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LETTERS TO EDITOR




The first congratulation letter we received from Nat Friedman, the president of ISAMA (The International Society of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture), only three hours after "Visual Mathematics" appeared on the Web:

Subject: Visual Math
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 15:17:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Nat Friedman
To: jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu
Dear Slavik,
Congratulations on Visual Mathematics-it looks great. I will send you some papers. Looking forward to seeing you in Spain.
All the best, Nat


After that we received them from Kim Williams, the Editor of the Nexus Network Journal, Gyorgy Darvas, the Secretary of ISIS-Symmetry, Jozef Przytycki, Tsion Avital, Ron Eglash, Eliana Maria Guedes, Michael Leyton, Mihaly Szoboszlai, Robert Dewar, Ray Tennant, Vera W. de Spinadel, John Robinson, Dirk Hoylebrouck ... and they are still comming.




Dear coleagues, scientists and artists are
the conscience of the world.

TRY TO STOP AGGRESSION!

MARCH 24, 1999

BELGRADE IS BOMBED!


The first letter we received from Dirk Hoylebrouck, 12 hours before we were bombed:

Subject:
     All the best.
Date:
     Wed, 24 Mar 1999 07:45:06 +0100
From:
     "Huylebrouck"
To:
     "Slavik Jablan"

Good luck,
Dirk Huylebrouck



At the moment of the first bombing come the letter of solidarity from Dimitri Weise:

Subject:
     solidarity
     Date:
     Wed, 24 Mar 1999 21:15:07 +0300
From:
     "Dmitriy"
To:
     "Slavik Jablan"

Dorogie Slavik i Jadranka!
Ochen perejivayu za vas. Ne znayu kak pomoch.
Vash Dima.



SOLIDARITY

Subject:
     Re: Visual Mathematics
Date:
     Thu, 25 Mar 1999 11:03:46 +0100
From:
     Darvas György @bajusz.iif.hu
To:
     Slavik Jablan
Dear Slavik and Jadranka,

Are you all well?
You are welcome in our home, any minute when you decide to come, even today,

Gyuri


Subject:
     Hope you are OK
Date:
     Thu, 25 Mar 1999 21:54:42 +0200
From:
     "Tsion Avital"
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik,

I know you have a war there and that life can be very tough on such situation. I have been in war myself more than once and I know how stinking it can be. I tried to call you a few times but the lines are either shut down or too busy. Hope you and your family are ok, and I think of you very often.

all best,
Tsion


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 01:17:57 +0300
From:
     Alexander Zenkin
To: Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik Jablan,
our hearts with you!
The Lord is not with NATO-"intellectuals".
Alexander


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999 Date:
     Thu, 25 Mar 1999 20:35:37 -0300
From:
     "Eliana M. Guedes"
To: Slavik Jablan

Dear Jablan,
I am here praying for you all....let's dream of better days!!!!
Love to you all!
Eliana


Subject:
     Message from Professor William S. Huff
Date:
     Thu, 25 Mar 1999 16:37:48 -0500
From:
     Debi Smith
To:
     jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu

Dear Slavik,

I hope you are well and safe. Many of us do not like what is happening and hope for a good and swift outcome.

Your "vismath" address seems to be out of order. Therefore, first, we are testing to see if your e-mail address is still open; second, we want to know if you have any advice about your "vismath" address.

William 25iii99


Subject:
     liljana
Date:
     Thu, 25 Mar 1999 12:02:03 +0000 (WET)
From:
     Liljana Stefanovska
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dragi Jablane,
Istorija se nazalost na ovim prostorima ponavlja, ali u najgorem i najbednjem smislu. Za to ponavljanje ne zasluzuje da se koristi pojam simetrija, slicnost, ili bilo koji drugi pojam vezan sa najfinijim kreativnim i umstvenim dostignucima covecanstva, vec da ih nazovemo pravim imenom: stancovanje prljave i nasilnicke istorije. Hoce li ovo jedanput stati, ili ce se beskonacno puta ponavljati? Kuda ide savest ljudi, dali je treba hraniti direktnim prenosima CNN televizije, na kojima se gleda direktno izbacivanje bombi i raketa koje znace smart i razaranje? i zabavljati se (pre bih rekla dosadjivati se) gledajuci to sedeci u domacoj atmosferi uz prijatnu muziku i grickanje raznih stvari za ubijanje dosade i sopsvene nemogucnosti u celom ovom prljavom svetskom nasilju najviseg ranga.
Niste sami, znajte da smo uz vas.

Ako imate bilo kakvu potrebu, stojim na raspolaganju.
Voli vas

Liljana

(Engilsh translation:

Dear Jablan,
Unfortunately, at this spaces, the history is repeating, in his worst and most miserable way. Thet repetition even not deserve the term "symmetry", "similarity", or any other connected fith the best creative and intelectual achievments of the humanity. It deserves the real name: the production of dhirty and violent history. Could ever that stop, or will be infinitely repeated? Where goes the conscience of people. Do we need to feed it by direct CNN TV-reports showing the bombs and missiles producing the death and distruction? and have a fun (or, better to say, a bother) looking this, sitting in home atmosphere, with the nice music, chips, feeling just your own misery in all this dirty violent high-range destruction of our world, without possibility to do anything.
You are not alone, we are with us.
If you need anything, I am at your service.
With love,

Ljiljana)


Subject:
     Stop bombing
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 07:27:21 +1000
From:
     "Yevin Igor A."
To:
     "Slavik Jablan"

Dears Jadranka and Slavik

I fill with undignation by NATO aggresion against Yugoslavia. Please accept my solidarity with you.
Sincerely yours
Igor Yevin


Subject:
     Re: Stop NAZI pact occupation of Serbia
Date:
     Thu, 25 Mar 1999 10:07:56 -0500 (EST)
From:
     Goran Trajkovski
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Nemam komentara. Sve mi jako tesko pada. CNN je konstantno moj kanal na televiziji, al mi nista vise nije jasno. Beograd je grad u kome sam proveo dobar deo svojih najlepsih trenutaka, Valjevo je gde jeste moj drugi dom.

Ovo je previse za mene...

Cuvaj se, molim te.
Goran

(English Translation: I have no comments. All of this is terrible to me. CNN is permanently my chanal, but now is nothing clear to me. Belgrade is the city where was spent a many of my most beaytiful moments, Valjevo is my other home.

