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Zepp-LaRouche Briefs ChinaPlus Radio’s ‘World Today’ on Unrest in Europe

Oct. 18, 2022 (EIRNS)—Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche gave a European point of view with China Radio International’s “World Today” broadcast today regarding the outbreak of strikes in France and general unrest in Europe over exploding inflation and energy shortages with approaching winter. Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche addressed the outbreak of strikes in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Italy, saying it was the lawful reflection of Western governments having given up on the general welfare of their populations. Indeed, the geopolitical sanctions against Russia find Russia expanding its economic and political relations with China, India, and Asia, while the sanctions created a disastrous blowback in Europe. But the reality is that Western governments—and the City of London, Wall Street and Frankfurt—allowed the financial cancer of 2008 to expand, and the stupidity of the sanctions served as the trigger of a combined energy and food crisis. The proper course would be for European countries to cooperate with Russia and China for a new economic system, and would get Europe out from underneath the U.S. and NATO dictatorship, that only make the conflicts and crisis worse.

The interview (beginning at minute 34:46) opened with CGTN requesting Zepp-LaRouche’s view from Germany of the expanded strikes in France that day. She simply stated: “In France, they have a better sense of sovereignty than in Germany ... but it is only a question of time” before the level of intensity comes to Germany itself. Asked about the French government’s harsh orders to force key staff back to work, she replied that it was simply further radicalizing the situation, rather than addressing the causes. It fuels the anger of the population, who feel that the government cares little about the common good.

CGTN asked about French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments that Germany’s attempt to alleviate power bills may lead to a “distortion” of the economy, Zepp-LaRouche explained that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is trying to put in some billions of euros as a stopgap, but the will result, in fact, will increase the inflation. She once again pointed to the unavoidability of addressing the actual causes of the turmoil, and the opportunity of taking up the offers of China, Russia, and India in building a new economic system.

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