Volume 25, Number 41, October 16, 1998



C. Michael Foale

Dr. Foale was the fifth NASA astronaut to live on the Mir station, and he conducted experiments on growing plants in space. He is Assistant Director (Technical) at the NASA Johnson Space Center.


Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick

Harbingers of a New Dark Age.


Clinton must bring in LaRouche.

Science & Technology

Research on Mir advances growing plants in space

by Marsha Freeman

An international program to grow plants in microgravity has produced important, and sometimes surprising results.

First seed-to-seed plants grown in space

An interview with Dr. C. Michael Foale.


People first!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche’s guidelines for reorganization of the global financial system. “The present financial system is doomed to disappear, very soon,” he writes. “The continued existence of the U.S.A., as of other nations, depends absolutely upon the alacrity with which the government responds with certain required, immediate measures of emergency action.”

Time to tell the truth  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“So far, the President has refused to tell the truth about the U.S. economy,” says Lyndon LaRouche. If the nation is to survive, that must stop.

‘Bailouts’ won’t work: The whole financial system is disintegrating

by John Hoefle

Why then do they do it? The present financial system exists by cannibalizing the nations and peoples of the world, and were it to stop doing so, the system itself would immediately collapse.

Providing Russia’s ‘daily bread’ is now an international emergency

by Marcia Merry Baker

The “free-market” reforms have razed Russia’s agriculture, and devalued its currency to the point it cannot import food: Muscovites now spend nearly all their wages just to eat.

Leaders fail to act to stem financial crash

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A report on meetings on the financial crisis in Washington, including the G-22.

Documentation: Excerpts from President Clinton’s speech to the IMF.

U.S. in rapid decline, yet Rubin talks up IMF

by Marcia Merry Baker

Soros loses his cool over speculation, drugs

by Jeffrey Steinberg

After his tête-à-tête with EIR.

Greenspan backs hedge funds; Congress gags

by Marcia Merry Baker

Lull in Venezuela’s foreign exchange crisis: the calm before the storm

by David Ramonet

A currency board would finish off Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Business Briefs


The human rights issues in the Virginia LaRouche cases

by Barbara Boyd

The Virginia cases against Lyndon LaRouche’s associates—serving between 33 and 77 years as political prisoners—represent the crudest side of what former Attorney General Ramsey Clark referred to as the most “complex and pervasive utilization of law enforcement, prosecution, media and non-governmental agencies focussed on destroying an enemy” in his experience.


Will NATO strike? The price of appeasement in Kosova

by Umberto Pascali

London is talking up NATO air strikes against butcher Milosevic, provoking a harsh reaction from an economically distraught Russia. The intent is to paralyze U.S. authority internationally.

City of London unleashes ‘Netanyahu wars’ from Balkans to Central Asia

by Joseph Brewda

Britain is seeking to turn the entire area into a foreign policy minefield, paralyzing especially U.S. ability to secure peace and development in these regions.

Italian government falls over budget

by Claudio Celani

How long will Tony Blair last?

by Mark Burdman

Blair, like the Depression government of Ramsay MacDonald, is rapidly becoming Her Majesty’s Expendable.

Dramatic revelations in Princess Diana case

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Did British intelligence down Swissair Flight 111?

by Dean Andromidas

A former MI6 agent, who has been airing a lot of the agency’s dirty laundry, was booked on that flight—which he missed.

Australia’s elections: Elites conspire vs. economic nationalists

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

International Intelligence


House Republicans commit treason in impeachment vote

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Never has the world needed the leadership of the United States and its President more than now. Never mind—the House GOP voted in unprincipled lock-step to press ahead with a coup d’e´tat.

Why was George Bush never impeached?

by Edward Spannaus

During his 12 years in the White House, Bush’s offenses went to the heart of what the Framers of the Constitution meant by “high crimes and misdemeanors”—that is, offenses against the state and the constitutional order.

Cover-up continues in Martin Luther King case

by Edward Spannaus

New initiatives could help expose the very-much-alive Justice Department effort to keep the truth from coming out.

National News

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood