EIR gave a needed shock to Washington, D.C. yesterday with a packed, 3-hour forum and discussion at the National Press Club, “Ending Permanent War and Financial Panic: Glass-Steagall and the Global Silk Road.” Among many other guests, 35 embassy personnel from countries around the world heard and debated presentations by Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska.
The mission was to present the immediate, tangible alternative to the trans-Atlantic crisis of economic decline and endless wars.
This, in a depressed and war-weary U.S. Capitol voting to cut retirement benefits and healthcare services while raising taxes on an economically sinking population. Zepp-LaRouche and Senator Gravel made clear that by a trans-Atlantic restoration of Glass-Steagall, linking up with China’s New Silk Road development policy, and ending Barack Obama’s disastrous presidential role, the U.S. and European crises can be turned into recovery.