Volume 21, Number 9, February 25, 1994



Northern Flank

by Lotta-Stina Thronell

Åslund’s Shock Therapy Under Attack.


A Small Question of Demographics.

Economic Survey

Venezuela at the Crossroads, as Caldera Takes Office

by Jaime García and Valerie Rush

Documentation: A statement from the office of Alejandro Peña Esclusa, secretary general of the Venezuelan Labor Party.

From Riches to Rags

by Jaime García

In five years, Carlos Andrés Pérez and the IMF dismantled the Venezuelan economy. Jaime García documents the model “shock therapy” case.

War against the Banks—Or Civil War

by Alejandro Peña Esclusa

A statement by the secretary general of the Venezuelan Labor Party.


Correction to China Program

Corrections to the feature story on China in our Feb. 11 issue.


Greens’ Ban on Chlorine Will Spread Epidemics

by Rogelio A. Maduro

Greenpeace is spearheading a new hoax: the campaign in the U.S. Congress to ban the use of chlorine in the disinfection of water supplies. Based on no scientific evidence whatsoever, this policy would cause economic devastation and a health conflagration.

There’s Trouble in River City: Devil from Davenport on the Move

by Marcia Merry

The push is on for riverboat casino gambling in 18 states, but many of these enterprises are going to sink financially, along with the people who sold their souls to allow them.

Soros Bets on ‘Ex’-Communists To Help Turn Italy Over to the World Casino

by Claudio Celani

The king of the Anglo-American speculators, George Soros, has decided to put his money at the service of Achille Occhetto, the leader of the former communists. Behind the surprising alliance is the New Age Venetian financier and pornography promoter, sportswear maker Luciano Benetton.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


Physical Economy Is the Basis of Human Knowledge

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Part 1 of a series by economist Lyndon LaRouche, titled “The Science of Physical Economy as the Platonic Epistemological Basis for All Branches of Human Knowledge.” Writes LaRouche: “The only important economic policy-question confronting really intelligent thinkers is: This financial system is doomed; can we put a new, healthy economic system into place in time to prevent the political disintegration of our nations which must tend to occur in the wake of the financial avalanche about to crush the world as a whole?”


Military Influence Will Grow as Russian Crisis Builds

by Konstantin George

Only weeks after its formation, the new Russian government is starting to crumble, faced with a wave of strikes and an increasingly desperate economic situation.

Europe Is Also Being Destroyed in Bosnia-Hercegovina

by Gen. Count Hanno von Kielmansegg

An analysis by the former Chief of Staff of the NATO Army Group North.

Vatican-Israel Accord Sparks Controversy

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Documentation: From the text of the “fundamental agreement between the Holy See and the state of Israel.”

Narco-Terrorism’s War on Mexico: EZLN Terror Strategy Escalates as Coverage of EIR Exposé Grows

by Valerie Rush

EIR’s charges that the so-called Mayan insurgency in Chiapas was really orchestrated by foreign intelligence services, are getting full play in the Mexican press.

Chiapas: A First-Hand Report on the ‘War’

by Juan Manuel Martínez R. and Carlos Cota Meza

Report from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital of Chiapas state.

Who Is ‘Bishop’ Samuel Ruiz, and Why Is He Aiding Narco-Terrorism?

by Carlos Méndez and Cynthia R. Rush

French Elites Are Nervous about a Social Explosion in 1994

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


Washington Shaken Up by Briefing on Russia

by Rainer Apel

Leaders of the political opposition to the IMF’s policies in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Latvia tell an EIR-sponsored seminar: “Instead of the invisible hand, we got the invisible foot.”

Brits Escalate Media War on Mr. Clinton

by Edward Spannaus

Government Lies Paved Way for LaRouche Frame

by Edward Spannaus

Amelia Boynton’s Play ‘Through the Years’ Performed in Chicago

by Marianna Wertz

Written in 1936, the play, by this civil rights veteran, is a dramatic rendition of the birth of the African-American spiritual, told through the life of a slave. The current production was conceived and directed by Sheila Anne Jones, candidate for Governor of Illinois.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News