Volume 35, Number 23, June 6, 2008


Japan Pledges To Eradicate Hunger in Africa in 10 years  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda addressed the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, putting forward a plan of action to achieve a Green Revolution in Africa, to make it food secure with the help of Japan’s expertise. Japan’s initiative poses a stiff challenge to the centuries-old policies imposed by the Anglo-European colonial powers.

Renewed World Mission: Food for All!

by Marcia Merry Baker

López Portillo’s Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency

Argentine Agriculture: Regulation Is Back on the Agenda

by Cynthia R. Rush

Russian Ag Minister: State Program Can Reverse Collapse of Food Output

From a speech by Minister of Agriculture Alexei Gordeyev at a May 19 conference.

Schiller Institute Founder Calls for Doubling World Food Production—Now!  

Starving? No Gas? Blame London

by John Hoefle

Food Policy

LaRouche PAC Memorandum: Kill the WTO; Double Food Production

This memorandum features an analysis of total food production from 1970 to 2007, showing the severe inadequacy of food output, given population growth, and projects that were online that would have met today’s food requirements had they been built. Included is a developed strategy for self-sufficiency, for immediately averting today’s threat of starvation, and for a long-term alliance among Russia, China, India, and the United States.


More on Insight: Science & the Making of History  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche, in a continuing series of reports, emphasizes the importance of the work on science by the LaRouche Youth Movement “as the necessary foundation and guide for a competent study of the history of European civilization.” Citing his own insight, over a lifetime, into fundamental issues of science, he writes: “In this present report, I continue along that pathway, from its inferred, ancient origins, toward its own importance for a competent grasp, today, of that series of great crises of globally extended development of modern European civilization, which is to be traced from the work of Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa’s founding of modern science, into the time of the accelerating global economic breakdown-crisis, now in an advanced stage.”


Brits Fear Elder Statemen’s Challenge to Free Market  

by Nancy Spannaus

After European senior statesmen came out with a call for a new “European Crisis Committee” to take the financial markets in hand, the Daily Telegraph attacked the statement as “a grave threat to the City of London.”

Documentation: The text of the statesmen’s call, “‘Free Markets Cannot Ignore Social Morals.’”

Russian President’s Trip to China Advances the Eurasian Alliance

by Mary Burdman

Jiang Zemin: Creativity Is the Soul of a Nation

by Mary Burdman

European Resistance Against Dictatorial Lisbon Treaty Grows

by Claudio Celani

Documentation: From a forthcoming pamphlet by Prof. Giuseppe Guarino, a legal expert from the University of Rome.

The Lisbon Treaty: A ‘Yes’ Vote Means Death to Democracy

A statement by five Members of the European Parliament.

Dutch Citizens Hold Poll on Lisbon Treaty

by Vyron Lymberpoulos


LaRouche: Obama Must Break from British Colonial Policy  

by Nancy Spannaus

Lyndon LaRouche demands that Barack Obama publicly and decisively break with British colonial policy in Africa, and renounce the comments he made at a recent campaign fundraiser in London, which effectively called for putting the United States under British diktat.

Delegate Fight Poised To Go to Convention

by Patricia Salisbury


FDR and Food  


In the May 23, 2008 EIR, p. 25, units of mmt (million metric tons) were erroneously given for the rice production and imports of Australia. The correct quantities are as follows: In recent years, rice production in Australia was in the range of 1,750,000 metric tons (mt), then dropped to 620,000 mt, and then to the low of 70,000 mt in 2007-08. Australia has now become an importer of 70,000 mt of rice, when instead, it could resume production sufficient for domestic use and export.