Volume 29, Number 19, May 17, 2002


After Erfurt: We Need To Ban Violent Videos Worldwide  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, candidate for the German Bundestag, issued this statement on April 29. The outbreak of “New Violence,” she writes, “is a worldwide phenomenon, one which represents as grave a threat to human civilization, as does the outbreak of a new life-threatening epidemic disease.”

Media, Arms Producers Make Killer Video Games  

by Alexander Hartmann


Indonesia Walks a Tightrope

by Michael Billington

The nation is facing an unpayable debt burden left over from the 1997-98 looting and forced devaluation carried out by global speculators and their protector, the IMF, and the resulting poverty-fuelled threat of separatist, ethnic, and religious violence. However, it has a little new leverage, in the form of a de facto debt moratorium.

Lights Out for Energy Privatization in Mexico

by Rubén Cota Meza

Ontario’s Sell-Off of Hydro One Stopped

by Eric Alexander and Marcia Merry Baker

The ‘Misfortune 500’ Lead U.S. ‘Recovery’

by Art Ticknor and Richard Freeman

Brazil’s Debt: Trying To Conceal the Abyss

by Adriano Benayon


The Middle East Blow-Back Effect  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. addresses a Washington, D.C. seminar and international webcast on May 1, 2002. The full text of his speech and dialogue with the audience.


Strategy of Tension Now Targets the Netherlands

by Dean Andromidas

Sharon’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ Shouts for Mideast War

by William Jones

Ariel Sharon: Profile of an Unrepentant War Criminal  

by Jeffrey Steinberg


The Rules by Which Games Are Played  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Was Columbine, perhaps, one of a series of ‘test drives’ of a new product intended for mass military production of that kind of killer adolescents, who would kill one another as readily as their explicitly assigned targets?”

‘Nintendo Joe’ Saved Killer Game Producers  

by Don Phau and Scott Thompson

Within days after the April 20, 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. John McCain mobilized to defend Hollywood’s “entertainment industry” against a nation in an uproar against Hollywood’s film and video-game makers.

‘Fundies’ Howl War, But Main Churches Call for End to Israel’s Occupation

by Edward Spannaus

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood



An Urgent Memorial Day Message.