AIC 99 on Thu, 5 Oct 2000 18:32:05 +0200


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Syndicate: news from serbia


Hello! 
seeing as people seemed quite interested in receiving these reports, i am
continuing to fwd to the list. 

below is another report from the same person. i realize that this is not
the full view of what's happening there, but this is what i'm getting
currently. 

andreea

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    Dear friends,
    Today (2 October 2000) General Strike started in whole Serbia. We,
anarchists and anarcho-syndicalists from Serbia, are supporting the 
strike, even if it is made by opposition which we don't support because of 
their nationalistic and neo-liberal views and of course because of our 
anarchist believes that political parties are not going to bring anything
good to the people, because we think that taking Milosevic from the power
is top priority now and that ordinary people will benefit from it. Also we 
hope that we will have more space for our actions here.
    Strike started all over Serbia, including capital Belgrade. 
Belgrade is totally closed, main streets are closed down by busses and
trams that are on the stand still. Workers in most of public firms are on
strike. Students from High schools and Universities are protesting also.
Proposed strategy by strikers it that people will start taking over
electronic media (which, in Belgrade especially, are mostly controlled by
state) by entering the buildings and forcing state people out. Milosevic
is in panic, he was forced for the first time to talk himself on
television, accusing people who are striking of being paid by NATO.
    Situation in small cities is even better for strikers RTS
(Radio-Television Serbia) locals in few cities stopped announcing state
informations and started informing people about real situation in 
Serbia. Our anarcho-syndicalist friends from Cacak (small city in Serbia)
told us that Cacak is totally blocked, that only institution that is
working is one elementary school in which policemans are in, it is planned
expulsion of those policemans out. Also main highway is blocked.
    That is news for now. When I have more time I'll send some fresh 
news...

Anarcho-syndicalist greet!

Rata

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