, Afghanistan;

  • Nooria Noozai, Afghanistan;

  • Eng. Fahim Osmani, Afghanistan;

  • Wafiullah Maaraj, Afghanistan;

  • Roya Shujaee, Afghanistan;

  • Shakira Shujaee, Afghanistan;

  • Adina Ranjbar, Afghanistan;

  • Ayesha Shafiq, Afghanistan;

  • Hajira Mujadidi, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Zahir Shekib, Afghanistan;

  • Zuhra Mohammad Zai, Afghanistan;

  • Razia Ghaws, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Sabor Mubariz, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Khaliq Ferdows, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Shakoor Salangi, Afghanistan;

  • Nasir Ahmad Basharyar, Afghanistan;

  • Mohammad Mukhtar Sharifi, Afghanistan;

  • Mukhtar Ahmad Haqtash, Afghanistan;

  • Yousuf Amin Zazai, Afghanistan;

  • Zakiri Sahib, Afghanistan;

  • Mirwais Ghafori, Afghanistan;

  • Nesar Rahmani, Afghanistan;

  • Shar M. Amir Zadah, Afghanistan;

  • Yasin Farahmand, Afghanistan;

  • Faizul Haq Faizan, Afghanistan;

  • Khaibar Sarwary, Afghanistan;

  • Ali Sina Masoumi, Afghanistan;

  • Hamidullah Akhund Zadah, Afghanistan;

  • Dr. Benish, Afghanistan;

  • Hayatullah Fazel, Afghanistan;

  • Faizullah Habibi, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Hamid Lyan, Afghanistan;

  • Abdul Qayoum Qayoum Zadah, Afghanistan;

  • Qazi Qudratullah Safi, Afghanistan;

  • Noor Agha Haqyar, Afghanistan;

  • Maryan Aiany, Afghanistan;

B. FROM ABROAD

  • Odile Mojon, Schiller Institute, Paris, France ;

  • Johanna Clerc, Choir Conductor, Schiller Institute Chorus, France ;

  • Sébastien Perimony, Africa Department, Schiller Institute, France ;

  • Christine Bierre, Journalist, Chief Editor of Nouvelle Solidarité, monthly, France ;

  • Marcia Merry Baker, agriculture expert, EIR, Co-Editor, USA ;

  • Bob Van Hee, Redwood County Minnesota Commissioner, USA ;

  • Dr. Tarik Vardag, Doctor in Natural Sciences (RER), Business Owner, Germany;

  • Richard Freeman, Department of Physical Economy, Schiller Institute, USA ;

  • Liliana Gorini, chairwoman of Movisol and singer, Italy;

  • Ulrike Lillge, Editor Ibykus Magazine, Berlin, Germany ;

  • Michelle Rasmussen, Vice President, Schiller Institute in Denmark, amateur musician;

  • Feride Istogu Gillesberg, Vice President, Schiller Institute in Denmark;

  • Jason Ross, Science Department, Schiller Institute, USA ;

  • Dennis Small, Director of the Economic Department, Schiller Institute, USA ;

  • Robert “Bob” Baker, Agriculture Commission, Schiller Institute, USA ;

  • Dr. Wolfgang Lillge, Medical Doctor, Editor, Fusion Magazine, Berlin, Germany ;

  • Ulf Sandmark, Vice-Chairman of the Belt and Road Institute, Sweden ;

  • Mary Jane Freeman, Schiller Institute, USA ;

  • Hussein Askary, South West Asia Coordinator, Schiller Institute, Sweden ;

  • David Dobrodt, EIR News, USA ;

  • Klaus Fimmen, 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Bürgerrechtsbewegung Solidarität (Büso) party, Germany;

  • Christophe Lamotte, Consulting Engineer, France ;

  • Richard Burden, EIR production staff, USA ;

  • Rolf Gerdes, Electronic Engineer, Germany;

  • Marcella Skinner, USA ;

  • Delaveau Mathieu, Farm Worker, France ;

  • Shekeba Jentsch, StayIN, Board, Germany;

  • Bernard Carail, retired Postal Worker, France ;

  • Etienne Dreyfus, Social Activist, France ;

  • Harrison Elfrink, Social Activist, USA ;

  • Jason Seidmann, USA ;

Letter of the minister of Information and Culture (Afghanistan)

Letter of the minister of Information and Culture

As Western researchers, based on what happened in the past, wondered about the current Afghan government’s actual policy on the issue of preservation of cultural and historical heritage, the Ibn-e-Sina Research and Development Center questioned the relevant authorities in Kabul.

