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Volume 32, Number 2, January 14, 2005

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Dems Meet LaRouche’s Challenge; Debate Wipes Out Bush ‘Mandate’  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Some tenacious Congressional Democrats launched an historic challenge to the outcome of the Electoral College vote for the Presidency of the United States. As Lyndon LaRouche said on the previous day: “The question here is not just this election! It’s the next one, if we don’t crush what we know was done to create a fraudulent election. In other words, this election was fraudulent by virtue of the mass of voter suppression.... If we walk away from this now, we end up with no republic. I believe in tenacity in defending the Constitution.”

Historic Debate in Congress  

From the statements by the challenge initiator, Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones; her co-challenger, Sen. Barbara Boxer; the Congressman who led the investigation of the Ohio irregularities, Rep. John Conyers; and an apoplectic Republican House Majority leader Tom DeLay.

Feature

Confronting the Deadly Crisis of International Relations  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A webcast speech by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. on Jan. 5. President Bush’s failure to say a word about the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami for four days, typifies the crisis of leadership in the world today: the unfolding of a Classical tragedy. “The challenge before us,” said LaRouche, “the challenge posed by the tsunami, by George Bush, Jr.’s failure to response to it appropriately, is: Are we, our nation, morally fit to survive? Is this a test of us?” LaRouche offers solutions, and a method of statecraft that can still reverse the deepening financial-economic crisis.

National

White House and Gonzales Stonewall at Senate Confirmation Hearing  

by Edward Spannaus

The Bush Administration and their Attorney General nominee, Alberto Gonzalez, act like they have something to hide.

Documentation: Twelve retired flag officers released an “Open Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee” urging that the views of Alberto Gonzales on the role of the Geneva Conventions in U.S. detention and interrogation policy and practice be explored in detail.

Gonzales’s Policies Put American Soldiers at Risk  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

An interview with Gen. Joseph Hoar (USMC, ret.).

Gonzales Opposed for Nazi-Like Doctrines  

by Debra Hanania Freeman

The testimony of Dr. Debra Hanania Freeman, spokesperson for Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., in opposition to the nomination of Alberto Gonzales.

Interviews

Gen. Joseph Hoar (USMC, ret.)  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

General Hoar was Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command (1991-94), commanding the U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf after the 1991 war. He also served in the VietnamWar. He is one of a group of senior flag officers who have released a statement calling for close Congressional scrutiny of the disturbing views of Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales.

Economics

Bush Loses Battle in War To Loot Social Security  

by Paul Gallagher

George W. Bush’s drive to “go the Pinochet way with Social Security” lost its first battle, when some of the grim facts of his plan became known to the Congress, and were leaked to the press.

‘Privatizer’ Draculas Are from a Common Crypt  

by Richard Freeman

Schwarzenegger to Californians: Help Me Become a Dictator  

by Harley Schlanger

A report on the “Governator’s” State of the State speech, and the draconian austerity that is coming.

Bush Sharpens Budget Axe To Strike Medicaid  

by Linda Everett and Mary Jane Freeman

Astounding Growth of Derivative Side Bets  

by John Hoefle

British TV: Derivatives Bring Down the System  

by Mary Burdman

The Economic Hit Men

How Nuclear Energy’s Promise Was Nearly Destroyed  

For 50 years, the fight by nations to develop nuclear energy has been the leading edge of their broader political fight for economic development. Opposition to nuclear power has sabotaged their development efforts.

The Many Applications of Nuclear Energy  

by Marsha Freeman

International

Debt Moratorium Supported for Tsunami Victim Nations  

by Ramtanu Maitra and Rainer Apel

On the initiative of German Chancellor Schröder, the wealthiest nations issued a draft declaration from Jakarta, welcoming proposals to reduce the debt of tsunami-hit nations. A first step in the right direction.

Timor Leste’s Xanana Gusmao: Justice Is Not Revenge  

by Mike Billington

President Xanana Gusmao has proven to be a leader of high principle, courage, and wisdom, operating from the standpoint of the Treaty of Westphalia, which ended 150 years of bloodshed in Europe in 1648.

No End to Iraqi Resistance Without End to Occupation  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

China and India Make Military Breakthrough  

by Ramtanu Maitra

China and India are making concerted efforts to promote cooperation between their armed forces, causing U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to take note.

Departments

Report From Germany  

by Rainer Apel

Progress in German-Russian Ties.

Editorial

A Shot Across the Bow  

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