This is to much for me...

Please, take care.
Goran)


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Thu, 25 Mar 1999 21:34:23 -0500
From:
     Ted Goranson
To: Slavik Jablan

>In case of any misunderstanding, you have my resignation to the position
>of the Editor of "VisMath" anytime you like.

The bombing is continuing. Please check that addresses every two days.
>If you don't find changes, this is the end.

Slavik-

It is easy for me to say, because I am not in harm's way. But I encourage you to at least not be discouraged in your work. The brother/sisterhood of artists and scientists is the strongest force for peace and understanding we have. The Society is (perhaps an important) part of that, and especially so with your bringing it to the web. Crossdisciplinary, cross-national, cross-perspective. Your work is important, and you have world friends.

So please, continue as you have but with our support and prayers. And the rest of us as citizens of our respective nations will do what we can so that no one will ever have to use military force.

Best, Ted


Subject:
     The 3-rd?
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 09:10:37 +0300
From:
     Elena Shklyarik
To:
     "Slavik V. Jablan"

Dear Slavik,
worrying about you. Are you OK?
Yesterday it was grand manifestation
near the US embassy in Moscow. Many Russians
are in horror because of the European wars experience
in history. Americans know nothing about that.
Can I help you?
Hang on!!!!!

Lena Shklyarik


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 01:23:56 -0500
From:
     "Laurence I. Gould"
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik,

CONGRATULATIONS on the first issue of "Visual Mathematics"! It is a wonderfully beautiful journal. I hope to see further issues and maybe contribute an article myself sometime.

I am very sorry about the danger that you are in because of the bombings and hope that you will come through it all okay.

Best Regards,
Larry


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 15:15:12 +0900
From:
     takaki@cc.tuat.ac.jp (=?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCOWJMWiEhTjQ7ShsoSg==?=)
To: Slavik Jablan
CC:
     takaki@cc.tuat.ac.jp

Dear Dr.Slavik Jablan

Thank you for your mail on March 24. I understand well of your present situation. Since I could not find how to send a message to your homepage, I will write a short sentence as a return mail, as follows:

Dear Prof. Slavik Jablan

I am impressed very much by your strong will to continue the Journal, Visual Mathematics. I agree completely with you that what is important is the humanity and hope for a peace.

One of the most effective ways for it in the long run is not to stop publishing and to show that human culture can be shared by people of all countries irrespective of difficult political situations.

Ryuji Takaki , March 26, 1999


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999.............((( praying for your safety!
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 01:39:39 -0500
From:
     "Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)"
To: Slavik Jablan

I pray for the safety of all your citizens!
AND that one day there will be peace on this planet.
cynthia
Cynthia Pannucci
Founder/Director
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
****Celebrating its 11th Year****


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 09:55:51 +0100 (MET)
From:
     Corinne Cerf
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik,

I wish you good luck with all my heart,

Corinne


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 11:04:30 +0000 (GMT)
From:
     Alan MacKay
To:
     Slavik Jablan

We think of you!
Alan Mackay



Subject:
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 07:04:59 -0500
From:
     "Michael Leyton"
Organization:
     Microsoft Corporation
To:
     "Slavik Jablan"

Dear Slavik,

I think about you constantly, and am greatly worried about you. Please know that, in this time of isolation for you, all your friends are thinking about you with love and affection.

I come from a country (Israel) that has seen many wars, and know deeply what this means.

To all of us you are such a hero continuing with the Visual Math journal. Your work, more than anything, lays the ground-work for a better world. For, in the end, it will be science and art that will triumph, for it brings us all together.

My deepest best wishes,

Michael

This morning, in two telephone calls, DENES NAGY, The President of ISIS-Symmetry expessed his solidarity.


Subject:
Re:
     Paper on Symmetry
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 16:33:06 +0200
From:
     Tommy Dreyfus
To:
     Slavik Jablan
CC:
     eisenbt@sbu.ac.uk

Dear Slavik,

At 10:41 PM +0200 23/03/99, Slavik Jablan wrote:
>Dear Tommy,
>
>Your paper will be sent today to the referees.
>>All best,
>
>Slavik

I have enormous respect for your ability to continue under the very difficult circumstances in which you certainly are.

I agree with you that there is a humanitarian question and a political one - and the sad thing is that so often the two 'correct' answers collide, and therefore many innocent people are killed or seriously harmed.

I wish you that you will be strong and that nothing will happen to you and all the people close to you.

Tommy


Subject: Re:
     Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 10:06:54 -0600 (CST)
From:
     Donald Crowe
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik and Jadranka-
We're hoping you are staying out of harm's way. We have been thinking about you a lot since all this started. --- I have seen the whole journal (and thanks for putting the link to our little workshop in May!) since we came back to Madison a couple of weeks ago. You've done a great job with it!
Best wishes -- and may it end soon before still more harm is done.
As always,
Donald and Mary


Subject:
     concern
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 13:13:22 -0500 (EST)
From:
     Nat Friedman
To:
     jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu
CC:
     emg@yup.com.br

Dear Slavik,

I really feel badly that this is all happening. I am thinking about you and hope this will be over soon.I am sorry-it is terrible that there are still wars-it is insane. I hope to see you in two months.

All the best, Nat


Subject:
Re:
     Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Sat, 27 Mar 1999 13:49:16 +1100
From:
     Ms Julie Harrington
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik and Jadranka,

We just came back from a few days out of town to find your email waiting We hope that this email from Julie and Jose from Australia reaches you. I (Jose) have lived through the Cuban civil war and know only too well how values get twisted when politics, race, religion, weltbilt, historical legacy and external forces synergize and produce such irrationality. Jadranka and Slavik Jablan remain imprinted in our memory as oases of lateral thinking, culture and rationality in the turbulent waters of Eastern Europe.

We have no idea how we can help you, but let us know if we can do something. Do keep on working and do not lose faith. We understand. So do many other people of good will.

Warm regards

Julie and Jose

Dr Jose Alonso
jalonso@swin.edu.au


Subject:
     Visual Mathematics and best wishes
Date:
     Sat, 27 Mar 1999 18:42:35 -0600 (CST)
From:
     Doug Dunham
To:
     jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu (Slavik Jablan)

Dear Slavik,

The good news is that Visual Mathematics looks wonderful. You did a great job!

