Volume 23, Number 2, January 5, 1996




1996: What the New Year May Bring.


Bankers Report Hyperbolic Growth Rate of Derivatives

by John Hoefle

The latest survey by the Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland shows that combined derivatives and foreign exchange turnover, worldwide, has reached an astonishing $775 trillion a year.

Ukraine’s Opposition Has an Economic Program To Avert National Catastrophe

by Natalya Vitrenko

By a member of Ukraine’s parliament, and of its Committee on Economics.

Speculators Blow Out Chile’s Pension Fund

by Dennis Small and Cynthia R. Rush

Maastricht: British Geopolitics To Destroy the Nation-State

by William Engdahl

Policy Blunders Wipe Out Industry of Eastern Germany Almost Overnight

by Lothar Komp

Currency Rates

The Relationship between Morality and Economics in Illegal Financial Flows

by Judge Carlo Palermo

An Italian judge portrays the transnational, high-tech face of organized crime since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Business Briefs


The Economics of Social Justice for the Palestinians

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

In the complex unfolding of the Middle East peace process, the most intricate and painful problem to be solved is that of the Palestinian refugees.

Toward the Return of the Refugees of 1948

by Hon. Salih Shaawateh

The author is a member of the Jordanian Parliament.

The Oasis Plan: Man-Made Rivers and Growth Corridors To Span the Deserts

by Marcia Merry Baker

Mideast Development Efforts Fall Short of LaRouche’s Oasis Plan

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

LaRouche Program Debated in Amman, Barcelona

Arrest of Laith Shubeilat Places Jordanian Democracy in Jeopardy

by Hussein al-Nadeem

Documentation: Rima Shubeilat Appeals for Her Husband’s Release.

Who Is Laith Shubeilat?


Samuel Ruiz Is an Agent of the British Monarchy

by Gretchen Small

A new Interfaith Peace Council, founded at Windsor Castle Nov. 27-30, 1995, confirms EIR’s charge that the narco-terrorist Zapatista insurgency in Chiapas is an operation directed by the British monarchy as a test case for separatist wars.

U.S. Demands Serious Narco-Corruption Probe in Colombia

by Andrea Olivieri

Israel-Syria Peace Talks Move Ahead

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Psychiatry in Russia Today

by Gabriele Liebig

Reports on her tour of Psychiatric Clinic No. 3 in St. Petersburg.

International Intelligence


Gingrich Holds Government Hostage, as Backlash Grows

by William Jones and Susan Welsh

The showdown on Capitol Hill is stretching into the New Year, as 30 freshman congressmen blocked a continuing resolution that would have kept the government open. Around the country, organized opposition to Newt Gingrich’s fascism is growing.

RTC Report Exonerates Clintons in Whitewater

by Edward Spannaus

Senate Ruby Ridge Report Whitewashes U.S. Department of Justice

by Edward Spannaus

John Cardinal O’Connor Speaks on Health Care

by John Cardinal O’Connor

His speech to the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner last October in New York.

Drug Pushers Petition Washington To Narcotize Children with Ritalin

by Dana S. Scanlon

Black Lawmakers Call for Probe of DOJ Misconduct

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators adopted the resolution at their Annual Legislative Conference.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News