Category Archives: Serbia

Ratko Mladic Convicted of Genocide, Jailed for Life

The UN court in The Hague convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic of the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia found former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic guilty on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, convicting him of some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II and jailing him for life.

Serbian Artists Arrested Following Anti-Authoritarianism Art Museum Protest

Police in Serbia have sparked outrage by arresting artists Vladan Jeremić and Uroš Jovanović for ‘insulting’ the country’s President Aleksandar Vučić during the ceremonial re-opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) staged on October 20 a reopening ceremony that marked half a century since the museum received its first visitors during communist times. The MCA has been closed for the last 10 years. As Serbian authorities hosted the lavish political event, a group of artists staged a performance protesting autocratic influences on the arts and popular culture.

La révolte des ouvriers serbes face à leurs patrons étrangers

Qualifiés, bon marché, peu protégés par la loi, les ouvriers serbes ont tout pour plaire aux multinationales étrangères. Mais la grogne monte parmi les travailleurs du plus grand pays des Balkans, candidat à l’Union européenne.

La grève des ouvriers de Fiat fin juin a marqué les esprits. Les 2.400 ouvriers de l’usine de Kragujevac dans le centre du pays demandaient une hausse de leur salaire de plus de 18%. Une demande qui peut sembler exorbitante pour qui ignore que cela aurait fait passer leur traitement à… 370 euros mensuels. Soit 30 euros en dessous du salaire moyen de ce pays, qui négocie son adhésion à l’Union européenne.

The rebith of mass politics in Serbia

by Pavle Ilich

The political landscape of Serbia has been undergoing a deep transformation. On the day of the re-election of Aleksandar Vučić’s authoritarian and neoliberal government in April last year, a violent and illegal demolition of buildings to clear the way for the gentrification of Belgrade waterfront sparked mass anger. Soon, consistent mass protests emerged for the first time since the toppling of the Milošević regime in 2000.

The Weight of Chains: US/NATO Destruction of Yugoslavia

by Boris Malagurski

Boris Malagurski’s award-winning Canadian film “The Weight of Chains”, dealing with the breakup of Yugoslavia from a different angle – on YouTube.

If you thought you knew why Yugoslavia broke up, get ready for 2 hours of shocking facts that will shed a different light on Western intervention in the Balkans. Malagurski exposes the root causes of the Yugoslav wars and explains that the goal was for the West to create economic and geopolitical colonies in that part of the world.