Volume 21, Number 42, October 21, 1994



Muhammed Z. Nashashibi

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The Finance Minister of the Palestinian National Authority was interviewed by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach during the international conference of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Madrid on Oct. 5.

Paul W. Keve

by Marianna Wertz

The leading author of The History of Corrections in Virginia taught at Virginia Commonwealth University until 1993, and before that worked in every area of corrections administration, from probation and parole, to prisons and juvenile institutions.

Benjamin J. Lambert III

by Marianna Wertz

Senator Lambert, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and of the Black Caucus of the Virginia General Assembly, was active in opposing the passage of Proposal X.

Fr. Luis Beltrán Mijangos

by Marivilia Carrasco and Hugo López Ochoa

The outspoken priest of San Cristóbal de las Casas diocese who has survived 20 years of persecution by Bishop “Comandante” Samuel Ruiz.


Oligarchical Policy Is To Turn Our Youth into Human Garbage

by Rochelle Ascher

Former political prisoner Rochelle Ascher reviews Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America, by Nathan McCall.

Where McFarlane Misses the Boat

by Edward Spannaus

A second installment of the review of Special Trust by Robert C. McFarlane and Zofia Smardz.



by Suzanne Rose

Espy Ouster “Not a Coincidence.”


End the Killer Embargo.


U.S. Mobilization Stalls Biodiversity Treaty Vote

by Rogelio A. Maduro

The LaRouche political movement played a key role in mobilizing bipartisan forces against this keystone of plans to create a new world order through environmental regulations.

Derivatives Losses Are Piling Up Fast

by John Hoefle

Victims of Derivatives Losses Bring Tales of Woe to Congress

Testimony from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA); Odessa College, Odessa, Texas; Charles County, Maryland; and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming.

The Mideast Peace Plan Britain Wants To Abort

by H. Graham Lowry

The Middle East Needs Clean Nuclear Energy

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

An interview with Muhammed Z. Nashashibi.

Margaret Thatcher, George Bush Promote Voodoo Economics in Asia

by Kathy Wolfe

Thatchers Shaken by New Scandal in U.K.

by Mark Burdman

Caldera Rips ‘Green’ Hypocrisy at UN

by David Ramonet

U.S. Offers Pakistan Partnership in Energy; Won’t Rule Out Nuclear

by Saqlain Imam

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


America’s Prisons: Slave Labor for the New Age

by Marianna Wertz

With 1.3 million Americans in prisons and jails, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any “civilized” nation on Earth. Where is it all going? Take a look at the Virginia model, where parole is being ended, and an escape-proof pool is being created of young labor, working virtually without wages, in an age of shrinking budgets.

William Barr, the Bush Clique, and Their Friends at Dope, Inc.

by Anton Chaitkin

‘Private Prisons’ Is Newspeak for ‘Auschwitz’

by Marianna Wertz

‘Proposal X’ Will Fill Prisons, Not Affect Violent Crime

by Marianna Wertz

An interview with Paul W. Keve.

Virginia’s Prison Reform Means Genocide

by Marianna Wertz

An interview with State Sen. Benjamin J. Lambert III.


United Nations Goes to War for Serbia

by Katherine Kanter

On Oct. 7, in an action described by the London Times as “unprecedented,” but which has been ignored by western public opinion, UN Protection Forces troops drove about 550 Bosnian troops out of the demilitarized zone south of Sarajevo.

Order of the Solar Temple: A Multimillion-Dollar British-Run Lodge?

by Raynald Rouleau

New Evidence that Germany’s Barschel Was Murdered Comes to the Fore

China’s Nuclear Test: Empire Smiles Back

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

Colombian Military Resists Plot To Dismantle Armed Forces

by Javier Almario

Documentation: From a Sept. 29 national television broadcast by the Ibero-American Solidarity Movement in Colombia.

Future of Mexico Is At Stake in Chiapas

by Marivilia Carrasco and Hugo López Ochoa

An exclusive report from the southern state racked by “indigenous” uprisings.

Bishop Samuel Ruiz Is the ‘Comandante’

by Marivilia Carrasco and Hugo López Ochoa

An interview with Fr. Luis Beltrán Mijangos.

The Origins of the Balkan War

by Srecko Jurdana

By a Croatian journalist and military expert.

International Intelligence


British Mideast Subversion Also Aimed at Clinton

by Edward Spannaus

The renewed crisis in the Persian Gulf has little to do with Iraq as such, but comes in the context of British efforts to destabilize Saudi Arabia, and meshes with British efforts to bring down President Clinton.

LaRouche’s Design for U.S. Policy Could Still Save Russia from Disaster

On Oct. 12, 1988, Lyndon LaRouche, at a Berlin address, specified a policy for freeing Russia and the communist bloc from impending economic collapse, by cooperative “Food for Peace” agreements with the West. The timeliness and urgency of his proposals are indisputable.

American Legion Demands Museum Whitewash Hiroshima Bombing

by Carol White

Hysteria May Sink North’s Senate Bid

by Nancy Spannaus

Dope, Inc.’s Weld Up for Re-Election

by William Ferguson

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News