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Volume 40, Number 16, April 19, 2013

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Schiller Conference Pledges To Fight for Glass-Steagall  

by Nancy Spannaus

The Schiller Institute conference, held in Frankfurt, Germany April 13-14, brought together over 300 people from every continent on the globe, to discuss the urgent necessity of creating a New Paradigm for Civilization, based on a radical shift in economic, strategic, and cultural policy.

The Conference Program  

Mankind Is Better than the Oligarchy Can Imagine  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Zepp-LaRouche’s keynote: “We are determined to inspire a new paradigm in the history of mankind ... which is reflected in the true identity of the human species, man as a cognitive being whose identity is that of a creative species, where each individual on the planet, in principle, has a limitless potential for self-perfection.”

Rogozin: Put Asteroid Defense on G20 Agenda  

The Strategic View from the United States  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Mankind is in the greatest danger of virtual extinction of the species ever known to us in historical times,” LaRouche stated, and there is only one solution: Glass-Steagall, which is the fundamental law of the United States. And it will work for Europe as well.

National

Has the Revolt Against Obama Reached the Tipping Point?  

by Nancy Spannaus

Increasing numbers of Americans have reached the conclusion that President Obama’s policies are undermining their very survival, and leading the nation to destruction. For many, the final straw was his enthusiasm for slashing Social Security and Medicare.

To Save Food and Farms: House Bill Filed Against Biofuels  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Obama’s Lies About Drone Kills Exposed  

by Edward Spannaus

The publication of a previously secret intelligence report proves that the Administration’s claim that U.S. drone strikes target only top leaders of al-Qaeda is a blatant lie.

Economics in Brief  

International

War Danger Grows: Obama Goes for Confrontation; Empire Plays ‘Korean Roulette’  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

While Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin was urging global cooperation on asteroid defense, as the alternative to the U.S. missile defense policy, Obama continued to push for confrontation over Korea, Iran, and Syria, sinking deeper into the British trap.

India’s Trouncing of Big Pharma Is a Victory for the World’s Poor  

by Ramtanu Maitra

On April 7, the Indian Supreme Court denied an appeal by the giant Swiss drug company Novartis for a patent on a new version of its cancer drug Gleevec, thus clearing the way for manufacture of a generic which will allow treatment for millions of poor people.

Science & Culture: Hans Christian Andersen, ‘Poetry’s California,’ and Scientific Optimism  

by Michelle Rasmussen

Feature

Why Her Britannic Majesty Is Illegal!: True Law Was Never a Matter of Any Ruler’s Mere Opinion  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Mankind has suffered too long under the oligarchical principle, embodied today in the British empire. What passes for law is all too often the effects of imperial law. But there have been precious exceptions among those who represent the principle of natural law, notably, Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa and Johannes Kepler.

Editorial

All Eyes on the United States  

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