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{The New York Times}, the self-proclaimed newspaper of record of the Anglo-American establishment has on its masthead, the pompous statement: All the news that's fit to print.  It should read: All the news that fits what we want you to know, we print.

In this fast-changing world, it is not just what you know that can do you great harm if it is false, but also what you don't know, or more precisely, what the ruling establishment does not want you to know or even consider. What we publish here is precisely that—what the Anglo-American establishment does not what you to consider, because it runs contrary to their scripts for reality. Such "news" might cause you to think for yourself, and that is dangerous to an establishment that clings to power on the basis of its ability to manipulate people's perceptions.

So what we present here you are not likely to see anywhere else, at least not all in one place. It is not the news that is "fit" (what does that even mean, and who determines it?), or what fits into Pidgeon-holed views of reality. For these troubled times, it is we believe, what you need to know, but which no one wants you to know. Then, we let you draw your own conclusions and make your own informed choices about what you think. We don't tell you what or how to think but merely urge you to think, for yourself. So, check it out. It is often raw and unfiltered, but it is, we believe:  The World, As It Really Is...

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Oct. 9, 2023 (EIRNS)—There are two reactions internationally to the terrible events of last weekend in Israel/Gaza, now worsening by the minute. There are those trying to exploit it out of geopolitical, evil intent, and there are those calling for a ceasefire, calm, and for addressing and solving the factors that led to such a horror. Out of respect for the terrible personal anguish immediately involved, there is no other vantage point from which to view the crisis, except from the highest level, in order to take action to end it.On the geopolitical side are many fateful moves. The U.S. has sent into the Eastern Mediterranean, as a show of force and readiness for an attack, a battle group led by the world’s largest aircraft carrier the USS Gerald R. Ford. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered munitions and supplies to Israel to support maximum revenge action. The European Union today suspended all life-maintaining humanitarian aid for Gaza. The European Commission acted without even consulting its 27 member nations. They will meet in emergency session on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The EU suspended its aid, at the same time that Israel has imposed a “complete siege” to cut off all electricity, water, food and other supplies to the 2.3 million people of Gaza.Altogether, the death toll among Palestinians and Israelis, and other nationalities from Thailand to the U.S., is more than 2,000, with thousands injured, and no stopping in sight.On the side of reason and compassion, there are calls for a ceasefire, for starting talks, and for dealing with the impacted misery in Gaza and Palestinian territories, and for establishing the two states of the peoples of Israel and Palestine. This was jointly reiterated today by the Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit and by Russian Foreign Secretary Sergey Lavrov, meeting in Moscow, who committed “to stop the bloodshed.” Lavrov spoke of working “with those countries that are interested in establishing lasting peace in the Middle East.” Gheit, a former Egyptian Foreign Minister, said, “We demand the creation of political prospects and a fair resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”This same view has been stated as the policy by China, and repeated today in Beijing by President Xi Jinping when he met with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), leading a Congressional visit to China, who chastised China for not supporting Israel strongly enough.Meantime, there is the ominous push to build the case that Iran is responsible for the Hamas attack, so therefore Iran “deserves” Western (NATO) assault—a trigger to global holocaust. The media info-warfare networks of NATO are working overtime to repeat the phrase, “unprovoked attack by Hamas” on Israel, in the same way that they charge Russia with an “unprovoked attack” on Ukraine in February 2022. In the U.S., from Fox News to CNN, supposedly opposite ends of the political spectrum, “unprovoked” is the word.Today the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, meeting in Copenhagen, was addressed (by video) by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who likened Russia and Hamas as both terrorists, for their “unprovoked” attacks. He demanded that the U.S. overcome its “internal” political bickering, and come up with the money for arms and support for Ukraine.These few updates underscore the critical call to action that the International Peace Coalition, the Schiller Institute, and collaborating networks and figures worldwide are sounding: Stop the warfare! Cut off the funding.Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche said today: "I think that our approach, no matter what is the situation on the ground, you cannot look at any one of these situations individually alone. You have to look at Ukraine, NATO expansion since 1990; the Ukraine war, the danger of that leading to World War III in the short term. Now, we have, in addition to that, the situation in Southwest Asia. Other conflicts are looming, like the Taiwan issue with China, Global NATO. And then you have a lot of smaller conflicts which nevertheless are very severe for the people it attacked, like Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. And not even to start to talk about Haiti and Afghanistan, and all of these other terrible situations.