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EIR Forum in D.C. Spotlights Need for Glass-Steagall, U.S. Joining the BRICS

Oct. 28, 2015 (EIRNS)—Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska gave a needed shock to Washington, D.C. yesterday, with a three-hour forum and discussion at the National Press Club, “Ending Permanent War and Financial Panic: Glass-Steagall and the Global Silk Road.” Among many other guests, 35 embassy personnel from countries around the world heard and debated presentations by Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska.

The mission was to present the immediate, tangible alternative to the trans-Atlantic crisis of economic decline and endless wars. This in a depressed and war-weary U.S. capital voting to cut retirement benefits and healthcare services while raising taxes on an economically sinking population. Zepp-LaRouche and Senator Gravel made clear that by a trans-Atlantic restoration of Glass-Steagall, linking up with China’s New Silk Road development policy, and ending Barack Obama’s disastrous presidential role, the U.S. and European crises can be turned into recovery.

Helga LaRouche, describing the intensifying refugee crisis in Europe, created by Obama as the direct effect of his wars, called this “a period of the burning shirt,” when leaders’ shirts are on fire with crisis, and “a new era of the common aims of mankind” can be initiated.

Transcripts are forthcoming.