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Volume 26, Number 20, May 14, 1999

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Dr. Riak Machar  

Dr. Machar is president of the Coordinating Council of the South of Sudan and vice-president of the Sudan National Congress. He was the leader of the South Sudan Independence Movement, which signed the peace accord with the Sudan government in 1997.

Dr. Lam Akol  

Dr. Akol is Sudan’s Minister of Transportation.

David Grossman  

Mr. Grossman is an Army psychologist (ret.) and author of “Why Are Kids Shooting Their Classmates?” published in the magazine Christianity Today.

Johnathon Powell  

Mr. Powell has known Al Gore for more than a decade. He is now British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Chief of Staff.

Robin Renwick  

Lord Renwick is a former British Ambassador to the United States, and is now with Fleming Bank in London.


How the Balkan war could have been prevented  

by Elke Fimmen

The mass deportation of ethnic minorities, the bombing and destruction of lives and economic infrastructure—all this could have been prevented, had policy proposals presented by Lyndon LaRouche and the Schiller Institute been acted upon at the opening of this decade. The Schiller Institute presents its record.

Documentation: From a 1997 presentation by Lyndon LaRouche on the roots of the Balkans war.


Australia Dossier  

by Allen Douglas

Unions are being decimated.

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

The strains of war, and of depression.


Even wilder lies about China.

Strategic Studies

Winning the war for peace in Sudan  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Sudan and Eritrea have signed an agreement to end hostilities. That, and meetings with the opposition, mark an important step forward in the process of national reconciliation, and a potentially fatal setback to the British-backed war against the government.

The friends of John Garang  

Prospects, obstacles to peace in Sudan  

An interview with Dr. Riak Machar.

Sudan’s struggle for peace and development  

An interview with Dr. Lam Akol.

Washington war dog takes diplomatic tack  

by Linda de Hoyos

John Prendergast outlined his policy for a U.S. diplomatic offensive against Sudan.


The economics ‘I.Q.’ test  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A Special Feature by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. “If anyone tells you that a rising Dow-Jones stock-market index proves that the U.S. economy is growing, your reply ought to be: ‘Oh, you mean that the cancer is growing. Tell me, Doctor: How is the patient doing?,’” LaRouche writes, in this piece designed to help the sane citizen determine whether an economy is actually growing, or not.

‘Greenspan vectors’ worse than disease  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Clinton administration opens debate on hedge fund controls  

by William Engdahl

U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin presented the report of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. He’s says he’s ready for more radical measures if these don’t work—and they won’t.

Italians promote Balkan reconstruction  

by Claudio Celani

Central Banker ‘Chico’ Lopes falls in Brazil; will others follow?  

by Lorenzo Carrasco and Gretchen Small

Argentine agriculture is going up in flames  

by Gerardo Terán Canal and Gonzalo Huertas

Business Briefs  


A step back from the precipice of total war  

by Rainer Apel

President Clinton’s May 6 visit to Bonn and the simultaneous conference of the G-8 foreign ministers, gives reason for hope that the threatening catastrophe can be averted.

Peace through development for the Balkans  

A declaration being circulated for signatures internationally by the Schiller Institute.

The Pinochet Case: British Lords launch assault on nation-state  

by Cynthia R. Rush

International Intelligence  


Helga Zepp-LaRouche keynotes EIR Washington seminar  

by Bonnie James

At a seminar entitled “After the NATO Summit, What Next? The Post-Balkan War Perspective,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche said that at this moment, we are offered the chance to create a new, just world economic order out of the horror unleashed by NATO’s air war.

Unnatural born killers: video brainwashing and Littleton  

by Anton Chaitkin and Jeffrey Steinberg

The methods employed by military trainers to help soldiers overcome their inhibitions to killing fellow human beings are the common fare of children’s video games.

Video games teach children to kill  

An interview with David Grossman.

Only LaRouche is advancing ideas in the U.S. Presidential campaign  

by Nancy Spannaus

The currency of the coming election is going to be ideas, for dealing with the most devastating financial and strategic crisis in history. By this standard, Lyndon LaRouche is the only qualified candidate.

The Anglophile Vice President, Al Gore, Jr.  

by Scott Thompson

Interviews with Johnathon Powell and Robin Renwick.

House votes against war on Yugoslavia  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

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