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Volume 4, Issue Number 45
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This leaflet was issued by the LaRouche Political Action Committee on Nov. 1, 2005.
Lyndon LaRouche today called for Vice President Dick Cheney's immediate ouster from office. In light of the Oct. 28, 2005 indictment of Cheney's chief of staff and top national security advisor I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on five counts of lying to a Federal grand jury, and in the wake of today's action by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who called the U.S. Senate into an extraordinary closed session to force an end to the White House obstruction of Senate oversight over Administration crimes, LaRouche spelled out four precise reasons why Cheney must go—now.

1. Cheney lied, repeatedly and in collusion with others, to draw the United States into war with Iraq. The indictment of Libby by Special

Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald removes any shadow of doubt about the circumstances under which the United States went to war against Iraq. The United States went to war on the basis of an egregious conspiracy of lies, led by the Vice President and others. Already, 2,000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, and over 15,000 severely wounded, along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

2. Cheney conspired, in this campaign of lies, with a notorious international fascist organization, implicated in major acts of terrorism. Some of the lies perpetrated by Cheney and others, particularly the so-called Niger yellowcake hoax, were concocted by an international fascist organization, formerly headed by World War II Nazi figure Licio Gelli. That organization, the Propaganda Two (P-2) Lodge, produced fake "evidence," aimed at duping the U.S. Congress into voting for a fraudulent Iraq war
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This Week in History

November 8 - 14, 1620

The Mayflower Compact:

The Plymouth Pilgrims Form a 'Body Politick' To Carry Out the 'General Good of the Colony'

On November 11, 1620, the ship Mayflower out of Plymouth, England, anchored off Cape Cod. The passengers were divided between a group of English Separatists who planned to settle and improve the land, and another group, more diverse, of Englishmen who had sailed to America for a number of reasons. Some of the second group declared, now that they were safely across the ocean, "that when they came ashore they would use their owne libertie; for none had power to command them."1

The Separatists, later called Pilgrims, knew what damage had been done to the Jamestown, Virginia settlement by adventurers who refused to fish or till the soil even if it meant starvation, and so they drew up what has become known as the "Mayflower Compact." By signing the document, 41 heads of households agreed to combine into a civil body politic, to frame laws and appoint officers, and to follow those laws and obey their elected officers. The form of the Compact was based on the agreement which the Separatists had used to bind themselves into a church, and now it was applied to the political purpose of ensuring the unity of the settlement in a wild and often dangerous wilderness.

As difficult as the first years at Plymouth were to be, the Pilgrims had endured such hard trials in England and Holland, that they were determined to succeed in the New World. Their story began in the early years of the 17th Century, when a number of English Protestants formed their own local churches, and rejected the Church of England. Unlike the Puritans, who then remained within the Church of England, these Protestants were known as Separatists. Because the English monarch was the head of the Church of England, the Separatists were thus challenging royal authority in the sphere of religion.

King James did not take this lightly, and many of the Separatists—and there were various sects—were arrested and jailed. As an account of the time describes what happened: "For some were taken and clapt up in prison, others had their houses beset and watcht night and day, and hardly escaped their hands; and the most were faine to fly and leave their houses and habitations, and the means of their livelehood.... [S]eeing themselves thus molested, and that there was no hope of their continuance there, by a joynte consente they resolved to goe into the Low-Countries, where they heard was freedome of Religion for all men...."

Families such as the Brewsters, Bradfords, and Robinsons around the village of Scrooby in northern England began to talk of emigrating to Holland. But the ports were closed to the Separatists, and they had to hire ship captains who were willing to pick them up at isolated spots on the English coast. During one such venture in 1607, the master of the ship betrayed them and they were seized, hauled into the English town of Boston to be a spectacle for jeering mobs, and thrown into jail.

