"To End Colonialism: A Mission for All Youth"
Schiller Institute International Online Youth Conference
Saturday, March 11
Everywhere you look, you can see the footprints of a profound change in the spirit of nations, individual leaders, and the populations they represent. A surge in optimism at the crucial moment. The system of oligarchism–of global colonialist looting, murder, and war–this system is teetering, its institutions flailing. And opposed to it, steadfast, are those who would create a new, just security and development architecture–an era defined by the common aims of mankind.
The youth of the world have a special responsibility to shape this new paradigm and ensure its success. Things have gotten so bad, they cannot get more urgent. The US and NATO have dedicated themselves to the total destruction of the Russian state, and even after having been exposed for likely culpability in the Nord Stream bombing by journalist Seymour Hersh, the lunatic US administration rushes on toward nuclear WW3, ignoring all proposals for peace negotiation. Global inflation, initiated by Western central banks, continues to drive tens of millions into poverty and starvation conditions. The US government continues to impose genocidal unilateral sanctions upon Syria and to loot vast amounts of Syrian oil in the wake of catastrophic earthquakes there and in Turkiye which have left 5 million Syrians homeless..
Across Europe, tens of thousands are in the streets demanding an end to NATO’s brutality, an end to the collapse in living standards imposed from above, an end to Malthusian attacks on agriculture. In the US, the Philippines, Mexico and many other nations, important peace rallies have brought together people from disparate organizations and ideologies to stop WW3, to stop the sanctions–to build peace. Across Africa, Ibero-America, and Asia, leaders of governments have taken a new tone with the representatives of the so-called Rules Based Order. President Geingob of Namibia and President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have recently made headlines by harshly rebuking the “paternalistic” colonial attitudes of French and German officials. China has demonstrated a new model of massive economic development and poverty eradication, and that model is becoming the pivot point for world development.
Schiller Institute founder and chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche has contributed ten principles upon which the new era need be based. Her formulation of her tenth principle reads: "The basic assumption for the new paradigm is, that man is fundamentally good and capable to infinitely perfect the creativity of his mind and the beauty of his soul... and that all evil is the result of a lack of development, and therefore can be overcome." Is this outlook not reflected in these expressions of optimism? Only those who understand the goodness of man will be able to face evil without flinching.
In 1983, American economist and statesman Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. wrote: “The political foundation for durable peace must be: a) The unconditional sovereignty of each and all nation-states, and b) Cooperation among sovereign nation-states to the effect of promoting unlimited opportunities to participate in the benefits of technological progress, to the mutual benefit of each and all.” That political foundation is now in sight. Some 20 nations have expressed interest in joining the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This year, the Belt and Road Initiative turns ten years old, with over 150 countries participating and 3,000 projects launched. What remains is for world citizens to create a miracle: to spur the US to sincerely offer to join this new era.
We gather for this March 11 online conference to organize the youth of all nations to take hold of this mission, and draw forth the fundamental goodness of the human species.
Panel I: “Join the Global Majority in Peace through Development”
Jose Vega: Brief introduction
Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Keynote
Ashley Tran, LaRouche Youth Movement: “Reviving the Spirit of Bandung, Today”
S.L. Kanthan, Indian geopolitical analyst and independent journalist: “India and the New Security and Development Architecture”
Majid Fahd, Syrian journalist living in Syria: “Report from Syria on Conditions of Life”
Sam Nettnin, LaRouche Youth Movement: “The LaRouche Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of Syria”
Bonny Omara, Lead Engineer on PearlAfricaSat1, the First Ugandan Space Satellite: “The Future of African Space Science”
Simon Miller, LaRouche Youth Movement: “Belarus and the New Paradigm”
Musa Ali Al-Raaini: Message from the BRICS Youth Parliament in Yemen
Liam Murphy: “Africa Without Colonialism”
Panel 2: “The Scientific Mission of the One Mankind”
Daniel Burke: Brief introduction
Diane Sare: Keynote
Anastasia Battle: “A Shared Mission for the USA & Russia: The Bering Strait Tunnel”
Kynan Thistlethwaite: Brief Comments
Frank Shi: “Leaving the Cradle: Industrializing the Moon”
Cade Levinson: “Scranton: America’s First City"
Dewey Donahue: “America’s Coming Megaprojects”
Stewart Battle: “The Fusion Economy”