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Volume 40, Number 12, March 22, 2013

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Grasping the Future! A New System Among Nations  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The death of Franklin Roosevelt, and his replacement in the White House by Churchill’s patsy Truman, represented a downward paradigm-shift in the U.S., whose aftereffects are still being felt. Among those aftereffects is the continued threat of thermonuclear world war, a threat which must be ended now, with a renewed commitment to the Westphalian principle of peace among nations based on respect for each other’s sovereignty. This demands the overcoming of the tyranny of sense-perception, and a return to Classical scientific and artistic principles.

International

International Cooperation Sought: Russia Escalates Effort for ‘Strategic Defense of Earth’

by Susan Welsh

The March 12 “round table” held under the auspices of Russia’s Federation Council, on the 150th birthday of Academician Vladimir I. Vernadsky, involved the top leadership of Russia political and defense establishments. The Moscow meeting, which was virtually blacked out of the Western press, called for international cooperation to prevent a catastrophic asteroid strike against the Earth.

No Way To Stop Asteroids For at Least 3-4 Years  

Putin’s Russia Offers Cooperation in Space  

Empire’s War Drive Is Hurtling Ahead  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Over the past week, the potential for a blunder into general war has increased dramatically on several fronts, including in Syria, North Korea, and Iran.

French Ministry Grabs Funds: Cheminade Strikes Back with Political Drive  

What Have We Learned Since Fukushima?  

Economics

As Cyprus Theft Shows, Glass-Steagall, or Chaos!  

With the planned expropriation of the Cypriots to save the banks, the Eurozone bank collapse, which officials said had “ended” in late 2012, has exploded again. In their panic to save the system, the London-centered banks are resorting to outright theft from citizens to support the bankrupt bondholders—and setting the world on a course for chaos.

North Dakota Banker Calls for Glass-Steagall  

China Develops Balkan Infrastructure that the EU Won’t Build  

by Dean Andromidas

The Chinese have made a strategic decision to invest heavily in the Balkans, earmarking a $10 billion low-interest credit line to fund infrastructure projects and industrial enterprises to facilitate both land and sea transport.

National

Austerity, Drones Opposed: Party System Fractures as Congress Challenges Obama  

by Nancy Spannaus

The aftershocks of Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster against Obama’s determination to run an imperial Presidency, has brought to the surface some of the simmering rage against Obama among Democrats.

On the 10th Anniversary: Correcting the Evils that Led to Iraq War  

by Theodore J. Andromidas

The Destruction of Iraq Goes On  

by Ramtanu Maitra and Hussein Askary

Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, which took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, the destruction continues unabated, and has now ushered in an era of sectarian and ethnic civil wars throughout the region, thus fulfilling a longstanding British imperial plan.

Science

Curiosity Discovers Mars Could Have Supported Life  

by Marsha Freeman

The most recent data sent to Earth from the Curiosity rover indicate that at least at some time in its past, Mars could have been a habitable planet.

Ukraine Celebrates Vernadsky Anniversary  

by William Jones

A seminar sponsored by the Embassy of Ukraine, in honor of the 150th birthday of the great Ukrainian-Russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky, was addressed by EIR’s William Jones and 21st Century Science & Technology’s Benjamin Deniston.

Editorial

End the Business of Warfare!  

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