Volume 23, Number 41, October 11, 1996




Wars along the Silk Road.

Strategic Studies

U.S. Legislators: Charges against Sudan Are Unfounded

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

A delegation of four U.S. elected officials visited Sudan to investigate allegations of religious persecution, slavery, and “ethnic cleansing.” This was the first time, since the charges were levelled at Sudan, that any U.S. legislators have gone to the country to observe the situation first-hand. In discussions with people from diverse factions and walks of life, the group found no evidence to back up the accusations.

The Gezira Scheme: Sudan’s Struggle for Food Self-Sufficiency

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

No Slavery Found in Nuba Mountains

by Lawrence Freeman

While Baroness Cox’s Christian Solidarity International and Amnesty International charge Sudan with condoning slavery in this region, the American delegation found that no representative of CSI or AI had ever been there. An eyewitness report from the Nuba Mountains.


IMF Admits Global Banking Crisis Is Out of Control

by John Hoefle

IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus sounds the alarm about the danger of the collapse of the banking system. Commented Lyndon LaRouche: “It’s not something that’s going to happen, it’s something that is happening. And, what Camdessus and the IMF are expressing, is the fear that this is going to run totally out of control very soon.”

Currency Rates

The Plan To Privatize Social Security: A $10 Trillion Bankers’ Rip-Off

by Richard Freeman

“Piratizing” is more like it: The scheme will hand over up to $10 trillion from the Social Security Trust Fund to Wall Street sharks.

The History of Social Security

by Richard Freeman

Business Briefs


LaRouche: How the Future Shapes the Past and Present

From Lyndon LaRouche’s Labor Day speech to a conference of the International Caucus of Labor Committees and Schiller Institute in Reston, Virginia.

The Essential Role of ‘Time-Reversal’ in Mathematical Economics

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche lays out the theoretical basis to answer the question: “How might one represent, mathematically, a function in which an event in the future might serve as the apparent cause for an event in the present?” His conclusions are stunning at first, he writes; but “gradually, the initial shock of astonishment will give way to the consoling reassurance of Reason.”

On the Curvature of Physical Space-Time

by Susan Welsh


New Inquiry Links Drug Kingpin Bush to Palme Assassination

by Mark Burdman

Two former South African security officials have named three men as the assassins of Sweden’s Prime Minister, and all three are part of the international web of weapons, drugs, and guerrillas that characterized the “Iran-Contra” scandal. At the center of this web? George Herbert Walker Bush.

President Clinton Tries To Bring Mideast Back from the Brink

by William Jones

The President and King Hussein arranged face-to-face meetings at the White House between Netanyahu and Arafat, but the former is basking in his intransigence, to applause from Republican “peanut gallery.”

Taliban Takeover of Kabul Portends New Threats to Central Asia Region

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

Pakistan Crisis Deepens in Wake of Murtaza Bhutto Assassination

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

Colombia: Narco-President Samper Rabble-Rouses at UN

by Javier Almario

Like a donkey, braying about the problem of long ears.

International Intelligence


Bush Administration Stopped Drug Probe, Says Kerry

by Edward Spannaus

Sen. John Kerry had found nearly 10 years ago, “that federal law enforcement officials knew drugs were being sold in American to raise money for an illegal war against communism in Nicaragua.” His investigation was closed down when Bush was elected President.

Judge in LaRouche Cases Tied to Bush Drug Ring

by Anton Chaitkin

Before he was appointed to the Virginia bench, from which he sentenced LaRouche associates to prison terms as long as 77 years, Clifford Weckstein played a “fixer” role in protecting a Bolivian cocaine-trafficking apparatus.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News