Beyond all the uproar around the project of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador reached an agreement on Dec. 19, which offers in principle a much more effective and humane way to end the migrant crisis than building a border wall, by going for the causes.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche, chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute, recorded a video message for the New Year, which we present below. The video is available here.
The Chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche presented an overview of the current strategic situation and the perspectives for the future in a speech given in Moscow on Oct. 24 at the 23rd International Academic Conference on the theme “China, Chinese Civilization and the World: Past, Present, and Future”. The event was organized by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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.
In an article dated June 15, the Chair of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, underscored the stark difference in dynamic between the annual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the historic summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim in Singapore, and the G7 summit in Canada, with its disunity and exclusionary stance.
Just as diplomacy between the United States and North Korea was moving forward rapidly, President Trump announced the withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the P5+1 agreement with Iran. The US pullout has put pressure on both Iran and Europe to either renegotiate aspects of the original agreement or proceed without US involvement. The White House has given European and other international corporations between 90 and 180 days to divest of their economic programs in Iran, which is a substantial window of time in which to initiate new negotiations.
The LaRouche Political Action Committee in the United States issued an emergency statement on April 9, just as President Donald Trump was contemplating retaliatory military measures against the Syrian government for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. The statement calls on all Americans to contact their Congressmen and Senators and tell them to put an end to the war drive and stop the wild witch hunt against the President led by Robert Mueller in his capacity as eminent representative of the “deep state”. The two issues are more closely entwined than most would expect. And the so-called “Skripal affair” orchestrated by Great Britain is part of the same big picture.
Donald Trump, in his election campaign and after his election, strongly opposed the policy of “permanent wars” and of “regime change” that the neo-conservatives in the Anglo-American world had successfully pushed through for decades. He repeatedly called for establishing good working relations with Russia and China, and ending the senseless military interventions abroad.
For weeks, the mainstream media in the West were decrying President Trump for his blatant provocations of Northean Korean President Kim Jung-un, which threatened to wipe out the Korean peninsula and much more in a thermonculear confrontation. But then, something quite unexpected by those pundits happened.
The investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller into alleged collusion between Russian leaders and the Trump team has been pretty much discredited by now, after exposure of a web of corruption in both the Department of Justice and the FBI. That has led the would-be putschists to escalate the efforts for “Plan B”, which calls for impeaching Donald Trump under the 25th Amendment, for being “mentally unit”. That Amendment states that if cabinet members find that the President is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” he can be replaced by the Vice President.