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Volume 27, Number 23, June 9, 2000

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Book Reviews

Indicting America’s ‘Justice’ System  

by Marianna Wertz

Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted, by Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, and Jim Dwyer.

Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Robert Barwick

Globalists Are Behind Fiji Coup.

Editorial  

SDI Redux.

Economics

Oil and the Coming Financial Armageddon  

by William Engdahl

Little more than eight weeks after an OPEC agreement to increase oil production, the price of benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude has again risen above $30 per barrel. An investigation as to why, must start with the oil cartel and its bankers.

Economic Instability Wracks Southeast Europe, UN Report Shows  

by Rainer Apel

‘Shareholder Value,’ the Bigger Crime, Untouched in Columbia/HCA Settlement  

by Richard Freeman

Columbia/HCA has announced that it has reached a tentative $745 million settlement to conclude one part of a U.S. Justice Department investigation into its practices.

HMOs Put American Children at Risk  

by Linda Everett

Managed-care policies are responsible for harming, maiming, or killing children, undermining the nation’s most advanced pediatric treatment protocols and its critical safety net of pediatric services.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Schiller Institute Organizes for a New, Just Economic Order  

We begin here to publish the “Proceedings of the Historical Bad Schwalbach International Conference: The World on the Brink of the Great Financial Crash.”

Only a New Classical Period Can Save Humanity from a Dark Age  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche to the conference. Romanticism, and the Romantics, those Conservative Revolutionaries and agents of the oligarchs who deem “the ideas of 1789,” the synonym for the American Revolution, to be their enemy-image, says Zepp-LaRouche, represent the danger of a new fascism today. “Only if the majority of the population very quickly learns how to think Classically, can catastrophe be avoided.”

International

Sovereignty Is at Stake in Arkansas and Peru  

by Dennis Small

The worst nightmares of the London and Wall Street financial oligarchy began to come true on May 31, as one after another Ibero-American country flatly rejected the U.S. State Department’s demand that the Organization of American States adopt a new “limited sovereignty” clause which in effect would mean the end of any sovereignty whatsoever.

LaRouche: Defend Peru’s Sovereignty as Our Own  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The Peruvian magazine Gente’s interview with U.S. Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche.

Peruvian Mass Media Cover LaRouche’s Proposals for Crisis  

Behind the War on Peru: Wall Street’s Drive for Limited Sovereignty  

by Gretchen Small

Another Third-Term President: FDR  

The Beam in the U.S. State Department’s Eye  

by Edward Spannaus

No My Lai Massacre Here, Sy!  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Seymour Hersh’s attack on White House drug policy adviser Gen. Barry McCaffrey (ret.) has fallen flat.

The LaRouche Campaign Complaint to the OAS  

Mexican Presidential Candidate Cárdenas: Another Salinas, in Leftist Clothing  

by Carlos Cota Meza

Cárdenas, the PAN’s Vincente Fox, and former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari represent precisely the same political project for Mexico: globalization, privatization, and free trade.

Balkan Intrigues Raise Threat of Renewed War  

by Umberto Pascali

International Intelligence  

National

Will Gore’s Crash Wake Up Endangered Democrats?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Just because Al Gore claims that he’s stolen, fair and square, the votes of 53,000 Arkansas voters from his opponent Lyndon LaRouche, doesn’t mean it’s so. Fact is, more Democrats hate Gore than like him, and one heck of a fight is shaping up for an open national Democratic Party convention in August, with LaRouche delegates’ participation.

Democrats Should Reject Gore: He Pushes Bush’s Policies  

by Michele Steinberg

Part 2 of our scorecard on the two so-called front-runners, showing that on Social Security, the Middle East, health care, and welfare, Bush and Gore have the same policies.

The Privatizers Are Destroying District of Columbia’s Children  

by Carl Osgood

The death of two-year-old Brianna Blackmond, who had been in the city’s foster-care system, has given further impetus to a plan to privatize the District’s child welfare services. But her death can be laid right on the doorstep of the Conservative Revolutionaries in Congress, who advocate ripping up the Constitution’s General Welfare clause.

UN Rebukes U.S. for ‘Torture,’ Other Rights Violations in Justice System  

by Marianna Wertz

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