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Webcast: Zepp-LaRouche Lays Out the Case for the New Bretton Woods

Read and sign our call for a New Bretton Woods

As the call for an Ad Hoc Committee for a New Bretton Woods is circulating and picking up endorsers, Helga Zepp-LaRouche presented in her weekly webcast the argument why this is the only avenue that can work, if mankind is to move toward peaceful cooperation and development. There is a growing concern about World War III and, while people are against war, they are not looking at the cause. It is the collapse globally of the neoliberal system which is responsible for the war drive coming from the G7 and NATO. While ridiculing the dog-and-pony show of their summits, she pointed to the serious discussion at the BRICS-Plus summit as an example of the potential to achieve a global bankruptcy reorganization.

As to why connect her call with Bretton Woods, she said it represented a precedent. The hijacking of FDR’s original proposal prevented the full decolonization he intended, but that is now on the agenda. The G7 and NATO are launching a global operation which does not address any of the immediate threats facing mankind. Our proposal does.

She urged people to join this fight after presenting a summary of how it was Bismarck’s rejection of neoliberal free trade policies and embrace of the American System which led to the industrial development of Germany. This story is kept out of the history books. It is up to us to carry out a mobilization which reintroduces people to this approach to overcoming poverty and underdevelopment on a global scale.

Germany: New Appeal for Ceasefire in Ukraine Published in Die Zeit

Germany: New Appeal for Ceasefire in Ukraine Published in Die Zeit

June 30, 2022 (EIRNS)–A list of 21 prominent Germans and two international signers (Richard Falk and Jeffrey Sachs) published in today’s Die Zeit a new appeal to Western governments for an all-out and immediate effort to achieve a quick, negotiated solution to the Ukraine conflict. Among the German signers is Gen. (ret.) Erich Vad, former military advisor to Angela Merkel. An immediate reaction from Andrej Melnik, Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin followed.

The signers call for a “diplomatic full-scale offensive” as the only way to get out of “the present dead-end,” referring to military experts, who consider victory for Ukraine—with a return of all occupied territories including Donetsk, Lugansk, and Crimea—unrealistic. They question continuing weapons deliveries and demand, “An immediate cease-fire,” the title of their call. “Continuing the war to achieve full victory of Ukraine over Russia leads to thousands of further victims of war, who die for a goal that does not seem realistic.”

In an immediate reaction to this, Ukrainian Ambassador and attack-dog in Berlin, Andrej Melnik, had a fit on twitter: “Not again, what a bunch of pseudo-intellectual losers you all Varwicks, Vads, Kluges, Prechts, Yogeshwars, Zehs & Co. [names of some signers] should finally go to hell with your defeatist ‘advise’. Bye.” Andrij Melnyk zu Augstein, Precht und Co.: Schert Euch zum Teufel! [Go to hell!]

The letter was signed by Jakob Augstein (publicist), Richard A. Falk (professor of international law), Svenja Flaßpöhler (philosopher), Thomas Glauben (professor of agricultural economics), Josef Haslinger (writer), Elisa Hoven (professor of criminal law), Alexander Kluge (filmmaker and author), Christoph Menke (professor of philosophy), Wolfgang Merkel (professor of political science), Julian Nida-Rümelin (philosopher), Robert Pfaller (philosopher), Richard D. Precht (philosopher), Jeffrey Sachs (professor of economics), Michael von der Schulenburg (former UN diplomat), Edgar Selge (actor), Ilija Trojanow (writer), Erich Vad (retired Gen, former military advisor to Angela Merkel), Johannes Varwick (professor of international politics), Harald Welzer (social psychologist), Ranga Yogeshwar (science journalist), and Juli Zeh (writer).

This July 4, Declare for A New Bretton Woods!!

On Sunday, July 3, Helga Zepp-LaRouche will present the “Lyndon LaRouche New Bretton Woods” proposal as the core content of a new world development architecture, in a two-hour dialogue. [Joining her is Diane Sare, longtime associate of Lyndon LaRouche and an independent candidate for United States Senate.] Such a New Bretton Woods policy, and policy-discussion among all nations, provides the only sound basis for ending the perpetual wars of the past twenty-years’ post-9/11 era, and the policy blunders committed since NATO expansion accelerated after 1990

The much-vaunted Anglo-American post-1989 “unipolar world-order” is now no more. Its 30-year “rule of law” has devolved into perpetual war, self-destroying sanctions, deindustrialization, hyper-inflation and impending bankruptcies, mass death through pandemics, and mass cultural despair. Not only America, but Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, indeed the entire trans-Atlantic group, are in more turmoil than at any other time in the past half-century.

