Volume 23, Number 43, October 25, 1996



David Schildmeier

by Marianna Wertz

The Director of Public Communications for the Massachusetts Nurses Association talks about the group’s legislative initiatives to reverse the crisis in health care.

Alfredo Allende

by Gerardo Terán Canal

Dr. Allende is a national deputy representing the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a member of the Radical Civic Union party, and the secretary of the Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

How Fast Will German Labor Learn?


Insist on Development!


Central Bankers Scramble To Stop Financial Blowout

by William Engdahl

The Bank for International Settlements wants new regulations to control “cross-border banking,” while former J.P. Morgan Bank chief economist Rimmer de Vries warns that if another national banking system blows up, like Mexico’s did two years ago, “there will not be any billion-dollar rescue packages. The crisis will simply be allowed to happen.”

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Political Economy

While Monetarism Dies

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Preface to the forthcoming Chinese translation of his economics text, So, You Wish to Learn All About Economics?


‘Managed Health Care’ Is a Crime Against Humanity

by Marcia Merry Baker

It’s not a question of “abuses” of the system; the whole system is a threat to the public welfare. People are being killed in order to boost the profit margins of the managed health care companies.

‘Managed Care’ Subverts U.S. Health System, 1960s-1990s

A timeline.

Managed Care’s Scorched-Earth Medical and Hospital Policy

by Richard Freeman

Profile of a Public Health Asset-Stripper

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Profile of Columbia/HCA Corp.

The Hill-Burton Act

States Fight Back against Managed Care, Hospital Asset-Stripping

Massachusetts Nurses Are ‘Going Public’ with the Hospital Crisis

by Marianna Wertz

An interview with David Schildmeier.


Ibero-American Campaign: Time To Bury the IMF!

by Carlos Wesley and Valerie Rush

A report on the “First Continental Mobilization: There Is Life After the Death of the IMF.” The principal forum was in Mexico City, and other events took place all over South America.

Documentation: From the messages of support sent by Argentina’s Col. Mohamed Alí Seineldín, Panama’s Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, and France’s Jacques Cheminade.

Much of the Foreign Debt Is Illegitimate

by Gerardo Terán Canal

An interview with Alfredo Allende.

Pakistani Gen. Beg Adopts LaRouches’ Concept for Euro-Asian Land-Bridge

by Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.)

From a speech delivered in Beijing on “China and the Post Cold War Paradigm in Asia.” General Beg is the former Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army.

Myanmar and the Opium Trade

by Michael Billington and Gail G. Billington

Will Dope, Inc. lose control of the Golden Triangle?

Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands: Nazi Policy Is No Model for the U.S.A.

by Linda Everett

International Intelligence


Weld Nailed for Coverup of Bush-Contra Drug Ties

by Anton Chaitkin

Exposed by Sen. John Kerry for his role in blocking an investigation of drug-running by the Contras, Massachusetts Gov. William Weld strikes out against the “conspiracy theories” of Lyndon LaRouche.

Brits Say GOP Will Win the Congress

by Mark Burdman

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Lord William Rees-Mogg, principal operatives in the slander campaign against President Clinton, are putting out the line that the “fix” is in for a Republican victory in the Congressional election.

Maria Elena Milton: ‘It’s Not Negative Campaigning, It’s Telling the Truth!’

by Katherine Notley

“Maria is eating sharks for dinner tonight,” was the comment of one supporter, after her debate with incumbent John Shadegg, the chairman of Newt Gingrich’s GOPAC and a leading light of the Conservative Revolution.

National News


In EIR of Oct. 11, p. 60, Zupair Mohamed Sailih was misidentified; he is Sudan’s first Vice-President. The Vice-President is traditionally a Christian, and the current Vice-President is George Kangor.