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Published: Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Volume 5, Issue Number 27

This Week You Need To Know:

We Need a New Bretton Woods To Defeat the Evil of Globalization

Here is the keynote address of Lyndon LaRouche to the June 27 EIR seminar in Berlin.

In this period of time, we're in a world crisis without parallel. There's no comparison to this in European history, since the 14th-Century New Dark Age, to what we're facing now. All the things since then, in terms of crises in European experience, have been less crucial than was the case in the 14th-Century New Dark Age.

But that New Dark Age is also a benchmark. Because, to understand the crisis we have today, and to understand how the solution must be designed, we must understand why a New Dark Age struck Europe in the 14th Century, to be prepared for the new dark age which is, right now, descending upon the entire world. There are solutions for this problem. But you have to understand the rules of the game, by which solutions work out.


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American History

July 4—10, 1861

July 4, 1861: Lincoln Addresses the Congress on the Eve of Civil War

On April 13, 1861, Major Robert Anderson and his Federal troops were forced to surrender to South Carolina troops after a 34-hour bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Two days later, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling forth 75,000 members of the state militias to enforce United States law in the seceding states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The President also called for a July 4th convening of both Houses of Congress, which had adjourned in confusion.

In the interim, President Lincoln was forced to combat the rebellion without a sitting Congress to pass legislation, and with a government bureaucracy which contained a large number of Confederate loyalists. In a later report to Congress, Lincoln described the situation thusly: "On the 12th day of April, 1861, the insurgents committed the flagrant act of civil war by the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumter, which cut off the hope of immediate conciliation. Immediately afterwards all the roads and avenues to this city were obstructed, and the capital was put into the condition of a siege.

"The mails in every direction were stopped, and the lines of telegraph cut off by the insurgents, and military and naval forces, which had been called out by the government for the defence of Washington, were prevented from reaching the city by organized and combined treasonable resistance in the State of Maryland. There was no adequate and effective organization for the public defence. Congress had indefinitely adjourned. There was no time to convene them. It became necessary for me to choose whether, using only the existing means, agencies, and processes which Congress had provided, I should let the government fall at once into ruin, or whether, availing myself of the broader powers conferred by the Constitution in cases of insurrection, I would make an effort to save it with all its blessings for the present age and for posterity."

Once Federal troops had succeeded in breaking through to the capital city, and the scattered loyal Congressmen were able to return to the House and Senate, President Lincoln reported to them on the measures he had taken in their absence. Then he made the following legislative proposal: "It is now recommended that you give the legal means for making this contest a short, and a decisive one; that you place at the control of the government, for the work, at least four hundred thousand men, and four hundred millions of dollars. That number of men is about one tenth of those of proper ages within the regions where, apparently, all are willing to engage; and the sum is less than a twenty-third part of the money value owned by the men who seem ready to devote the whole. A debt of six hundred millions of dollars now, is a less sum per head, than was the debt of our revolution, when we came out of that struggle; and the money value in the country now, bears even a greater proportion to what it was then, than does the population. Surely each man has as strong a motive now, to preserve our liberties, as each had then, to establish them.

"A right result, at this time, will be worth more to the world, than ten times the men and ten times the money. The evidence reaching us from the country, leaves no doubt, that the material for the work is abundant; and that it needs only the hand of legislation to give it legal sanction, and the hand of the Executive to give it practical shape and efficiency. One of the greatest perplexities of the government, is to avoid receiving troops faster than it can provide for them. In a word, the people will save their government, if the government itself, will do its part, only indifferently well.

"It might seem, at first thought, to be of little difference whether the present movement at the South be called 'secession' or 'rebellion.' The movers, however, well understand the difference. At the beginning, they knew they could never raise their treason to any respectable magnitude, by any name which implies violation of law. They knew their people possessed as much of moral sense, as much of devotion to law and order, and as much pride in, and reverence for, the history, and government, of their common country, as any other civilized, and patriotic people. They knew they could make no advancement directly in the teeth of these strong and noble sentiments.

"Accordingly they commenced by an insidious debauching of the public mind. They invented an ingenious sophism, which, if conceded, was followed by perfectly logical steps, through all the incidents, to the complete destruction of the Union. The sophism itself is, that any state of the Union may, consistently with the national Constitution, and therefore lawfully, and peacefully, withdraw from the Union, without the consent of the Union, or of any other state. The little disguise that the supposed right is to be exercised only for just cause, themselves to be the sole judge of its justice, is too thin to merit any notice.

