California Recall -- A Terrible Process Nevertheless Delivered An Overwhelming Defeat To Narrow-minded Fanatics

by: Harley Schlanger
Sept. 15 -- On September 14, the voters of California rejected the attempt by Trump supporters and disgruntled libertarians to use the state's "Recall" process to remove Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom from office.  Voters were asked to decide whether they wanted Newsom removed, in which case they could vote "Yes" for recall; or whether he should remain in office, in which case they vote "No".  The full count of mail-in ballots may take another week to ten days, but with more than 70% of the votes counted, nearly 64% voted against the recall.  While the margin may narrow a bit, it is a decisive defeat for those who gathered nearly 1.5 million petition signatures to place the recall on the ballot. 
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The Issue Facing Humanity: Development Versus Depopulation

As the United Nations General Assembly convened in New York yesterday, the only real issue before the members is that of Development versus Depopulation.  While British PM Boris Johnson was openly pushing depopulation, President Biden made an effort to hide behind rhetoric about "diplomacy" and "no Cold War"; but his actions last week, in formally announcing a new strategic alliance with the Brits and Australia -- against China and Russia -- shows why so many nations no longer trust the U.S.  In contrast, China's Xi called for a new Global Development Initiative, based on multilateralism, and non-interference in other's internal affairs.  

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Global Britain and AUKUS

Mike Robinson, Editor, UK Column, Plymouth, UK, exposes superstructure behind the geopolitically driven policy recently announced as AUKUS.

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Pakistan’s ‘PTV World’ Features Helga Zepp-LaRouche

On Pakistan’s “PTV World” broadcast, Faisal Rehman hosted Helga Zepp-LaRouche of the Schiller Institute and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Italy Jauhar Saleem. Rehman began by welcoming “Our guest, Ms. Helga!” with an opening question as whether the world had entered into a clash of civilizations. Zepp-LaRouche answered that she had read Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations, and, first, it must be said that he knew very little about the civilizations that he wrote about.

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Green Policies Will Freeze Europeans This Winter

Rising energy prices, exiting from safe, clean and reliable sources of electricity production -- e.g., clean coal and nuclear -- and deregulation of energy markets, are producing a perfect storm, threatening the lives of many in Europe and the U.S. this winter.  The same confluence of policies, with sanctions added to the mix, is responsible for Malthusian genocide in whole sectors of the developing sector.  Join us to reverse this, to defeat the Fake Science of "man-made climate change" of the Green New Deal, and the deadly neoliberal financial looting of deregulation.  The LaRouche Organization pamphlet, "The Great Leap Backward: LaRouche Crushes the Green New Deal Fraud," is available HERE

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Taking on Strategic and Economic Insanity

The world moved deeper into an extinction mode with the announcement last week of a new Australia-UK-US geopolitical security arrangement, and with a series of upcoming conferences focusing on moving toward "nature positive" methods of production, driven by the genocidal lunatics of the Davos World Economic Forum.  The former represents a direct threat to China, the latter to the food supply and production of goods essential for human survival.  Will  enough voices of sanity be heard to counter these absurd conceptions?   

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UN General Assembly Speeches Begin This Week; Time To Overcome ‘Depraved Indifference’

There is a concept in U.S. law known as “depraved indifference.” It refers to the principle that a person is accountable—for trial and punishment, if they stand by while terrible harm befalls an innocent, vulnerable person. Cases of conviction usually involve one or a few people, who could care less whether another lives or dies. But today, we see depraved indifference to suffering and death on a mass scale, which could be prevented.

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Government Requires A Concept of the Future: Why the LaRouche Solution for Afghanistan, not “Global Britain,” Will Restore Reason in East-West Relations

Join us LIVE on Saturday, September 18 at 2pm EDT. 

Speakers include Harley Schlanger and Mike Robinson. Now is the time to not only reflect upon the failed policy in Afghanistan, but to reverse it, by rejecting the coverup of the true origins of 9/11. Lyndon LaRouche had forecast 8 months before 9/11 that a “Reichstag fire,” perhaps a terrorist incident, would introduce crisis management as a substitute for Constitutional government worldwide. That happened, followed by decades of perpetual war.

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A "No Good Deal" — Zepp-LaRouche Says AUKUS Security Agreements Increase Global Tension/Instability

In her weekly dialogue, Helga Zepp-LaRouche blasted the U.K.-U.S. deal to incorporate Australia into a new strategic alliance, based on the sale of nuclear submarines to Australia. She said they claim that this "partnership" is not aimed at any country, but the Chinese know differently, and responded sharply -- as did the French, as the new deal scuttled an agreement they had to sell submarines to Australia.

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Dante Part II: The Power of Language

What are the lessons for today, taught by Dante Alighieri 700 years after his death in September 1321? How did he consciously create the Italian language, not just to free Italy from the oligarchy which dominated at that time, and establish the basis for a sovereign nation-state dedicated to the principle of the general welfare – but to breathe a spirit of impassioned poetic imagination into all of history, religion, statecraft, economics and science? How has his journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in his Divina Commedia, become a universal metaphor for Schiller’s assertion that mankind is “born for that which is better?"

At this week's Midwest Meeting, Tim Rush and Denise Ham discussed this and Dante's importance for us today.

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