Volume 19, Number 7, February 14, 1992



Gen. Richard Lawson

by Marsha Freeman

General Lawson (ret.) is president of the National Coal Association, and was previously a four-star general of the U.S. Air Force.

Yue Wu

by Jacques Cheminade

The vice president of the Independent Union of Chinese Workers, which was created at Tiananmen Square, returned recently from a clandestine trip to the interior of China.


Brainin Trio Plays in ‘Verdi’ Tuning

by Hartmut Cramer

National Gallery Videotape Provides Fine Introduction to Perspective

by Bonnie James

Reviews the 30-minute educational film, Masters of Illusion.


Andean Report

by Manuel Hidalgo

Coca Sets Exchange Rate in Peru.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Doing the Bankers’ Bidding.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

La Quina’s Revenge.

Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas

Spooks Fear Influence of LaRouche.

China Report

by Michael Billington

The West Rehabilitates Li Peng.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

Who Needs Enemies?


Telling the Truth for Once.


Sachs Is On the Ropes for ‘Shock’ Policies

At an elite seminar of business and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland, Harvard’s economic “expert” Jeffrey Sachs found that even the other economists think he’s crazy.

Depression Racks Schools, Students

by Joyce Fredman

Japan Tests Waters for Investment in India

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

ASEAN Reaffirms Drive for Development

by Lydia Cherry

Currency Rates

Energy Tax in U.S. Would Doom Third World Development

by Marsha Freeman

The National Coal Association’s Gen. Richard Lawson (ret.) says that developing countries will suffer most from the attacks of environmental extremists.

IMF, `Free Market’ Looting Steers Czechoslovakia toward Social Explosion

by Paolo Raimondi


by Nora Hamerman and John Sigerson

German Organizes American Farmers.

Business Briefs


The Real Crimes of China’s Zhao Ziyang

by Michael O. Billington

When the Chinese people overthrew Mao and the fanatics around him, there was a chance for China to discard communist tyranny altogether. But thanks to the help of Henry Kissinger, this effort was thwarted, as Deng Xiaoping promoted Zhao Ziyang, the “reformer” who was a tool of the Anglo-American oligarchy.

Wei Jingsheng Was Right

by Linda de Hoyos

A leader of the Democracy Wall movement of 1976-78, Wei was jailed by Deng Xiaoping for demanding “The Fifth Modernization”: democracy.


U.N. Security Council Proclaims World Empire

by Joseph Brewda

A British-authored declaration was adopted, eliminating the idea of national sovereignty, under the banner of “collective security.”

Venezuelan Rebels Overthrow Bush Agenda for New World Order

by Valerie Rush

Documentation: A summary of the rebels’ program; excerpts from a speech by ex-President Rafael Caldera.

‘The Wind that Heralds the Rains Is Rising’

by Jacques Cheminade

A first-hand report on reorganizing the democracy struggle inside China.

In Memoriam: Ali Mazaheri

by Katherine Kanter

Bolivia Rebels Against ‘Bush Plan’ To Dismantle Institutions, State

by Gretchen Small

EIR’s exposé has sent the U.S. Embassy in La Paz scrambling for cover.

Documentation: Coverage of the national debate from Bolivia’s largest circulation daily.

Bush Tells Haitian People: Go to Hell

by Valerie Rush

Georgian Monarchists Want Power This Year

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


LaRouche on TV: Voters Listened to the Wrong People

by Brian Lantz

The jailed candidate’s Feb. 1 nationwide television broadcast had higher Nielsen ratings than the Democratic roundtable “debate,” and his campaign is off and running. There’s a good reason: LaRouche has a policy that makes sense, but the others don’t.

The Fat Cat Populist Backed by Big Money

by Kathleen Klenetsky

A profile of Democratic presidential contender Tom Harkin.

Does Bush Support Drug-Peacenik Friedman?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Chicago economist who inspired Bush’s free trade dogmas got a $100,000 prize from the Drug Policy Foundation—and it was not for “just saying no.”

Bush Defense Cuts Expose Rotten State of U.S. Industrial Base

by Leo Scanlon

New Evidence on ‘October Surprise’: How President Carter’s Hostage Negotiations Were Sabotaged

by Edward Spannaus

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News