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Volume 39, Number 30, August 3, 2012

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Mankind’s Galactic World History, a Beginning: The Evolution in Our Species  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

There has been “a virtual avalanche” of shifts away from global chaos, signaled from high-level circles within the U.K., “like a sort of political land-slide.” This shift has resonated within the United States, and represents an abrupt “turn away from the looming shadows of global doom, to a rebirth of Glass-Steagall,” along with the hope of a shift away from thermonuclear doom. All this has “prompted a marvelous change in leading circles of our planet, a change which has now been set into motion.”

Economics

Merkel Is Nowhere Near Reality: Banker Weill Experiences Damascus Road Conversion  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

While leading spokesmen for the British financial establishment are calling for reinstatement of a Glass-Steagall system, Germany’s Merkel & Co. is sticking to the crazy idea of trying to keep the corpse of the bankrupt system alive by printing money.

London, Wall Street Bankers for Glass-Steagall  

In the Wake of Libor: It’s Past Time for a New Pecora Commission  

by Bonnie James

‘Peeling the Onion’: Glass-Steagall vs. the Casino  

by Paul Gallagher

Tim Geithner, who has been at the center of efforts to kill off any Congressional moves for Glass-Steagall, was grilled by a House committee about restoring the FDR-era act. Now the demand for Glass-Steagall is being raised from every corner of the country.

Feature

Hunger Comes Home: Stop Gambling on Your Daily Bread!  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Decades of “free-market” policies and rampant financial speculation in food commodities, combined with the devastating drought and heat wave in North America have put our food supply in danger, writes Marcia Merry Baker. There is a solution, and it starts with Glass-Steagall.

U.S. Farmbelt: Drought Conditions ‘Everywhere Bad’  

by Marcia Merry Baker

The crisis is shown in a series of maps, produced by the Federal agencies responsible for monitoring agriculture, food, weather, and atmospheric conditions.

LaRouche PAC-TV: A Tour of NAWAPA XXI  

Excerpts from an LPAC video, described by its authors as addressed to “water specialists, farmers, policymakers, and others who will be able to put their weight behind this life-like vision of the future.”

LaRouche PAC Draft Bill: North American Water and Power Alliance XXI Act  

International

No ‘Done Deal’ in Syria, as Thermonuclear War Looms  

by Ramtanu Maitra

As thousands of Sunni terrorists converged on the outskirts of Aleppo, planning a violent confrontation, the Syrian military was poised to counter the terrorist offensive. According to some analysts, the battle for Aleppo is a decisive one for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

‘Catastrophic for Israel’: Mofaz Warns Against Netanyahu’s Iran War  

by Michele Steinberg

Former Israeli Chief of Staff and ex-Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, in a clear attack on Prime Minister Netanyahu, strongly condemned the idea of an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

LaRouche on U.K. Broadcast: Sane People Are Looking for Solutions, To Prevent Thermonuclear Armageddon  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche’s wide-ranging interview July 27 with UKColumn Live’s Mike Robinson.

National

LaRouche: Congress Must Stay, Act on Glass-Steagall, Obama  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Lyndon LaRouche has called on Members of Congress to postpone their annual August recess until some vital tasks are accomplished, most important among them, the immediate passage of the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall.

Geithner, Before Congress, Is Pinned on Libor Coverup  

by Nancy Spannaus

As LPAC activists rallied outside the Capitol, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner faced an interrogation from a Congressional committee about his role in the cover-up of the Libor-rigging crime.

Philosophy

Music & Biology: The Human Mind: Two Views  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche continues his series of articles on the crucial question of the distinction between sense-perception as such, and metaphor, citing the work of such as Bach, Einstein, Nikisch, and Planck.

Editorial

‘A First Obligation To Serve’  

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