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Volume 27, Number 26, June 30, 2000

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Interviews

Robert Wilkins  

Mr. Wilkins, an attorney with the D.C. Public Defender Service, makes a strong case for keeping parole, and against prison privatization.

Book Reviews

Challenges of Space Flight, Then and Now  

by Marsha Freeman

Failure Is Not an Option, by Gene Kranz, and Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir, by Jerry M. Linenger.

Departments

Editorial  

Cut the Mideast Gordian Knot, Mr. Clinton.

Economics

Regional Initiatives Proceed in Wake of Pyongyang Summit  

by Tony Papert

In the two weeks since EIR published Lyndon LaRouche’s call for the “Regional Organization under a New Bretton Woods,” developments have moved at a rapid pace in precisely that direction.

Global Moves Toward a ‘New Architecture’  

Statements by Japanese economist Eisuke Sakakibara, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, and a report on the visit to China of Iranian President Seyyed Mohammad Khatami.

Dr. Mahathir: Bretton Woods Worked, Floating Rate System Failed  

by Michael O. Billington

Documentation: Excerpts from Dr. Mahathir’s speech to “The Future of Asia” conference in Tokyo, on June 9.

Debate over Globalization Shapes Symposium on Western China  

by Mary Burdman and Jonathan Tennenbaum

A report on “International Symposium on Development of Western China,” held in Chongqing, China, on June 8-9.

Germany: A Power without Energy Sovereignty  

by Rainer Apel

The government and energy producers have agreed on a timetable to terminate use of nuclear energy.

Machine Tools, Farm Equipment Show U.S. Economic Collapse  

by Richard Freeman

President Zedillo Bequeaths Mexico a ‘Balkanized’ Economy  

by Carlos Cota Meza

Business Briefs  

Feature

U.S. Policy Debacle Brings Death to Millions in Congo  

by Linda de Hoyos

For the third time in a year, hostilities have broken out in the city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between the armed forces of Rwanda and Uganda. The fighting between the two former allies is the most lurid sign to date that the post-Cold War policy for Africa architected by British intelligence and allied American interests, is in ruins.

Mortality in Eastern Congo: Results from Five Mortality Surveys  

Excerpts from a report by the International Rescue Committee.

Voices Cry Out against Genocidal War in Congo  

Statements by U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney; Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; the Ugandan Joint Christian Council; and the Catholic Bishops of Uganda.

BBC Cover-Up of a Massacre  

by Linda de Hoyos

Hundreds of civilians were murdered in the village of Katogota by Burundian military forces and the Rwandan Patriotic Army.

International

There Are No Rogue States, Not Even Iraq  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

In the wake of the historic Inter-Korean Summit, the U.S. State Department has abandoned the official vocabulary “rogue states.” So, how can the U.S. Administration continue to justify the genocidal sanctions and undeclared war against Iraq?

LaRouche Discusses His Policy for the Mideast  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The London-based Arabic-language daily Al Arab interviewed Lyndon LaRouche.

Peru Braces for Visit by OAS Hit-Squad  

by Dennis Small

OAS Secretary General César Gaviria and Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy will try to topple the recently re-elected government of Alberto Fujimori, and install one more favorable to London’s objectives of free trade, dollarization, and drug legalization.

LaRouche: They Are Out to ‘Dollarize’ Peru and All of Ibero-America  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An interview with Lyndon LaRouche by Peru’s Gente magazine.

Peru’s Diego García Sayán: Drug Legalization and Limited Sovereignty  

Britain’s Tony Blair Is Decomposing Like Gore  

by Mark Burdman

The Anglo-Americans Fear an African-Malaysian Alliance  

by Dean Andromidas

Poland’s New Government Under Pressure To Change  

by Anna Kaczor Wei

National

Ad Hoc Platform Hearings Give Voice to ‘Forgotten Man’  

by Nancy Spannaus

A panel of 11 Democratic state legislators, joined by former U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy, presided over Ad Hoc Democratic Party Platform hearings. The panel took on the responsibility to do what the current Democratic Party leadership has refused to do: Give a voice to those “forgotten Americans” who know that the so-called “crisis of abundance” being discussed by Al Gore is a fraud.

Gore’s Campaign in Total Disarray  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

New Studies Build the Case for Abolition of Capital Punishment  

by Marianna Wertz

Mass Murderer G.W. Bush Executes Gary Graham  

by Marianna Wertz

Stop D.C. Sentencing Bill, Keep Parole  

An interview with Robert Wilkins.

Louisiana Acts vs. HMOs, as High Court Backs Right To Kill  

by Marcia Merry Baker and Brian Lantz

Eco-Terrorist Bomb Plot Foiled in Oregon  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

National News  

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

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