Volume 27, Number 30, August 4, 2000



Loretta Owens

Loretta Owens, President of AFSCME Local 1033, representing approximately 800 professional and technical workers at D.C. General Hospital in Washington, D.C., is a faith and community HIV and AIDS prevention outreach specialist.

John Fairman

John Fairman, former CEO of D.C. Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corp., discusses his fight to protect health care services at D.C. General.



The LaRouche Experiment.


Group of Eight Chooses Laptops, Ignores Reality

by Nancy Spannaus

Given the state of mind of the heads of state of the major industrialized nations, it were better if they had stayed home. The summit itself cost more than the debt relief the G-8 intends to give poor nations.

Peru’s Economic Measures against Free Trade Panic Wall Street

by Luis Vásquez Medina

French Socialist Party: The Common Good as the State’s Responsibility

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Free Traders Losing Friends in the East

by Rainer Apel

Egypt and the New Silk Road

by Prof. Dr. Mohammed Al-Sayid Selim

A guest commentary.

Iran, Iraq, and Syria To Connect Their Rail Networks

by Hussein Al-Nadeem

German Pension Reform: From Social Security to Casino Economy

by William Engdahl

Business Briefs


On a Basket of Hard Commodities: Trade without Currency  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche, sympathetic to Asian nations’ efforts to protect their economies and currencies from the collapse of the global financial system, outlines why their proposal for a basket of currencies won’t work. Rather, he writes, “The time has come to bring forth on this planet, the rule of man’s affairs by a partnership among a community of perfectly sovereign nation-state republics.”

The Lautenbach Plan for Economic Recovery

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

From a 1998 speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche.


Revive Mideast Peace Process with Water, Economic Growth

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach and Paolo Raimondi

The major stumbling block at the Camp David summit was over the status of Jerusalem and the return of Palestinian refugees. But no resolution of that problem is possible without the region undergoing economic growth, including the provision of large new sources of fresh water.

Create New Water Resources, Which Will Create the Basis for Peace

by Marcia Merry Baker

A look at “Solving the Problem of FreshWater Scarcity in Israel, Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank,” a White Paper prepared by the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation.

British Foreign Office, U.S. State Department Plan Iraq Provocation

by Dean Andromidas

London, Wall Street Now Turn To Sever Chiapas from Mexico

Colombia’s Gen. Harold Bedoya Fingered for Assassination

Argentines Sue Britain’s Thatcher for Acts of War

by Jacques Cheminade

International Intelligence


Dems Take to the Hustings, To Revive the Party of FDR

by Marla Minnicino and Rochelle Ascher

Democratic constituency leaders are realizing that distributing the proceedings of the June 22 Ad Hoc Democratic Party Platform Hearings, is their best weapon to take the party back from the usurpers around Al Gore.

Economic ‘Boom’ Causing National Hospital-Nursing Home Shutdown

by Paul Gallagher

You may be among those who believe that the U.S. is booming and prosperous, and has entered an era of budget surpluses. If so, chances are you have not been seriously ill or had an accident recently.

Stop the Shutdown of D.C. General Hospital

by Marianna Wertz

‘This Hospital Is Family’

An interview with Loretta Owens.

Who Is To Blame for Health-Care Crisis?

An interview with John Fairman.

The Danforth Report on Waco: One More Justice Department Cover-Up

by Edward Spannaus

‘Black Like Me’? The Strange Saga of J. Edgar Hoover  

by Edward Spannaus

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News