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ENSLAVED BY NONPROFITS: HOW NGOS COLONIZE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Ex-Yugoslavia, USA, ZIO-NAZI

ENSLAVED BY NONPROFITS: HOW NGOS COLONIZE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

November 21 marked the 28th anniversary of the signing of the US-brokered Dayton Agreement, which brought an end to the proxy war in Bosnia after three years and eight months. It is an event few celebrate – although there was much cheering in Sarajevo two days later when Stuart Seldowitz, the man who led negotiations on Washington’s side, was arrested for subjecting Muslim Americans to vile verbal abuse. The war in Bosnia – encouraged, financed, armed, and prolonged at every step by the U.S. – tore apart a previously harmonious, inclusive and prosperous republic of Socialist Yugoslavia. In all, 100,000 died, with many more injured. Croats, Muslims, and Serbs who had considered each other friends, neighbors and relatives were thrust into a hellish cycle...
Who Killed Djindjic? And What Will Be the Repercussions in the Balkans?
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Who Killed Djindjic? And What Will Be the Repercussions in the Balkans?

Who put Zoran Djindjic in power? The mainstream media tells us that the Serbian people did. In reality, his popularity rating was always close to zero. Especially after he supported NATO while the bombs were raining on his country. Who put Djindjic in power? The West. Thanks to more than nine years of a crushing embargo (dictated by the IMF in order to destroy to impose globalization), plus nine years of an info-war demonising the Serbian people, plus 78 days of NATO bombardment and tens of millions of dollars spent on a destabilization campaign to get rid of Milosevic, a campaign which was orchestrated by the CIA in 2000. It’s the same kind of campaign that is now being led against Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Since then, no one ever talks about Yugoslavia, a country t...
Extreme prejudice: The Hague tribunal and the trial of Slobodan Milosevic
Ex-Yugoslavia

Extreme prejudice: The Hague tribunal and the trial of Slobodan Milosevic

“We are the judges Mr. Milosevic, and we have judged that you will have forty-five minutes to cross-examine this witness.” Judge Richard, May 7th June 2002. To spend one day at The Hague Tribunal is enough to confirm the worst of suspicions. What is actually taking place in the heart of ‘democratic’ Europe is a show trial so blatant, so lacking in any form of legality, that it brings shame to those who are participating in it and to those who refuse to challenge it. The history of the Tribunal’s formation and funding is well documented. Originally an idea that emanated from the United States Department of the Army, it was brought into being via the UN Security Council in its Resolutions 808 and 827 of 1993. Not only was this act legally invalid, being that the Security Counc...
Slobodan Milosevic in The Hague – By adding three lies, one does not get the truth, only a bigger lie
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Slobodan Milosevic in The Hague – By adding three lies, one does not get the truth, only a bigger lie

Transcript of January 30, 2002 proceedings Pres. Milosevic: By adding three lies, one does not get the truth – only a bigger lie. All three indictments really have a running thread – to use a statement I’ve heard used here – which is the ongoing crime against Yugoslavia and against my people. This here is obviously a colossal abuse of power to fabricate an historical forgery in which those who advocated the preservation of Yugoslavia would be charged with its destruction; those who defended the country would be accused of crimes; and those who advocated and committed secession, advocating separatism and terrorism, would be given amnesty – because they were backed by forces that wanted to establish control over the Balkans, so as to be able to use this strategic position to e...
Yugoslavia – Milosevic’s arrest
Ex-Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia – Milosevic’s arrest

Step by step, the imperialists appear to be very close to realising their goal of breaking up the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and dominating, militarily and economically, its constituent parts. As Nato’s criminal war, with its 78 days of ceaseless bombardment and 36,000 sorties, had not been able to dislodge the Milosevic regime, which had become a symbol of Yugoslav national resistance to the diktat of war-mongering NATO imperialism, led by US imperialism, the most urgent task facing the latter was to somehow get rid of that regime. Without the accomplishment of this task, without the replacement of Milosevic regime by a regime of outright traitors prepared to sell their country in return for paltry sums of dollars and act as servile lackeys to the imperialist powers, NA...
Once more on Yugoslavia – Once more on NATO’s lies
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Once more on Yugoslavia – Once more on NATO’s lies