At the end of January 2024, the Minister of Arts and Culture, in a hand-signed letter, provided them and the world with the following response, which completely clarifies the matter.

Transcript below, with bold as in the original.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Ministry of Information and Culture

Letter N° 220, Jan. 31, 2024

To the attention of Ibn-e-Sina R&D Centre, International experts and cultural organizations and to those it concerns:

The ministry of Information and culture of the Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has, among others, the following tasks in its portfolio:

–To establish a suitable environment for the growth of genuine Afghan culture;

–To protect national identity, cultural diversity, and national unity;

–To preserve tangible and intangible cultural heritage;

–To support the development of creativities, initiatives and activities of various segments of the society in general and of the Afghan youth in particular;

–To support the freedom of speech;

–Development of tourism industry;

–Introduction and presentation of Afghan culture regionally and internationally, to transform Afghanistan into an important cultural hub and crossroads in the near future.

We would like to confirm that with preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage we mean all Afghan cultural heritage belonging to all periods of history, whether it belongs to Islamic or non/pre-Islamic periods of history.

This ministry expresses its concerns that due to insufficient means it is not able to preserve the Afghan cultural heritage sufficiently.

Therefore this ministry asks UNESCO and other international organizations, working on preservation of the world’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage, to support Afghanistan in preservation of its tangible and intangible cultural heritage, including the ones belonging to Islamic and non/pre-Islamic periods of its history. The cultural heritage of Afghanistan does deserve to be preserved without any political motivations.

Besides, this ministry also confirms it is ready for all kind of cooperation with all national and international organizations, working on preservation of world cultural heritage.

The ministry of Information and culture of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) supports and appreciates all efforts of the Ibn-e-Sina R&D centre and their international experts in appealing for urgent attention of national and international organizations and experts to resume their support and cooperation with Afghanistan to preserve its cultural heritage, an important part of world cultural and historical heritage.

Sincerely,

Mowlavi Atiqullah Azizi

Deputy Minister of Culture and Art

moicdocymentsliaison@gmail.com


Webcast: Your Voice Must Be Heard Now

Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue Jan. 31., 11am EDT/5pm 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.

Last week’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in The Hague has put the world dynamic into stark relief.

In an entirely lawful fashion, this is happening amidst near-pandemonium coming from every direction.

Across Europe a protest-movement is growing, of farmers and producers finally asserting that “enough is enough” regarding policies which are pushing them toward extinction.

At the other end of the spectrum is an out of control migrant crisis gripping both Europe and the United States, with little in the way of actual solutions being proposed. Both crises, however, are the result of the same genocidal, anti-growth policies, only in different manifestations.

At the same time, NATO’s war in Ukraine has reached a dead-end, not only with Ukraine’s collapsing logistics, but also with the support of its allies. “Allies” here is a term taking on an all-new meaning.

The latest in this drama is a new document revealing broad support within the EU to blackmail Hungary, including collapsing its markets, currency, lending opportunities, and job market.

In addition, after blowing up Germany’s Nord Stream pipelines in September 2022 and making Europe hugely dependent on U.S. energy, the Biden Administration is now considering limiting LNG contracts for exports to allies in Europe and Asia! Again, the “robust” and “democratic” West is shown to be a farce.

Dirty and deadly tricks are common fare among the enemies of a prosperous mankind today. Nonetheless, no matter what is done to try and squirm out of this situation, the world’s attention has been irrevocably turned to the ruling by the ICJ and the hypocrisy of those preaching about international law. On Jan. 31, the United Nations Security Council will discuss putting the ICJ ruling into “binding effect,” putting on the table whether or not the U.S. will again be the sole veto against a ceasefire and stopping a genocide.

In a discussion with associates yesterday, Helga Zepp-LaRouche insisted that we must force the issue, and be laser-focused on putting this stark reality into the limelight for the world. Don’t let them wiggle out of it—all organizing must go toward holding the U.S.’s feet to the fire to prevent a veto at the Security Council. Another veto by the U.S. is now a vote for the genocide of Palestinians. How many Americans approve of this? How many elected officials approve? How many governments around the world will continue standing with the U.S. now?

Zepp-LaRouche concluded by saying that the situation is really coming to a head, and governments are increasingly being faced with the prospect of changing or falling. “So it’s coming down to the moment where the big change has to occur. A new paradigm has to occur.”

Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue Jan. 31., 11am EDT/5pm 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.


Webcast: German Farm Protests Reveal the Actual State of the World: ‘This Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg’

Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue Jan. 10, 11am EDT/5pm 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.

