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Volume 41, Number 31, August 8, 2014

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LaRouche Calls for World To Follow China Lead on Fusion  

LaRouche PAC’s webcast of Aug. 1, 2014 was hosted by Matthew Ogden, and joined by Dennis Small of EIR and Dennis Mason of LaRouche PAC. A significant focus of the discussion was the commitment of China to develop, as rapidly as possible, thermonuclear fusion energy, both for its own uses, and in collaboration with its partners around the world. China’s reinvigorated lunar program, which is geared toward ultimately mining helium-3, is setting an example for the United States and the rest of the so-called developed world. In addition to the Chinese approach, LaRouche stated, “what Putin in Russia is now doing is also shocking to many people, but he is doing successful things, despite what others in the trans-Atlantic region are up to, and despite the international media campaign to vilify him.”

A number of additional subjects were discussed, among them: the looming bail-in of the entire trans-Atlantic sector, as the BRICS nations, joined by Ibero-America and much of Asia, move toward the creation of an entirely new international economic order.

Economics

Argentina’s ‘Default’: The Pot Calls the Kettle Black  

by Dennis Small and Cynthia R. Rush

Argentine cabinet Chief of Staff Jorge Capitanich slammed the U.S. government’s biased court officers, accurately characterizing Judge Griesa and Special Master Pollack as “agents of the vulture funds,” for their decision to declare Argentina in default. “Don’t come to us with the excuse that the judiciary is independent,” he said. What the United States is independent of “is rationality.”

Ibero-Americans Reach Back into History To Combat the Empire  

by Cynthia R. Rush

India Defends Its Food Security, Derails WTO Plans  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Withstanding the intense pressure exerted by the developed nations, India’s newly elected Modi government stuck to its guns and refused to withdraw its demand for food security, as the precondition for signing the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

International

Endgame of Predatory Capitalism: Sanctions Against Russia: Preparation for World War  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

The sanctions against Russia’s financial sector and energy companies adopted by the EU—with the agreement of the German government—hit Germany’s machine-building and medium-sized productive sector, the Mittelstand, particularly hard. They are part of a strategy of confrontation, which is preparing for nuclear war with Russia.

Under Netanyahu, Israel Will Not Know Peace  

by Carl Osgood

Israel, under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has walked itself into an existential trap with its murderous military campaign against Gaza.

Will India’s New Government Strive To Quickly Meet Expectations?  

by Ramtanu Maitra

The accomplishments of India’s new government, led by Prime Minister Modi, so far, though not spectacular, are, nonetheless, impressive.

In Memoriam: Carlo Bergonzi, Verdi Tenor  

by Liliana Gorini

Bergonzi, one of the greatest Verdi tenors of the past century, passed away on July 12, at age 90.

National

The Case for Impeachment Builds: Cameron Spurs Obama’s Drive for War Against Russia  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

It is now more urgent than ever that President Obama be removed from office. The alternative is a growing likelihood that the British, through their White House pawn, will unleash such a direct provocation against Russia, and that the outcome will be thermonuclear World War III and certain extinction.

Resistance vs. Green Genocide: Pittsburgh Protest Against Obama/EPA  

by Marcia Merry Baker

A 7,000-person rally in Pittsburgh, called by the United Mineworkers union to protest Obama’s war on coal, marked a dramatic line of resistance nationally against the destruction of the U.S. economy under the Obama Administration.

Science

Energy-Flux Density: Global Measure of Economic Progress  

by Jason Ross

From his first use of fire, mankind could no longer be characterized biologically, or as existing in biological evolution: The evolution of the creative powers of the human mind became the determining factor, and biology decreased in importance, relative to the power of thought. Since then, the kernel of economic growth has been expressed in the control over successively higher forms of “fire.” Each such advance reflects a higher level of energy-flux density in the economy. Jason Ross of the LaRouche PAC science team reports.

Editorial

China’s Moon Project—Your Future  

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