Volume 7, Number 40, October 14, 1980




Out in the open.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Kuwait: the next hot spot?

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

Diaz Serrano finally goes to Tokyo.

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Facts Behind Terrorism

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Mossad runs anti-Semitic violence.


The IMF Demands Advanced-Sector Consumption Cuts

by David Goldman and Michael Hudson

De Larosière Calls for Restraint on Demand

Brazil Turns to the East Bloc

by Mark Sonnenblick

The planning minister’s negotiations with the U.S.S.R., and where the military stands.

Regional Banks Face Phase-Out

by Kathy Burdman

An overview of the administrative and legislative moves to give U.S. money-center banks all the business.

Farm Credit Law Set For Approval

by Susan B. Cohen

The latest phase of the fight between the ABA and the Farm Credit System.

American Output and the NICs

by Renée Sigerson

The implications of importing more industrial goods from the first-tier Third World nations.

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

A short fuse under interest rates.


by Alice Roth

Lifeboat economics?

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

World Trade

by Laurent Murawiec

Steel consumers next in line.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Special Report

Justice Department Assaults America’s Growth Spokesmen

by Scott Thompson

An introduction arguing that Brilab and Abscam are part of a long-term plan to rid the United States of representative government.

The Targets: Builders of Industry

by Scott Thompson

The framed-up regional, Congressional and labor leaders are part of the political machines that have kept the economy going.

Civiletti’s Brilab operation: How the ‘Entrapment’ Works

by Scott Thompson

The criminal activities funded by the government to pick off noncriminals.

Documentation: The Justice Department’s Federal Witness Protection Program.

Ripping Up the U.S. Constitution

by Felice Merritt

A review of the process that has undermined the Bill of Rights and federal legal safeguards.


Carter and Israel Try To Salvage Iran Card

by Robert Dreyfuss

Robert Dreyfuss on the international maneuvers surrounding the Iraq-Iran war.

Israel Allies With Khomeini’s Iran

by Mark Burdman

More openly than the Carter Administration, the Begin government has supported the Muslim fundamentalists.

Italian Government: How Cossiga Was Ousted from Power

by Margaret Bardwell

The end of the Italian coalition was hastened by its enthusiasm for NATO expansion into the Persian Gulf.

Behind Der Spiegel’s Slander Operation

A map of the disparate networks that have been activated against the European Labor Party and Democratic leader Lyndon LaRouche.

International Intelligence


The ‘Unpredictable’ Carter Adds to Middle East Danger

by Konstantin George

The supply of AWACS to Saudi Arabia marked a new potential expansion point for the Iran-Iraq war. Documentation: The Administration’s moves since the war began.

Carter Campaign: The Strategy and the New Setbacks

by Kathleen Murphy

Carter is spending federal revenue fast to buy slipping votes.

Democratic Politics: Texas Liberals Back In Control

by Anita Gallagher

A report on the state’s Democratic Party convention.

Military Policy: ‘Small Is Ready’

Everyone is now bemoaning U.S. military unpreparedness on the defense-production level, and some propose a smaller, better maintained armed forces.

Energy Management: Recalculating the Oil Crisis Threat

The rationing advocates have not given up.

Michigan in a Fiscal Catastrophe

by Stephen Parsons

Stephen Parsons examines the auto shutdown’s consequences for the state’s industrial centers, focusing on Detroit.

National News