Convoke an International Conference to Establish A New Security and Development Architecture for All Nations

Progress Report:
Since the issuing of the following petition on February 23, over 4100 people from 65 nations have signed, of those, 219 notable VIP signers. However, at the same time, the nuclear doomsday clock has reached ever closer to midnight, as the U.S., UK and NATO forces have sent massive quantities of heavy military equipment into Ukraine, while deploying new troops and armaments to the Russian border across Europe. Nuclear war is discussed everywhere as a likely outcome, a madness unprecedented in modern history. The illegal sanctions on Russia, while doing more damage to the West than to Russia, have unleashed the hedge fund speculators in the City of London and Wall Street, aggravating a hyperinflationary explosion which is causing escalating immiseration and starvation globally.

The Schiller Institute, on April 9, sponsored a Conference on the same subject as the petition (see full video and list of speakers here), a historic event, demonstrating that the majority of nations and peoples can unite to both end the drive for war, and support the necessary reorganization of the world economy. Keynote presentations were given by Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and the Ambassador to the United States from the Russian Federation, Anatoly Antonov, along with leading men and women from India, China, South Africa, and Ibero-America, as well as Europeans and Americans.

The Conference must be the start of a rapidly expanding dialogue among all citizens of the world, at every level, to establish a new paradigm for mankind based on peace through development. Signing and circulating this petition is an urgent task for all those of good will.

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In light of the escalating Ukraine crisis, people around the world are urgently asking themselves and their political leaders where this will all end. Is this heading towards a very big, perhaps even thermonuclear, global confrontation? Are we facing a reverse, more dangerous Cuban Missile Crisis? Will Mankind even survive?

Behind this very real danger of war, and the cause of that danger, is the blowout of the entire trans-Atlantic financial system. A nearly $2 quadrillion speculative bubble of derivatives and debt is already blowing apart. A hyperinflationary process has been unleashed globally, with an accompanying collapse of the physical economies of the Western nations. The City of London and Wall Street, the owners of that bankrupt system, are desperate to destroy any functioning alternative to their system — such as Russia and China’s alliance around the Belt and Road Initiative, which now incorporates nearly 150 nations — and the financial Establishment has openly stated that this is what is at stake.

So has Vladimir Putin, who has correctly said that the U.S./U.K./NATO relentless expansion eastward up to Russia’s very borders, is driven by this economic policy, and that it threatens Russia’s national security in ways Russia cannot accept.

Therefore, to stop the drive to war, it is necessary to adopt a more fundamental approach, which is to establish an entirely New Paradigm that will ensure the security, and the economic development, of every nation on the planet. The only recent precedent for this in the West, is the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, which put an end to 150 years of religious wars in Europe. It was crafted only at the point that all parties realized that, if they continued on their current path, there would be no winners and very few survivors. They chose to create a New Paradigm based on the defense of the interest of the other, and on the premise that the security of all was the first requirement for the security of each party.

That is the key lesson of the Treaty of Westphalia for today. The world today stands at a similar crossroads. If the current geopolitical policies continue, nuclear war becomes a very real possibility — after which there would be no winners, and most probably no survivors.

Instead, an international conference must immediately be convoked along the lines of the Peace of Westphalia. The fundamental interest of all of the parties is to ensure that the central economic and security interests of each are taken care of — in other words, an order based on the benefit of the other, on the common good or the General Welfare, and on an underlying love of all Mankind.

The economic system must also be drastically reshaped to express this outlook. The renowned American economist Lyndon LaRouche specified in great detail how such a system would work, based on what he called his Four Laws:

  • The immediate re-enactment of the Glass–Steagall law instituted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, without modification, as to principle of action. This means putting the entire speculative financial bubble through bankruptcy reorganization.
  • A return to a system of top-down, and thoroughly defined, National Banking, as specified by the U.S. first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton.
  • The purpose of the use of such a Federal credit-system is to generate high-productivity trends in improvements of employment; with the accompanying intention, to increase the physical-economic productivity, and the standard of living, of the persons and households.
  • Adopt a fusion-driver ‘crash program’ to promote the fundamental breakthroughs in science which unlimited economic growth and development require.

The Schiller Institute and its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche issue this call to initiate the urgent international discussion that is needed to convoke such a conference, and stop the so-called “Doomsday Clock” before it strikes midnight. It is time for institutions and individuals from every nation to step forward and join the mobilization for an international conference to establish a new security and development architecture for all nations.

The petition is available in the following languages: Spanish, Italian, FrenchSwedishArabicDanishPortugese, German, Russian, Romanian, Greek and Chinese.

