Volume 29, Number 8, March 1, 2002


After the Collapse of Enron: Next Comes the Cluster-Bust!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.’s keynote speech to the Presidents’ Day weekend conference of the Schiller Institute and International Caucus of Labor Committees, in Reston, Virginia. “We’ve come to a momentous weekend, as I promised you, when I issued the title for today’s remarks: The Enron crisis would be ‘Cluster’s Last Stand.’ That we are now on the weekend of the Great Cluster-Buster; the day that the walls fall down. Not that the falling is completed today, but, to many people around the world who are paying attention, it’s obvious that this financial system, as a whole, is in the process of disintegrating.”

The solutions—the Eurasian Land-Bridge, the New Bretton Woods—are on the table. “All it requires, at this point, is ... a leader of vision and understanding, who’s willing to break glass, the glass imprisonment of popular opinion, and say: ‘We are going to Hell. Would you like to survive? Will you join me in surviving?’ And, what I need from you, and from many other people, is a simple, ‘Yes. We want to do it.’”


Derivatives Write Epitaph for the Financial Markets

by John Hoefle

Since the collapse of Enron, new revelations are warning that underneath the visible spectacle of large corporations going bankrupt, are tens of trillions of derivatives contracts, threatening to bring down the biggest banks in the world.

South Korea’s Kim Gets Bush To Back Silk Road

by Kathy Wolfe

Ibero-America and the World Land-Bridge  

by Dennis Small

Colombia’s Pastrana Breaks with the FARC

by Valerie Rush

Science & Technology

New Nuclear Designs Ready To Power Economic Reconstruction

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

In America, Russia, and South Africa, companies have designed new nuclear reactors—small, inherently safe high-temperature modules, ideal for industrializing underdeveloped regions.

South Africa’s PBMR Is Moving Ahead

Russia’s GA Reactor To Burn Weapons Plutonium

An interview with Walter Simon.

General Atomics’ GT-MHR


Walter Simon

Mr. Simon is a nuclear engineer and Senior Vice President for Reactor Projects at General Atomics in San Diego. He is in charge of the joint program GA has with Russia to build a nuclear reactor, which will use weapons-grade plutonium as fuel.



What’s Really at Stake in Zimbabwe.


British Colonialists Misfire in Zimbabwe  

by Lydia Cherry

As Zimbabwe’s March 9-10 elections approach, Africa’s former colonial masters, led by Britain, have so accelerated their war of propaganda and manipulation against the Zimbabwe government, that they run the risk of losing some of their control elsewhere in Africa.

Zimbabwe Under Siege  

by Dr. Simbi Mubako

Dr. Mubako is the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to the United States.

UN Adviser Tells the Hard Truth About Africa

by Lawrence K. Freeman

Sharon’s Two-Front War Against Peace

by Dean Andromidas

The Truth Sticks: Sharon Is a Liar

by Dean Andromidas

Washington Is Heading for a New Iraq War

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Europeans Oppose ‘Axis of Evil’ Line

by Rainer Apel

Afghanistan Plants a Bumper Opium Crop

by Alexander Hartmann

In Memoriam: John Erickson (1929-2002)

by Mark Burdman

On the Passing of John Erickson

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

OIC, EU Unite vs. Clash of Civilizations Crowd

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Cambodia: UN, NGOs Endanger Peaceful Recovery

by Gail G. Billington


On Presidents’ Day, LaRouche Is the American Leader

by Paul Gallagher

During the long weekend of Feb. 16-18, Presidents’ Day, Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche was simultaneously the center of attention and leadership at a national conference of his U.S. political movement, and in the press of a number of other nations.

Bush’s Budget Seeks British-Style ‘Reform’

by Carl Osgood

Pakistan: Little Substance in Musharraf’s U.S. Visit

by William Jones

Maryland Teachers Fight Bush’s Testing Policy

by Donald Phau

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood


In last week’s issue, an editorial error was introduced into the article “Scalia Backs Feudal Law Against Democracy,” by Marianna Wertz (p. 79). Scalia told the Pew Forum, “The Constitution I apply is not living but dead or, as I put it, ‘enduring.’”