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Russia to Increase the Share of Nuclear Power in Its Grid

Dec. 14, 2022 (EIRNS)–Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak said Russia will increase the share of nuclear power in its grid from 20% to 25% by 2040. In an article for the Energy Policy magazine on Tuesday, reported by RT, “Novak wrote that the growing trend of expanding the use of civilian nuclear energy can provide a powerful impetus to further improve the industry in Russia and build up its export potential. `Russia is already a leader in the global nuclear industry, possessing colossal technological and scientific potential in this area,’ Novak wrote.”

Novak said that nuclear is currently 20% of Russia’s total energy mix, “whereas in the European part [of Russia] it is almost 40%, this being the biggest source of clean energy in the country.” He also said that Russia’s share in the global market of low-power nuclear reactors would reach 20% by 2030.

Biden’s Fusion Breakthrough Brag Comes from a Nuclear Weapons Program

Dec. 14 (EIRNS) — The Dec. 5 experimental result at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) raises the issue of the fourth of Lyndon LaRouche’s four laws, and his Fusion Energy Foundation (FEF)’s approach to the most important scientific frontiers.

The result reported in an Energy Department/National Nuclear Security Agency press conference Dec. 13, followed by a technical panel of NIF team leaders, was an ignited plasma fuel with an output power gain of 50% over the input laser power–not 20% as had been reported in media leaks Dec. 12. This was a very large improvement over the August 2021 shot, which was a {huge} (25x) improvement over any previous experiments there. Moreover, Dec. 5 was the first net gain in the worldwide history of fusion power R&D.

The energetics of the experiment – which also make clear fusion energy will not be commercialized with this kind of set-up – were given as: “wall outlet power” for the laser array, 300 megajoules; laser input power delivered to the target fuel, 2.05 megajoules; output from ignited fuel, 3.15 megajoules. All in part of a nanosecond. (Note extremely low 0.6% power efficiency of the laser array.)

The key innovation which has probably advanced the NIF experiments of the past two years more than any other – namely, the use of an electric coil to surround the laser-imploded fuel pellet {with a strong magnetic field as it explodes} – was never mentioned by any director or team leader in the 75-minute presentation of the results. This, despite a {Physical Review Letters} article on just that subject published Nov. 4, 2022. The lead author and the innovation’s originator, John Moody, wrote, “The application of an external 26 Tesla axial magnetic field to a D2 gas-filled capsule indirectly driven on the National Ignition Facility is observed to increase the ion temperature by 40% and the neutron yield by a factor of 3.2 in a hot spot with areal density and temperature approaching what is required for fusion ignition.” This was written {before} the Dec. 5 experiment’s much better result.

Why did no one mention this? Perhaps it is irrelevant to the reason for existence of this ICF program at Livermore: To analyze U.S. nuclear warhead performance without nuclear weapons tests. The program will get $641 million in the Fiscal 2023 NDAA –by Chuck Schumer’s efforts according to him–while most fusion R&D now depends on private funds.

If a serious national fusion energy development program were launched, this successful step in “hybridization” of magnetic and inertial confinement fusion would be of great importance. (One might say the idea is “as old as the FEF,” or older.) But apparently not, if improving U.S. warheads for possible nuclear exchanges with other powers is the reason for the United States government funding fusion research.

Other institutions involved in the NIF work at LLNL are: DoE’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Nevada National Security Site; General Atomics; academic institutions including the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University; international partners including the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.

Webcast: On the Danger of Nuclear War: If There Are No Voices Speaking Out, It May Soon Be Too Late!

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, issued an impassioned plea for viewers to “Wake up…and speak out” about the threat of nuclear annihilation coming from NATO war hawks who are using Ukraine to target Russia.  One would have expected, she said, that as we have moved one step closer to nuclear annihilation, there would be voices warning about this in the West.  But the change in U.S. policy, to adopt a “first-use nuclear doctrine”, has not been covered; and when Putin responded by saying he now has to reconsider Russia’s policy, U.S. officials such as Defense Secretary Austin and the media accused Putin of “sabre-rattling”, lying that he threatened to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

She urged that viewers participate in the SI mobilization by:

1.) Supporting her call for accepting Pope Francis’ offer of the Vatican as a neutral venue for negotiations;

2.) Study and circulate the “10 Fundamental Principles” she drafted, as a discussion document, to put in place a new security and development architecture; and

3.) organize for the EIR event on Saturday, Dec. 17, “Peace on Earth, or Humanity’s Doom? The Case for Negotiations.” 

