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Volume 32, Number 11, March 18, 2005

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World on the Verge of a Dollar Crash  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A breaking pattern of international developments led Lyndon LaRouche to warn that the world is now on the verge of a collapse of the entire dollar-based post-Bretton Woods floating-exchange-rate system. While this does not guarantee the immediate crash of the dollar, and the evaporation of the entire global financial superstructure, it does mean that governments must be prepared to act now, to put the system through bankruptcy reorganization.

Economics

Soaring Commodity Prices Show Threat to Dollar System  

by Lothar Komp

As a result of central banks pumping liquidity into the financial system, and the control of raw commodity prices by futures exchanges in London and New York, the prices for a wide spectrum of raw materials have gone to stratospheric levels.

Economy and Ideas  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Foreword to the forthcoming book The Earth’s Next Fifty Years.

Italy Reps. Debate New Bretton Woods  

GMAC Is a Big Soft Spot in Global Debt Bubble  

by Paul Gallagher

Auto Leader: ‘We Face an Economic Collapse’  

by Paul Gallagher

Interview with Eugene Morey.

India Puts Energy Security on Fast Track  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Change the Assumptions to Growth, and Social Security Is in Fine Shape  

by Richard Freeman

Fascist Chile Model of Pension Privatization  

Can You See José?  

by Dennis Small

José Piñero is on the run.

Business Briefs  

International

U.S. Administration’s Lebanon Ploy Is Blowing Up in Its Face  

by Nancy Spannaus

Bush’s demand for “democracy” in Lebanon, as in Iraq, is bringing forward a mobilization of precisely those political forces which the Administration wanted to destroy, and even the local collaborators with the U.S. plan are nervous.

U.S. Killing of Intelligence Official Shakes Italian-U.S. Relationship  

by Claudio Celani

Italy Paid No Ransom to Kidnappers  

An interview with Luigi Ramponi.

Dirty-Money Scandal Points to Sharon, Mega  

by Dean Andromidas

The case of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim.

Behind the Kelly/Wilson/ Duggan Affair: Anatomy of a Defamation Campaign  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Discontinuity in Current World Affairs  

by Maj. Gen. Vinod Saighal (ret.)

Presentation to EIR’s Jan. 12-13 seminar in Berlin.

International Intelligence  

National

John Bolton Will Push Preventive War at the UN  

by Michele Steinberg

Coming at the time that the Bush Administration is in a full court press for regime change in Damascus, the appointment of the Administration’s leading WMD disinformation specialist, and the architect of the passage of the Syrian Accountability Act, is a particularly provocative gesture.

Washington Post Hits Dems on Social Security  

The paper spreads lies against the Democracy Corps group of James Carville and pollster Stanley Greenberg.

War Crimes Was the Policy  

by Edward Spannaus

The report by Navy Inspector General Vice Adm. Albert Church, on Defense Department detention and interrogation policies, continues the cover-up, but Congressmen and others are demanding the truth.

Documentation: From the hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 10, in which Senators asked Admiral Church about a secret Justice Department memorandum.

Arnie’s Lies Can’t Hide Shultz’s Fascism  

by Harley Schlanger

Supreme Court Majority Bars Death Penalty for Minors  

by Nancy Spannaus

DeLay Is Nervous; Pals’ Legal Troubles Mount  

by Harley Schlanger

National News  

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Civil Rights

LaRouche Youth Join Amelia Boynton Robinson  

by Bonnie James and KRN

The commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Selma, Alabama’s “Bloody Sunday.”

‘A Vote-Less People Is a Hopeless People’  

Interview with Amelia Boynton Robinson.

Interviews

Eugene Morey  

The president of United Auto Workers Local 849 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, represents employees of Visteon Corporation.

Luigi Ramponi  

Representative Ramponi heads the Defense Committee of the Italian House of Representatives. A four-star general, he was head of the SISMI in 1991-92.

Amelia Boynton Robinson  

Mrs. Robinson, a fighter for civil rights for nearly a century, is vice chairwoman of the Schiller Institute in the United States. A participant in the events of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, she and her late husband S.W. Boynton had been fighting for voting rights for 30 years before the Selma march.

Departments

Report from Germany  

by Rainer Apel

Schröder Visits Arabian Peninsula.

Editorial

Stop the Avian Flu Pandemic!  

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