Michael Parenti, May 2006
The Demonization of Slobodan M
I wish to bring to your attention the article I wrote a couple of years ago.
U.S. leaders profess a dedication to democracy. Yet over the past five decades, democratically elected governments---guilty of introducing redistributive economic programs or otherwise pursuing independent courses that do not properly fit into the U.S.-sponsored global free market system---have found themselves targeted by the U.S. ...
Sean McGouran, August 1998
The Sunday Times (22nd March) had a story about the fighting in Kosovo, which was pretty standard stuff, if informative. Set into the main story was a box headline, ‘Iranians Move In’. It comes from “a senior Egyptian security source”, which is enough to make the most credulous person dubious (especially given the ST’s record in Northern Ireland).
The story is to the effect that a Saudi called Osama Bin Laden, (whose picture heads the item), ...
Angela Clifford, February 1996
Democracy and Serbia
The immediate cause of excitement in the Western media about the supposed lack of democracy in Yugoslavia are the local elections of November 1996.
Because of a dispute over the results, Yugoslavia has been called a “police state” in an editorial of the Times, which opines that “Western governments have given far less support to Serb demands for democracy and the rule of law than they did to similar movements in Warsaw or Prague in the ...
Angela Clifford, March 1996
Serbia And Democracy: A Constitutional Postscript
In the article published in the January issue of Labour & Trade Union Review it was argued that the depiction of Yugoslavia as undemocratic by the Western Media was a travesty of the situation and that the propaganda of the opposition coalition, Zadezno (meaning “Together”—the English version was wrongly given), was simply being regurgitated by the Western media. Since then I have had a chance to look at Yugoslavia’s Constitution, which was ...
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