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Volume 27, Number 11, March 17, 2000

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Interviews

Allan Rathbun  

Allan Rathbun retired from the Boeing Company in 1995, after 22 years as a software and design engineer.

Bill Dugovich  

Bill Dugovich is a spokesman for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace.

David Grossman  

Lt. Col. David Grossman (ret.), a former U.S. Army Ranger and former professor atWest Point, trains military, police, and emergency rescue units.

Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Robert Barwick

An economy of gamblers.

Editorial  

Stupor Tuesday, the world’s laughing-stock.

Economics

Oil and gas price ‘shock’ shows hyperinflation process  

by Marcia Merry Baker

There are supply-and-demand factors involved, but what is manifest in the petroleum drama is a hyperinflationary process in the entire financial system. Price inflation is hitting many commodities, and other vital sectors of the physical economy.

EU is demolishing European agriculture  

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Engineers’ strike against Boeing is holding strong  

by Marianna Wertz

Boeing: ‘management plan du jour’  

An interview with Allan Rathbun.

Shareholder value is destroying Boeing  

An interview with Bill Dugovich.

The financial bubble: prosperity for some, tragedy for all  

by John Hoefle

A speech by John Hoefle to the Schiller Institute-International Caucus of Labor Committees Presidents’ Day conference.

Business Briefs  

Feature

The mark of the beast: America’s children are in mortal danger  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in a speech to the Presidents’ Day conference of the Schiller Institute and International Caucus of Labor Committees, analyzes the mind-murder—through video games and such cults as Pokémon—that leads to such tragedies as the Littleton killings. “An old Chinese philosopher once said it very openly,” she states. “Keep the people stupid; it’s easier to rule. And, as I will demonstrate, the oligarchy is involved in a gigantic effort to dumb down the population, to desensitize them, to put them under direct behavior modification, and even use brainwashing techniques on a large scale.”

Interview

Media violence: giving children ‘the skill and the will to kill’  

An interview with Lt. Col. David Grossman (ret.), co-author of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call To Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence. He describes how media and video games are addicting children through violence, training them to kill. “We have an obligation to hold these people accountable, and we need to let the average American out there know, that, if you connect the dots, and there’s a media linkage to what happened, then, you have a responsibility to go after the accessories to the crime,” he says.

International

Tony Blair’s nightmare comes to life in London mayor race  

by Mark Burdman

The British Prime Minister is facing the most significant challenge to his grip on power yet, as Ken Livingston, a leading figure of the “Old Labour” traditional wing of the party, announced that he will run as an independent for Mayor of London. The challenge is catalyzing anti-Blair ferment throughout the U.K.

Mozambique victimized by floods and the IMF  

by Uwe Friesecke

Is the Mideast being set up for a new war?  

by Dean Andromidas

New scandals are threatening the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, but the real aim is to sabotage peace.

Palme murder cover-up comes under attack  

by Ulf Sandmark

A group known as “The Independent Palme Investigation” is ripping apart the network of lies that has been put out as part of the official murder investigations.

Beijing sharpens its stance on eve of Taiwan election  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Documentation: Excerpts from the government of the People’s Republic of China’s White Paper on “The One-China Principle and the Taiwan Issue.”

National

After Wall Street election fix, sane leaders endorse LaRouche  

by Debra Hanania Freeman

“The dirtiest money Wall Street could muster has bought the most corrupt and incompetent candidates you could imagine,” one analyst summed up the rigged primaries so far. Part of the game was to try to postpone any eruptions of the inevitable blowout of the global financial system until after “Super Tuesday.” Now, leading figures around the world are looking to LaRouche for some sign of sanity in the United States.

Leading figures in Europe, Russia endorse LaRouche for President  

‘Escape from fantasy into the hope of reality’  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Excerpts from Lyndon LaRouche’s simultaneous webcast to town meetings in New York, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Iowa, on March 4.

DNC to U.S. Supreme Court:We are exempt from Voting Rights Act  

Dubya’s scum is rising to the top  

by Scott Thompson

George W. Bush’s backers are now the targets of a fraud inquiry in Connecticut, and there are calls for investigation, by the Federal Election Commission, of scurrilous ads attacking John McCain—ads paid for by a financial backer of Bush.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

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