Once more on NATO’s lies “For globalisation to work, America can’t be afraid to act like the almighty super power that it is. The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonald-Douglas, the designer of the F-15, and the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley’s technology is called the United States’ Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps” Bourgeois journalist, Thomas Friedman, New York Times, 28/3/99 Introduction In the months and weeks leading up to NATO’s barbaric war of aggression against the tiny Yugoslav Republic, layers of the proletariat, let alone the petty bourgeoisie, in the principal imperialist countries were overwhelmed by the deluge of propaganda gushing forth round the clock ...
Election in Yugoslavia
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Election in Yugoslavia

a victory for democracy or naked force, imperialist lies, threats and bribery? The Yugoslav presidential election was held on 24 September. The five candidates who contested the election were as follows: Slobodan Milosevic, nominated by the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), the Yugoslav Left (JUL) and the Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro (SNP); Vojislav Kostunica, the candidate of the motley of 18 opposition parties grouped under the umbrella of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS); Tomislav Nicolic from the Serbian Radical Party (SRS); Vojislav Mihailovic nominated by the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) of Vuk Draskovic; and Miroljub Vidojkovic of the Affirmative Party. Barrage of imperialist propaganda Preceding this election, imperialist propaganda had reached...
Conflict in the Balkans: Alan Clark’s View
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Conflict in the Balkans: Alan Clark’s View

Alan Clark is a right-wing Conservative MP and a former Defence Minister. We produce his view on the war in Yugoslavia for two reasons: (1) it exposes the hypocritical assertions of Clinton and Blair as to the justness of this war, and (2) it objectively gives a powerful support to the anti-war movement and at the same time puts to shame the Labour back-benchers, especially its so-called left-wing and their supporters in Trotskyite and revisionist circles. [Editor – Lalkar] Sunday, March 28, 1999 The assertion that human rights within the boundaries of a sovereign nationare best defended by a sustained bombardment of its own civilian populationis, to put it most kindly, Orwellian. The notion that because a war is ‘just’ (by the aggressor’s definition) it can be prosecuted im...
Aftermath of the Yugoslav War
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Aftermath of the Yugoslav War

Intensification of all the contradictions of imperialism War is politics continued by other (i.e., forcible) means.” This famous dictum of Clausewitz, one of the most profound writers on military questions, has received further confirmation from the latest imperialist war in the Balkans. This war started as a continuation of the imperialist peace, and the imperialist peace ending this war is in turn a continuation of the imperialist war, whose aim was, and remains, the securing of domination by imperialism of the entire area stretching from the Middle East to the shores of the Black and Caspian Seas, endowed as they are with fabulous mineral wealth and a vast network of oil pipelines. All talk about humanitarianism was just hocus pocus, meant to distract the gullible. The...
The Media coverage of NATO’s war on Yugoslavia — and the response of the ‘Left’
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The Media coverage of NATO’s war on Yugoslavia — and the response of the ‘Left’

by David Ayrton The aim of this article is to show the reader the reactionary nature of the reporting on the war, and the way in which the ‘Left’ has proved to be incapable of charting a truly independent course from what is, essentially, the propaganda machine of the British capitalist class. With very few honourable exceptions, the ‘Left’ repeated chunks of the propaganda that the CIA and MI6 had fed through the various press agencies and briefings, on behalf of the imperialist bourgeoisie. Among the few taking a thoroughly principled stand was Arthur Scargill, General Secretary of the SLP, who was fast off the mark on Wednesday 24 th March in declaring that the SLP “condemned the unlawful and immoral bombing of Yugoslavia” for “Neither NATO, Britain or the ...