Biographies of some people who have appeared on
The LaRouche Connection

Updated December 3, 2002


Anton Chaitkin

Anton Chaitkin is Executive Intelligence Review's History Editor, and has directed a number of feature-length studies, particularly of 18th- and 19th-century American history. He has documented the British roots of the Confederacy, and has revealed the nexus between them and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, for example. Mr. Chaitkin has written scores of investigative articles, as well as some groundbreaking studies on the nationalist leaders of the American republic. His 1985 book, Treason in America: From Aaron Burr to Averill Harriman, sold 80,000 copies. He co-authored the book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, in 1992, which sold over 50,000 copies.

Mr. Chaitkin was born in New York in 1943. His father, Jacob Chaitkin, was the legal director of the 1930s joint boycott against Nazi Germany, organized by the American Jewish Congress and the American Federation of Labor. He attended public schools in California, and was one of the founding members of the National Caucus of Labor Committees in the 1960s.

During 1997, Mr. Chaitkin authored a number of `blockbuster' exposés, ranging from the on-going war of genocide in Africa being part of the British Commonwealth's raw materials grab, to the dirty underside of who really controls the militias and the Promise Keepers operations. In May 1996, Chaitkin's exposé of the ties between political consultant Dick Morris and Roy Cohn helped set into motion Morris's political demise. Because of his vast knowledge on a wide range of subjects, he is a popular guest on talk shows in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Chaitkin has appeared on the following programs: 

    Nos. 264, 270, 303, 311, 327, and 338.

Marsha Freeman

Marsha Freeman was born in 1947 in New York City. She is married to William Jones and now lives in Leesburg, Virginia. She has a BA degree in Education and Psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York (1969), and an MA in Educational Psychology from Columbia University (1970). She was elected member of Psi Chi, the National Honor society in Psychology.

Professional Positions:

    Washington Editor for Fusion magazine from 1980-1987, when it was shut down by a
    Science and Technology writer for Executive Intelligence Review magazine from 1982-presen
    Associate Editor for 21st Century Science & Technology magazine from 1988-present


Mrs. Freeman is the author of over 400 articles on the U.S. space program--the space Shuttle, space station, NASA science programs, space agency budgets--the history of the German space pioneers, the Soviet and Russian space programs, space medicine and biology, and the Japanese and European space programs, magneto hydrodynamics energy conversion, hydrogen technology, applications of superconductivity, the electricity industry and technologies, fusion energy, nuclear technology, and magnetically levitated transportation systems.

Mrs. Freeman has published in Fusion magazine, Executive Intelligence Review magazine, 21st Century Science & Technology magazine, Space World magazine, The New Federalist newspaper, Science Books & Films, Space Governance journal, The World & I magazine, and many other periodicals.

Mrs. Freeman is the author of the following books: "How We Got to the Moon: The Story of the German Space Pioneers," published by 21st Century Science Associates, 1993; and the German translation, "Hin Zu Neuen Welten: Die Geschichte der Deutschen Raumfahrt-Pioniere," published by Dr. Bottiger Verlags-GmbH, 1995; "Challenges of Human Space Exploration," published by Praxis-Springer, 2000.

Professional Memberships:

    National Association of Science Writers (elected)
    Aviation/Space Writers Association (elected)
    Fellow, British Interplanetary Society (elected)
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    American Astronautical Society
    History Committee of the AIAA
    History Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics (appointed)

Mrs. Freeman is cited in "Who's Who in American Women"

Mrs. Freeman was a witness before the United States Congress at hearings on science, energy, space, and transportation budgets and policies.

Mrs. Freeman has been an invited speaker at many conferences had symposia on energy, space, and technology topics; a guest lecturer at New York University; and an invited participant at many aerospace conferences, including the AIAA and the International Astronautical Federation.

Mrs. Freeman has appeared on the following programs: 


Richard E. Freeman

Richard Freeman is a senior member of the economics staff of Executive Intelligence Review magazine. He writes on topics of physical economy, banking, and the financial markets, as well as the history of American economics. He has been on EIR's economic staff since the early 1970s, and has contributed many feature-length exposés of the real state of the physical economy of the United States. He resides in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife Mary Jane. 

In the 1980s, Mr. Freeman authored an exposé on the "underbelly" of junk bonds, and how they were sapping the real economy. He has assisted in drafting model legislation for what is called a "transaction tax" which would target speculators. In the 1990s he has given numerous briefing sessions to various Congressional staffs on banking matters, and prepared and presented testimony at Congressional hearings.

