The LaRouche Plan
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On February 27th, the Wilson Center in Washington held an event with former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark, discussing his new book How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change.
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In California, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation made its first-of-the-year announcement, of how little water they will be able to deliver for the 2014 season from the Bureau's Central Valley management system (dams, lakes, canals) to client districts, which, in turn supply farmers and other water users.
Yesterday in California, President Barack Obama visited drought-stricken Fresno and elsewhere, to be seen as concerned, by announcing a $300 million palliative aid package for the state, and otherwise to announce a new $1 billion "Climate Change Resilience Fund." Details of the latter are to come out in March in the White House 2015 Federal budget proposal.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will chair a meeting of a task group on industrial cooperation with Ukraine, ITAR-Tass reports.
On Wednesday afternoon the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies held an event on international water security titled, “Water: The Essential Link to Sustainable Development.” Attending the event was Michael Kirsch, the primary author of the 2012 NAWAPA XXI report and accompanying draft legislation for the project.
Iranian Atomic Energy Organization director Ali Salehi said, Saturday, that Iran has drafted plans to build up to 20 nuclear power plants. In September 2013, Iran formally began operations of the Russian-built 1000 MW nuclear power plant at Bushehr. Russia has emerged as a leading contender to build additional nuclear power plants.
Hungary is looking to China to become its key economic partner as the European Union can no longer finance infrastructure projects. On Feb. 12 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban held talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang during a visit that marked the 65th anniversary of China-Hungary diplomatic ties and 10th anniversary of their friendly and cooperative partnership.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Wednesday, on the "amazing" advances that China has made in its transportation infrastructure, while the U.S. has fallen far behind.