Volume 40, Number 35, September 6, 2013


John F. Kennedy vs. the Empire  

by Anton Chaitkin

On the 50th anniversary of JFK’s murder, historian Anton Chaitkin looks back at that tragic turning point from the standpoint of determining cui bono? Who benefitted from the crime? To answer that question, it is first necessary “to understand who Kennedy was, and what he fought for who we were as a nation, and where we were headed when he was shot. Knowing that will make plain who killed him and why.” Kennedy’s anti-imperialism and support for emerging nations, especially in Africa, his promotion of great projects like NAWAPA, and his passion for space exploration, marked him as an enemy of the Empire.


Under Stiff Pressure, Obama Delays Syria Strikes  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Forced by intense opposition from Congressional and military/intelligence professionals, including JCS Chairman Martin Dempsey, President Obama was forced to seek approval from Congress—as required by the Constitution—before striking Syria, as planned. But the outcome of that process is yet to be determined, and the danger of global war has not been averted.

LaRouche Opposes Any Strike Against Syria

An Aug. 29 LaRouche PAC release, in which Lyndon LaRouche provides his assessment and guidance on the current strategic situation, and what must be done immediately to avert a wider war.

Widespread Recognition that Attack on Syria Means World War III

Obama Lies: Syrian Rebels, al-Qaeda Do Have Chemical Weapons

by Edward Spannaus


Impeachment Next? Congress Must Reject Push for Launch Toward World War  

by Nancy Spannaus

No one should take British tool Barack Obama’s concession to allow a vote in Congress before launching missile strikes against Syria, as a sign that the Administration has backed off for one minute from its determination to go to war.

Rigell Letter: Attack Requires OK from Congress

Intelligence Veterans’ Appeal to Gen. Dempsey

Dempsey: Military Action vs. Syria ‘an Act of War’

by Gen. Martin Dempsey

Kesha Rogers: After King, Where Do We Go Now?

by Kesha Rogers

Why the U.S. Military Resists War in Syria

by Carl Osgood

Gen. Martin Dempsey’s warnings against U.S. military intervention in Syria reflect the deeply rooted desire among U.S. military circles to avoid another Iraq debacle. We report on a three-day seminar at Fort Belvoir, Va.


An Appeal to Congress: Glass-Steagall Is Urgent To Save Detroit, the Nation  

In a letter released on Aug. 28, President of the Detroit Board of Education LaMar Lemmons III calls on Congress to immediately reinstate Glass-Steagall.

Crimes of Wall Street: ‘Swaps’/Gambling Slams School Districts

by Marcia Merry Baker

Millions of dollars are being sucked out of American school districts into the criminal coffers of the megabanks—thanks to the repeal in 1999 of Glass-Steagall.

Bankers’ Anti-Glass-Steagall Campaign Is a Flim-Flam

by Paul Gallagher

Since the bills to restore Glass-Steagall have been introduced into the U.S. Senate in July, and the number of Senators from both parties sponsoring these bills has increased, Wall Street has publicly “gone to war” against the growing prospect that Glass-Steagall may be enacted.

Book Review: The Bank for International Fascism

by John Hoefle

A review of Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World, by Adam LeBor.


Can U.S. and Russia Ally To Combat Drug-Money Laundering?  

An interview with Russian expert in financial crimes Konstantin Sorokin, who is a contributor to the ongoing non-governmental Joint U.S.-Russia Working Group on Afghan Narcotrafficking. “In the long term,” he states, “the problems created by legalization and state support for drug production in Latin America and Southeast Asia will be significantly worse than the Afghan problem is today. To ignore this trend today would be a very big mistake.”


Thermonuclear Fusion, Not Nuclear War!