Volume 17, Number 31, August 3, 1990



Mathis Bortner

by Emmanuel Grenier

A leader of the French support movement for Solidarnosc reports on his recent talks with Lech Walesa and other Polish leaders.


Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

Business Up in Arms over Bush Plan.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Re-Educating the Russians.

Andean Report

by Andrea Olivieri

Drug Legalizer Named to Cabinet.


Who Is To Blame?

Science & Technology

U.S. Electric Reliability Heads for Third World Levels

by Marsha Freeman

Rolling blackouts, rationed electricity use, dimmed streetlights, shortened work hours—these are only some of what’s in store for the post-industrial junk-heap which the United States has become over the last 20 years.

The Blackout that Crippled New York

An assessment of the impact of the 1965 New York City blackout, from a new report by the congressional Office of Technology Assessment titled “Physical Vulnerability of Electric Systems to Natural Disasters and Sabotage.”


This Time, Statistical Fakery Just Won’t Work

by Christopher White

When even the U.S. Commerce Department’s lies about the GNP start looking bad, you know that the new Great Depression is beginning to hit with hurricane force.

Poland Must Defend Her National Economic Interests

by Emmanuel Grenier

Jeffrey Sachs’s free-market “shock therapy” should be dumped along with communism. Interview with Solidarnosc-Côte d’Azur past president Mathis Bortner.

International Banks Running Credit Blockade against Colombia

by José Restrepo

Currency Rates

Menem Delivers Argentina’s Sovereignty on a Platter

by Cynthia R. Rush

His relationship with the Bush Administration won’t bail him out of problems brought on by his harsh austerity program.


by John Grauerholz, M.D.

“Mad Cow” Disease Fuels Meat Phobia.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Russia Wants Western Oil Technology.

Business Briefs


LaRouche’s Freedom Seen in Europe as Key to Future

by Hartmut Cramer

Europeans have no trouble seeing the parallel between the Bush Administration’s treatment of Lyndon LaRouche, and the Nazi regime’s crushing of the German Resistance 46 years ago, especially since LaRouche’s economic policies are wielding ever more influence on the continent.

Sovereign Germany: Core of a New, Just World Economic Order!

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Policy statement by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, chairman of the Patriots for Germany party who is running to be a member of the first post-war all-German parliament.

Make July 20, 1994 into a European Memorial Day

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

The Economic Geography of Europe’s ‘Productive Triangle’

Like a great spiral nebula, whose arms reach into Africa, Asia, and the Mideast, the proposed grid of high-speed railways will turn Europe into the world’s most productive economy.


Italy To Probe CIA Ties to Palme Murder

by Leonardo Servadio and Mark Burdman

It could lift the cover off Ollie North’s Project Democracy: Italian President Cossiga’s demand for an inquiry into whether U.S. intelligence, via the Propaganda-2 lodge, had a hand in the assassination of Olof Palme.

Documentation: The Cossiga letter; Ex-CIA agents Brenneke and Razin on Italian TV.

Bonn Official Survives Assassination Attempt

Palme Murder Used To Frame LaRouche

by Göran Haglund

ADL Attacks Poland, Catholic Church

by Joseph Brewda

Why Certain British Elites Hate Germany

by Mark Burdman

Anglican Primate Paints God ‘Green’

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Britain Courts the Butchers of Beijing

by Mary McCourt Burdman

ASEAN Hits U.S. Turnabout on Cambodia

by Linda de Hoyos

Two Koreas Move a Step Closer Despite Attempts To Stop Them

by Lydia Cherry

Dope, Inc. Tightens Grip on Pakistan

by Susan Maitra

Anglo-Americans Add Oil to Mideast Fire

by Joseph Brewda

International Intelligence


Lt. Col. Oliver North: Patriot or Pusher?

by Carol White and Herbert Quinde

North, one of the dirtiest figures on the U.S. political scene today, is trying to dupe Americans into believing that it can be patriotic to back drug pushers.

Appeals Court: U.S. Bankruptcy Action Was in ‘Bad Faith’

Not LaRouche, but the U.S. government committed fraud against LaRouche’s political supporters.

Jailed Associates of LaRouche Denied Parole

Appeals Court Grants Ascher’s Petition

Nebraska Grand Jury Protects Child Abuse

The Anti-Defamation League and the Dostoevsky Project

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Part III of a series on the ADL and the “New Age.”

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News