Volume 15, Number 10, March 4, 1988



John Demjanjuk, Jr.

by Mark Burdman

The defendant’s son indicts the U.S. Office of Special Investigations in the “Ivan the Terrible” show-trial, and the outrageous nature of the Israeli court proceedings.

Book Reviews

Why Drug Legalization Advocates Should Be Foiled

by Gretchen Small

Reviews Dealing with Drugs: Consequences of Government Control, by the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, Ronald Hamowy, ed.

Biological Warfare Crop Is Growing

by Warren J. Hamerman

Looks at Clouds of Secrecy: The Army’s Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas, by Leonard A. Cole; The Killing Winds: The Menace of Biological Warfare, by Jeanne McDermott; and No Fire, No Thunder: The Threat of Chemical Biological Weapons, by Sean Murphy, Alastair Hay, and Steven Rose.

Books Received

Crucial Soviet Military Book Now in English

by Rachel Douglas

Reviews M.V. Frunze, Military Theorist, by Col. Gen. Makhmut Akhmetovich Gareev.


Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Laguna Verde, Hostage.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Papal Endorsement of the Moratorium.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

The Encyclical vs. the “New Age.”

Andean Report

by Peter Rush

A Call for Surrender.


First To Go—Reagan or Gorbachov?


What LaRouche’s Oil Import Tariff Would Do

by Christopher White

It would prevent the 1988 fall in the oil price from pulling down whole chunks of the banking system, held up until now by inflated real estate and other paper collateralized against non-existent oil revenues.

Danish Economy, Caught in Debt Trap, a Harbinger for the U.S. Collapse

by Poul Rasmussen

The difference being that the U.S. economy has been much more poorly managed.

European Community Decides To Limit Grain Production, Despite Shortages

Currency Rates

Panama: Opposition Fronts for Free-Zone Scheme

by Gretchen Small

If Noriega goes, the country would become Robert Vesco’s dream, the Hong Kong of the Caribbean.

China Reaping Consequences of Malthusian Population Policy

by Mary McCourt

And it’s trying to face those consequences with more malthusianism.

Business Briefs


Pope Defends Rights of Man against Usury and Looting

by Carol White

The Papal Encyclical Sollictudo Rei Socialis, published on Feb. 18, 1988, is a major statement by the Pope on the rights of man in the modern period. It is meant to address a situation in which whole sections of the globe have been scheduled for destruction, by oligarchical financial institutions which put the “sanctity” of their power literally before the most basic rights of all men to feed their families and provide a future for their children, and their children’s children. An introduction by Carol White.

From the Sollicitudo Rei Socialis: Excerpts from the New Encyclical


War Economy ‘Czars’ Move Up the Soviet Ladder

by Konstantin George and Rachel Douglas

Gorbachov himself gave the marching orders for Moscow’s war economy mobilization: “Perestroika is work, work, and more work.”

Armenian Troubles Test Moscow Leaders

by Muriel Mirak

Panama Mobilizes against Invasion Threat

by Peter Rush

Drugs and Voodoo: The Gnostic International

by Valerie Rush

Venezuela, Colombia Restart Joint Anti-Drug Work; Communists Go Crazy

by Carlos Méndez and Valerie Rush

Budget Cuts Shrink West German Army

by George Gregory

U.S. Plays Cat and Mouse with Kohl

European Defense: ‘The Double Zero Challenge’

by Christine Schier

Fundamentalists Take Over Israel Riots

by Thierry Lalevée

International Intelligence


The Meese Scandal: It’s Much More than Corruption

by Joseph Brewda

A confidential memo to the attorney general from E. Robert Wallach, his lawyer and crony, reveals some startling things about the workings of the U.S. Justice Department. Is Meese an asset of the Israeli Mossad or worse?

Call for Probe of New Hampshire Fraud

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

The Pat Robertson Trojan Horse.

Congressional Closeup

by Kathleen Klenetsky

National News

Fact Sheet

Why the Senate Must Reject the INF Treaty

by Webster G. Tarpley

What your senator needs to know about the missile treaty. A detailed analysis of exactly why the treaty—even assuming it could be effectively verified—undermines the paramount strategic interests of the United States.

Is Moscow Hiding Missiles Already?