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As expected, the budget that the space agency released Monday is indicative of a nation in decline. The request for $17.7 billion, a slight decline from the current FY12 budget, savages the planetary science programs that have been, for 50 years, a unique contribution that the United States has made, in opening up the Solar System to the mind of man.

February 14th, 2012 • 9:26 AM

In Spain, yesterday, the text of the state decree on labor market "reforms" was published. Apparently, the full extent has been kept under wraps so far, and thus Spanish trade unions have called for nationwide protest actions this next Sunday, Feb. 19. These so-called reforms enable firms to lower wages, if the firms considers it necessary.

February 14th, 2012 • 9:23 AM

Lyndon LaRouche warned Monday that, with the accelerating disintegration of the entire European financial system, the British imperial forces are ever more desperate to spark a world war immediately. Therefore, there is a desperate escalation on the two designated flash points for global confrontation: Iran and Syria.

February 14th, 2012 • 9:20 AM

Lyndon LaRouche Monday denounced President Barack Obama's "homicidal hypocrisy" in the strongest possible terms, following revelations that Al Qaeda has fully endorsed and joined the Western-led coalition to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

February 14th, 2012 • 9:16 AM

According to Russia Today, Russian lawmakers declared their unanimous support for Moscow's official position on Syria, which one Duma member says may have been infiltrated by foreign military.

February 13th, 2012 • 9:17 AM

Mexico's National Peasant Federation (CNC), linked to the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), reported in a Feb. 12 press release that, according to Congressional studies, the country's agricultural production has collapsed by 40% as a result of the drought, and that this will lead to food shortages and food price speculation in coming months.

February 14th, 2012 • 9:24 AM

"Is it possible to impose these measures by using tear gas ... These measures don't have the vote of the Greek people," the 90-year-old Second World War Resistance hero Manolis Glezos declared in a statement from Syntagma.

February 14th, 2012 • 9:22 AM

Lyndon LaRouche has told you that the oligarchy's drive is a matter of their survival, and they will stop at nothing. February 13 at the United Nations saw an unprecedented push for military action against Syria—a push that was not even seen against Iraq in 2003. And London's war-mongers are using every opportunity to blame Russia and China for the bloodbath in Syria.

February 14th, 2012 • 9:18 AM

The growing pile of evidence of the intervention of Al Qaeda in Syria puts the lie to the assertion by the West that Assad has to be removed for humanitarian reasons, for the good of the Syria people. Al Qaeda was created as a joint project of the US, Britain, and the Saudis in the 1980s to be used against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

February 13th, 2012 • 9:19 AM