With Ratko Mladic, predator and killer, now in custody, Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy and the others who have sought to deny justice to the victims of Bosnia's killing fields should apologise to those victims for working so long to make the justice they sought less, not more, likely.
Ratko Mladic, who commanded Serb forces during the Bosnian war of 1992-5, was arrested on 26 May in a Serbian village, and will now face a war-crimes tribunal in The Hague.
“The occupiers of a country are never popular, either those who want to stay forever or those who are dying to get home.” Jane Flanner was writing about the American occupation of France in 1945, which, having helped free the country from Nazi terror, had a better chance of popularity than most. The occupation of Bosnia by 60,000 NATO troops, mostly US, French and British, has no such advantages.
Branka Magas is a Croatian socialist living in London and the author of 'The Destruction of Yugoslavia' (Verso). She talked to Martin Thomas about the nature of Karadzic's Bosnian-Serb military regime and the case for siding with the Bosnian government in the current war.
Six members of the Serbian section of the International Workers Association, the Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative are facing charges of “international terrorism” in relation to an attack on the Gree
Students all over Europe — and, indeed, the world — are planning a wave of high-level direct action as part of the Global Week of Action, called by the “International Students Movement”.
An article from July 1992 stating our basic position in the wars which erupted as Yugoslavia broke up and Serbia tried to conquer maximum territory for a "Greater Serbia".
The capture in Belgrade of Radovan Karadzic, who bears political responsibility for the murder of many thousands of Bosnian Muslim civilians in the mid-1990s, undoubtedly reflects the “turn to the west” of the current Serbian government. He had been living and working in Belgrade, protected by other Serb nationalists.
These comments all relate to a posting on Kosova's declaration of independence