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Volume 33, Number 9, March 3, 2006

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Prolegomena for a Party Platform: Franklin Roosevelt’s Legacy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche submits a platform discussion to a Democratic Party which is, presently, in dire need of one. “The purpose of a platform,” he writes, “should be to unite by educating. The task is to educate the nation around important ideas of policy-shaping, rather than competing in appeals which are often prejudices adopted with little critical thought as to the reality of what those policies, if adopted, will, unfortunately, do, or fail to do. The purpose is to create the platform in policy for educating and rallying a majority of the politically active leadership of the nation, around policies which the world’s present circumstances demand we discover, as defining the missions we must accept as our nation’s responsibility to the future at this time.”

LaRouche Webcast

Make a Platonic Revolution To Save Our Civilization  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche’s opening presentation to a Washington webcast on Feb. 23. Outlining the manifold crises that threaten us—bird flu, economic breakdown, and war—he declares: “In Europe, and in the United States, in particular, there is no sane response to the situation which now exists, and the conditions which threaten to break out. This is an unusual part of our history. And you have to think back, as to how this came about, and what we do about it.” The essential problem is Sophism, and the solution is to learn from history, and return to the respect for truth and creative discovery that was embodied in the work of Plato’s Academy.

National

LaRouche: What We Need Is a Groundswell Against Cheney  

by Edward Spannaus

During the question and answer session at his Feb. 23 webcast, Lyndon LaRouche advised Washington political figures and others how to cut the knot and dump Cheney. “Instead of trying to play parliamentary politics with an issue like this,” he said, “the question is: ‘Do you have sufficient groundswell in the U.S. population and in the institutions to get the bum out?’ If there’s sufficient groundswell to get the bum out, the bum will be out! It’s that simple. But it has to be done forthwith.”

Economics

India Adopts ‘Chinese Model’—With Some Variations  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Despite the high praise from the International Monetary Fund and others, for India’s rate of economic growth, as many as 400 million Indians live in dire poverty. Ramtanu Maitra reports, following a trip to New Delhi.

Argentina: ‘When We Speak of Greed, We Speak of Monsanto’  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Argentina’s Agriculture Secretary has characterized as “extortion” and “abuse,” the confiscation, by European authorities, of shipments of Argentine soy flour, acting on orders of the biotechnology giant, Monsanto.

Documentation: From “The State’s Action Against Monsanto’s Coercion,” a chronology issued by the Agriculture, Cattle, Fishing and Food Secretariat of the Argentine Finance Ministry.

Monsanto’s Power Grab: ‘An Evil Objective’  

An interview with Pat Trask.

How Cartels Got the Right To Patent Life  

by Colin Lowry

International

Threat of Pandemic Requires Crash Bio Defense Initiative  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A statement the chairwoman of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BüSo) party in Germany. Bird flu is spreading rapidly, with potentially disastrous implications. It is necessary now to rethink the real costs of maintaining health, with the topmost priority being the saving of human life.

British Promote Religious War in Iraq  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Interview

Pat Trask  

A South Dakota farmer, Trask is a claimant in a lawsuit filed in California, calling on the court to rescind the deregulated status—that is, permission for commercial sale—of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa. Trask Family Seeds has been a family-run business for four generations.

Editorial

Stopping the New Crusade  

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