Volume 31, Number 30, July 30, 2004


Mark Burdman Lives in Immortality: How History Is Made  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. begins his July 15 campaign webcast with a tribute to his recently deceased friend and collaborator, Mark Burdman, of EIR’s staff in Wiesbaden, Germany. “We are the makers of history,” he said of Mark. “The others experience history. We make it. We make it, because our intentions enable us to make it.”

For Mark  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche opens the funeral ceremony in Wiesbaden, with a celebration of Mark Burdman as a “beautiful soul,” in the sense of Friedrich Schiller.

In Tribute to Mark Burdman by His Wife  

by Mary Burdman

Remarks at the ceremony by other friends and family: Michael Liebig, Muriel Mirak-Weissbach, René Sigerson, and Steven Meyer.

Messages of condolence from abroad: Amelia Boynton Robinson, Jacques Cheminade, and Konstantin Cheremnykh.


Probes Pile Up Around Dick Cheney, Halliburton

by Edward Spannaus

A contentious hearing on July 22 by the House Government Reform Committee focussed on Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root. Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.), who was compelled to hold it under pressure from Democratic members, complained that “if it weren’t for the fact that the Vice President was the former— and I emphasize former—CEO of the parent company, we wouldn’t even be here today.”

The Threat of Fascism Today  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The opening presentation from Democratic Presidential contender Lyndon LaRouche’s campaign webcast in Washington, D.C. on July 15. “The point is: Who is going to control the next President of the United States? Is it going to be the people? Is it going to be the long.term interests of the United States? The two-generations-to-come interests of the people of the United States, and the world? Or, is it going to be this bunch of Nazis—in fact?”

Many Floridas Loom In November Elections

by Edward Spannaus

Loser Bob Shrum: Kerry’s Rasputin?

by L. Wolfe

Wilson Stands Up to Cheney Smear Tactics

by Lawrence K. Freeman

National News

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood


Russian Economy: A Leap in the Wrong Direction

by Rachel Douglas

The government and the President appear committed to reforms that represent the free-trade, deregulation, anti-general welfare dogmas of Friedrich von Hayek’s Mont Pelerin Society and its offshoots, in their purest form.

Mr. Taylor: Argentina Already Paid Its Debt!

by Cynthia R. Rush

LaRouche to Argentine Radio: ‘Can We Unite and Cooperate To Reverse This Crisis?’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A July 19 interview with state-run Radio Córdoba.

Debt Frauds Threaten Mexico With Default

by Ronald Moncayo Paz and Gretchen Small

U.S. Real Wages Have Fallen for Another Year

by Paul Gallagher

Saxony: An Industrial Heartland of Germany

by Rainer Apel

Lawmakers Warn: Take-Down of U.S. Hospital System Has Reached Emergency  

by Marcia Merry Baker and Mary Jane Freeman

Interviews with Mississippi State Rep. Credell Calhoun; Ms. Johnnie Pugh, City Director, Ward 1, Little Rock, Arkansas; and Alabama State Rep. Thomas E. Jackson.

Business Briefs


Iraq Interim Government Can’t Be the Servant of Two Masters

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Prime Minister Iyad Allawi is caught on the horns of a dilemma: On the one hand, he must show the occupation that his government is a faithful puppet; and, on the other, he convince the Iraqi people, and the world, that it is an independent authority.

Behind Butler Report: The LaRouche Issue

by Katherine Kanter

Asia Hits Cheney Doctrine, DNC

by Kathy Wolfe

Japan’s Voters Punish Koizumi

by Kathy Wolfe

The U.S., Not Myanmar, Is Isolating Itself

by Michael Billington and Gail G. Billington


LaRouche Warns of Northern Virginia Terrorism Threat

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Is there a danger of terrorism in the Washington, D.C. area or elsewhere?” asked LaRouche at his July 15 webcast. “Yes.”

The ‘Quijano Dossier’ and the National Security Threat to the United States

Fernando Quijano is part of a serious national security threat to the United States: a bit-player in a third-generation Nazi International apparatus, involving Spanish Falange fascist Blas Piñar and leading Mexican Synarchist circles.

Book Reviews

Was Iraq War Caused By Politics of Oil?

by Paolo Raimondi

La guerre del petrolio. Strategie, potere, nuovo ordine (The Oil Wars. Strategies, Power, New World Order), by Benito Li Vigni.


Credell Calhoun

State representative (D-District 68) from Hinds County, Mississippi.

Johnnie Pugh

Ms. Pugh is City Director, Ward 1, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Thomas E. Jackson

State representative (D-District 68), from Alabama.


Past Time for a New Bretton Woods