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Volume 29, Number 31, August 16, 2002

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LaRouche and Hard Realities Drive Germany Closer to Reason  

by Rainer Apel

The German government is considering a three-year crash program for the creation of 1 million new jobs in infrastructure development—just the approach that Helga Zepp-LaRouche has called for in her campaign for the Chancellorship. The program would be funded by special bonds issued by the KfW Reconstruction Bank.

Italy Goes for Project Bonds on German Model Also  

by Claudio Celani

Bypassing the budget constraints of the European Union, Italy’s new agency, Infrastrutture SpA, will sell state-guaranteed bonds, on the model of Germany’s Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).

Economics

Raw Materials Looting Behind African ‘Peace’  

by Uwe Friesecke

Breakthrough agreements were achieved in July with respect to the wars in Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But behind them lies an attempt to cajole African leaders into accepting an arrangement by which the West continues to have unlimited access to Africa’s raw materials, without providing in return the necessary means for Africa’s own development.

Bush Team Panics, Bails Out Brazil’s Creditors  

by Gretchen Small

The IMF’s $30 billion bailout package will solve nothing—it’s like throwing paper at a forest fire. LaRouche tells what should be done on an emergency basis.

Unregulated Drug Multis Hold Nation Hostage  

by Linda Everett

Part 3 of a series on “The Other Security Risk.”

Business Briefs  

History

From Trotsky to Steinhardt: Crossing the Exes  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Analyzes the ideological ancestry of such wretches as Michael Steinhardt, the Wall Street con-artist who founded the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and funds Sen. Joe Lieberman’s political aspirations.

‘Our Luck Stopped Here’: How Trumanism Overturned Roosevelt’s World  

by Stuart Rosenblatt

The name of the late President Harry S Truman is being dredged up once again to justify American military action in the Middle East and the creation of a Department of Homeland Security in the United States. It is important to set the record straight on this disastrous Presidency.

Commanders Opposed Truman on Hiroshima  

by William Jones

Sergei Zubatov’s ‘Police Socialism’ in Russia, and the Creation of Zionism  

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The legacy of this Russian secret-police head is still very much alive, 100 years later, in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict.

International

Why Did Bush Shift to ‘Regime Change’ on Iran?  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Judging by the President’s statements regarding his commitment to “regime change” in Baghdad, and his calls to Iranian student protesters to overthrow their government, it appears that whoever is scripting his foreign policy positions, has put the two Persian Gulf giants in one pot, and turned up the fire.

Powell Points To Different U.S. Policy for SE Asia  

by Michael Billington

Millions Celebrate The Pope in the New World  

by Claudio Celani

Opposition To Iraq War Grows in Europe  

by Mark Burdman

The drive toward war has triggered quantitative and qualitative opposition to what growing numbers in Europe, the Arab world, and the United States itself, perceive as an insane adventure that would trigger incalculable consequences in the Near East/Gulf and beyond, and do enormous damage to the already dysfunctional world economy.

National

‘Electable LaRouche Dems’ Score in Michigan Primary  

by Marla Minnicino and Rochelle Ascher

Important victories in the LaRouche’s 5 million-leaflet mobilization: LaRouche Democrat Kerry Lowry won a Democratic primary for Michigan House of Representatives, and Joseph Barrera came close to winning a State Senate Democratic primary, with 48% of the vote. A sign of the times!

Even RAND Repudiates Anti-Saudi Murawiec  

A secret meeting of the Defense Policy Board, which is run by suspected Israeli agent Richard Perle, unleashed a certain Laurent Murawiec, now employed by the RAND Corp., to foam at the mouth and call for war on Saudi Arabia. Therein hangs a tale.

‘Saudi Briefing’ Fraud: The Sordid Sponsors of Perle’s ‘French Expert’  

LaRouche Charges: ‘Slavery Reparations’ Are a Ponzi Scheme  

by Nancy Spannaus

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

Departments

Editorial  

Antidote to the ‘Get Saudi’ Madness.

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