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Volume 27, Number 7, February 18, 2000

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Departments

Australia Dossier  

Lunatics plot new war.

Editorial  

For a moratorium on executions.

Book Reviews

Fighting like hell to live till tomorrow  

by Gail G. Billington

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, by Loung Ung.

Economics

America in the 1990s: a decade of debt  

by John Hoefle

Total debt in the United States nearly doubled during the 1990s, topping $25 trillion. In a properly run economy, it is necessary to spend money today to build the technology and infrastructure to increase the productive power of the workforce of tomorrow. But that is not what is happening now, as families live off their credit cards, and financiers peddle IOUs to inflate the speculative bubble. Bankruptcy will be the ultimate result.

The euro falls, and falls, and falls...  

by William Engdahl

The euro is in a dangerous “no man’s land,” too weak to attract the billions in foreign investment its framers had expected a year ago, and politically too entrenched to be abandoned without risking a political and monetary collapse of the European Union.

‘Dirigist’ measures needed to halt systemic collapse, says LaRouche  

Business Briefs  

Feature

Nation-states disintegrate under assault from London  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

“The underlying, principal strategic conflict dominating the planet today, is expressed as the varied threat of generalized warfare, famine, and epidemic disease, the which is caused, ultimately, and that almost entirely, by the several efforts to employ the model of pagan Imperial Rome, or more barbaric ethics, for the purpose of establishing ‘one-world government,’ through the United Nations Organization, or some alternate instrument,” Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. wrote recently. In this report, we identify those forces that are attempting to destroy the nation-state, the one institution that could offer a defense against these Dark Age forces.

The assassins of the nation-state  

by Michele Steinberg

A “Who’s Who” of the institutions and individuals who are deliberately destroying nations.

Asia 1997: The case of Indonesia  

by Michael O. Billington

Indonesia was an easy target for the 1997 blood-letting by currency speculator George Soros and his ilk, the so-called Asian crisis, which was in fact a global crisis which broke out in Asia.

Oil, opium and the attack on Asia  

Russia 1998: The line is drawn vs. attack on sovereignty  

by Rachel Douglas

Nowhere is the insanity of the perpetrators more prominently on display than in Russia—still one of the world’s great nations, and still the possessor of a superpower’s nuclear arsenal.

South America 1999: Narco-nations come to the fore  

by Dennis Small

Plunged into bankruptcy, nations are disintegrating and the continent is slated to be dominated by Jacobin mobs and narco-empires.

Ecuador is turned into a concentration camp  

by Gretchen Small

Argentina stands at the edge of the abyss  

by Cynthia R. Rush

‘Clean Hands,’ but dirty tricks vs. Europe  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Oligarchy’s assault is destroying Africa  

by Linda de Hoyos

International

Cohen and Hoon pursue policy of strategic confrontation  

by Rainer Apel

The 36th annual Conference on Security Policy, known as the Wehrkunde conference, featured a sharp contrast between the outlook of the insane British-American-Commonwealth policy grouping, against most of the rest of the world.

LaRouche’s ideas are scrutinized in Russia  

“The Social and Political Situation in Russia” was the theme of a seminar at the Institute of Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and coverage in the Moscow weekly Ekonomicheskaya Gazeta.

Austria bludgeoned by European Union  

by Anno Hellenbroich

The Haider case: Who stands to gain from the EU overreaction to the center-right Austrian coalition government?

International Intelligence  

National

LaRouche’s drive for U.S. Presidency: On to Michigan!  

by Debra Hanania-Freeman

The heavy-handed effort by the Gore apparatus to deny Lyndon LaRouche access to Democratic primary ballots is running into trouble in a number of states, where LaRouche’s campaign has beaten down all obstacles thrown in its way, and has placed the candidate’s name on the ballot. International endorsements of Lyndon LaRouche’s campaign for President.

LaRouche speaks for the 80%of voters being ignored by the ‘bozo’ candidates  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche’s opening statement to a Wilmington, Delaware town meeting on Feb. 4, on the eve of state’s primary election.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

Civil Rights

LaRouche takes voting rights case to U.S. Supreme Court  

In this brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. and his fellow plaintiffs prove that former Democratic Party National Committee Chairman Donald L. Fowler and co-defendants violated their rights, under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, by refusing to seat delegates pledged to LaRouche at the 1996 Democratic National Convention.

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