Volume 32, Number 3, January 21, 2005


Wall St. Insists Bush Take Social Security; LaRouche Says No

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.

Bush’s Social Security Privatization: A Foot in the Door for Fascism

From the LaRouche PAC’s pamphlet, released in December 2004.

Chile: A Synarchist Showcase

by Dennis Small and Cynthia R. Rush

Truth Behind the Myth

by Dennis Small

Portrait of an ‘Economic Hit Man’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A profile of John Train.

The Man With the ‘Chile Model’ of Fascism

by Richard Freeman and Paul Gallagher

A profile of George Shultz.

Looting of Nations by Pension Privatization


The Plot Against FDR: A Model for Bush’s Pinochet Plan Today

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.

What Is Synarchism?


Shultz’s Hit Man Fischer To Head Bank of Israel

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.

Bush/USDA Mad Cow Malfeasance Exposed; Food Cartels Threaten Public Health

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.

Energy Cooperation: Myanmar, Bangladesh, India Clinch Deals

by Ramtanu Maitra

State Budgets in Crisis, Need FDR Approach

by Arthur Ticknor


Elections in Palestine: ‘Democracy Under Occupation’

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.

South African President Mbeki, in Sudan, Scores British Colonialism

by Lawrence K. Freeman

Rumsfeld Prepares ‘One, Two, Many Pinochets’ in the Americas

by Gretchen Small

A report on battle that erupted at the Defense Ministerial of the Americas, held in Quito, Ecuador in November.

Book Reviews

The Sphinx and the Gladiators: How Neo-Fascists Steered the Red Brigades

by Claudio Celani

La Sfinge delle Brigate Rosse (The Sphinx of the Red Brigades), by Sergio Flamigni.


Gonzales Must Be Questioned About Rumsfeld Death Squads

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 .

Schwarzenegger Submits Killer California Budget

by Harley Schlanger

GOP Tightens Its Grip on the Congress

by Carl Osgood

National News


Report From Germany

by Rainer Apel

Ghost of Schacht Haunts Germany.

From the Congress

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.

Eye on Washington

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.