Monthly Archives: February 2015

Serbia Honors Chomsky for Criticizing NATO Bombing

Serbia Honors Chomsky for Criticizing NATO Bombing Also honored by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic was Smilja Avramov, known as a strong supporter of Slobodan Milosevic, along with Serbian army chief of staff Ljubisa Dikovic, who was recently accused of being responsible for war crimes in Kosovo. Activists from the Serbian NGO Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) staged a protest in front of the Serbian parliament and presidency on Sunday, saying that army chief Dikovic should be investigated for war crimes. A group of around 100 activists held up banners with slogans like “General, you shoot civilians,” “Investigation, not award” and “I love Serbia, but I love truth more.” “We believe this award is offensive for the whole of society and for the victims,” said Anita Mancic from YIHR. Balkan Insight, February 16, 2015

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  • Chomsky appears at the top of a list of Seselj’s foreign supporters. (Scroll down, to find Chomsky in the company of such genocide apologists as Edward Herman, Sara Flounders, and David Peterson. At the top of the list is Smilja Avramov, the first person to testify in Milosevic’s defense at his war-crimes trial.)

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New at Balkan Witness: War-crimes deniers

William Blum’s section on Eastern Europe in his book Killing Hope reads more like a series of hastily-penned notes than historical narrative. The book inadvertently exemplifies its central tenet – blind ideological adherence is as seductive as it is dangerous. The author’s view of U.S. foreign policy is so deeply entrenched that it keeps the author from recognizing the complexity of the post-Cold War period. Reviewed by Julie Muravska, London School of Economics, January 21, 2015

via War-crimes deniers.

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February 6, 2015 · 11:21 pm

Balkan Witness: Post-War Kosovo

Set the Trojan Horse on Fire. As Serbian influence creeps back into Kosovo, protests have rocked the young nation – and may bring its government to a grinding halt. By Valerie Hopkins, Foreign Policy, February 4, 2015

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February 6, 2015 · 11:20 pm

Kosovo Memory Book

Experts Greet HLC’s Kosovo Memory Book International experts have praised the Humanitarian Law Centre’s database on victims of the Kosovo conflict, the Kosovo Memory Book. Natasa Kandic, founder of HLC, stated that the database will ease the work of courts to find those giving orders and those committing the crimes. “This database is a powerful weapon against liars that claim this is not true”, Kandic said. By Petrit Collaku, BIRN, February 4, 2015

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