It used to be understood that governments exist for the benefit of the lives of their people, and were expected to enact policies to such effect. Imperial and geopolitical wars, and other such wasteful things were rightly seen as distractions from the true mission of government—to advance their nation and their people toward a better future.

The case of Germany has perhaps been the most extreme. It has turned from the world’s most advanced industrial power during the middle of the last century to a shadow of its former self after having shut down its nuclear power plants and its access to Russian gas and oil. Obediently, Germany has found itself more loyal to the dictates of the “rules-based order” and “going green”—some of the murmurings of the blob—even while its own people suffer as a result. This reached the height of absurdity when the Anglo-Americans blew up the Nord Stream pipelines on September 26, 2022, severing for good one of Germany’s most important energy lifelines from Russia they had spent years and billions of dollars building. This was made all the more embarrassing when President Biden admitted to Chancellor Scholz’s face that he would, in fact, “bring an end to it.”

Germany is today, along with most of the Western “democracies,” plunging headlong into a thermonuclear world war against Russia and China, and lining up for a case of criminal complicity in the genocide of Gaza—all while going bankrupt paying for it. And thanks to the Nord Stream bombing’s effects on energy prices and the overall commitment to “green” policies, Germany’s food producers have reached a point where they can no longer survive. All this, and not a peep in opposition.

It is in this context that one must see this week’s outbreak of nationwide demonstrations in Germany. It is not a protest against fuel subsidies or taxes, nor is it an outburst of right-wing extremist anger. A revolt is beginning, and in this case the protesters are being joined by other producers from across Europe to demand better—to demand a future.

In discussion with associates today, Helga Zepp-LaRouche insisted that this event is “An unbelievably important invent in Germany because it was stated very clearly by several of the farm leaders that they took the courage to step forward, to defend the interest of not only the farmers but all of Germany from the government, which many of them characterized as total junk … and now many voices are pointing to how the entire farm policy is not made by the government but by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, BlackRock, and the international cartels. So I’m pretty sure that the lasting impact will be that the naivety which they tried to artificially create as a parallel reality through the mainstream media, this has received a permanent crack. And whatever the government is going to do … it will not go away….”

With the current dynamic of the BRICS-Plus sweeping the world, and now the upcoming battle at the International Court of Justice brought by South Africa—at which not only Israel but also the blob-like complicity of the entire Western world will be on trial—all in the context of the recent massive eruption of protests across the world in solidarity with Palestine and against the policy of endless war, the opportunity for a breakthrough becomes obvious.

Therefore, Zepp-LaRouche concluded, it is urgent to push for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the full implementation of a two-state solution along with the Oasis Plan for lasting economic development in the region. “But at the same time, it is clear we need an even more general approach, which has to be a New International Security and Development Architecture, because this geopolitical conflict has to be overcome by changing geopolitical confrontation to instead cooperation between the countries of the Global North and the countries of the Global Majority.”

Join Helga Zepp-LaRouche in her Weekly Live dialogue Jan. 10, 11am EDT/5pm 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.


Video: End the cycle of violence – Save the children of Gaza!

The Children of Gaza


Inspired by “SONG OF SONGS”

Iakovos Kambanellis
Mikis Theodorakis


Vocalist: Jen Pearl
Pianist: Malene Robinson

The horrors perpetrated in Gaza place all humanity on trial. Urgently, the voice of innocents beckons us to muster the moral fitness to bring the bloodletting to an  immediate halt. Mobilize for a Ceasefire, Now!Support the mobilization for Implementing a Global Approach To Ending the Cycle of Violence in Southwest Asia


Schiller Institute Participates in Conference on Afghanistan’s Economic Development

A groundbreaking conference is taking place this week in Kabul, Afghanistan, that is aiming to help Afghanistan be among the new paradigm of nations seeking a beautiful future of collaboration and economic development. Titled: “Creating the Afghan Economic Miracle,” the conference runs from Nov. 6-8 and has attracted scholars and guests from across Afghanistan as well as from other parts of the world. It is being hosted by the Ibn Sina Research and Development Center. The conference’s stated aim is: “to present a comprehensive plan for the economic reconstruction of the entire country, with the goal to turn Afghanistan into a middle level-income country in the foreseeable future.”

Reports from the first day of the conference are that some 500 guests were in attendance in the auditorium, with another 100 spilling out into the hallways. Xinhua reports that Afghanistan’s acting Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai kicked off the event, and called upon Afghan and foreign companies to invest in the war-ravaged country, and for Afghans living abroad “to return home and rebuild their country.”