"With rebellion thus sugar-coated, they have been drugging the public mind of their section for more than thirty years; and, until at length, they have brought many good men to a willingness to take up arms against the government the day after some assemblage of men have enacted the farcical pretence of taking their State out of the Union, who could have been brought to no such thing the day before.

"It may be affirmed, without extravagance, that the free institutions we enjoy, have developed the powers, and improved the condition, of our whole people, beyond any example in the world. So large an army as the government has now on foot, was never before known, without a soldier in it, but who had taken his place there, of his own free choice. But more than this: there are many single Regiments whose members, one and another, possess full practical knowledge of all the arts, sciences, professions, and whatever else, whether useful or elegant, is known in the world; and there is scarcely one, from which there could not be selected, a President, a Cabinet, a Congress, and perhaps a Court, abundantly competent to administer the government itself...

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Confronting A World Crisis Without Parallel
by Rainer Apel

Had Franklin D. Roosevelt lived after 1945, his original design for a global system of post-war economic and social development would have been turned into reality. That Bretton Woods design, which Roosevelt agreed on with the Soviet Union and China in 1944, would have replaced the colonial structures of the Anglo-Dutch alliance and the French Synarchists, that had led to two world wars and other international catastrophes. The revitalization of this FDR impulse today, in the context of a New Bretton Woods, is what will lead the world out of its present crisis, which is without parallel in human history. The enemy that Roosevelt faced, is the enemy faced also today, by the Rooseveltian tradition, with the LaRouche movement as its main catalyst. Today, FDR's enemies must finally be defeated. That was one of the crucial messages delivered by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. at the international seminar held in Berlin by EIR on June 27.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
We Need a New Bretton Woods To Defeat the Evil of Globalization

Here is the keynote address of Lyndon LaRouche to the June 27 EIR seminar in Berlin.
In this period of time, we're in a world crisis without parallel. There's no comparison to this in European history, since the 14th Century New Dark Age, to what we're facing now. All the things since then, in terms of crises in European experience, have been less crucial than was the case in the 14thCentury New Dark Age.

Clifford A. Kiracofe, Jr.
The U.S.A.: Fascism Past and Present

Here is the prepared address by Dr. Clifford A. Kiracofe, Jr. to the June 21 New Bretton Woods Seminar hosted by EIR in Berlin. Kiracofe is a former senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Extemporaneous comments Dr. Kiracofe made as he delivered his address, are included.

Jeffrey Steinberg
We Can Beat Rohatyn And the Synarchists

Jeffrey Steinberg, EIR Counterintelligence Editor, gave this speech to the Berlin seminar on June 27.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
The Key to History: Discover a Principle

Here are Lyndon LaRouche's remarks following Jeffrey Steinberg's presentation, in the afternoon panel of EIR's Berlin Seminar, June 27.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche
Stop the Synarchist Takeover in Berlin

Helga Zepp-LaRouche is the chairwoman of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (Bu¨So) party in Germany. Here is her speech to the Berlin seminar; it has been translated from German.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
An Address to the Youth Movement: On the Subject of Truth


Congress Held Accountable By LaRouche PAC Drive
by Marcia Merry-Baker

This year, the annual U.S. Congressional recess for the Fourth of July will be no break from politics, but instead, the occasion for still more pressure on Congress to initiate urgent emergency economic measures—the focus of an organizing drive by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC) and bipartisan collaborators throughout the nation. Leading the charge are activists with the LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM), whose mobilization ranges from street organizing, to phone-call campaigns, to regional tours—for example, to west Texas and the Ohio Valley states, to engage citizens in forcing Federal action. In the course of this activity, the Democratic Party is gaining new life, as are whole ranks of traditional, anti-Cheney Republicans.

LPAC Testimony
Rebuild All of Ohio's Locks and Dams

The following document was submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Pittsburgh District, by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee, on June 29, 2006, for the official public comment period on their new report on the Ohio River Mainstem System Study. The report was released in May 2006, by the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the USACE. This document was prepared by Marcia Merry Baker.

