Volume 15, Number 20, May 13, 1988



Alice K. Harding

The astrophysicist and pulsar theorist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland discusses Supernova 1987A.

AIDS Update

More Children Dying of AIDS

by Mary Lalevée

Bill on AIDS Passed by Senate

by William Jones

WHO Scored on AIDS Policy in Africa

Army Data Show Teen Spread of AIDS


Africa Report

by Mary Lalevée

More Children Dying of AIDS.

Report from Rome

by Rosanna Impiccini

Drug Consumption Is Up.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

A “Regional Crisis Spot” Called Europe.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Peruvian Terrorism ... from Within.


Gorbachov’s East Bloc Crisis.

Science & Technology

Scientists Search for Supernova’s Pulsar

by David Cherry

The neutrino burst from Supernova 1987A marked the formation of a neutron star within it. But is it a pulsar? David Cherry reports on this extreme condition of matter.

SN1987A: Eventually a Small Crab Nebula

Interview with Alice K. Harding, astrophysicist and pulsar theorist.


The State and Local Revenue Collapse Shock

by Christopher White

As LaRouche had predicted, this overlooked effect of the Black Monday market meltdown is now coming to the fore.

East Bloc Collapse: Soviets Face ‘Scissors Crisis’

by Scott Thompson

The collapse of Eastern European economies that the Soviets have heretofore been successful in looting, is combined with a 1920s-style decline in hard currency earnings from raw materials sales.

In Move Against Cartel, Brazilian Military Backs Mining Nationalization

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

Brazilian patriots have struck the biggest blow for sovereignty against the international usurers, since the debt moratorium was defeated.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


The Global Water Crisis Can Be Easily Solved

by Nicholas F. Benton

Insufficient supply and management of fresh water resources threaten billions of human lives with terrible immediacy. But the water projects that could transform the situation, from North America to Africa, have been identified and designed.

What Should Be Done about India’s Stagnant Economy

by Ramtanu Maitra

Over the last year the Indian economy has remained “on hold,” handicapped by a severe drought in 1987 that ravaged an already stagnant agricultural sector. But rather than the drought temporarily halting the economy’s growth, it has exposed the glaring deficiencies of India’s physical economy. Those deficiencies center on lack of infrastructure. A case study.

Water Key to War or Peace in Mideast

by Scott Thompson

Egypt may face the choice of shutting down hydroelectric generation at the Aswan Dam or cutting off water to farming.


1988 Polish Crisis: Worse than 1980-81

by Konstantin George

Even as President Reagan praised Gorbachov’s human rights record, the Soviets ordered bloody repression of strikers in Poland.

Gorbachov Launches Millennium by Embracing Cult of ‘Third Rome’

by Luba George and Konstantin George

French Elections Wake Up Europe

by Muriel Mirak

Italian Red Death Threat Linked to U.S. Mob Channels

Panama: Labor Support Breaks U.S. Stranglehold

by Robyn Quijano

Documentation: Final and General Resolution of the labor organizations — General Noriega’s remarks to the closing session of the International Trade Union Solidarity Congress.

After the Afghan Accord, Another ‘Lebanon’ in Pakistan?

by Ramtanu Maitra

State Department-Moscow Deals Will Bring Genocide to Horn of Africa

by Mark Burdman

Iran, Saudi Arabia on Collision Course

by Thierry Lalevée

Paul Sweezy Joins the Trilateral Commission

Kim Philby: The Spy Saga Rolls On

by Allen Douglas

International Intelligence


President Reagan Drifts toward the Falls

by Webster G. Tarpley

With little time remaining before Reagan’s scheduled May 25 departure for his Moscow summit, the issue of whether the President may be non compos mentis according to the provisions of the XXV Amendment is again on the front burner.

LaRouche Scores a Victory in Mistrial in Boston

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The headlines told it all, including, “LaRouche Jury Would Have Voted Acquittal.”

LaRouche Outlines Plans to D.C. Press

by Nicholas F. Benton

‘Soviet Military Power 1988’: Frank Carlucci’s Little Fraud

by Leo F. Scanlon

A review of the Pentagon document, in which the word spetsnaz never even occurs.

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Dukakis and the “Massachusetts Miracle.”

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Inter-American Group Plugs Drug Legalization.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News