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Volume 31, Number 40, October 15, 2004

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Priority Campaign Issue Is President Bush’s Insanity  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Speaking to a Washington audience on Oct. 6, in a webcast conference sponsored by LaRouche PAC, Lyndon H. LaRouche outlined the three kinds of insanity that have to be eradicated, if the crisis in America and the world is to be overcome: the insanity of the incumbent President; the mass insanity, as typified by religious fundamentalism; and the cultural insanity known as “free trade,” which has turned the United States, once the world’s most productive nation, into a junk heap. “In order to stop the fascists, who are clearly marching behind Bush-Cheney, we have to get them out now. But we have to make sure that a Kerry Administration does not, out of liberalism, capitulate to the demands of the bankers, in the way the Europeans capitulated to the bankers in installing fascism in 1933, in particular, in Germany.... That’s why this PAC exists.”

National

Dick Cheney: The Sociopath Uncorked  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Cheney is a prime target of a string of criminal investigations, involving forged documents, corporate bribes, trading with the enemy, leaks of classified material, and widespread corruption in Iraq no-bid reconstruction contracts.

New Moves To Clean Up Congress Without DeLay  

by Anton Chaitkin

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has been admonished twice by the House Ethics Committee twice, and Rep. Chris Bell said DeLay “could face indictment in the near future.”

As the Iraq War-Lies Crumble, Bush Pushes Deeper Into the Quagmire  

by Edward Spannaus

Insane Rush To Push Intelligence Bills Through Congress  

by Edward Spannaus

Feature

Triple Shock: How To Think About the Global Crisis  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Jonathan Tennenbaum’s speech to the Schiller Institute’s conference in Germany on Sept. 26, and a portion of the questions and answers to him and Lyndon LaRouche. “What we’re looking at right now is not a simple financial crisis, but a collapse of the whole system. And by system, I don’t just mean certain contractual agreements, but actually the entire basis of ideas, the entire thought structure, the agreements, the institutions, the arrangements, formal or informal, that have governed the world over recent decades, and in a sense, since 1763.”

Economics

Produce Water, or Fight Over It, Is the Real Issue in the West  

by Dennis Small and Paul Gallagher

One of the incoming U.S. President’s greatest economic challenges, will be to work with Mexico and Canada as friends to produce new water-supply resources for the Great American Desert and surrounding areas of the continent, to allow economic progress and defeat an unprecedented drought.

Rep. Hunter Backs Water Scarcity, Not Solutions  

by Marcia Merry Baker

IMF Needs ‘Structural Reform,’ Not Argentina!  

by Cynthia R. Rush

The Argentine government is countering the murderous demands of the IMF, with its own document charging that the Fund “makes unilateral decisions, worrying more about its own position than the impact of its policies,” while totally ignoring the poverty and unemployment that result.

International

Can Elections Really Take Place in Iraq?  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Unless elections are held, hopes for a return to sovereignty, independence, and peace will be dim, if not nil. Yet, the military and political measures being implemented by the U.S. and Iraqi interim government forces, are virtually assuring that no such elections can be held.

Terrorism Ravages Northeast India  

by Ramtanu Maitra

The Bloody Truth of Gaza Disengagement  

by Dean Andromidas

Bring Down Blair by Defeating Bush!  

by Mary Burdman

Departments

Report From Germany  

by Rainer Apel

Monday Rallies Spread in Europe.

Editorial

Children of Satan  

Corrections

In our Oct. 1 issue, the picture of the Steelton steelworks, on p. 13, should have been credited to the Steelton Community Development Department. And on p. 35, the article “City in Need of Shelter” stated that “129,109 Philadelphia households pay 30% or more of their income on housing;” it should have said 129,109 households with annual incomes under $20,000.

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