Volume 27, Number 40, October 13, 2000


Ariel Sharon Ignites New Middle East War

by Dean Andromidas

Sharon’s invasion of the Al-Haram Al-Sharif, intended as a provocative demonstration of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, ignited a spreading “low-intensity war” between Palestinians and Israeli troops using tanks and grenade launchers. One Israeli warns that only if the President of the United States were to cut off all financial aid to Israel, could peace be possible—no other political force or concert of nations is in a position to act.

Temple Mount: The Plot To Blow Up the Dome of the Rock

Who Runs Ariel Sharon?

by Michele Steinberg


Joe Neal

Nevada State Senator Joe Neal (D) talks about his bill to tax gambling proceeds.

Steve Young

Steve Young, Commissioner, Atlantic City, New Jersey Housing Authority, reports on the economic depression that has hit this gambling mecca.

Ed Vaughn

Michigan State Rep. Ed Vaughn (D) discusses poverty, health care, and the energy price crisis.


One Tragic Underside of Globalization

by Paul Gallagher

Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health, by Laurie Garrett.

Anglophile Enemy of Abraham Lincoln Promotes Break-Up of United States

by Mark Burdman

When In the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession, by Charles Adams.

A Quintessentially American Enigma

by Susan Welsh

Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph over Adversity, 1822-1865, by Brooks D. Simpson.



Balkan War Threat Persists.


Caracas OPEC Summit Casts Spotlight on Speculators

by David Ramonet and Isabel Alcega

The summit’s purpose was to strengthen the organization’s unity, and to stop the oil price inflation through supporting dialogue with the oil-consumer nations.

Warnings of ‘Grim October’ Multiply

Petroleum Derivatives Trading Sends Oil Price Skyrocketting

by Richard Freeman

LaRouche: Bring Oil Price Inflation Under Control

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

What the Candidates Are Saying: Bush: Don’t Touch Oil Prices—My War Chest!

by Michele Steinberg

Gore’s Hypocrisy on Energy Policy

by Scott Thompson

Nader, Buchanan Slam Gore, Bush on Energy

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Russian Regions Look to ‘Survivors’ Club’

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Business Briefs


German-Russian Energy Tie: Revive 1989 Lost Opportunity

by William Engdahl

Russia, Germany, and the European Union are moving for government-to-government energy deals, which could seize the opportunity for economic development that was muffed after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.

Germany on the Eve of a New Russia Policy

by Rainer Apel

Britain’s Blair Has That Sinking Feeling

by Mark Burdman

Pushkin Monument Unveiled in Washington

by Rachel Douglas

Landless Movement Is Out To ‘FARC’ Brazil

by Silvia Palacios

Scottish Nationalists Meet, Elect New Leaders

by Alan Clayton

International Intelligence


A Debate of Two Empty

Suits Called Bush and Gore One thing stood out in the first debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush: The two candidates wore identical outfits—the same dark suit, the same red tie, and the same white shirt.

U.S. Consumer Price Inflation Is 3.5%?

The Gambling ‘Economy’ Is Destroying Whole Cities

by Marianna Wertz

Senator Battles To Tax Nevada Gambling Casinos

An interview with Joe Neal.

Gambling in Atlantic City: The Human Toll

An interview with Steve Young.

‘A Lot of Pain You Don’t See on the 6 O’clock News’

An interview with Ed Vaughn.

Worldwide Protests by Truckers Spread into the United States

by Marianna Wertz

How Hollywood Should Be Rated  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Farcical Senate Hearings on the ‘New Violence’

by Donald Phau

DOJ sues Harvard over Russia-USAID Scam

by Edward Spannaus

Congressional Closeup