Volume 21, Number 39, September 30, 1994



Adel Hussein

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The secretary general of the opposition Labor Party in Egypt and publisher of the opposition newspaper As Sha’ab, Mr. Hussein gives his view of the UN’s Cairo ’94 conference.


Australia Dossier

by Michael J. Sharp

No “Bio-Physical Limit” to Population.

Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco

Weak Presidency Looms.


The Next Test for Clinton: Bosnia.


Prince Philip Targets Europe for the ‘Africa Treatment’

The World Wide Fund for Nature and other British-spawned environmentalist groups are setting up “wildlife conservation” parks, vowing to stop the infrastructure development projects that Europe desperately needs.

Italy: Exposed, Privatizers Scamper for Cover

by Paolo Raimondi

Currency Rates

Brits Fear Alternative to NAFTA in S. America

by Peter Rush

SDI Missile Defense Program No Hoax

by Charles B. Stevens

Foreign Sharks in Indian Financial Waters

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

India’s Tuberculosis Program Flounders

by Ramtanu Maitra

On the Green Front

by Rogelio A. Maduro

Scientists Refute Environmentalist Lies.

Business Briefs


New York’s Health System: Its Rise and Murderous Fall

by Richard Freeman

New York City led the nation in the fight for improved health care during the first half of this century, and especially during the postwar implementation of the Hill-Burton Act for hospital reform. Today, it’s as though the city’s hospitals have been hit by a strategic bombing raid, while urban infrastructure has deteriorated past the danger point. A speech to the Labor Day conference of the Schiller Institute and International Caucus of Labor Committees.


Uncertainty Hangs over Helmut Kohl’s Re-Election

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Analyzes what’s at stake in the Oct. 16 German parliamentary elections, in which Chancellor Kohl is seeking his fourth term in office.

The Greening of an Industrial Society

by Rainer Apel

Cairo a ‘Bad Surprise for U.S., Egypt’

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

An interview with Adel Hussein.

Pope in Zagreb on Mission of Peace

by Klaus Fimmen

British Empire Wins Quebec Elections, Releases ‘Bacillus of Secessionism’

by Raynald Rouleau

The Parti Québecois’s scenario for seceding from Canada is part and parcel of a British plan to split up not only Canada, but also the United States.

Cree Indians Claim Two-Thirds of Quebec

Karabakh War Enters the Negotiation Stage

by Haik Babookhanian

Unrest Rocks Azerbaijani Capital

Mitterrand’s Myopic Hindsight

by Jacques Cheminade

The worst thing about the discussion of Vichy raging in France is not the past, but the return of that past today.

A Trip to Two Cities: Beijing and Nanjing

by Margrett Lin

Russia’s Politicians: Are They Preparing Another ‘Anti-Fascist’ Campaign?

by Roman Bessonov

International Intelligence


Clinton Avoids Haiti Trap, But Serious Dangers Remain

by Cynthia R. Rush

Haiti has been spared a violent military invasion, but the nation is nevertheless under foreign occupation, and the British plan remains in effect: to use the Haiti crisis to usher in one-world government.

Behind Marion Barry’s Comeback, a Larger Rebellion Brews in D.C.

by Mel Klenetsky

Bush Leaguers Rally under Banner of Christian Coalition

by Scott Thompson

Kissinger Watch

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Who’s Kissinger Now?

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News


A typographical error appeared in the title of the graph (page 7) of the article in the July 29, 1994 issue, “Why U.S. Health Care Must Return to the Hill-Burton Standard.” The title should have read, “Beds per 1,000 people in the United States,” rather than “per 100,000 people.” The standard of “beds per thousand” was used in the 1946 Hill-Burton Act, and is customary to this day. Statistics on doctors, on the other hand, are customarily presented in terms of physicians per 100,000 people.