The Week World War III Was Avoided

For a long moment, on Nov. 15, the landing of a “Russian made” missile on the territory of NATO member Poland threatened to lead to an all-out direct war between Russia and NATO. Some officials, including an unhinged President Zelensky, immediately called on the western military alliance to invoke its collective security provisions. Fortunately, saner voices prevailed, including, to his […]

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Some Republican Congressmen Challenge Funding of Ukraine

In the aftermath of the Nov. 8 midterm elections, which gave Republicans a slim majority in the House for the session beginning in January, a number of Republican congressmen are demanding that the Biden administration stop the money flow to Ukraine and that an audit be carried out to determine exactly where the already delivered aid went. Just one week […]

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A Voice of Reason from the U.S.: Diane Sare Announces 2024 Candidacy

Independent LaRouche candidate Diane Sare just announced her intention to challenge the incumbent senator of New York State, Kirsten Gillibrand, in the Nov. 2024 general election. In the 2022 race, Sare ran against the state’s other senator, Charles Schumer, the head of the Democratic Party’s group in the Senate and a “useful idiot” of Wall Street and the war party. […]

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Looking into a Can Of Worms Called FTX

The receiver in the bankruptcy of FTX, John Ray III, was once in charge of winding up the energy and commodities giant Enron. But his “first affidavit” in the new case states that he has “never seen such a complete failure of corporate controls” in 35 years in his profession. What has so far emerged is an incredible tangle of […]

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New ECB Report Warns of a Crash Unleashed by… Its Own Policy

Showing that central banks can create dilemmas, but can’t solve them, the European Central Bank is now warning of the financial crash (devised by itself) in its biannual Financial Stability Review of November. If the bank keeps tightening monetary policy, “disorderly adjustments” are threatened, whereas if it doesn’t, inflation will continue to spin out of control. Of course, there is […]

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Italy, France, Germany Decouple from Decoupling

Events of the past weeks show that major European countries, despite heavy political pressure, are not willing to economically decouple from China, after decoupling from Russia – at least not completely. We reported in our last issues on German Chancellor Scholz’s visit to Beijing and on the statement by major corporate leaders on the importance of maintaining and expanding economic […]

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A Franco-German Alliance of Towns and Cities for Peace

The offer to host urge peace talks on Ukraine, launched in late October by the German city of Stralsund with an open letter (“A New Stralsund Peace”) to the federal government in Berlin and to the Mecklenburg state government, has drawn the support of the mayors of 15 French communes (cf. SAS 43/22). Others are expected to join, as the […]

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COP27: 27 Flops and Counting…

After intense wrangling that prolonged the proceedings for 48 hours, delegates at the climate change shebang in Sharm el-Sheikh finally managed to come up with a statement, with the developed countries pledging (at least on paper) financial aid to the poorest countries. But no one was really satisfied with the results – least of all the Malthusian, anti-development lobby working […]

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War Fatigue Sets In, As Western Economies Plunge into Chaos

A potential shift in the strategic situation could be developing, centered on developments around the war in Ukraine and the U.S.-Russia relationship. The escalation from the Russian side, in targeting energy infrastructure, has reduced the capacities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, while at the same time, the Russian tactical withdrawal from Kherson opens up a chance for talks, in which […]

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Xi-Biden Summit: Has the Ice Really Been Broken?

The three hour meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping Nov. 14 in Bali, the first ever, may have somewhat eased the tensions that have developed over the last few months. Both sides report that the discussion was quite cordial and extensive – although the readouts from the respective presidencies are quite different. The Chinese side […]

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