Volume 26, Number 1, January 1, 1999



Jozef Fraczek

Mr. Fraczek is a member of the Senate of Poland, and chairman of the Senate Agricultural Committee, from the Solidarity Electoral Action party.

Malcolm Ross

Dr. Ross is a research mineralogist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He has worked with Dr. Brooke Mossman and others who have been instrumental in disproving the myth that “one fiber of asbestos can kill.”


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

The euro will crash like Icarus.

Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas

What Eurasian Land-Bridge?


A plot to make Al Gore president?

Book Reviews

Does ‘PBS’ mean, ‘Praise for the British System’?

by Denise Henderson

Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery, by Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, and the WGBH Series Research Team.

Science & Technology

Asbestos: The real danger is irrationality

by Elisabeth Pascali

The campaign to ban asbestos is based on anti-scientific hysteria. Research shows that small airborne amounts of this highly beneficial mineral are not dangerous at all.

Asbestos is not guilty!

by Paul and Natalie Lysenko

By Dr. Paul and Natalie Lysenko.

Bringing sense to the asbestos issue

An interview with Malcolm Ross.


Oil collapse signals next phase of global depression

by William Engdahl

Compared to 1990, the muted response in the rise in the price of oil to today’s bombing of Iraq, underscores the collapse in the physical economy. If OPEC nations begin to liquidate their holdings in G-7 markets, the “low inflation” oil price is set to trigger a new round of global financial meltdown.

The free market will not revive Polish agriculture

An interview with Jozef Fraczek.

Pope issues appeal on World Day of Peace

LaRouche: Governments must act to avert catastrophe

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A message from Lyndon LaRouche to a conference of the Slovakian branch of the international Catholic organization Justitia et Pax (Justice and Peace), in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Business Briefs


1998 was the year that globalization finally died

by John Hoefle

Bankers think that the only hope they have of surviving, is a global bankers’ dictatorship. But even were all the world’s nations to surrender to the demands of the bankers, the bankers and their system is still doomed. What is killing them, is their belief that money, especially their money, is primary, and that all else must be sacrificed to protect monetary assets.

Greenspan sets off hyperinflationary time bomb

by Richard Freeman

The objective financial problems, as daunting as they are, are not as determining in the situation as the subjective problem: Greenspan’s disordered state of mind. He has embarked on a recklessness course of hyperinflation, to “save the system.”

Don’t regulate derivatives market, but eliminate it!

by John Hoefle

Testimony to the House Agriculture Committee on over-the-counter financial derivatives, by EIR banking columnist John Hoefle.


Butler faked Iraq report, as Gore, Blair pushed war

by Nancy Spannaus

President Clinton’s decision to launch air strikes against Iraq is an act of political suicide, launched under the tutelage of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and British asset, Vice President Al Gore.

China, India, and Russia must cooperate to ensure stability

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan B. Maitra

There are many opportunities to further cooperation on the Eurasian Land-Bridge, as Russian President Yevgeni Primakov is about visit to India.

Russia’s Glazyev briefs Indian press

Jiang Zemin speech run in Siberian newspaper

There is no ‘third way’ for Venezuela’s President-elect Chávez

by David Ramonet

Korean peninsula faces war without a New Bretton Woods system

A group of GOP Congressmen are seeking to eliminate the 1994 agreement between the United States and North Korea, setting up a dangerous new strategic flashpoint.

Mexican press plays up Zepp-LaRouche visit

1998 in Review: Interventions by LaRouche and associates, to change the course of world history

International Intelligence


Thousands ‘raise hell’ to save Presidency, appoint LaRouche

by Marianna Wertz

Mass-based political actions to stop the destruction of the Presidency and the ongoing coup on behalf of Vice President Al Gore, crescendoed following a call by Lyndon LaRouche, who said, invoking the words of French Gen. Charles de Gaulle during a great moment of crisis for his nation, “Help me! Help me to save the honor and future of these United States!”

It didn’t start with Monica: the five-year campaign to bring down President Clinton

by Edward Spannaus

Hyde’s secret life of corruption and coverup

A few of the skeletons in the closet of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, he man who is overseeing the assault against President Clinton.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News