Volume 26, Number 49, December 10, 1999



Gen. Andrei Nikolayev

Part II of a dialogue with former Russian Border Troops commander Gen. Andrei Nikolayev. General Nikolayev leads “The Union of People’s Power and Labor,” one of 28 electoral blocs running in the Dec. 19 Russian State Duma elections.


Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick

Setback for free trade in New Zealand.


Will December be the month from Hell?

Science & Technology

Science, pesticides, and environmentalist politics

by J. Gordon Edwards

From Silent Spring to the ban on DDT, environmentalist scare stories about pesticides are flagrant hoaxes. A speech by entomologist Dr. J. Gordon Edwards at Dartmouth College on April 11, 1999.


Robert McNamara in Vietnam: still fighting Britain’s Cold War

by Michael O. Billington

Michael Billington reviews Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy, by Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham.


Anti-free market anger killed the WTO summit

by Jeffrey Steinberg, Marcia Merry Baker, and Harley Schlanger

It was clear in Seattle that globalization is on the way out, as developing nations reject the looting of their raw materials and the enslavement of their workers, as western Europe rejects pressures to end farm price-support programs, and as Americans react against the loss of productive jobs and the decline in real purchasing power.

Anglophiles encounter resistance in Germany

by Rainer Apel

Falling euro reveals bankrupt policy

by William Engdahl

Colombia verges on widespread starvation

by Javier Almario

Stimulus packages won’t save Japan

EIR publishes book by Russia’s Glazyev

EIR will publish the English edition of Genocide: Russia and the New World Order, by Russian economist Dr. Sergei Glazyev.

It’s time to dump GDP as a measure of the economy

by Richard Freeman

On Oct. 28, the U.S. Department of Commerce made a comprehensive historical revision of Gross Domestic Product, creating, out of thin air, an additional $248.9 billion for 1998. A look at the fakery of GDP, and at a true metric of an economy.

Business Briefs


Russia draws the line against strategic insanity

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Russia finds itself in a turbulent “boundary layer” where, in the words of one Russian observer, “sudden and unexpected developments are to be expected.” The entire political geometry of Russia has already radically changed from what it was a mere three or four months ago, as patriotic layers prepare to defend against oligarchical attacks.

Manic Blair reveals Britain’s real agenda

by Mary Burdman

The new form of the British Empire is just as EIR has documented, and the Prime Minister is trying to keep himself in office to exercise that power.

Brazilian nationalists tell British oligarchy: Enough is enough!

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

The Brazilian Armed Forces and leading Senators are naming the names of those plotting to take over the Amazon.

EIR unmasks oligarchs’ operations in Roraima

by Nilder Costa

Documentation: EIR testimony before the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on Land in Boa Vista, Roraima, the state’s capital; a report on a briefing by the then-head of the Amazon Military Command, Gen. Luis Gonzaga Lessa; and statements by Senators Bernardo Cabral and Gilberto Mestrinho.

‘Donors’ abandon Sierra Leone to the international drug cartel

by Linda de Hoyos

Mafias profit from a ‘children’s war’

by Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence


LaRouche to black legislators: Here’s how to solve the crisis

LaRouche’s speech to the leading constituency group of African-Americans in the United States was a breakthrough for his Presidential campaign.

The man who should be President

by Theo Mitchell

The remarks of former South Carolina legislator Theo Mitchell, who introduced LaRouche to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL).

LaRouche: Bring people back into politics

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The speech of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Officials demand DNC repudiate racist policy

Stop racist attempt to overturn Voting Rights Act

The text of an open letter from over 100 civil rights leaders, state legislators, and others, which is being run as an advertisement in African-American and Hispanic newspapers around the United States.

African leaders endorse LaRouche for President

by Uwe Friesecke

Statements by the Rally for the Return of Refugees and Democracy in Rwanda, and by Melchior Ndadaye’s Legion of Honor from Burundi.

Reports point to U.S. human rights violations

by Marianna Wertz

A review of “International Perspectives on the Death Penalty,” by theWashington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Information Center, and “United States of America, Rights for All: Betraying the Young,” by Amnesty International.

President Clinton says he defended U.S. Constitution against Starr

by Edward Spannaus

National News