In many respects, the United States and NATO have now come to resemble the very British Empire against which the Founders of the United States initially declared their independence. That’s why “NATO nations” need to throw off their 19th and 20th century geopolitical policies, and instead adopt a new approach to working together with the world as a whole, especially the continents of Africa, Asia and Ibero-America. Whatever our political differences, including disputes with Russia, China,or other perceived enemies, we must devise a solution that advances the General Welfare of all nations, and of our posterity.

On July 4, 1776, America declared independence from a despotic British Imperial system. Today, How could we rescue the original United States and its Declaration of Independence and Constitution from the clutches of Wall Street, the City of London, and the nearly-useless Republican and Democratic Parties? The New Bretton Woods idea, first discussed in a January 1988 conference in Andover, Mass. by Lyndon LaRouche, Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Dr Frederick Wills, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, is a way of joining the United States together with other nations to fulfill the promises of presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F Kennedy of a just world economic order based on technological progress for the developing sector.

Here is the core of Zepp-LaRouche’s proposal.
First: The reorganization of the bankrupt world financial system and replacing it with a New Bretton Woods system. The declared goal of this new credit system must be overcoming poverty and underdevelopment in the entire world, but above all raising living standards in developing countries, making it possible for all people on this planet to fully develop their potential capabilities.
Second: A bankruptcy reorganization of commercial banks, putting them under creditor protection, so that they can supply the real economy with credit. Investment banks and other financial entities must manage without taxpayer money, putting their accounts in order on their own, and declaring bankruptcy, if necessary.
Third: The banning of derivatives trade under agreements among governments. All speculation on energy and food must be strictly prohibited.
Fourth: The immediate implementation of a system of fixed exchange rates, which can be periodically adjusted by governments within certain limits.
Fifth: The fundamental reorganization of the debt of countries and firms and, when necessary for their continued productive existence, the cancellation of debt.
Sixth: The setting up in each country of a National Bank in the tradition of Alexander Hamilton, so that credit creation is put under the control of sovereign governments. With this, productive full employment can be achieved through investments in basic infrastructure and innovation.
Seventh: The negotiation among National Banks of long-term agreements on long-term, low-interest credit to allow investments in an international infrastructure program, and projects of the World Land-Bridge such as are outlined in the report “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge,” and as China is implementing in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Eighth: The expansion of the World Land-Bridge, which creates common economic advantages for all countries, which in turn becomes the basis for a new international security architecture, taking into account the security interests of all nations on this Earth.”

The best way to commemorate the 1776 Declaration of Independence is to declare independence from today’s Malthusian nightmare of Anglosphere geopolitics and war. To do that, “a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires” that an economic alternative must be stated and provided. Join us on July 3 as we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to the accomplishment of this task. All are invited, and all are urged to participate.

Join us Sunday July 3rd at 1pm EDT, 7pm CEST

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

June 25 (EIRNS) – Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche has issued a “Call for an Ad-Hoc Committee for a New Bretton Woods System,” which is now circulating and gathering signatures from prominent leaders around the world, and will shortly be made public. In it, she calls for the “immediate convening of an emergency international conference which mandates: First: The reorganization of the bankrupt world financial system and replacing it with a New Bretton Woods system. The declared goal of this new credit system must be overcoming poverty and underdevelopment in the entire world, but above all raising living standards in developing countries, making it possible for all people on this planet to fully develop their potential capabilities.”

Other crucial points follow, but that first point summarizes the central idea of the document, an idea whose time has come.

The June 18-19 Schiller Institute international conference elaborated on the strategic situation which cries out for such a solution, and presented the essential features of the LaRouche policies in economics, science, culture and statecraft that must be taken up around the world. It is of note that China’s CGTN issued a Tweet yesterday with a two-minute video clip from Zepp-LaRouche’s speech at that conference, which they also made available to millions upon millions of viewers on Weibo (China’s Twitter-like online networking tool). 

