Hear Other voices from Serbia

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Sun Apr 18 13:53:03 PDT 1999

[from nettime]

Q: Who are you?

A: We are a group of young prodemocratily oriented people (students mostly) who have spent the best years of their lives trying to change some things in Serbia, to create a more democratic society were people would be able to have freedom of speech without being afraid of getting arrested, beaten, tortured, etc. In the last ten years of bloodshed on Balkan, we've condemned and protested against any form of violence, ethnical cleansing and crimes against humanity, no matter which side is responsible for it. We were under constant repression and were brutally molested by the regime during the Student Protest 96/97. Although we failed in trying to change the Milosevic`s regime (which did not happen because the West did not help us in time), we achieved a lot. Many people in Serbia opened their eyes and started using their heads instead of being hypnotized by propaganda. We are aware of the fact that our attitude - against NATO intervention and Milosevic's regime as well - is not popular among the sides taking part in this conflict, but that is exactly why we think our side is the right one and therefore it is the only one that can contribute to the stopping of bloodshed.

Q: What do you want?

A: Our aim is to offer you an independent view of all the aspects of this crisis, at the peak of the propaganda of the media on both sides. Since the true victims of this conflict are innocent civilians (regardless of nationality), and all the aspects of the crisis (because of which this NATO intervention started (the humanitarian aspect, the diplomatic one, and that of democracy)), are getting worse terribly every day, we want the conflict and bombing to stop NOW, and the finding of a peaceful solution to start. We think the possibilities for a political solution are numerous and it is still not too late to reach them.

Find out a lot more about us in Frequently Asked Questions on Other Voices from Serbia Web site at http://welcome.to/freeserbia. Go to http://freehosting.at.webjump.com/am/aman-bre-webjump/facts/e-faq-kosmomi.html

Check Other Voices From Serbia site on http://welcome.to/freeserbia There you can find personal comments, statements of students' and non-governmental organizations, eye witnesses, facts and issues and a list of civilian targets and casualties. We will appreciate all your comments and suggestions.

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