The bad news, of course, is the bombing, which solves nothing. I am quite concerned for your safety and _very_ much hope that you, your family, and friends will free from any harm.

I hope that you will be able to continue your excellent job with Visual Mathematics. I only hope that art and science will triumph over politics and bombing.

I can't say enough how important your work is with Visual Mathematics.

Very Sincerely,

Doug


Subject:
     Institito de Diseño
Date:
     Mon, 29 Mar 1999 09:02:31 -0300
From:
     Ricardo Cesari
To:
     jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu

Querido Jablan:
Te escribo ésta en mi idioma, castellano. Para mí es muy difícil escribir en inglés, idioma que leo correctamente.
Con mucha preocupación he recibido tus noticias desde Yugoslavia. Desde aquí seguimos atentamente las noticias por TV(las cuales no reflejan para nada, más allá de las terribles imágenes), la angustia de tu pueblo. Repito lo mismo que te dicen muchos colegas. ¡How we can help you!. Recibe al menos nuestro afecto, y la esperanza de que por fin la PAZ llegue pronto a quienes deciden la guerra, para que los inocentes no tengan que soportarla.
Un gran abrazo de tu amiga argentina.
Elida de Samsó
Yestarday my daughter wrote a letter for you, but we ar not shure that can arrived to you Email. Please, answer


Subject:
     solidarity
Date:
     Tue, 30 Mar 1999 20:21:24 +0300 From:
     Yurii Rogozhin
To:
     jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu

Dear Slavik,

We very blame this terrible NATO aggression against Yugoslavia. Please accept our solidarity with you.
We are praying for you and your family.
You and your family can always find the help and care in Kishinev. We think of you!
Best Regards,
L.Burtseva, P.Zabolotnii, E.Zamorzaeva, Yu.Rogozhin, A.Palistrant, K.Shchukin


Subject:
Re:
     Belgrade, 1999
Date:
     Thu, 1 Apr 1999 19:31:59 +0400
From:
     "Galina Riznichenko"
To:
     "Slavik Jablan"

Dear Slavik,
Thanks a lot for your letters.
We admire your work for culture and knowlerge auder bombing and we all - your Russian colleagues are with you. Please, feel our support and love.
Yours for ever
Galina Riznichenko Subject:
     Hope you are ok
Date:
     Sat, 27 Mar 1999 21:28:58 +0200
From:
     "Tsion Avital"
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik,

I tried to call you but the lines are totally loaded or disconnected.

Tonight there was a long program on our TV and beside showing the american version of the story, they were clever enough to bring in a historian, a Professor from Tel-Aviv university who explained very cleverly the conflict in your country and put the whole story in some perspective and balance because he could explain also the Serbian viewpoint. The historian also said, that by the same justification that NATO is attacking Yugoslavia, they should have attacked also the British camps in Ireland. However, the pictures they show on TV are really horrifying indeed.

Nevertheless, horror is the common denominator of all wars. As I told you, I participated myself in a war and, heard, seen, smelled and touched the horror of it. I know the fear, agony and helplesness when one the bomb thunder deafens your ears and soul and you can only shut your mind until you realize if you survived it or not. I have seen the waste of life.

I know this is very hard time for you there and I can only wish that some kind of compromise will be reached soon, very soon. But from what we hear it is not very encouraging.

I think of you and hope this nightmare will be over soon.

Tsion
Dr. Tsion Avital, email: avital_t@netvision.net.il


Subject:
Re:
     Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Sat, 27 Mar 1999 13:49:16 +1100
From:
     Ms Julie Harrington
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik and Jadranka,

We just came back from a few days out of town to find your email waiting We hope that this email from Julie and Jose from Australia reaches you. I (Jose) have lived through the Cuban civil war and know only too well how values get twisted when politics, race, religion, weltbilt, historical legacy and external forces synergize and produce such irrationality. Jadranka and Slavik Jablan remain imprinted in our memory as oases of lateral thinking, culture and rationality in the turbulent waters of Eastern Europe.

We have no idea how we can help you, but let us know if we can do something. Do keep on working and do not lose faith. We understand. So do many other people of good will.

Warm regards

Julie and Jose

Dr Jose Alonso
jalonso@swin.edu.au


Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Sat, 27 Mar 1999 14:53:55 -0300
From:
     "Eliana M. Guedes"
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Jablan, We here in Brazil are very concerned with what is going on in your country, please if you can send us news from you and if I can help let us know here. How could we help?

Our brazilian prayers for you all

Eliana


Subject:
     ill-considered gamble
Date:
     Mon, 29 Mar 1999 19:04:02 -0500
From:
     Todd Tung
To: jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu
From:
     W. S. Huff

Dear Slavik,

I was gladdened to receive your reassurance and continue in full hope that your well-being remains secure.

This has been my message to fellow Americans: God bless those many voices which opposed impeachment. This ill-considered gamble in foreign lands is now on YOUR heads.

After we could not find the "vismath" address on Wednesday, I later heard on the news that the electric power had gone off in Belgrade for several hours. Perhaps that explains it.

You know my profound respect for Serbia (and Croatia, and Montenegro, and Macedonia, and the now Bosnia); you can trust my misgivings.

My enduring experience at the miraculous monasteries of Kosovo, apices of a great culture--about which so few Americans know--allows me to claim that I know enough about the grounds for the troubles there to know that I--we Americans--don't know very much at all about what should be done.

I am using one on my student's addresses for this message.

Yours, William 27iii99


Subject:
     (no subject)
Date:
     Fri, 2 Apr 1999 12:39:26 EST
From:
     Kappraff@aol.com
To:
     jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu

Dear Slavik,

I hope that you are all right. I can't think of a worse thing to happen in the world than what is happening on your doorstep. I don't think it matters who is right and who is wrong. If there is no way to stop this pointless bloodshed on everyone's part it is a bleak testament to the human race. There are so many wonderful things to do in life apart from killing other people and fighting wars. Please let me know if you are all right.

Best, Jay Kappraff

Subject:
     Thinking of you
Date:
     Sat, 03 Apr 1999 11:22:51 +0200
From:
     Kim Williams
To:
     Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik,

We are all thinking of you and worrying about your safety and well-being, as well as that of your family, in these terrible days of war. Easter is a holy day for us, and we will be praying that you will not come to harm, and that the lives of everyone who has been touched by this disaster, be they Serbs, Kosovar Albanians, or Nato soldiers, be protected and healed.

