Volume 20, Number 47, December 3, 1993



Prof. Volodymyr Chernyak

by Karl Michael Vitt

Professor Chemyak is a department head at the Institute of Economics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.

Vyecheslav Chornovil

by Karl Michael Vitt

The founder and leader of the Rukh, the independence movement in Ukraine, Mr. Chornovil is a member of Parliament of Ukraine. He was imprisoned many times during the Soviet regime.

Book Reviews

Proof of Kennedy’s ‘No’ to Vietnam

by Linda de Hoyos

JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power, by John M. Newman.


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Workers Party Under Investigation.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Drug Legalization Scenario Launched.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Social Democrats Offer No Solutions.


Of Crime and Rage.


New York State Announces a Bold Maglev Program

Finally, somebody is planning to build an intercity magnetically levitated line in the United States—if the funding comes through. And that’s a big “if.”

Currency Rates

Beijing, Local Leaders Fight over Taxes

by Cho Wen-pin

Mexican Farmers Ask Their Congress To Investigate Secret NAFTA Accords

by Hugo López Ochoa

A report on a conference of the Permanent Forum of Rural Producers (FPPR) in Ciudad Obregón.

Documentation: FPPR leader Jaime Miranda Peláez opens the proceedings.


by Anthony K. Wikrent

Ten Trillion Dollars, and Counting.

Business Briefs


Globalization Wrecks Industry and Labor Force

by William Engdahl

Documents the devastating impact on the economies of the OECD nations of industry’s shift toward cheap-labor regions of Asia and Ibero-America. Companies say this is what they need to survive “the competition.” But the policy portends massive unemployment and social dislocation, turning what used to be the advanced industrial sector into a rust bucket.

Allais Blasts OECD’s Free Trade Fraud

by Maurice Allais

LaRouche Hits ‘Travesty’ of OECD’s Economists

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

List’s Attack on British ‘Shopkeeper’ Trade System

by Friedrich List


World Leaders Are Cool to Clinton’s Pacific Strategy

by William Jones

Behind the smiles and photo opportunities at the Seattle summit of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the real agenda was to smash resistance to the global free trade agenda.

Civil War Looms in Algeria

by Christine Bierre

Ukraine, Ignored by West, Is Under the Gun of Economic Disaster

‘Wild Liberalism Is Making Us Paupers’

by Karl Michael Vitt

An interview with Prof. Volodymyr Chernyak.

‘Destructive Forces Threaten Ukraine’

by Karl Michael Vitt

An interview with Vyecheslav Chornovil.

Cárdenas: The Aristide of Mexico?

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, who could become the new President of Mexico, upholds the International Monetary Fund’s murderous austerity conditionalities, like Haiti’s Jean-Bertrand Aristide, whom he defends. A statement by the Ibero-American Solidarity Movement of Mexico.

International Intelligence


Free-Traders Plan Phony Debate on Drug Legalization

At meetings of the International Network of Cities on Drug Policy and of the Drug Policy Foundation, the dope legalizers were on an offensive, led by free-trade guru Milton Friedman.

Sixth Circuit Court Lambasts OSI Misconduct in Demjanjuk Ruling

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Excerpts from the unusually forthright court decision. Are heads now going to roll at the Justice Department?

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News