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Volume 26, Number 49, December 10, 1999

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Interviews

Gen. Andrei Nikolayev  

Part II of a dialogue with former Russian Border Troops commander Gen. Andrei Nikolayev. General Nikolayev leads “The Union of People’s Power and Labor,” one of 28 electoral blocs running in the Dec. 19 Russian State Duma elections.

Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Robert Barwick

Setback for free trade in New Zealand.

Editorial  

Will December be the month from Hell?

Science & Technology

Science, pesticides, and environmentalist politics  

by J. Gordon Edwards

From Silent Spring to the ban on DDT, environmentalist scare stories about pesticides are flagrant hoaxes. A speech by entomologist Dr. J. Gordon Edwards at Dartmouth College on April 11, 1999.

Reviews

Robert McNamara in Vietnam: still fighting Britain’s Cold War  

by Michael O. Billington

Michael Billington reviews Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy, by Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham.

Economics

Anti-free market anger killed the WTO summit  

by Jeffrey Steinberg, Marcia Merry Baker, and Harley Schlanger

It was clear in Seattle that globalization is on the way out, as developing nations reject the looting of their raw materials and the enslavement of their workers, as western Europe rejects pressures to end farm price-support programs, and as Americans react against the loss of productive jobs and the decline in real purchasing power.

Anglophiles encounter resistance in Germany  

by Rainer Apel

Falling euro reveals bankrupt policy  

by William Engdahl

Colombia verges on widespread starvation  

by Javier Almario

Stimulus packages won’t save Japan  

EIR publishes book by Russia’s Glazyev  

EIR will publish the English edition of Genocide: Russia and the New World Order, by Russian economist Dr. Sergei Glazyev.

It’s time to dump GDP as a measure of the economy  

by Richard Freeman

On Oct. 28, the U.S. Department of Commerce made a comprehensive historical revision of Gross Domestic Product, creating, out of thin air, an additional $248.9 billion for 1998. A look at the fakery of GDP, and at a true metric of an economy.

Business Briefs  

International

Russia draws the line against strategic insanity  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Russia finds itself in a turbulent “boundary layer” where, in the words of one Russian observer, “sudden and unexpected developments are to be expected.” The entire political geometry of Russia has already radically changed from what it was a mere three or four months ago, as patriotic layers prepare to defend against oligarchical attacks.

Manic Blair reveals Britain’s real agenda  

by Mary Burdman

The new form of the British Empire is just as EIR has documented, and the Prime Minister is trying to keep himself in office to exercise that power.

Brazilian nationalists tell British oligarchy: Enough is enough!  

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

The Brazilian Armed Forces and leading Senators are naming the names of those plotting to take over the Amazon.

EIR unmasks oligarchs’ operations in Roraima  

by Nilder Costa

Documentation: EIR testimony before the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on Land in Boa Vista, Roraima, the state’s capital; a report on a briefing by the then-head of the Amazon Military Command, Gen. Luis Gonzaga Lessa; and statements by Senators Bernardo Cabral and Gilberto Mestrinho.

‘Donors’ abandon Sierra Leone to the international drug cartel  

by Linda de Hoyos

Mafias profit from a ‘children’s war’  

by Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence  

National

LaRouche to black legislators: Here’s how to solve the crisis  

LaRouche’s speech to the leading constituency group of African-Americans in the United States was a breakthrough for his Presidential campaign.

The man who should be President  

by Theo Mitchell

The remarks of former South Carolina legislator Theo Mitchell, who introduced LaRouche to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL).

LaRouche: Bring people back into politics  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The speech of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Officials demand DNC repudiate racist policy  

Stop racist attempt to overturn Voting Rights Act  

The text of an open letter from over 100 civil rights leaders, state legislators, and others, which is being run as an advertisement in African-American and Hispanic newspapers around the United States.

African leaders endorse LaRouche for President  

by Uwe Friesecke

Statements by the Rally for the Return of Refugees and Democracy in Rwanda, and by Melchior Ndadaye’s Legion of Honor from Burundi.

Reports point to U.S. human rights violations  

by Marianna Wertz

A review of “International Perspectives on the Death Penalty,” by theWashington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Information Center, and “United States of America, Rights for All: Betraying the Young,” by Amnesty International.

President Clinton says he defended U.S. Constitution against Starr  

by Edward Spannaus

National News  

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