One of the top organizers said that a common comment that he got from participants was that they now have a real sense of hope for the future of the country and its development. Participation was at a high level, including numerous government officials, such as deputy ministers and the Deputy Prime Minister. One participant said of the first days’ proceedings: “It’s been amazingly informative to speak with everyone. A real sense that Afghanistan is taking charge of its own future. No funding for this conference came from outside the country.”

A Schiller Institute delegation is among those in attendance, and will be making presentations during Tuesday’s proceedings on Nov. 7, focused on various topics of the economic reconstruction of the country.

The Ibn Sina Research and Development Centre’s Nov. 6 press release explained:

“Obviously, the alleviation and subsequent elimination of the humanitarian crisis must be a priority. But that is sustainable only if there is a nationwide program of basic infrastructure like transport, energy, water management, communications, education and health care. Only if these basics are built in the entire country can productive agriculture and industry be developed.

“For this goal, the Conference will present the economic plan called, ‘Operation Ibn Sina: The Coming Economic Miracle in Afghanistan,’ which has been worked out by the volunteer economists of the Schiller Institute, and provided to Afghan experts living abroad and in Afghanistan, to analyze and prioritize its goals.

“The transformation of Afghanistan into a stable, prosperous country is also in the interests of all of the country’s neighbors, since the geographic location of Afghanistan makes it an organic hub for much of the transport and trade between Central Asia, South Asia and Southwest Asia. The integration of Afghanistan into the corridors and infrastructure projects of the Belt and Road Initiative is in the interest of all Eurasia, as well as of Afghanistan.

“This program and outlook is in the tradition of one of the greatest sons of Afghanistan, Ibn Sina, whose father was born in Balkh, in the north of the country, and who is one of the greatest physicians and universal thinkers of all time. What an excellent metaphor for a rich and beautiful future for Afghanistan!”


Schiller Institute Statement for International Distribution: No More Money for Arms in Ukraine! No World War with Russia or China!!

In the next hours and days, the Congress of the United States, the parliaments of Canada and Europe, the presidencies of Central and South America, and the governments of Asia and Africa must hear and see the people of the world stand up for humanity against world war with Russia and/or China. We need to get on the phones and into the offices of public officials, we need to go into the streets and in front of governmental institutions, to say that war is not the answer; that imposing war upon the dispossessed and poor is a crime against humanity; that not one more dollar should be spent on weapons for Ukraine; and that government-sponsored terrorist actions like the destruction of Nord Stream 2 must be investigated, exposed, and prosecuted.  

The responsibility has suddenly been thrust upon “We, the People,” in America and elsewhere, to act now to prevent the outbreak of a World War which will quickly lead to the probable extinction of the human species. The failure of the Ukraine proxy war to bring Russia to its knees has worsened an already existing systemic and out-of-control financial meltdown throughout the trans-Atlantic sector, threatening to become bigger than 2007–08. The City of London/Wall Street system—not Russia or China—is utterly bankrupt. Moreover, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) grouping, with its emphasis on technological progress and cooperative economic development, and its recent additions, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Ethiopia and Egypt, represents a challenge to the bankrupt “paper billionaires.” The forces representing this failing system have decided to declare World War Three without our permission, rather than go under. 

With over $2 quadrillion in financial derivatives and other debt, they cannot be saved—but they can’t accept that. They insist we must all go into the fire as fuel for their unpayable debt before that. We must reject this.

There is hope. Independent movements must rise up, and are doing so. Candidates are now leaving dead and dying parties. Many are calling for no more funding for, as well as for ending the Ukraine proxy war. People should declare their independence from tribal thinking. What further victories for peace elsewhere in the world will be possible under such a paradigm?

The world needs a new dawn, and a new direction. We must put down the flag of identity politics, and pick up the banner of humanity politics. We must say no to world war with Russia, and no to world war with China. 

No to war—Yes to Humanity! No to Poverty—Yes to Humanity! No to Scarcity—Yes to Humanity! 

To stop thermonuclear World War Three, we are our first and last, best hope. Demand no more money for the Ukraine proxy war, and moves to negotiate peace now.


Schiller Institute Press Release: NATO Escalates for World War; Military and Foreign Affairs Experts Release Proposal: ‘Ending the War with a Negotiated Peace’

The following statement was released by the Schiller Institute internationally for immediate mass circulation on September 25.

