Protests continue in Bosnia, taking the form of a widespread revolt.
Three people aroud a table in a back-street pub between Kings Cross and Euston stations.
Review of "The Balkans, nationalism and imperialism", edited by Lindsay German,1999
If socialists operate in politics according to worked out positive principles, then they will generally be consistent.
Friday, April 2
Arrive at the NUT Conference in Brighton expecting a lively and constructive weekend. Teachers are deeply angry about the Green Paper proposals for performance related pay.
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.