Emergency Press Conference in Washington to Avert the Danger of Nuclear War

On June 3, the U.S. State Department prevented U.S. citizen Scott Ritter from boarding his flight to St. Petersburg, Russia, and seized his passport. Ritter, a former U.S. Marine officer and United Nations weapons inspector who has become a prominent opponent of the current war policy, was traveling to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). He was […]

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Macron Continues His Flight-Forward Trip, This Time Electorally

Despite all the hype in France around the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-day, the Renaissance party of President Macron could not avoid a stunning disavowal of his policy in the June 9 European Parliament elections. As expected, the party of Marine Le Pen, the National Rally, came in at over 31%, more than double the score of Renaissance […]

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A New International Payments System Discussed at St. Petersburg Forum

The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) brought together leading actors in the economic and political sectors from many countries in the world to discuss not only trade and investment opportunites, but also fundamental questions related to international relations and to the reorganization of the international financial system to promote cooperation. As Russia currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the […]

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Russian Economy Is Growing, Despite or Because of Western Sanctions

The purpose of the never-ending series of sanctions the West has imposed on Russia, we are told repeatedly, is to weaken the Russian economy, and to force Moscow to accept the “rules-based order”. They have certainly weakened the European economies due to soaring energy prices and the restriction of trade, but what happened in Russia? That question was answered indirectly […]

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Washington Again Condones the Massacre of Civilians in Gaza

Citizens of the world were again shocked and horrified to hear of the killing of over 270 Palestinian refugees on June 8 in an Israeli attack on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, conducted in order to rescue four hostages held by Hamas. Some 700 civilians were injured and the camp was completely destroyed by the bombing and shelling, […]

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Russia Signs an MOU with Guinea for Floating Nuclear Power Plant

On on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 7, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Russia’s state owned nuclear power engineering firm Rosatom and the Republic of Guinea on developing floating nuclear power units (FPUs) for this West African nation. The agreement, according to Vladimir Aptekarev, Deputy Head of Rosatom’s Mechanical Engineering Division, ”involves […]

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Program for Schiller Institute Conference, June 15-16, 2024

Schiller Institute Conference, June 15-16, 2024 (on line) The World on the Brink: For a New Peace of Westphalia! Preliminary Program SATURDAY, June 15 Panel I: Europe after the European Elections (14:00-17:00 CET; 8 am ET) Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Schiller Institute founder (Germany) Chas Freeman, U.S.-China scholar, and diplomat (ret.) U.S. Foreign Service (United States) Prof. Georgy Toloraya, Director, Director, Center […]

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