219 notable VIP signers, arranged in alphabetical order by continent, and within each continent, alphabetical order by country.


Africa Tse Anye Kevin Deputy President, State55 Afrika
Algeria Smaine Djella Professor, University of Algiers
Congo, Republic of  Diogène Senny President of Ligue Panafricaine - UMOJA Congo; Coordination avec les Partis Panafricanistes
Mozambique Samo Fernando Soares da Manhiça Executive Director, International Alliance for Development - Mozambique
Nigeria Adeshola Kukoyi Founder - Equilibrium Perspectives (University of Lagos)
Nigeria Aliyu Suleiman Pan Africanist
Nigeria Zubair A Zubair Pan Africanist,  Human Rights & Youth Activist 
South Africa Meshack Maxongo LaRouche South Africa
Zimbabwe Munashe Chiwanza Civil Engineer


Australia Trudy Campbell Australian Citizens Party
China Yifan Ding Chair, professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University
Guinea Jacques Bacamurwanko Former Ambassador of Burundi to the United States
Iraq Mustafa Jabbar Sanad Member, Council of Representatives (Parliament), Basrah
Lebanon Basham El Hachem Professor of Political Sociology, Doctoral School, l'Université du Liban
Malaysia Mohd Peter Davis Biotechnologist, Visiting Scientist, University Pertanian (retired)
Malaysia Dr. Isharaf Hossain President & Principal Research Fellow, Muslim World Research Center (MWRC),  Kuala Lumpur.
Pakistan Khalid Latif Executive Director, Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR); Program Director (Middle East)
Pakistan Shakeel Ahmad Ramay Chief Executive Officer, Asian Institute of Eco-Civilization Research and Development (AIERD), Islamabad
Thailand Pakdee Tanapura Committee For the Kra Canal
Yemen Fouad Al-Ghaffari President, ALBRICS Yemeni Youth Parliament


Belgium Frans Vandenbosch Author of  "Statecraft and Society in China"
Bulgaria Aksinia Koleva Director, Confucius Institute, Sofia
Cyprus Katherine Alexander Anglo-Hellenic Law Association
Denmark Tom Gillesberg Director, Schiller Institute, Denmark; former parliamentary candidate
Denmark Jelena Nielsen Director, Russian-Danish Dialogue
Denmark Jens Jørgen Nielsen Former Moscow correspondent, Danish daily Politiken; author of books about Russia and Ukraine; a leader of Russian-Danish Dialogue
Denmark Thomas Vissing Director of a China-Nordic trading company
Denmark Dr. Li Xing Professor of Development and International Relations, Department of Politics and Society,  Aalborg University
Donetsk People's Republic Russell “Texas” Bentley Journalist, Former Vice President of Donbass Humanitarian Aid
France Jacques Cheminade President,  Solidarité et Progrès, former presidential candidate
France Alain Corvez Col. (Ret.), International strategy advisor; former advisor to the Commanding General of the United Nations Force in South Lebanon (UNIFIL)
France Ali Ratsbeen President, Academie Géopolitique de Paris
Germany Dr. jur. Wolfgang Bittner Author
Germany Ole Doering Professor, Hunan Normal University; Associate Professor, Dep't. for Global Health, Peking University; Privatdozent, KIT
Germany Prof. (em.) Dr. med. Ludwig E. Feinendegen Former full Professor and Director, Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf; Program Manager, DOE, Washington, DC; Consultant, NIH, Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, 2000-08
Germany Harald Koch Former Member of the German Parliament
Germany Rainer Sandau Technical Director, Satellites and Space Applications, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Germany Prof. Wilfried Schreiber Prof. Dr. sc. oec. et Dr. Phil.,
Germany Helga Zepp-LaRouche Founder and Chairwoman, Schiller Insitute
Greece Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos Ambassador ad Honorem; Secretary General, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), 2006-2012
Greece Maria Negreponti--Delivanis Former Rector an Professor, University of Macedonia, Greece
Greece George Tsobanoglou Professor of Sociology, University of the Aegean
Italy Mario Agostinelli Chairman, Fondazione Energia Felice
Italy Pino Arlacchi Former Director, United Nations Drug Control Programme; Professor of Sociology, University of Sassari
Italy Prof. Bruno Brandimarte Professor of Electronic Measurement, Rome
Italy Sebastiano Brusco Pianist, Rome
Italy Nino Galloni Economist
Italy Liliana Gorini Chairwoman of Movisol (Movimento Internacionale per i Diritti Civili Solidarietà
Italy Luca La Bella Journalist, Database Italia
Italy Gianmarco Landi Journalist, Database Italia, Comitato per la Repubblica
Italy Prof. Fabio Massimo Parenti Associate Professor of International Studies, CFAU, Beijing
Italy Vincenzo Romanello Nuclear Engineer, Founder of Atomi per la Pace (Atoms for Peace), Lecce.Italy
Italy Alessia Ruggeri Spokeswoman of Comitato per la Repubblica, Rome, Italy
Italy Gaetano Santoro Comitato per la Repubblica
Italy Roberto Zappia Lawyer, member of board, Confederazione Legale per i Diritti dell'Uomo (Human Rights Confederation), Milan
Monaco Aleksandar Krainer Author, "Grand Deception: The Truth about Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act and Anti-Russian Sanctions"; financial consultant
Netherlands Guus Berkhout Professor-Emeritus Geophysics, President of CLINTEL
Norway Thore Vestby Former mayor and MP; Cofounder, ICHI Foundation
Serbia Blagoje Babić University Professor
Serbia Prof. Edita Stojić Karanović Founder-President, International Scientific Forum "Danube - River of Cooperation", Belgrade; Member, Social Sciences Committee of The Hungarian Academic Council of Vojvodina - Serbia; Assembly-Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences...
Spain Juan José Torres Núñez Free-lance journalist, poet
Sweden Hussein Askary Southwest Asia Coordinator, Schiller Institute
Sweden Kjell Lundqvist Chairman, European Labor Party
Sweden Ulf Sandmark Chairman, Schiller Institute, Sweden
United Kingdom Mike Robinson Editor, The UK Column


