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Volume 28, Number 3, January 19, 2001

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The Demise of an Importer of Last Resort  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan may soon be reenacting the flight from the pages of history, in his nightshirt, of the formerly all-powerful, terrifying Chief Justice of England, Lord Sir George Jeffreys. As for the U.S. economy, “it has not yet lost its nightshirt, but, it must be noted that the presently ongoing financial collapse appears to be bottomless.” On the pages of future, not-so-distant history, “this presently ongoing collapse of the overblown U.S. financial bubble, will be known as ‘The Demise of the Great Importer of Last Resort.’”

The Bursting of the U.S. Import Bubble  

by Richard Freeman

Mexico Is Exporting Its Heart Out  

by Dennis Small

‘Old Economy’ of Dow Non-Industrials Is Just As Fundamentally Unsound  

by John Hoefle

Retail Sales Slump a Sign of Breakdown  

by John Hoefle

Economics

Northwest Power Crisis Deepens: Go Nuclear!  

by Marsha Freeman

The U.S. Northwest is in crisis for lack of the 5,000 megawatts of nuclear power cancelled in mid-construction during the 1980s. This is a microcosm of the national electricity crisis.

Asset-Stripping Plan for Russian Electricity Forestalled  

by Rachel Douglas

Will Czech Republic Oust Free Marketeers?  

by Alexander Hartmann

Fox’s New Budget Will Keep Mexico Anchored to IMF Conditions  

by Ronald Moncayo

Business Briefs  

International

Why Kissinger’s Cronies Have Pulled Their China Ploy Now!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Whatever the degree of truth and untruth in the CFR documents themselves about the role of China’s leadership in the events surrounding Tiananmen Square, the publication of this dubiously conveyed material, is clearly intended to signal war-like changes in the policies of the incoming U.S. Administration of President-elect GeorgeW. Bush.

CFR Mobilizes For U.S.-China Crisis  

by Kathy Wolfe

The CFR’s and George Soros’s ‘Man in China’  

by Michael O. Billington

Danger From Bush’s ‘Crisis Management’ Team  

Taiwan in Financial and Political Turmoil  

by Leni Rubinstein

U.S. Admiral Denounces Anti-China ‘Blue Team’  

Germany: New Year Begins with Government Crisis  

by Rainer Apel

Did Bush Sabotage Clinton’s Middle East Peace Efforts?  

by Dean Andromidas

Temple Mount Nuts Threaten Israeli State  

by Michele Steinberg

Colombians Gird for War, While Pastrana Fiddles  

by Valerie Rush

Smashing Brazil High on Anglo-American Agenda  

by Cynthia R. Rush

National

LaRouche Rallies Democrats vs. Nazi-Style Emergency Rule  

by Debra Hanania Freeman

The Bush Administration has two choices: Put the IMF-based financial system through bankruptcy reorganization, or impose austerity that will demand fascist measures to carry out.

LaRouche Spokesperson Tells Senate: Ashcroft as Attorney General Threatens Constitutional Rule  

by Debra Hanania Freeman

The Real Friends of America Should Not Remain Passive Now  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A statement by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, on behalf of the Civil Rights Movement-Solidarity, of Germany.

Black Caucus Demands Justice for Voters, Not Ashcroft for Justice  

Why Martin Luther King Was Qualified To Be President  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

From an exchange with Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Carl Schmitt Revival Designed To Justify Emergency Rule  

by Barbara Boyd

A Former Political Prisoner’s Continuing Fight for Justice and Truth  

An interview with Michael Billington.

Stop Tommy Thompson Nomination for HHS  

by Marianna Wertz

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Interviews

Michael Billington  

Billington, an associate of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. since 1972, was released on parole on Oct. 19, 2000, after serving more than ten years in Federal and Virginia State prisons, as part of the political assault against LaRouche and associates. Billington was sentenced to 77 years by the Commonwealth of Virginia, on trumped-up charges of “securities violations.”

Book Reviews

On Death Row in Texas: A View from France  

La machine tuer (“The Killing Machine”), by Colette Berthès with Bernard Fillaire.

Departments

Editorial  

The Dangers of Brzezinski’s Fantasies.

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