Warmly, Kim

Subject:
Re: advice on symmetry
Date:
Mon, 31 May 1999 11:46:07 -0400
From:
Fred Halper
To:
Slavik Jablan

Dear Slavik,

It is so good of you to respond to my queries and I am encouraged to hear your opinion that my work with marble does not seem to have been done by others.

Of course I signed the petition and will encourage others to do the same. There are many of us who are opposed to the ridiculous idea of 'bombing for humanity'. I voted twice for Clinton because I saw him as the first President of my anti Vietnam war generation. I am now ashamed as he is no different than any of the other recent leaders who have used military might rather than talk. Let me know if there are other ways I can contribute to a growing movement of solidarity.

With warmth,
fred

THANK YOU!!!



DIFFERENT OPPINION

Subject:
     Re: Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 10:26:41 +0800
From:
     gkbecker@hkbu.edu.hk
To:
    
CC:
    

Dear Slavik,

As a German, I deeply regret what the Hitler regime has done to your country as well as so many others in the world, many years before my birth. I do not, however, appreciate any comparison between Nazi atrocities and the present attempt of the international community in your country. One was inflicting an unforgivable genocide, the other, it seems to me, is about preventing another genocide.

I generally do not consent to any messages of such and similar content to arrive at my email account, and do not wish to find myself in the future in situations where I have to answer them. Please kindly unsubscribe me from the list of the people who receive mail about your journal.

Siglind Bruhn

(I am writing this en route, thus from an e-mail other than my home address.)



REACTIONS

Subject:
Re:
     Belgrade 1999
Date:
     Fri, 26 Mar 1999 07:32:18 -0500
From:
     "Michael Leyton"
Organization:
     Microsoft Corporation
To:
     gkbecker@hkbu.edu.hk, jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu

Dear Siglind,

I really urge you to re-consider your last message, and your need to remove yourself from the VisMath circulation.

I am a Jew who lost nearly all my family in the concentration camps of the last war. And yet I am deeply grateful to Germany for having created so much of the very greatest thought of the 20 century - in science, mathematics, and philosophy - and I recognize that my entire intellectual interests are shaped by the great contributions that Germany has made in these areas.

The only hope for the future is for us scientists and artists to keep our unity above the prevailing political traumas. It is science and art that are slowly and inevitably uniting the world. These are our common languages, and these languages will shape us.

warmest regards,

Michael Leyton


Subject:
     for Siglind Bruhn
Date:
     Tue, 30 Mar 1999 09:50:56 +0200 (MET DST)
From:
     Alexander Stoimenow
To:
     gkbecker@hkbu.edu.hk
CC:
     MLeyton@email.msn.com, jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu

Dear Siglind,

I join, maybe from a slightly different point of view, Michael Leyton's opinion.

I don't understand and am concerned about how you can show that little comprehension.

I'd be at least cautious in believing anything the way it's presented by German media. If Milosevic is aiming to protect the integrity its country, then it's absolutely natural - Germany defends itself from getting flooded by Turkish people applying foreigner laws that do not allow me, after 13 of my 25 living years, study & PhD in Germany, even to make a citizenship demand.

Serbia has never acted aggressively against its neighbors. Why can Albany raise demands on its territory and anyone support it by violent actions? There are other solutions - China tries to control its population explosion by state family programs.

Isn't it strange, that Clinton is so much concerned about Kosovo, but not, eg, about the curdes in Turkey (who are much more discriminated & don't even have an own country)? After Russia's collapse, NATO & the UN turned into phantomes for US interests. They are US's formal names to dictate their policy benefitting from the lack of Russia's resistance. Were US in Iraq for human rights or to prevent the sell of their petrol?

The islamist fundamentalism is a strong weapon in US's hands against United Europe. The Kosovo war it a next violent step in spreading fundamentalism at the coest of lives of innocent people. So who is here making genocide?

Maybe you can think a bit about it.

Best Regards,
Alexander

Alexander Stoimenow

   ...and the love that they swore
   with their hearts on the bible.

stoimeno@informatik.hu-berlin.de Warnitzer Str. 19, 06/03
http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~stoimeno 13057 Berlin, Germany




WARNINGS
Subject:
     ..Finals..
Date:
     Fri, 16 Apr 1999 22:22:16 +0200
From:
     Aljosa Jovanovic
Organization:
     Dept. of Mathematics Un. of Belgrade

Dear friends and coleagues,

last night FORCE lounched a rocket towards the higher-density-polyetillen production in Petrochemical Industry in Pancevo, town some 10 to 12 km air distance from Belgrade. The missile was almost at the target when it was shot by the local air difence. This was reported to me by students of mathematics who were in the vicinity of the mentioned event. Experts said that it was a mere luck which saved the town, nearby smaller places and probably Belgrade. If the missile hit its target, the release of large quantities of chlorine and amoniac would kill within shortest time some 100.000 inhabitants of Pancevo and nearby towns and vilages and would badly threaten Belgrade (close to 3M population - 1M who letf the town = 2M people approximately).

It is now 3 weeks and 3 days that we are watching the fireworks all arround, with huge detonations, the heavily loaded missiles flying above our heads every night, eachone aiming its predetermined target. From our windows. There is some 10-14% room in "shelters".

Dear friends and coleagues, it is not any more the question of the discussion of who/what is right or what/who is wrong. The Nonholly woodlike alive show simply went too far, exceeding the FORCE declared aims and definitions inacceptably. If we let them a little further it might bring us all to the disaster. I personaly do not want to be in war - simply I understand it so that I have to kill the ennemies, and who are my ennemies? If done this way by FORCE, it will either vanish us all here, 10M of Serbs within the exercised area, or the remaining ones will strike back. But at what? Obviously just the same sort of targets, following one and only principle of simetry: bridge for bridge, refinary for refinary, ... and unfortunately chem for chem. Such idiocy will harm too many and too large area.

I am asking you to invest all possible efforts to try to stop the commanding amateurs. It might be question of days or hours when there will be no control of further stupid developement. Poor cripples believe to be safe in the "commanding" ratholes in Brussels and/or wherever!? Maybe in some movie, or how they imagine to have a war without a crew loss. It simply went too far, please lets try something, at least warning actors, that they will pay it with their own skin this time.

