Urgent Appeal to U.S. Government to Adopt JFK’s Vision of Peace!

An intense four-hour dialogue occurred at the June 10 Schiller Institute online conference dedicated to President John Kennedy’s vision of peace and international relations, and the urgent need to revive it today. The presentations by the group of speakers as well as those intervening in the Q&A reflected the powerful influence of the Kennedy legacy internationally, although it has been sorely missing among the recent leaders in Washington (cf. below). The conference provided a crucial contribution to the discussion of the principles on which the emerging peace movement in the West has to be built, to be successful.

Participants included Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute; Donald Ramotar, former President of Guyana; Pino Arlacchi, former head of the UN Office for Drug Control (1997-2002) and former member of European Parliament (Italy); Ray McGovern, former senior analyst, CIA, and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity; Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, founder and president of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) based in Malaysia; Diane Sare, U.S. Senate candidate from New York; Andrey Kortunov, the Director-General of the Russian International Affairs Council; and Harley Schlanger, spokesman for The LaRouche Organization.

Sections of President John F. Kennedy’s speech calling for a new paradigm for world peace on June 10, 1963, as well as his address to the nation the following day calling for a new civil rights paradigm for America, and other statements on the importance of international space exploration and on the crucial role of classical art and poetry, were interspersed throughout the event, as well as clips from video presentations by Lyndon H. LaRouche and Martin Luther King regarding JFK, his assassination and the cover-up to this day of those responsible. The event proceedings also included video selections of the Schiller Institute Chorus and Orchestra in earlier performances of the Mozart Requiem and the Beethoven Mass in C.

A video of the event can be viewed here.

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