Live event: Peace On Earth, Or Humanity’s Doom? The Case for Negotiations

Saturday, December 17, 2022 — 11am eastern

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks made last Friday, Dec. 9, in the wake of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s admission that the 2015 Minsk Agreements regarding Ukraine were never intended to be upheld, have sent shock waves throughout the world. Putin said, “If Russia does not use nuclear weapons first, it won’t use them second, either,” and that perhaps Russia should abandon its policy of “no first use” of nuclear weapons and adopt the U.S. policy of “first strike” thermonuclear war. (The US policy, it should be noted, also allows for fighting war even against powers without nuclear weapons, and even if the United States is not attacked with nuclear weapons.)

Sleepwalkers in America and Europe should wake up. Did you know that “first use against everybody” is the U.S. policy? Do you support that? Do you know that the world has suddenly become a much more dangerous place than ten days ago.

Why? The trust between Russia and the United States/NATO has evaporated to the point that, in the words of Helga Zepp-LaRouche, winner of the 2022 Freedom of Expression Award of the national Journalists Club of Mexico, “one more step, even an unintended mistake, one misreading by one side or the other, could trigger the launching of the entire nuclear arsenals of both sides, leading to a global nuclear war, followed by a nuclear winter of about ten years, which would mean that in all likelihood not one human being would survive.” Is all of human history to be held hostage by this folly?

Join those who say no to war, those who say there is another path, that there are principles of reason and goodness that are more powerful than the hubris of failed empires. The road to peace must be paved “with malice toward none; with charity for all.” What principles must inform the negotiation process among the furiously raging nations? The Saturday symposium, open to all, is intended to discuss “where we go from here.”

Watch the livestream on

Speakers to include: Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder, Schiller Institute; Col. Richard. H. Black (ret.), former head of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Law Division and former Virginia State Senator; and Ray McGovern, former senior analyst, U.S. Central intelligence Agency (CIA), founding member, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS); Diane Sare, candidate for U.S. Senate from New York; Harley Schlanger, “The LaRouche Organization Daily Update.”

Background Material

One Step Away From the Nuclear Annihilation of Mankind!” by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Ten Principles of a New International Security and Development Architecture” by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Half-Hour Address by Zepp-LaRouche Posted to Mexican Journalists Club Website

At the request of the Mexican Journalists Club, Helga Zepp-LaRouche delivered a 36-minute video presentation which is now posted (dubbed in Spanish) in the “Leading Developments” category of the website of the Mexican Journalists Club under the title “Peace Means Respect for the Rights of Others to Develop” (reminiscent of Benito Juarez’s famous maxim: “Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace”). The Club is further circulating the video, in which Helga reviews her 10 Principles in some detail, among Club members and students and faculty of the University of Mexico City. The UMC is a public university set up by President Lopez Obrador when he was mayor of Mexico City, and now has about 25,000 students on a number of campuses. The English- language original video and text will also be available soon.

One Step Away From the Nuclear Annihilation of Mankind!

To all religions, elected officials, civic organizations, and people of good will worldwide

The international Schiller Institute endorses the offer of Pope Francis to use the venue of the Vatican for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine for a diplomatic settlement of the war in Ukraine. The confrontation between the U.S., NATO, and Russia has escalated to the point where one more step, even an unintended mistake, one misreading by one side or the other, could trigger the launching of the entire nuclear arsenals of both sides, leading to a global nuclear war, followed by a nuclear winter of about ten years, which would mean that in all likelihood not one human being would survive.

According to the U.S.-based Arms Control Association, citing senior U.S. Officials: “Biden has decided not to follow through on his 2020 pledge to declare that the sole purpose of nuclear weapons is to deter a nuclear attack against the United States or its allies. Instead, he approved a version of a policy from the Obama administration that leaves open the option to use nuclear weapons not only in retaliation to a nuclear attack, but also to respond to non-nuclear threats.”

In response to that change, Russian President Putin declared on December 9, in a press conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan that Russia will reconsider its nuclear doctrine to use nuclear weapons only if the existence of the Russian state is threatened, and may respond to the U.S. doctrine of preemptive strike by adopting the same policy of a preemptive strike. That means we are one step away from a thermonuclear catastrophe.

We call on all people of good will to support the offer of Pope Francis, which has been reiterated by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, to use the venue of the Vatican for the immediate beginning of peace negotiations, without any preconditions.

This is no longer an issue between Russia and Ukraine, and it never was. The Ukrainian people, like the Russian people, are victims and their suffering must stop immediately. This has become an issue of the entire human species, because if such a nuclear war happens, there will be no survivors.

