Volume 22, Number 9, February 24, 1995



Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Eastern Perspectives for Maglev Rail.

Andean Report

by Javier Almario

Supranational “Justice” for Colombia.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Defense Ministry Proposal Draws Fire.


Not-So-Strange Bedfellows.


FBI Dirty Tricks Target NASA with Phony Scandals

by Marsha Freeman and Jeffrey Steinberg

The FBI’s Operation Lightning Strike is not intended to uncover criminal activity, but to entrap people into committing crimes. A prominent media role is being played by ABC News reporter Brian Ross, well known to this news service for his scurrilous role in the railroad prosecution of Lyndon LaRouche and associates.

The Case of NASA Administrator James Beggs

by Marsha Freeman

Book Reviews

Garfield, the Pythagorean Theorem, and the Fight for Universal Education

by Suzanne Klebe

The Mathematical Universe, by William Dunham.


‘Tequila Effect’: Argentina’s Financial System On the Brink

by Gerardo Terán Canal and Christopher White

Mexico’s crisis is spreading to Argentina, as even the IMF’s managing director, Michel Camdessus, is now warning that the financial crisis is not local, but “systemic.”

‘We’ve Gotten Out of Depressions Before’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

From an interview with Lyndon LaRouche.

Currency Rates

British Send Greenpeaceniks To Wage War on Japan’s Nuclear Industry

by Rogelio A. Maduro

Greenpeace is determined that the Japanese plutonium-carrying vessel Pacific Crane will have an “accident”—or else.

Russia’s Banks, Politics, and Organized Crime

by Roman Bessonov

The Disappearing German Farmer: A Candidate’s Perspective

by Georg Neudecker

A candidate for the parliament of the German state of Hesse in the Feb. 19 elections, on the ticket of the Civil Rights Movement-Solidarity.

Business Briefs


European Roots of the American System of Economics

by Nancy Spannaus

The real lineage of the American System must be traced, not to Adam Smith and John Locke, as the devotees of the Conservative Revolution maintain, but to the cameralist tradition of Bodin, Colbert, Leibniz, and their followers. An analysis by Nancy Spannaus, co-author of The Political Economy of the American Revolution.


Terrorist Apparatus Laid Bare in Mexico

by Valerie Rush

President Zedillo took resolute action against the Zapatista insurgency, but he is vulnerable to the heavy pressure he is coming under from many sides, to call off his offensive.

Mideast Peace Accords in Delicate Situation

by Adam East

Sri Lankan President Shows Determination in Pursuing Peace

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is forging ahead with her effort to end the 13-year civil war in her country, and the Tamil Tigers are threatening to assassinate her because of it.

India’s Stand on NPT: The Bluster Has Given Way to Tacit Acceptance

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

War Escalates against Rwandan Refugees

by Linda de Hoyos

EIR Warned of Rwanda Genocide in 1990

Italy’s Dini Carries Out Bankers’ Program

by Claudio Celani

Italy: From Politics to Marketing

by Leonardo Servadio

The representative democracy of the 1947 Constitution got corrupted, but today’s direct democracy is worse.

Great Britain: Will ‘Animal Rights’ Be a Mass Movement?

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


Republican Crime Bills Are Dismantling the Constitution

by Carl Osgood

When the House of Representatives votes against the wording of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, with its protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, it’s time for constituents to sit up and take notice that something really crazy is going on in Washington.

Clinton, Kohl Firm Up Special Relationship

by Edward Spannaus

Perry Confronts the Conservative Revolution

by Leo Scanlon

The Defense Secretary is forced to defend the very institution of the Presidency, along with the Administration’s defense budget.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones and Carl Osgood

National News