Volume 20, Number 48, December 10, 1993



Vitali Urazhtsev

A member of the now-abolished Supreme Soviet, Mr. Urazhtsev headed the first independent trade union of Russian military servicemen, Shield. He is now in hiding, having been accused of “organizing mass disorders” because of his actions in defense of the Constitution suspended by Yeltsin.

Mwezi Twala

A former African National Congress commissar, Mr. Twala is now the chairman of the Returned Exiles Coordinating Committee, comprising many former ANC members who were put through ANC torture and detention camps. He is also the regional organizer for the Vaal Triangle region for the Inkatha Freedom Party.

Tienie Groenewald

Major General Groenewald is the former head of the Department of Military Intelligence of the South African Defense Forces, and a leader of the Freedom Alliance comprised of the Inkatha Freedom Party, the Conservative Party, several of the black homelands, and other smaller parties.

Science & Technology

How Willy Ley Rallied the U.S. To Explore Space

by Marsha Freeman

The German-American space pioneer pursued every avenue to make the science, technology, and the future of space exploration available to American citizens. From Marsha Freeman’s just-released book.


From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Industrialists Fear Dumping.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Debt Accord a Bad Deal.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Second German Republic at Twilight.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

The Military Is in the Crosshairs.


The Clash of Civilizations.

Book Reviews

Jimmy Goldsmith’s Little ‘Trap’

by Jacques Cheminade

Le Piège, by Jimmy Goldsmith.

Advocating Genocide and Enjoying Every Minute of It

by Mark Burdman

The Real World Order: Zones of Peace, Zones of Turmoil, by Max Singer and Aaron Wildavsky.


China’s Economic ‘Boom’ Is Built on Hongkong Frenzy

by Michael Billington

With Beijing locked in an internal battle between those most directly profiting from speculation, and others trying to prevent the country from blowing apart, the political realities may reassert themselves on the Hongkong market at any moment.

Slave Labor in China

by Michael Billington

Currency Rates

Swine Fever as a Market Strategy

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Free Trade Has Been a Disaster for Australian Agriculture

by Andrew Bailey

Australian political organizer Andrew Bailey, formerly a farmer, addresses agricultural producers in Mexico.


by Lydia Cherry

Rice’s “Special Situation.”

Business Briefs


Grim Russian Winter Dwarfs Yeltsin’s Election Charade

by Konstantin George

The already crippled economy can hardly take a further blow from the General Winter, as strikes and protests grow. The response of the nomenklatura is a domestic military-based dictatorship, plus the old Russian imperial push for territorial expansion.

‘Russia Is Sitting on a Powderkeg!’

Part 1 of an interview with Vitali Urazhtsev.

Could the Elections Be Free and Fair?

by Konstantin Cheremnykh

An in-depth analysis of the current Russian factional lineup, by a journalist from St. Petersburg.


Germany Needs an Industrial Policy

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

The national chairman of the Civil Rights Movement-Solidarity announces her availability as a candidate for Federal Chancellor in Germany’s 1994 elections.

Italian Vote Polarized by Free-Trade Insanity

by Claudio Celani

Terrorist Scenario for Venezuela Is Exposed on Election Eve

by Cynthia R. Rush

The Ibero-American Solidarity Movement has badly damaged the plan of the Radical Cause party, backed by the U.S. State Department and Fidel Castro, to grab power either by the ballot or by insurrection. The situation leading up to election day is very hot, as rumors fly of a military coup.

Civil War Looms in South Africa, Despite the New Constitution

by David Hammer

South African ‘Solution’ Is a U.S.-Made Sham

An interview with Mwezi Twala.

If ANC Wins 60%, No One Will Invest Here

An interview with Maj. Gen. Tienie Groenewald.

Guatemalan Cult Figure Menchú Draws Applause in India

by Ramtanu Maitra

Bosnia Crisis Will Kill Religion

by Dr. Hans Koechler

International Intelligence


Systemic World Crisis Is Forcing New Thinking

by H. Graham Lowry

A section of the U.S. establishment is looking toward the American System of political economy, with glimmerings of recognition that LaRouche was right.

High Court Ruling Shows FEC Wronged LaRouche

Media Got One Thing Right—LaRouche Has Been Granted Parole

‘LaRouche Was Right’ Candidates Tell Voters

National News