The bloodshed that took place throughout the former Yugoslavia in the last decade has been interpreted in many different ways by many different bourgeois theoreticians. In an attempt to explain the ongoing war, the media labelled it as “ethnic”, “religious”, “civil” and in some cases even “tribal”. As Marxists we fight against these misinterpretations which flow from a basic misunderstanding of the causes and nature of the wave of violence which hit the Balkans in the nineties.
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The workers and students in Slovenia have awakened. For the first time since Slovenia’s separation from Yugoslavia, workers and students from all across Slovenia came together on November 26 to march for a common goal and to clearly demonstrate that they are prepared to fight against the government’s counter-reforms in education and the economy.
Our correspondents from Macedonia report on the recent strike wave that has hit the country.
After years of waiting for things to "get better" the Macedonian workers have lost their patience.
In a region blighted by ethnic conflict, the potential for working class struggle is clearly shown,
and is an indication of how things will develop all over Eastern Europe.
The class struggle is back on the agenda.
The workers of Macedonia have once again shown that only through struggle can
any meaningful victory be achieved. The strike of 80,000 public sector workers
which started last week has forced the government to back down.