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Volume 24, Number 22, May 23, 1997

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Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

Cinderella kissed a toad.

Editorial  

Feed North Korea now!

Economics

Personal bankruptcies devastate U.S. households  

by Richard Freeman

Americans’ personal credit is not going to purchase Gucci shoes and Louis Vuitton handbags, no matter what the media would have you think. EIR’s in-depth study shows that U.S. households’ standard of living has dropped so far that, even with two or three jobs per family, households require credit to buy groceries, to pay medical bills, or meet the monthly mortgage payment.

Credit card issuers wage terror campaign to collect  

Business Briefs  

Feature

Africa needs peace through development  

by Linda de Hoyos

A report on the April 26-27 conference on “Peace through Development in Africa’s Great Lakes Region,” held in Walluf, Germany.

Viewing Africa’s current crisis from the vantage point of universal history  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Keynoting the conference, LaRouche urged the audience, which consisted mainly of Africans, to “step out of being Africans for a moment, and go up to the top of a mountain, where you can see in the distance both the breadth of this planet’s population, and also, see into its past, several hundred years.” It is from that vantage point, he said, we can discover the passion to do what is necessary to save Africa, and all humanity.

People of Africa, it’s time to wake up!  

by Dr. Godfrey Binaisa

Dr. Godfrey Binaisa is chairman of the African Civil Rights Movement and former President of Uganda (1980-81).

What can be done to transform Rwanda  

by Nkiko Nsejimana

Nkiko Nsejimana is a member of the organization “Rwanda Pour Tous” (Rwanda For All).

World community did nothing for Rwanda  

by François Nzabahimana

François Nzabahimana is president of the Rally for the Return of Democracy and Refugees (RDR), and former Rwandan trade minister.

Can we stop the chain reaction of catastrophe?  

by Linda de Hoyos

Linda de Hoyos is the Africa intelligence director of EIR.

Why Americans don’t understand Africa  

by Dennis Speed

Dennis Speed is a leader of the Schiller Institute in the United States.

By saving Africa, we can save the world  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche is founder of the Schiller Institute and president of its international advisory board. She is also a candidate for chancellor of Germany on the slate of the Civil Rights Movement-Solidarity.

Restoring democracy to Burundi  

by William Munyen Babazi

William Munyen Babazi is secretary general of Burundi’s National Council for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD).

Burundi’s future depends upon us  

by Perpetue Nshimirimana

Perpetue Nshimirimana is a former Burundian ambassador to the United Nations.

Rwanda needs peace through development  

by Jean Gahururu

Jean Gahururu is a representative of the Bonn-based Forum für Frieden und Demokratie in Ruanda (Forum for Freedom and Democracy in Rwanda).

Choose development, not IMF genocide  

by Uwe Friesecke

Uwe Friesecke is a leader of the Schiller Institute in Germany, who frequently covers developments in Africa for EIR.

International

‘Silk Road Lady’ rallies Europe around Land-Bridge  

by Ortrun Cramer

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who is becoming known worldwide as the “Silk Road Lady,” briefs audiences in Prague and Paris on the exciting developments around the Eurasian Land-Bridge.

Brits move against Sudan peace treaty  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The signing of a peace treaty between the Khartoum government and most rebel groups has British operatives, such as Baroness Caroline Cox, scrambling to prevent the agreement from taking hold.

Promise of harmony on Indian subcontinent  

by Susan B. Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

India and Pakistan’s prime ministers held an historic meeting to work on the problems that have thwarted bilateral relations between these South Asian neighbors for so long.

International Intelligence  

National

London fumes over latest Clinton anti-drug moves  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Clinton administration has opened a flank on drug-money laundering, with U.S. Treasury agents snooping around the City of London banks and putting the squeeze on the offshore haven of Jersey. “That’s not cricket!” the British are shouting.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

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