In it, Zepp-LaRouche states:

“According to Duma President Volodin, the Emerging G8, of Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, and Turkey, already has bypassed the G7 in terms of the GDP. Other organizations and nations are working toward a new model of a global order, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, ASEAN, and many nations in the Global South. “What all of these countries are aiming at, is the wish for common poverty alleviation, real development of their physical economies, national sovereignty, the right to choose their own model of social and economic development, and cooperation in their mutual interests…

“So, the `democracies’ are really only the U.S., Great Britain, the EU (which, however, is divided), Japan, Australia, and South Korea. So when, at the end of this month, the annual NATO Summit meets in Madrid to present a plan for a Global NATO and a new security doctrine, without a real economic development plan, naturally, which it certainly will not have, it will fail to address the actual needs of a world faced with famine, pandemic, and economic chaos. It will have a big posture, but it will be a colossus on clay feet.”

The just-concluded BRICS summit also discussed ideas of how to construct a new international economic system to replace the current bankrupt trans-Atlantic colossus, as seen clearly in Russian President Putin’s remarks at that event. The key to the strategic situation remains whether sufficient forces for sanity, development, and war-avoidance can be rallied within the United States, to bring the U.S. into a working relationship with China, Russia and other great powers, as Lyndon LaRouche repeatedly called for. That specific task will be taken up this coming July 3, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, when Helga Zepp-LaRouche will be joined by Diane Sare, LaRouche Party candidate for Senator from New York, to celebrate the true meaning of the U.S.’s July 4 Independence Day, and thereby catalyze a return to the best tradition of American System economics of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon LaRouche.

Video Compilation: A New Paradigm Based on a Dialogue of Civilizations Requires that We Save Afghanistan

In Panel 4, “Classical Culture and the Dialogue of Civilizations”, of the June 18–19 Schiller Institute Conference, “There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System,” Dr. Zaher Wahab, Emeritus Professor of Education, who taught at the American University of Afghanistan (2013-2020), and served as an advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education, spoke in his presentation “Dialogue, Not a Clash, of Civilizations”, of the need to establish a new paradigm of cooperation among nations and cultures, which renounces the Western legacy of colonialism and the Samuel Huntington thesis of “Clash of Civilizations”. He begins by thanking the Schiller Institute for keeping the issue of Afghanistan, his native country, ” up front in the news”.

Dr. Wahab insists that the U.S. and its allies have a a responsibility to rebuild Afghanistan, instead of causing mass starvation through its economic sanctions and seizure of Afghanistan’s Central Bank reserves, stating very clearly that “The U.S. is on trial, humanity is on trial, and history will judge us.” In response to a question about the role of the 10th Century Central Asian philosopher and world famous medical expert Ibn Sina in building a new dialogue of civilizations and saving Afghanistan, Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche discusses the concept she developed of Operation ibn Sina to restore the greatness of Afghanistan in building a modern health system and new economy.. This issue has assumed even greater significance since the horrific effects of the recent devastating earthquake in Afghanistan have exposed the lack of the necessary infrastructure and health care system which NATO’s 20 year occupation of Afghanistan never built, and the further economic destruction of Afghanistan caused by U.S. policy since the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan in 2021.

Video compilation: Why Friendly U.S.–China Relations Are Good for the World!

The June 18–19 Schiller Institute Conference, “There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System,” featured critical views of the currently deteriorating U.S.–China relationship from the perspective of a prominent Chinese scholar and a well known leader within the Chinese-American community. Dr. Wang Wen, Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies and Deputy Dean of the Silk Road School at Renmin University in China, spoke on the subject of “Why China’s Rise is Beneficial to the World.” In the course of his presentation, he makes clear that China’s leadership and its people have no desire to dominate the world. Instead, they desire a friendly relationship and win-win cooperation with the West, but will go to war if necessary to defend their national sovereignty and their right to develop.

Dr. George Koo, retired business consultant in U.S.–China trade and chairman of the Burlingame Foundation, on the topic of “U.S.–China Cultural Relations Are Critical to Prevent War,” speaking as a proud American voices his concern over the degeneration of the Western political class into a single fixation on money and personal power. He sounds the alarm bells over the current U.S. policy of containment and confrontation with China, which is leading to war, particularly over the issue of Taiwan independence. Dr. Koo expresses his hope that the Schiller Institute, through its international conferences, can serve as a vehicle to convince the American people that their government’s policy towards China must be changed to avert disaster.

