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The World Land Bridge
Peace on Earth, Good Will towards All Men

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Contains full proceedings of the CEC's
28-29 March 2015 International Conference

On 2829 March 2015 the Citizens Electoral Council of Australia sponsored a remarkable international conference in Melbourne, under above title.

The conference heard that the rapid emergence of the BRICS group of nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), coming just as the Anglo-American-dominated trans-Atlantic system heads for likely the worst financial crash ever, marks a turning point in human history. Speakers came from around the world and ranged across the political spectrum, among them being guests from BRICS members Russia and South Africa.

Australia must join with China's One Belt, One Road project!

A presentation given by CEC Leader Craig Isherwood on 21 September 2016 in Melbourne

Will Australia join China's New Silk Road initiative?

1 June 2016—A new body established in Melbourne last year by Chinese and Australian trade and business representatives—the Australia China OBOR Initiative—is promoting the mutual benefit of Australian participation in China's One Belt, One Road project. The group is advised by prominent Chinese and Australian businessmen and economists, including Orica chairman and BHP Billiton director Malcolm Broomhead, who told The Australian on 27 May that Chinese President Xi Jinping had invited Australia to participate in OBOR during his visit here in November 2014. "We are part of their strategic thinking", Broomhead said, and described plans to develop northern Australia's infrastructure and agriculture. Participation in OBOR—characterised by the paper as a "strategy, recreating the ancient Silk Road, [which] aims to drive massive new infrastructure projects to connect China with Europe via Central Asia by land and via Southeast Asia by sea"—will allow us to access "special investment and funding" provided by the New Silk Road Fund, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the China Development Bank. Mr Broomhead said that over 900 projects had been identified already. ...

We need leaders who will fight for a 'greater Australia'

22 June 2016—Forces greater than our prospective Prime Ministers, Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten, will determine Australia's fate. Given that, as a nation, we have not yet decided to take the advice of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser to "grow up", we will surely be swept along with the tide of change now taking place globally.
The CEC, with our international collaborators in our own movement and within governments and institutions, is pushing to ensure that that oncoming change is guided by the principle of development for the benefit of all mankind. This principle is being propelled into reality right now by the development initiatives of China, in collaboration with Russia and the other BRICS nations, and many smaller nations working with them. ...

A New Paradigm for Civilization (video)

Flyer (PDF):
If Australia wants infrastructure... Take the BRICS path

Click here to download the pamphlet CEC International Conference: Australia, UK must decide—join with the BRICS, or go down with London and Wall Street
15th of April 2015

China rejects geopolitics, calls on ‘isolated’ US to join AIIB
20th of March 2015

Even UK applies to join Asian Infrastructure Bank—where’s Australia?
13th of March 2015

NZ has joined AIIB, when will Australia move?
20th of January 2015

Australia must act independently in its national interest and join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
27th of November 2014

The latest New Citizen: Join the BRICS for a Just New Economic Order!
26th of November 2014

An independent Australia would join the Asian infrastructure bank, not the TPP free trade death pact
30th of October 2014

  • Download The New Citizen, "The system is collapsing: Australia, UK Must Join BRICS in New Economic Order"

  • Download the CEC magazine, "Do You Want To Defeat Terrorism? Establish a New, Just World Economic Order!"

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    Australia must secure its future by aligning with the BRICS in a new, just world economic order


    This petition of the Citizens Electoral Council draws to the attention of the House the opportunity for Australia, and all nations, to participate in the process that the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have initiated: to create a new financial architecture for the world based on equitable and inclusive multilateral credit institutions that prioritise investment in physical economic development, instead of speculation.

    The present, inequitable IMF-World Bank system is collapsing under the burden of hundreds of trillions of dollars of unpayable global debts and derivatives obligations, including the Australian banking system's derivatives exposure of more than $27 trillion. This is the legacy of decades of reckless financial speculation unleashed by IMF-enforced deregulation, and is the driver of the world's present strategic tensions which have increased the threat of a thermonuclear world war.

