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Friedrich Schiller
  May 2008 FOOD

Group of U.S. Elected Officials
Back Helga Zepp-LaRouche's `Double Food Production' Call

Humanity is in Mortal Danger!

Instead of Wars of Starvation,
Let Us Double Food Production

May 19, 2008

The head of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche has put out a call to the FAO conference, taking place in Rome, Italy on June 3-5, for "doubling world food production," including eliminating both the World Trade Organization, and diversion of food crops to biofuels.


Elected officials

1. State Senator Joe Neal (former), North Las Vegas, Nevada

2. Fred Huenefeld, Chairman of the Boeuf River Soil and Water Conservation District, and Trustee of the Louisiana Realtors Political Action Committee, Board Member of Schiller Institute.

3. Thomas Trigona, Mayor, City of Johnstown, Pa.

4. Kareem Johnson, Council Vice President, City of Coatesville, Pa.

5. Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz, Council Member, City of Reading, Pa.

6. State Rep. Harold James of Pennsylvania 8. Sen. Joey Pendleton, Minority Whip, Kentucky Senate; Hopkinsville, Ky

9 . Rep. Catherine Barrett (former); Cincinnati, Oh

10. Rep. LaMar Lemmons III (former); Detroit, Mi.

11. Ross Neidich, City Council of Bradford, Pennsylvania

12. Bob Onuffer, City Council of Bradford, Pennsylvania

13. Anthony Pinizzotto, City Council of Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15. Rep. Larry Bell, Vice-Chair House Agriculture Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives, Clinton, North Carolina.

16. Diane Bernardo, Council Member, City of Dubois, Pennsylvania

17. Gloria Martin Roberts, Council Member, City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

18. Barbara O'Neil Lane, Council Member, City of Duquesne, Pennsylvania

19. William Reese, Council Member, Borough of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

20. Judith M. Livingston, Republican State Rep from Manchester, VT

21. Karen Dolan, Council Member, City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

22. Robert Gaughan, Council Member, Borough of Lansford, Pennsylvania

23. Kevin Troup, Council Member, City of Sunbury, Pennsylvania

24. Richard Reedy, Council Member, Borough of Kittanning, Pennsylvania

25, John Wheeler, Council Member, Borough of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

26. Jean Belinski, Council Member, City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


101. Dr. Luise Light, former USDA, Director of Dietary Guidance, Bellows Falls, VT

102. Cathy M. Helgason, M.D. Professor of Neurology University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

103. Professor Stephen Herbert, Professor of Agronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

104. Hal B.H. Cooper, Jr., Cooper Consulting Company, Kirkland, Washington: "We most definitely need to immediately double the level of World food production to save the people who badly need to have affordable and available food instead of having speculation drive shortages instead. I strongly endorse the call made by Helga Zepp LaRouche calling on the World's leaders to heed the call to double World food production immediately."


201. Gary Barnett, Chairman, UAW CAP Franklin Co., Columbus, OH

202. Maurice Pulley, President, AFSCME local 1654; Milwaukee, WI

203. Scott Stringer, Vice Chairman Bricklayers local 3; Rochester, NY

204. Wayne Rebich, President, Carpenters local 1911, Beckley, WV;

205. John Jeffries, Executive Board and former President, IAM local 830; Louisville, KY


206. William Sickner, Board of Directors; Michigan Farmers Union, Otter Lake, Michigan

207. Herman Steffen of Detour, Maryland, dairy farmer, founding member of the Schiller Institute's Food for Peace

208. Randy Sowers of Middletown, Maryland, dairy farmer, founding member of the Schiller Institute's Food For Peace

209. Noel Cowling, Texas farmer/activist, a former adviser to the NFO (National Farm Organization), and member of the AAM (American Agriculture Movement)


Institutional support

1. The Tajik Social and Ecological Union, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Sonya Kurbanova, Executive Director "Tajik Social and Ecological Union fully supports the idea about New Bretton Woods system." [The call for support went out in the Russian languages, for both the food Call for Action, and the New Bretton Woods appeal of August 2007.]

Individual signers (* denotes public person)

1. Maxim Alexandrovich Chernov, Poltava, Ukraine

2. Magomed Ali Suleymanovich Suleymanov, bank branch director, Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russian Federation

3. Igor Morozov, government employee, Murmansk, Russian Federation Statement: "We need to get more attention to problem of hunger and food production at all levels! Accept the idea -- stop the hunger in third world and growing countries!"

4. Mikhail Koshelev, student, Kaluga

[0. Anton Levsuk, Tallinn, Estonia] [N.B. If individual signatures are published / posted by area of the world, this one belongs with Western Europe, not Russia/CIS !]

