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Volume 26, Number 48, December 3, 1999

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Interviews

Gen. Andrei Nikolayev  

General Nikolayev heads the Union of People’s Power and Labor, an electoral bloc running in Russia’s Dec. 19 parliamentary elections. A career military officer, he was Commander-in-Chief of the Border Troops of the Russian Federation (1993-97), then director of the Federal Border Service. He resigned from active duty in December 1997, and was elected to the State Duma in April 1998.

Departments

Editorial  

Wake up, Americans!

Economics

Germany in revolt at bankers’ dismantling of industry  

by Rainer Apel

The threat of a social explosion has forced the bankers to back down, allowing the giant construction company Philipp Holzmann to avoid bankruptcy.

Globalization devours its children  

“BüSo Calls For a Change in Economic Policy: General Welfare Instead of Shareholder Value,” a statement by Helga Zepp-LaRouche.

The plot to collapse German public banks  

by Lothar Komp

Commonwealth meet pushes free trade  

by Scott Thompson

Blair’s ‘Third Way’ crumbles in Florence  

by Claudio Celani

Italian banker urges curbs on globalization  

by Antonio Fazio

From a speech by Banca d’Italia Governor Antonio Fazio.

Has Peru’s government tired of rescuing banks?  

by Manuel Hidalgo

South Africa’s President Mbeki mobilizes for Africa’s development  

by Douglas DeGroot

Documentation: From a speech by Mbeki on Oct. 11 on the occasion of the launching of the African Renaissance Institute in Pretoria, South Africa.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Australia’s fight to become a republic  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The current debate over whether Australia should abandon the English monarchy and become a republic, has a long history—a history that has been suppressed by 150 years of British-controlled historiography.

The 1840s and ’50s: The great republicans’ fight against Britain  

by Noelene Isherwood

The Rev. Dr. John Dunmore Lang, arguably the greatest true patriotic Australian of the last 200 years, has been virtually written out of the history books.

The 1880s and 1890s: A republican labor movement awakens  

by Robert Barwick

Important victories against the City of London’s “Money Power,” were achieved, but there was a fatal flaw that prevented the union organizers from achieving the goal of creating a republic.

The 1930s: The struggle against London’s ‘Money Power’  

by Kelvin Heslop

The battle between the Bank of England and the Commonwealth Bank, an Australian institution modelled on the U.S. national bank of Alexander Hamilton.

The 1940s: The mobilization for World War II  

by Robert Barwick

Britain was ready to sacrifice Australia to the Japanese, but Australian Prime Minister John Curtin turned to the United States, allying himself with Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

International

Germany as tragedy revisited  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The German military command’s present backing of London’s NATO policy in the Balkans, Chechnya, and elsewhere, shows that those German circles are repeating the same tragic folly which led the Germany military to its own doom in 1933-34. This is not only Germany’s tragedy, however; the babbling of the diplomats at the recent Istanbul gathering, shows what “ships of fools” the governments of the U.S.A. and western Europe have become.

Russians protest British terror  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Russia has joined growing list of nations that have delivered official protests to the British government for its harboring of terrorist organizations.

The U.S. State Department list of terrorist groups  

Her Majesty’s favorite narco-terrorists  

López Portillo says, ‘Support LaRouche!’  

by José López Portillo

Russian candidate: Military professionals can help solve the crisis  

An interview with Gen. Andrei Nikolayev.

China takes first step to put a man in space  

by Marsha Freeman

A Long March 2F rocket placed the Shenzhou spacecraft, which will carry men into space in the future, into orbit.

National

Gore, Bush, and McCain all beat the war drums  

by Michele Steinberg

Contrasted to LaRouche’s comprehensive vision of a United States with its sovereignty and national mission fully restored, several other Presidential candidates are setting forth policies that if carried out would have only one result: war.

LaRouche holds dialogue with civil rights leaders  

Over 25 leaders of the U.S. civil rights movement participated in a dialogue with Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. on Nov. 23, that was broadcast “live” on LaRouche’s campaign website.

DNC caught lying on Voting Rights Act  

A statement issued by Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche’s campaign committee.

Anti-drug strategy must target bankers behind legalization drive  

by Michele Steinberg

Including a review of the drug lobby’s renewed drive for decriminalization.

Nat’l Missile Defense: a Lott of rotten pork  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Before he leaves office in January 2001, President Clinton will decide whether the United States shall proceed with construction of a National Ballistic Missile Defense system; and, according to several sources in the defense establishment, the specific proposal being shoved down the President’s throat has more pork in it than a “good ol’ boys” Southern pig roast.

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