Volume 23, Number 3, January 12, 1996



Charles Quincy Troupe

by Marianna Wertz

A member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Troupe was appointed by President Clinton to the Presidential Council on HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).


Mandela’s ‘Long Walk,’ from Prison to the Presidency of South Africa

by Donald Phau

Review of A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

‘Companion of Joy, Balm for Sorrow’: The Paintings of Johannes Vermeer

by Nora Hamerman

A review of Johannes Vermeer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and its exhibition catalogue.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

At the End of Their Economic Wisdom.


“Arbeit macht frei.”


Rising Commodities Prices Confound the Financial Gurus

by Marcia Merry Baker

Don’t look for the cause of higher prices for precious metals and hydrocarbons in mere seasonal or local processes, Marcia Merry Baker warns.

‘Safe Drinking Water’ Law Features Unsafe Anti-Chlorine Measure

by David Cherry and Marcia Merry Baker

Why the legislation before Congress threatens a public health disaster.

Currency Rates

IMF Policy Spreads Flu across Russia

by Denise Henderson

Russia is becoming a nation unable to reproduce itself, physically.

Business Briefs


Newt Gingrich Looks into the Future

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Today’s House of Windsor/Club of the Isles apparatus is steering the “New Age Conservatives” to tear down the American republic.

‘Anticipatory Democracy’: Britain’s Tavistock Institute Brainwashed Newt

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Gingrich Patron Promotes Genghis Khan

by Joseph Brewda

Gingrich and Carter Are Still Bonding

Royal Dutch Shell Game

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Tavistock Roots of the ‘Aquarian Conspiracy’

by L. Wolfe

Tavistock’s ‘Anticipatory Democracy’ in Action: Newtzi’s GOPAC

by Suzanne Rose and Mark Sonnenblick

A review of the GOPAC documents reveals not simply a sleazy political action committee bending and breaking the law—but something even worse.

Du Pont Formed GOPAC in the Service of London

by Anton Chaitkin


Gulf Widens between French Elites and Striking Workers

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Strikers were not able to force Prime Minister Juppé to withdraw his social security “reform,” and so the fight over the Maastricht Treaty and neo-liberal economic policies is still on.

Israel: Safra and Friends Are Under Pressure

by Dean Andromidas

Kidnap Plot on Peru Congress Foiled, Global Narco-Terror Net Exposed

by Luis Vásquez Medina

Implications of the capture of a terrorist cell of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement in Lima.

International Intelligence


Gingrich Foments Insurrection against the U.S. Constitution

by Edward Spannaus

An appraisal of the constitutional issues at work in the budget showdown.

LaRouche Presidential Campaign Will Exert Decisive Influence

by Nancy Spannaus

Fight against AIDS Is a Public Health Priority

by Marianna Wertz

Interview with Charles Quincy Troupe, member of the Missouri House of Representatives.

Recommendations on HIV-AIDS

by Rep. Charles Quincy Troupe

Clinton’s War on Drugs Wins Victories, Despite Congressional Sabotage

by Joyce Fredman

A retrospective look at 1995.

National News


In our Jan. 5 issue, “Ukraine’s Opposition Has an Economic Program to Avert National Catastrophe,” p. 6, the official minimum wage in Ukraine has remained, for two years now, at 30¢ per month, not per hour.