In either case it has been a great pleasure to have you met and learn from you all.

Aljosha Jovanovic



April 23, 1999

Dear friends,

Something which we feared that might happen, seems very likely. I can confirm now we expect that NATO planes will bomb VINCA Institute. In the passed several days we received this warning, but today we got this information as serious threat from the highest authorities.

Our reactor is not working for more than 15 years, but the significant amount of 235-U enriched and unused fuel is still in its interior. Highly radioactive material for everyday activities is also located in several research laboratories.

I fear that a big disaster may occur. In the worst case, no Balkan and even European country would be safe. Not to mention ecological catastrophe. I still hope that this disaster could be avoided, unless we are already late.

I would appreciate if you succeed in informing as many people as possible on the eventual tragedy. God bless you.

P.R. Adzic

P.R. Adzic Tel:(381 11) 444-7965/455-041
VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences
Fax: (381 11) 455-041
Laboratory of Physics (010)
P.O. Box 522, 11001 Belgrade
apetar@rt270.vin.bg.ac.yu
Yugoslavia
peter.adzic@cern.ch




VOICE AGAINST THE WAR

INTERNATIONAL PETITION TO STOP THE NATO WAR IN YUGOSLAVIA

We the undersigned unequivocally condemn the initiation of war against Yugoslavia, and any compounding of this wrong by the introduction of ground forces, on the following grounds:

1) This undeclared war violates the United States Constitution, the Charter of the United Nations, the Helsinki Accord, and Article 1 of the NATO treaty.

2) The attacks, both by direct killing and by massive destruction of an already fragile infrastructure, have knowingly created a human and ecological catastrophe in Yugoslavia, and will cause human suffering and continued environmental degradation for years to come.

3) The bombing further destabilizes and recklessly militarizes the entire Balkan region. Dominated by the United States, this action only contributes to global instability, and increases the risk of nuclear war.

4) The misrepresentation and disinformation that accompany this war on all sides dangerously pollute public discourse, thus precluding democracy under the pretense of defending it.

5) The enormous expense of this war forecloses spending on peaceful initiatives for resolving the Kosovo crisis, and on education, health, and all the necessary conditions for the pursuit of freedom by and for the people of the region.

Our condemnation of the bombing in no way implies an endorsement of any of the current political leadership in the region. We condemn any and all political leaders who permit and/or authorize atrocities committed against any of the peoples of the region. We condemn any and all military actions which harm innocent civilians. We stand in solidarity with the non-violent bodies, and equally in solidarity with all of the refugees of the region.

We therefore demand an immediate cessation of the bombing, immediate removal of NATO forces from the region, immediate aid to all of the peoples whose lives have been devastated, and immediate support of local initiatives for a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

Those who can make you believe absurdities,
can make you commit atrocities.

-Voltaire


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Till now, the petition is signed by:

Professor Alexander Buzgalin (Russia), Moscow State University
Dr. Elizabeth Bowman (USA), North American Sartre Society, New York
Carl Lesnor (USA), editor, Philosophical Forum, New York
Matthew C. Ally, M.Div. (USA), Temple University, New York
Mitchel Cohen (USA), Red Balloon Collective
Professor Robert V. Stone (USA), Long Island University
Zoltan Grossman (USA), Geography Department, Univerisity of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Professor Richard Schmitt (USA), Brown Universiy, Providence, Rhode Island
Dr. Jeffrey Paris (USA), Lecturer in Philosophy, California State University, Bakersfield, California
Professor Jon Torgerson (USA), Drake Univeristy, Des Moines, Iowa
Professor Steve Martinot (USA),
Professor Will Miller (USA), University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Professor Martin Beck Matustik (USA), Philosophy Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Professor Ross Gandy, (Mexico) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City
Professor Juana Maria Cantu Palomono, (Mexico) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City
Lisa Heldke (USA), Philosophy Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnisota
Dr. Ken Estey (USA), Union Theological Seminary, New York
Professor Harry van der Linden (USA), Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Professor Anatole Anton (USA), San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Professor Phil Gasper (USA), Chair, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California
Professor David Schweickart (USA), Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Professor Greg Moses (USA), Philosophy Department, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Professor Michael W. Howard (USA), Philosophy Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Richard Hudelson (USA)), Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Superior
Michael Hudson (USA), President, Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends
John J. Neumaier (USA), Dutchess County Peace Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
Sara F. Luther (USA), Dutchess County Peace Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
Kim Leighton (USA), Philosophy Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Anne Waters (USA), J.D., Ph.D, Albaquerque, New Mexico
Kathleen M. Fritz (USA), Ph.D., North American Sartre Society, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Professor Iris Young (USA), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Renfrey Clark (Australia), Moscow Correspondent, Green Left Weekly, Australia
Professor Bertram Garskof (USA), Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut
Ellen Lieberman (USA), Artistic Director, Dandelion Productions, Bethany, Connecticut
Professor Al Campbell (USA), Department of Economics, University of Utah
Professor Silvia Federici (USA), Hofstra University, New York >
Professor C. George Caffentzis (USA), University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
Professor Dennis M. Senchuk (USA), Philosophy Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Elias Davidsson (Iceland), Composer, Rykjavik, Iceland
J.W. Smith, Ph.D. (USA), Institute for Economic Democracy, San Luis Obispo, California
Professor Joel Kovel (USA), Bard College, Annandale NY
Professor Milton Fisk (USA), Department of Philosophy, Indiana, University, Bloomington, Indiana
Professor Nancy Holmstrom (USA), Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
Professor Patrick L. Gallagher (USA), Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania
Professor Glen T. Martin (USA), Philosophy and Religious Studies, Radford Univeristy, Radford, Virginia
Professor Marvin Glass (Canada), Department of Philosophy, Carleton Univeristy, Ottawa, Ontario
John L. Hammond (USA), Sociology Department, City University of New York, New York City




LETTER OF ALEKSANDAR JOVANOVICH

Dear friends and coleagues,

it is now 50 days of "air strikes against Miloshevich";

In humanitarian action against Miloshevich:

1. somebody decided that all the nonalbanian people are Miloshevich's subjects and probably his private property; Albanians subjected to other noblties;

2. so far quite high damage is densily distributed;

3. the roads and railroads have been destroyed; bridges everywhere too; consequently, high topologic disconnectedness has been achieved;

4. fuel tanks and depots burnt everywhere;

5. chemical plants with large amounts of highly poisoned raw chemistry rocketed, the thousands tons of poisonous chemistry leaking to the environment; similarly with all refinaries and their derivatives..

