Volume 32, Number 10, March 11, 2005


Social Security: No, It’s Not the Demographics, Stupid

by Dennis Small

The lies coming from the Bush Administration on its privatization plans may actually reflect its intent to impose draconian austerity on the U.S. population. But the fundamental lie, about so-called inexorable demographics leading to a crisis, can also easily be refuted, if the nation returns to the economic principles of the American System.

Mexico’s Privatization: A José Piñera Disaster

by Dennis Small

While Mexico has not privatized all its government pensions, the record so far has brought disaster to millions.

Plan to ‘Kill Amtrak’ Meets Bipartisan Opposition

by Mary Jane Freeman

The Bush Administration budget will literally zero out funds for Amtrak, and leave the world’s “only superpower” without a national rail system.

Argentine Bond Deal: ‘Revolt’ Against the IMF  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Argentina successfully put through a substantial reduction in its debt obligations, setting an important precedent.

Italian Banks Unload Argentine Bonds In Italy; Investigation Blocked  

by Claudio Celani

An interview with Luigi Olivieri.


Former Military Lawyers Join Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld  

by Edward Spannaus

The lawsuit filed by Afghan and Iraqi torture victims documents the chain of command coming directly from the Secretary of Defense.

Documentation: High-ranking retired military figures, Brig. Gen. James Cullen, and Rear Admiral John D. Hutson, have joined the lawsuit against Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Part of the lawsuit is reproduced here.

Scientists: White House Ignores Public Health

by Marcia Merry Baker

Documentation: Researchers’ Open Letter.

Mobilization To Stop Shultz’s Fascism

The LaRouche Youth Movement mobilization has created the environment for an aggressive Democratic Party stance.

Cheney’s Perpetual War Doctrine Revived

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The new Bush Administration confrontational stance against Russia and China has roots in Cheney Doctrine.

Dick Cheney/Baroness Symons Dirty Tricks Revived

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

U.S. National Studies

Bring Back FDR’s Democratic Party  

by Debra Hanania Freeman

Lyndon LaRouche’s leadership through the election campaign, and beyond, set the stage for transforming the Democrats into a fighting force. LaRouche’s National Spokeswoman reports.

Hitler on Steroids: Nietzschean Roots of the Governator  

by Harley Schlanger

The LaRouche Youth Movement’s battle against Arnie Schwarzenegger, Shultz’s real Nazi threat.

A Strategic Mission: Make Bush a Lame Duck  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

International forces, and sane Republicans, can play a vital role in bringing Bush down now.


Will Lebanon and Syria Resist Regime Change?

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The Bush Administration’s “Clean Break” strategy is arousing opposition in both nations.

Hariri Stood for Unitary Nation-State

by Christine Bierre

An interview with Gilles Munier.

Bankers, Bush Put Squeeze on Philippines

by Mike Billington

Strategy of Tension is escalating against the Philippines.

Ibero-America Wants Integration, Not War

by Valerie Rush and Gretchen Small


Put Out the Flames Of the Oligarchy’s Thirty Years’ War  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

In her keynote to the Schiller Institute’s Presidents Day Conference, Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche gave a strategic review of war crises now headed toward world war, and then used Friedrich Schiller’s study of the Thirty Years’ War to illuminate the principles that must be used in order to prevent such a disastrous calamity today.

A Brief Chronology of the Thirty Years’ War


Luigi Olivieri  

Italian Parliamentarian Luigi Olivieri is a member of the Left Democratic Party, and recently visited Argentina.

Brig. Gen. James Cullen  

Brigadier General James Cullen, now retired, last served as the Chief Judge (IMA) of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. He is a retired Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and currently practices law in New York City.

Gilles Munier

Gilles Munier is the Secretary General of the Franco-Iraqi Friendship Association, and author of Guide to Iraq (Jean Picollec Publishing-2000) and Iraq, an Illustrated History (Northampton, Massachusetts, www.interlinkbooks.com, 2004).


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