Volume 16, Number 41, October 13, 1989



Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

A “Marshall Plan” in Reverse.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Fixing for a Fight with the IMF?


by Kathleen Klenetsky

AMA Ties Rock to Satanism and Drugs.


Overdue: LaRouche’s “Berlin Proposal.”

Science & Technology

Galileo Spacecraft Heads for Jupiter

by Marsha Freeman

On Oct. 12 Galileo will be launched by a Shuttle orbiter, beginning its trip to the Solar System’s largest planet and its complex system of moons. Marsha Freeman discusses what scientists hope to discover once the craft reaches its destination in 1995, when it will become the first man-made spacecraft ever to go into orbit around another planet besides Earth.


Bundesbank Sends an Interest Rate Message

by Christopher White

No mere “technical adjustment,” the decision to raise the West German prime rate by a full 1% was Europe’s way of questioning the sanity of the present U.S. leadership.

Solidarnosc Warns IMF Austerity Can Cause Civil War in Poland

by Luba George

Poland’s Private Farmers: The Backbone of the Polish Economy

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Currency Rates

One Billion People Sick and Underfed

by Marcia Merry

For Disaster Aid, Don’t Ask FEMA

by Marcia Merry

U.S. Firms Have ‘Third World’ Debt


by Stephen Parsons

Real Estate Collapse Hits Banks Hard.


by William Engdahl

Europe Beefs Up Its Railways.


by John Grauerholz, M.D.

Yet Another Epidemic?


by Robert L. Baker

What Ground Water Pollution?

Business Briefs


Is Today’s Justice Department Unconstitutional?

by Edward Spannaus and Mary Jane Freeman

The great expansion of the Federal government’s police powers is entirely contrary to the intentions of the Founding Fathers. It has opened the gates for political baronies both within and outside the government to use the U.S. Department of Justice apparatus as a means of eliminating political enemies, and has caused more crime than it has stopped. Edward Spannaus and Mary Jane Freeman trace the history of this unnecessary institution.

Budget Cutters of the 1860s Created Justice Department

Justice Is Not Its Aim: RICO Creates a Police State

by Leo F. Scanlon

The framers of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute, adopted in 1970, never intended it to be used primarily against racketeers.


East Germans Vote with Feet against U.S.-Soviet Deal

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Rainer Apel

Thousands made it out before the expected crackdown came, but there is a growing mood of insurrection among the 17 million who remain sealed up in that great prison camp called East Germany.

Beijing-East Berlin Axis Tightens Grip

by Mary McCourt Burdman

Gorbachov Bans Strikes, Warns that Kremlin Is ‘Losing Control’

by Konstantin George

Colombian Supreme Court Backs Extradition, Despite Mafia Threats

by José Restrepo

Who’s Behind the ‘Cali Cartel’ Ploy?

by José Restrepo

Ernesto Samper Pizano: Front Man for the Colombian Dope Traffickers

Bush Administration Takes Orders on Cambodia from Beijing

by Linda de Hoyos

United Nations Imposes Bloodbath on Southern Africa

by Jeffrey Steinberg

‘Retirees—Freedom for LaRouche’ Slate of 230 on Ballot in Rome

by Thoula Frangos, Claudio Rossi, and Giorgio Prinzi

International Intelligence


U.S. Plot Fails against Noriega in Panama

by Carlos Wesley

Bush backed it, Moscow approved of it, but Panamanian Defense Forces chief Gen. Manuel Noriega still managed to foil an Oct. 3 attempt to hand over the country to the drug mafia and the CIA-controlled “opposition.”

Ramsey Clark Argues LaRouche’s Appeal

by Warren J. Hamerman

The former U.S. Attorney General termed LaRouche’s railroad trial “the heart of travesty.”

Protests Continue To Bombard Bush over Attempt on LaRouche’s Life

CIA Director Webster Targets U.S. Allies

by William Webster

LaRouche-Inspired Candidate Movement Determined To Solve Crisis

by Patricia Salisbury

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Terror Hangs over D.C. Drug Trial.

Congressional Closeup

by Donald Baier

National News