Volume 24, Number 38, September 19, 1997



Robert E. Stevenson

An oceanographer, Dr. Stevenson is a consultant who trains NASA astronauts in oceanography and marine meteorology.

Hugh Ellsaesser

Dr. Ellsaesser is an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

James O’Brien

Dr. O’Brien is the director of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS).

Book Reviews

Space pioneer Sergei Korolev, the Soviet Wernher von Braun

by Marsha Freeman

Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon, by James Harford.

In Memoriam

God bless you, Mother Teresa

by Nina Ogden

In a memorial to the “Saint of the Gutters,” Nina Ogden recalls Mother Teresa’s words to her: “I want you to make your country the light of justice and peace in the world and chase away the ‘structures of sin.’”


Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

New life for infrastructure?

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

No money, but lots of crazy ideas.

From New Delhi

by Ramtanu Maitra

Inderfurth makes a cautious beginning ...


There’s no “circuit breaker” for a bankrupt financial system.


European bankers ‘are getting a bit nervous’

by William Engdahl

Many of the bankers attending the Bürgenstock Annual Meeting in Switzerland (Sept. 4-6), a forum for discussion of international derivatives and financial futures, are focussing on “crisis prevention,” because a crash is at hand.

Church leader: U.S. must act to halt North Korean famine

by Syngman Rhee

Jospin’s economic policy: The road to Hell is paved with good intentions

by Christine Bierre

Academician presents idea of Eurasian Land-Bridge in Russian industry journal

by Vladimir Myasnikov

An article by Academician Vladimir Myasnikov, deputy director of the Russian Academy of Sciences Far East Institute, in the Russian-language quarterly Metally Yevrazii.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


The science behind the El Niño hype

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

Marjorie Mazel Hecht reports on what is really known, as opposed to what the scare stories would have us believe.

Old hoaxes never die, but just keep killing people

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The ocean is full of nonlinear structures

An interview with Dr. Robert E. Stevenson.

The ocean seen from space

El Niño is really a normal situation

An interview with Dr. Hugh W. Elsaesser.

Nothing to do with global warming

An interview with Dr. James O’Brien.

Congressional hearings: Science, infrastructure are needed for El Niño

by Marsha Freeman

Build infrastructure for El Niño’s ‘century floods’ and droughts

by Marcia Merry Baker

California’s floods: no ‘natural disaster’

by Marcia Merry Baker

Red River Floodway protects Winnipeg

by Marcia Merry Baker


Great Britain hit by ‘Pearl Harbor Effect’

by Mark Burdman

A dramatic phase-change has occurred, in the attitude of the usually docile British population toward the Windsors, a process that Lyndon LaRouche has likened to a “Pearl Harbor Effect.”

Diana was groping for the meaning of life

Lyndon LaRouche to teach economic method in Mexico

by Gretchen Small

Documentation: Press coverage of the fight over the Mexican government’s decision to grant Lyndon LaRouche a visa, and a statement by the MSIA, LaRouche’s co-thinkers in Mexico.

Bedoya will resist pressure for pact with Colombia’s narco-terrorists

by Valerie Rush

EIR seminar sets the record straight on Uganda’s Museveni

by Andrew Spannaus

A report on an EIR forum in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 10.

British war against Sudan threatens holocaust in East Africa

by Linda de Hoyos

Albright visits Mideast as economic crisis aids Netanyahu’s bid for war

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

International Intelligence


Soros’s fund bankrolled Weld’s 1996 campaign

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Top officials of Soros Fund Management, the New York-based speculative fund of George Soros, poured at least $50,750 into the 1996 U.S. Senate campaign of William Weld. The revelation should end Weld’s career for any public office.

As scandals hit Gore, will Clinton name LaRouche?

by Edward Spannaus

The fundraising scandals have hurt Gore’s Presidential ambitions, but the real target is President Clinton.

LaRouche Democrats score Fowler’s tactics

by Mary Jane Freeman

Former Democratic National Chairman Donald Fowler’s tactics to exclude LaRouche Democrats from the 1996 convention is challenged on constitutional grounds.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News