Dr. Uwe Behrens, a logistics manager and author from Berlin, in his presentation “The Non-Rival Doctrine” debunks the fake “Xinjiang genocide” narrative coming from disgusting purveyors of disinformation such as German anthropologist and xenophobic nut job Adrian Zenz and shows how their lies are laundered through the Western mainstream media for the purpose of brainwashing people into hating China. He demonstrates that this anti-China strategy has its roots in the 1993 non-rival doctrine of then Vice President Dick Cheney based on the idea that with the fall of the Soviet Union, never again will any nation be allowed to grow powerful enough to challenge the hegemony of the United States. He thanks the Schiller Institute for organizing a conference that can be used as a platform to stop the dangerous escalation of confrontation by the West with China.

Webcast: We Must Not Measure Wealth By Money

Helga Zepp-LaRouche used the proceedings of two conferences this week — the EU summit and the BRICS summit — to highlight why the Schiller Institute Call for convening a conference for a New Bretton Woods is so essential. The neoliberal model is presently bankrupt, as bankrupt as the Soviet Union when it collapsed. Yet there is no competent voice even questioning the policies of the West at the EU summit; and the G7 and NATO summits at the end of the month will offer the same neoliberal, Green policies which have led to runaway inflation and physical economic collapse, and war against Russia.

In contrast, there was real deliberation at the BRICS summit. She urged viewers to read the speeches of Putin, Xi, Modi, Rhamaposa and even Bolsonero, to see the difference. She singled out the German government, and especially Economics Minister Habeck for ridicule, as an example of a government exhibiting no concern for the Common Good.

In reviewing the Schiller Institute conference from last weekend, she said that as bleak as the outlook would seem to be, it is at times like this that powerful ideas can take hold. Our job is to provide the necessary powerful ideas represented by the new call.

Finally, she spoke of the importance of the Sare campaign for U.S. Senator from New York as a means of providing the beautiful ideas needed to uplift people.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche on Pakistani TV – Security Depends on Development

EIRNS, June 23–Pakistan’s PTV World program Views on News, hosted by Faisal Rehman who spoke with Helga Zepp-LaRouche and other guests concerning security and development issues facing the new Pakistani government. Zepp-LaRouche’s theme was that there must be peace and development for Afghanistan. She asked, “How long do you want to keep fighting? The grievances of the past are not the starting point for defining the future.” Mrs. LaRouche called for the integration of Afghanistan with the Belt and Road initiative.  The full program can be viewed here.

Video: Don’t Be Afraid to ‘Kick Against the Pricks’! — Real Science Disproves the Linear Non-Threshold (LNT) Radiation Myth

In his presentation, Dr. Ed Calabrese (U.S. ), Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Mass. Amherst, discusses the history of dosage and toxicology, along with how the “Linear No-Threshold” Model was applied to radiation. According to the model, there is no minimum safe dose that can be given to a patient without some negative effect arising. The exposure to even the tiniest amounts of radiation, or other kinds of chemicals, would produce cumulative genetic changes which could never be reversed.

The model’s supposed infallibility in the field of cancer-risk assessment and toxicology was actually disproven by Dr. Calabrese, who had went all the way back to the historical underpinnings of the model to discover serious research flaws, including even scientific misconduct by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences!

Once his research started to attract attention from the scientific community, he began receiving attacks from his own peers, some going so far as to invalidate his research on the basis of him not graduating from Harvard, or receiving a Nobel Peace Prize! He was called “stupid”, “inexperienced”, and someone who should never be taken seriously.

When asked what students needed to understand in order to produce the kinds of discoveries made by him, Dr. Calabrese said that the key wasn’t to start with so-called recent or up-to-date studies, but to go back to the original sources, experiments, and research, and then follow that all the way to the most recent studies. Lyndon LaRouche had a similar understanding of education, urging younger members of his movement to rediscover and replicate the original experiments of such great thinkers like Plato, Eratosthenes, Archimedes, Kepler, and others.

Conference: There Can Be No Peace Without the Bankruptcy Reorganization of the Dying Trans-Atlantic Financial System

International Schiller Institute online conference
June 18-19, 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Moderator: Dennis Speed, The Schiller Institute 

1) Helga Zepp-LaRouche (Germany); Founder, Schiller Institute: Keynote Address: “Let’s Win Mission Impossible or Find Another Planet!” (30 min.)