6. TV and radio relays everywhere; studios too; postal-telephone nodes partly; more to be expected;

7. potable water in larger no of cities;

8. electroenergy sys, attacked so far with bombs localy, major plants distribution with soft bombs; it was a demonstration of what follows;

9. thousands of people's houses and appartments distroyed, tens of thousands damaged seriously;

10. depleted uranium bullets from the Am anti-tanc planes: so far hundreds of thousands; yesterday night TV announced 50 more planes of that sort are moved towards us here; consequently, expecting tens or hundreds of millions of this stupid bullets to fertilize soil densily ...

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SCORE: so far EVERYBODY, 10-11 millions experienced very seriously the consequences of the current "humanitarian mission";    

the total value of real estate has been reduced by 1/2;    

the life quality has been reduced to ZERO to undeterminedly many;    

the life quality of EVERYBODY has been reduced by quite high %;

less than 1 hour ago i spoked to friends in Nish, one of havily attacked towns; The cluster bombs have been densily seeded today there again, but in much larger quantity in a purely residential area; i heared on the phone the detonations of the bombs;

BACKSCORE: unofficialy, but seemingly confirmed via various sources,    

the ALLIANCE loss is getting closer to 100 aircrafts;    

the unresistable cruise missiles downed, close to 200, roughly some 20%;

All done by absolutely DEPLETED army, with the out fashioned arms, after 10 years embargoes; after 10 years of Miloshevich petting his police and insalting, reducing and finaly distroying "his" army;

the cardinal numbers 100 : 1;

the technical ratio probably 7000 : 1;

the fire power ratio somewhere 50.000 : 1, not including nuclears;

Very probably, after a fiew extra weeks of the current humanitarian work it will be a waste of money to drop any more expensive bombs and rockets here, since nothing of any value will remain;

Some weeks ago broad-media relayed that CIA announced "that it is highly probable to expect the serbian terorrism soon";

I am afraid they were right.
They have to be right.
They have always been right.

The scale of devastation of this country

WAS KNOWN IN ALL DETAILS TO THEM WHEN THEY PREDICTED

the above IDIOTIC statement.

Somebody decided that this "war" be happenning this way:

some homosexuals invisible in their armchairs far away or cockpits +10km high, aim at targets known to them, targets probably not having time to realize they had been targets;

Probably the worst criminals alive, Mr Dinko Shakich former commander of JASENOVAC, facing justice after 54 years, has a fair trial in Zagreb nowdays. There are alive victims strongly hesitating to witness against him. His human rights are well respected, when he does not feel well he can visit a doc or retire. He has comfortable accomodation.

We, including me, are sentenced without a trial, except if everybody accepts that we are all mr Miloshevich private property and as such we should be treated accordingly to what was claimed against him and his property.

Today we received strong evidences that our access to Internet will be turned off. Why should we have a right to contact even our friends or people that might trust us.

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The reaction of China after three deaths in the totaly demolished embassy influenced the formulation of the following.

Tomorrow, if ther will be tomorrow, I have lectures and exams, our University is "continuing its work".

Thus, tomorrow I will start the promotion of a forgotten principle of

S Y M M E T R Y

beginning with the OLD TESTAMENT and closing with the NEW TESTAMENT recomendations concerning the treatment of violence and evil;

Tomorrow we will establish the procedure wich will contain:

- civil victim identifications, with time, locus and means;

- justice algorithm acceptance; I will propose the weighted random choice of either OT or NT;

- cancelation of classic law;

- generation algorithm for New Corts - software;

- punnishment/retalliation items definition;

- identification of the involved-subjects-by-hierarchy alg;

- execution of the corts decisions; I will propose the method of rewards which was proved to be efficient on the Wild West;

- data-base MS and administrators of the DB-of-identified-criminals;

- reward fond generation; fond bord;

All will be stored in computer, carefuly maintained for future needs.

This is my last mesage during the humanitarian action in Balkans.

Let the force be with all of you out there,
Always wishing you all the best,

Aleksandar Jovanovich



NEWS OF THE WEEK
May 10, 1999
Volume 77, Number 19
CENEAR 77 19 pp. 7-8
ISSN 0009-2347

NATO bombs take out chemical complex

Michael Heylin

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's aerial bombardment of Serbia has specifically targeted refineries and petrochemical and fertilizer facilities with devastating impact, according to both NATO and Serbian sources.

The biggest chemical target in Serbia has been a petrochemical and fertilizer complex in Pancevo, on the Danube River about 10 miles northeast of Belgrade. This complex is adjacent to an oil refinery that has been attacked several times since NATO's air campaign started on March 24. On April 8, the Pentagon claimed that this refinery, one of the two largest in Serbia, was no longer capable of operating.

The major strikes against the Pancevo chemical facilities came on the nights of April 15 and 17. The units destroyed were HIP Petrohemija's ethylene, vinyl chloride, polyvinyl chloride, and mercury-cell chlor-alkali plants and HIP Azotara's ammonia and fertilizer facilities.

According to an April 16 statement by Slobodan Tresac, director general of HIP Petrohemija, which was distributed via the Internet, the ethylene and vinyl chloride units were hit directly in the first attack, which also damaged the chlor-alkali and PVC units. According to Tresac, a fire broke out and very large quantities of toxic materials were released, injuring a large number of people, but he reports no deaths.

The second attack finished off the chlor-alkali and PVC units and destroyed the ammonia and fertilizer facilities. The information service of the Yugoslav Army Supreme Command claims that 70,000 people had to be evacuated, resumably temporarily, because of the attacks. The plant is about three miles from the center of Pancevo, a city with a population of about 150,000.

An e-mailed statement received by C&EN last week from the president of the Serbian Chemical Society, Miroslav J. Gasic, claims that huge volumes of chlorine, mercury, hydrocarbons, ammonia, nitrogen and sulfur oxides, phosphorus compounds, and hydrogen halides have been released as a result of these attacks. It also states that "a large number of people have had to be treated for poisoning."

