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Volume 40, Number 48, December 6, 2013

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LaRouche Webcast: Ukraine and Russia: A Readjustment for Survival  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“If Ukraine were to accept being gobbled up by Western Europe, Ukraine’s population would go through a death spiral,” said Lyndon LaRouche in his Nov. 29 webcast. “So everything is interlocked, more or less intensely, and this thing is going to change from day to day, week to week. The world as a whole is in an upheaval in which the parts are in a sense interacting as if they were one process. It’s a global process. There may be parts that are on the edges, or the fringes, of the operation, but in general this thing is going. The present system is finished. The present global system will no longer exist; something new will emerge. What is not certain, is what is going to emerge with what. But this is a wild-eyed situation, and there are no simple explanations available; except that the world in its present form is bankrupt.”

After Ukraine’s EU Refusal: Eurasian Development vs. Collapse and Chaos  

by Rachel Douglas

The potential for vast, Eurasia-centered economic development quickly became evident following Ukraine’s Nov. 21 decision not to finalize a free-trade agreement with the moribund European Union. The Ukrainian government announced that President Yanukovych would sign 20 cooperation documents, including a Strategic Partnership Agreement between China and Ukraine, during a Dec. 3-6 state visit to Beijing.

Economics

Fed Officials Warn: ‘Bernankecare’ Heads for Bust  

by Paul Gallagher and Stuart Rosenblatt

At conferences in Washington in November, Fed officials, and current and former IMF and Treasury Department officials, warned that the result of endless central bank quantitative easing is the emergence of interconnected financial bubbles all over the economy. The reason for this cancerous metastasizing of the bubbles is the failure to enact Glass-Steagall legislation—but the bankers are going all out to prevent it.

Will China Give Germany in 2014 the Opportunity It Missed in 1989?  

by Alexander Hartmann

International

Mideast War Danger Recedes; Putin Emerges as Peacemaker  

The combined efforts of Russian President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey, and others, have opened the possibility of the Iran breakthrough with the P5+1 extending into the Syria conflict.

China Stakes Out Roadmap for Reform  

by William Jones

The Chinese Communist Party Congress met in plenary session, charting out 60 areas of social, political, and economic importance for transformation. But the revival that China hopes for cannot long survive if the world continues its descent into economic chaos.

Will Africa Make the ICC Irrelevant?  

by Lawrence K. Freeman

There is a growing sentiment among African nations that the International Criminal Court is no longer a legitimate institution, and should be put out of existence.

Solidarité & Progrès Congress: Call for Resistance vs. Financial Fascism  

Meeting in Paris, the French party associated with the international LaRouche movement called for reviving the spirit of the World War II Resistance against Fascism.

National

Battle for Glass-Steagall Heats Up in Washington  

by Nancy Spannaus

With a Dec. 13 Congressional deadline for a budget deal, and the year-end recess looming, the LaRouche Political Action Committee is pulling out all the stops to get action on Glass-Steagall legislation, which will foreclose on Wall Street and set the stage for rebuilding the real economy.

German Councilwoman Tells Congress: The World Needs Glass-Steagall  

Dorothea Schleifenbaum, a City Councilwoman from Siegen, Germany, spent several days in Washington, meeting with members of Congress and their staff. She reported her impressions on The LaRouche Show.

Schiller Institute Presents Mozart’s Requiem for JFK  

Graham: Expose Saudi Role in 9/11 Attacks  

by Edward Spannaus

Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.), in an interview with Real News Network, said that if the true role of Saudi Arabia in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were exposed, it would have enormous consequences for U.S. policy today.

Political Economy

List vs. von Hayek: Free-Trade Monetarism Is the Road to Serfdom  

by Andrea Andromidas

The revival of “Vienna School” economist Friedrich von Hayek’s free-trade doctrine today not only threatens the freedom of the Western world, but has brought it to the brink of a fascist financial dictatorship. The bankruptcy of such doctrines had already been exposed long before, notably by 19th-Century German-American economist Friedrich List, an associate of American System advocates Mathew and Henry Carey and Henry Clay. Andrea Andromidas reports from Germany.

Editorial

Augur of an Avalanche  

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