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Volume 7, Number 16, April 22, 1980

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Departments

From the Editor-in-Chief  

by Daniel Sneider

Editorial  

by Nora Hamerman

An evil omen.

Dateline Mexico  

by Josefina Menendez

The church goes political.

Middle East Report  

by Robert Dreyfuss

Iraq poised to knock out Khomeini.

Energy Insider  

by William Engdahl

Civil disobedience at the DOE.

Congressional Calendar  

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Facts Behind Terrorism  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Hare Krishna: from cult to terrorism.

Economics

Carter Has Produced Hyperinflationary Recession  

by David Goldman

Judging by the 1974-75 recession, some are saying interest rates have “peaked.” But this recession is different, because the U.S. economy in 1980 is different. For six months, it has been in the same condition as Schacht’s pre-1936 Nazi economy–and now verges on a Germany 1936-38-style breakdown.

International Credit  

by Peter Rush

Japan’s “resource finance.”

Foreign Exchange  

Transportation  

by Steven Parsons

Rail dereg: a defense need?

Agriculture  

by Susan B. Cohen

Can the cattlemen afford cattle?

Trade  

Carter makes trade war his policy.

Trade Review  

Business Briefs  

Special Report

Planning Crises: From Nuclear Disaster to Nuclear War  

by Konstantin George

It simulated a “nuclear disaster” one year ago, and a “nuclear war” two weeks ago. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is ready to take over the U.S. government and reorganize the U.S. economy on fascist models-and it’s perfectly positioned to create the “crisis” that triggers its dictatorship.

What is FEMA?  

‘Evacuating All, Allocating All’  

Exclusive interview with Gen. Frank Camm.

How FEMA Ran the Scare at Three Mile Island  

Agency Insider: ‘The Colonels Will Run the Cabinet’  

Plus how FEMA ran New York City’s transit strike.

Who Is FEMA’s John Macy?  

‘We’re Getting The City Ready For Much Worse’  

A Fascist Economy with ‘Limited Sovereignty’  

by Kathy Burdman

How FEMA would take over in a banking crisis.

International

Will the Soviet Union Occupy Sinkiang next?  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche said in 1976 that world war was probable if Jimmy Carter was elected president. Last Spring, he predicted a Soviet invasion of Afghanistan if the Carter administration did not change policy course. He now reports that Soviet occupation of the western dessert region of China is probable, because the Carter administration has not changed course.

Iran Crisis: ‘Reichstag Fire’ and Blackmail of Europe  

by Robert Dreyfuss

West Germany Pressured To Join in War Policy  

by Rachel Douglas

“Germany Is Not America’s Shepherd Dog” – Schmidt: “Superpowers Are Moving Toward War.”

Japan Wants Mexican Oil: Will It Get It?  

by Tim Rush

Including U.S., Mexican, and Japanese policy statements.

Mexico: No to ‘Pacific Community’  

by Valerie Rush

Military Strategy: British Defense Policy: Aura of Power  

by Susan Welsh

Britain’s Chinese Mentality  

International Intelligence  

National

Opposition Mounts to Volcker’s Austerity  

by Marcia Merry Pepper and Bonnie Mesaros

In the cities, in state legislatures, in trade unions and on the farms, a rising tide of protest is directed at Paul Volcker’s credit policies. If this dispersed ferment unites around its own, alternative program, the administration could be in trouble.

When Will America’s Lights Go Out?  

by Marsha Freeman

A special report on the status of the U.S. electrical grid by energy columnist Marsha Freeman.

National News  

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