We call on you to join our request for a diplomatic solution. Also join our campaign to conduct choruses in the whole world to sing the canon for peace, “Dona Nobis Pacem.” May the voices for peace move the hearts and minds of those responsible.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche
Founder, Schiller Institute
December 12, 2022

Zepp-LaRouche’s Schiller Institute Receives “Freedom of Expression Award” from Mexico’s Journalists Club

The prestigious Journalists Club of Mexico on December 7th announced the results of its 70th annual National and International Journalism Competition, presenting its awards to journalists selected by an independent jury. The Schiller Institute and its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche received the Freedom of Expression award, which back in 2019 had been conferred on Julian Assange. This year, Daria Dugina, the Russian journalist who was killed in a terrorist attack outside Moscow back in August, was given a posthumous award received on her behalf by the Russian ambassador to Mexico.

The ceremony began with the Mexican national anthem. Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, press spokesman of the Mexican presidency brought greetings from President López Obrador to the gathered journalists, diplomats and other guests. And the leaders of the Journalists Clubs added their voice to the international demand for peace and an end to war, and against the assassinations and threats by groups such as Ukraine’s CCD.

Foundation to Battle Injustice holds Press Conference on U.S. Election Fraud

On December 1, 2022 the Moscow based Foundation to Battle Injustice held a press conference on the issue of election fraud in the United States. The press conference, moderated by the Foundation’s chairwoman Mira Terada, featured U.S. Senate candidate from New York Diane Sare, Schiller Institute spokesman Harley Schlanger and independent American journalist John Mark Dougan. Dougan, a former Marine, deputy sheriff and computer specialist, is currently based in Moscow where he hosts a regular podcast focused on the war in Donbas.

Mira Terada began the press conference by asserting that because of election fraud American democracy is facing its most grave crisis in modern political history. She discussed how the Covid-19 crisis opened the door for states to make radical changes to their voting procedures, particularly massive expansion of mail-in voting. This combined with dubious “malfunctions” with electronic voting machines and delays in vote counting, sometimes lasting up to a week or more, provides ample opportunity for vote manipulation. She then reported on specific examples of various voting irregularities which occurred during both the 2020 and 2022 elections. Terada finished her remarks by stating that “Fraud, distortion and manipulation of the voting process in favor of the same party clearly indicate a violation not only of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but also of the Declaration on Free and Fair Elections adopted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 1994 and signed by the United States.” She and her colleagues believe that “regular suppression of voters is an illegal measure unacceptable in the 21st century, which contradicts the norms and traditions of a truly democratic society.”

Diane Sare spoke following Ms Terada’s opening remarks. Sare began her comments by recounting the enormous effort her campaign had to make, because she was running as an independent, just to get her name on the ballot, which required 45,000 valid petition signatures gathered in a six week period. Her primary message to New York voters was that nuclear war with Russia and China is not good for the economy. Despite the fact that hers was the only independent campaign to meet the petition requirement, gathering 66,000 valid signatures, she was excluded from the only candidates’ debate. The reason given for her exclusion was that based on polls, she had less than fifteen percent support amongst likely voters. Not one of the polls used for the debate even mentioned Sare’s name as a candidate, and some supporters reported that they were told by the pollsters that Sare was not an option.

Sare then showed the now famous screenshots of her votes mysteriously diminishing from 55,000 on election night down to 25,000 the next morning. In Rockland County, Sare’s county of residence, her vote total election night was 6,212 or five percent. The next morning the count was 277. The question she asked was why would such an obvious fraud be perpetrated in broad daylight? Was this a “Straussian lie” in the tradition of the University of Chicago’s arch neocon Leo Strauss, the purpose of which is to demoralize people and make them feel powerless and impotent because everyone knows it’s a lie but no one has the courage to refute it? Sare’s attitude is that this blatant fraud makes her more determined than ever to fight and she has already declared her intention to run for the Senate in 2024.

The number of votes for Diane Sare decreased by 24,000 overnight

Sare ended her presentation by bringing attention to the recent election in Taiwan, where people voted overwhelmingly against war with China. The financial elites don’t want a similar surprise in the United States where the majority of people, like the Taiwanese, want peaceful relations with Russia and China. This is why it is so important for them to control the media, the election outcomes and what people perceive is the view of the majority of Americans.

Harley Schlanger was the next speaker and began his presentation by stating his intention to give the “bigger picture.” The fact is there have always been allegations of vote fraud in the United States, particularly in the 2000, 2016 and 2020 elections. However, to understand how this fraud is carried out one must look at the CIA and NSC because they’ve been rigging elections all over the world for many years. The investigations into the 2020 election vote fraud failed because they were approached from a local level. The question is: how are elections manipulated so that both political parties maintain control over the government? The way this is done is by preventing any serious issues from being presented to the American people by either party; only narrow issues are allowed which are acceptable to the ruling forces.