Cheney's Halliburton Paradigm for Fraud
by Carl Osgood

The evidence that the Office of the Vice President was directly involved in arranging government contracts with his former company, Halliburton, is now undeniable: A new report issued by Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee, 'Dollars, Not Sense: Government Contracting Under the Bush Administration,' documents that Halliburton, the company run by Dick Cheney before he appointed himself Vice President, is, in fact, the paradigm for the wholesale privatizing, by government contract, of entire chunks of what are properly the activities of the U.S. government itself.

From Inside the Bush Administration
It Was Cheney Behind Iraq Disinformation
by Michele Steinberg

The manipulation of the intelligence given to the U.S. Congress and the American population to get the war in Iraq, could be summed up with three words, 'The Vice President,' stated Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (ret.), to a packed hearing room at the U.S. Senate on June 26. As Wilkerson made the statement, in response to a question from Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina, total silence fell over the hearing room, broken only by Representative Jones' next question to a panel of former Bush-Cheney Administration officials.

U.S.-Mexico Border Conference
A 'Perfect Storm' of Health-Care Collapse
by Patricia Salisbury

At a conference on the health-care situation along the U.S.Mexican border, held in Washington, D.C. on June 22, speaker after speaker, many of them doctors and community and public health workers, presented data from studies and their daily medical practice that showed staggering rates of disease, particulary tuberculosis, diabetes, and obesity, among the 12 million people living on both sides of the U.S.Mexican border.


Massive 'Worker Buyouts' Show Auto Shrinkage Accelerating
by Paul Gallagher

The revelation in EIR's June 9 issue, that the whole Delphi Corporation strategic bankruptcy/outsourcing was planned by Felix Rohatyn, has begun to sink in on Capitol Hill, among those concerned with the disappearance of American industry and the auto crisis in particular. Members of Congress who had been decrying Delphi CEO Steve Miller's wholesale shutdown and 'export' of the biggest U.S. autoparts maker, tearing up its union contracts in bankruptcy court, are confronting the fact that an influential 'Democratic Party' power broker devised the strategy and reached for Miller to execute it.

  • Lunatics Launch 'Steel Futures' Speculation
    by Judy Feingold

    You've seen the ever-wilder wild surges and gyrations in petroleum prices and those of other 'primary commodities' such as precious and base metals, and even industrial chemicals and plastics. Now, prepare yourself for just the same thing to happen to steel prices, if some insane financiers get their way, and if they still have the time to pull it off before their system collapses.

Nuclear Power: The Key To Bolivian Development
by Luis Va´squez Medina

The economic development of Bolivia, the poorest nation in South America, is urgently necessary to bring peace and development to the entire South American continent.To bring about this South American great project, this country in the Andean highlands must acquire the most advanced science and technology. Bolivia must enter the age of nuclear energy now.

First U.S. Nuclear License in 30 Years
by Marsha Freeman

After a two-and-a-half-year technical, economic, and environmental review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), on June 23, Louisiana Energy Systems was issued a license to build and operate a new uranium-enrichment plant, the National Enrichment Facility, to be located in New Mexico. It is the first nuclear facility to be licensed in the U.S. in 30 years.


Only the 'Activist State' Can Defend General Welfare
by Cynthia R. Rush

In a series of speeches over the past month, including during his trip to Spain, Argentine President Ne´stor Kirchner has forcefully identified the same fundamental point that American statesman Lyndon LaRouche has made repeatedly: Only the 'activist state,' which promotes and supports industrial development and public investment in vital infrastructure, is capable of defending the General Welfare of the population.

Cheney and Netanyahu In New War Lunge
by Dean Andromidas

The dangerous escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has to be laid directly on the doorstep of Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. As of this writing, and as EIR had warned June 30, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has opted to follow Cheney and Rumsfeld and their agent in Israel, Likud Party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu, into a new regional war.

Open Letter: Daniel Buchmann
Berlin's Future As The Hub of Eurasia

Daniel Buchmann is the lead candidate of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity party (Bu¨So) for the Berlin House of Deputies, which also makes him candidate for mayor. Parliamentary and borough elections will be held on Sept. 17. The Bu¨So is the party of the LaRouche movement in Germany, and its national chairwoman is Helga Zepp-LaRouche.


Fascist Felix and the DLC
Investigations by the LaRouche Political Action Committee and EIR have determined, without a shadow of a doubt, that Felix Rohatyn is a fascist front-man for the Synarchist International, the group of bankers which brought us Hitler in the 1930s, and is eager to take global power today.


LaRouche: `The Immortality of Martin Luther King'

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

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