florian schneider on Wed, 21 Apr 1999 20:08:37 +0200

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Syndicate: ZAGINFLATCH #35,

[zaginflatch #34 contained only messages already posted here.../fls]

21st April 1999.
a newsletter published by
Zagreb Anarchist Movement




 e! we're fine. there's electicity and water and food. a couple of
thousands of Belgraders hang paper targets on their chest during night
and then stand on the bridges while holding hands. there are concerts
every day. belgrade is full of Russians. it doesn't seem like
everything's gonna be fine.

we love you. m.



 NATO intervention in Yugoslavia is increasingly gaining a dimension of
retaliation. The number of civilian casualties rises every day. The
destruction of economic sites has long term dramatic consequences for
civilian population and puts cities, country and the entire region under
serious danger. The bombing of the chemical plant in Pancevo, near
Belgrade, has already caused severe ecological damage and seriously
threatens to turn into an ecological disaster. In the last fire that
broke out in the refinery and factory producing artificial fertilizers,
only the favorable direction of the wind prevented the whole city and
all its inhabitants from suffering much more serious ecological and
health problems. In the last few days, chemical plants in Novi Sad and
Belgrade have been bombed. Their destruction could lead to the tragedy
exceeding the one in Bhopal, India. Stop the brutal and senseless
bombing. Those who are making the decisions must be aware of the effects
of their actions. No subsequent apologies, or calling upon "collateral
damage" could justify this action, the consequences of which could lead
to the permanent destruction of civilian population and their natural
environment. In the name of the people and in the name of Nature we
demand that the use of force stops immediately and a solution is found
to use negotiations for solving the difficult crisis facing Europe and
the world. Association of Citizens for Democracy, Social Justice and
Support to Trade Unions Belgrade Circle European Movement in Serbia
Civic Initiatives Center for Transition to Democracy-ToD Center for
Democracy and Free Elections Distrikt 0230 (Kikinda) Helsinki Committee
for Human Rights in Serbia Women in Black Students Union of Serbia
VIN-Weekly Video News Group 484 Yu Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
Foundation for Peace and Crisis Management Urban Inn (Novi Pazar) Union
for Truth about Antifascist Resistance Forum for Ethnic Relations United
Branch Trade Unions NEZAVISNOST Sombor's Peace Group Councile for Human
Rights Leskovac

In Belgrade, April 19, 1999


 Belgrade, year 2009

My dear

I hope you saw the Subject line so you know which year is now. We are
well, during the day it's almost normal, but they strike through the
night. Yesterday we celebrated a small jubilee: they've hit the command
for the 50th time. That glass we have over the enterance door fell off
again. Daddy said that he'll repair it one more time and that next time
we'll put bricks instead. Everything's much easier now, compared to
1999, when they still had planes and missiles. Then they really used to
strike us badly. But after they had to switch to throwing dynamite out
of planes (we stroke back with stone throwers) and finally today they
strike with axes and jewelins (of high quality production). We have
enough water, we colect some in a small barrel every time it rains.
Regarding food, it's spring now so we have some daphodils. Yesterday we
had a nice home made carbon soup, boiled garden weed with cat file. We
also drank a very nice vine (of undefined origin) and for the end we had
a small treat with daphodil and mud cake... I walked through the city
this morning. Knez Mihajlo's trench was full of people, there were also
some happenings at Terazije holl. I just hate to get wet every time i go
to the city, as I have to swimm over the river Sava. They have placed
some stands in crater at Slavija, so it looks much nicer now. It is
great it needs no special lighting, as it still shines from that 3rd
atomic bomb. It's a pitty they dropped that 4th one in France. Now there
's no France anymore, and we'd have more light during the night.
Tommorow, they'll pay off second part of pensions for November 2004.
Mother said that she'll give whole 2 marks for food. She saw beautifull
cat's halfs. There's nothing new in school. It's much easier to work
with classes of  7-9 students. It looks like the radioation has done
it's part, so the kids are nicer as well. Olgica should take her
graduate class to an excursion, so they'll probably go to Karaburma to
see the biggest crater in the Balcans. I am sad to see that Russians and
Americans started that conflict, so we somehow fell out of perspective.
And i guess that see is a bit higher ever since America sunk....


 Kosovo Polje 16.IV - 99

My dear people, you won't believe it...it is 21.00 sharp and we have
electricity, and that is not all, this is the second day. We got back
our sight in this darkness. I did not want to let you know and be happy
about it, you know what they say, not to "cast a spell". But jokes
aside, there isn't really much to be happy about. But this is something
at least. I am walking through the town today and lots of people right
at the first encounter say: "did you in Kosovo Polje also have
electricity" - of course, we were the first ones to get it. And what
should I tell you, at the very start there is a better and nicer mood,
especially after the first peaceful night since the war started, no-one
could really believe it, lots of people thought that they've become deaf
from all the tremendous blasting. And really, not one shelling near us,
nor has anyone heard the planes this night...but jinx would not be what
they are if we would not get such a lovely day spoiled. There were at
least a 100 shelling today I counted, over 15 clashes, most of them
further from the city and Kosovo Polje. It is confirmed that Magura,
Goles and the Slatina airport were attacked today, and a few locations
southest behind Pristina.But this is nothing to us, we have electricity
now, and here I am typing on the computer and talking a walk around the
world. This is something. Orders about the black-out are inforced,
violators will be punished, we do not know what the punishments are, but
we will probably find out once the people relax a little. After their
timetable, we can expect them any moment. We are ready...and you  my
dear ones...

God luck to everyone....Gagi from Kosovo


 Someone asked what our people are doing regarding possible attacks on
the center of town. Believe me they do, I live in the center of Zemun
and last night around 23,50 I saw a flash in the air and heard an
explosion, and a second after that a cruising missile has flown by my
house, about 20-30 metres above the roof. I could not believe that they
are flying so low, then I found out that the missile was struck down and
that it crashed on the other shore of the Danube river into the woods,
which is only about 800-1000 meters away from my house.

Greetings from Zemun


 The official Bastard-statement on the war in Yugoslavia by Boris Buden
(editor in chief, Zagreb/Vienna)

Saving Private Havel


[was already forwarded on syndicate]


 Dear friends,

Info about Zaginflatch is available on request.

Basically, with this newsletter we want to inform the international
community (this is you) on how antiauthoritarians in Yugoslavia and
ex-Yugoslavia feel in these moments. Also, as people who have
experienced air raids and general alerts, we want to support our friends
in Yugoslavia who are experiencing this today. We don't want to
prejudice any political solutions to Kosovo and other ex-yu problems, we
just want to help our friends, and support them in this way. All
opinions published in Zaginflatch will be just personal ones. There is
no joint platform. Zaginflatch will bring you hardly any news in the way
mainstream media does it. For this kind of info we suggest you try cnn,
bbc or some other services. They are available to you anyway.. This is
meant to come from inside... Also, if you're into alternative news
sources, we suggest you try at www.b92.net ...

Zagreb Anarchist Movement (ZAP)


the end

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