The society appeals to the scientific and professional public to help stop the "targeting of industrial complexes which release toxic, teratogenic, carcinogenic materials to prevent further spread of the ecological catastrophe in the Balkan Peninsula and Europe."

A statement on the Internet from a group of chemistry-related University of Belgrade faculty expresses similar sentiments. It calls for a cessation of "the extremely dangerous policy of NATO" of attacking chemical plants before "an ecological catastrophe results."

At a press briefing on April 19, a Pentagon spokesman dismissed such concerns. He pointed to Serbian press reports that the plants went into controlled shutdown as soon as they were attacked. He added that the U.S. believes that some very volatile gases may have been released and that they quickly dispersed.

However, the reports of considerable health problems resulting from the Pancevo bombing are not inconsistent with U.S. estimates of chemical hazards as reflected in risk management plans prepared by U.S. chemical facility operators at the behest of the Environmental Protection Agency. For example, a sudden release of 650 tons of chlorine from storage at one plant is estimated to have an end-point distance of at least 25 miles. Within this distance, according to EPA, people exposed for an hour could face "serious health effects."

U.S. chemical and environmental experts contacted by C&EN say there could be short-term ecological damage, such as defoliation, if the attacks on the Pancevo chemical plants were as devastating as reported by the Serbs. But they are skeptical of claims of a long-term ecological catastrophe.



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EYEWITNESS YUGOSLAVIA:

Ramsey Clark will report on his trip from the Yugoslav war zone on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm at FIT in NYC (27 St. and 8 Ave.) Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and other members of a fact-finding delegation to the war zone in Yugoslavia between May 14-18 will provide testimony that the U.S./NATO bombing of Yugoslavia is deliberately targeting civilians, civilian infrastructure, and the facilities necessary to sustain civilian life in Yugoslavia.

"It is a war crime as defined by the Geneva Convention to deliberately target civilians. But the U.S. and NATO war planes are using cluster bombs that have killed and wounded thousands of innocent civilians in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, and other cities and villages throughout Yugoslavia_including in Kosovo," said Sara Flounders, Co-director of the International Action Center and a member of the fact-finding delegation.

The May 25 reportback meeting will include eyewitness testimony and dramatic, uncensored video footage that prove that civilians have been targeted in the U.S./NATO war effort. Clark traveled throughout Yugoslavia in late March 1999 and this second trip during the war provides comprehensive coverage of how economic, as well as military infrastructure, has been damaged or destroyed.

Members of the delegation will be available for interviews with the press on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm at the Fashion Institute of Technology (6th floor) located at 27 St. and 8 Ave. in Manhattan.

"If most people in the United States could have seen what we saw in Yugoslavia they would immediately join the ranks of the already growing anti-war movement," Flounders stated. "We are organizing a demonstration of tens of thousands of people for June 5, 1999, in Washington DC. It will be the largest demonstration to date to protest the U.S./NATO war. One thing that was evident from our trip is that the people of Yugoslavia have suffered greatly, but that their spirit of resistance against foreign aggression has not been broken. The U.S. must end this criminal war or it will be a repeat of the debacle in Vietnam."



REMEMBER!!!

March 26, 1999. Kragujevac is a place in Serbia where 5 000 of citizens and schoolboys were executed in few days, in October 1941. Kragujevac and the memorial park with the monument, where these victimes are buried was bombed yesterday...

Last night was bombed Nish. Among different targets, NATO bombed the hospital and the Faculty of Engeneering. Have you seen that on CNN?

At the Washington ISIS-Symmetry Conference we met professor William Huff. After joint lounch we have been surprised (and impressed): he visited all Serbian monasteries, and know about some of them even more than we do. Today evening is bombed Grachanica, 600 years old Serbian monastery. That cultural monument (under the protection of UNESCO) survived the Turkish occupation, World War I, German fascists...

During the War, London was bombed by fascist Germany, but theaters continued to work. The theaters in Yugoslavia also continue to work: this evening, at the World Day of Theater, Belgrade theaters will play... The bombing continues, more violent and barbarian then before, in insane attempt to produce ecological catastrophy...

Beginning from March 28, 1999 each day in all main cities of Serbia are organised concerts for peace. I hope that the people participating in this Ghandian protest will not be bombed.

April 1, 1999. This morning is destroyed old Varadin bridge (Novi Sad). During the War, this bridge was destroyed by Germans, and rebuild after the War.

April 3, 1999. The first time from the beginning of this undeclared war is bombed the target at the Belgrade downtown: Republic Security building, only 50 meters from the University Hospital Clinic.

April 6, 1999. Tonight NATO bombed the center of Aleksinac, with many civil victimes. On the other side, the exodus of Kosovar Albanians is continuing.

April 9, 1999. Among many other places, tonight is again bombed Kragujevac. More than 120 workers trying to protect by their own bodies the car factory, the only source of life for 35 000 workers and their families, are wounded.

April 9, 1999. Solidarity of scientists: at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) will be organized "Stop the Bombing Vigil". That protest will be continued every friday, till the end of the bombing.

April 11, 1999. Peaceful Easter to all the people of good will.

April 12, 1999. The coldblooded murder: in Grdelicka Klisura NATO bombed the train. About 30-50 people are kild, among them a ten-years old boy. By the camera on the top of the missile the pilot was able to see his target.

April 14, 1999. Today is in Belgrade opened the 46th Festival of the Documentary and Short Movie, the oldest film festival in Europe.

April 14, 1999. The NATO genocide of Albanians: at the road Djakovica-Prizren NATO bombed the convoy of Albanian refugees. In the four attacs, more than 70 Albanians are kild.

April 17, 1999. Today, at the day of Global Anti-NATO Protest organized in about 100 cities all over the world, in Belgrade was the traditional Belgrade Marathon: a race for peace.

April 18, 1999. The potential ecological catastrophy: tonight the NATO attacks have been especially concentrated to the large petro-chemical agregates at Novi Sad. From Pancevo (near Belgrade) huge clouds of released gas from fertilizer factory expanded all over, producing dangerous concentration of vinil chlorid monomer. Could you imagine our future (and maybe the future of neighbouring countries): the children that will drink the milk from there, eat the fruits or vegetables...

