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Volume 31, Number 8, February 27, 2004

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I Stand at the Bedside of a Doomed Empire  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The keynote address of Lyndon LaRouche, to the annual Presidents’ Day conference of the International Caucus of Labor Committees and Schiller Institute, Feb. 14, 2004. “If we can not change, if we select our choice of President, if we select our policies, now, in these weeks and months, the way things are going now, in general, this nation will not long survive. And either way, this system—that was consolidated, first in 1763, at the Treaty of Paris, proclaiming the victory, and establishment in fact, of a worldwide British Empire—has now come to its end. It will not survive. Either we will put it to a merciful conclusion, by a revival of the world economy, and bringing together a confederation of perfectly sovereign nation-states on this planet, around principles and issues of construction of the planet, and on promotion of development of the individual, within their national cultures, or we shall not survive.”

Commemoration

José López Portillo (1920.2004): ‘They Can Never Forgive Him For Showing Courage’  

by Dennis Small

Mexico’s President 1976-82 developed the nation’s economy, created 4 million jobs, and took on global banks. The international media slanders at his death are to warn Argentina, Brazil, and others to stay away from Lyndon LaRouche’s alternative.

From the Mexico LYM: ‘For His Patriotism’  

The LaRouche Youth Movement honors José López Portillo.

An Ambitious Plan To Industrialize Mexico  

by Dennis Small

‘Mexico Shall Live’  

by José López Portillo

From President López Portillo’s 1982 State of the Union address, explaining his decree nationalizing the banks.

Speech to UN in 1982: We Must Stop ‘A New Medieval Dark Age’  

by José López Portillo

We Urgently Need a New Bretton Woods  

From a 1998 interview with EIR.

‘Listen to the Wise Words of Lyndon LaRouche’  

by José López Portillo

From remarks at a conference with Helga Zepp-LaRouche in 1998.

‘Support LaRouche For President’  

by José López Portillo

A 1999 open letter to U.S. citizens.

Brazil’s Choice in 2004 Is Mexico’s of 1982  

by Dennis Small

Economics

Italian MPs Renew Call for a New Bretton Woods  

by Claudio Celani

In the context of the Parmalat financial scandal, 50 members of the Italian Parliament have introduced a new motion calling for a reform of the international monetary and financial system.

London Bank: Philippines Is the Next Argentina  

by Michael Billington

Declare Solidarity with Argentina  

A statement by the Philippines LaRouche Movement.

Rovers Discovering Mars’ Secrets and Questions  

by Marsha Freeman

Science & Technology

35,000 Years Ago, Man Was an Explorer and an Artist!  

by Dino de Paoli

Archeological discoveries in Siberia, Germany, and Austria reshape our scientific understanding of when human civilization emerged.

Interviews

Salah Abdul Shafi  

A member of the Palestinian Steering Committee for the Geneva Initiative, Mr. Shafi is chairman of the Board of Directors for the Palestinian Forum for Democracy.

Amnon Lipkin-Shahak  

General Lipkin-Shahak (ret.) was Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces from 1995-98. He was an Israeli negotiator for the Geneva Initiative.

International

Russia’s ‘Asian Tilt’ Expands Its Economic Ties  

by Mary Burdman

Russian relations with Asia are growing fast, but enormous work has to be done to create the infrastructure to realize the potential of Eurasia.

India-Pakistan Talks Cross First Big Hurdles  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Time-Bomb of Civil War Is Ticking in Iraq  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Will Schröder Resign as German Chancellor?  

by Rainer Apel

Film Review: ‘The Last Samurai,’ Or the Last Railroad?  

by Kathy Wolfe

Geneva Accord—Beacon Amid Mideast Troubles  

by William Jones

‘People Have Lost Hope In the Peace Process’  

An interview with Salah Abdul Shafi.

‘The Occupation Cannot Last Forever’  

An interview with Gen. Amnon Lipkin-Shahak (ret.).

The Geneva Accords: Two States or None  

by Paul Usiskin

A guest commentary.

Humpty Dumpty Went To Relax  

by Roman Bessonov

A report from St. Petersburg on the strange case of Ivan Rybkin.

National

LaRouche Challenge: Take Leadership in the World Crisis  

by Bonnie James

The Presidents’ Day conference of the International Caucus of Labor Committees and Schiller Institute was, as promised, a “truly momentous occasion.”

Cheney Targeted in Halliburton and War-Profiteering Scandals  

by Carl Osgood

Bush-Cheney Prepare To Steal 2004 Election  

by Edward Spannaus

Opposition Trumps Bush’s ‘Independent Commission’  

by Michele Steinberg

Sharpton Is Run by GOP To Steal LaRouche Vote  

by Anton Chaitkin

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

Reviews

‘The Last Samurai,’ or the Last Railroad?  

Warner Brothers’ film The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise.

The Beltway Snipers: The Jury Is Still Out  

by Donald Phau

Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation, by Sari Horwitz and Michael E. Ruane.

Departments

Editorial  

A Tale of Two Coups.

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