2) Andrey Kortunov (Russia); Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC): “Russia and the Indivisible Security of All Nations” 

3) Col. Richard Black (ret.) (U.S.); former head of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon; former Virginia State Senator: “”Ukraine Has Lost the War: But Thermonuclear War Still Threatens” 

4) Dr. Wang Wen (China), Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, and Deputy Dean of the Silk Road School at Renmin University of China: “Why China’s Rise Is Beneficial to the World”. 

5) Dr. Wolfgang Bittner (Germany); Author of over 80 books; Doctor in Law: “The West-East Conflict – An Orchestration” 

6) Sam Pitroda (U.S./India); Innovator, Entrepreneur and Policy-Maker: “India and The Emerging New World Architecture” 

7) Dr. Clifford Kiracofe (U.S.); Former Senior Staff Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; President, Washington Institute for Peace and Development: “Diplomacy and Cooperation in a Time of Crisis” 

Moderator: Harley Schlanger, The Schiller Institute 

1) Diane Sare (U.S.); LaRouche independent candidate for U.S. Senator from New York: “The Collapse of the West and the Urgent Need to Join the Belt and Road Initiative” 

2) Daisuke Kotegawa (Japan); Former Japanese Finance Ministry official, and Executive Director for Japan at the International Monetary Fund: “Don’t Let This World Be Destroyed by Filthy Gamblers Who Call Themselves Wall St. and City of London Bankers” 

3) Dr. Uwe Behrens (Germany); Logistics Manager and Author, Berlin: “The Non-Rival Doctrine”

4) Nino Galloni (Italy); Economist, Former Director General of the Italian Labor Ministry: “Make Africa Self-Sufficient Again

5) Geoff Young (U.S.); Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Congress from Kentucky, CD 6: “What Must Change in Washington Before the U.S. Can Join the Belt and Road Initiative”

6) AmbLeonidas Chrysanthopoulos (Greece); former Ambassador to Poland, Canada and Armenia, former Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC): “The Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Belt and Road Initiative”

7) Food Producers Roundtable (U.S.):  Robert Baker (Virginia; Agriculture Liaison, Schiller Institute); Mike Callicrate (Colorado/Kansas; Ranch Foods Direct); Jon Baker (Iowa, cattleman, rural community banker); Wilbur, Ken and Kyle Kehrli (Iowa; livestock, crops producers); Frank Endres (California), wheat, cattle;  James Moore (Alaska); salmon troller leader; James Benham (Indiana); President of the Indiana Farmers Union; Board of National Farmers Union: “Science and Culture to End Famine–Principles of Agriculture Productivity” 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Moderator: Stephan Ossenkopp 

1) Jason Ross (U.S.); Secretary-Treasurer, The LaRouche Organization; Science Adviser to Lyndon LaRouche: “Vernadskian Time — Time for Humanity”

2) Francesco Battaglia (Italy); Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Modena, Italy: “The Fraud of Climate/Energy Transition” 

3) Dr. Ed Calabrese (U.S.); Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Mass. Amherst; Co-Editor, Hormesis: A Revolution in Biology, Toxicology and Medicine: “Real Science Disproves the Linear Non-Threshold (LNT) Radiation Myth” 

4) Prof. Sergei Pulinets (Russia); Principal Scientific Researcher of the Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow: “A Vernadskian Approach to Earthquake Forecasting”

5) William C. Jones (U.S.); former EIR White House correspondent: “V. I. Vernadsky, Scientific Thought as a Geological Force” 

Moderator: Dennis Speed, The Schiller Institute 

1) Jacques Cheminade (France); President Solidarité & Progrès: Keynote Address: “A Culture of Curiosity and Perseverance to Explore the Impossible”

2) Felipe Maruf Quintas (Brazil); Professor of Political Science, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro; columnist for “Monitor Mercantil”: “The Role of Brazil in the Dialogue of Civilizations and in the World’s Physical Economy” 

3) Dr. Zaher Wahab (Afghanistan); Dr. Zaher Wahab, Emeritus Professor of Education, Former advisor to Afghan Ministry of Higher Education, Taught at American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), 2013-2020: “Dialogue, Not Clash, of Civilizations” 

4) Dr. George Koo (U.S.); retired business consultant specializing in U.S.-China Trade; Chairman, Burlingame Foundation: “U.S.-China Cultural Relations Are Critical to Prevent War”

5) Mike Robinson (U.K.), Editor, The UK Column: “The Dehumanizing Meta-Sphere” 

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