Argentina Daniel Adrogue Veterinarian, Peronist leader
Argentina Sergio Benitez General Secretary, Argentine Workers' Union of Salto Grande (SIATRASAG)
Argentina Enrique Juan Box Media personality
Argentina Luis Bragagnolo Peronist leader; Veterinarian
Argentina Walter Formento Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CIEPE), Argentina
Argentina Roberto Fritzsche Professor, Department of Economic Science, University of Buenos Aires
Argentina Carlos Perez Galindo Attorney at Law
Argentina Ruben Darìo Guzzetti Professor, Argentine Institute of Geopolitical Studies
Argentina César Gerardo Milani Lieutenant General (r), former Head of Army of Argentina
Argentina Juan Francisco Numa Soto Constitutional Attorney
Argentina Guillermo Urdiñez Construction bussinesman
Argentina Alejandro Yaya Vice President, Civilian Institute of Space Technology
Bolivia Max Ibañez Former Secretary of Grievance Resolution, National Federation of Electrical, Telephone and Water Workers of Bolivia
Bolivia Edwin De la Fuente Jeria Former Commander in Chief of the Bolivian Armed Forces
Bolivia Samuel Luján University Professor of Computer Science 
Bolivia Sandra Marca Uscamayta Integration Coordinator for the Peasant, Indigenous and Native Economic Organizations of Bolivia
Brazil Jairo Dias Carvalho Professor, Philosophy of Technology, Federal University of Uberlândia
Brazil Mario Braga Lawyer; Chinese translator
Brazil Igor Maquieira Biologist; member of CLINTEL
Brazil Carlos Mohn Lecturer; Dental surgeon; MBA, executive management, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Chile Bernardo Castro Human Rights Activist
Chile Marcia García Journalist and documentary filmmaker in various Chilean television media.
Chile Andres Ignacio Yavar Lorca Social communicator and entrepreneur
Colombia Mario Guillermo Acosta Alarcon Scientist and author; General Director of CIFRA (Space Lab City)
Colombia Ross Carvajal Journalist
Colombia Carlos Julio Díaz Social and union leader, Colombia
Colombia Everardo Hernandez Pardo Trade union leader
Colombia Alba Luz Pinilla Vice-President of  DIGNIDAD Political Movement
Colombia Pedro Rubio President, Association of Officials of the General Accounting Office of the Republic
Colombia Elkin Salcedo Geophysicist, professor at Universidad del Valle, Cali.
Costa Rica Martha Rollins International Projects Consultant
Dominican Republic Caonabo Suárez A. Poet; member of the Institute of Analysis and Conclusions.
Dominican Republic Ramon Emilio Concepcion Attorney at Law; Presidential Pre-candidate for the PRM party (2020)
Dominican Republic Samuel Encarnación Theologian, Evangelical Christian Church
Dominican Republic Ramon Gross Post-graduate Professor, Catholic University of Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic Rafael Reyes Jerez TV producer, “Face to Face” and “Economics and Politics” on Chanel 69 Teleradioamérica
Dominican Republic Enrique Antonio Sánchez Liranzo Lawyer, writer, poet
Dominican Republic Dante Ortiz Nunez Historian; Professor of History, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic Eddy Rafael Ruiz Peña Authorized Public Accountant
Dominican Republic Domingo Reyes Former professor of economics, Ph.D. in Higher Education