According to Schlanger, during the recent midterm elections 75 percent of the American people believed that inflation, the economy and the war danger were the most important issues. But instead of addressing these issues, candidates focused on identity politics: race, gender, abortion and local issues. Putin was blamed for high energy prices and inflation. (If your dog got pregnant, Putin did it.) So the reason there was no big “red wave” as many pundits predicted was because the Republicans did not present any real alternative to the policies of the Biden administration. Schlanger said that because of this suppression of debate on important issues we have ignorant people with no idea what the candidates for whom they vote stand for. People are completely unaware that the United States and NATO are pushing for war with Russia. And this was the primary reason Diane Sare’s campaign was suppressed, because even one voice speaking truth can break the power of the oligarchy.

The final speaker, John Mark Dougan, spoke on the more technical aspects of vote fraud. He began by stating that the United States since 1950 has interfered in more than fifty foreign elections and that now U.S. intelligence agencies are interfering in our own elections. One of the ways this interference is perpetrated is with electronic voting machines. The software for these machines, according to Dougan, uses algorithms which are “weighted” for a particular outcome, similar to the big tech companies which use similar algorithms to determine what content people see on social media platforms. This is why the software is “closed source” and cannot be subjected to forensic analysis. Dougan suggested that Sare take this into consideration when investigating how her votes were disappeared.

Time constraints allowed for only a couple of questions during the question and answer period which were directed to Diane Sare. One of them was whether Sare was planning to take legal action to try to resolve the issue of what happened with her vote. In response, Sare expressed her doubts that the courts would address this, but that rather we have to build a movement for political change. She discussed a group she worked with during her campaign called Citizens Audit which demonstrated how elections in New York are rigged. The Sare campaign and Citizens Audit tried to file an injunction prior to the election based on this election rigging evidence but were unable to find even one lawyer willing to take on the case. Why? Because in the wake of the January 6 investigation, people are afraid they will be ostracized like Rudy Giuliani, who was disbarred from practicing law in New York for questioning the 2020 election results. Also, look at the case of Julian Assange, who could tell the truth about the source of the Hillary Clinton email leaks if U.S. and British intelligence agencies were not trying to kill him. Current policy is decided by the intelligence agencies and there has to be a movement of people in the United States where justice is done. This also relates directly to the case of Lyndon LaRouche who was unjustly convicted for political reasons based on fraudulent charges, while running for U.S. President, and spent five years in jail as a result.

Webcast: The Arab World Turns to the East!

The visit to Saudi Arabia by China’s President Xi Jinping is “part of a new strategic alignment”, said Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in her webcast today. “The Arabs are turning east”, with more than $30 billion in deals signed. This is part of a new dynamic, which includes explosive growth of the BRICS alliance. This is not a threat to the West, she asserted — the West should “give up geopolitics…and cooperate,” instead of sticking to the failed policies of the past.

Zepp-LaRouche, who was interviewed this week by leading Russian tv personality Vladimir Solovyov, and received the Freedom of Expression award for herself and the Schiller Institute from the Mexican Journalist Club, said she has been encouraged by the response to her proposed Ten Principles for a new strategic and financial architecture. A new chorus of world citizens is coming together, which is the best hope for humanity, in the face of continuing war drive from NATO.

Webcast: We May Be In For an Unwanted Surprise Before the End of the Year

In concluding her report on the dangerous insanity displayed in the last days by TransAtlantic officials, Helga Zepp-LaRouche warned that we are in a moment of “heightened danger”, which could lead to a “surprise.” She opened the discussion by referring to comments by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabokov, who warned of the effect of constant casual talk of “limited nuclear war.” She identified the “spiral of escalation coming from the NATO Foreign Ministers meeting, and the threats from Ursula von der Leyen to use frozen Russian funds as “reparations” to rebuild Ukraine, and to hold a war crimes tribunal to try Russian officials, as part of the escalation.

She also spoke of the vote inTaiwan, in which the “independence” party, the DPP, lost big, as a signal that.contrary to the line coming from western provocateurs, the people of Taiwan want peace. The lack of knowledge of Chinese history of most westerners, combined with the censorship and mind control, exerted through such methods as “pre-bunking”, is used to prepare people for war with China.

The best antidote is to lift the level of discussion to a philosophical level, as she did with the drafting of the 10 Fundamental Principles, which serve as a basis for a dialogue process to construct a new strategic and financial architecture. It is urgent that such discussions occur, she concluded, as the necessary programs of cooperation for development come from principles, not pragmatic policies.

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