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.
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.
The Chairwoman of the International Schiller Institutes Helga Zepp-LaRouche issued an urgent call on June 15 to the heads of state and government of the European Union, titled “History Is Now Being Written in Asia! The EU Summit Must Follow the Example of Singapore!”
On the occasion of the commemorations of the end of the Second World War, celebrated on May 8 and 9, Schiller Institute Chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche wrote a short statement for the occasion. It was also distributed at Immortal Regiment commemorations in the United States in Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco and other cities.
In an article written April 28 for Neue Solidarität, Schiller Institute Chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche castigated German Chancellor Merkel and her government for supporting the April 14 missile strikes against Syria, which, was in fact just the most recent in a string of flagrant violations of the United Nations Charter and international law.
The exploratory talks on forming a new German government, which have dragged on for nearly four months now with different actors, are characterized above all by the utter lack of any concept of the future. Such is the assessment given by Helga Zepp-LaRouche in an article written on Jan. 6, 2018 for Neue Solidarität. Meanwhile, a growing number of Germans have come to realize that Angela Merkel really cares very little about the common good. In the latest poll published by DIMAP, she came in only third with a 52% rating, behind the current Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of the SPD, at 62%, and Cem Ozdemir, a leader of the Green Party, at 53%. Of those polled, 67% think that Merkel’s best time as Chancellor is behind her.
HELGA ZEPP LAROUCHE WEEKLY WEBCAST
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The Foreign Minister of Yemen Hisham Sharaf sponsored and addressed a seminar in the capital of Yemen on Nov. 7, dedicated to China’s Policy Paper on the Arab World, and to Yemen’s potential role in the Belt and Road Initiative. Foreign Minister Sharaf reviewed the friendly and productive historical relations with China, including many infrastructure projects that it had contributed to modern Yemen in the past decades before the outbreak of the Saudi war on Yemen in 2015. He expressed Yemen’s full readiness to join the Belt and Road Initiative and to protect the Maritime Silk Road at the Bab El-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea, and he urged China to play a constructive role in the political solution for the war in Yemen. The Chinese government does not yet recognize the government in Sana’a, which Sharaf represents, but rather the government of deposed President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is in exile in Saudi Arabia and has little or no control of matters in Yemen.
The Chairwoman of the Schiler Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, authored an open letter to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Nov. 4 under the title “The number of refugees worldwide has reached 66 million: Our planet’s next 50 years”, prompted by the speech that he had given two days earlier at the Singapore Management University. On that occasion, Steinmeier mentioned a lecture series that six universities in Singapore are co-organizing called “Imagining the Next 50 Years”, and then added: “I think that’s a bold approach – and it’s something that we in Germany should do more often. We should look through a telescope into the future, rather than just looking at the very next day, the next annual balance sheet or the next election.”