Volume 18, Number 31, August 16, 1991



Robert Bench

The former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency and a member of the Bank for International Settlements’ Cooke Committee, now with the Price Waterhouse accounting firm, maintains that power must now be ceded to the central banks.

Cecilia Soto González

by Hugo López Ochoa

A candidate from the Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution (PARM) for federal deputy discusses her experience working “under cover” at the Tetakawi maquiladora.

Valdemaras Katkus and Juozas Tumelis

Lithuania’s deputy foreign minister and the president of the independence movement Sajudis discuss the superpower deal to sacrifice their country, and what Lithuanian patriots intend to do about it.

Book Reviews

Reviving the Lost Science of Well-Tempered Tuning

by John Sigerson

Tuning: Containing the Perfection of Eighteenth-Century Temperament, the Lost Art of Nineteenth-Century Temperament, and the Science of Equal Temperament, Complete with Instructions for Aural and Electronic Tuning, by Owen H. Jorgenson.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Germans Look to Ukraine’s Potential.


by John Hoefle

Is Citicorp the Next Merger Candidate?

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

NAFTA Opponents Persecuted.

Australia Dossier

by Lydia Cherry

Hollinger take over bid in Melbourne.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

New Outbreak of Judicial Terrorism.


British Policy Leads to War.

Strategic Studies

Beyond Marx and Smith: The ‘Productive Triangle’

by Gabriele Liebig

Lyndon LaRouche’s plan for a Paris-Berlin-Vienna triangle of high-technology development is now on the agenda. But will governments respond in time? A speech by Gabriele Liebig at an EIR seminar in Copenhagen.


BCCI Scandal a ‘Coup’ for the Basel Bankers

The Bank for International Settlements is making a global power grab, bragging that their move to force the $20 billion bankruptcy of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International has not even caused a “ripple” in the world monetary system. Or so they think.

‘Financial AIDS’ Hits Japan, Hashimoto

by Kathy Wolfe

U.S. State Budgets Unraveling Already

by H. Graham Lowry

Cholera in the U.S. ‘A Matter of Time’

by Valerie Rush

Environmentalists Declare World War on Malaysia

by Rogelio A. Maduro

China’s Floods Show Human Cost of Lack of Infrastructure, Insane Economics

by Michael Billington

Currency Rates

African Nations Form Economic Community

by Dana S. Scanlon

Twenty Years of Decapitalization Sinks World Shipping Capacity

by Anthony K. Wikrent

The first of a two-part analysis of the sorry state of the maritime trade.

Mexicans Do Not Want ‘Free Trade’

by Peter Rush

A pre-election report from a northern state.

Frankfurt Emerges as German Dope Capital

by Volcker Hassmann

Business Briefs


Cold Fusion Is a Revolution in Science

by Carol White

Reports on the Second Annual Cold Fusion Conference in Como, Italy. Contrary to the propaganda of the anti-science mob, cold fusion is a reality. Indeed, its discovery is the most important scientific event of the latter half of this century.


Soviets Threaten Europe with War over Yugoslavia

by Nora Hamerman

The tough demarche from Moscow is aimed at Germany; the spreading war in Yugoslavia is aimed at the heart of Europe.

Landsbergis Rips Both Superpowers over New Massacre in Lithuania

by Hartmut Cramer

‘We Need Direct Economic Ties to the European Community’

by Hartmut Cramer

An interview with Valdemaras Katkus and Juozas Tumelis.

Shaul Eisenberg at U.S.-Soviet Summit

by Mark Burdman

Foreign Powers behind Gandhi Assassination?

by Ramtanu Maitra

South Africa: ANC Reaps Benefits of Funding Scandals

by Linda de Hoyos

‘New Order’ To Leave Argentina Defenseless

by Cynthia R. Rush

Documentation: From court testimony by Col. Mohamed Alí Seineldín.

International Intelligence


The ‘Bushgate’ Clock Is Ticking Louder

by Jeffrey Steinberg

There is little chance that the scandals building in Washington will die down by the time the President returns from his Kennebunkport vacation. From BCCI to Iran-Contra to the Bush family financial wheeling and dealing, there’s trouble ahead.

Anglo-Americans Meet at Bohemian Grove

by Brian Lantz

The freemasons and kooks are at it again, at their “Encampment” in the California Redwoods.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News


The new commercial food irradiation plant, Vindicator of Florida, scheduled to open in mid-August, is the most modern in the world and one of the largest—but not as large as noted in our July 26 article. It will be able to handle 500 to 600 million pounds of produce per year—not tons.