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Letter to the Nonviolent Activist By Niel Glixon, Sept-Oct, 1999.
The Nonviolent Movement in Kosov@ and Yugoslavia
By David Hartsough, May 7, 1999.
Policy Analyst Resigns From Congr. Bernie Sanders' Staff By Jeremy Brecher, May 4, 1999.
No To Ethnic Cleansing/ No To Bombing Women's Appeal for Peace, April 29, 1999.
Nonviolent Solutions in Kosova
By Howard Clark of War Resisters International. April 13, 1999.
Being Able to Say Neither/Nor By Cynthia Cockburn of Women in Black (London), April 14, 1999.

Summaries of articles listed above

Letter to the Nonviolent Activist -- We should not pretend that those who are attempting to halt atrocities, by whatever method, are engaged in an irrelevant exercise. By ignoring the Serbian atrocities, we pacifists become complicit in them. -- Niel Glixon, Sept-Oct, 1999

The Nonviolent Movement in Kosov@ and Yugoslavia
The world lost a crucial opportunity to respond to the massive nonviolent movement in Kosovo and Yugoslavia before the conflict erupted into the tragic war which is engulfing the entire area. Since the media did very little to tell about the nonviolent movement which was taking place, I would like to share some of the highlights. -- By David Hartsough, May 7, 1999

Policy Analyst Resigns From Congr. Bernie Sanders' Staff Current U.S. policy has virtually no probability of halting the displacement and killing of the Kosovo Albanians. The massive bombing of Yugoslavia is not a means of protecting the Kosovars but an alternative to doing so. -- Jeremy Brecher, May 4, 1999

No To Ethnic Cleansing/ No To Bombing We refuse the unacceptable choice between a nationalism that promotes ethnic cleansing on the one hand and a politically and economically driven manipulation of human rights by NATO countries resulting in acts of war that violate recognized international law on the other hand. -- Women's Appeal for Peace, April 29, 1999

Non-violent Solutions in Kosova There are moments when the military manage to put a nonviolent solution beyond immediate reach. The cycle of provocation-reaction between the Kosova Liberation Army and various Serbian forces has combined with the bullying of NATO to make this one of those times. What we can propose, however, are various steps towards demilitarising the situation and the kind of considerations that should be included in a peace policy. -- Howard Clark of War Resisters International, April 13, 1999

Being Able to Say Neither/Nor: A Letter about some of the Complexities of Opposition Women in Black (London) is against the whole continuum of violence, from male violence against women, to militarism and war. It is for justice and peace. It is clearly for multi-ethnic democracy. It is for non-violent, negotiated means of resolving differences. And there is an implicit analysis that a certain kind of masculinity fuels and is fuelled by militarism and war, and that this is harmful not only for women but also for men. -- Cynthia Cockburn of Women in Black (London), April 14, 1999


Historical Background   Documents  Commentary   Non-violent Solutions

Reports from the Area of Conflict   Kosovo Albanians in Serbian Prisons

Post-War Kosovo   Post-War Serbia    Post-War Bosnia

Bosnia   Croatia   Macedonia

Special compilation: the Racak Massacre

The Milosevic War-Crimes Trial

War-crimes Deniers
 

 


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