*5. Felix Goryunov, international economics journalist, Moscow, Russian Federation.

6. Ivan V. Chorba, Moscow, Russian Federation "WTO must be destroyed. Biofuel is evil."

7. N. Bicheva, Russian Federation "Dear Mrs. LaRouche, I express my appreciation for your engagement and desire to save the world, based on food security. I believe that the measures you propose are correct and timely. But the new world financial system must be reformed in the context of the foreign and domestic policies of all countries. Those fundamental principles of Life, Liberty, and Happiness must be recognized not only for every individual, but for every nation. Respectfully yours"

8. Akmaral Imanbayeva, Kazakstan "I agree with your position!"

9. Ilyas Mussayev, Atyrau, Kazakstan "Dear Helga, I absolutely agree with your point, world financial organizations and capitalists do not care about hunger in so-called 3rd World countries. My point of view is only neo-socialism a la Latin America (Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba), nationalization of agriculture and food supply (such as wheat, corn, etc.) can give a chance to save millions of lives around the world. USA and transnational corporations are the main obstacles as well as mass media controlled by them, but progressive mankind and all progressive force should unite to bell this problem immediately. No more WTO!!! With best regards"

*10. Dr. Igor A. Seleznyov, leading research specialist, Institute of Socio-Political Research (ISPI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. "To the extent that the scientific community has any force, I would like to support the measures proposed by H. Zepp-LaRouche and the call for a New Bretton Woods system."

Websites that published the Call for Action in Russian:

1. Russian Anti-Globalist Resistance, RF (www.anti-glob.ru)

2. Strategium East European Online Political Experts Community, founder and coordinator Sergei Pozny, Ukraine (www.strateger.net)

3. RPMonitor, director Andrei Kobyakov, RF (www.rpmonitor.ru)

4. Sarov Top Secret portal, founder A. Borisov, RF (www.sarov.cc)

5. Imperiya website, Belarus (www.imperiya.by)

6. Rossiya - Ring of Patriotic Resources portal, RF (www.rossija.info)

7. Global Venture forum, RF (www.aventurist.org)

8. The Big Forum, founded by readers of Zavtra newspaper, RF (www.bolshoyforum.ru)


1. Mrs. Wunderlich, FERMILA GmbH & Co. (milk production), CEO (Saxony, Germany)

2. Emil Deutsch, DüKa (fertilizer business), CEO (Saxony, Germany)

3. Bern Schlesiger, farmer (Saxony, Germany)

4. Richard S Courtney, former lead material scientist for the UK's Coal Research Establishment and has served as a Technical Advisor to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), United Kingdom

5. Piers Corbyn British Astrophysicist and long range weather forecaster, United Kingdom

6. Guy Allan Svensson, chairman of the Small and Family Farmers, Sweden.

7. Senator Lidia Menapace, former member of the Italian Senate.


1. Julio Gonzalez, former Technical Secretary to the Presidency of Argentina; Professor at the University of Lomas Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2. Dr. Leopoldo Frenkel, lawyer, former professor of the University of Buenos Aires, and current member of the Justicialista Party of Argentina.

3. Dr. Pedro Grima Gallardo, Professor of Physics of the University of Los Andes (Merida, Venezuela), Former Dean of the Experimental University of Los Llanos Occidentales, "Exequiel Zamora" (UNELLEZ), Venezuela

4. The `Catedra Pio Tamargo' Center for Studies of Current History of the Venezuela Central University's Institute of Economic and Social Research, posted Helga's call to the center's blog, with an introduction calling upon people to read it, and become inspired by "the approach to the problem posed by Helga Zepp-LaRouche," and her emphasis on "the role of the individual in the great collective epics that current history demands from us."

5. Isaac Alvarado, C, director general of a La Paz, Bolivia hotel.

6. Jaime Martinez, President of the Medellin, Antioquia local of Colombia's Bank of the Republic Workers Union, and Sec. of Education for the national union.

6. Carlos Julio Daz, President of the Antioquia local of the Unifi7d Workers Federation (CUT) of Colombia, and former director of the Bank of the Republic workers union.

8. Jaime Torres Riano, President of the Eastern Andean Area Regional Workers Federation (FETRANDES - CGT) in Colombia.

9. Luis Enrique Escovar, president of the Voluntary Association of UPAC System Debtors in Colombia. (This is a group mobilizing to defend people losing their homes because they can't meet their mortgages.)

