Volume 8, Number 47, December 8, 1981




by Ortrun and Hartmut Cramer

Part 2: Kurt Schrade, chairman of the factory council at Estel-Hoesch’s Dortmund steel plant.


by Vivian Zoakos

Stephen Mumford, author of a Humanist magazine attack on the Catholic Church.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

A new peril for Lebanon.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

De la Madrid’s advisers.


by Edward Spannaus

Williams sues to force Abscam debate.

Eye on Washington

by Stanley Ezrol

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda



Mexico and Japan Forge a Post-Cancún Alliance

by Timothy Rush and Héctor Apolinar

The new trade deals.

High-Technology Trade War Against Japan Launched by U.S. Post-Industrialists

by Richard Katz

Currency Rates

Nuplexes Can Provide Energy, Process Heat for the Rapid Industrialization of Egypt

by Jon Gilbertson

How Oak Ridge Began Mideast Nuplex Plans

by Robert Gallagher

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick


by Montresor

Bond option not to be ignored.

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Illiquidity out of control.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Dope, Inc. versus the White House: The Max Fisher Scandal

by David Goldman

Who Is the Real Max Fisher?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

United Brands, the Society of Jesus, and the Destruction of Central America

by Dennis Small

Documentation: Two statements by affiliates of the Loyola Jesuit Center.

The Current Threat to President Reagan

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.


The Fidel and Al Show: Havoc in the Caribbean

by Dennis Small

Documentation: Mexican President López Portillo has reiterated his offer to serve as an interlocutor toward a peaceful solution.

Venezuela Spreading Club of Rome Policy

by Gretchen Small

Domestic brainwashing programs and international organizing.

The Challenges Facing the Vatican

by Vivian Zoakos

Sonora ’81 Fair Shows Mexico’s Potential

by Dolia Estevez Pettingell

AMEF Exhibit Draws a Gigantic Response

‘Sonora Full of Energy in the year 2031’

Excerpts from the imagined Annual Report of the Governor of the State of Sonora to the State Legislature in 2031.

Green Fascists Menace Germany Once More

by Susan Welsh

A short preview of next week’s in-depth report.

International Intelligence


U.S. Club of Rome Plots an Organizing Take-Off

by Lonnie Wolfe

A report from the inside of a November meeting in Washington, where members swore allegiance to Aurelio Peccei above all national loyalties.

Will the Reagan Administration Kill America’s Fusion Program?

by Marsha Freeman

Under Nixon and Ford, the U.S. became number-one in fusion; danger signals for the budget are extremely serious now. Front-ranking personnel are the most dangerous loss.

DOE’s Fusion Chief Resigns In Protest

by Marsha Freeman

National News