Lyndon LaRouche Archive

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MP demands probe into death of Jeremiah Duggan

Hughes Demands LaRouche Probe

A leading Liberal Democrat MP is throwing his weight behind the campaign to prove that a Jewish student from London, who died after being struck by a car in Germany, was, in fact, murdered.

Prompted by the mysterious death of Jeremiah Duggan in 2003, Simon Hughes, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, will travel to Berlin this Friday to attend a forum at the House of Democracy and Human Rights entitled ‘Does the LaRouche Group Present a Danger to Society and a Danger to the Individual?’

Jeremiah Duggan’s death and Lyndon LaRouche – BBC – part 1/2 · Part 2/2

According to the parent’s of the late 22-year-old, the notorious right-wing organisation was responsible for their son’s death, an accusation that has so far been brushed aside by German authorities.

While officials claim Jeremiah committed suicide, throwing himself into oncoming traffic on a busy autobahn, the Duggans attest they have forensic evidence to prove otherwise.
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It transpired that Jeremiah had accidentally stumbled into a meeting of the Schiller Institute, thinking he was attending an anti-war gathering. The body is a political think tank that has been described as a “sinister cult” and has ties with the LaRouche group, a movement that’s accused of spreading anti-Jewish and anti-British messages for more than 30 years.

Armed with what she claims is irrefutable evidence acquired by hiring her own independent forensic pathologists, Erica has made submissions to the Attorney General for a further probe into her son’s death. Her investigation revealed that he may have been battered with a blunt instrument and that there were no tyre marks or other signs on Jeremiah to indicate that a vehicle had come into contact with the body.

Now, Hughes will add another voice to the family’s five year campaign.
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Welcoming the MP’s support, Jeremiah’s father Hugo Duggan said: “There has not been a full investigation in Germany or Britain into the circumstances of our son’s death and we welcome the support of Simon Hughes who shares our concerns about such a destructive group operating with impunity in Europe.”

– Source: Hughes Demands LaRouche Probe, Erica Morris, The Jewish News Online (UK), Oct. 16, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

Additional articles about Jeremiah Duggan at TotallyJewish.com

Notes show my son was brainwashed, claims mother of Jeremiah Duggan

Handwritten notes made by a student days before he died have been released by his mother for the first time.

Jeremiah Duggan, 22, died in Germany in 2003 after attending a five-day conference run by the controversial Schiller Institute.

Authorities ruled he committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a car on a motorway.

But his mother Erica Duggan believes he died in a state of terror because he had never suffered depression and had phoned her the night before saying he was in trouble.

Jeremiah Duggan’s death and Lyndon LaRouche – BBC – part 1/3

This week for the first time, Mrs Duggan revealed the notes Jeremiah took from the lectures in Wiesbaden.

Throughout, Jeremiah writes statements made about the Tavistock Institute in Hampstead.

“Modern psychology is a lie,” he writes. “Psychologists are involved in manipulating – Tavistock.”

Lyndon LaRouche, head of the LaRouche organisation connected to the Schiller Institute, has said the Tavistock Group is a brainwashing clinic.

Jeremiah attended counselling there when he was seven to get through his parents’ divorce. This is believed to have caused disagreement between the 22-year-old and others at the conference.

Mrs Duggan said: “We went to family counselling there to come through it together.

Jeremiah Duggan’s death and Lyndon LaRouche – BBC – part 2/3.

“When we visited the Schiller Institute (after Jeremiah died), the first thing they asked us was about Jerry having been in the Tavistock.

“They were fascinated by it and we just dismissed it at the time.

“I am almost alone not only in finding out how my son died but also finding out why this organisation which preaches such things is allowed to continue.

“People just dismiss these theories as a joke but it is dangerous because people believe it.”

This week, former members of the LaRouche organisation set up a website slamming the group.

The website www.laroucheplanet.info promises an “insider view on that bizarro planet of Lyndon LaRouche,” from the people who “spent decades

Jeremiah Duggan’s death and Lyndon LaRouche – BBC – part 3/3.

of their lives working with and for him” and “helped to build his destructive cult“. It includes testimonies from former members claiming they were brainwashed.

Of the organisation, it says: “It is totalitarian by nature. The closest representation of its way of thinking is as described in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four novel.”

Mrs Duggan added: “Since Jeremiah’s death, former members have decided to speak out more which I think is a positive thing.

“Previously there was no information on the group – I certainly don’t think Jeremiah could get any on it, now there are websites like this.”

It is understood Jeremiah went to the conference believing it was just an anti-war rally and was unaware of the institute’s extremist conspiracy theories and ideas surrounding Aids, the holocaust and the British monarchy.

A spokesman for the Tavistock Institute said: “There is no truth whatsoever in what he is saying we are a charitable, research consultancy and development organisation.”

LaRouche’s theories

• LaRouche said The Beatles had no genuine musical talent – but were a product shaped according to the British Psychological Warfare Division.

Cult FAQ

CultFAQ.org: Frequently Asked Questions About Cults, Sects, and Related Issues

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Plus research resources: articles, books, websites, etc.

Listing of recommended cult experts, plus guidelines to help select a counselor/cult expert
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• In the USA in 1988, LaRouche ran a campaign for mass Aids testing which also aimed to have sufferers quarantined.

• On the morning of the 9/11 attack, he claimed that it was an “inside job” orchestrated by Dick Cheney.

• His website www.wylm.com features campaign magazines from the 70s with articles written by other members claiming only 1.5million rather than six million Jews died in the Holocaust.

In response to this article, a spokeswoman from the Schiller Institute would only release the following statement: “The Schiller Institute has always maintained that it had no involvement in Jeremiah’s death and it believes that German authorities have fully and comprehensively investigated the incident.”