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Volume 34, Number 33-34, August 31, 2007

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The State of Our Union: The End of Our Delusion!

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. presents “an urgently needed draft of what must be crafted to serve as the Platform for the coming U.S. General Election. It has been prompted by the fact that none among the putative leading pre- Presidential candidates has shown, so far, any recognition of the kind of reality which will face the voters in the coming November 2008 general election, and no sense of the issues which will have become decisive at the point of the January 2009 inauguration.”

Foreword: The Crisis Has Struck

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Draft Platform for 2008

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Economics

Banking Crisis: Recovery Is Possible Only if Central Bank Bailouts Stop  

by Paul Gallagher

The failures of major hedge funds and banks is now a matter of time. By early Fall, in the judgment of Lyndon LaRouche, the financial system will be unable to continue functioning, without bankruptcy reorganization carried out by governments to save their people’s jobs, homes, and savings, and to invest in restoring their productivity.

‘I Envision Construction of a Railroad Around the World’  

An interview with Walter J. Hickel.

Indira Gandhi’s Legacy at Risk in Indian Farm Crisis  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Mrs. Gandhi will always be remembered for her contribution to India of the Green Revolution. The success of that program prevented large-scale hunger within India, and enabled the world to see that such a seemingly impossible objective can be reached within a few years. The current leadership of the country is undermining that magnificent achievement.

Phoenix Lander Will Dig for Ice at North Polar Region of Mars

by Marsha Freeman

World News

Is It Just Drumbeats We Hear, or Is It Actual War?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

News reports, corroborated by wellinformed Washington sources, indicate that Vice President Dick Cheney has been pressing the President to authorize strikes against Iran. While there is no proof that such a decision has been made, the danger of military action, even within a matter of days, is very real.

Call by the Ad Hoc Committee for a New Bretton Woods  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche has renewed her call for “an international conference at the level of Heads of State and Government, to globally define a new and more just monetary and financial system.” The new resolution is circulating for signatures by leading figures of all countries, and will be presented to the U.S. Congress and the parliaments of the world.

Eurasia’s SCO Takes Action for Stability

by Mary Burdman

The six nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization carried out their first-ever joint military maneuvers, involving troops from all member nations, in the southern Urals in Russia, and Urumqi, China.

Pakistan Needs a ‘New Deal’

by Ramtanu Maitra

The threat of the disintegration of Pakistan needs urgently to be addressed. We provide the beginnings of a positive approach, including some of the crucial economic parameters of a “New Deal.”

Correa, Kirchner in Bankers’ Crosshairs

by Cynthia R. Rush

The Presidents of Ecuador and Argentina have enraged the financier oligarchy, to the point that the lives of both are in danger.

‘New Politics’ Brought to State Legislators  

by Ivan Corpus

When the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) met in Boston Aug. 5-9, the LaRouche Youth Movement met them, emphasizing the need for a national mobilization to create sweeping changes in the United States, beginning with the impeachment of the President of Vice, Dick Cheney.

Interviews

Walter J. Hickel  

Walter Hickel was twice elected as Alaska’s governor, serving in 1966-69 and 1990-94; he was President Richard Nixon’s first Secretary of the Interior (1969- 70). At age 88, is viewed in Alaska and abroad as one of America’s senior statesmen, for his unceasing commitment to economically develop the world.

Departments

Banking

by John Hoefle

Draining the Boat.

Editorial

Protect the People, and the Banks!

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