In early 1997, Mr. Freeman published an article documenting that the extent of exposure of mutual funds to the hyper-inflated markets would necessarily lead to the financial slaughter of Americans. The other major feature-length work Freeman authored in 1997 is titled "The American Machine-tool Design Sector," in which he details the history of America's machine-tool sector, how it is in decline, and yet how it is critical to the future of American economic growth. When the extensive flooding hit California and the upper Mississippi river basin in 1997, Freeman wrote a feature story demonstrating that "Mother Nature" was not the culprit, but rather that is was the stupidity of budget cutting that has prevented the building of river management flood-control infrastructure.

Mr. Freeman has documented the extent of collapse of the real physical economy in the United States. In the mid-1980s, he documented that we would need to spend $5-7 trillion in rebuilding America's basic infrastructure just to restore a 1960s standard of living. He has also collaborated on designing the "Great Projects" approach, of priority infrastructure construction essential for economic growth, for various regions around the world, such as the Middle East or Africa. In 1994, he traveled to Malaysia and the Philippines to give presentations on LaRouche's economic forecasts and program.

Mr. Freeman graduated from Queens College, New York in 1970, with a degree in philosophy. In 1997, the cultural magazine Fidelio published his article "The Confederate Legacy of Thomas Jefferson."

Mr. Freeman has appeared on the following programs:

    Nos. 276, 277, 288, 306, and 310.

John Hoefle

John Hoefle has been Executive Intelligence Review's banking columnist since 1989. For the previous six years he worked out of EIR's Houston bureau, where he wrote a major exposé of dirty money side of the Bush family operations, including James Baker III.Today, Mr. Hoefle resides in Leesburg, Virginia.

Mr. Hoefle's 1993 exposé of the $12 trillion off-balance sheets liabilities of U.S. banks was so startling, that Rep. Henry Gonzalez (D-Texas) included it in the Congressional Record. Thereafter, Representative Gonzalez invited Hoefle to testify before the House Banking Committee on Sept. 8, 1993 on the secret financial accords of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Hoefle's articles have also appeared in the Barbados Advocate.

 In 1996, Mr. Hoefle authored an in-depth financial profile of "The Names" grouping tied to Lloyds of London, and their involvement in the United States, the accuracy of which amazed even Lloyds' lawyers. In September 1997, Hoefle published a devastating picture of how legalized gambling has subverted the U.S. economy. More broadly, he has followed, in detail, the hyper-inflation of the derivatives markets over the last five years and given many public lectures on this subject.

Mr. Hoefle has appeared on the following programs:

     Nos. 277 and 320.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

See his separate résumé.

Mr. LaRouche has appeared on the following programs:

    Nos. 18, 138, 139, 142, 146, 154, 162, 179, 180, 181, 183, 184, 188, 191, 196, 199, 203, 207, 214, 217, 221, 222, 226, 228, 235, 237, 238, 239, 251, 252, 255, 259, 261, 265, 266, 275, 280, 287, 290, 291, 292, 295, 304, 305, 315, 317, 319, 320, 325, 326, 332, 333, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 350, 352, 390, 404, 405, 418, 422, 423, 429, 431, 432, 435, 437, 438, 439, 440, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 463, 464, 465, 467, 472, 473, 477, 478, 480, 482, 483, 484, 

Marcia Merry-Baker

 Marcia Merry-Baker is Economics Editor for Executive Intelligence Review, and is also a frequent contributor to 21st Century Science and Technology magazine. She writes on topics of economic geography, agriculture, and technology for development. She comes from many generations of dairymen in Pennsylvania. she now resides in Leesburg, VA with her husband Robert Baker.

Mrs. Merry-Baker has been with EIR for 20 years, during which time she has presented testimony and briefings at Congressional hearings, on television, and at Washington, D.C. conferences. Before that, she taught economic history in England and also the United States, and wrote a book, People, Poverty and Wealth (Glasgow: Collins, 1971).

Mrs. Merry-Baker has extensively documented how a "Great Projects" approach, of priority infrastructure construction--dams, nuclear power plants, irrigation systems, etc.--is essential for economic growth, and is the only basis for peace in crisis regions such as the Middle East or Africa, for example.

Mrs. Merry-Baker is also an active opponent of the Hollywood "country" counterculture of Willie Nelson, FarmAid, etc. An organist and harpsichordist, she promotes classical music and the arts. She resides in Virginia with her husband Robert Baker.

Mrs. Merry-Baker has appeared on the following programs:

     Nos. 253, 264, 276, 280, 324, and 335.

