The Italian government announced on Sept. 27 a 2.4% deficit to GDP for the next three years to finance growth, which is three times higher than that planned by the previous government. The increase is expected to result in a GDP growth of at least 1.5% in 2019.
In an article written on Sept. 21, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the chairwoman of the Schiller Institute blasts the current German government and calls for cooperation with the Belt and Road Initiative, in particular to develop Africa.
Odile Mojon of the Schiller Institute in France and Ulf Sandmark, chairman of the Schiller Institute in Sweden, were in Syria from Sept. 5-12, where they witnessed the horrendous ravages of the war and attended the International Trade Fair in Damascus. In their discussions and in two live TV interviews with Sandmark on the two leading national stations, they denounced the threat of a U.S, British and French aggression in Syria, triggered by a “false flag” chemical weapons attack, and called for international efforts to help reconstruct the country.
Two events in mid-September highlighted the growing strategic collaboration between Russia and China. First, Russia held the largest military maneuvers since 1981 at the height of the Cold War, with first-ever full participation by the Peoples Liberation Army, and then at the same time Russia hosted the fourth annual Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, which showcased the growing economic ties between Russia and China.
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which took place in Beijing Sept. 3-4, was critical for advancing the “new paradigm” of cooperation as opposed to geopolitics. Western mainstream media hardly reported on the event, other than to hypocritcally complain that China is strapping African countries with debt they will never be able to repay, i.e., the so-called “debt trap”.
British intelligence and their assets on site, such as the White Helmets, are accused of preparing a chemical weapons attack in Idlib, which would be falsely presented as an “atrocity” by the Syrian government, thus warranting a counter-attack by the U.S., France, and Britain and leading to a dangerous escalation of tensions with Russia. Russian officials have repeatedly warned against such an operation, and provided precise information about it to the relevant government authorities and international institutions.
The Schiller Institute drafted the following petition on Aug. 18, calling on the leaders of the United States, Russia, China and India to convoke an emergency summit in order to create a New Bretton Woods global credit system. The petition is circulating in Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It can be signed at https://schillerinstitute.nationbuilder.com/nbw_petition#sign
The extraordinary summit on July 16 between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin marks a phase-shift in history. It is the result of a long, difficult battle, led in no small part by American economist and political opposition leader Lyndon LaRouche over the past 50 years, to create an alignment of interests among nations and cultures as the necessary force to usher in a just, new world economic order freed of geopolitics and offering mutual development to all peoples and nations. It is thus a reflection of the now unstoppable “new paradigm” sweeping over the world.
The Schiller Institute held an extraordinary conference on June 30-July 1 in Bad Soden, Germany, bringing together representatives from 35 different countries to deliberate on the ways to put a definitive end to geopolitics and base international relations on win-win economic cooperation. Contrary to the multitude of other conferences on similar themes, many participants observed, those of the Schiller Institute are unique in that they are focused on finding concrete solutions to the problems and not just palabras. What became clear to all over the course of the two days, its that no solution is possible within the old paradigm – be it with regard to the war danger, the financial collapse, or the migrant crisis.
On July 4, the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (PSPU), headed by economist Dr. Natalia Vitrenko, won the appeal in its lawsuit against the Ministry of Justice for failing to accept the party’s revised Charter and Bylaws. This refusal to register the party has kept the PSPU from running candidates, and went along with the thuggery and criminality conducted against party members, activities, and property.