Dominican Republic Luis González  Director, Center for Analisis of International Studies, Universidad del Caribe
Ecuador Ernesto Pazmiño Granizzo Human rights lawyer, university professor, former Public Defender General of Ecuador, former vice-president of the Justice Center of the Americas.
Ecuador Eudín Emilio Ramos Hilarraza Musician; Biologist
Ecuador Alexis Ponce Rights advocate, National Association of Patients and Vulnerable Families of Ecuador.
Guatemala Raúl Anibal Marroquin Citizen Observatory for Peace "The Pupil of the Sky", San Cristobal Verapaz
Guatemala Francisco Javier Figueroa Weitzman Film and journalism producer and screenwriter
Haiti Jhonny Estor Founder, Renaissance-Haiti
Haiti Dr. Garnel Michel Physician and author; his book 'Bak Lakay' calls the diaspora to return and help rebuild Haiti
Mexico Edith Cabrera Founder and Director of “Coalition #24F Life and Liberty for Julian Assange”
Mexico Marino Montoya Contreras Journalist for El Centinela and LGM News
Mexico Daniel Estulin Publicist
Mexico Simon Levy Founder, Cátedra México-China, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Mexico Daniel Marmolejo Investigative journalist, winner of the 2019 National Journalism Award
Mexico Enrique Lopez Ochoa Surgeon, Professor of Angiology, UNISON School of Medicine
Mexico Luis Rolando De La Peña Pablos Engineer. Biologist with specialization in Aquaculture
Mexico Francisco Quezada Mathematician; Professor Department of Sciences and Humanities, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Mexico Jaime Varela Salazar Chemical Engineer; Former Director of the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Sonora (UNISON)
Mexico Oscar Ramon Castro Valdez General Director, "Dossier Político" internet publication
Mexico Antonio Valdez Journalist
Mexico Elena Xie Journalist
Nicaragua Bolívar Tellez University professor
Paraguay Kazou Inoue Businessman, agro sector
Peru José Antonio Benllochpiquer Castro Vice President, Christian Democratic Party
Peru Fernando Fauche National Secretary, Christian Democratic Party
Peru Dino Gavancho National Secretary of the Christian Democratic Party of Peru
Peru Manuel Hidalgo Doctor en Ciencias Contables y Administrativas de la Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Peru Adrian Flores Konja Former Dean of Accounting Sciences, National University of San Marcos
Peru Carlos Francisco Gallardo Neyra President, Christian Democratic Party
Peru Ruben Rojas Nuclear Physicist
Peru Carlos Beraún Di Tolla Marketing and corporate communications consultant
Peru Milton Vela-Gutierrez Professor, University of Lima
Trinidad & Tobago Dr. Kirk Meighoo Political economist, Public Relations Officer, former Senator and university lecturer
Uruguay Rafael Pineda Poet, author
Venezuela José Bustamante Sociologist
Venezuela Juan Lamper Musician. Director of the Augusto Brandt School of Music, Puerto Cabello
Venezuela Edgar Rodriguez Martinez Alberto Adriani Foundation
Venezuela César Mogollón National Coordinator of Central Alliance Venezuela
Venezuela Emil Guevara Muñoz Member of Parliament, Latin American Parliament (2006-2011)
Venezuela César Ramos Degree in chemistry, research scientist, musician.

