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Volume 17, Number 16, April 13, 1990

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Mathis Bortner  

by Emmanuel Grenier

A leader of the French wing of the Polish Solidarnosc movement, just back from Warsaw, warns that the “shock therapy” adopted by the Polish government will mean that many Poles will die needlessly.

Science & Technology

‘Brilliant Pebbles’ Are Not That Smart  

by Charles B. Stevens and Carol White

In an effort to salvage something from the Bush Administration’s dismantling of the Reagan-LaRouche directed-energy weapons Strategic Defense Initiative, some military specialists are clinging to “Brilliant Pebbles” kinetic weapons as a cheap alternative. The problem is, it won’t work and Charles Stevens and Carol White explain precisely why.

Appendix: The Missile Intercept Problem  


Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

Trains Are Gaining Speed, At Last.

Panama Report  

by Carlos Wesley

Noriega Trial a Political Bombshell.

Dateline Mexico  

by Isaías Amezcua

PAN Party Self-Destructs.


Invest in America.


Flood of U.S. Insolvencies Drowns Out G-7 Meeting  

by Anthony K. Wikrent

The world financial system is proceeding, as Lyndon LaRouche predicted, from “controlled disintegration” to just plain collapse.

Is U.S. Committing Financial Hara-Kiri?  

by William Engdahl

Soviets Deny Plan To Abolish Polish Model  

by Mark Burdman

Currency Rates  

How the U.S. Lost Its Lead in Steel Production  

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Clash Builds between Brazil and Bankers  

by Peter Rush

The City of Houston: A Terminal Case of ‘Free Enterprise’  

by Carol Hugunin

U.S., Mexico Push for ‘Free-Trade’ Pact  

by Peter Rush


by John Hoefle

Bush’s Thrift Plan Floundering.


by Marcia Merry

New U.S.-U.S.S.R. Grain Treaty.

Business Briefs  


Abraham Lincoln’s Enemies Must Still Be Defeated  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The idea that Czar Mikhail Gorbachov in any way resembles the great republican Abraham Lincoln, a line now being pushed by American Gorbymaniacs on the occasion of Lincoln’s birthday, is “obscene beyond belief,” according to U.S. statesman and political prisoner Lyndon LaRouche.

The ‘Gorbachov Is Lincoln’ Fraud  

by Mark Burdman

Discoveries and Inventions  

by Abraham Lincoln

Full text of Lincoln’s “favorite stump speech” on man’s progressive command over nature.

If the South Had Won the War, We’d All Be Slaves  

by Allen Salisbury

Comment by American historian Allen Salisbury.

American Civil War: Republic vs. Empire  

by Anton Chaitkin

Author of Treason of America: From Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman.


Ukrainians Back Lithuanian Independence, Ready Their Own  

by Luba George

They’re calling for an economic federation of all liberated Eastern European and Baltic nations.

Bush Gives Gorby Free Rein in Lithuania  

by William Jones

The Volodin Plan To Save Imperial Russia  

by Konstantin George

Honecker Out, Zhivkov Out, Ceausescu Out ... Now Thatcher?  

by Mark Burdman

The Superpower Drive To Curb the Mideast ‘Missile Race’  

Group of Rio Shames Panama’s Endara  

by Robyn Quijano

Colombian Government Opens Talks with Drug Traffickers, with U.S. Blessing  

by José Restrepo

U.S. Wants Government Coalition in Argentina  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Cambodia: Decision in the Battlefield  

by Linda de Hoyos

Soviet Secession Law Right Out of Orwell  

East German Security Police Remain Intact  

Labour To Hold Line Till Crash in Australia  

by John Koehler

International Intelligence  


The Clean Air Act: On the Road to Perdition  

by Carol White

It will throw almost one million out of work, cost billions, and will create more pollution than it purports to stop.

Will the Democrats Lose Their Historic Opportunity?  

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Bush Attacked for Not Backing Lithuania  

OSI Set Precedent for Lithuanian Betrayal  

by Joseph Brewda

The Karl Linnas case revisited.

Bankruptcy Brief Rips ‘Get LaRouche’ Plot  

ADL and Pamyat Make Strange Bedfellows  

by Scott Thompson

Congressional Closeup  

by William Jones

National News  

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