Volume 24, Number 13, March 21, 1997


Book Reviews

Aiming at victory in Ireland

by Paul Gallagher

Michael Collins, by Tim Pat Coogan.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Irregular warfare strikes, again.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

MST in the footsteps of the Zapatistas.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Méndez

Anti-IMF candidate challenges “the system.”


by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A turning-point in history.

Physical Economy

Wrong policies are to blame for damage from Flood of ’97

by Richard Freeman

Plans to upgrade levee systems and build new reservoirs to cope with alternating drought and heavy rains on the West Coast, would have prevented the damage that killed at least 26, damaged 2-3,000 homes, and left 25-50,000 head of livestock dead over a five-state area.

EIR fuels infrastructure vulnerability debate

George Chaffey enabled the Imperial Valley to bloom

by Richard Freeman


Thailand financial collapse may spark broader crisis

by Michael O. Billington

The bankruptcy of this paragon of the “globalized” economy may burst the international speculative bubble.

Currency Rates

Venezuelan workers rebel against IMF

by David Ramonet

“The country must defend its sovereignty,” the head of the country’s labor federation told 2,000 angry farmers, “and that is why we must defend agriculture.”

Business Briefs


London in a phase-twitch  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The warning by a growing number of individuals of a meltdown of the global financial system “reflects a radical phase-shift in both the international financial situation, and also the political situation,” Lyndon LaRouche writes. Someone is using the London Sunday Telegraph “to signal that a very big blow-out has either occurred, and will soon he reported, or that something sudden and enormous is expected to blow very soon.”

London prepares for derivatives horror

by John Hoefle

The Sunday Telegraph pegged the world value of derivatives at $55 trillion, but that is a dramatic understatement of the actual size of the international exposure.

Documentation: Sunday Telegraph sleepless over derivatives nightmare.

LaRouche’s Ninth Forecast


London lights East Africa powder keg against Clinton

by Linda de Hoyos

Baroness Chalker’s Ugandan marcherlord Museveni has accelerated his invasions against Britain’s targets for destruction: Sudan and Zaire.

Documentation: Sanctions would cripple health care, food relief. Excerpts from the report by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the president of the Security Council on the humanitarian effects of an air embargo against the government-owned Sudan Airways.

Clinton’s enemies plot U.S.-Mexico showdown

by Valerie Rush

Great Britain’s colonial guns turn against Indonesia

by Michael O. Billington

The same dramatis personae that brought us the genocide/raw materials grab in Africa, are behind using the battering ram of “human rights in East Timor” against Indonesia.

Lord Mountbatten and the return to empire

Is a new MK-Ultra drug plague afoot?

by Scott Thompson

There is a growing push to perform experiments on humans, using dangerous hallucinogens, under the guise of “medical” research.

Why hasn’t the U.S. decertified Britain?

EIR lays waste Soros’s ‘drug reform’ big lie

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Cracks appear in Palme assassination coverup

by Dean Andromidas

International Intelligence


DOJ misconduct fuels demand for hearings

by Debra Hanania Freeman

Since late February, there have been a series of shocking revelations of a clear pattern of gross misconduct by the FBI and the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. A clean-out of this corruption is long overdue.

Noriega exposes Bush as cocaine kingpin on national television

by Jeffrey Steinberg

America’s only prisoner of war details his personal experiences with George Bush, providing new, corroborating evidence of Bush’s drug-running career while he was U.S. vice president.

Richard Mellon Scaife: Who is he, really?

by Edward Spannaus

The first part of a profile of the money-bags of Wall Street’s private intelligence networks.

Texas welfare plan pits Bush vs. Clinton

by Marianna Wertz

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News