NATO Escalates for World War; Military and Foreign Affairs Experts Release Proposal:
‘Ending the War with a Negotiated Peace’

All reports indicate that President Biden intends to send U.S. Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) long-range missiles to Ukraine, with Germany then moving in lockstep, sending Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Kiev, capable of hitting 500 km deep into Russian territory. This escalation by NATO could very well bring NATO into direct warfighting with Russia and—by design or miscalculation—into a nuclear world war.

The Schiller Institute is today circulating worldwide an in-depth and well-thought-out peace proposal first published in Europe by four renowned German experts, titled, “Ending the War with a Negotiated Peace”. The proposal, first published on August 28, 2023 is signed by Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt, Prof. Dr. Hajo Funke, Gen. Harald Kujat (ret.), and Prof. Dr. H.c. Horst Teltschik.

Peter Brandt is an historian and the son of former Chancellor Willy Brandt; Hajo Funke is a leading professor of political science at the Free University of Berlin; Harald Kujat is the former Bundeswehr Chief of Staff (2000-2002) and former Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO (2002-2005); and Horst Teltschik is a former top diplomat who operated out of the chancellery of Chancellor Helmut Kohl at the time of the Iron Curtain’s fall, and subsequently became president of the Munich Security Conference.

We urge you to study the proposal linked above and circulate it to national heads of government in both the North and the Global South, to all media, and to local and regional governments, as a step in the direction of the kinds of proposals that are urgently needed.

The danger of nuclear war grows by the hour. Act with The Schiller Institute to stop it.


Greetings to International Peace Day Rally at the United Nations

Below are the greetings sent in for the Humanity For Peace “Special Musical Operation” at the United Nations on International Peace Day.

Twenty-four hours of nonviolence and cease fire is the least we can ask for at this crucial time in our shared work for world peace.  Let this day of commitment inspire us to make every day a day of peace.

Frank Kartheiser, Worcester. Ma. Catholic Workers Movement.

September 21st is International Peace Day!  Today we a are faced with growing tensions around the world from Europe and Asia to the Middle East and Africa.  Many of these tensions include the involvement or support of Great Powers and have brought us perhaps to closest to an open nuclear conflict.  Let us take time this day to step back from the potential abyss, to think, to respect each other, to show leadership and true diplomacy, to resolve our disagreements and work together in joint collaboration for the betterment of all.

Earl Rasmussen,  Lt Colonel (ret) U.S. Army, business consultant.

“The 17.5 million Guatemalans support peace in the world and the proposal made by Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche of the Schiller Institute, where she proposes the CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW JUST WORLD ECONOMIC ORDER!”


RAÚL ANÍBAL MARROQUÍN CASASOLA, proud member of the IPC and Humanity for Peace, and Coordinator of “The Pupil of Heaven” Observatory for Peace in Guatemala

PROCLAMATION FOR PEACE TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD

“Brothers of the nations of this shared world.

“Today, September 21, we join in a fraternal and unanimous call of solidarity for peace. In the midst of turbulence, discord and global conflict, we raise our voices to reaffirm our commitment to peace…

“Peace, in its essence, is the fabric that binds humanity together. It is the path to coexistence, justice and well-being for all. But in these times of uncertainty and divisions, it is vital to remember that peace is not an automatic gift; it must be built through the efforts and dedication of all the peoples of the world.

“We declare that peace is not just the absence of war, but the presence of justice, social equality and mutual understanding….

The five signers on behalf of

Central American and Caribbean Critical Thought proclaim the need to

Foster Empathy.

Resolve Conflicts Peacefully, rather than by violence and confrontation.

Promote a Culture of Peace through Education:

Combat Social Inequality and Injustice: We pledge to work together to eradicate poverty, discrimination, social and economic injustice.

Protect the environment: and

Support those vulnerable peoples who suffer the consequences of conflict and displacement, to alleviate their suffering.

We affirm that peace is not a utopian dream, but an attainable goal. We must remember that each of us has a role to play in the quest that together we can weave a more peaceful world for present and future generations. Peace is not just a word, but a collective action. Let us raise our hands and hearts to be peacemakers…

For Peace, today and always!

Signing on behalf of Central American and Caribbean Critical Thought are

from Nicaragua: Bolívar Téllez Castellón, Professor, and Fernando Vargas, editor of the Newspaper Socialist Voices;

and from El Salvador’s Universidad de El Salvador:

José Guillermo Campos, Chairman of the Department of Philosophy;

Luis Alberto Guzman, Chair of Marxism and Methodology of Materialism; and

Ivis Barrera, Master in Human Rights and Education for Peace.



“CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CRITICAL THOUGHT”

Rejoice and stand together, for we are winning in this struggle for humanity and for peace. This struggle is far from over, but we are winning!

