Category: Balkans

Adam Blanden: Bosnia in Revolt

Not long after the first stirrings of revolt began in Tuzla last month, the western liberal press was already lining up to praise the boldness of the Bosnian people

Natasha Lennard: Bosnia: The Unrest We Should Be Talking About

Fierce anti-government protests this month have a class consciousness lacking in Ukrainian revolt narratives

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Andrej Grubacic: The Balkanization of Bosnia

Bosnia is in a promising state of non-nationalist social unrest. People are organizing everywhere

Chiara Milan: Why Bosnia is Burning

Failed privatizations, rampant unemployment and a thoroughly inefficient and unaccountable political system lie at the basis of the Bosnian protests

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Many Authors: Support the Striking Migrant Workers of Greece

Yesterday, January 25, three hundred (300) migrants who work in Greece without papers or any civil rights began what is perhaps the largest hunger strike in Greek history.   The strikers are asking for the “legalization of all migrant men and women,” and for “the same political and social rights and obligations as Greek workers.” Read more…

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Edward Herman: Srebrenica: The Star Witness

Book by Germinal Civikov, translated from the German by John Laughland; Belgrade, Srebrenica Historical Project, 2010, 164 pp. This book is a devastating indictment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, or Tribunal), showing clearly that the ICTY "does not behave according to the traditions of the rule of law." It is Read more…

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Edward Herman: Diana Johnstone on the Balkan Wars

  Monthly Review February, 2003 Book Review: Diana Johnstone on the Balkan Wars Edward S. Herman Diana Johnstone's Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions (Monthly Review Press, 2002) is essential reading for anybody who wants to understand the causes, effects, and rights-and-wrongs of the Balkan wars of the past dozen years. The book should Read more…

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Edward Herman: Michael Mandel on “How America Gets Away with Murder”

Z Magazine July/August, 2004 Book Review: Michael Mandel on How America Gets Away with Murder Edward S. Herman Michael Mandel’s How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage, and Crimes Against Humanity (Pluto: June 2004) is my favorite book of  2003-June 2004 (for the record, numbers two and three are Chomsky’s Hegemony or Read more…

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Edward Herman: Peter Brock’s Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting

Z Magazine January, 2006 Book Review: Peter Brock's Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting— Journalism and Tragedy in Yugoslavia (Los Angeles: gmbooks.com, 2005) Edward S. Herman   This important and valuable book complements perfectly the superb volumes on Yugoslavia by Diana Johnstone  (Fools’ Crusade) and Michael Mandel (How America Gets Away With Murder). Johnstone provides essential history Read more…

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Edward Herman: John Laughland’s Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic

Z Magazine April, 2007 Book Review: Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the Corruption of International Justice By John Laughland Edward S. Herman     John Laughland’s superb new book, Travesty: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the Corruption of International Justice (London/Ann Arbor: Pluto Press, 2007), is the fourth important critical study of  Read more…

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