The next year the Separatists tried again, this time joined by others who were eager to leave England. A Dutch ship captain agreed to pick them up on the lonely marshes of the Humber River. The women, children, and household goods were ferried there by boat, while the men walked. The boats went aground when the tide went out, so the men arrived first. Just as the Dutch captain was loading the first group of men on his ship, armed Englishmen on horseback bore down upon them, and the captain set sail, stranding the women and children and remaining men. Again, the Pilgrims left behind were arrested and imprisoned, and harried from place to place, for they had already given up their homes and farms.

Finally, public sentiment rose in favor of the Separatists, and they were allowed to join the others in Holland. But Amsterdam was a difficult place to make a living, and they saw "the grime and grisly face of povertie coming upon them like an armed man." Finally, most of the group moved to Leyden, a quiet university town. Because they were not citizens, however, the Separatists could not work in many occupations, and they suffered economically.

William Bradford, who would become the governor of Plymouth Colony, wrote that other Separatists were loath to join them in Holland, for they would not have been able to "endure that great labor and hard fare.... Some preferred, and chose the prisons in England, rather than this libertie in Holland, with these afflictions." Bradford also wrote of another problem, "that which was more lamentable ... was that many of their children, by these occasions, and by the great licentiousness of youth in that countrie, and the manifold temptations of the place, were drawne away by evill examples into extravagante and dangerous courses." The dissolute culture which was gradually taking root in Holland was due to the ascendancy of the slave-trading Dutch East India Company and its Venetian financiers.

When news of the English colony at Jamestown reached the Separatists, they began to consider emigrating to the northern part of the Virginia grant, which at that time reached to New England. "After they had lived in this citie about some 11 or 12 years," two events helped to decide the group to emigrate. First, in April of 1619, 63-year-old James Chilton and his daughter were stoned by a group of about 20 Dutch boys. Second, just three months later, the Dutch government published an edict prohibiting separatist religious gatherings. It was not aimed at the English Separatists, but it could have affected them in the future.

Captain John Smith, forced to leave Jamestown after he was injured by a suspicious gunpowder explosion, had mapped the coast of New England in 1616. Many place names on that map, including "Plimoth," had been chosen by Prince Henry, the heir to the throne. Henry had been tutored by Sir Walter Raleigh and was the hope of the English humanists, but he died mysteriously at age 18. Captain Smith, hearing of the Pilgrims' possible voyage to Virginia, offered his services, but they turned him down, "saying my books and maps were much better cheape to teach them, than myselfe."

The Pilgrims chose instead an English soldier living in Holland named Myles Standish, but they took Smith's map with them as well. The first part of their lengthy journey took them from Holland to the English port of Southhampton, where they stayed while they endeavored to obtain permission from the King to establish a settlement in Virginia. This was eventually granted, and the Pilgrim leadership also obtained financial backing from a group of "adventurers," comprised of around 70 gentlemen, merchants, and craftsmen.

An unfortunate feature of this loan was the provision that all the settlers would work together on common land for seven years, and only after the loan and interest was repaid could they obtain farms and houses of their own. The Pilgrims were very unhappy with this provision and tried to have the agreement annulled, but necessity eventually forced them to accept it. It was only after the expiration of the seven years that the Plymouth settlement began to stabilize and bring in bountiful harvests.

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by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

November 3, 2005

While American soldiers are dying by the day, and cities are burning, Halliburton's "cash cow," an already politically doomed Vice-President Dick Cheney, is playing Nero with the fate of our United States...
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Dick Cheney: Vice President for Torture and War
by Jeffrey Steinberg

In a rare display of editorial candor, The Washington Post devoted its lead editorial of Oct. 26, 2005 to Vice President Dick Cheney. Under the banner headline 'Vice President for Torture,' the Post editors wrote: 'Vice President Cheney is aggressively pursuing an initiative that may be unprecedented for an elected official of the executive branch: He is proposing that Congress legally authorize human rights abuses by Americans. 'Cruel, inhuman and degrading' treatment of prisoners is banned by an international treaty negotiated by the Reagan administration and ratified by the United States. The State Department annually issues a report criticizing other governments for violating it. Now Mr. Cheney is asking Congress to approve legal language that would allow the CIA to commit such abuses against foreign prisoners it is holding abroad. In other words, the vice president has become an open advocate of torture.'