I grew up in former Yugoslavia and lived through the wars of succession which broke out in the early 1990s. The experience was almost surreal as we saw the society polarize almost from one day to the next, from a firm belief that war was unthinkable and impossible to fighting the war as the society’s central obsession. That experience made me so worried about a repeat of this social transformation in the buildup of war between Russia and the west that in 2017 I published a book in which I tried to warn about it and call attention to those parts of the ruling establishment in the west who were deliberately dragging us into this World War 3 scenario. They were planning the big wiar, that much was clear. But what they did not and could not plan with is us, humanity, simply rejecting war and demanding peace.

There is no question that Russia was absolutely provoked into its intervention in Ukraine. When President Putin launched the special military operation, the west responded with a total embargo on all Russian sources of information and with heavy-handed censorship of any pro-Russian views. Recall, some universities in the west even cancelled Russian literature classes, and some theaters cancelled performances of Russian composers like Tchaikovsky. 

They wanted to make sure that the western narrative about that conflict couldn’t be challenged and that we all embraced the belief that Russia’s aggression was unprovoked and that the collective west was valiantly standing up for democracy, freedom and the rule of law. They wanted us to fear and loathe Russia and to give our consent for that all-out World War 3. But that didn’t happen.

Instead, it became clear that behind the facade of unity kept up by the officialdom and corporate media, a silent majority in the west rejected the official narrative. I encountered a number of informal polls in social media where a large number of respondents expressed very contrary views – allow me to share some of them with you.

On 31 December last year, Twitter account NovElection 2022 simply asked, “Which side are you on? Russia or Ukraine?” Out of the nearly 37,000 people who responded, 78.8% said that they were on Russia’s side!

On 24 January this year, Chase Geiser asked on Twitter, “Which would you rather see win? Russia or Ukraine?” Out of the 15,670 votes, 73.6% said that they wanted Russia to win.

On 2 February David Vance asked, “…if you had to choose between Putin and Zelensky, which would it be?” Out of nearly 41,000 respondents, 77.2% preferred Vladimir Putin.

A few weeks later, George Galloway asked, “Is the west to blame for the Ukraine war?” Out of more than 15,000 respondents, 95% said, yes – they thought that the west was indeed to blame for the war.

In spite of the very large numbers of respondents, some people might object that these are not scientific polls. Well, let me share some further evidence that these polls are broadly correct. As I learned from a NATO official who shared this information with me, NATO itself has been monitoring public mood among member nations very closely. They found that in most Eastern European nations, as many as 3 out of 4 people sympathise with the Russian side in this conflict. In countries like France, Spain, Italy and Belgium 2 out of 3 individuals sympathise with Russia. And when the French polling organization IFOP (Institut Français d’Opinion Publique) asked the average Frenchman about their views on the war only two weeks from its start in February 2022, they found that 52% of the French people believed Russian justifications for war.

The silent majority in the west might indeed be silent, but it seems nevertheless to be a very large majority. That majority is us, people who have awakened and opened our eyes wide to what is truly going on in the world. The war between Russia and Ukraine did not escalate into a nuclear World War 3. For that we can thank the patience and restraint of the Russian Federation, but we should also celebrate the political awakening of the populations of western countries who have rejected the official narrative and the relentless demonization of Russia and her leadership. By withholding our consent for an all-out war against Russia we may have prevented that war and preserved peace. We have not yet prevailed in our struggle for peace, but we are prevailing so do rejoice and stand together! It may just be that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for and thus far we’ve come through!

Alex Krainer, Blogger, author, financial analyst

We need a global move towards de-escalation and away from the accelerating militarisation of international politics. Humanity is becoming increasingly trapped in a security dilemma. The Political West has been negligent in understanding the security concerns of others, thus prompting responses that only escalate the conflict. We must break this cycle, otherwise we will be on the increasingly slippery path to catastrophe. There is another way, and that is a return to the founding principles of the United Nations, above all sovereign internationalism – whereby sovereign states commit to work together to resolve the common problems facing humanity. This is the vision that inspired the creation of the UN in the first place, and we must now resist the attempt by those who wish to substitute the agenda of peace and development with their own agenda of endless deterrence and militarism. The Global South has had enough of the interminable conflicts provoked by the attempts of the Political West to maintain its pre-eminence. Its voice is demanding to be heard, and it is a view that many in the Global North share. On that basis a new peace and development movement is taking shape. There is an alternative, and we are part of it, reaching across continents and cultures. That is the only way forwards, if we are to have a future at all.

