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Volume 31, Number 28, July 16, 2004

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The Vital Role of the Schiller Institute in Shaping History  

by Nancy Spannaus

Without the energetic work and leadership of this unique institution, established 20 years ago by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in spreading the concepts of the American Revolution and the Weimar Classic, the world would be a much different, and worse place today.

The Evolution of an Idea: The Schiller Institute Turns Twenty!  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche traces the origins of the Schiller Institute, in her life-long love for the work of Friedrich Schiller, known as Germany’s poet of freedom.

The Schiller Institute’s Founding: ‘Toward a New Age of Reason’  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Speech to the first international conference of the Schiller Institute, held July 3-4, 1984 in Arlington, Virginia.

Declaration of the Inalienable Rights of Man  

Principles of the Schiller Institute  

1984-2004: Highlights of Schiller Institute’s Activities  

National

Cheney’s Lawyer Addington Penned Key Torture Memo  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

EIR’s investigations confirm Newsweek’s exposé, and provide additional intelligence on the role of David Addington, the General Counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Abu Ghraib MP’s Lawyer Targets DoD Chiefs  

by Edward Spannaus

An interview with Paul Bergrin.

Nigeria Case To Make Halliburton Next Enron?  

by Michele Steinberg

Halliburton, KBR and the Nigeria Slush Fund  

by Michele Steinberg

Chairmen Hunter, Goss Block Probes of Torture  

by Scott Thompson and Carl Osgood

Cheney Cat’s-Paw, Porter Goss, As CIA Director?  

by Ray McGovern

A guest commentary by the co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

Economics

Hartz IV: Failing SPD Shocks Germany with Schachtian Cuts  

by Rainer Apel

The Social Democratic Party-led German government and party leadership gave the go-ahead for a “reform” of labor market and social welfare legislation that represents the deepest cut since the founding of the Federal Republic in 1949.

Italy: Tremonti’s Resignation Dooms Berlusconi  

by Claudio Celani

Against Malacca Piracy, S. Thailand Violence: It’s Time for the Kra Canal  

by Michael Billington

Interviews

Paul Bergrin  

Bergin is the civilian attorney for Sergeant Javal S. Davis, one of seven soldiers from the 372nd Military Police Company who have been charged by the U.S. Army with abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Gen. Christian Quesnot (ret.)  

General Quesnot was Chief of Staff of French President François Mitterrand between April 1991 and September 1995. Today he is president of the Commission on National Defense Studies, and editor of Revue Défense National.

Aziz Alkazaz  

An economist and a leading expert on Iraq, working with the Deutsches Orient-Institut (German Institute for Middle East Studies) in Hamburg, Germany, Aziz Alkazaz was born in Iraq.

International

Eurasia Powers Losing Patience With Cheney’s Korea Crisis  

by Kathy Wolfe

If the United States does not move to negotiate a compromise with the North Korean government soon, Eurasian nations “will find another method” to a separate peace, as they “have lost patience to delay negotiations until the U.S. Presidential elections,” a Novosti wire from Moscow paraphrased Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Time to Consolidate China-India Relations  

by Ramtanu Maitra

These two countries, contributing almost one-third of the world’s population, are moving forward jointly to work out an economic and financial system which would make them stronger internally, and help enable smaller and weaker Asian countries.

French General Looks at U.S. Iraq Policy  

by Christine Bierre

An interview with Gen. Christian Quesnot (ret.)

The Iraq Pre-Emptive War Is an Evil Example  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

An interview with Aziz Alkazaz.

Synarchists Declare Mexico ‘Ungovernable’  

by Benjamin Castro Guzmán

Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Allen Douglas

Covering for Fascist Laws.

Synarchy

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

by William F. Wertz, Jr.

Part 2 in a series. Takes up the shift that occurred in the National Synarchist Union (UNS) after Pearl Harbor and the Mexican declaration of war against the Axis powers: An anti-Roosevelt Anglo-American imperialist faction, acting through the Dulles-Buckley networks associated with Cardinal Spellman and Bishop Fulton Sheen of the United States, moved in to control the UNS.

Editorial

The New Threat of Fascism Today  

Correction

In “Project Daniel Is Issued by Israel’s Dr. Strangeloves,” EIR, June 18, 2004, the author wrongly characterized Judah Maccabeus as “the ancient Israelite who launched a suicidal rebellion against the Hellenistic occupation.” In fact, Judas Maccabeus led a revolt against the Hellenistic, Seleucid King, Antiochus Epiphanes, who tried to force the Israelites to forsake their sacred laws, and their faith in God. Far from being suicidal, they achieved considerable success.

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