“So our approach must be, we absolutely have to catalyze this whole thing into a new paradigm, because only if you establish a new security and development architecture which takes into account the security interests and development interests of every country, can there be a peaceful resolution. And that has been our policy since the beginning of the Ukraine war, and I think that that just goes for the Southwest Asia situation as well.”By the time of the transmission of this Alert, the Schiller Institute will be posting an international statement, as a call to action. In Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 11, midday outside Congress, the LaRouche Organization will hold a rally, on the theme of, “No Money to Ukraine, No World War III with Russia, China.”A Schiller Institute spokesman reported tonight, “In the next hours and days, the Congress of the United States, the parliaments of Canada and Europe, the presidencies of Central and South America, and the governments of Asia and Africa must hear and see the people of the world stand up for humanity against world war with Russia/China, and the ‘theater population wars’ that are part of that world war. We need to get on the phones and into the offices of public officials, we need to go into the streets and in front of governmental institutions, to say that war is not the answer; that imposing war upon the dispossessed and poor is a crime against humanity; that not one more dollar should be spent on weapons for Ukraine….” No More Money for Arms In Ukraine! No World War With Russia /China!!In the next hours and days, the Congress of the United States, the parliaments of Canada and Europe, the presidencies of Central and South America, and the governments of Asia and Africa must hear and see the people of the world stand up for humanity against world war with Russia/China, and the “theater population wars” that are part of that world war.  We need to get on the phones and into the offices of public officials, we need to go into the streets and in front of governmental institutions, to say that war is not the answer; that imposing war upon the dispossessed and poor is a crime against humanity; that not one more dollar should be spent on weapons for Ukraine; and that government-sponsored terrorist actions like Nordstream 2 must be prosecuted and exposed. The responsibility has suddenly been thrust upon “We, the People,” in America and elsewhere, to act now to prevent the outbreak of a World War which will quickly lead to the probable extinction of the human species. The failure of the Ukraine Proxy War to bring Russia to its knees has worsened an already existing systemic and out-of-control financial meltdown throughout the trans-Atlantic sector, bigger than 2007-08. The City Of London/Wall Street system—not Russia or China—is utterly bankrupt. Moreover, the BRICS (Brazil/Russia/India/China/South Africa)system, with its emphasis on technological progress and cooperative economic development, and its recent additions, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Ethiopia and Egypt, represents a challenge to the bankrupt “paper billionaires.” They have decided to declare World War Three without our permission, rather than go under. With over $2 quadrillions in Financial derivatives and other debt, they cannot be saved—but they can’t accept that. They insist we must all go into the fire as fuel for their unplayable debt before that. We must reject this. There is hope. Independent movements must rise up, and are doing so. Candidates are now leaving dead and dying parties. Many are calling for no more funding for, as well as for ending the Ukraine Proxy War. People should declare their independence from tribal thinking.The world needs a new dawn, and a new direction. We must put down the flag of identity politics, and pick up the banner of humanity politics. We must say No to world war with Russia, and no to world war with China. No to war—Yes to Humanity! No to Poverty—Yes to Humanity! No to Scarcity—Yes to Humanity! To stop thermonuclear World War Three, we are our first and last, best hope. Demand no more money for the Ukraine Proxy War, and moves to negotiate peace now.
Oct. 9, 2023 (EIRNS)—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. addressed a Philadelphia rally of perhaps 2,000 enthusiastic Democrats, Republicans and non-party Americans today and announced that he was declaring himself an independent candidate for President of the United States—leaving the Democratic Party through which his family became a national political dynasty, and in which he has been polling 20% or more of likely primary voters.The impoverishment and even despair of so many Americans was the target and problem passionately delineated by Kennedy, who very seriously wants to solve it; of foreign policy, he spoke more sparingly in this address. He spoke often of his father’s compassion, to tears, for poor and forgotten Americans. He said: "Today, as corrupt powers have overtaken our government, the ranks of the dispossessed have swelled beyond indigenous and Black people to include tens of millions of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck in financial desperation. The dispossessed also include the legions of the chronically ill, the addicted, the depressed, and the 80% of the country that can no longer afford a normal middle-class lifestyle.“A rising tide of discontent is swamping our country.“There is danger in this discontent, yet there is also promise.“The danger is that demagogues will hijack it toward fascism. Or, that our rulers will divert it onto an external enemy to start yet another war.