April 19, 1999. NATO begun the chemical war: last night is bombed the chemical plant in Baric, less than 20 km from Belgrade. At 10 km from here is the Nuclear Institute in Vincha. Maybe it is the next target?

April 20, 1999. PLEASE, DON'T SMOKE: taking care about our helth, NATO last night terminated the tabacco factory in Nish. Today is Adolph Hitler's birthday, so maybe it would be the propper time to complete the chemical plant in Barich, doing the job efficiently with one gigantic gas chamber...

April 21, 1999. In tonight bombing the last bridge to Novi Sad, that citizens defended by threir own bodies, is broken. The Electronical Faculty at Nish is hardly demaged. About 90% of laboratories and the library are destroyed.

April 22, 1999. The day of the memory to the victimes of Jasenovac (Croatia), the place of holocaust where have been exterminated about 300 000 Serbs and Jews. After the exodus of Serbs in 1995, the teritory of Croatia is ethnicaly clear. Tonight at Kosovo, NATO bombed the refugee vilage of Serbs that escaped from Croatia, and more than ten people are kild.

April 23, 1999. After the bombing of the petrochemical industry centers (Novi Sad, Smederevo, Pancevo) and chemical plants (Pancevo, Baric), we have the serious warning that the next target might be the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences (about 15 km from Belgrade).

April 23, 1999. Tonight at 2.06, in the middle of the TV-News, NATO bombed the Radio-Television Belgrade (in the center of Belgrade, 300 meters from my home), trying to destroid the complete information system. We still don't know the exact number of victimes that remained in the ruins of the building (till the April, 27: 9 dead, and 18 wunded journalists and TV workers).

April 25, 1999. The war against the true: the distruction of informative system is continued. In Belgrade we can see now only three local TV stations. By every such action, the real danger of the ground operations is getting closer. Welcome to Vietnam!

April 29, 1999. REPEATED CRIME: after NATO bombing of Surdulica, till now 16 bodies are found, among them 12 of the children between 3-11 years. The first such bombing of Aleksinac is explained by NATO as a "mistake"; this one is the repeated crime.

May 1, 1999. In the intensifyed bombings, among the other targets are bombed the purely civilian part of Belgrade, the center and hospital area in Pancevo.

May 1, 1999. INCREDIBLE CRIME: In the NATO attack to the bus full of passengers (at Luzani, near to Prishtina) about 50 people are kild. Immediately after that, NATO bombed the car of the Red Cross with medical team going to help to the victimes.

May 2, 1999. Next civilian victimes : In the NATO bombing of Kurshumliska Banja more than 30 people are kild.

May 4, 1999. Systematical killing: In the second bus bombed by NATO (on the road Prishtina-Rozaje) more then 20 passengers are kild, and 30 wounded.

May 4, 1999. Two days after NATO used the new bombs with graphite net making the electrical shortcuts, the electrical power and the water supply depending on it is now almost normalized in the whole Serbia. TV-Novi Sad haveng the program in the six languages of national minorities in Vojvodina, is completely distroyed.

May 7, 1999. In the NATO attack by cluster bombs to the center of Nish and hospital, about twenty people are kild and 40 wounded. Far as I know, no one of my coleagues from Nish University was not hurt.

May 8, 1999. Tonight NATO bombed the Chinese Embassy (by three missiles) and one of the three bigest international hotels at Belgrade: the hotel "Yugoslavia".

May 9, 1999. The Day of Victory over the fachism. Raise your voice against its rebirth.

May 12, 1999. In today terrible bombing of the purely civil parts of Nish by missiles and cluster bombs, more than 20 people are wounded.

May 13, 1999. This morning we received the very serious announcement that the Internet connections with Yugoslavia will be closed. Please read the recent letter of our colleague Aleksandar Jovanovich, the professor of mathematics at University of Belgrade.

May 14, 1999. NATO massacre of Kosovar Albanians: in the bombing of Albanian refugees (at Korisha, near to Prizren) 87 of them are kild, and 78 wounded.

May 17, 1999. Among other targets, tonight NATO bombed the petrol stations, continuing to produce the ecological catastrophy.

May 20, 1999. Tonight NATO bombed the hospital "Dr Dragisha Mishovich" in Belgrade. Three patients are kild.

May 23, 1999. After tonight NATO bombing, almost complete Serbia remained without electricity.

May 24, 1999. Three-day NATO bombing of the electrical system produced the humanitarian catastrophy. Many hospitals are without electricity and water.

May 25, 1999. Eyewitness testimony about NATO aggression will be presented in the report by Ramsey Clark on his trip from the Yugoslav war zone.

May 28, 1999. Two good things never come together: after two days without electricity, we are now without water!

May 31, 1999. In the last few days the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia are intensifyed. At the same time, all the informations comming from Yugoslavia are cut of.

June 1, 1999. In the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia every day are kild about twenty civilians: three days ago more than 20 people in the hospital at Surdulica, and yesterday at least 17 civilians at the center of Novi Pazar.

June 6, 1999. APPEAL FOR PEACE "I invite all the prisoners of the nazi concentracion camps World War II and their descendants to raise their voices against the present crime and new fashism..."

   Vida Jocic
   Auschwitz and Ravensbrueck
    prisoner No. 49865, 1942/45



"We have no ethical right to forgive,
no historical right to forget."


After more than two months of bombing and Yugoslav resistence it was assigned the peace agreement. As the result of NATO aggression, there remained the thousands of dead and homeless Serbs and Kosovar Albanians...

After the "humanitarian bombing" of Yugoslavia, we have now the next exodus: in the same way as 500 000 Serbs from Croatia and 250 000 Serbs from Bosnia, the remaining 120 000 Serbs will must to escape from their homeland - Kosovo.






EDITOR'S PERSONAL COMMENT

At the beginning of the war, I received a copy of the paper "ASHAMED TO BE A CANADIAN" by Michael Bliss. Strange, but there is at least one Canadian citizen who don't need to be ashame: ME. My father was born in Canada. He spent the most of his life in Sarajevo, as a renowned director of the National Theater. During the Yugoslav crisis, as a Serb (Montenegrian), in the age of 76 he escaped from the Muslim part of Sarajevo only with a small bag. Now he lives in Toronto. At this moment I don't need to be ashame: I am here, in Belgrade, with all the Yugoslav people who suffer...

Slavik Jablan


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