10.. Raul Anibal Marroquin Casasola, Union of National Electrical Industry Workers (INDE-STINDE), of Guatemala

11. Randolfo Ernesto Maldonado Cambara, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

12. Miguel Ángel Tzoc Morales, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

13. Walter Conrado Gaytan Morales, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

14. Samuel Nenroht Hernández Orantes, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

15. Luis Antonio Chinchilla Corado, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

16. José Maria Santos Morales, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

17. Carlos René Baeza Olivares, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

18. César Augusto Flores Rodas, INDE-STINDE Union, Guatemala

19. Congressman Alberto Cantero, chairman of the Agriculture and Cattle-Ranching Committee of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

20. Guatemala's Popular Front for Sovereignty, Dignity and Solidarity (FRENTE POPULAR POR LA SOBERANIA, LA DIGNIDAD Y LA SOLIDARIDAD) endorsed Helga's call, with 4 signatures of its leading officials in, and the other 4 leaders' signaturess expected today.

MEXICO CITY, June 5, 2008:

As of this evening, six sitting Congressmen (one Senator and five Deputies), plus two former Congressmen, have signed Helga Zepp-LaRouche's call for an international mobilization to double world food production, and crush the WTO. All the Congressional signators, so far, are from the opposition Revolutionary Democratic Party (PRD). They include:

  • Sen. Carlos Navarrete Ruiz, coordinator of the PRD Parliamentary group;

  • Rep. Carlos Navarro Lopez, chairman of the Rural Development Committee, who is playing a leading role in the fight for the PLHINO project, including holding a press conference with the LaRouche movement-founded Pro-PLHINO Committee in Hermosillo, Sonora on June 3, to expose opposition to the vitally needed water project by the malthusian head of the National Water Commission;

  • Rep. Celso Pulido, a member of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee;

  • Rep. Arturo Fernel Galvez Rodriguez, who serves on the Agrarian Reform Committee;

  • Rep. Gerardo Villanueva Albarran;

  • Rep. Ana Yurixi Leyva Pinon;

  • Former Rep. Agustin Rodriguez F., Secretary General of the UNAM Workers Union (STUNAM); and

  • Former Rep. Eric E. Villanueva Mukul, Vice President of the PRD National Council.

    Labor, Grassroots Leaders :

  • Guadulpe Acosta Naranjo, interim national president of the PRD;

  • Arturo Del Fino Loya, Secretary General of the Nuclear Workers Union (SUTIN);

  • Dr. Enrique Serrano Galvez, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Mexico's premier agricultural research center, the Autonomous University of Chapingo, where Norman Bourlaug carried out his original Green Revolution research; Gumersindo Juarez Mendoza, from the FEPUN peasant organization;

  • Said Lopez de Olmoz Martinez, Coordinator General of the Huasteco Democratico Movement, which is fighting to get water projects built in their stated, of San Luis Potosi; and Jaime Vazquez Peralta, Technical Secretary of the State Reform Commission.


    Dr. Sam Aluko, Professor of Economics, former chairman of Nigeria Economics Intelligence Committee

    Albert Ndandu, President- Cries for Congo for Peace ('Cries pour le Congo Pour la Paix')

    Larry Fejokwu, Publisher, Polcom Press, Lagos, Nigeria.


    1. Mohd Peter Davis, Visiting Scientist, Universiti Putra Malaysia. SUPPORTING STATEMENT from Mohd Peter Davis, see a8205mob001

    2. Hunter Huang, President, National Association for Chinese Unification (NACU)

    3. Prof. M S Swaminathan, member of Parliament (Raiya Sabha), Chairman M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India. Prof. Swaminathan was, along with Norman Borlaug, the leading force in implementing the original Green Revolution. He wrote in his endorsement: ``What we need urgently is an evergreen revolution, which can help to enhance productivity in perpetuity without ecological harm.''


    1. M. Michel Langevin, former executive member and President of the Parti Québécois ( a provincial party ), also former Regional President of Montreal, the Hydro-Quebec technicians union.

    2. M. Marc-André Viens, Assistant-director of a secondary school

    3. M. Daniel Ostiguy, Agricultural Producer, Dairy Farm


    1. Gordon Hancock, Councillor, Member Murrylands Regional Development Board, South Australia

    2. Brian McCarthy, National Chairman, Citizens Electoral Council

    3. John Carter, Director and former Chairman, Australian Beef Association, New South Wales

    4. Barbara Dunnett, President Nannup Shire Council, Deputy Chair, Southwest Local Government Association, Western Australia

    5. Dale Frankel, Chairman, Wimmera Irrigators Association, Victoria

    6. Rodney Wheeler, Councillor, Busselton Shire, Western Australia

    7. Lorraine Thomas, Councillor, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia

    8. Mathew Ledwith, Councillor, Kulin Shire Council, Western Australia