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Volume 24, Number 4, January 17, 1997

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Douglas McLean  

An official of the air traffic controllers union in the U.K. speaks out against the plan to privatize Britain’s air traffic control systems.

Book Reviews

How the news media invented Whitewater  

by Edward Spannaus

Fools for Scandal: How the Media Invented Whitewater, by Gene Lyons and the editors of Harper’s magazine; and Blood Sport: The President and His Adversaries, by James B. Stewart.

Infiltrator rips the mask from Greenpeace in Europe  

by Emmanuel Grenier

La face cachée de Greenpeace (The Hidden Face of Greenpeace), by Olivier Vermont.



by Marcia Merry Baker

Falling milk prices bankrupt farmers.


The latest Middle East crisis.


New strides forward in Eurasian land-bridge policy  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The “Developing 8,” a new economic and political union, came into existence in Istanbul on Jan. 45; it will pursue a “combative cultural-political aim” of development of Third World nations.

EIR on the Internet  

Currency Rates  

Bid to privatize air traffic control meets opposition in Great Britain  

An interview with Douglas McLean.

Business Briefs  


The media cartel that controls what you think  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A handful of companies dominates the airwaves, cable, and print media, through which the daily news is disseminated into every community in America.

White House report exposes media cabal  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

I. The Science of Brainwashing

How the British use the media for mass psychological warfare  

by L. Wolfe

Americans have become wired into an all-surrounding mass media network, whose pervasive power the British oligarchy carefully directs.

Tavistock’s language project: the origin of ‘Newspeak’  

by L. Wolfe

Destroying the English language, in order to control “dangerous thought.”

For whom the polls toll  

by L. Wolfe

Poll-taking has become a “black art,” used to shape opinion.

II. The Cartel in Operation

A case study: The news media robbed American citizens of an election  

by Dana S. Scanlon

Lyndon LaRouche garnered 600,000 votes in the 1996 Democratic Presidential primary, but the media said that President Clinton ran “unopposed.”

How the news media invented Whitewater  

by Edward Spannaus

Media covered up Bush’s cocaine connection  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

How the British-controlled media have tried to keep the lid on the story that former President George Bush was the drug super-kingpin of the 1980s.

III. Corporate Profiles

Who’s who in the media cartel  

A roster of the companies under direct British control, such as the Hollinger Corp. and Reuters, and those that are London’s fellow-travellers, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.

New communications bill furthers cartelization  

by L. Wolfe

The Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996 eliminated most federal safeguards against the concentration of the media in the hands of a few conglomerates.


Laurent Kabila: London’s cutthroat in Zaire  

by Christine Bierre and Linda de Hoyos

The French daily Libération exposes the puppet who’s involved in the insurrection against Zaire’s government.

Lenora Fulani: Where the concubine twineth  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Support for Kabila comes from some strange circles.

Faris Nanic: Bosnia is fighting for its economic sovereignty  

by Faris Nanic

A Bosnian leader addresses the FDR-PAC forum in Washington, D.C.

International Intelligence  


LaRouche calls for new Bretton Woods system  

Addressing the FDR-PAC, Lyndon LaRouche outlines a strategic orientation for the second Clinton administration, in a time of great international crisis.

LaRouche: ‘Don’t let Wall Street do what it did to Orange County’  

by Marianna Wertz

The bid to privatize Social Security is being opposed by the AFL-CIO, but not strongly enough.

National News  

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