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Volume 33, Number 16, April 21, 2006

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The Great Leesburg Bust of 2006: Bankers Association Warns of Bust  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“The world is now threatened, during the immediate months ahead, with the most severe breakdown in the global economy since the so-called ‘New Dark Age’ crisis set off by the mid-Fourteenth-Century crash of the ultramontane Venice’s tool, the Lombard banking system.What is rumbling now from under the burgeoning, saturated drain-fields of Loudoun County, Virginia, is a twitch. Week by week, there is, an accelerating rate of a margin of unsold, empty houses, an ironical warning of a great crash of Alan Greenspan-created mortgage-based-securities bubble: a crash about to hit with panic force.”

Financiers Are Finally Warning of a Crash  

Million Midwest Homes at Risk in ’06: The Down, Downside of the Bubble  

by Paul Gallagher

Economics

Economic Geography: Retool Auto To Save U.S. Industrial Heartland  

In December 2005, LaRouche commissioned EIR and the LaRouche Youth Movement to produce a series of economic animations on the Upper Midwest. These have been incorporated into a DVD to be released soon by the LaRouche PAC, in a documentary on retooling the auto sector for national recovery, how it’s been done before, and how it can be done today. We present here some “still shots” based on these animations.

Weimar Hyperinflation Takes Off in 2006  

by Richard Freeman

Like Weimar Germany in 1923, the current world economy is poised for hyperbolic growth in inflation.

National

Behind the Generals’ Revolt  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

While the criticisms of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by ex-officers ostensibly focus on Iraq, sources close to the Pentagon have confirmed that the outpouring of calls for Rumsfeld’s immediate ouster have more to do with Bush Administration plans for a preemptive military strike against Iran. And everyone knows that the true architect of the policy is not Rumsfeld, but Dick Cheney.

Dirty Water: What Everyone Knows—Except Halliburton  

by Edward Spannaus

Rumsfeld’s ‘SS’ Contractors Are Sued for Torture  

by Edward Spannaus

Mass Strike Ferment Hits U.S. in Pro-Immigration Rallies  

by Nancy Spannaus

Despite the spectacular turnouts, there is no guarantee that the fight for immigrant rights, and better-paying jobs, will feed into a broader, more permanent political movement. That’s where the real issue of leadership is posed.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

International

Make Berlin a Crossroads for Eurasian Development  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche kicks off the campaign of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BüSo), for parliamentary and borough elections in Berlin.

LaRouche in Mexico: A Dialogue on Economics and Statecraft  

LaRouche on Mexican Television: U.S. and Mexico Can Jointly Solve the Crisis  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche: The Issue in Mexico Is Defense of the Nation-State  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

What Mexico Needs To Know About the U.S.A.  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche’s press conference in Monterrey.

The Future Is Now: Oil for Nuclear Technology  

A press release from the LaRouche Youth Movement in Mexico.

Gaza: Humanitarian Catastrophe Looms  

by Dean Andromidas

Iran’s Progress in Uranium Enrichment Represents No Casus Belli  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Peruvian Elections: Synarchists Hit a Snag  

by Luis Vásquez Medina

Editorial

The Real Threat to Civilization Itself  

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