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Volume 29, Number 19, May 17, 2002

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After Erfurt: We Need To Ban Violent Videos Worldwide  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, candidate for the German Bundestag, issued this statement on April 29. The outbreak of “New Violence,” she writes, “is a worldwide phenomenon, one which represents as grave a threat to human civilization, as does the outbreak of a new life-threatening epidemic disease.”

Media, Arms Producers Make Killer Video Games  

by Alexander Hartmann

Economics

Indonesia Walks a Tightrope  

by Michael Billington

The nation is facing an unpayable debt burden left over from the 1997-98 looting and forced devaluation carried out by global speculators and their protector, the IMF, and the resulting poverty-fuelled threat of separatist, ethnic, and religious violence. However, it has a little new leverage, in the form of a de facto debt moratorium.

Lights Out for Energy Privatization in Mexico  

by Rubén Cota Meza

Ontario’s Sell-Off of Hydro One Stopped  

by Eric Alexander and Marcia Merry Baker

The ‘Misfortune 500’ Lead U.S. ‘Recovery’  

by Art Ticknor and Richard Freeman

Brazil’s Debt: Trying To Conceal the Abyss  

by Adriano Benayon

Feature

The Middle East Blow-Back Effect  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. addresses a Washington, D.C. seminar and international webcast on May 1, 2002. The full text of his speech and dialogue with the audience.

International

Strategy of Tension Now Targets the Netherlands  

by Dean Andromidas

Sharon’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ Shouts for Mideast War  

by William Jones

Ariel Sharon: Profile of an Unrepentant War Criminal  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

National

The Rules by Which Games Are Played  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Was Columbine, perhaps, one of a series of ‘test drives’ of a new product intended for mass military production of that kind of killer adolescents, who would kill one another as readily as their explicitly assigned targets?”

‘Nintendo Joe’ Saved Killer Game Producers  

by Don Phau and Scott Thompson

Within days after the April 20, 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. John McCain mobilized to defend Hollywood’s “entertainment industry” against a nation in an uproar against Hollywood’s film and video-game makers.

‘Fundies’ Howl War, But Main Churches Call for End to Israel’s Occupation  

by Edward Spannaus

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Departments

Editorial  

An Urgent Memorial Day Message.

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