Volume 19, Number 16, April 17, 1992



Our April 3 issue (p. 13) misspelled the name of the Russian town where a nuclear reactor leaked on March 24. The correct name is Sosnovy Bor.


Mathis Bortner

by Katherine Notley

A member of Poland’s Solidarnosc and the leader of Solidarnosc in France’s Côte d’Azur, toured U.S. cities to demand freedom for political prisoner Lyndon LaRouche.

Jonas Birziskis

by Ortrun Cramer and Hartmut Cramer

Lithuania’s minister of transportation discusses his government’s plans to upgrade the railway system, as the backbone of the nation’s infrastructure.

Kathleen A. Behan, Esq.

by Anita Gallagher

The attorney for Roger Coleman, who has been sentenced in Virginia to be executed on May 20 for a murder he probably did not commit, reviews the case for his innocence.


Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Another “Democracy” in Decline.


A War on You.


British Involvement in JFK Assassination Covered Up

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK? by Mark Lane.

The Promise and Tragedy of Spain’s Great Art Museum

by Nora Hamerman

The Prado, by Santiago Alcolea Blanch.

Sovietologist Still In Love with Gorby

by Denise Henderson

What Went Wrong With Perestroika, by Marshall I. Goldman.

Books Received


Bush’s $24 Billion ‘Aid’ Plan for Russia Is a Fraud

by Kathy Wolfe

The program is really a $24 billion bailout to the International Monetary Fund, aimed to impose further austerity on the suffering people of the former Soviet Union.

Stock Markets Dive

Resistance Builds to IMF Shock Therapy in Russia

by Denise Henderson

Currency Rates

Congress Lacks Courage To Stop NAFTA

by Suzanne Rose

Plan for World Eco-Dictatorship Is Slowed Down, But Not Halted

by Lydia Cherry and David Cherry

The architects of the U.N. Conference on Economic Development (UNCED), scheduled to take place in Brazil in June, are complaining that negotiations with the Third World are breaking down.

Japan Rejects U.S. ‘Anti-Trust’ Outrage

by Kathy Wolfe

Nuclear Program in Japan Under Attack

Colombian Industrial Production To Plummet Under Energy Rationing

by Javier Almario


by Robert L. Baker

Trade War over Japan Beef Imports.


by John Hoefle

The S&L Bailout Goes Bust.

Business Briefs


Christian Economics Battles the IMF in East Europe

At a conference in Warsaw, Poland, international opponents of “shock therapy” met to discuss the alternative: Lyndon LaRouche’s “Productive Triangle” program, based on the Christian concept that the purpose of economic policy is to further the creative capacities of the individual, in the image of God.

Polish Leader Says Americans Must Win LaRouche’s Freedom

by Katherine Notley

An interview with Mathis Bortner.

How Communists and IMF Looted Poland

by Katherine Notley

Lithuania Could Still Lead the Way To Free Europe of IMF Usury

by Hartmut Cramer and Ortrun Cramer

A report from Vilnius.

‘Get LaRouche’ Task Force Exposed in Lithuania

by Hartmut Cramer and Ortrun Cramer

Small Lithuania Has Big Plans for Transport Net

by Ortrun Cramer and Hartmut Cramer

An interview with Jonas Birziskis.


Peru’s Fujimori Must Break with IMF To Save the Nation

by Cynthia R. Rush

In his “self-coup,” backed by the military in order to combat terrorism, the Peruvian President has shown that he is not playing completely by Washington’s rules.

U.S. Government Policy Is To Bring ‘Shining Path’ To Power in Peru

LaRouche: Don’t Believe Kissinger About Peru

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The ‘Italian Anomaly’ May Not Suit Bush

by Claudio Celani

In Wake of Elections, Germany Heads for a ‘Grand Austerity Coalition’

by Rainer Apel

German Jewish Magazine Hits Demjanjuk Frame-up

by Mark Burdman

Iraq: A Glimpse of a People Under Siege

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

‘We Lack the Medicine and Supplies To Take Care Of Our Population’

by Dr. Shouki Tuma

A statement by Iraq’s deputy health minister.

France’s Mitterrand Is Desperate To Survive

Turkey Threatens To Use Water as Weapon

by Joseph Brewda

Argentine Nationalists Remember Malvinas War, Despite Menem

by Cynthia R. Rush

International Intelligence


Ghost of Hjalmar Schacht Stalks Washington, D.C.

by Kathleen Klenetsky

From Warren Rudman of New Hampshire to H. Ross Perot, the cry has gone up: Cut the entitlement programs! But throwing the elderly, the sick, and the poor onto the scrap heap will in fact do nothing to reverse the economic crisis.

State Budget Cuts Hit Poor Hardest

by H. Graham Lowry

Only National Recovery Program Could Win Caterpillar Strike

by Susan Johnson

A Turning Point for Death Penalty in U.S.

by Anita Gallagher

‘An Innocent Man on Death Row’

by Anita Gallagher

An interview with Kathleen A. Behan, Esq.

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Clinton to Kill Another Retarded Prisoner.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News