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Volume 40, Number 37, September 20, 2013

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A Crash Program To Create the Fusion Economy  

In this, the second in our series of articles from the 21st Century Science & Technology Special Report, “Mankind’s Thermonuclear Future,” the TCS staff issues a call for an immediate, international, collaborative crash program to achieve controlled thermonuclear-fusion-power generation in the near term, along with other ultra-high technology industrial applications of fusion technology. “This is the long-delayed next step in the willful process of human evolution, illustrated by the previous successive transitions from a wood-based society, to a coal economy, then to petroleum and natural gas, followed by the higher potentials of nuclear fission power.”

What Is Fusion?  

The Kra Canal: PNE Case Study  

International

Putin-Led War Avoidance Is a Strategic Breakthrough  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The agreement brokered by Russia to eliminate Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons, as part of a broader effort to end the Syrian conflict through a Geneva II conference, was hailed by Lyndon LaRouche as a strategic breakthrough, and could bring about a reversal of the trend toward war and dictatorship that has dominated since January 2001.

SCO: Asia Looks to the Future—Can the U.S. Follow Its Lead?  

by Michael Billington

On Sept. 13, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the Eurasian nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization came together to discuss great cross-regional infrastructure development policies, centered on the proposal by Chinese President Xi Jinping for a New Silk Road.

Evidence of Syrian Rebel Use of Chemical Weapons Is Widespread  

by William F. Wertz, Jr. and Nancy Spannaus

Evidence continues to mount, showing that, in fact, it was the rebels, and not the Assad government, who were responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

National

Obama on the Ropes: Groundswell Is Growing for Glass-Steagall Passage  

by Nancy Spannaus

Nine months into his second term, Barack Obama is besieged by bipartisan opposition on a myriad of issues, culminating this week in the withdrawal of Larry Summers’ nomination for Fed chairman. Thus, the time is ripe for the return to Glass-Steagall.

Momentum Builds: Rep. Walter Jones, Others Demand Release of Saudi/911 Documents  

by Edward Spannaus

A steamroller of demands for the release of the still-classified 28 pages of the 9/11 Inquiry Commission Report on the role of the Saudis in 9/11, may be close to forcing their release.

Economics

Swiss Parliament: Glass-Steagall Vote Sends the World a Powerful Signal  

by Claudio Celani

The Swiss National Council has voted up three resolutions calling for a strict, Glass-Steagall type of banking-separation system. If implemented, two mega-banks, UBS and Crédit Suisse, will be split, and trillions of speculative liabilities will be hung out to dry.

Crimes of Wall Street: Pennsylvania Senate Debates Ban on ‘Swaps’  

by Nancy Spannaus

The widespread practice of gambling with taxpayers’ money by engaging in interest-rate swaps, has led to multi-billion-dollar ripoffs of hundreds of localities in the U.S. and Europe. Two bills now before the Pennsylvania Senate would ban the scams.

Patriots Will Take Troika to Court over Cyprus Austerity, Bail-In  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche interviews two London-based attorneys, Dr. Katherine Alexander-Theodotou and Neil Skinner, who are organizing a class-action lawsuit to take the Troika to the European Court of Justice over its bail-in policy.

Strategy

‘The Devil’s Tail Is Twisted’: Now Return to the Future!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“There is no presently knowable upper limit to the potential for the rise of the human species to levels of control within our environments,” LaRouche writes. “The specific quality of the human mind, in what might be fairly described as its most characteristic distinction, is that mind’s aptitude for knowledge of developments in the future.”

Editorial

Learn This History—Now!  

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