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Protest on the San Francisco Bay Bridge. From the Critical Resistance X page

The doors to a new era of history are being opened by a flurry of political activism, diplomatic work, and planning for a new paradigm. In California, youthful activists demanding a ceasefire in Gaza stormed the annual California convention of the Democratic Party, shutting down the event for the rest of the day. That follows a large protest that blocked the San Francisco Bay Bridge with calls for ceasefire. A grouping of foreign ministers from Arab and Muslim nations and organizations is headed to Beijing for meetings on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, to discuss a ceasefire and a full resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict. This is only the first of several capitals the diplomats will visit on their extended mission. And there are reports that Israel and Hamas are involved in negotiations for a pause in the fighting and a partial exchange of hostages.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post, in its reconstruction of the events of Oct. 7, makes reference to Israel’s lack of preparedness, and the BBC and CNN have pointed out the inconsistencies in the IDF-led tour of Al-Shifa Hospital, which Israel claims served as a nerve center for Hamas operations.

Although Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said in a press conference that “in the face of heavy opposition” from around the globe, “I rebuff the pressure and make clear to the world: We will continue to fight until victory,” the tempo of protests around the world, including, most notably, in the United States, as well as the growing number of Jewish federal legislators calling for a change in policy, could force Israel’s hand.

Demands from outside, encouragement from outside, funding and planning for reconstruction and development from outside—the broader world community has a role to play in ensuring peace in Southwest Asia, and globally.

One notable aspect of that needed leadership in the United States is being provided by Diane Sare, LaRouche independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York. Her campaign for a seat in the highest legislature of the nation must become a national focus for providing leadership to a nation that has lost its way. “[M]y campaign for U.S. Senate from New York will now become a nationwide effort,” writes the candidate, “with the rapid recruitment of organizing committees in each state, dedicated not merely to my election as a United States Senator from New York, and the delightful uproar that would ensue as a result, but to working with me to ensure that the entire program of Lyndon LaRouche is adopted as policy by the United States Government.”

Next Sunday, Nov. 26, the International Peace Coalition will hold a special meeting on the danger of war and the prospects for a new paradigm, including screening the film “8:15 Hiroshima: From Father to Daughter,” to make viscerally clear the civilizational danger of spreading war in the modern world.