Volume 9, Number 8, March 2, 1982



Science & Technology

by Marsha Freeman

NASA’s programs are intact, for now.


by Mel Klenetsky

A two-tiered workforce.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

The battle for a nuclear Northwest.

Report from Paris

by Katherine Kanter and Sophie Tanapura

The Francisci aftermath.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

C’est Lavie.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

A nuclear test center for Sonora.


Volcker’s international fallout.


Will Europe Be Forced To Break with the U.S.?

by Richard Freeman

A reluctant Schmidt government may take self-defense measures against Volcker: other Europeans look to a full-blown “third way.”

Three-Fifths of GNP Does Not Exist

by Leif Johnson

A new method of deflating the official U.S. Gross National Product.

Currency Rates

A Starvation Budget for American Farms

by Susan Brady

The Agriculture Department is going along with “free-market” cutbacks.

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

A bear-market shakeout?


by Kathy Burdman

Who’s destroying American banking?


by Montresor

Gnomic advice for America.

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

A Third World credit crunch.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

How the Balkan Card Is Played

by Criton Zoakos

The “Sarajevo” potential exists today: examining its origins in four centuries of Anglo-Venetian efforts to use the Ottoman Empire against Russia.

The Pieces on the Balkan Chessboard

Ethnic Passions in the Balkans Can Trigger International Crisis

by Criton Zoakos

The 1982 flashpoints, with emphasis on Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, and Turkey.

Cyprus: The History of a British Plaything

A Chronology of Current Conflicts


Syrian Revolt May Undo Secret Pact with Israel

by Robert Dreyfuss

There is more to the upheaval against Syria’s Assad than a Muslim Brotherhood insurgency.

‘Fire Thomas Enders and Deane Hinton’

A National Democratic Policy Committee statement on Central America.

NATO Implicated in Italian Terror Case

by Vivian Zoakos

Organized Crime and Terrorism: Mapping the Latin American Links

by Valerie Rush and Dolia Estevez Pettingell

A report on connections among Colombia’s drug traffickers, Mexico’s left-wing terrorist supporters, and controllers in Italy.

Scandal Aimed at Schmidt’s Labor Base

by Susan Welsh

A report from West Germany on the Neue Heimat affair.

Apel: ‘Don’t Play into Moscow’s Hands’

by George Gregory

A report on the February Wehrkunde military meeting.

Haig’s Courtship Wins Apparent Success

by Dennis Small

A report on Brazil’s Africa policy.

International Intelligence


‘Get Hart Off the Armed Services Committee’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Why a U.S. conventional arms buildup would be foolish, and what kind of advanced weaponry and economic recovery are required for defense.

What Sen. Gary Hart Said About Defense Policy

Sen. Williams Vows To Keep Up His Fight

by Mary Jane Freeman

After the New Jersey Democrat’s sentencing in the Abscam frame-up.

Federal Judge Warns of FBI ‘Gestapo’ as Court Upholds Abscam Convictions

by Edward Spannaus

Excerpts from the majority opinion reversing the successful appeal of two Abscam convictions, and from the powerful dissenting opinion by Circuit Judge Ruggiero Aldisert.

Organized Crime Buys Electoral District

by Vin Berg

In New Jersey, this is intended to be Phase Two as the remaining honest legislators like Senator Williams are booted out.

National News