Volume 25, Number 21, May 22, 1998



Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick

The fire sale of the century.


A vision for the 21st century.


Indonesia proves why the IMF is finished

by Gail Billington

Genocide trials have become a popular topic, yet no one has dared suggest that those responsible for far more than 500 million dead, victims of the IMF’s policies, including its most recent “bailouts” in Asia, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia, should be brought to account.

Documentation: Comments on the international financial crisis, including by U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and former Undersecretary of Commerce Jeffrey Garten.

Thais launch resistance movement against the IMF

by Gail Billington

A new “Free Thai” movement is taking shape, modelled on the underground resistance movement, the “Serei Thai,” against Japanese occupation during World War II.

How to reorganize the banking system

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche, Jr. responds to questions at a seminar in Rome on April 2, on the New Bretton Woods proposal.

Business Briefs


Financial crisis: the end-phase of a 30-year disease

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Jonathan Tennenbaum analyzes the origins of the present crisis, which involve the entire financial and economic history of the post-World War II period. The onset of the disease can be traced back to no later than the middle of the 1960s, when certain fundamental changes in Western economic policy were initiated, first in Britain, and then transmitted to the United States and other nations.


Clinton affirms America’s partnership with Germany

by Rainer Apel

President Bill Clinton revived his 1994 proposal that Germany and the United States work most closely together, thereby throwing a monkey wrench into the British policy for a “fortress Europe.”

Documentation: Excerpts from the speech of President Clinton at the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, plus EIR coverage of Clinton’s visit to Germany in 1994, and British exclamations of dismay at the results of that earlier visit.

India joins the nuclear club

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan B. Maitra

India is a democratic country, which soon will have the largest population in the world. Why, therefore, should it not have the sovereign right to develop all technologies it deems necessary for its economic-social development and national security?

Threat to Pope’s life increases after assassination of security chief

by Claudio Celani

Propaganda-2 head Gelli flees from house arrest

The ‘Armacost factor’ in U.S.-Japanese ties

Who will stop the impending holocaust in Burundi?

by Linda de Hoyos

Ugandan voters toss out Museveni’s enforcers

by Linda de Hoyos

Garang stands exposed as the saboteur of peace in Sudan

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Italian ‘provocateurs’ invade Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Cardoso’s government crumbles, as civil war threatens Brazil

Brazil’s Figueiredo writes to Argentina’s Seineldín

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

International Intelligence


Bipartisan demand grows for curb on DOJ abuses

by Debra Hanania-Freeman

There are 125 sponsors of the Citizens Protection Act of 1988, and that number is rising fast. The fight is now focussed on scheduling hearings, which House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his crew are resisting.

Spannaus for Congress mobilizes 30-40% of Democratic ‘outsiders’

LaRouche Democrats in Virginia’s 10th CD have demonstrated significant political clout. It is up to Democratic Party officials to work closely with them to defeat incumbent Rep. Frank Wolf, a goal of strategic importance.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News