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Volume 32, Number 20, May 20, 2005

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The Battle To Save GM Is the Battle To Save the Nation  

by Nancy Spannaus

On the one side is the international banking establishment, which has signalled its intent to bury the productive core of the industry, in a desperate attempt to save their financial power. On the other side, are the forces led by Lyndon LaRouche, who has the only plan on the table for protecting, and expanding, the machine-tool capability and skilled labor force which the auto industry represents.

Guts and Government  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Kirk Kerkorian: Billionaire Vulture Grabs Up GM Stock  

Wilbur Ross, Jr.: The Profile of a Vulture Capitalist  

by Patricia Salisbury

A Damage Report: The Cost of the General Motors’ Crisis  

by Nancy Spannaus and Lawrence K. Freeman

Documentation: Resolutions to the Kentucky legislature and the Cleveland City Council; and a letter from Mark A. Sweazy, president of UAW Local 969, to Lyndon LaRouche.

National

Bolton Fight Opens Window on Intelligence-Rigging  

by Edward Spannaus

The emergence of so many new witnesses, in the context of the hearings on John Bolton’s nomination as UN Ambassador, represents an institutional move against the Administration’s continued war drive.

Senate Committee Rakes Bolton Over the Coals  

Secret Downing Street Memo  

Congressmen Seek Answers  

The Franklin Espionage Case: Bigger Than the Pollard Affair?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Nuclear Option on Hair Trigger: Profiles of the Detonators  

by Edward Spannaus

Bush Administration’s Strategic Policy Creates a Conundrum for U.S. Military  

by Carl Osgood

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Economics

‘Pension Panic’ Nails Coffin of Bush Social Security Scheme  

by Paul Gallagher

The United Airlines $10 billion default against all its employee pension funds, means that the privatization of Social Security, frantically pushed by the Bush/Cheney White House for the past six months, is dead.

German Labor Calls for Emergency Action  

by Rainer Apel

Report from a conference on “Industrial Policy” arranged by the Social Democratic Party for factory councillors of industrial firms.

The American System

Hamilton’s Economics Were About Mind, Not Money  

by Nancy Spannaus

A review of “Alexander Hamilton, The Man Who Made Modern America,” an exhibition at the New York Historical Society.

International

60th Anniversary of World War II Victory: Commemoration Sends a Double Message to the Russian People  

by Michael Liebig

The new-found quality of economic and political relations in Eurasia, assuming this were to be accompanied by an entirely new form of trans-Atlantic relations through changes in U.S. policy, is an opportunity the world must not miss.

Pitfalls Ahead for Tony Blair  

by Mary Burdman

Bush Policy, Not Proliferation, Threatens World Security  

by Marsha Freeman

The NPT: A Faustian Bargain  

South American-Arab Summit Sets Example for World Peace  

by Gretchen Small

Earth’s Next 50 Years: Your Generation Crucial  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche briefs German youth in Düsseldorf.

‘Don’t Re-Kissingerize Lebanon,’ Patriots Say  

by Nina Ogden

Congressman McCotter Joins Cheney’s Drive  

by Nina Ogden

Italy Is Drawing the Lessons from the Calipari Murder in Iraq  

by Claudio Celani

The Italian Government’s Calipari Report  

Young Israeli ‘Refusers’ Face Jail for Resisting Oppression of Palestinians  

An interview with Ellie Armon Azouley.

Israeli Youth: ‘We Believe There Is Another Way’  

International Intelligence  

Interview

Ellie Armon Azouley  

An 18-year-old Israeli, Ellie Azouley is a “refusenik,” who is facing a jail term for her decision to refuse to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces in the occupied territories.

Editorial

Bolton Has To Be Defeated!  

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