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Volume 40, Number 1, January 4, 2013

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The Levee Breaks: 2013, a Year of Great Decisions  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

All the necessary preconditions exist, here and in Europe, to usher in a paradigm shift in the New Year. Helga Zepp-LaRouche points to recent developments, including a UN report confirming that the so-called Syrian rebels are in fact jihadi from 29 countries; a Washington press conference called by Rep. Walter Jones, demanding the President Obama obey the Constitution, or face impeachment; the denouement of Deutsche Bank for its criminal activities; and more.

Rep. Walter Jones Press Conference: Congress Alone Has the Power To Declare War  

Congressman Jones, joined by Rep. Charles Rangel and several experts, held a press conference Dec. 19 in Washington, “regarding a letter that he and a bipartisan group of congressmen sent to President Obama strongly urging him to come to Congress before committing American troops to combat in Syria.”

A Fact Sheet: Obama/al-Qaeda Pact in Libya and Syria  

by William Wertz

Economics

Wall Street, London Held Off Glass-Steagall—for 2012  

by Paul Gallagher

A British poll shows more than 60% of Members of Parliament would support a Glass-Steagall law. It is likely that a similar majority of the U.S. Congress would agree. But fierce opposition from Obama, Geithner, and the Wall Street/London banksters has, so far, prevented a reinstatement of the FDR-era act.

A Pecora Moment? German Authorities Take on Deutsche Bank  

by Roger Moore

Until recently, Deutsche Bank was considered a sacred cow within Germany—untouchable. Now that’s all over, and an investigation into the bank, à la the 1930s U.S. Pecora Commision, is being mooted.

International

UN, Arab League, Russia Warn: Syria Now on the Edge of Hell  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Syria is in danger of collapsing into a failed state, warn the UN, Arab League envoy Brahimi, and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, following an intense week of diplomacy aimed at reviving the Geneva agreements of June 2012.

Guest Commentary: There Was No Syrian Revolution; It Was Terrorism from the Beginning  

by Mohammad Mahfoud

The chairman of the Danish-Syrian Association submitted this report to the Schiller Institute’s Nov. 24-25 European conference in Germany.

National

The Larger Horror Behind the Sandy Hook Massacre  

by Nancy Spannaus

The cause of the horror which has devastated hundreds of lives, and shocked the nation, has to be looked at deep within our culture, indeed, within ourselves.

Mayors Report More Hunger, Homelessness  

A review of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual “Survey on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities.”

Conference Report

Africa Pass: A Revolutionary Concept for Africa and the Mediterranean  

by Ahman Rsheed

A speech by Mr. Rsheed, a Cairo engineer, continues our coverage of the Schiller Institute’s Nov. 24-25, 2012 conference in Germany. “I believe that this project has good prospects for growth, prosperity, and advancement, not only for the Egyptian people, but also the people of nine other African nations, and also many countries in Europe and Asia,” he said.

The ‘Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’  

by Mulugeta Zewdie Michael

In his speech to the conference, the Ethiopian Consul General to Frankfurt discussed a proposal to unite and develop the nine nations of Nile Basin Initiative around the great project of the Renaissance Dam.

The British Empire vs. Leibnizian Development  

by Mike Billington

EIR's Asia specialist, in his address to the conference, located the origins of the World Land-Bridge in Leibniz’s vision, as presented in his Novissima Sinica.

Editorial

The Alternative to Hell  

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