by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
“With the present systemic breakdown of that imperial, Anglo-Dutch Liberal system of finance which has dominated the planet increasingly since the February 10, 1763 Treaty of Paris, only an appropriate new system, replacing that Liberal system, could prevent the rapid descent of the planet as a whole into a new dark age. Therefore. we must now quickly craft and adopt a new system of relations among all of the leading sovereign nation-states of this planet, a treaty coherent with the principles of the 1648 peace Treaty of Westphalia. This requires a fresh view of the relations between peoples of respectively European and Asian cultures. Responsible people must now push forward, urgently, with the discussions needed to define the outlines of the needed direction of agreements needed.”
by Paul Gallagher
President Bush has already proven himself a liar, in his repeated campaign promises that he would “not touch the benefits of America’s retirees.” The Wall Street drive to grab Social Security is in high gear, and was endorsed by the President at a Dec. 6 meeting with Congressmen.
by Cynthia R. Rush
The privatized pension system introduced in Chile in 1981 is a complete failure. More than half of those belonging to the system today will not qualify for even the minimum pension of $110 per month, which the state guarantees. That’s 3.3 million people out of a labor force of 6 million. This is the “golden” future that Bush is offering Americans.
by Richard Freeman
The Enron swindle involved several tens of billions of dollars, but “Enron II” is far, far bigger, since U.S. Social Security is the world’s biggest cash flow.
by Rainer Apel
The European Commission’s “Bolkestein Directive” spells radical deregulation and privatization, which labor has denounced as imposing “the law of the jungle.”
by Mary Burdman
Russian President Putin, who visited India on Dec. 3-5, is reacting to the strategic and financial-monetary lunacy from Washington, by reaching out to other Eurasian powers. His Indian and Chinese counterparts are moving with him, as the core of a “survivors’ bloc,” around which other nations can rally.
LaRouche representatives attended a conference in Sana’a, Yemen, which was hosted by President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach
Yemen’s rich sense of national identity stretches back over 3,000 years, at least.
by Edward Spannaus and Nancy Spannaus
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), addressing a packed meeting on Capitol Hill, vowed that Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee will go to Ohio to hold hearings on voter disenfranchisement and irregularities in the Nov. 2 election. The LaRouche Youth Movement intervened during the question period, to underline the core issue of civil rights violation underlying the voter suppression that occurred in many states on Election Day.
by Jeffrey Steinberg
There’s more to the FBI raid on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee than meets the eye, as the investigation dates back to the early months of the Bush Administration in 2001, and involves a large cast of characters and a range of suspected illegal activities.
by Edward Spannaus
New disclosures totally undercut Defense Secretary Rumsfeld’s contention that the torture abuses were the work of a handful of “bad apples” among low-level troops. The “bad apples” are actually to be found at the highest branches of the Pentagon.
In last week’s issue, the Table of Contents was misdated. It should have read Volume 31, Number 48, Dec. 10, 2004.
In the Nov. 26 EIR, the transcript of the interview with Lyndon LaRouche on Angel Radio in the Philippines misspelled the name of the interviewer, Butch Valdes.