Volume 31, Number 48, December 10, 2004


Unmasking the Secret War by the ‘Economic Hit Men’  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche calls for reopening the cases of the murders of Germany’s Alfred Herrhausen and Detlev Rohwedder, who were assassinated soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, because their policies went against the dictates of the “Economic Hit Men” exposed by author John Perkins.

Development Projects vs. the IMF Hit Men, 1971-91

George Pratt Shultz: Profile of a Hit Man  

by Scott Thompson and Nancy Spannaus

Connally: ‘Shultz Did It’

by Harley Schlanger

‘Washington Consensus’ Indicted for Genocide  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A review of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization To Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions, by John Perkins.

There’s a ‘Tremendous Opportunity for Change’  

An interview with John Perkins.


The Great Crash of 2004.2005 Is Here!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Now, when the great world financial collapse is onrushing, who is willing to make himself a public fool, still, by discussing ‘some other issue,’ some issue other than why I have been right, and my so-called critics proven terribly wrong, over all these years?”

Argentina: Center of Global Economic Battle

by Cynthia R. Rush

Hans Tietmeyer’s ‘New Social Market-Economy Initiative’—Cui Bono?

by Elke Fimmen


Flattened by IMF, Ukraine in Geopolitical Crosshairs  

by Rachel Douglas

The strife that gripped Ukraine during this year’s Presidential election is not the clash of “Western, Europe-oriented” Ukraine vs. “Eastern, Russia-oriented” Ukraine, as depicted in the mass media. It is rooted in 13 years of economic devastation, at the hands of the IMF.

LaRouche: Stop Brzezinski’s Meddling in Ukraine

LaRouche Warns: Bush Is on Autopilot for Korea Conflict

by Kathy Wolfe

UN Brands Afghanistan a ‘Narco-State,’ As Washington Looks the Other Way

by Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence


Leading Democrats Take Up Vote-Suppression Fight  

by Edward Spannaus

“The battle for civil rights, expressed as the need to bring perpetrators of voter suppression to the prescribed forms of justice, is the battlefield to choose at this stage of the war,” Lyndon LaRouche declared.

The Vanishing American Pension Foretells Bush Social Security Gameplan  

by Anita Gallagher

Strategic Studies

A Time for Some Real Leadership: Is Fallujah a New Dien Bien Phu?  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

‘Victory’ in Fallujah: A Political Disaster

by Carl Osgood

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu: The French Empire Dies in Vietnam

by Gail G. Billington

The Issue of Effective Leadership: General MacArthur’s Inchon Flank

by Steve Douglas


John Perkins  

The author of Confessions of a Hit Man, Perkins was recruited in the 1960s, by the National Security Agency. He later worked for private corporations, including as chief economist for the Chas. T. Main, Inc. engineering firm.

Book Reviews

‘Washington Consensus’ Indicted for Genocide  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization To Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions, by John Perkins.


Report From Germany

by Rainer Apel

“We’re Cutting Ourselves to Death.”

From the Congress

Democrats Denounce GOP Omnibus Funding Bill.


Criminal Insanity