Volume 24, Number 20, May 9, 1997


Book Reviews

Bestseller compares how Mattel and LaRouche challenged the oligarchy

by Claudio Celani

La Grande Sfida (The Great Challenge), by Benito Li Vigni.


Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

Queen rewrites Australian Constitution.


The passion to solve the crisis.


IMF, World Bank terrified of LaRouche, financial crisis

by Richard Freeman

Their very denial that their bankrupt financial system is careening out of control, is a measure of how close it is to vaporizing—and how much LaRouche’s solution is gaining international influence.

IMF makes E. Europe worse off than ever

by Konstantin George

Typical is the report from Unicef, documenting the astronomical rise in alcoholism, drug use, glue-sniffing, and prostitution among despairing, impoverished youth.

China is a potential agricultural superpower

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Contrary to the Malthusians at Worldwatch Institute, China will not only not eat up the world’s food resources, but has developed a bold plan to modernize, achieving food self-sufficiency and becoming a major food exporter.

Next food revolution with ‘super rice’ near

by Marcia Merry Baker

Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush, the original developer of the 1960s “miracle rice,” speaks out on efforts to develop varieties that will increase yields by 25%.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


Miniver Cheevy on NATO  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche analyzes what lies behind the schemes for expanding NATO being promoted by Caspar Weinberger, Henry Kissinger, et al. Take the case of Peru’s spectacular operation to save the hostages: Given that several NATO-member governments opposed this action in defense of national sovereignty, of what possible relevance is NATO to the real world of today? In the real world, how might U.S. strategic interests be rightly defined?

Rescue of the hostages in Peru: turning defeat into victory

by Manuel Hidalgo

Documentation: From the eulogies for those Peruvian patriots who died in the assault, and the letter one of them wrote, before he died “for this blessed land called Peru.”

London-backed media, NGOs behind MRTA

by Valerie Rush

The ‘Williamsburg Process’: from blunder to fiasco

by Gretchen Small


Eurasia summits promote ‘new, just economic order’

by Mary and Mark Burdman

Central to the groundbreaking summit between Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Russia’s Boris Yeltsin, was the creation of a “just and rational, political and economic world order,” which could bring down the curtain on Britain’s geopolitics.

Iranian leaders invoke heritage of the Silk Road

Kabila et al. caught in Nazi extermination campaign in Zaire

by Linda de Hoyos

Documentation: London Times reports on mass murder in eastern Zaire.

Norway’s Brundtland revives slander that ‘LaRouche killed Palme’

by Dean Andromidas

The lie that friends of LaRouche in Sweden were implicated in the 1986 assassination of Sweden’s Olof Palme, originated with the East German secret service. Why, then, is Norway’s Gro Harlem Brundtland pushing it now?

France’s Chirac calls snap elections, hoping to save Maastricht austerity

by Christine Bierre

After adopting Thatcherite policies, Chirac faces the prospect of following in the footsteps of his neo-liberal kinsman, John Major.

Sudan breakthrough: winning the peace

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Documentation: Excerpts from the Sudan Peace Agreement.

International Intelligence


Corruption in the DOJ: ‘Enough is enough!’

by Debra Hanania Freeman

The Senate Judiciary Committee perpetuated the cover-up of the corruption perpetrated by the permanent bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Justice. But the heat is being put on Congress by outraged constituents, while 18 state legislators have issued a statement titled “Enough Is Enough! Clean Out Department of Justice Corruption Now!”

Shubeilat in U.S.: Exonerate LaRouche!

by Bonnie James

A distinguished former parliamentarian and former political prisoner from Jordan, Laith Shubeilat, keynotes a forum of the FDR-PAC, calling for Lyndon LaRouche’s exoneration.

Chinese minister’s visit paves the way for U.S.China summit

by William Jones

Brits are biggest foreign influence-buyers in U.S.

by Mark Sonnenblick

So, you think the Chinese and Indonesians bought the 1996 elections? The ever Perfidious Albion was responsible for 79.4% of the political largesse of major foreign contributors to both parties.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News