Volume 13, Number 12, March 21, 1986



The Hon. Publio Fiori

A Christian Democratic member of the Italian Parliament and chairman of the Committee of Italian Parliamentarians Against Famine, talks about his proposal for an alignment of European. U.S., and developing sector politicians to change the international economic order.

Governor Mark White

Texas’s top official, a Democrat elected in 1982, discusses his campaign for an oil import fee.


American System

by Anton Chaitkin

Abraham Lincoln’s “Space Program”: The National Railroad System.

Strategic Map

The Global Chokepoints: State Department’s Gift to the Soviet Navy.


by Augustinus

Liberation Theologists Are Gleeful.

Report from Bonn

by George Gregory

Another SDI Delegation to Washington.

Dateline Mexico

by Héctor Apolinar

Faction Fight over Drug Trafficking.

From New Delhi

by Ramtanu Maitra

A Streamlined Budget.


The Post-Reagan Era Has Begun.


The Federal Reserve Girds for a Banking Crash

by Christopher White

The question is, not whether, but when there will be a crash.

Currency Rates

AID Chief Proposes ‘Privatization’ To Recolonize the Third World

Labor in Focus

by Marianna Wertz

A Strike against Corporate Raiding.


by Wayne Johnston

Washington’s “Free Trade” Line.

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

The X-Ray Laser: A New Era in Laser Technology

by Charles B. Stevens

Have advances in fact been made in this crucial technology? Yes, report Charles B. Stevens and a number of Lawrence Livermore scientists.


State Department Plots with Nazis To Destroy Panama

by Valerie Rush

The whole sordid story of this latest attempt to destroy American allies throughout the world.

Arnulfo Arias: The Record of a Nazi

Drawn from documents available in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The Helms Hearings: Terrorists, Bankers Testify vs. Panama

Qaddafi, Spadafora, and a Plot against Guatemala


Olof Palme, and Moscow’s New Assassination Policy

by Criton Zoakos

Editor-in-chief Criton Zoakos goes behind the screen of disinformation to investigate the real reason for the assassination of Olof Palme.

Soviet Party Congress Ushers Red Army into Political Leadership

by Konstantin George

Spanish Voters Say ‘Yes’ to NATO, But What Does That ‘Yes’ Mean?

by Mark Burdman

France: Hostage Crisis Erupts on Eve of Elections

by Thierry Lalevée

Japan Will Decide on SDI Role Soon

by Sophie Tanapura

Colombian Elections Witness Comeback by Narcotics Mafia

by Valerie Rush

Is the State Department Considering Its ‘Abu Ghazala Option’ for


Profile: Kriangsak Chamanon: How the State Department Targeted Thai Patriot

by Linda de Hoyos

South Africa: Botha Lifts the State of Emergency

International Intelligence


What Is Wrong with the CIA’s Robert M. Gates?

by Criton Zoakos

What are the professional credentials of the new Deputy Director of the CIA, and why was he appointed?

Texas Governor Urges Oil Tariff, Sees Parallels to 1929

Interview with Gov. Mark White.

Will Texas Governor White Survive the Crash of ’86?

by Harley Schlanger

LaRouche: Set an Oil Parity Price

LaRouche Slate Takes On Ohio Dope Mob

by Marla Minnicino

Federal Prosecutor in the Dock: The Sorry Performance of Daniel Small

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Weinberger-Kennedy: Cap Wins—and Loses — Gramm-Rudman Peril to Security.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

Guilt by Kissinger Association.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News