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Volume 31, Number 31, August 6, 2004

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LaRouche Launches Drive for Democrats To Win in November  

by Jeffrey Steinberg and Nancy Spannaus

After the conclusion of the Democratic Convention in Boston, Lyndon LaRouche held a July 30 press conference to announce the formation of “LaRouche PAC,” a political action committee dedicated to assuring the crushing defeat of the Bush-Cheney Republican ticket in November. The only way this can be done, he said, is to return the Democratic Party to the tradition of FDR, and to implement LaRouche’s program for reorganizing the bankrupt global financial-economic system.

New LaRouche PAC Aims To Mobilize the Lower-Income 80% To Act  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche’s July 30 press conference.

LaRouche Issues His ‘Real Democratic Platform’: 50,000 Go Out at Boston  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche’s opening presentation to his July 25 webcast.

A Real Democratic Platform for November 2004  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Elected Dems Blast DNC Dirty Tricks Against LYM at Boston Convention  

A July 25 press conference by the LaRouche Youth Movement and Democratic elected officials.

News Analysis

Western Powers Seek Sudan Disintegration  

by Uwe Friesecke

The humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region confirms the cynical nature of the West’s Africa policy. For decades, the global financial institutions, led by the IMF and World Bank, blocked development for countries in the region, making social and political conflicts unavoidable.

Sudanese ‘Peace’ Deal Could Spell Disaster  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Prof. Ibrahim A. Nasr El Din of Cairo University gave EIR a detailed briefing on four scenarios which could unfold in neighboring Sudan.

UNAIDS Conference Shows Bush Administration’s Imperial Attitude  

by Colin Lowry

The Bush Administration cut the U.S. delegation attending the conference in Thailand by 60%, and reduced its contribution to the UN Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to just $200 million this year—one-fifth of what was requested by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, to deal with the epidemic which took 3 million lives in the last year.

How Iraq Must, and Can, Become a Sovereign Nation Once Again  

by Michael Liebig and Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

An interview with Jürgen Hübschen.

Philippines President Arroyo Stands Up  

by Michael Billington

Her decision to withdraw the token Philippine military force serving in Iraq, more than a month before the scheduled end of their tour of duty on Aug. 20, came as a surprise to Washington, which is accustomed to subservience from Manila.

Army Whitewashes Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal  

by Carl Osgood

The Army Inspector General’s report on detainee and interrogation operations in Iraq concluded that the abuses “were unauthorized actions taken by a few individuals.”

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Interviews

Jürgen Hübschen  

Colonel Hübschen (ret.) was an officer in the German Army for almost 40 years, and served as military attaché at the German Embassy in Baghdad. He has written several books on the history of the Mideast and on Western policy toward it.

Editorial

The Youth Are Your Future  

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