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Volume 34, Number 31, August 10, 2007

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Democratic Party Platform 2008— LPAC Speaks!: This Global Tragedy!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

This foreword by Lyndon LaRouche to his proposed platform for the 2008 election campaign, warns that the world monetary system is “currently in the process of disintegrating,” which none of the putative Presidential candidates even admits is happening, let alone offer a solution for the crisis. The solution: LaRouche calls for a return to the anti-monetarist, American System of political-economy, a return to those principles which informed President Franklin Roosevelt’s recovery from the 1930s world depression. Without that solution, “the worst outcome imaginable were about to happen to the world at large.”

Greed Turns to Angst: The House of Cards Is Collapsing

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche reports that while the media is not talking about the fact that the world financial sytem is melting down, the near collapse of the German “industrial credit bank” IKB has shocked some in Germany into recognizing the severity of the situation .

Financial Bubble Bursts in Germany

by Rainer Apel

LaRouche Addresses Youth Cadre School: The Political Economy of Creativity  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

In an address to LaRouche Youth Movement members in several locales in Ibero-America, and Loudoun County, Virginia, Lyndon LaRouche emphasized that the collapse of the world financial-monetary system can only be successfully dealt with by "going outside the rules of the game as they are accepted now."

International

War on Iran Will Trigger ‘Hundred Years’ Conflict  

by Michele Steinberg

Lyndon LaRouche warns that Vice President Dick Cheney is pushing for a “Gulf of Tonkin II”—a pretext to attack Iran. This scenario can only be understood by looking backwards, to Cheney’s Nov. 25, 2006 visit to Saudi Arabia, arranged by former Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin-Sultan.

Is Washington Setting the Stage for a Breakup of Pakistan?

by Ramtanu Maitra

Musharraf Can’t Wage War on His People

An interview with Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.).

National

Has Dick Cheney Gone a Bridge Too Far?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Bush Administration remains hell-bent on conducting wars abroad, while delivering massive tax cuts to the super-rich at home—and yet the nation’s physical economy, including bridge and water infrastructure, has collapsed to its lowest level since the Great Depression.

Italian Senators Say, Impeach Cheney Now!

by Liliana Gorini

Revolution in Military Affairs: The Shape of Nasty Things To Come

by Jeffrey Steinberg

‘Spacewar’: Welcome to the ‘Post-Human’ Era  

by Gabriela Arroyo Reyes

Two pillars of assault on the American Intellectual Tradition were cybernetics and the drug counterculture.

Video Games and the Wars of the Future  

by Oyang Teng

Thanks to a recently consummated marriage that has been dubbed the “Military-Entertainment Complex,” the computer games of today are preparing today’s youth for the wars of tomorrow.

A Policy for Universal Military Training

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

From a policy paper issued by Lyndon LaRouche on Aug. 15, 1979.

Oldboy,’ Columbine, and the VA Tech Massacre

by Michele Steinberg, Phil Fischer, Jr., and Neil Martin

Addicting Our Children To Killing

An interview with Lt. Col. David Grossman (ret.)

Economics

Foreclosure Crisis Demands Congress Take FDR Approach  

by Nancy Spannaus

A Congressional hearing by the Joint Economic Committee failed to provide guidelines on how Congress should act to reverse the U.S. housing foreclosure crisis, which is hitting levels that have not been seen for decades.

Senate Hearing on Crisis: ‘Cleveland Under Siege’

Cleveland Activist: ‘A Devastating Decade’

Home Foreclosures Slam Formerly Industrial Cleveland

An interview with Jim Rokakis.

Fifty-Year Program Inspires Denmark

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

Time for Next-Generation Nuclear Plants in U.S.A.  

by Marsha Freeman

A call for a crash program: The U.S. budget for nuclear R&D is only 11% of what it was in 1980!

A Practical High-Temperature Reactor

An interview with Phil Hildebrandt.

Fourth-Generation Reactors Are Key to World’s Nuclear Future

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

Computer Climate Models: Voodoo for Scientists

by Gregory Murphy

Interviews

Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.)

General Beg is former Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army, and currently director of the FRIENDS think-tank.

Lt. Col. David Grossman (ret.)

Colonel Grossman is an expert on violent video games. Excerpts from a 1999 interview with EIR.

Jim Rokakis

Mr. Rokakis has been treasurer of Cuyahoga County, Ohio (which includes Cleveland) for ten years. He testified to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Senate on July 25, on the devastating housing foreclosure crisis in his county.

Phil Hildebrandt

Mr. Hildebrandt is the Project Director for the Idaho National Laboratory, which has been designated by the U.S. Department of Energy as the project integrator for the Next- Generation Nuclear Plant. It will be built there.

Editorial

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