“But the biggest danger, which we’ve seen unfold in real-time, is that we will direct our discontent at each other.”And again, the problem to be attacked: “The country is sitting atop a powder keg. Americans are enraged…”The candidate said that he “[took] inspiration from the one President who did not have a party: George Washington.” Kennedy saw a “people fed up with being divided. They are ready to take back power.” He said that as an Independent President, he would be able to “seek peace instead of war,” and “rescue debtors rather than the banks during the next financial crisis,”,,, “Is it right, or left to pull back from the brink of hot war with Russia?”In closing, Kennedy said: “Democracy does not come as a gift when oppressive authorities finally relent. Democracy comes when the people choose to exercise their power.”Here is the transcript of RFK’s speech as prepared. Diane Sare Issues Statement on the Historic Occasion of RFK, Jr.’s Independent Presidential Candidacy AnnouncementOct. 9, 2023 (EIRNS)—Statement issued today by Diane Sare, U.S. Senate candidate from New York: ‘A More Perfect Union’—The Opportunity of 2024“The unity of government which constitutes you one people is now dear to you. It is justly so; for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize.” —George Washington, 1796 Farewell AddressThe presidential election of 2024 will be one of the most consequential in American history. This is true, not only for the people of the United States, but for the people of the world whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed through the military adventures of a series of American rogue regimes, particularly since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was able to speak of peace with the Soviet Union, only months after the harrowing Cuban Missile Crisis in which all-out nuclear war was only narrowly averted.Nuclear war was averted because both President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev were committed to averting it, and used unofficial channels to avoid it, including then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who would be, like his brother, assassinated.Now, we are living (though many are not) through a war against the nuclear superpower Russia, using Ukraine as a proxy, with some lunatics in the Pentagon talking about a future war with China. Since we’ve destroyed the industrial and manufacturing base of our economy with the foolish “post-industrial” society, preceded by Nixon’s takedown of the Bretton Woods system by decoupling the dollar from gold (about which the much-slandered and eventually jailed Lyndon LaRouche warned at the time), we don’t have enough ammunition to keep the rapidly dwindling Ukrainian Army supplied, and are now sending cluster bombs, on medium-range missiles into Russia, perhaps trying to provoke President Putin into doing something desperate as Ukraine inevitably loses the war. The actions of Joe Biden, both as Vice President and now as President with regard to Ukraine, may lead us over the abyss to self-annihilation.It is urgent that our nation change course, and return to the principles of our founding, as expressed in our 1776 Declaration of Independence, and our 1787 Constitution, both signed and ratified in the city of Philadelphia.This is why, as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York, I am overjoyed that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has chosen this location to declare his independence from the rotten two-party system about which outgoing President George Washington warned in his Farewell Address, quoted above.The problem we face today is that the American people have been betrayed so many times, that they are leery of placing trust in anyone running for office, particularly as powerful an office as President of the United States. Look at Bernie Sanders and his despicable capitulation to Hillary Clinton, even after her emails showed that she was stealing the Democratic nomination from him. Is it any surprise that he now supports unlimited funding to Ukraine?Debating about whether you trust a particular candidate will inevitably lead to disappointment because it’s the wrong question. We are in this mess because Americans have avoided the actual question: “Do you trust yourself?” Shakespeare got it right when Cassius says to Brutus, “The fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlings.”Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has expressed a commitment to peace and a commitment to the general welfare of the American people. He has demonstrated courage in his willingness to stand for high office, in spite of the fate of his uncle and father. More importantly he has expressed a commitment to honor their legacy, as in his references to his uncle’s 1963 American University Speech. “Will he honor that commitment?” you ask.I can’t answer that question, but I know what I am going to do to help him.In order for our republic to become the paragon of peace and freedom in the world which our founders intended it to be, we the people must become a force for good in the world, and we must demand that our leaders uphold that tradition.I fear that if Biden, or any DNC replacement for him becomes President, we are doomed. Why did Hillary Clinton call former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard a “Russian asset?” Why did the DNC launch a phony Russiagate investigation against former President Donald Trump? To make it impossible for the United States and Russia to have collaborative relations with each other.If the U.S.A., Russia, and China were on the same page, there would not be one military conflict on this planet that could not be resolved peacefully, including the horrific bloodbath now being unleashed in Southwest Asia.As the late Lyndon LaRouche said poetically on his 90th birthday, “The Potty System is over.” Let us celebrate the end of division by electing leaders with the courage to step outside the broken axioms which have brought us to the brink of Armageddon.Let us similarly put aside our fear of collaborating with nations whose people have different cultures, languages, and religions than our own. As far as we know, human life is limited to one small planet, so we should heed the words of our slain President John F. Kennedy, spoken at his inauguration, and join forces in “a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself.” 
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