North America (U.S. and Canada)

Canada Julian Fell Biologist; Co-Director Area F, Regional Government of  Nanaimo, British Columbia
Canada Faisal Huda CEO, BUNA Capital Inc.
Canada Bill MacPherson Past President, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
Canada John Stone MChE, Member, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
United States Dr. Athar Abbasi Major, U.S. Army (Ret)
United States Roland Assmus Treasurer, South Dakota National Farmers Organization (NFO)
United States Jon Baker Agricultural Bank Loan Officer
United States James Benham State President, Indiana Farmers Union; Board Member, National Farmers Union
United States Fr. Lawrence Bernard Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
United States Dr. Charles Borowsky President,International Institute for Regional Studies
United States Ellen Brown Author and Attorney
United States Mike Callicrate Farm leader, Kansas/Colorado
United States Marshall Carter-Tripp Foreign Service Officer (ret), former political science professor 
United States Armin Cate Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (retired)
United States Victor Chang US-China Forum, Inc.
United States Alan Covey Political activist
United States Joel Dejean LaRouche Independent Candidate for U.S. Congress - 38th District (Texas)
United States Don and Janell Diehl Author; former Editor of Salpulpa Daily Herald, "National Farm Writer of the Year," 1977
United States T. Herbert Dimmock Founder and Music Director, Bach in Baltimore
United States Brian A. Earley Captain, U.S. Army (retired)
United States Cathy Edwards Healthcare Administrator
United States Dr. Joycelyn Elders Former U.S. Surgeon-General
United States Frank Endres Farm Leader, California
United States Vincent Esposito Prof. (ret.), University of Pittsburgh; formerly, Westinghouse nuclear division
United States Christopher Fogarty Chair, Chicago Friends of Irish Freedom; author of "Ireland 1845-1850; the Perfect Holocaust, and Who Kept it 'Perfect'." 
United States Marsha Freeman Author, "How We Got to the Moon", "The Challenges of Human Space Exploration"; "Krafft Ehricke's Extraterrestrial Imperative". History Committee, Int'l Academy of Astronautics.
United States Graham Fuller Former CIA Officer and Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council
United States Vladimir Golstein Author, Slavic Languages & Literature Scholar
United States Bennett Greenspan Medical Doctor, expert in nuclear medicine; past President, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
United States Matthew Griener City Council, Keota, Iowa
United States Dr. Bihong Guan Chairman, World Association of Chinese Elites
United States Ephraim Haile Eritrean Cultural and Developement Center, Eritrean Diaspora USA
United States Bob Van Hee Redwood County Commissioner, Minnesota
United States Geoffrey Hicks Composer, Conductor
United States DeWayne Hopkins Former two-term mayor; current at-large Councilman, Muscatine, Iowa
United States Appo Jabarian Publisher
United States James Jatras Former U.S. Diplomat and  Advisor to U.S. Senate Republican Leadership
United States Paz Jiménez Marketing and sales representative; tour guide in Chile
United States Dr. Ernest Johnson President Emeritus, Louisiana NAACP; civil rights attorney
United States John Jones Committeeman, Democratic Party, Ward 14, Boston, Massachusetts
United States Wilbur Kehrli National Board of Directors, American Blue Cattle
United States Frank Kloucek Former state Senator, South Dakota; sponsor, resolution adopted by SD State Legislature to re-instate Glass-Steagall banking law
United States George Koo Chairman, Burlingame Foundation; retired international business consultant
United States Jeremy Kuzmarov College professor, magazine editor, peace activist
United States Robert Lucero Candidate for United States Senate from California
United States Nabajsa Malic Senior writer, RT
United States Caleb Maupin Founder and Director, Center for Political Innovation
United States Mohammad Ashraf Toor, MD Chairman, Pakistani American Congress 
United States William F Reid, MD First African-American elected to Virginia legislature since Reconstruction
United States David Meiswinkle Attorney and former President of the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry
United States James Moore Alaska Trollers Association, PNP Aquaculture
United States John OLoughlin
United States Andrew Olson Farmer, former LaRouche Democrat candidate for governor of Minnesota, U.S. Congress (2nd CD - MN)
United States William Palmer Trump campaign coordinator, Orange Co. NY, 2016; author, "Untold Story of Rocket Boat Missions of WWII"
United States Jeff Philbin Nuclear Engineer, Technical Consultant, Independent Contractor
United States Sam Pitroda Inventor and entrepreneur; Chairman, Indian Overseas Congress 
United States Denise Rainey School Administrator and Educator, retired
United States Earl Rasmussen Executive Vice President, Eurasia Center 
United States Diane Sare LaRouche Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate - New York
United States Haji Abdul Sattar Vice President, Afghanistan Relief Organization
United States Peter M Schuller Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
United States Naser Shahalemi Executive Director, End Afghan Starvation 
United States John Shanahan Editor, website:
United States Michael Stettler Constitution Party of Oregon, Lake County Chair
United States Barbara Suhrstedt International concert pianist
United States Everett Suttle Opera singer
United States Qasim Tarin Chairman, Afghan Business Network, Chairman, QTarin Foundation
United States Rebne Thomsen Retired physicist; former contract employee of NASA
United States Bruce Todd Former Independent candidate for NJ Lt. Governor; Retired Millwright, Local 715
United States Zaher Wahab Professor Emeritus of Education, former Advisor to the Afghanistan Ministry of Higher Education 
United States Alan Waltar Retired Professor and Head, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University; Past President , American Nuclear Society
United States Frederick Weiss Professional musician
United States J. Kirk Wiebe Former senior analyst, Nat'l Security Agency (NSA), 1975-2001; whistleblower; member, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
United States Ron Wieczorek Rancher; former LaRouche Independent Congressional Candidate South Dakota



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