Volume 7, Number 32, August 19, 1980



From New Delhi

by Paul Zykofsky

Chinese offers fall on deaf ears.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

The Chicontepec story.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Khomeini exports reign of terror.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

“Gasohol is dangerous folly.”

Facts Behind Terror

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Violence planned for convention.

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


The cleanup is on.


Business Briefs

U.S. ‘Food Weapon’ Spreads African Starvation

by Alice Roth

The State Department is manipulating food relief in the drought-stricken northeast. The drought didn’t hit once prosperous Zaire, but U.S. backing for IMF policies did.

Transportation: Trucking Dereg Crashes Ahead

by Richard Freeman

On top of Volcker’s crunch against consumer durables transport, the ICC is hastening labor strife and decapitalization.

How U.S. Synfuels Got Off the Ground

Currency Prices

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Consumption cuts throttle recovery.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

The hype goes sour.


by Leif Johnson

Draining funds from housing.


by Susan B. Cohen

What kind of emergency reserve?


by Alice Roth

Reagan’s remonetization policy.

Trade Review

Special Report

Global Industrialization by the Year 2000: Europe’s Foreign Policy Alternative

by Vivian Zoakos

The goals of Western Europe, led by France and Germany, and what they are up against.

A Paradigm: France and Iraq

by Judith Wyer

Nuclear power supplied with French assistance will start a “Fertile Crescent” boom for the Arab world.

Europe and the Middle East

by Robert Dreyfuss

Challenging Camp David, France and West Germany seek a real settlement as they stabilize Lebanon and aid anti-Khomeini forces.

Europe and OPEC Petrodollars

by David Goldman

Europe, Latin America, Asia ...

by Garance Phau

... and the Soviets

by Susan Welsh


International Intelligence

Carter’s Libyan Friends Escalate Terror Wave

by Nora Hamerman

The Bologna massacre marks a new stage for “right” and “left” terrorists, both trained, we document, by Qaddafi.

Peking and Bangkok Obstruct Regional Settlement

by Daniel Sneider

Part II: The Mexican Challenge: Managing the Boom: Mexican Agriculture: Only American Methods Will Work

by Cecelia Soto-Estévez, Patricio Estévez, Calvin Larson, and Elsa Ennis

Part II of our series, ‘The Mexican Challenge: Managing the Boom,’ is a survey by the Mexican Association for Fusion Energy and the Fusion Energy Foundation – An Ambitious New Program: How peasants can become a superproductive minority feeding the nation – Controversy over the SAM: An evaluation of the present government agrarian plan.

New National Hydraulic Plan 1980-2020

Aquarians meet

by Mark Burdman

First-hand report on the Toronto World Futures conference – Maurice Strong’s “Basic Truths” – Hazel Henderson Declares Holy War.


National News

Open Convention: The Fixers’ Dilemma

by Konstantin George

Closed, open but controlled, or wide open? The factors weighed by Democratic decision-makers, and the possible consequences.

LaRouche’s Democratic Strategy To Beat Reagan

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Excerpts from one of this month’s nationwide television addresses by the presidential contender who over the past year created “the LaRouche wing of the party.”