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Volume 36, Number 39, October 9, 2009

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The Season of a Twentieth Anniversary: Now, October!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“During the recent days,” LaRouche writes, “I have presented a series of reports bearing on the matter of the nature and causes of the presently onrushing October crisis of both the U.S.A.’s and the world’s current entry into the crucial phase of a global economic-breakdown crisis. I have indicated the first half of October as a crucial period of phase-shift into the actuality of the already looming, initial onset of that actual breakdown. Here, I restate the case with special emphasis on identifying the probable forms in which the present inevitability of that phase-shift might be expressed during the weeks immediately ahead.”

Economics

The Empire Crumbles: This Tower of Babble  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche states that the economic collapse which will cause the disintegration of the entire world system of nation-states, is a result of the spread of “free trade,” and globalization.

Now, Commercial Real Estate Collapse Is On  

by John Hoefle

As the economy collapses, so do the values of the office buildings, shopping centers, and commercially owned residential properties. This is creating a panic about the huge quantities of debt represented by commercial mortgages and the derivatives piled atop them.

National

Administration Moves To Ram Through Fascist Health Bill  

by Nancy Spannaus

The Baucus bill, stage managed by the White House, not only includes the establishment of the council of “experts,” modeled on Hitler’s T4 euthanasia council, to make rulings on who should get treatment, and who should die, but is also riddled with provisions for cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from health-care providers, while delivering hundreds of billions into the coffers of the Wall Street and City of London sharks who control the major insurance companies in the United States.

Feature

As Easy as Falling Downstairs: General McChrystal’s Folly  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche reports that the case of the proposals associated with Lieutenant-General Stanley McChrystal’s stated intention, is to be seen as one more, ignorant step typical of the consequences of ignoring the violation of constitutional principle expressed by the concept of the “unitary” principle.

The British Plan: Send More Troops, To Partition Afghanistan  

by Ramtanu Maitra

While some of the top officials of the Obama Administration fear getting trapped in an endless conflict with no possible positive outcome in Afghanistan, the White House is under pressure from Generals McChrystal and Petraeus, and particularly from the British, to put more troops into Afghanistan and slog it out for years.

International

An Election in Germany: Death Under the Brutish Boot  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche writes that Europe has come under the British imperial boot, and that this will not change until there is a complete transformation from a monetarist system, to a credit system of the type specified by the U.S. Federal Constitution.

German Election a Pyrrhic Victory for Merkel, FDP  

Helga Zepp-LaRouche Webcast: What Will Follow October Crash: A New Dark Age or a New Credit System?  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Mrs. LaRouche’s opening statement at her Sept. 22 webcast, before the Sept. 27 election. She was the Chancellor candidate of the Civil Rights Solidarity Movement (BüSo). Contrary to the government parties, the “experts,” and the media, she states, Germany is not in an economic recovery mode, but is sinking deeper into crisis. But there is a solution, and it is based on Germany’s almost-unknown history of collaboration with the American System of political economy.

Israel Accused of War Crimes in Gaza  

by Michele Steinberg

The blacked-out report by the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by a Jewish South African jurist, Richard Goldstone.

Editorial

Employ the Forgotten Man!  

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