Volume 31, Number 39, October 8, 2004


Kerry Wins the Debate, So Far  

by Nancy Spannaus

Although President Bush did not actually crack up during the Sept. 30 debate with Senator Kerry—thanks in part to the elaborate rules and regulations insisted upon by his handlers—his enraged “body language” drew attention to the question of his mental health, the issue which Lyndon LaRouche has defined as the major issue in the countdown to the election on Nov. 2.

Bush’s Mental Illness the Number One Issue  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A mass leaflet from LaRouche PAC.

King W’s Leer

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Ashcroft, GOP Gear Up To Suppress the Vote

by Edward Spannaus

Former CIA Analyst Hits Back Against Neo-Con Witchhunt

Larry Johnson responds to the Wall Street Journal’s Sept. 29 editorial “The CIA Insurgency.”

Senator Conrad Hits DeLay in Indian Affairs Hearings on Abramoff Looting  

by Anton Chaitkin

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood


LaRouche Briefs Europe: ‘A Turning Point in History’  

by Werner Hartmann

Lyndon LaRouche told the Sept. 24-26 European conference of the Schiller Institute: “You are now living in a time whose importance exceeds any in the memory of any living person on this planet. What will happen between now and the date of the inauguration of the next President of the United States, will be the greatest turning point in history, for better, or for very much worse, in a very long time.”

The Crucial Role of the United States in Saving Civilization Today  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche’s keynote speech.

Greetings from Iraq’s Dr. Ahmed al-Kubaisi

The Real Reunification of Germany Starts Now

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in her keynote to the conference, described the intervention her party, the BüSo, made, to stop the slide of German politics into the neo.conservative “free-market” morass of the Cheney-Bush co-thinkers. The BüSo and the LaRouche Youth Movement intervened into the state elections in Saxony, renewing the Monday demonstrations, and adding the beauty of singing, from the repertoire of the greatest of Germany’s poets and composers.


In Ohio, It Is ‘The Physical Economy, Stupid!’

by Paul Gallagher

Under Bush-Cheney in 2001-04, Ohio has lost the largest number of industrial jobs—more than 250,000—of any state; crushed by collapsing steel and other industries, Ohio has sunk into poverty.

Kentucky Governor’s Health-Care Extortion Is ‘a Sneak Preview’ of Bush’s Medicare  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Kentucky Workers Facing a ‘Death Care Plan’

An interview with Rep. Perry Clark.

Business Briefs


Cheney’s Provocations Stall North Korea Peace Talks

by Kathy Wolfe

North and South Korea need to step back from Cheney’s traps, because every predictable response the North makes to provocations, just hands Cheney ammunition to get his puppet Bush elected. Nothing could be worse for peace.

Afghan Election: Opium and Warlords Abound

by Ramtanu Maitra

Sharon’s Hit-Men Kill in Damascus, in Countdown to Neo-Cons’ New War

by Dean Andromidas

New Indonesian President Faces Economic Crisis

by Michael Billington

Was Secretive Fascist Fundy Party Created To Throw Australian Election?

by Allen Douglas

Spain: Zapatero Opposes Aznar’s Crusade  

by Cynthia R. Rush

International Intelligence


Rep. Perry B. Clark  

A Democratic State Representative in Kentucky explains why he has branded Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s new healthcare plan, a “death care plan.”

Book Reviews

A Cynical Attempt To Destroy the United States

by Nancy Spannaus

Dime’s Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils, edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.


Report from Germany

by Rainer Apel

A New Phase for the Monday Rallies.


Economic Fantasyland