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Volume 33, Number 31, August 4, 2006

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Why the Senate’s Intelligence Has Failed: Reanimating an Actual Economy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche addresses the U.S. Senate’s “implicitly treasonous expression of cultural decadence, in permitting the Synarchist banker Felix Rohatyn’s virtual destruction of the U.S.A.’s national automobile industry.” Discussing his work with members of the LaRouche Youth Movement, in crafting computerized animations of nonlinear economic processes, he writes: “The study of the implications of Kepler’s principal discoveries, and their reflections in the work of those who followed Kepler, is the best historically-grounded approach to prompting the student’s ability to locate science in discovery of the experimental form of expression of universal physical principles per se, thus freeing the student from the dumbing-down effects of today’s common ontological malpractice, of substituting a description of a mathematical formulation, which merely approximates a shadow of the relevant idea of principle, as if it were a proper substitute for knowledge of the principle itself.”

Strategic Studies

Stop Being a Dupe! Know Your Actual Enemy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Those who think that Israel, or the United States, or Britain is behind the war against Lebanon, are missing the point.

Fact Sheet: The Enemy Is Oligarchism  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Who Owns the Israeli War Party?  

by Dean Andromidas and Steven Meyer

Citizens Must Change the Congress, To Stop the Drive to World War III  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An interview with Lyndon LaRouche on Jack Stockwell’s K-TALK radio show from Salt Lake City, Utah.

International

Behind the Mumbai Bombings: Tracking the British Role  

by Ramtanu Maitra

LaRouche: Hit on India Was Strategic Attack  

by Nancy Spannaus

Regional Powers Key to Lebanon Peace  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Investigation Proves Bush-Cheney Illegal Activities in Italy  

by Claudio Celani

Mexico Must Come to Grips With López Portillo’s Legacy  

by Dennis Small and Gretchen Small

Documentation: Excerpts from President José López Portillo’s Sept. 1, 1982 State of the Union address, explaining his decree nationalizing the banks; and from his Oct. 1, 1982 speech to the UN General Assembly, calling for a New World Economic Order.

National

The GOP’s Trillion-Dollar Ripoff for the Super-Rich  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

In the wee hours of Saturday, July 29, a Republican cabal pushed through the House a bill that permanently cuts the estate tax for America’s 800-900 richest families—bundled with the first minimum wage hike in a decade and vital measures to help the middle class.

‘Truman Project’ Outed at DLC Confab  

by Anton Chaitkin

The Democratic Leadership Conference put on display at its national convention, its pro-fascist iniatative: Use Harry Truman’s image to crush Franklin Roosevelt’s legacy in the Democratic Party.

U.S. Mayors: Our Cities Are Not Prepared for Disaster  

by Patricia Salisbury

Economics

Power Outages Hit U.S. Grid; Utility Deregulation to Blame  

by Mary Jane Freeman

More than 3 million Americans found themselves without electricity from July 16 to 29, some for hours, others for ten days.

Not Much Time Left To Retool and Save Auto  

by Paul Gallagher

Mercosur Dumps U.S. Economic Lunacy

by Cynthia R. Rush

From the Presidents’ summit of the Common Market of the South, held in Córdoba, Argentina.

Globalization’s Destruction of the Philippines  

An interview with Geronimo Z. Velasco.

Departments

Report from Germany  

by Rainer Apel

Barbed Wire and Barbecue.

Interviews

Geronimo Z. Velasco  

“Ronnie” Velasco steered the Philippines toward energy independence, during his tenure as head of the Philippines National Oil Company and the Ministry of Energy during the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, from the 1970s until 1986, when Marcos was toppled, in a U.S.-backed coup.

Editorial

Guns of August, One Year Later  

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