Volume 26, Number 18, April 30, 1999



Masao Hori

Mr. Hori recently retired from the Japanese Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., and now is a researcher with Nuclear Systems Association, based in Tokyo. In the early 1990s, he headed an international committee to prepare a “Vision Document” on the second 50 years of nuclear energy. He is on the board of directors of the American Nuclear Society and of the Japanese Atomic Energy Society, whose International Committee he chairs.


Africa Report

by Linda de Hoyos

An event of “extreme gravity.”

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Colombia’s FARC gets State Dept. boost.

Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas

A voice for sanity.


by Marcia Merry Baker

Crisis meetings in U.S. farm states.


Two doctrines on the table.

Book Reviews

Israel: the ultimate ‘rogue state’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Gideon’s Spies—The Secret History of the Mossad, by Gordon Thomas.

Science & Technology

Breeder reactors are ready for development

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

There is no nuclear waste problem if we complete the nuclear fuel cycle, by reprocessing spent fuel. Nuclear energy is literally a renewable energy source.

‘International lab’ needed to build fast breeder reactors

An interview with Masao Hori.


Bankers’ looting is leading cause of childhood death

by Richard Freeman

Worldwide, each year, approximately 12 million children under the age of 5, die. More than 95% of these deaths could have been prevented.

President Chávez goes for ‘IMF revolution’ in Venezuela

by David Ramonet

Chávez is threatening to disavow the authority of both the National Congress and the Supreme Court, and thereby, of the Constitution itself.

Fujimori shifts, halts privatizations in Peru

by Luis Vásquez Medina

The pragmatic President appears to have begun to realize that the panacea of privatization is just a gambit on the part of international speculative capital.

Business Briefs


The coming scientific revolution  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Science is the essence of politics, writes LaRouche. “In the end, the fundamental issue of society, as of science, is the issue of the nature of the human individual, is the nature of that principle of cognition by which the validatable ideas of a single individual can live and reign in the universe forever after. That is the principle to govern the kind of world we must fight to build.”


LaRouche outlines ‘the way out of the crisis,’ at EIR forum

by William Engdahl

Presidential candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. delivered the keynote address at an EIR conference in Germany on April 21, on “The Way out of the Crisis: Europe, the World Financial Crisis, and the ‘New Cold War.’”

Africa’s ‘Elder,’ President Moi of Kenya, works for peace

by Linda de Hoyos

Peace is taking on an ever-greater urgency. Since the end of the Cold War, the British Commonwealth policy of producing “failed states” has resulted in Kenya’s being surrounded by a “sea of troubles.” Of Kenya’s five neighbors, with the exception of Tanzania, all are at war.

Netanyahu threatens war on Syria, Lebanon

by Dean Andromidas

International Intelligence


Clinton moves to take back his Presidency

by Debra Hanania Freeman

The President took the occasion of an April 15 address before the American Society of Newspaper Editors to reassert his control over U.S. foreign policy, following the violent 18-month assault on his Presidency and the usurpation of power by Al Gore’s Principals Committee. But, he has a long way yet to go.

Documentation: From the President’s recent speeches.

Schiller Institute’s call for Balkan Marshall Plan

Special Master named in LaRouche case vs. FBI

The tactics used by the FBI against the LaRouche movement in the United States went far beyond house arrest or secret police surveillance operations in a developing country—and the oligarchy is desperate to keep this story from coming out.

Sweeney urges ‘New Bretton Woods,’ halt to deindustrialization

by Marianna Wertz

When the head of the trade union movement in the most powerful nation in the world tells the Trilateral Commission that the world’s future “will largely be determined by the response to the current global economic catastrophe,” and that a new Bretton Woods is needed, world leaders will ignore it at their peril.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News