Cheney's Addington Was Chief Author Of U.S. Torture, War Crimes Policy
by Edward Spannaus

A little over one year ago, on Oct. 24-25, 2004, the New York Times ran a lengthy account of the 'Secret Rewriting of Military Law' which took place after Sept. 11, 2001. The article was illustrated by a chart identifying 'senior administration officials who exercised unusual power in the days after Sept. 11.' At the pinnacle of the section naming 'Key Players' was Vice President Dick Cheney. Next in the hierarchy were three lawyers: Cheney's Counsel David S. Addington, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, and Gonzales's Deputy Timothy Flanigan.


Emergency Closed Session of Senate Launches 'Cheneygate'
by Michele Steinberg

If it were not for the stonewalling, lying, and obstruction of the investigation of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald by Vice President Dick Cheney, and his chief of staff/national security advisor, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, there might not ever have been a second George W. Bush Administration. This was made clear in the press conference by Fitzgerald on Oct. 28, 2005, when he indicated that it took the past year to cross-check every possible consideration in indicting Libby.

  • Cheney: Rome Burns Nero
    by Lyndon H. LaRouche,Jr.

    November 3, 2005
    While American soldiers are dying by the day, and cities are burning, Halliburton's 'cash cow,' an already politically doomed Vice-President Dick Cheney, is playing Nero with the fate of our United States.

What Is 'Phase II' of Senate Committee Investigation?

On Nov. 1, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) told reporters that the purpose of the closed session of the Senate 'is to discuss the need for a Phase II investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee' into the pre-Iraq War intelligence failures.A few hours later, at the request of Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) the document that defines Phase II, a Feb. 12, 2004 joint statement by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was put into the Congressional Record. At Levin's request, parts 'C through G' of that document were adopted by unanimous consent, as the official Senate definition of 'Phase II' of that investigation. Portions of that document follow here, followed by remarks by several Senators, as reported by the Congressional Record...

LaRouche to Cheney: Get Out Now!
This leaflet was issued by the LaRouche Political Action Committee on Nov. 1, 2005.
Lyndon LaRouche today called for Vice President Dick Cheney's immediate ouster from office. In light of the Oct. 28, 2005 indictment of Cheney's chief of staff and top national security advisor I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby on five counts of lying to a Federal grand jury, and in the wake of today's action by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who called the U.S. Senate into an extraordinary closed session to force an end to the White House obstruction of Senate oversight over Administration crimes, LaRouche spelled out four precise reasons why Cheney must go—now.


The Present Dark Age In Education
by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

October 26, 2005
Have you looked lately at the ratio of the price of a fouryear university education, to the average household income of persons in the middle to high range of the current personal income of members of the lower eighty percentile of the population of the U.S.A. and Europe, respectively? As you think about just those raw statistics alone, what do these ratios imply about the prevalent, deplorable attitudes toward the future of our nation among the majority of those products of attendance at institutions of higher learning, born between 1945 and 1955, in those regions of the world?

High Cost, Low Chance Of a Higher Education
by Paul Gallagher

It is hard for late-middle aged members of the Baby Boom generation which governs this nation, remembering the light cost of their own college education, to imagine, let alone to pay, the stunning costs of so-called higher education for their children's and grandchildren's generations today. The nation publicly tears out its hair about health-care cost inflation; but in fact, college-cost inflation has exceeded it, and for a very long time, averaging a roughly 9% annual increase in total costs of attending college, every year for more than three decades.


Delphi in Advanced Planning for Shutdown
by Richard Freeman

Starting the last week of October, Delphi Corp. CEO Steve Miller began a full-fledged charm offensive, meeting with members of the U.S. Congress and visiting auto plants to talk with workers. He promised that he would consider their input in what to do with Delphi, and said that he had not made up his mind about which plants, if any, he would close.
Within 48 hours, Miller's effort blew up in his face.

