Volume 19, Number 31, August 7, 1992



Mahmoud Dhiyab al-Ahmed

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Iraq’s minister for housing and reconstruction reports on the progress his nation has made in rebuilding, despite the U.N. embargo.


A Self-Portrait of China’s Maoism: Murder of the Mind

by Mary McCourt Burdman

The Communist Party of China and Marxism 1921-1985, A Self- Portrait, by Laszlo Ladany.

How the Renaissance Appreciated Wealth

by Nora Hamerman

The Italian Renaissance Interior 1400-1600, by Peter Thornton.


Andean Report

by Cynthia R. Rush

Fujimori Takes a Step Back.

Report from Rio

by Geraldo Luis Zaraiva Lino

Collor’s Ship Is Sinking.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

The Madrid Summit Ship of Fools.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Clash with London over the Balkans.


What Is Wrong with the United States.


The Austerity Agenda behind the 1992 Election Campaign

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Both Democrats and Republicans have adopted a single war-cry: Cut the budget for “entitlements”—especially those affecting people least able to fight back, like Medicare recipients.

Refugee Population Swells to 20 Million, Famine Threat Grows

by Joyce Fredman

Currency Rates

ASEAN Nations Demand Debt Relief, but Bush Prefers Drugs and War

by Michael Billington


by Marcia Merry

U.S. Corn Could Break Hunger Crisis.

Business Briefs


When the U.N. Talks about ‘Peace,’ Get Ready for War

by Joseph Brewda

U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, on orders of the British prime minister, has drafted a reorganization plan for the United Nations, called “An Agenda for Peace.” What it amounts to, is a streamlined capability for one world government, with regional wars around the globe to keep “the colonials” in line. An analysis by Joseph Brewda.

Boutros-Ghali’s Blueprint for U.N. World Dictatorship

British Hand behind U.N. Reorganization

Security Council: ‘Might Makes Right’

Who’s Who at the U.N. Secretariat


U.S. and Britain Condone Genocide by Serbians

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The success of the recent Serbian offensive into northern Bosnia was made possible by the pressure brought to bear on Croatia to stay out of the Bosnian war. The result: mass murder on the scale of Nazi Germany.

‘High Noon’ Charade in Baghdad Was Aimed against Iraq’s Rebirth

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Reports from Baghdad on the real story behind the shenanigans in front of the Iraqi Agriculture Ministry.

The New Phase for Iraq Is To Construct New Buildings

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

An interview with Mahmoud Dhiyab al-Ahmed.

Colombian President Gaviria Frees Cocaine Cartel Godfather

by José Restrepo

López Michelsen Pumps Drug Legalization Once Again

by Carlos Méndez

The chief “respectable” defender of Colombia’s drug traffickers now raises his banner on behalf of the “Black Legend.”

France in Turmoil, May Vote Down Maastricht

by Christine Bierre

Riots Shake Britain as Depression Deepens

by Volcker Hassmann

U.S. Targets Thailand’s Military To Dismantle National Sovereignty

by Michael Billington

International Intelligence


Bush May Find That His Halcion Days Are Numbered

by Christopher White

Rumors are flying of the President’s pending resignation, and there is a threat building behind the scenes in case he doesn’t do it voluntarily: new scandals involving Iraq and the Iran-Contra affair.

Demjanjuk Frameup Broke All the Rules

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Anti-Defamation League Pushes Racial Confrontations in U.S.

A report from the World Jewish Congress meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

D.C.: Gloves Come Off Against ADL Thugs

Old Agenda Presented for New World Order

by William Jones

Neo-Confederates Love ‘Southern Strategy’

by Edward Spannaus

Bankrupt Policies Leave California Flat Broke

by H. Graham Lowry

Court Rules Killing a Legal Medical Practice

by Linda Everett

Virginia’s ‘Hunt Country’ Elite: Oligarchs Who Ruined the Economy

by Larry Wolfe

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News