Volume 24, Number 24, June 6, 1997



Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Méndez

Will Cárdenas be the Kabila of Mexico?

Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas

Green light for pedophiles.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Labor needs new ideas, new leaders.


Japan crisis, or global blowout?

Strategic Studies

CFR signals new British tactic toward Iran, Iraq

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Foreign Affairs, journal of the New York Council on Foreign Relations, has served up a series of articles on “Changing Course in the Persian Gulf,” acknowledging that the Kissingerian dual containment strategy has failed, and frantically seeking a “kinder, gentler” method of stopping economic development in this crucial region. Muriel Mirak Weissbach reports.

Documentation: A chronology of Iran’s diplomatic initiatives.


Thailand fights back vs. hedge fund speculators

by Michael O. Billington

After the second round of speculative attacks on Thailand’s currency, Bangkok shocked the City of London by its uncharacteristic show of nationalist backbone.

Asian financial earthquake sends tremors around the world

by William Engdahl

As Alan Greenspan’s secret Tokyo stop shows, the people trying to “manage” the financial bubble risk blowing it out, no matter what they do.

Currency Rates

Upgrade India’s machine tool industry to build the Eurasian Land-Bridge

by Susan B. Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

An in-depth look into the promise of this newly reviving sector of the Indian economy.

Business Briefs


Who will answer for East Zaire holocaust?

by Linda de Hoyos

Laurent Kabila, inaugurated President of the Republic of Congo on May 29, has given himself total authority over the government. It will require confrontation with the fact that Kabila’s master is London, to bring to account those responsible for the mass murder in eastern Zaire.

Genocide in Africa: Some of the truth comes out

A selection from the international press coverage of the atrocities being committed by Kabila’s forces.

The Hannibal Principle: Superior strategy can defeat the British

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche explained to the Walluf, Germany conference on Africa’s Great Lakes region, how it is possible to defeat an apparently overwhelming enemy force.


Russian military is latest target of IMF austerity

by Rachel Douglas

The financial oligarchy’s justification for dismantling Third World militaries is that the Cold War is over. Now, the same principle is being applied to Russia itself.

Iran: Voters want change, within continuity

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Colombia hands over territory to the FARC, without firing a shot

by Javier Almario

Documentation: Excerpts from an interview granted by Colombian Army Commander Gen. Manuel José Bonett Locarno to El Tiempo.

The Perafán Case: Extradition back on the agenda of continental War on Drugs

by Valerie Rush

Venezuela’s decision to extradite the Cali Cartel drug lord to the United States is a major blow on behalf of hemispheric security.

International Intelligence


Bush, ‘Lords of Loudoun’ caught pushing genocide

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Not only have new revelations come to light tying George Bush to the Contras’ drugs-for-guns operations, but the evidence tracks to the oligarchical families of Virginia’s Hunt Country, who are up to their elbows in the African genocide.

New evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation

by Edward Spannaus

‘Lords of Loudoun’ assist British genocide in Africa

by L. Wolfe

The ‘Lords of Loudoun’ revisited

by L. Wolfe

Clinton undertakes to revamp NATO

by William Jones

The President recalled the promise of the Marshall Plan 50 years ago, on his European trip, where he also witnessed the signing of the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News