New U.S. Sanctions over Navalny and Nord Stream 2 as Antonov Returns to Washington

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announced on June 20 that Washington was preparing another package of anti-Russian sanctions over Alexey Navalny and against Russian companies participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia underneath the Baltic Sea to Europe.

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Invitation: Join the Schiller Institute Conference June 26-27

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from their four-hour summit discussion in Geneva, Switzerland, to present to the world a “U.S.-Russia Presidential Joint Statement on Strategic Stability,” whose brief text includes the following central commitment: “Today, we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” That exact phrase was used by Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev in their famous November 1985 summit at the height of the Cold War, in the very same location.

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Peaceful Cooperation, or the Insanity of Geopolitics and Neoliberalism

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The future is being shaped by the battle between two Paradigms: One, that of the unilateralist insistence, directed from London and Washington, that all nations must give up sovereignty and submit to the phony Rules-Based Order of imperial financial dictators; or move into an era defined by peaceful cooperation for mutual benefit. The world is currently trapped in the former, but signs exist that the latter can be brought into being, depending on the courage and creativity of citizens in moving governments to act in the interests of the people of sovereign republics, rather than bow down to an imperial oligarchy. Join the Schiller Institute for our online conference, June 26 and 27 -- to participate in the mobilization to create a new anti-Malthusian paradigm.

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Schiller Institute: Crush the Green New Deal; Crush the War Party; Build the New Paradigm

The Schiller Institute International Conference which will take place next weekend, under the theme: “For the Common Good of All People, Not Rules Benefitting the Few!” has been given a few small, but greatly significant boosts in the real world over the past week. The most important was the unexpected Communiqué following the Summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. While no Communiqué was necessarily expected, it was signed by both men, and repeated the exact words of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev after their November 1985 summit, also in Geneva, that “Today, we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” Not surprisingly, this extraordinarily important statement—at a time when leading figures and institutions around the world, including this organization, were warning that the world was closer to nuclear war than any time since the Cold War, or perhaps ever—has been largely ignored, or even blacked out, in the leading Western press.

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Address to Peruvian Engineers — October 2, 2001

Join us on Sunday at 11am EDT for this week's LaRouche Show with Gretchen Small introducing Lyndon LaRouche's address to a group of Peruvian engineers shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. 

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Biden-Putin Summit a Baby-Step Forward: The War Party Is Not Happy

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While the pre-summit summits were dominated by militant bluster from trans-Atlantic imperial warlords, Putin and Biden stepped back from the edge of the cliff in the joint statement released after their summit: "Today," they declared, "we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."  They spoke about the unspeakable, the threat of nuclear war.


This is a rare positive step, but inadequate, as those demanding the U.S. military be employed to protect a non-existent "Rules-Based Order" will not stop in their efforts to enact regime change Color Revolutions against those who reject their world order.  Real sustainable peace depends on a move to a new paradigm, which requires breaking through the degenerate culture that controls how people think.  Join us in a dialogue on how to do that.

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A Tentative Step Back From The Abyss Reflects Sober Assessment Of The Danger Of Nuclear War

by: Harley Schlanger
June 18—Given the harsh words and shrill tone from the Biden team preceding his meeting with Russian President Putin on June 16, it seemed realistic that both sides were lowering expectations in pre-summit pronouncements.  In the days before the summit, Biden met with G7 leaders and NATO officials to create an impression of a united front against the "threats" posed by Russia and China.  His spokesmen repeatedly painted a picture of an "Alliance of Democratic States" prepared to confront "autocratic regimes", in defense of an arbitrary "Rules-Based Order" (RBO) unified by adherence to "western values"—values which are under attack due to the "malign intent" allegedly demonstrated by Russia and China.
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Leave the Realm of Geopolitical Confrontation

The day after the June 16 Putin-Biden Summit, which both Presidents described as constructive, came more official views of what can come next, in a positive direction. In a Moscow interview, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov called the meeting “a new start.” He said that he had been instructed to move, without pause, for follow-up. Regarding the proposal made at the Summit for strategic stability talks, “I would say that we have a chain of direct instructions from the leadership in order to avoid pauses in practical interaction with the U.S….”

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Who, Then, Shall Represent the U.S. on the World Stage in this Time of Crisis?

On this week's Fireside Chat, EIR's Dennis Small led a discussion of the recent potential step back from the brink of war with the meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden traveled to Europe for three major summits this week—the G7, NATO, and a meeting with Russian President Putin. The first two bore the expected bitter fruit. The deadly US-UK “special relation” was resuscitated; the drive to turn NATO into a supranational military force targeting China was consolidated; and the G-7 agreed to push suicidal green economic policies harder and faster, whose result will be global depopulation. The Biden-Putin summit, however, was a step back from the brink of possible nuclear war, but it will not be secure until the cause of war--the hopeless bankruptcy of the trans-Atlantic financial system--is removed.

And yet there is a clear pathway out of the looming catastrophe, for those willing to master and deploy the method and policies of Lyndon LaRouche. China’s Global Times provided a critical element of the picture, pointing out in a June 9 editorial that the policies of the Washington Establishment, "Far from being in a confrontation with China, they are in a confrontation with the times and with the common interests of the human race, including the American people."

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Did the Biden-Putin Summit Change Anything?

The joint statement from Biden and Putin, reaffirming that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, represents a potential for positive change.  First, it acknowledges that we have been headed toward a nuclear war, which few are willing to face.  Second, it raises the deeper question, how can such a war be avoided?  Pronouncements like this are never definitive.  Lyndon LaRouche provided the answer, that the commitment of sovereign nation states to sharing the benefits of technological progress, is the key to durable peace.  And how do we achieve that?  His wife, Helga, has provided the answer: break out of the imperial geopolitical paradigm, with its commitment to predatory neoliberal economics benefitting the private banks, and build a new paradigm of cooperation, to achieve the Common Aims of Mankind.  This is the theme of next weekend's online Schiller Institute conference -- click here to register for this historic event!

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