Interview: Mark Reutter
The Delphi Case and the Misuse of Bankruptcy Law

Mark Reutter is the author of the book Making Steel: Sparrows Point, and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might; and other studies and articles on the dramatic use of bankruptcy and consolidation in the global steel industry over the past decade. He was interviewed on Oct. 31 by Paul Gallagher.

Bush's Pandemic Plan Doesn't Add Up
by Christine Craig and Laurence Hecht

President Bush released his long-awaited National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza on Nov. 1, calling on Congress for $7.1 billion to fight the spread of a deadly strain of avian flu. Senate Minority leader Harry Reid said that he was 'pleased to see that the President has finally followed our lead, and released his avian flu plan today,' but pointed out that the amount was nearly $1 billion less than the $8-billion proposal which passed the Senate by a vote of 94 to 3 the previous week.

Interview: Mark Sweazy and Robert Bowen
Emergency Action Needed on Auto: Reflections on a European Trip

On Oct. 29, Lyndon LaRouche's West Coast spokesman Harley Schlanger interviewed Mark Sweazy, an official of the United Auto Workers union at Delphi Corporation, and Robert Bowen, the Midwest representative of the LaRouche Political Action Committee, after their recent trip to Germany, to discuss a solution to the crisis in the auto industry. We publish here an edited transcript of highlights of the 50minute interview on The LaRouche Show, an internet radio broadcast that airs every Saturday at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. EIR's Jeff Steinberg gave a brief update on the indictment of Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, at the beginning of the show, and LaRouche Youth Movement members also participated in the discussion. This program is archived and can be heard on www.larouchepub.com.

India Will Build A Strategic Waterway
by Ramtanu Maitra

On July 2, 2005, after years of deliberations, Indian Premier Manmohan Singh inaugurated the Sethusamudram Ship Canal project, to deepen the Indian side of the Palk Strait that separates India from Sri Lanka. The Sethusamudram project envisages linking the Arabian Sea with the Bay of Bengal, which is north of Sri Lanka, thereby creating a navigable canal across the Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay, and the Palk Strait. This will allow ships sailing between the east and west coasts of India to have a straight passage through India's territorial waters, instead of having to go around Sri Lanka.


Synarchist Destabilization Of Germany Meets Resistance
by Rainer Apel

The incoming Grand Coalition government of the two biggest German political parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), is not what the hard-core synarchist interests among international bankers and speculative fondi like. Their own preferred option of a 'black-yellow' coalition of radical budget-cutters, composed of Christian Democrats and Free Democrats, failed to get a majority in the Sept. 18 parliamentary elections. There are also strong budget-cutting trends in the Grand Coalition, but another factor threatens to assert itself, which is profoundly disliked by the synarchists: the potential of a shift toward a national mobilization of industry and labor, resembling what Germany's first such Grand Coalition did, several weeks after it took power in December 1966.

Cheney's Demise and Germany's Grand Coalition
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche is the chairwoman of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (Bu¨So) party in Germany. We excerpt here a statement she issued on Nov. 4. She began with an overview of the political fight in the United States (covered in our National section), and the revelations concerning Vice President Dick Cheney's role in suppressing the Frank Olson 'suicide' case (covered in our Feature). The section reprinted here addresses the potential impact of these developments on Germany.

A Decade of Bloodshed Since Rabin's Murder
by Dean Andromidas

Ten years ago, on Nov. 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, in a crime which marked the doom of the Middle East peace process. Minutes before his murder, he addressed a peace demonstration of more than 100,000 Israelis, declaring that 'peace is not only in prayers . . . but it is the desire of the Jewish people. There are enemies of peace. They are trying to attack us in order to torpedo peace. I want to tell you: We found a partner for peace among the Palestinians—the PLO, which used to be an enemy—and stopped terrorism. Without partners for peace, there is no peace. Also with Syria, there will be an opportunity to achieve peace. This rally must broadcast to the Israeli public, and to many in the Western and outside world, that the people of Israel want peace, support peace.' Ninety minutes later Yigal Amir, one of the 'enemies of peace,' shot Rabin to death.

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