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Schiller Institute Nov. 22 Conference Panel 2: ‘Peace Through Development’

Nov. 23, 2022 (EIRNS)—The second panel of the Schiller Institute conference, Stop the Danger of Nuclear War Now: Third Seminar of Political and Social Leaders of the World, brought together former legislators and elected officials from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago, along with American leaders from various sectors. The conference opened with a clip from President Kennedy on October 26, 1963, honoring the poet Robert Frost at Amherst College, where he underlined the need for artists to have the freedom to criticize conditions in the nation in order to improve them. It was the last major speech the President gave. That was followed by a short clip from Lyndon LaRouche’s “Storm Over Asia” on the real concept of human rights.

U.S. Senate candidate from New York Diane Sare keynoted the panel, contrasting Kennedy’s remarks with the true situation in the United States today, where the crime is not so much “voter suppression” but “candidate suppression.” She contrasted the prevailing attitudes today toward Russia and China with Kennedy’s words in his September 1963 UN General Assembly speech, a scant two months before his assassination, in which he laid out guidelines for ending the Cold War.

During the afternoon session, there was a broad-ranging discussion. Much of it was focused on the Nov. 15 “near-miss” of nuclear war with the false-flag operation of Ukrainian missile exploding over the border in Poland. María de los Ángeles Huerta, a former congresswoman from Mexico, addressed particularly on the sinister role of the media, which like Goebbels’ operations in Nazi Germany, was aimed at convincing Germans that a totally immoral war was just. Mike Eby, a farmers leader and former dairy farmer from Pennsylvania, detailed into the situation of the food supply, explaining the devastating effects of the takeover of agricultural production and marketing by the major grain companies, which even use the climate change hoax to create a new system of speculation based on so-called “carbon credits.” People’s Party chairman Nick Brana, who has joined LaRouche movement organizers in intervening against corrupt, warmongering politicians, argued that humanity is at a crossroads between nuclear self-destruction or a great era of “global abundance,” and American Catholic peace activist Tony Maglioni urged the war must be stopped.

Dr. Rodolfo Ondarza, a former member of the Mexico City Legislative Assembly and one of the country’s leading neurosurgeons, raised the infamous U.S. biolabs in Ukraine, financed by the Pentagon and located close to the border with Russia. He underlined the plausibility of the accusations by the Russian government that these labs are geared toward biological warfare and are totally beyond any supervision or surveillance. He stressed his support for the Schiller Institute’s policy for a world health system to meet the essential needs of all humanity. American George Koo, the chairman of the Burlingame Foundation, spoke of the meetings of the world leaders in Indonesia, where China’s President Xi Jinping had face-to-face meetings with most of the leaders, except for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. He emphasized the importance that the U.S. follow President Biden’s promises to adhere to the “one China” policy and develop a more collaborative policy with the People’s Republic of China.

Former Peruvian Congressman Juan Pari, now on the Board of Directors of the state oil company, PetroPeru, stressed the link between securing peace, with which we can end hunger and be more human, and the defense of nations’ right to food and energy security. Guyana’s former President Donald Ramotar offered his insights and specific ideas for how to ensure nuclear war does not ensue. Former Trinidad and Tobago Sen. Kirk Meighoo pointed to the famous 1955 Bandung Conference as a model for how the developing countries can organize to bring about change at the global level.

This then became a major point in the Q&A discussion, in which Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche returned to the 10 principles she had proposed in her keynote address in the morning panel, and suggested that those gathered begin organizing a new, worldwide version of the Non-Aligned Movement, which had been created to overthrow colonialism. This is needed, she argued, to bring about change in the neocolonial economic system today, and she proposed that the people gathered at the forum should form an organizing committee for such an effort. Some of the speakers felt that the Non-Aligned Movement, which has been relatively inactive for many years, was not the appropriate tool for such organizing, but rather the BRICS, which maintains a very active profile. Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche noted in rebuttal that, just prior to the G20 summit in Bali last week, there was a major international conference of leaders and experts on the Spirit of Bandung that was also held in Indonesia, in which Zepp-LaRouche participated along with Ecuadorean former Minister Pedro Páez, who spoke in Panel 1, where she reported a renewal of interest in the whole concept of the Non-Aligned. She again stressed that only a global movement of world citizens would be adequate to putting an end to the era of oligarchical geopolitics altogether.

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