Volume 24, Number 17, April 18, 1997



Dr. Steven D. Howe

A researcher at the Los Alamos Lab, Dr. Howe refutes the trendy, but deadly, “Mars Direct” program of Bob Zubrin.

Lady Lynda Chalker

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords discusses her role in keeping the United States on the “special relationship” leash.


Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

Parliament overturns euthanasia law.


A new feudalism, or a new Bretton Woods.

Science & Technology

To Mars with nuclear power, not ‘comic book physics’

In this interview, Dr. Steven Howe of Los Alamos National Laboratory details why the idea that one can have a “cost-effective” Mars mission using chemical rockets is both costly and ineffective. The only solution is to revive the nuclear propulsion systems, such as the NERVA design, which could lift the extra weight needed to shield astronauts from radiation, and get to Mars in one year, as opposed to Bob Zubrin’s silly “Mars Direct” proposal.


The ‘Baby Boomers’ sink the life-boat

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche responds to a London Sunday Times article which says that America’s “Baby Boomers” will probably set off the biggest financial crash in world history. “For once,” he writes, “the London Times is, at worst, partly right.”

Documentation: Excerpts from “Is the Party Over?” in the Sunday Times of April 6.

U.S. stock market in hyperinstability

by Richard Freeman

Between January 1992 and April Fool’s Day 1997, some 80 million American Baby Boomers poured $802 billion into the market through mutual fund equity funds.

M&As’ success equals economic catastrophe

by Marcia Merry Baker

Business Briefs

Urgent Appeal to President Clinton to Convoke a New Bretton Woods Conference

A selection of the hundreds of signers of this call, launched in February by Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Ukrainian member of parliament Natalya Vitrenko.


Who will act to stop British genocide in Africa?

Over April 4-5, Helga Zepp-LaRouche gave two strategic briefings in New York on the urgency of convening a New Bretton Woods Conference, to rebuild the world economy by constructing the Eurasian Land-Bridge, and on the moral imperative to halt the African holocaust.

New Bretton Woods, Land-Bridge, must replace bankrupt IMF system

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s April 5 address at New York’s Riverside Church.

U.S. must break off support for Museveni

by Godfrey Binaisa

From the speech of former Uganda President Godfrey Binaisa.

Which way for Africa: freedom or slavery?

by Linda de Hoyos

Linda dc Hoyos contrasts Martin Luther King’s morality, based on the principle that all humanity stands equal as created in the image of God, against Ugandan warlord Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking to enslave eastern and central Africa on behalf of his British masters.


The nation of France: a ship foundering in high seas

by Christine Bierre

Outside of the associates of Lyndon LaRouche, France’s elites are clinging stubbornly to the very policies that are destroying its economic and social fabric at home, and its influence in affairs overseas.

International intervention, aid program needed to stabilize Albania

by Konstantin George

Great Lakes crisis: a view from Belgium

by Dean Andromidas

This former colonial power in Africa has been left impotent to put forward any independent initiative to stop the genocide in the Great Lakes region of Zaire, Rwanda, and Burundi.

All Sudanese choose peace, except Garang

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

On April 21, a peace treaty is to be signed between the government and rebel forces. But, you won’t hear about it on CNN.

Cargill, Inc. targets Australian wheat supply

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

On the future of U.S.British relations and the political crisis in Africa

An interview with Lady Lynda Chalker.

Political power play threatens to derail India’s Deve Gowda government

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

International Intelligence


Is the Republican Party headed for a crack-up?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The most jacobin among the Conservative Revolutionaries and the Religious Right are out for Newt Gingrich’s head, while “institutional Republicans” continue making alliances with likeminded Democrats.

Wall St. Underground spreads new poison

by Charles Tuttle and Jeffrey Steinberg

A profile of the “investment newsletter” of Nick Guarino, who scribbles his Get Clinton diatribes from somewhere offshore, where he is evading federal authorities.

National News