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Volume 39, Number 15, April 13, 2012

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Planetary Defense  

by Benjamin Deniston, Liona Fan-Chiang, Peter Martinson, Methan Rouillard, Sky Shields, and Oyang Teng

By a Basement Research Team. Do we really have a choice of whether we want to progress or not? Does the universe ever stand still, waiting for us to make that decision? As the dinosaurs witnessed, the answer is no. Past and future threats to human lives, including extreme weather events, CMEs, earthquakes, asteroids, and more, show us that the ultimate defense in a developing and inherently creative universe is progress. What is presented in this LaRouche PAC policy paper is the ultimate war avoidance strategy.

World News

Showdown on Three Global War Fronts This Week  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

We have reached a crucial moment in Britain’s drive for thermonuclear confrontation. On all three potential war fronts—Iran, Syria, and North Korea—there are deadlines that could provide the immediate opportunity for the British to get a full-blown shooting war going that ends in exchanges of thermonuclear weapons.

German, U.S. Constitutions in Danger; Resistance to Dictatorship Is Growing  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

President Obama’s attacks on the U.S. Supreme Court and the planned European Stability Mechanism (ESM) are the portents of a dictatorship of the financial oligarchy, writes Helga Zepp-LaRouche. But the winds of change are being felt. And it is not too late for the alternative of a production-based credit system.

Obama Backs Nazi Doctrine, Grabs Judicial Authority for Himself  

by William F. Wertz, Jr.

The impeachment of Barack Obama as President of the United States has become more urgent than ever, as Obama has made it evident that he is a serial violator of the Constitution he swore an oath to uphold. He is walking in the footsteps of Nazi crown jurist Carl Schmitt.

Webcast Scheduled: Cheminade Counters Arrogance of French Elites; Promotes Space Program  

by Christine Schier

The final ten days of the Presidential campaign in France, leading to the first round of the election on April 22, have seen a whirlwind of media coverage for Jacques Cheminade.

Cheminade Election Spots Begin To Air  

Italy: Glass-Steagall Takes to the Streets  

by Andrew Spannaus

The campaign for a Glass-Steagall-style reform of the banking system is taking off in Italy, as the Lega Nord and Movisol mobilize to collect 50,000 signatures for the presentation of a bill into the Italian Chamber of Deputies using the “popular initiative” system.

Documentation: Lega Nord Sponsors Glass-Steagall Law  

Italian Parties Probed: Is Monti Now Dictator?  

by Liliana Gorini

Liliana Gorini is Chairwoman of Italy's International Solidarity Civil Rights Movement (Movisol).

Economics in Brief  

Editorial

The Political Economy of Extinction  

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