Volume 26, Number 50, December 17, 1999



Hartwig de Haen

Assistant Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Economic and Social Department.

Natalia Vitrenko and

Volodymyr Marchenko Leaders of Ukraine’s Progressive Socialist Party.



The strategic assessment.


Congress takes up LaRouche challenge vs. drug bankers

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The international drug trade, and black market criminality more generally, cannot thrive without institutional clout to launder the funds. As Lyndon LaRouche outlined 21 years ago, a serious war on drugs begins by going after the drug banks.

Senate hearings on money laundering highlight criminality of U.S. bankers

by Suzanne Rose

Rep. Waters asks: Will DOJ prosecute banks?

by Maxine Waters

An open letter from U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to Attorney General Janet Reno.

Congress drafts bills vs. money laundering

by Michele Steinberg

Dope, Inc.’s ‘bankers above suspicion’

by Jeffrey Steinberg


WTO flop reflects resurgence of nationalist economics

by Marcia Merry Baker and Harley Schlanger

European and Third World leaders, and core constituency groups in the United States, are reacting to the disintegration of the economy, with demands for protection for their industries and jobs. That is why the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle ended in failure.

Eco-fascists riot in Seattle

by Harley Schlanger

The hard core of the rioters at the WTO meeting in Seattle were trained in Canada and Great Britain.

Prince Philip’s eco-terrorists

by Jeffrey Steinberg

WTO offers poorest nations more looting

by Marcia Merry Baker

The Least Developed Countries need real development, and not this latest plan to sweeten the same bitter pill of colonialist looting.

Documentation: Excerpts from briefings at the WTO Seattle summit.

LDCs face ‘chronic undernourishment’

An interview with Dr. Hartwig de Haen.

Cargill: ‘We have far from a monopoly’

Not another ‘period of colonization’

Business Briefs


On the subject of education  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“The function of this policy-statement is, both, to define the goals which the Federal government must set for public education, and, also, define the means and methods which the Federal government, especially its Executive Branch, should employ to promote those goals which were implied in the Preamble of the Federal Constitution of 1789,” LaRouche writes. “I emphasize a policy for education which is axiomatically consistent with ‘the general welfare clause.’”


Mideast talks must solve water resource shortage

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Underlying every Mideast conflict, recent past and present, is the lack of enough water for everyone. Peace must be based on cutting this Gordian knot, with the establishment of massive nuclear-driven desalination plants throughout the region.

Israel: Iran-Contra returns to haunt George Bush

by Dean Andromidas

British fear losing Germany

by Rainer Apel

Hard economic realities have blown the “Third Way” ideology to pieces: The majority of the German political elite, with backing from most of the population, have felt compelled to intervene against Britain’s pet policies—globalization and the free market.

Ukraine: a new President, and old, unanswered questions

by Anatoli Voznytsa

‘Kuchma’s election fraud is a time bomb’

An interview with Natalia Vitrenko and Volodymyr Marchenko.

Al-Fayed: Prince Philip had Diana, Dodi killed

by Jeffrey Steinberg

President Clinton’s North Korea initiative could prevent war

by William Jones

International Intelligence


LaRouche, in New York, warns of new ‘Pearl Harbor’

by Debra Hanania Freeman

“We’re now in that kind of situation. Not that anyone at this moment is prepared to drop bombs on Pearl Harbor or New York City. But, nonetheless, we are on the verge of an experience, an emotional-psychological experience, a political experience, which very much resembles what happened on Dec. 7, 1941. In a sense, this has already begun to happen,” Lyndon LaRouche said at a campaign appearance.

Lying and racism inside the Democratic National Committee: the implications

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.