Volume 17, Number 7, February 9, 1990



Nils Castro

by Carlos Wesley

A leader of Panama’s Democratic Revolutionary Party, now in exile in Mexico, describes how the lawless U.S. invasion of Panama destroyed not only the country’s sovereignty, but its physical economy as well. Part I of two.

Book Reviews

Justice Holmes, and the Subversion of America

by Stanley Ezrol

Draws devastating conclusions from Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, by Sheldon M. Novick.

Real Thrifts Story—the Deregulation Disaster—Has Yet To Be Told

by Harley Schlanger

Texas candidate for U.S. Senate Harley Schlanger on Inside Job: The Looting of America’s Savings and Loans, by Stephen Pizzo, Mary Fricker, and Paul Muolo, and Other People’s Money: The Inside Story of the S&L Mess, by Paul Zane Pilzer with Robert Deitz.

Willie Nelson and the Dirt behind the ‘Country Image’

by Marcia Merry

Classical musician and expert on agriculture and physical geography, reviews Willie: An Autobiography, by Willie Nelson and Bud Shrake, and Country: The Music and the Musicians, by the Country Music Foundation.



by Denise Henderson

Pope: World Must Not Forget Africa.

Andean Report

by Peter Rush

Venezuelans Protest Economic Disaster.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Bush Dumping Kohl To Help Gorbachov?

Dateline Mexico

by Mark Sonnenblick

Bush Launches Military Actions.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Tremors in the Hindu Kingdom.


The Real State of the Union.


The Return of Herbert Hoover

by Christopher White

Bush is cast in the role of the Depression President, while Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan plays Russian roulette with the economy.

Currency Rates

Louisiana Considers Parity Farm Prices

by Marcia Merry

Domestic Credit

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Bush’s Budget from Fantasyland.

International Credit

by William Engdahl

The Panic of the Short-Sighted.

Soviet Economy

by Rachel Douglas

Railroads Snarled Again.


by John Hoefle

Neil Bush Decides To Fight.


by Marcia Merry

Food Shortages: A National Security Risk.


by John Grauerholz, M.D.

Are High Fiber Diets Worth the Gas?

Business Briefs


Shadow of Economic Debacle Looms over Bush Presidency

by Marcia Merry

As the United States plunges into the worst depression of this century, millions are being denied even such fundamental rights as the freedom from hunger and the right to a place to live. We present first-hand reports from the Jan. 13-15 Martin Luther King Tribunal, showing why the allegedly popular Bush is heading for a precipitous fall.

American Farmers, Back to Serfdom

by George Gentry

Oklahoma farmer and U.S. Senate candidate.

Food for the Hungry a Matter of Justice

by Paul Magno

Of Zacchaeus Community Kitchen, Washington, D.C.

Health Holocaust of the Medically Indigent

by Elsie Pilgrim

Infectious disease control specialist, Newark, New Jersey.

Intolerable Plight of America’s Homeless

by Juliet Grant

Community activist, Newark, New Jersey.


World Freedom Imperiled as Never Before: LaRouche

The world is heading toward war under the Bush Administration’s “deluded, wishful, insane trust” in Mikhail Gorbachov.

Kernel of Truth in Gorbachov Rumors

by Konstantin George

Romanian Thugs Trash Opposition Offices

by Konstantin George

Czech Leader Outlines Plan for Free Europe

by Laurent Murawiec

Germany’s ‘Democratic Revolution’ Party Holds First Free Congress

by Rosemarie Schauerhammer

An exclusive first-hand report.

U.S. Destroys Fabric of Society in Panama

by Carlos Wesley

Is Bush Danny Ortega’s Campaign Manager?

by Mark Sonnenblick

Policy Disarray in Argentine Government

by Cynthia R. Rush

Bush, Thatcher Under Fire for Lockerbie Coverup

by Thierry Lalevée

West German Social Democrats Backed East German Communists to the End

East Bloc Revolutions Threat to Appeasers

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


Bush’s State of the Union: A U.S. Strategic Retreat

by William H. Harrison

The official Democratic Party spokesman, Speaker Foley, had nothing of substance to say about the President’s substanceless speech. But Virginia congressional candidate LaRouche put forward a strong alternative.

Attempt To Break Billington in Prison

LaRouche’s associate thrown into “The Hole” in prison—for no reason.

Truth Suppressed; Phau Convicted

Another chapter in Bush’s police-state vendetta in Virginia.

Perle Shows True Colors, against SDI

by Leo F. Scanlon

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Bankers Plot against War on Drugs.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News