Volume 24, Number 25, June 13, 1997



Dr.William B. Innes

A physical chemist and consultant in such environmental fields as stratospheric ozone, acid rain, and incineration efficiency, takes the new EPA air pollution standards to task.

Carl Wood

The spokesman for the Utility Workers of America says Wall Street is licking its chops at the prospect of deregulating and privatizing electrical, gas, and water services.


British agent promotes break-up of the United States

by Mark Burdman

The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800, by Conor Cruise O’Brien.

‘Core curriculum’ for schools, but what kind?

by Susan Welsh

The Schools We Need And Why We Don’t Have Them, by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Political Economy

The ‘New Zealand Model’: How free markets destroy a nation

by Marcia Merry Baker

The neo-liberal cannibals at the Mont Pelerin Society took a country the size of Colorado (of comparable physical beauty), with its combined industry and intense agriculture, and turned it into a nightmare of poverty, unemployment, and import-dependence. In short, the perfect British Empire colony.

‘Reforms’ wreck New Zealand, 1984-97

A chronology.

Mont Pelerin Society: satanism and genocide

by Allen Douglas

A profile of the disciples of The Road to Serfdom.

The decline of New Zealand’s physical economy

An analysis of the graphics assembled by the Citizens Electoral Council, whose statistics don’t lie.


Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas and Michael J. Sharp

Cartels push “land rights” scam.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

A closer look into the Zaire genocide.


Now, as then.


Euro-bankers scramble to save monetary union

by William Engdahl

Political upheavals in France and Germany against this European form of IMF conditionalities will either lead to Maastricht being scrapped, or to a “Camembert version”—soft and stinky.

IMF goes for ‘second generation’ looting of devastated Argentina

by Gerardo Terán and Gonzalo Huertas

In seven years as President, the “reforms” imposed by Carlos Menem turned a $60 billion foreign debt into $160 billion, all under International Monetary Fund tutelage.

Currency Rates

Proposed air pollution standards will do nothing to save lives

by Colin Lowry

Business Briefs


Your time is running out  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

We are heading for a new round of panic in the financial markets, forecasts Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Whether this is “The Big One,” or not, the financial Titanic is sinking. LaRouche chronicles his authority in forecasting the bankruptcy of the international monetary system, urging that governments adopt his policies for drastic action, lest the sinking ship take us down with it.

A Timeline: LaRouche’s warnings on financial crisis, 1991-97


French electorate demands change: Will Jospin deliver?

by Christine Bierre

The overwhelming vote for the left coalition of Lionel Jospin was not a vote of confidence, but a warning: If he doesn’t keep his promise to create jobs, he will end up, at best, as France’s Tony Blair, at worst, a stalking horse for fascist Jean Marie Le Pen.

China proposes ‘just world order’ to Africa

by Mary Burdman

Prime Minister Li Peng toured Zambia, Mozambique, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

A look at the expansion of NATO from a Polish perspective

by Jozef Pawelec

A guest commentary by Col. Jozef Pawelec (ret.).

Tony Blair adopts Pilate as role model

by Mark Burdman

Will the new Labour prime minister crucify Britons for the free market, or just wash his hands while Her Majesty does it?

Venezuela declares war on cults

by David Ramonet

George Bush’s friends in both the Moonies and the Gnostic churches are in trouble.

International Intelligence


McVeigh is convicted, but the truth remains buried

by Jeffrey Steinberg

At the Oklahoma City bombing trial, the evidence was suppressed which would have shown that Timothy McVeigh (and Terry Nichols, whose trial will occur later this year) could not possibly have acted alone, as the prosecution contends they did. In the rush for revenge, the search for truth was thrown out the window—and U.S. national security remains in jeopardy.

Unions to hold ‘power outrage’ conference to fight deregulation

by Marianna Wertz

Four AFL-CIO unions are holding a conference inWashington, D.C. to mobilize opposition to the deregulation of the utility industry.

National News