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Volume 40, Number 50, December 20, 2013

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How We Shall Break the EU’s Stranglehold  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

The Civil Rights Solidarity Movement (BüSo) convened to plan its campaign for the May 2014 European Parliament elections. BüSo chair Helga Zepp-LaRouche gave this keynote speech, a strategic overview of the world situation, from the danger of war in Asia, to the intervention of Pope Francis against “an economy that kills,” to the mobilization in the United States for Glass-Steagall. She presented a detailed report on the European Union’s takedown of Europe’s productive economy and labor force; the atrocity of the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), which is being prepared in secrecy; and the incompetence and cowardice of Germany’s political establishment in the face of these dangers. She concluded with a lengthy discussion of what must be done, featuring the role of the LaRouche movement during the past 40 years; China’s current offer for Eurasian development; and the lesson of President John F. Kennedy’s legacy for the United States and Europe.

International

Will Ukraine Be Flashpoint for Thermonuclear War?  

by Nancy Spannaus

Russia is in the cross-hairs of the British imperial forces behind the demonstrators in Ukraine, and the EU/U.S. onslaught. This once again brings the potential for thermonuclear war to the fore.

Crisis in Ukraine: Is Merkel Risking World War III?  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Putin’s Presidential Message: Russia To Defend Traditional Values, Escape Financial Offshore Havens  

by Rachel Douglas

Greek Party Leader Calls for FDR Solution to Crisis  

by Dean Andromidas

Panos Kammenos, leader of the Independent Greeks, one of the leading opposition parties in the Greek Parliament, called for the implementation of a Glass-Steagall law in Greece, Europe, and the United States, in a speech on the occasion of the government’s submission of its 2014 budget. This is the first call for Glass-Steagall in the Greek parliament.

Economics

Obama, Bernanke, Wall Street Commit Crime of the Century  

by Paul Gallagher

Over the past five years, the Fed has created a $4 trillion “fake money” machine, which has fed the banks while it has starved the U.S. economy of real credit, causing mass unemployment and killer austerity.

Mobilization To Stop Detroit Pension Theft  

The Detroit School Board and LaRouche PAC Policy Committee member Bill Roberts condemned the decision by Judge Steven Rhodes to affirm the city’s bankruptcy and allow it to default on pension obligations to retired city workers.

The World Needs the U.S. Fusion Program  

by Marsha Freeman

A report on the annual gathering of leaders of many of the world’s fusion programs in Washington, under the sponsorship of Fusion Power Associates.

National

On ‘Shifting the Economic Narrative’: What Was the Real Agenda Then?  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche addresses this memorandum to Stanley Greenberg, James Carville, and Erica Seifert, authors of an article entitled “Shifting the Economic Narrative.” What’s missing?

The Volcker Rule Is a Fraud: Glass-Steagall Is Needed Now!  

by Nancy Spannaus

From its proposal in early 2010, the Volcker Rule was always intended to be a substitute for Glass-Steagall banking regulation—a fraudulent pretense of bringing the criminal banking sector under control.

Science

The Biogeochemical Effect of Culture  

by Megan Beets

Megan Beets gave this presentation to the Schiller Institute’s New Paradigm Conference in Los Angeles on Nov. 2. “There’s no way that we will win the current political fight,” she said, “and there’s no way that the projects that we’ve been discussing, and the cooperation and the national agreements, will take place and move forward for very long at all, if we hold onto a depraved culture.

Editorial

Sell Off Fed’s Toxic Assets  

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