Conference Report Panel 4: Development Is the Name of Peace
The final panel of the Schiller Institute conference addressed on the urgent necessity of development for all nations on Earth. Dennis Speed, a leader of the LaRouche movement for many years, presented the work of the Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites founded by Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and former Surgeon General of the United States Joycelyn Elders, stressing that human development depends on adequate health care for everyone.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche then explained Operation Ibn Sina, an initiative she launched in response to the genocidal destruction of Afghanistan after August 2021, when U.S. and NATO troops pulled out of the country (cf. SAS 44-48/21) for more information on Operation Ibn Sina). An overview of the concrete situation on the ground today in Afghanistan was given by Daud Azimi of the Peace National Front of Afghanistan, with different ethnic groupings in conflict, when cooperation is sorely needed, while the acting Taliban government has few resources and is not recognized by other governments.
Princy Mthombeni, a Communication Specialist from South Africa and Founder of Africa4Nuclear, gave a passionate presentation on her dedication to bringing all of Africa into the nuclear age, meaning modern abundant nuclear energy, not war. Even South Africa, which has had a working nuclear plant for almost 40 years, is desperately short of energy, and, therefore, of everything, and this, she said, is not a natural, but a man-made situation. In the discussion, Mthombeni expressed suspicion of “climate change” enthusiasts who discourage nuclear power, even though it’s 100% carbon free, and, therefore, should be great to deal with climate change.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche concluded the conference with a call for expanding the Schiller Institute’s influence and building the movement worldwide. Videos of the conference proceedings are all posted here.