The fear is growing in and around Wall Street that President Trump will support the legislation to restore Glass-Steagall banking separation, which has been recently re-introduced in the U.S. Congress. The House bill (H.R. 790) now has 38 sponsors, six of them on March 8 alone, while the next day, Glass-Steagall was a topic again at the White House press briefing. And once again, the President’s press secretary affirmed Trump’s support for it.
The Chinese government has launched a global organizing drive to ensure that the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), to be held in Beijing on May 14-15, consolidates a “broad, international consensus on the Belt and Road Initiative,” in the words of State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Noting that “the global economy is yet to emerge from the profound impact of the international financial crisis,” Yang emphasized in a March 10 interview with China Daily that “we hope the BRF will help drive away the clouds of the economic doldrums,” and that already “in countries around the world, priority is given to the real economy, the manufacturing sector, industrialization and economic diversification.”
Former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock, who is also a leading scholar on Russia, warned in a post on his website March 4, that the U.S. threatens to become a “police state.” In reference to the assumption by so many media and politicians that any contact that President Trump’s supporters may have had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and other Russian diplomats is questionable or even illegal, he writes:
The Chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with BRICS, Fouad Al-Ghaffari, published the following short statement on social media on March 8.
The Global Times ran on Feb. 22 a commentary titled “A Greek crisis could impact China’s Market”, by Prof. Liang Haiming, chief economist of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute, a Guangzhou-based think tank.
On March 7, Harley Schlanger, who has been a close collaborator of American economist Lyndon LaRouche for many years, addressed an audience of some 100 businessmen and German reserve officers in Frankfurt, Germany, on the British-orchestrated coup against U.S. President Donald Trump. The event was organized jointly by the International Division of the Commissions of the Economic Council Hessen, a business association associated with the CDU, and the Reservistenkameradschaft of Frankfurt, on the theme “Who Is Out To Sabotage the ‘Trump Revolution’ and Why?” Schlanger was the only guest speaker at the event which was attended by 100 guests, half of them in uniform.
A conference on the “Forgotten War Crimes in Yemen” was held in Berlin on Feb. 25 at the initiative of Yemeni citizens living in Germany, to raise awareness of the urgent need to put an end to what is clearly the mass murder of the Yemenite people. Two representatives of the Schiller Institute spoke on the topic “Stop the genocide, peace through development”, bringing in the role Yemen can play in the New Silk Road perspective. They also read a statement from Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the president of the Schiller Institute, which we publish below.
Dr. Ahmed Kedidi, a former Tunisian diplomat and guest lecturer in many Arab strategic studies institutions, published a syndicated op-ed on Feb. 28, 2017 in the leading Qatari daily Al-Sharq titled “The Dream of American Politician Lyndon LaRouche Becomes True One Third of a Century Later”. It was also taken up in several other Arabic newspapers and websites. Dr. Kedidi is a long-time friend of Helga and Lyndon LaRouche, and a frequent participant in Schiller Institute conferences in the 1980s and ’90s. Currently a resident of Qatar, he has also signed many petitions circulated by the Schiller Institute. The following has been translated from the Arabic.
After interviewing Jacques Cheminade, until recently President of the French party Solidarité et Progrès, RTL announced in an article on Feb. 21 that the presidential hopeful had over 500 written pledges from mayors to sponsor his candidacy, which is the minimum needed to be able to run for the French presidency. After that article, virtually all major media covered Cheminade’s statement (AFP, Les Echos, France Soir, Le Figaro, Libération, Europe 1, France Info, France TV Info, etc.), and a number of them took statements from his campaign staff as well, including AFP. The candidate also gave an excellent 20-minute interview to the news channel LCI on Feb. 24.
EIR News Service today pre-released a special report on Feb. 21 titled Obama and Soros Color Revolutions – Nazis in Ukraine, 2104, USA, 2017?, which will also be distributed at rallies on Feb. 23 in many cities in the United States as well as in Germany.