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Volume 25, Number 17, April 24, 1998

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Interviews

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.  

From an interview with “EIR Talks.”

Luke Cornelius  

Mr. Cornelius is the National Secretary of the Australian Federal Police Association. From an interview with the New Citizen.

Dr. Natalya Vitrenko  

Dr. Vitrenko led the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine slate, and has announced her candidacy for President of Ukraine. In February 1997, she co-authored, with Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the “Appeal to President Clinton to Convoke a New Bretton Woods Conference.”

Departments

Banking  

by John Hoefle

Fewer and larger is not better.

Australia Dossier  

by Allen Douglas

Showdown on the docks.

Report from Bonn  

by John Hoefle

A return to Classical education.

Editorial  

Northern Ireland deal renews hope.

Economics

Group of 22 debates ‘new financial architecture’  

by William Jones

The April 16 meeting in Washington did not define what the “new architecture” will be, and did not specifically discuss the LaRouche proposal for a New Bretton Woods system. But, EIR was in circulation among all the national delegations, and many leading figures are becoming aware that such a bold plan will be required to save the world from financial catastrophe.

Behind the scenes, bankers fear the worst  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Growing nervousness about the systemic crisis  

Comments by world leaders and press on the G-22 meeting and the threat of a financial blow-out.

Korean crisis set for new blowup  

by Kathy Wolfe

Argentine government refuses IMF ‘medicine’  

by Gonzalo Huertas

Representatives of the once-feared IMF are now being called such things as “five imbeciles disguised as experts.”

There is no possible bailout of the world financial system  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An interview with Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

What balanced budget? Exposing the hoax  

by Richard Freeman

The claims from Washington policymakers that the FY 1999 U.S. federal budget will show a surplus, are absurd. Richard Freeman reports.

The astrophysics of Earth climate: Why are the modellers so wrong?  

by Elijah C. Boyd

Most of the warming this century occurred before the smokestacks of widespread industrialization appeared. A look at the science of climate forecasting.

Business Briefs  

National Economy

Infrastructure, not money, fosters development of nations  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A speech by Lyndon LaRouche to a private seminar. “If we think about space exploration as the frontier of infrastructure, then we look back at Earth, we have a better understanding of how infrastructure works on Earth,” LaRouche states. “So, let us think of ourselves as visitors from space colonizing Earth. We need to make the Earth habitable for human beings, and for the kinds of production human beings require. So, we think of ourself as man in the universe, and Earth is our first colony. And then we have the right thinking.”

Feature

United Nations report blasts the drug lobby  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The annual report of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board for 1997 has broken important ground in identifying the causes behind the growth of drug production and abuse. The material it has assembled documents quite conclusively, that drugs are not a sociological phenomenon.

George Soros and the international dope lobby  

Drugs threaten Russia’s national security  

by Denise Henderson

Push for marijuana ‘decrim’ in Australia  

The Australian government has never carried out a war on drugs  

An interview with Luke Cornelius, from the New Citizen.

LaRouche’s 15-point plan for a war on drugs  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

International

Iran’s Khatami government meets political challenge  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

For the first time, the confrontation between the conservative wing of the clerical establishment, and the moderate forces, emerged as an open political conflict, involving a clash of institutional authority, and threatening to expand into social conflict.

Netanyahu pushes for Palestinian civil war  

by Joseph Brewda

Our first goal, is to end Ukraine’s pact with the IMF  

An interview with Dr. Natalya Vitrenko.

LaRouche: Support for IMF policy in Ukraine is ‘nuts’  

Tasks facing the new Armenian President  

by Karl-Michael Vitt

LaRouche: Clinton should cooperate with Germany on spies  

Contrary to promises by the Bush administration, the U.S. is refusing to turn over the names of former Stasi agents.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche is campaigning in Germany’s elections  

by Ortrum Cramer

International Intelligence  

National

Starr digs himself even deeper, in payola scandal  

by Edward Spannaus

The so-called independent counsel is trying desperately to refute the suggestion made by Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder, that Starr has a conflict of interest regarding his protection of corrupt Whitewater witness David Hale.

LaRouche Democrats launch campaigns to save the nation  

Dennis Speed and Lewis du Pont Smith of New Jersey, and Ronald Wieczorek of South Dakota will be on the June 2 Democratic primary ballots. Before that, in Virginia, Democrats in the Tenth Congressional District will choose between well-known LaRouche Democrat, and anti-Ollie North fighter, Nancy Spannaus, and two other Democrats, to take on incumbent Frank Wolf (R).

National News  

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