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Volume 25, Number 43, October 30, 1998

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Interviews

Chalmers Johnson  

An old “Asia hand,” Johnson gives his analysis of the proposal by the Japanese Finance Minister to establish a $30 billion fund to protect Asia’s currencies from collapse.

Yossi Beilin  

The former Israeli Foreign Minister backs peace and the formalization of a Palestinian state.

Departments

Banking  

by John Hoefle

Going, going ...

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

Ecologism in, technology and jobs out.

Australia Dossier  

by Allen Douglas

Leiblers take a hit.

Editorial  

The hour of the nation-state is here.

Economics

Equity mutual fund losses wiping out Americans’ savings  

by Richard Freeman

At the end of July, equity mutual fund held assets were worth $2.81 trillion; by the end of August, some $450 billion in assets had disappeared. And yet, some 26 million households own equity in mutuals.

Questions raised on LTCM scandal in Italy  

by Paolo Raimondi

Russian government, industry look to lessons of ‘Mittelstand,’ New Deal  

by Rachel Douglas

More leading figures are speaking out to revive industry, by supporting innovative small firms and to adopt the dirigist initiatives of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

LaRouche ‘action program’ published in Moscow  

by Rachel Douglas

Georgian political figure urges Clinton to appoint LaRouche  

Japan’s policymaking takes positive turn  

IMF, Federal Reserve discredited in Japan  

An interview with Chalmers Johnson.

India under globalization’s shadow  

by Ramtanu Maitra

The country has not totally succumbed to the “free trade” mania, but neither has it taken on the larger task of fighting it.

Space research is still a major priority in Asia Pacific nations  

by Marsha Freeman

The 49th annual congress of the International Astronautical Federation, held in Australia, deliberated on the future of Asian nations to join the “space race.”

Business Briefs  

Feature

Time to explode your myths about the U.S. media  

by L. Wolfe and Jeffrey Steinberg

Disgusted as most people are with the media, they are spending more time accumulating “information” than ever before. We expose the puppet-masters, and their policies, behind this paradoxical mass addiction to something nearly everyone hates.

Who controls the media cartel  

by Marcia Merry Baker, Jeffrey Steinberg, and Frank Bell

How the media cartel works  

Don’t be a junk mail junkie!  

by Jeffrey Steinberg and Charles Tuttle

One of the most pervasive con-jobs to come along in decades, targets U.S. conservatives, to manipulate them in the direction London, and its cohorts in the U.S. eastern establishment, desire.

Media blackout of the real stories  

The ‘black art’ of spreading slander  

by L. Wolfe

How the media brainwash you  

by L. Wolfe

International

Netanyahu’s paid terrorist targets Wye summit  

by Joseph Brewda

No sooner had President Clinton forced the Israeli Prime Minister to sit at the negotiating table, than an “Islamic terrorist” grenade attack gave Netanyahu the excuse to try to leave. Except that the “Islamic terrorist” was a paid informant of Israel’s Shin Bet.

‘A Palestinian state is the only solution’  

An interview with Yossi Beilin.

London’s warlords annex eastern Congo  

by Linda de Hoyos

Congressional yahoos peddle ‘big lie’ on Cambodia  

by Michael O. Billington and Gail G. Billington

Some 90% of the voters of a once war-torn nation cast their sovereign ballots and choose their prime minister. That’s not good enough for the “democracy mafia” in Congress and their unelected allies in the NGOs.

Pakistan’s Sharif gets yet another opportunity to set things right  

by Susan B. Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence  

National

Congress must first investigate Starr!  

by Edward Spannaus

The House first has a responsibility to find out how the independent prosecutor carried out a coup against the U.S. Constitution.

Victory won vs. DOJ on McDade-Murtha  

by Suzanne Rose

A central feature of the “Citizens Protection Act” has been passed into law, undercutting the ability of Federal prosecutors to carry out biased and political prosecutions.

Rallies tell Clinton: Bring in LaRouche!  

The message is ringing out from Lafayette Park, to Mexico City, to Stockholm.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

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