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Volume 41, Number 18, May 2, 2014

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Obama’s Failed Asia Trip: Nothing Left But War  

by Michael Billington

President Barack Obama returned from his April 22-29 Asia tour having failed to accomplish any of the objectives that were spelled out on the eve of his four-nation excursion. He failed to arm-twist the Japanese into significant economic concessions aimed at pushing ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade scheme; he failed to get Japan to sign off on new U.S. sanctions against Russia; and he failed in his efforts to bridge the conflicts between Japan and South Korea, two key Asian nations which are part of the Obama scheme to build a containment alliance against China. As his “Asia-pivot” scheme falls apart, Obama faces collapsing support at home as well.

National

Rogers Campaign Breaking Bush Stranglehold on Texas Dems  

by Harley Schlanger

Having ignored Lyndon LaRouche’s warning in 1980 that the Democratic Party would lose the state of Texas if it continued to reject the FDR/JFK tradition, the Party now finds itself in precisely that position. But real Democrats are rallying around Kesha Rogers’ campaign for Senate against Wall Street shill David Alameel.

National News  

International

Instead of World War III: Build a Eurasian Union from Vladivostok to Lisbon  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

“The West should accept the offer that President Putin has often made and has now repeated, at the height of the crisis in Ukraine. The vision of a unified Eurasian economic and humanitarian region, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, in which all EU nations and future participants in the Eurasian integration process will cooperate to their mutual benefit, is now within reach.”

Putin Speaks on Ukraine, Crimea with Constituents  

German Gen. Kujat: Talk to Russians, Not About Them  

Former Bundeswehr Chief of the General Staff Gen. Harald Kujat (ret.) has been very outspoken about the Ukraine crisis in recent weeks, urging Germany to reject sanctions and work with Russia to find solutions.

Economics

Asymmetric Response to Sanctions: Russia Debates Dirigist Credit-Creation Plan  

by Rachel Douglas

The plan proposed by economist Sergei Glazyev, an advisor to President Putin, implies an escalation of Putin’s announced policy of moving Russian finances out of offshore jurisdictions. It also raises the possibility of new, state-guided approaches to generating credit for real economic investment—an idea whose time has come for every country, not only Russia. The proposals are currently being hotly debated in the Moscow corridors of power.

Vedomosti’s Summary of ‘The Glazyev Plan’  

NAWAPA XXI Will ‘Bend’ the Water Cycle; Save Calif., Texas  

by Megan Beets

A presentation by Megan Beets of the LaRouche PAC Science Team on the April 23 LPAC-TV weekly report, “New Paradigm for Mankind.”

Already Rising Food Prices Are Now Set To Soar  

by Marcia Merry Baker

The impact of the drought on the California “fruit and vegetable bowl” and the Texas cattle herd is worsening.

Feature

LaRouche Webcast: Restore the American Principle: Fusion Power for NAWAPA XXI  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche gave this weekly webcast address on April 25, at www.larouchepac.com. Given the global economic and financial crisis, he said, “there is no chance for the United States, now, unless we are going back to a higher energy-flux density per capita, which means, going into thermonuclear fusion as the leading driving point for the United States and others. If we do not shift to a thermonuclear fusion orientation, the United States is not going to make it!”

Editorial

A Constitution Worth Fighting For  

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