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Volume 17, Number 19, May 4, 1990

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Interviews

Dr. Robert A. Brown  

by David Cherry

The former chairman of the science working group for the Space Telescope in Huntsville, Alabama discusses the huge technical challenge of training the Space Telescope on planetary objects within our Solar System.

Professor Mehdi Mamedov  

by Joseph Brewda

A representative of the Azerbaijan Popular Front, on tour in the United States, tells how the Russians staged the pogroms against the Azeris in order to impose a military dictatorship over the region.

Book Reviews

Who is George Bush’s Astrologer?  

by Carol White

My Turn, The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan, with William Novak; and “What Does Joan Say?” My Seven Years as White House Astrologer to Nancy and Ronald Reagan, by Joan Quigley.

Departments

Report from Rome  

by Leonardo Servadio

Pro-Nuclear Party on the Ballot.

Report from Rio  

by Silvia Palacios

Brazil under Kissinger’s Eye ... Again.

Andean Report  

by José Restrepo

World Bank Wants Drug Money Repatriated.

Panama Report  

by Carlos Wesley

U.S. Aims at Annexation.

Editorial  

Politics, American-Style.

Economics

Corporate Bankruptcies Set Off Local Tax Explosion  

by John Hoefle and Anthony K. Wikrent

States and municipalities across the United States are feeling the crunch as corporate tax revenues dwindle in tandem with corporate profits, beginning a deadly cycle impelling the economy into the depths of economic depression.

French, Germans, Czechs Ally for Development  

by Rainer Apel

White House Hawks CAP’s Economic Model  

by Ana Maria Papert

Venezuela’s President whooped it up in Washington over his austerity policies, which have forced many Venezuelans to resort to eating dog food.

Venezuela Debt Deal: License for Looters  

by David Ramonet

Narmada Project Proceeds Under the Gun  

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

India’s environmentalists try to halt this key water control project.

‘Black Friday’ Nears for Britain’s Thatcher  

by Mark Burdman

Eco-Fascists Target Tuna Fishermen  

by Andrew Rotstein

Currency Rates  

Agriculture  

by Marcia Merry

Iowa to Sue FmHA over Poisoned Corn.

Business Briefs  

Science & Technology

The Space Telescope’s Mission in the Solar System  

by David Cherry

The Space Telescope, with the most accurate mirror ever made by the hand of Man, will not only look outward to scrutinize the anomalies of deep space, but will also be pointed at targets in our own Solar System, from the Earth to Pluto. David Cherry reviews some of the leading projects planned.

Feature

The Brazilian Monetary Reform, a Two-Edged Sword  

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

Brazil’s new President Fernando Collor de Mello wants Brazil to be industrially productive, and also to be a more integral part of the world economy. But it’s hard to do both, when the international bankers are standing at the door, ready to carve the country up. Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa traces the international origins of Brazil’s domestic crisis, and points a way out.

International

Hostage Release Part of U.S.-Iran-Syria Arms Deal  

by Thierry Lalevée

The story about the mysterious “phony” Iranian phone call to Bush, and the sudden media scare about Iraqi missiles, have been part of a smokescreen behind which the Bush-Kissinger administration is firming up a strategic pact with the terrorist states of Syria and Iran.

Yeshiva Crazies Try To Spark New Religious War  

by Joseph Brewda

‘Down with Li Peng’ Now Heard in Moscow  

by Mary McCourt Burdman

Bush Administration Is Sheltering Kashmiri Terrorists  

by Joseph Brewda

UN Gets LaRouche Rights Case  

Part III of a formal petition submitted to the UN Human Rights Commission, seeking UN action against the political and judicial witchhunt against Lyndon LaRouche and his political movement.

Mexicans Fuming at ‘Thornburgh’ Outrage  

by Valerie Rush

International Intelligence  

National

‘Another Munich’: Bush Policy on Lithuania  

by William Jones

That’s how Lithuania’s President Vytautas Landsbergis characterized the shameful inaction in the West, as Moscow tightens the noose around the Baltic nations yearning to be free.

The ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ of U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh  

by Steve Komm and Jeffrey Steinberg

ADL the Target of Criminal Complaint  

by Bruce Director

A LaRouche associate goes on the offensive against the Anti- Defamation League, better known as the American Drug Lobby.

ADL Role in the ‘Get LaRouche’ Task Force  

Trilateral Commission Endorses Eco-Fascist Global Warming Hoax  

by Kathleen Klenetsky

The latest session of the secretive group, held on Earth Day weekend in Washington, also had plenty of prescriptions for destroying democracy in Ibero-America in the name of “democracy.”

Spannaus Announces Independent Campaign  

Virginia Democratic party-poopers reject the only challenger to John Warner.

CIA Underestimates Soviet Military Expenditures, Russians Say  

by Scott Thompson

Congressional Closeup  

by William Jones

National News  

Corrections

Our Montreal bureau drew our attention to two errors in the article, “Is the British Oligarchy Preparing To Balkanize the U.S.?” on page 20 of the April 27 issue. Quebec City, not Montreal, is the capital of the Province of Quebec; and the Canadian living standard is close to 85% of the U.S. living standard, not “about two-thirds.” A regular Canadian news column will soon appear in EIR.

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