Prof Sakwa is the recently retired Emeritus Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent in the UK. He is the author of many books on Russia, and a widely read book in 2022, Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands. 

The Pillars of Peace

The philosophical position which says the engagement of war is always inevitable, is contrary to the concept of peace. God’s imparting of peace is stated in John 14:27 where it says “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” This indicates that peace is in conflict with a troubled heart. It also indicates that God desires us to be at peace with one another at all cost. That cost of war is troubled spirits of people who are engaged directly or indirectly with the actions of war. Therefore I would like to offer the pillars of peace that help us to avoid physical conflicts of war. These pillars are reason, understanding and temperance.

The pillar of reason helps avoid conflict because it helps to exhaust all avenues that lead to peace. When the wheels turn to war, reason should turn also, following the war and standing in the midst ready to continue talks of reason and peace.

The pillar of understanding is a two-way street. Both sides of a conflict should be open to make all attempts to understand the stance and feelings of the opposite side from themselves. Somehow wearing the shoes of someone else helps us to be selfless and seek to show empathy. This is the position of understanding even when we do not understand. In other words, understanding should be sought before we act on the emotions of anger and control. This leads us to our final pillar of temperance.

Temperance is simply self-restraint or self-control. This suggests that self-control over control of others is our main line of defense against war. The age-old Biblical principle found in Luke 6:31 says “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” No country desires to be drawn into war or to be the provocateur of war. Every time a war begins there is a first shot is fired which begins the conflict. It is at that moment that temperance should be exercised because remember the time to talk about peace is before a war begins. That talk must not just be had with one another, but also with the self-individual or self-country to maintain the self-control.

It is my hope that the talk of peace in relation to reason, understanding and temperance would help avoid the need for war. And in the event of conflict beginning, these would be tools utilized in the midst of conflict to minimize the impact and longevity of the conflict.

Rev. Dr. Terri Strong, Senior Pastor at Mt. Sinai AME Church, Arlington, TN

On this day while we commemorate International Day of Peace we ought to

reflect and point out root causes of Wars and aggressions that challenge

the humanity establishing the peace across the globe. We learn from past

and contemporary history that some of the reasons have been; superiority

complexes and difference of social and civic classes, racism, racial and

National arrogance, thirst of power over others and the most importantly

grabbing the material resources and economic exploitation.

Today the economic exploitation and deprivation is the main and central

root cause of Wars and military aggressions. We need to struggle and urge

that world global financial Groups such as World Bank, IMF and WTO

reconsider the terms and conditions that keeps under-developed countries

oppressed, continue to choke their economies and inflated debts.

International community of Nations need to work together in the spirit of

collective human progress and establish peace on the principals of equality

and respect for Human lives. The body of world nations shall mediate

between parties bringing the parties on the negotiating table.

American Muslims and Muslims across the globe strongly support any and all

moral and material efforts to bring the lasting peace in this planet.

Muhammad Salim Akhtar
National Director American Muslim Alliance

Pax Christi UpState New York totally supports the economic uplifting of all 

peoples and nations. BRICS, now greatly expanded, will have the natural and 

human resources to end poverty in the most populated regions of the world.

All nations, North and South must rally behind this just and egalitarian plan.

Jack Gilroy, Pax Christi & multiple peace and justice organizations

How Can Peace, Toppled by War, Nonviolently Reclaim

the Golden Age Mission?

 

Publication:

In English: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=531

In Russian: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=558

 

          Erasmus of Rotterdam, a Dutch philosopher, theologian and humanist, more than 500 years ago wrote the world-famous “Complaint of Peace, Expelled and Defeated Everywhere” o­n Latin language: “Querela Pacis undique gentium ejectae profligataeque”, [s.l.], 1517, which became the pacifism humanistic pillar. But over 5 centuries, the situation with peace has practically not changed, if it has not become worse under the humanity and nature in nuclear Armageddon threat of complete incineration.

          Peace remains today, as before, an outcast “everywhere expelled and defeated” by war, nullified in all infrastructural vectors of all society spheres. “The expelled and defeated peace” today is its science zero and its academies. This is its schools and universities zero. This is its professional personnel zero, if you don’t count its spontaneous and sporadic amateur-pacifists. This is its material and technical base zero. This is funding zero for it, with zero peacemaking governments and parties that would not o­nly in words but also in practice, assert peace, creating all the necessary, permanent infrastructure for it. The most governments and parties frankly do not want peace, which prevents them from the war profiting and self-establishing themselves. Others want peace but do nothing real for it, do not know what to do and do not want to listen to those who know HOW to achieve true peace and not just another temporary truce that has filled all of history instead of true peace. The governments do not know true, eternal peace, out of ignorance recognizing as peace any temporary truce, any respite between wars.

