Volume 27, Number 12, March 24, 2000



Australia Dossier Robert Barwick

Are unions afraid to fight?


Strategic Studies

Laundering the FARC cartel in Colombia

by Valerie Rush

The nation-state of Colombia is being destroyed, its sovereignty lost, as prominent political and business leaders are implementing the Wall Street-State Department policy of de facto legalization of the drug trade.

‘The war on drugs and the fight for national sovereignty’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. and Gen. Harold Bedoya (ret.)

Speeches by Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. and Gen. Harold Bedoya (ret.), former Defense Minister and former head of the Armed Forces of Colombia, at a Feb. 23 Washington, D.C. seminar on “TheWar on Drugs and the Defense of the Sovereign Nation-State.”


Greenspan’s hyperinflationary policy hits the gas pump

by Marcia Merry Baker and William Engdahl

The urgent question for citizens to understand, confronted by “gas pump shock,” is that this is a manifestation of hyperinflationary processes throughout the economy, not some limited, “supply and demand” gone awry in crude oil, which “market forces” can be trusted to fix.

LaRouche forecasted hyperinflationary explosion

Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany

Economic impact of the oil price shock

International commentaries: Europeans warn dumb Americans of coming crash

What is Treasury’s Lawrence Summers?

by William Engdahl

Why does U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers always take his policy cues from Wall Street and major international banks? A look at the man who holds the second most powerful position in the world of finance and monetary policy, after Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

China puts ‘Revive the West’ program into motion

by Mary Burdman

The prolonged world economic crisis has been a critical factor in prompting the leadership of China to move ahead with a full-scale program to develop the country’s vast, impoverished hinterlands.

Business Briefs


International team observes Michigan election atrocities

by Bruce Director

Eight prominent international observers compared the conduct of the March 11, Michigan Democratic Caucuses to the practices of Nazi Germany and the segregationist U.S. South.

LaRouche escalates after ‘Stupor Tuesday’

by Marianna Wertz

Are the Presidential nominations really “locked up”? LaRouche is still very much in the race, and his vote percentages are rising—an expression of voters’ disgust with the election-rigging by both Bush and Gore.

Democrats Abroad: LaRouche is the hottest topic at party caucuses

by Jonathan Tennenbaum


Sudan moves toward peace; willWashington support the effort?

by Hussein Al-Nadeem and Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Since U.S. State Secretary Madeleine Albright’s tour to East Africa last October, which aimed at starting a new war against Sudan, events have happily gone in the opposite direction.

Tensions grow along Europe’s ‘fault line’

by Mark Burdman

The region which comprises Russia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, and the Baltic states has again become a theater of tensions, with the possibility, seen by several leading strategists, that it will descend into conflict and even war.

First salvoes fired in next German election

by Rainer Apel

Ethnic-religious violence sweeps Nigeria

by Lawrence K. Freeman

For the first time in years, there is talk of breaking up Nigeria, and analogies are being drawn to the 1967 Biafra civil war, in which millions of Nigerians were killed when the Ibos tried to separate themselves from the Nigerian nation.

International Intelligence


The new violence: America’s kids are victims of menticide

by Valerie Rush

There is nothing accidental about the “new violence” sweeping America, in which children are killing each other, their parents, and themselves. Creating killer kids using Nintendo techniques and animated violence is a multimillion-dollar business, and it is deliberate.

Capitol Hill forum exposes bankruptcy of NATO’s Balkans policy

by Carl Osgood

NATO’s 78-day air war against Yugoslavia was a fiasco from beginning to end, that has left the Balkans on the verge of a new war, has transformed NATO into an aggressive intervention force, while demonstrating that NATO is not capable of fighting a real war against a formidable enemy—topics explored at a seminar sponsored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

Bush backer W.L. Berman linked to Connecticut RICO conspiracy case

by Scott Thompson

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News