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Volume 31, Number 27, July 9, 2004

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Dick Cheney’s Imminent Political Crash Landing  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

It is widely known around Washington Republican circles that Vice President Cheney holds Lyndon LaRouche personally responsible for most of his election-year woes. Every time a House or Senate Democrat, or an establishment media pundit raises a question about Halliburton patronage, the Valerie Plame leak, Ahmed Chalabi’s disinformation mill, or the non.existent Saddam weapons of mass destruction, Cheney sees LaRouche’s face before his eyes, and goes wild. The question now is, can the Democrats break loose from the Democratic National Committee’s corrupt acquiescence in Cheney’s policies, and present a real alternative to voters in November?

National

High Court Jams Cheney, Bush Imperial Presidency  

by Edward Spannaus

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 rejected the Bush Administration’s claim—most forcefully advocated by Vice President Dick Cheney— that it has unlimited war-time powers, against which the Federal courts can say or do nothing.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Political Economy

Hans Koschnick Poses a Question Which the July Democrats Must Also Answer  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“All leading political parties of the world, socialist or not, whether or not they admit this reality, are presently thrown, like the [German Social Democratic Party], into an existential crisis caused chiefly by their hysterical refusal to take into account the nature of the profound and sweeping changes in national and world affairs which have already been brought on by the worsening storms of monetary-financial, economic, and increasing war-danger.”

What Koschnick Said  

Hans Koschnick, a former deputy chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and former mayor of Bremen, told the daily Die Welt that his party’s economic-social policies have come to a complete dead-end.

Economics

LaRouche: Build Up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  

by Marcia Merry Baker

The urgency of Lyndon LaRouche’s call is shown by two developments: the breakdown in the nation’s inland navigation system, and the particular opportunity to reverse this process, provided by the Corps’ new proposal before Congress, for authorization to refurbish the 37 locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway system.

Modernize Navigation on the Upper Mississippi  

EIR’s testimony to the June 24 hearing of the Sub-Committee on Water Resources and Environment of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.

‘Lean Times’ Harm Water Infrastructure  

by Marcia Merry Baker

An interview with Jeffrey L. Stamper.

The Lesson of the 1993 Flood: Restore the Army Corps Tradition  

by Richard Freeman

Business Briefs  

Science & Technology

Unlocking the Secrets of Mysterious Saturn  

by Marsha Freeman

When the Voyager spacecraft flew by Saturn in the early 1980s, they revealed a complex of rings and moons that scientists could not explain. Marsha Freeman reports on the Cassini mission now observing the ringed planet.

International

The Friends of Blas Piñar Send the Andes Up in Flames  

by Luis Vásquez Medina

The Humalas’ ethno-nationalist/fascist insurgency in Peru is an intelligence operation, run by people belonging to the Synarchist International of the Spaniard Blas Piñar. Supporting the legalization of coca, they were also the only group in Peru to publicly praise the 9/11 attack on the United States.

Bolivia Is Targetted To Redraw S. America Map  

by Gretchen Small

Bush Sets Up New Government in Iraq  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Feature

The Nazi-Instigated National Synarchist Union of Mexico: What It Means for Today  

by William F. Wertz, Jr.

Part 1 of a series. Founded by Nazis in 1937, the National Synarchist Union (NSU) operated with the Spanish Falange and the Japanese militarists. Today, this history has been whitewashed by those who are promoting the fascist ideology of Hispanidad—the Spanish counterparts of Harvard’s Samuel “Clash of Civilizations” Huntington.

FDR’s Good Neighbor Policy  

The Cristero Rebellion  

Who’s Who in the Fight Over Mexican Synarchism  

Interviews

Jeffrey L. Stamper  

A structural engineer with the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Stamper currently serves as a specialist for design and rehabilitation of locks and dams.

Editorial

The Lemming Party?  

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