-------- Original Message -------- Subject: (en) General Strike in Serbia...Final report! Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 06:26:03 -0400 From: "Ratibor Trivunac" <rata at beotel.yu> Reply-To: a-infos-d at lists.tao.ca To: "A-infos" <a-infos-en at tao.ca>
A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
We won! I don't have enough words to describe to you all how do we all feel now in Yugoslavia! Last night, after burning parliament and national television celebration started. People were going around kissing and hugging each other, you could see on every face smile or tears of happiness. During the night small groups of most violent anti-milosevich people went around city destroying headquarters of Milosevicis (now) ex-party "Socialistic Party of Serbia". There were some looting reported but those were only isolated cases. There was music in the streets, people were dancing with "Let the Sunshine in" and other great songs.
University is free also. There was no need for any of us to continue sleeping inside of it, now when there was nobody left who wanted to take university from us. Today and in next few days we, students, will take over all of the institutions and locals which once were student governed and were taken from us by the state.
Milosevic couldn't go without spilling some blood, there is reported two deaths and big number of ingured people, that was last evil thing that he did to us! He apparently fly away from Yugoslavia, it is pity that he will not get what he deserves.
Now we have to understand that we have another enemy to fight with. New president is also nationalist, strong one, with neo-liberal economical policy. We, anarchists, will have to organise resistance to them. As I earlier sad, we supported General Strike against Milosevich because we think that we will have more space for our actions, and we hope that we will have that space now.
What this strike showed? It showed that the idea of General Strike is not outdated as some people said, it showed that when people are boned with the same goal (taking Milosevich out of the power this time) and have enough solidarity they can do everything! Now it is time that we start working on an International Social General Strike, which will stop capitalistic system and crush states.
At the end I would like to apologize for my imperfect English, all the reports were written in the hurry so I didn't have time to check grammar but I hope that all of them were readable. Also I would like to thank to everybody who sent messages of solidarity to us, it is of outmost importance to us to see that International Solidarity is not just a fancy word everybody is using.
Goodbye to you all, from a society which made one big,again only one, step towards freedom!
"If I can't have a Revolution, what is there to dance about?"
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