Tony Papert

A New York native, Tony Papert has a B.A. degree from Columbia University, and has been a collaborator of Lyndon LaRouche since the late 1960s, when during the great student uprising at Columbia in 1968, together they intercepted and exposed the bankrolling of the New Age, environmentalism, and terrorism, by international financier groups, typified by the Ford Foundation. He now resides in Leesburg, VA.

Mr. Papert is on the editorial board of EIR magazine, which requires leading research in the areas of economic and political intelligence, as well as involving a daily monitoring, and analyzing of economic and other intelligence, from around the world. Mr. Papert is also a computer expert, and has been giving classes in classical Greek for a number of years.

Mr. Papert hosted The LaRouche Connection for some time.

Mr. Papert has appeared on the following programs:


Edward W. Spannaus

Mr. Spannaus was born in 1943 in Seattle, Washington. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1965, and an M.S. from Columbia University in 1967. During the summer of 1964, he was one of the young Americans who went to the South taking an active part in the Civil Rights movement in the Mississippi Summer Project. In 1966-68 period, he was a tenant organizer and researched the looting practices of real estate owners in New York City. He now lives in Lovettsville, VA with his wife Nancy.

He met Mr. LaRouche in the mid-1960s, and was one of the founding members of the political-philosophical organization associated with the LaRouche political movement, the National Caucus of Labor Committees. During the 1980s, he twice served as campaign treasurer for LaRouche's Presidential bids (1984 and 1988). He was also the Executive Director of the Constitutional Defense Fund from 1984-1989. From 1989-91, he was a political prisoner, having been targeted, along with LaRouche and others, in a political frame-up directed from the highest levels of the Bush-directed "secret government."

Edward Spannaus has been on the editorial board of Executive Intelligence Review magazine since its founding in 1974, and has been its Law Editor since 1981. He has written on the American history of law from Leibniz to John Marshall, and has covered leading developments in American law in this century. He has written numerous articles on the FBI and the Justice Department. More generally, he has written hundreds of articles, over the years, on constitutional law, law enforcement, economics, intelligence and foreign policy matters. These include many articles on Whitewater, special prosecutors, and the British targeting of President Clinton.

 Other areas of Spannaus's expertise include judicial corruption and prosecutorial misconduct (Abscam/Brilab to the LaRouche case), and international arms trafficking, particularly the operations run into and out of Iran 1979-86--the "October Surprise"--and the so-called "Iran-Contra" affair. Spannaus is the author of numerous EIR Special Reports on these topics, e.g., in February 1992 he authored "Treason in Washington: New Evidence on the `October Surprise,'" and in September 1996 he co-directed an investigative team which produced a report titled "Would a President Bob Dole Prosecute Drug Super-kingpin George Bush?" proving that it was Bush's "secret government" intelligence apparatus operating out of the White House--and not the CIA--which was behind the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s.

Mr. Spannaus has appeared on the following programs:


Nancy B. Spannaus

Nancy Spannaus is a leader of the LaRouche wing of the Democratic Party, and the editor-in-chief of the New Federalist, a weekly national newspaper. She has lived in Virginia for 12 years, has been married to Edward Spannaus for 30 years, and is the mother of two sons. Mrs. Spannaus has written a book on The Political Economy of the American Revolution, and countless articles, many against Malthusianism and the revival of Nazi euthanasia, and for the American System of Economics.

Mrs. Spannaus began running for office in 1989, after her husband was sent to jail with LaRouche. She won nearly 200,000 votes in her race against John Warner in 1990. She ran as an independent for Governor in 1993, and as a Democrat for Senate in 1994 and 1996.But she is perhaps best known as the lady who led the "Defeat That Son-of-a-Bush Committee" against Oliver North in 1994.

Mrs. Spannaus has appeared on the following programs:

      Nos. 283, 289, 314, and 335.

Jeffrey Steinberg

Jeffrey Steinberg has been the Director of Counterintelligence for the weekly magazine Executive Intelligence Review since 1977. He also was the Editor-in-Chief of EIR's monthly counterintelligence newsletter Investigative Leads. As an investigative journalist over these twenty years, Mr. Steinberg has written and presented lectures on subjects ranging from who runs the international Dope and weapons cartels, to most recently who is behind the cover up of Princess Diana's murder. He also has in depth knowledge on the cover up of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. He has traveled throughout the United States, Western Europe, Latin America and Japan giving lectures and conducting investigations.

In the recent years Mr. Steinberg has directed a number of special investigative projects for EIR, resulting in a series of feature packages on subjects such as "The Coming Fall of the House of Windsor," published in 1994; "Would a President Bob Dole Prosecute Drug Super-Kingpin George Bush?" which exposed the role of former President Bush and Oliver North in bringing crack cocaine into America's ghetto neighborhoods to finance the Iran-Contra operations (September 1996); and "The Media Cartel That Controls What You Think," to name a few.

