Volume 26, Number 44, November 5, 1999



Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas

Rio Tinto: the Crown jewel.


Winter comes to the Balkans, Africanization comes to Europe.


Neo-liberalism kills: the legacy of Thatcherism

by Lothar Komp and Susan Welsh

The industrialized economies in the world are all being hit by the lethal virus of neo-liberalism, which has brought us free trade, budget-balancing, globalization, and other policies that spell economic suicide.

Can we still run our nuclear and space industries?

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Japan’s nuclear accident: a case of financial sabotage

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

Neo-liberals cause rail accidents

by Rainer Apel

Audi’s top design is a functional flop

by Rüdiger Rumpf

The design of new cars is being turned over to “virtual-reality” personnel rather than engineers—and they’re unsafe.

Is dioxin scandal agriculture’s future?

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Europeans hear ominous echoes of 1929 crash

by William Engdahl

Including statements by former Dresdner Bank chief economist Dr. Kurt Richebächer, who warns that the extraordinary growth in American debt is today’s form of inflation—and it can’t last forever.

An unparalleled record: LaRouche’s economic forecasts

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

If Peru’s Fujimori is to be reelected, he needs to change his economic policy

by Luis Vásquez Medina

Robert Mundell wins Nobel Prize for supply-side quackery

by Richard Freeman

The author of supply-side economics helped destroy the U.S. physical economy, build up the world’s biggest speculative bubble, and create Federal budget deficits larger than any in the history of the United States.


by John Hoefle

The rubber-stamp bank bailout of 1999.

Business Briefs


Spotlight is on LaRouche, as global crisis deepens

by Susan Welsh

Responses to Lyndon LaRouche’s Oct. 13 Internet press conference show that from China to Poland to Africa to Nebraska, serious people are looking to him for leadership.

Documentation: Press coverage of LaRouche, personal comments, and endorsements of his Presidential campaign.


Jiang’s trips to Britain, France: a sharp contrast

by Mary Burdman

The British, intent on preventing the development of a strategic partnership between China and the United States, were playing a nasty double game. But, Jiang Zemin’s visit to France consolidated Chinese-French strategic ties.

Bloodbath in Armenia creates power vacuum

by Anno Hellenbroich

Several Armenian leaders were killed in a terrorist assault on the Parliament, including Prime Minister Vazgen Sarkisian and Speaker of the Parliament Karen Demirchian.

Rwandan puppet provokes fracas at Washington think-tank seminar

by Linda de Hoyos

Documentation: The Rally for Congolese Democracy’s record of massacres, and excerpts of testimony presented by Mwabilu L. Ngoyi, president of the Congolese International Union, before the House International Relations Africa Subcommittee.

Albright stokes fires of war against Sudan

by Linda de Hoyos

British coup d’état in European Commission

by Jacques Cheminade

Lyndon LaRouche slandered in Brazil by terrorists’ agent

by Valerie Rush

International Intelligence


The real ‘dope’ on the three Georges

by Jeffrey Steinberg

While the media are focussed on whether George W. Bush used drugs, the real story is that he, his father Sir George H.W. Bush, and financier George Soros are in bed with the drug cartels.

Documentation: Excerpts from a statement by J.H. Hatfield, author of Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President, the book which was recalled by St. Martin’s Press.

LaRouche v. Fowler: The Democratic National Committee has a choice

by Debra Hanania Freeman and Bruce Director

It is time tell the story that the Democratic Party’s Washington, D.C.-based apparatus wants to keep under wraps, writes Lyndon LaRouche’s campaign spokeswoman Debra Hanania Freeman.

Documentation: Excerpts from the court transcript on Aug. 16.

Weldon hearings seek to revive Cold War

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) featured Cambridge MI6 historian Christopher Andrew and former KGB London station chief Oleg Gordievsky, in melodramatic Cold War-style hearings on “Russian Threat Perceptions and Plans for Sabotage Against the United States.”

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News