Volume 17, Number 44, November 16, 1990



Elias Freij

by Fiorella Operto

The Mayor of Bethlehem believes Mideast war is inevitable because the United States is not interested in peace.

Book Reviews

Dissecting Britain’s Empire ‘from Dan to Beersheba’

by Patricia Noble-Schenk

A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East, by David Fromkin.

A Voice of Reason in Defense of Science

by Patrick Ruckert

Trashing the Planet: How Science Can Help Us Deal with Acid Rain, Depletion of the Ozone, and Nuclear Waste (Among Other Things), by Dr. Dixy Lee Ray, with Lou Guzzo.

Another View of the Struggle in Selma

by Marianna Wertz

Black in Selma: The Uncommon Life of J.L. Chestnut, Jr., by J.L. Chestnut, Jr. and Julia Cass.

‘New Mind’ Newspeak: The Same Old Bottles

by Nancy Spannaus

New World, New Mind, A Brilliantly Original Guide to Changing the Way We Think About the Future, by Robert Ornstein and Paul Ehrlich.


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

State Oil Company in Jeopardy.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Jewish Immigration Barriers To Fall.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

The Railroading of General Noriega.


An End to Communism.


Bush Helps Narco-Terrorists Eliminate Military Foes

by Gretchen Small

The “Project Democracy” apparatus which controls the Bush Administration is deep into the second phase of its drive to eliminate all resistance to a free market for heroin, marijuana, and cocaine, by putting Dope, Inc. directly in power throughout Ibero-America.

Panama: Test Case for Dismantling Military

by Carlos Wesley

Argentine, Brazilian Armed Forces Axed

by Cynthia R. Rush

Bush Administration’s Drug Policy Is ‘Vietnamizing’ the Andes

by Luis Vásquez Medina

The other half of the policy of destroying other nations’ military institutions: sending in U.S. special forces and CIA mercenaries.


Discussion of Recession Is Fluff: This Is a Depression

by Christopher White

Americans are going to suffer dearly as a result of believing phony debates and fixed statistics. It’s time to wake up!

Speech by Mexican President Salinas Raises Doubts about His Sanity

by Carlos Cota Meza

Peru Imposes IMF’s Depopulation Policy

by Sara Madueño

President Fujimori is denouncing the Catholic Church’s defense of life as “medieval.”

IMF Runs Neo-Colonial War on West Africa

by Michael Gelber

C.V. Starr Returns to Shanghai

by Linda de Hoyos and Michael Billington

Kissinger’s newest scam.

Australia’s ‘Low-Input’ Agriculture Economy Is Now in Shambles

U.S. Congress Hikes EPA’s Police-State Powers

by Leo Scanlon

Currency Rates


by John Hoefle

The FDIC Is Insolvent.

Labor in Focus

by Anthony K. Wikrent

The U.S. Labor Farce.

Business Briefs


It Was Kissinger Who Destroyed the Nation of Lebanon

by Bassam El Hashem

In a series of lectures given in the United States, Bassam El Hashem, formerly a professor at the Lebanese University in Beirut and currently a spokesman for ousted Prime Minister Gen. Michel Aoun, tells why the Anglo-American-Israeli powers have been so intent on turning this thriving, multi-denominational country into a pile of smoldering rubble.

Michel Aoun: A Personal Profile

by Bassam El Hashem

Demographic Basics Shape Mideast Policy

by Bassam El Hashem

How national leaders in the Middle East act—and how they are manipulated—is profoundly influenced by differences between Sunni and Shi’ite, Alawite, Druze, and Christian. Professor El Hashem presents a guide through the rich fabric of Middle Eastern culture.

Kissinger’s Record: War and Terrorism

by Scott Thompson


The World Is Collapsing Around Britain’s Thatcher

by Mark Burdman

The only member left from the prime minister’s original team is Thatcher herself, and parts of the Establishment now view her as a hindrance to British subversion of Europe from within.

Communist China: Is the People’s Army Reliable?

by Mary McCourt Burdman

Some are talking of a political split in China’s military structure.

Kahane’s Revenge May Be a New Mideast War

by Joseph Brewda

‘Iraq Will Not Fire First; Why Can’t the U.S. Try Diplomacy?’

by Fiorella Operto

Interview with Elias Freij, mayor of Bethlehem.

New Government in Pakistan, but Stability Is Far Away

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

Rwanda Targeted for World Bank Genocide

by Michael Gelber

International Intelligence


Voters Slap Bush in Face, But Not Hard Enough

by Nancy Spannaus

By not having the courage and wisdom to cast convention aside and vote Lyndon LaRouche into Congress, Americans have voted instead for war and depression.

LaRouche on the Vote

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

FBI Coverup of Iranian Arms-for-Hostages Deals Continues

by Edward Spannaus

The case of arms dealer Cyrus Hashemi proves that the dirty deals began not in 1985 with Oliver North, but in 1979 with Jimmy Carter.

Bush and the ‘October Surprise’

by Edward Spannaus

Bush’s Gulf War Has Paper-Thin Backing

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Did the ‘October Surprise’ Really Target Ronald Reagan?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

New evidence has emerged, ten years after the Reagan team’s payoff to Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini.

Self-Proclaimed ‘Cult Expert’ Is Exposed for Sex Crimes

by Herbert Quinde

A high-profile slanderer of Lyndon LaRouche turns out to be a sex pervert.

National News