          Unlike peace, from its gaping zero infrastructurewar today is provided with an excellent, rich infrastructure of resources in abundance. It is a military science started by Adam von Bülow since 1799, more than three centuries ago, and equipped today with hundreds of military academies in all countries. These are priority budget and private investments in the war and arms race, amounting to trillions of currencies of all lears. These are thousands of military schools and universities around the world. These are hundreds of millions of professional armed forces and paramilitary forces, the total number of which is bashfully kept silent in all sources. This is a countless and innumerable material and technical, primarily weapons, military platform with thousands of military bases and an endlessly accelerating arms race. This is practically all, 99%, of governments and parties in the world that openly or silently, under o­ne or another plausible pretext, serve the god of war. Now, the reigning war left to rogue-peace o­nly o­ne day a year, September 21, giving it a meager mercy-alms to remember, talk about, forget about again and return to itself for the rest days captured by war o­n subsequent years.

          With similar ratio of zero infrastructure of the rogue peace-life and 100% infrastructure of the reigning war-death-mass murder, brought to 100% nuclear, scientific genocide and ecocide, true peace will never be established o­n Earth, not in any new 500 years, if first it is not finally killed by the war along with all of humanity and its o­nly planet.

          Where, when and HOW can the humanity true, eternal peace come from and BY WHOM be established not in empty endless appeals and pacifist wishes but really, practically and tangibly in the priority peacemaking infrastructure in all spheres of every country and nation? This possibility and foundation are laid in social genetics, in the eternal actors of humanity substance, discovered by Mahatma Gandhi in 1927 in its “varna-spherons”. In prehistoric times, they provided India with a “golden age” of prosperity and world cultural leadership and will create it for the future of humanity, when it masters the Gandhian science of spherons, the peacemaking science of spheronics. The Golden Age, for all its utopianism, in historical examples like India, was “golden” o­nly thanks to the kingdom of peace, which is real as the o­nly sociogenetic way of life for people and whole humanity.

          The initial, fundamental pillars of this science, based o­n the Gandhian eternal actors of the true peace – spherons, ensuring the humanity survival as genetically peacemaking “mole of history”, in the form of an initial system of eight structural macro-sociological laws. They were first theoretically formulated, historically substantiated and statistically verified by world statistics in the GGHA during 18 years of hit scientific innovative research. Unfortunately, they remained unheard by anyone who could provide the development of this science with resources.

          The results of scientific research of the Gandhian spherons are presented in many publications in different languages, of which the last two, the most concise and generalizing, should be mentioned, presented o­n their paired banner:

 

https://peacefromharmony.org/

 

          Their scientific, fundamental conclusion: no o­ne partial, class or national actor is capable to provide true, eternal and global peace. o­nly the humanity spherons can provide it covering all people from birth to death and acting o­n every social object and ensuring its peaceful life. Without the peace science, without its schools, academies and universities, there can be no peace. It can o­nLY begin since the OBJECTIVE, SCIENTIFIC TRUTH OF PEACE, o­ne, necessary and binding for all people and nations, like Newton’s law. Without the peace science and its infrastructure, peace cannot begin. This requires, for the start, for the experiment, a meager investment of $2 million, which we, the GGHA, offer to the newly born consolidated historical actor of peace – BRICS+, which unites the global South, which makes up the majority of humanity. No other historical actor of true peace is visible today.

          There is no better purpose for the International Day of Peace than to realize this simple, basic truth: “WHERE DOES TRUE PEACE START?” that will trigger the conscious construction of its entire systemic and global infrastructure. Everything else, as they say, is “All Is Vanity and Vexation of Spirit” for peace, with which the past is filled but in which the true peace grains were born and which are integrated by spheronics. o­nly with this fundamental science will the rogue-peace revive its and the Divine providence “Golden Age” mission for the humanity.

         

         With the hope of understanding and recognizing this basic simple truth for peace,

 

Dr. Leo Semashko, o­n behalf of 750 coauthors of the Gandhian “Spherons Global True Peace Megascience”, spheronics during 18 years,

Philosopher, macro sociologist and peacemaker from the spherons harmony,

GGHA Founder (2005) and Honorary President,

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Webhttps://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253,

E-mailleo.semashko@gmail.com,

Skype: leo.semahko,

20-09-23

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Dr. Leo Semashko, Founder and Honorary President, Gandhian Global Harmony Association

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