Volume 14, Number 22, May 29, 1987



Dr. Bertha Farfán

The medical director for the Schiller Institute in Mexico describes the ripeness of the situation in that country for an AIDS epidemic.

Colonel Michael Hickey

The former commander of the British Army Air Corps in West Malaysia discusses how the West can deal with the threat of Soviet irregular warfare.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The Presidential candidate says that President Reagan has been badly advised on the Contra scandal at every turn.

Science & Technology

‘Flat Earth Society’ Mounts Feeble Comeback

by Robert Gallagher

The American Physical Society’s study on the Strategic Defense Initiative is reviewed.

Documentation: Excerpts from the “SDIO’s Comments on the American Physical Society report on Directed Energy Technology.”

An Open Letter to the American Physical Society

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The SDIO’s Reply


Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Could Egypt follow Peru and Zambia?

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

A Bad Case of “Chicken.”

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Financial Coup in the Works?

Report from Paris

by Claude Albert

New Soviet Targets in LaRouche Lawsuits.

Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

Riots Greet Weinberger in Oslo.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Vote Losses Put Pressure on Kohl.

Report from Madrid

by Leonardo Servadio

Irangate Scandal Breaks Out Again.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Ibero-America’s “Good Boys.”


Lessons of the Gulf Attack.


Citibank Charges into the Financial Mine Field

by David Goldman

Breaking ranks with the creditors’ cartel which beat down the debtors after the 1982 Mexico crisis, Citibank’s big writeoff has begun a general process of liquidation, that will take down some $7-8 trillion of debt internationally before the dust settles.

U.S. Air Travel Reaching the Limits to Safety

by Marcia Merry

For the first time in airline history, the FAA has recommended a reduction in flights during peak summer travel periods—safety has gotten that bad. Marcia Merry reports.

Currency Rates

Domestic Credit

by David Goldman

U.S. in Receivership on July 17?


by Marcia Merry

Preliminaries to Venice Summit.

Business Briefs


CDC Admits Casual Spread of AIDS Virus

by Debra Hanania Freeman

A startling admission that health workers have become infected with the AIDS virus from skin contact with infected blood or body fluids, which must be considered casual transmission, has blown the lid off the most outrageous cover-up in medical history.

New Hampshire: AIDS Policy Fight Breaks into the Open

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

President Reagan’s letter to the New Hampshire governor appears to settle the matter in favor of premarital testing.

Was President Reagan Told about the Soviet AIDS Offer?

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.’s campaign offices released this bulletin on May 21.

A Chronology: The EIR-LaRouche Record on AIDS

by Warren J. Hamerman


Russia Launches the Sputnik of the ’80s

by Konstantin George

The launching of the Energia super-booster represents a breakthrough in the Soviet military space program, with devastating implications concerning the race to develop, test, and deploy space- based anti-ballistic missile weapons.

Perestroika Means War Mobilization

Excerpts from Gorbachov’s May 13 speech at Baikonur, and Soviet military leaders’ explanation of perestroika.

Police Strike in Peru: García Foils Bid by Bankers, Communists

by Gretchen Small

The events of May 15-19 demonstrate, in a kind of macabre street theater, just how closely the bid to bring down the García government is coordinated by these forces.

USS Stark Disaster: Soviets Bid for Control of the Gulf

by Thierry Lalevée

The attack on the frigate USS Stark by two Iraqi Mirage Flc fighter jets on May 17 was a Soviet move, and only the latest.

The ‘Zero Option’ Runs into Obstacles

by Konstantin George

India: Gandhi Targets ‘Foreign Hand’

by Susan Maitra

International Intelligence


Steel Executives Plead for Industry’s Destruction

by Nicholas F. Benton

The bankers running the industry used the Iron and Steel Institute as a forum to promote massive “downsizing” of capacity—with a resounding endorsement from the Reagan Administration.

‘Project Democracy’ Retreads Old Threats

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell

Year of the Constitution: U.S. Trampled on Sixth Amendment, Tried To Threaten LaRouche Counsel

Justice Department intimidation tactics against attorneys representing Lyndon LaRouche and his associates were a central issue in a May 18 Boston hearing.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Dem Insiders Defend Blackout of LaRouche — Brokered Democratic Convention Forecast.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda

National News