Mr. Steinberg is the author or co-author of a series of books, such as Dope, Inc.: Britain's Opium War Against the United States; Derivative Assassination: Who Killed Indira Gandhi?; The Ugly Truth About the ADL, and a book-length exposé on organized crime published in Japan in 1991.

Over the last year, Mr. Steinberg has regularly appeared as a guest on talk show programs throughout the United States. In September 1997, he was featured nationally on the Bob Grant radio talk show, and on the Geraldo Rivera TV show, as an expert on the media's role in the on-going efforts to put in place a cover-up concerning the death of Princess Diana. He also appeared on the British cable television program "Live TV," in December.

Mr. Steinberg has appeared on the following programs: 

     Nos. 37, 41, 48, 58, 72, 74, 83, 94, 96, 99, 103, 113, 145, 148, 152, 156, 161, 177, 182, 206, 231, 249, 256, 272, 282, 330, 336, 339, 346, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 360, 361, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 370, 373, 375, 376, 379, 382, 383, 385, 388, 391, 393, 395, 396, 398, 400, 403, 404, 408, 409, 401, 415, 419, 475, 476, 477, 479, 481,

Webster Tarpley

Mr. Tarpley hosted The LaRouche Connection from

Mr. Tarpley appeared on the following programs:

    Nos. 7, 37, 44, 56, 57, 63, 68, 88, 89, 95, 97, 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 125, 127, 134, 135, 139, 145, 147, 148, 153, 155, 156, 158, 162, 163, 164, 165, 170, 171, 173, 177, 181, 182, 185, 193, 201, 206, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 216, 217, 219, 220, 225, 229, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 253, 256, 260, 264, 270, 274, 276, 277, 279, 281, 284, 286, 293, 294, 296, 297, 300, 301, 302, 303, 306, 308, 310, 312, 314, 318, 321, 324, 327, 330, 331, 

Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Robinson was born in 1911 in Georgia, into a family of 10 children. Her father was a building contractor. She traces her history on both sides back to a mixture of African slaves, Cherokee Indians, and German and other European nobility.

 The account of the life of this remarkable woman is given in Bridge Across Jordan, published by the Schiller Institute in July 1991. Bridge Across Jordan is the account of Mrs. Robinson's life-long struggle for civil rights and human rights for citizens of all colors.

Amelia Boynton Robinson is perhaps best known as the woman at the front of the march who was gassed, beaten, and left for dead on Edmund Pettis Bridge, during the "Bloody Sunday" march on March 7, 1965 to Montgomery, Alabama, which quickly led to the mushrooming of the civil rights movement into an international mass movement.

But Amelia Robinson's efforts for justice and civil rights began long before 1965. From the 1930's, she and her husband, S.W. Boynton, fought for voting rights and property ownership for African-Americans in the poorest rural area of Alabama, where she worked as Home Demonstration Agent for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and he as County Agent. Bill Boynton gave his life for this cause, dying young of a heart attack induced by the years of hard labor and harassment his work brought on.

During the 1960's, Mrs. Robinson's home and office became the center of Selma's civil rights battles, used by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lieutenants, by Congressmen and attorneys from around the nation, to plan the demonstrations that would lead eventually to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In 1964, she was the first female African-American ever to seek a seat in Congress from Alabama, and the first woman, white or black, to run on the Democratic ticket in the state.

Amelia Robinson today is a leading member and Vice chairman of the Schiller Institute, founded by Lyndon LaRouche and Helga Zepp-LaRouche in 1984. Mrs. Robinson considers the Institute to be "following in the footsteps of Martin Luther King."

In April-May of 1990, Mrs. Robinson spent five weeks touring East and West Germany for the Schiller Institute, where she addressed thousands of German citizens about the Lessons of the Martin Luther King movement for Germany today.

On July 21, 1990, Mrs. Robinson was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal, honoring her lifelong commitment to human rights and civil rights.

Today, in her late 80's, Mrs. Robinson is a vibrant leader, touring the nation and the world, speaking for the Schiller Institute on behalf of the principles of the civil rights and human rights whose cause she has championed for more than five decades.

Mrs. Robinson has appeared on the following programs:

Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Mrs. LaRouche has appeared on the following programs:

    Nos. 1, 147, 153, 159, 162, 175, 186, 192, 226, 228, 240, 2587, 258, 271, 287, 323, 328, 329, 341, 342, 348, 349, 387, 394, 408, 425, 450, 451, 461, 462, 474,

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