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Volume 23, Number 26, June 21, 1996

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Interviews

Bogdan Pek  

by Anna Kaczor-Wei

The free market economic model is a fallacy, says a member of parliament from the Polish Peasant Party.

Krzysztof Mlodzik  

by Anna Kaczor-Wei

The regional chairman of the Upper Silesia Solidarity trade union of miners and energy sector workers puts the stress on infrastructure as the root of true reform in Poland.

Departments

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

They Are Still Not Doing Their Job.

Report from Rio  

by Silvia Palacios

MST Opts for Irregular Warfare.

Andean Report  

by Gretchen Small

BBC’s “Revive Shining Path” Project.

Editorial  

British Ideology Is an Infectious Disease.

Political Economy

Colombian Canal Project Could Thwart Separatist Plot  

by Javier Almario and Carlos Wesley

The proposed Atrato-Truandó interoceanic canal could open up a new era of economic development for Colombia, while undercutting the geopolitical schemes of the British, the separatists, and the United Nations.

Pugwash World Federalists behind Urabá Grab  

Economic Impact of the Canal Project  

by Javier Almario

From a 1985 speech by EIR’s Javier Almario.

Economics

Poland’s Gdansk Shipyard Is Shut Down on Orders of IMF  

by Anna Kaczor-Wei

In 1990, Lech Walesa, later Poland’s President, said that “Polish sheep have lots of wool; foreign investors can come and cut it.” This is what has happened during the last six years.

Currency Rates  

Iran Inaugurates Rail Link To Revive the Ancient Silk Road  

by Hussein al-Nadeem

A blow is struck against geopolitics by opening the Mashhad-Tajan railway connecting Iran to Turkmenistan.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Maggie Thatcher’s Economics Spread ‘Mad Cow’ Disease  

by Marcia Merry Baker and Jonathan Tennenbaum

The spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, is a textbook case of how radical “free trade” economics leads to disaster.

The Scientific Picture on BSE: Incomplete, But Frightening  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

More Work Is Needed To Develop BSE Tests  

by Carol Hugunin

How Thatcher Ravaged U.K. Infrastructure  

by Marcia Merry Baker and Mary Burdman

How Thatcherism Led to BSE  

A timeline of events from the 1970s to the 1990s.

European Backlash Grows against London  

by Rosa Tennenbaum

The Leading Firms During BSE’s Spread  

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Corporate profiles of some of the top British companies in the livestock feed business.

International

British Crown Lashes Out at LaRouche in Australia  

by Allen Douglas

The sudden uproar “down under” is not a domestic affair, but the reaction of the House of Windsor to Lyndon LaRouche’s growing policy influence worldwide.

Documentation: Excerpts from a radio interview by LaRouche with “EIR Talks” and from a press conference by Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.

India: The ‘Leftist’ United Front Takes the Helm  

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

In India, the caution of the media and public about the new government, is based on the abject failure of two past experiments, in 1977 and 1989, when anti-Congress Party forces had hatched a common front to take power.

Indian Elections: Shifting Vote Patterns  

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

Turbulence Ahead for Romania, Bulgaria  

by Konstantin George

The Strategic Gambits behind France’s ‘Cheminade Case,’ 1990-91  

by Mark Burdman

‘Northern Venice’ Scenario Set Back in St. Petersburg  

by Roman Bessonov

International Intelligence  

National

‘Impeach Ridge’ Campaign Aims To Knock Out the Nazis  

by Nancy Spannaus

The national significance of targeting the Pennsylvania Governor as a Nuremberg criminal, is that it may be crucial to getting Clinton reelected, and to freeing Congress of the Conservative Revolutionaries who are out to destroy the country.

A Resurgent AFL-CIO Is Key to Defeating Conservative Revolution  

by Marianna Wertz

Documentation: From recent speeches by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

Correction

Correction  

In our June 7 issue, the article “LaRouche: Impeach Pennsylvania’s Gov. Ridge for ‘Nazi-Like’ Policies” contained an error on p. 65. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that 5 out of 186 medically indigent adults studied, died after six months-at least 3 of these directly due to lack of health care. LaRouche used this figure, 3 out of 186, or 1.61%, to estimate that 3,542 people would die in Pennsylvania in the first six months, as a result of Governor Ridge’s legislation.

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