Volume 23, Number 47, November 22, 1996



Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Where’s the Government?


Africa Is the Soul of the United States.


How Dutch Artists Were Trained Is a Lesson for Education Today

by Ana María Mendoza

Jan Steen: The Drawing Lesson, by John Walsh.

Leonardo, Rembrandt exhibits in New York

Strategic Studies

Ring around China: Britain Seeks War

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Examines the strategic reality behind the Diaoyu Islands conflict between Japan and China. Conclusion: It is long overdue to give a political spanking to former President George Bush’s cronies.


Falling Dollar May Pop the Speculators’ Bubble

by William Engdahl

To understand why financial market insiders are ringing the alarm bells, you have to go back to 1990, and certain actions by the Bush Treasury Department.

Currency Rates

The Sharks Are Circling around America’s Private Pension Funds

by John Hoefle

The list of the top 50 companies that underfund their pension plans reveals a clear pattern of looting by corporate raiders such as Victor Posner, Carl Lindner, Carl Icahn, and Frank Lorenzo—better named “Rothschild’s Monsters.”

U.S. and China Strengthen Scientific, Economic Ties

by William Jones and Marsha Freeman

Dr. Song Jian, China’s minister in charge of the State Science and Technology Commission, attends the Sino-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology meeting in Washington.

Business Briefs


Will the U.S. Supreme Court Allow Nuremberg Crimes?

by Linda Everett and Nancy Spannaus

An analysis of the two cases involving the so-called right to physician-assisted suicide, which are coming before the Supreme Court early in 1997.

Schiller Institute Files ‘Amicus’ Brief

The full text of the “friend of the court” brief filed in the case of State of Washington v. Glucksberg, Halperin, Preston, and Shalit. It is a virtual certainty, that, of all the amicus briefs filed in this case, the Schiller Institute’s is the only one that will define the issue at stake in its full dimensions: the issue of crimes against humanity.


Will Clinton End Anglo-French Genocide in Eastern Africa?

by Linda de Hoyos

Unless the United States busts up the recolonization plans of London and Paris, the result will be a human catastrophe.

Documentation: From a statement by the Rally for the Return of the Refugees and Democracy to Rwanda.

France’s Cheminade Assaulted by Goon

Shubeilat Release Marks Jordanian Policy Turn

The former parliamentarian and political prisoner is a staunch opponent of the International Monetary Fund’s austerity policies, and a friend of the LaRouche movement.

Queen’s Rep in Quebec Resigns over Nazi Past

by Raynald Rouleau

Argentine Army Chief Visits London, Bows Down to the British Empire

by Gretchen Small and Valerie Rush

Documentation: From an interview with Col. Mohamed Alí Seineldín, in the Buenos Aires daily La Nación.

Venezuelans Protest Cisneros-Playboy Porn

by Alejandro Peña Esclusa

International Intelligence


LaRouche: ‘Civility’ Won’t Save the United States

by Susan Welsh

A report on the first of a series of forums organized by the FDR-PAC in Washington, D.C., which was addressed by Lyndon LaRouche and leading health-care professionals, on the theme, “Managed Health Care Is a Crime Against Humanity.”

Election Results Show Voters Rejected Gingrich’s ‘Contract on Americans’

by Suzanne Rose

Had it not been for the sabotage of Democratic National Committee Chairman Donald Fowler, the Democrats would likely have regained control over Congress.

Los Angeles Crack Cocaine Case Expands Beyond ‘CIA’ Charge

by Edward Spannaus

National News