Volume 17, Number 16, April 13, 1990



Mathis Bortner

by Emmanuel Grenier

A leader of the French wing of the Polish Solidarnosc movement, just back from Warsaw, warns that the “shock therapy” adopted by the Polish government will mean that many Poles will die needlessly.

Science & Technology

‘Brilliant Pebbles’ Are Not That Smart

by Charles B. Stevens and Carol White

In an effort to salvage something from the Bush Administration’s dismantling of the Reagan-LaRouche directed-energy weapons Strategic Defense Initiative, some military specialists are clinging to “Brilliant Pebbles” kinetic weapons as a cheap alternative. The problem is, it won’t work and Charles Stevens and Carol White explain precisely why.

Appendix: The Missile Intercept Problem


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Trains Are Gaining Speed, At Last.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

Noriega Trial a Political Bombshell.

Dateline Mexico

by Isaías Amezcua

PAN Party Self-Destructs.


Invest in America.


Flood of U.S. Insolvencies Drowns Out G-7 Meeting

by Anthony K. Wikrent

The world financial system is proceeding, as Lyndon LaRouche predicted, from “controlled disintegration” to just plain collapse.

Is U.S. Committing Financial Hara-Kiri?

by William Engdahl

Soviets Deny Plan To Abolish Polish Model

by Mark Burdman

Currency Rates

How the U.S. Lost Its Lead in Steel Production

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Clash Builds between Brazil and Bankers

by Peter Rush

The City of Houston: A Terminal Case of ‘Free Enterprise’

by Carol Hugunin

U.S., Mexico Push for ‘Free-Trade’ Pact

by Peter Rush


by John Hoefle

Bush’s Thrift Plan Floundering.


by Marcia Merry

New U.S.-U.S.S.R. Grain Treaty.

Business Briefs


Abraham Lincoln’s Enemies Must Still Be Defeated

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The idea that Czar Mikhail Gorbachov in any way resembles the great republican Abraham Lincoln, a line now being pushed by American Gorbymaniacs on the occasion of Lincoln’s birthday, is “obscene beyond belief,” according to U.S. statesman and political prisoner Lyndon LaRouche.

The ‘Gorbachov Is Lincoln’ Fraud

by Mark Burdman

Discoveries and Inventions

by Abraham Lincoln

Full text of Lincoln’s “favorite stump speech” on man’s progressive command over nature.

If the South Had Won the War, We’d All Be Slaves

by Allen Salisbury

Comment by American historian Allen Salisbury.

American Civil War: Republic vs. Empire

by Anton Chaitkin

Author of Treason of America: From Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman.


Ukrainians Back Lithuanian Independence, Ready Their Own

by Luba George

They’re calling for an economic federation of all liberated Eastern European and Baltic nations.

Bush Gives Gorby Free Rein in Lithuania

by William Jones

The Volodin Plan To Save Imperial Russia

by Konstantin George

Honecker Out, Zhivkov Out, Ceausescu Out ... Now Thatcher?

by Mark Burdman

The Superpower Drive To Curb the Mideast ‘Missile Race’

Group of Rio Shames Panama’s Endara

by Robyn Quijano

Colombian Government Opens Talks with Drug Traffickers, with U.S. Blessing

by José Restrepo

U.S. Wants Government Coalition in Argentina

by Cynthia R. Rush

Cambodia: Decision in the Battlefield

by Linda de Hoyos

Soviet Secession Law Right Out of Orwell

East German Security Police Remain Intact

Labour To Hold Line Till Crash in Australia

by John Koehler

International Intelligence


The Clean Air Act: On the Road to Perdition

by Carol White

It will throw almost one million out of work, cost billions, and will create more pollution than it purports to stop.

Will the Democrats Lose Their Historic Opportunity?

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Bush Attacked for Not Backing Lithuania

OSI Set Precedent for Lithuanian Betrayal

by Joseph Brewda

The Karl Linnas case revisited.

Bankruptcy Brief Rips ‘Get LaRouche’ Plot

ADL and Pamyat Make Strange Bedfellows

by Scott Thompson

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News