    Through such new financial institutions as the $100 billion New Development Bank, the $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the $40 billion Silk Road Development Fund, the $20 billion New Maritime Silk Road Fund, and the planned Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) bank, the BRICS nations will direct massive investment in much-needed physical infrastructure projects on which all nations can collaborate, forging a basis for lasting global peace and economic prosperity.

    We the undersigned therefore petition the House to commit Australia both to full participation in the AIIB, and to full support for the BRICS-initiated process of creating a new financial architecture for the world as the basis of a just economic order.

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    Australia must act independently in its national interest and join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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    The significance of the BRICS alignment for Australia

    The global financial system is now careening towards a new, far greater breakdown than 2007-08, a reality which drives the escalating threat of thermonuclear world war between the desperate, collapsing trans-Atlantic powers and Russia and China. Under these existential conditions, nations face a choice: to remain with the policies and alliances that are driving the collapse and war danger, or to join with fellow nations to establish a new economic world order that can guarantee peace and security.

    To secure this new economic order, the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) together with a growing number of collaborators, have forged ahead in the last two years with grand development projects, and agreements on the credit mechanisms to fund them. The trans-Atlantic powers view the BRICS developments with ill-disguised hostility, as a threat to their hegemony; nevertheless the BRICS invite the U.S. and Europeans to collaborate with them in economic development. For instance, China has an open invitation to the U.S. and its Pacific allies Australia, Japan and South Korea to join the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB), but the U.S. is pressuring its allies not to participate.

    In July 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the New Silk Road Economic Belt, followed in October by the announcement of the Maritime Silk Road. In early 2014 Russia endorsed the Silk Road proposal and signed a series of extensive agreements to cooperate with China, to create a new economic architecture in the Asia-Pacific. The 16 July 2014 "Fortaleza Declaration" of the 6th BRICS Summit in Brazil, signed by nations representing half of the world's population, made history with the creation of the BRICS' New Development Bank and Currency Reserve Agreement, to allow nations to break free of the vice-grip of the current City of London/Wall Street-dominated financial system.

    From these beginnings a stunning series of bilateral meetings, summits, and conferences has consolidated the collaboration between nations intent on this approach of peace through economic development, exemplified by BRICS allies Egypt building the New Suez Canal and Nicaragua constructing the Great Inter-Oceanic Canal. Such great projects will transform the world economy and demonstrate the power of sovereign nations to deliver on the economic development needs of their people, independent of the IMF and World Bank.

    Now Greece is asserting its sovereignty, becoming the first European nation to boot out a puppet government run by the Troika of the IMF, EU and European Central Bank, and to push for economic justice through a national debt reorganisation, a Europe-wide debt conference and measures to fund economic reconstruction.

    As Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche summed up the world situation in her introduction to the recently published EIR Special Report on the World Land-Bridge: "There are now two economic and financial systems built on completely different principles. One, the trans-Atlantic system, as an imperial structure, seeks constantly to extend the boundaries of its sphere of power through supranational structures which threaten the sovereignty of other nations," including the use of regime change, terrorism and war. On the other hand, "The newly arising system of the BRICS nations and the countries associated with them, bases itself upon entirely different principles. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi formulated it most expressively at the plenary session of the Brazil summit, 'BRICS is unique as an international institution. In the first instance, it unifies a group of nations, not on the basis of their existing prosperity or common identities, but rather their future potentials. The idea of the BRICS itself is thus already aligned with the future.'"

    For more than 25 years the Citizens Electoral Council has fought for Australia to adopt the very policies and principles now being championed by the BRICS. Australia must now choose: do we go down with the collapsing trans-Atlantic system, or, beginning with accepting China's offer to become a founding member of the AIIB, do we join the BRICS to ensure our future?

    The above statement is the invitation to the CEC's 2015 international conference on the BRICS, "The World Land Bridge: Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards All Men."
    Click here to go to the conference page, which includes videos and transcripts.

    Click here for contents and download of CEC's BRICS magazine, "Do You Want To Defeat Terrorism? Establish a New, Just World Economic Order!"

    Australia needs Glass-Steagall!

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    The history of the LaRouche organisation's 40 year fight for a new, fair and just economic system

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    Schiller Institute call: Reject Geopolitics and Collaborate With the BRICS

    Click here to find out about the international campagaign

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