EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 1, 2023
The Old Order vs. Irrepressible Moves for a New World System
July 31, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—On the world strategic stage, there is underway an open, brutal and needless fight between the expiring, old neo-imperialist order trying to remain hegemonic, and the Global Majority making irrepressible moves for a new system. That is the “issue” we all face, not the seemingly separate individual “issues” of Ukraine, Taiwan, “democracy,” the “rights of women and girls,” and certainly not a “climate emergency.”
This is the framework put forward today in a briefing by Schiller Institute founder and leader Helga Zepp-LaRouche. She called for going all out this week to build the many events around the world, timed with the August 6 and 9 anniversary dates of the wrongful 1945 nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is the time when powerful mass demonstrations can have historic impact to bring about talks on Ukraine, economic development initiatives, and ending the nuclear war threats.
As of midday today, there are reports there will be 7 demonstrations in the United States, in addition to the rally at the United Nations on August 6, at 1-4 p.m.; and 14 rallies in other countries, from the Americas and Europe to Southeast Asia.
Meantime, on the side of the old order, there are blatant geopolitical deployments, absolutely against economic benefit, and for war alignment.
Africa. U.S. Acting Deputy Secretary of State and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria (“Maidan”) Nuland is on a junket to Africa from July 29-Aug. 4, which will take her to South Africa, Ivory Coast, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her first stop is South Africa, where in about three weeks, the annual BRICS leaders summit will take place in Johannesburg. Nuland’s purpose, whatever her formal agenda, is to bully nations against Russia and China, both BRICS member states.
Asia. U.S. State Department Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West has been in Kazakhstan at the Central Asia+1 conference, and in Doha, Qatar, today, over July 26-July 31. His purpose is also to bully nations against Russia and China, to continue harsh conditions in Afghanistan, and to further instability in the heart of Eurasia, especially against the Belt and Road Initiative, and in particular, the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), which Russian President Putin just forecast will soon reach to East Africa.
West has at his side Rina Amiri, the State Department Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights, to ride her high horse about “women’s economic empowerment,” while promoting conditions leaving millions forced to needlessly suffer and die for lack of food, water, and healthcare.
The opposite approach is outstandingly embodied in the new commitments signed today in Islamabad, between top officials from Pakistan and China, to further activities in the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The six agreements involve memoranda of understanding for such things as a skilled workers exchange mechanism, food trade, highway design, and other concerns. Afghanistan also is set to become a part of CPEC.
The efforts we make now, to build this week’s public rallies, to issue public statements, and to take any other kinds of actions can literally make all the difference in the world, to shift events away from their present doomsday course, which if not stopped, leads only to nuclear holocaust and economic chaos.
Zepp-LaRouche stressed that these demonstrations and actions are not a “tactic,” but an intervention into what is “a tidal wave” of change in the world. Our mobilization helps people of good will grasp the common interest between peace groups and the Global Majority—action in the common interest of all humanity.
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