Volume 27, Number 16, April 21, 2000



Report from Germany

by Rainer Apel

Christian Democrats join “new wave.”


Why the anti-IMF charades?


Dollarizers out to impose slavery on nation-states

by Cynthia R. Rush

Dollarization isn’t intended to protect targetted nations’ productive assets, or their populations, or to create the conditions for rebuilding the economy, as in a properly executed bankruptcy reorganization. Were that to be the case, the first step would be writing off unpayable debt and other speculation-linked paper that is destroying the physical economy.

U.S. current account deficit could rupture economy

by Richard Freeman

The U.S. current account deficit, fuelled by a growing trade deficit, reached $99.8 billion for the fourth quarter of 1999, the highest level in history.

Debt crisis builds: What Japanese recovery?

by William Engdahl

Business Briefs


On the subject of missile-defense: When Andropov played Hamlet  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“The focus of my present report on that matter, is the way in which Soviet General Secretary Andropov’s Hamlet-like,... knee-jerk reaction, both against the original proposal for a Strategic Defense Initiative, and also against me personally, doomed the Soviet Union to the choice of either war, or, in the alternative, that disintegration of the combined Soviet and Warsaw Pact systems, which, in fact, erupted during 1989,” LaRouche writes.


Project Democracy to Peru: ‘It ain’t democracy, unless our guy wins’

by Gretchen Small

In an astonishing show of sheer hypocrisy, the London- and Wall Street-led “international community” announced that, regardless of the actual vote, Peru’s incumbent President Alberto Fujimori will not be receiving the 50% required to avoid a run-off election with his bankers’ boy opponent, Alejandro Toledo.

The British are promoting a new Entente Cordiale with Russia

by Edward Spannaus and Mark Burdman

Pope brings message of peace to Holy Land

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

States of mind clash at EU-Africa summit

by Hussein Al-Nadeem

Although the news of the famine razing the Horn of Africa was being widely reported in the international media during the summit, the European leaders expressed, once again, their obsession with “globalization,” “free trade,” “environmental protection,” and “democracy.”

Anglo-American cabal targets Zimbabwe

by Dean Andromidas

Alleging “corruption,” “dictatorial excesses,” and “systematic oppression of white farmers,” the British are setting up the pretext for possible military intervention.

International Intelligence


Nationwide meetings press ‘new violence’ initiative

by Michele Steinberg

Preparations for the founding of a National Commission on the New Violence, have been moving forward quickly, as Lyndon LaRouche’s Presidential campaign held a first Internet conference with leading experts on the destruction of young Americans’ minds through “kill-’em” video games and drugs such as Ritalin and Prozac—and also by new forms of lynching.

New York Times caught in lie to protect media murder-promotion

by Anton Chaitkin

A replay of the Jacobin Terror on the streets of Washington

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The ruckus in the nation’s capital was arranged by Wall Street-backed forces who are want to use mob action in order to prevent any real alternative to the collapsing world financial system. It was no different in 1789, when banker Jacques Necker backed the storming of the Bastille.

LaRouche campaign battles un-Democratic DNC for ballot access

by Marianna Wertz

‘A LaRouche victory will be the world’s good fortune’

International endorsements of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.’s campaign for the U.S. Presidency.

‘The Democratic Party is not a private club’

An amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, which, on March 27, let stand a lower court ruling—in a case brought by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. and voters from several states in 1996—affirming that the DNC can function as a “private club,” thus gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Consensus emerges across ideological lines for death penalty moratorium

by Marianna Wertz

National News

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood