Volume 23, Number 49, December 6, 1996



Qin Zhongyi

by Jonathan Tennenbaum and Mary Burdman

The vice president of the China Yangtze Three Gorges Project Development Corporation describes this great national project.

Book Reviews

The Future According to London

by Webster G. Tarpley

The Next War, by Caspar Weinberger and Peter Schweitzer, with an introduction by Lady Margaret Thatcher.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Labor’s Battle with the “Pyromaniacs.”


An End to Virtual Reality.


Strikes in Europe Challenge Maastricht Austerity Regime

As a new strike wave spreads across Europe, some members of the policymaking elites have broken ranks and are warning of an imminent financial crash as a result of British free trade and “globalization” policies.

State Bond Schemes Are Designed for Looting Russia Even More

by Rachel Douglas

The Makarevich Report on Russia’s Banking Crisis

by Konstantin Cheremnykh and Rachel Douglas

As Russia makes the first issue of state Eurobonds on the London market, a report by Prof. Lev Makarevich, a leading expert on finance, reveals the relationship between the Federation’s reform-era finances, and the demolition of its physical economy.

Currency Rates

The Three Gorges Project Is China’s ‘National Project’

by Jonathan Tennenbaum and Mary Burdman

Interview of Qin Zhongyi, vice-president of the project’s development corporation.

What the Three Gorges Project Will Accomplish

Beijing Celebrates Legacy of Sun Yatsen

by Mary Burdman

During the celebrations of Dr. Sun’s 130th birthday, China honored his unique contribution as an economist, patriot, and forerunner of the Chinese government’s present grand design for the economic development of China and other nations.

‘Mars Direct’: The Wrong Program for the Wrong Reason

by Marsha Freeman

Scores Robert Zubrin’s “money-saving” proposal to skip crucial steps in the manned Mars mission.

Business Briefs


World Food Summit Told: Free Market Economics Is Murder

by Marcia Merry Baker

Documentation: Excerpts from the “Declaration on World Food Security” and the “Plan of Action” adopted at the Rome World Food Summit, convened Nov. 13-17 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Today’s U.S. Farm/Food Policy Opposes National Sovereignty, Food Sufficiency

by Marcia Merry Baker

Documentation: Excerpts from the U.S. position paper to the summit, titled “The U.S. Contribution to World Food Security.”

Chinese Spokesmen Reject Lester Brown’s Scenario

Miracle Rice Shows Billions Can Be Fed

by Marcia Merry Baker

Food Cartel Puts Market ‘Rights’ over Human Rights

by Marcia Merry Baker

Windsors’ Cartel Controls Food Supply

by Richard Freeman

Food in the CIS: Standing at the Abyss

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Thanks to shock therapy economics in the former Soviet republics, starvation and famine conditions are being reported.


Foreign Backers of Colombia Narco Power-Grab Exposed

by Valerie Rush and Javier Almario

The arrest of a shadowy German “private detective,” Werner Mauss, points to an international network that is responsible for promoting narco-terrorist operations designed to destroy nation-states.

Bush Consorts with Criminals, Moonies

by Katherine Notley

The former President visits Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, and Peru.

Long-Overdue Debate Held on U.S. Policy toward Sudan

by Linda de Hoyos

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace sponsored a conference that included both sides in the fight over Sudan—a most unusual event for Washington.

Security Council Delays Decision on Embargo

by Linda de Hoyos

‘As Goes Africa, So Goes Humanity’

The Schiller Institute is mobilizing to halt genocide in Africa.

Alfred Heineken Plots the Breakup of Africa

by Claudio Celani

It is no coincidence that the ethnic cleansing in Zaire is taking place in an area economically dominated by the beer king and Anglo-Dutch imperialist.

Chinese Prof. Refutes Huntington Thesis

by Mary Burdman

International Intelligence


Iran-Contra ‘Experts’ Defend Bush from Drug Charges

by Edward Spannaus

The National Security Archive, backed by a slew of establishment foundations, is mobilized to get George Bush off the hook.

Senate Hearings: Truth Gets Out about Bush’s Dope Pushers

Democratic National Committee ‘Threw’ Congressional Elections to the GOP

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A profile of four regions where the party leadership snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, or where Democrats won despite the lack of help—or outright sabotage—from the DNC: Pennsylvania, the Southern states, South Dakota, and Connecticut.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News


In our issue of Nov. 22, Lyndon LaRouche’s article “Ring Around China: Britain Seeks War” contained a typographical error on p. 55, concerning the date of the U.S. cultural paradigm shift. The text should read: “The greatest single threat to the continued existence of the human species itself, is that we have entered an age, when the formerly successful, pre-1966 agro-industrial culture, premised axiomatically on production, has been superseded by a post-Kennedy ‘New Age’ of inherently bankrupt post-industrial utopianism, a cult of consumerism-oriented ‘entertainment society.’”