by Paul Gallagher
The fight to stop the Bush Administration from looting Social Security by privatizing it has been turned—by Bush himself—into the front line of battle for Congressional opponents, labor and seniors’ organizations, and all currents of the Democratic Party; and it has split the Republicans. At the center of the battle is Lyndon LaRouche.
From the LaRouche PAC’s pamphlet, released in December 2004.
by Dennis Small and Cynthia R. Rush
by Dennis Small
by Jeffrey Steinberg
A profile of John Train.
by Richard Freeman and Paul Gallagher
A profile of George Shultz.
by William F. Wertz, Jr.
The Anglo-American-German cartels established in the 1920s were the most immediate precedent for the current danger presented by a private financier oligarchy bent on world domination under the guise of “globalization.” Before, during, and after World War II, they were out to sabotage President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy orientation, and his legacy.
by Steven Meyer and Dean Andromidas
Stanley Fischer, the former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, oversaw the financial meltdowns in Asia, Russia, and Argentina. His new appointment signals that the IMF considers a financial blowout of the Israeli economy possible.
by Marcia Merry Baker
Documentation: A letter from Sen. Kent Conrad and Rep. Henry Waxman to the incoming Secretary of Agriculture, calling for his review of the Agriculture Department’s decision to lift the ban on live cattle imports from Canada.
by Ramtanu Maitra
by Arthur Ticknor
by Michele Steinberg
The Palestinian elections point to the fact that for the Bush Administration, the call for “democracy in the Middle East” is a cynical manipulation. Dianna Buttu, a legal advisor to the PLO, gave a briefing in Washington on what really happened in the elections.
by Lawrence K. Freeman
by Gretchen Small
A report on battle that erupted at the Defense Ministerial of the Americas, held in Quito, Ecuador in November.
by Claudio Celani
La Sfinge delle Brigate Rosse (The Sphinx of the Red Brigades), by Sergio Flamigni.
by Edward Spannaus
The legal opinions which Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales approved and submitted to the President, laid the basis for the use of the “hunter-killer” teams championed by Secretary Rumsfeld.
Documentation: The testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee of Adm. John D. Hutson (ret.), opposing the nomination of Gonzales .
by Harley Schlanger
by Carl Osgood
by Rainer Apel
Ghost of Schacht Haunts Germany.
From “Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio,” by the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff; and “In Response to Serious Concerns Over Presidential Vote in Ohio, Lautenberg Announces Measure To Prevent Partisan Activity by Election Officials,” a press release from Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
by William Jones
A Sublime Moment.
LaRouche: World Needs a New Treaty of Westphalia.
The caption to the cover photo of our issue of Jan. 7 erred in describing it as “the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion research device, under construction in Naka, Japan.” Japan is doing research involving ITER components at its Naka facility, but no site for the ITER itself has been agreed upon by the participating nations.