We are making available to our readers this platform. It
shows that after all the reactionary bloodletting and criminal break-up of the
the idea that socialism is possible is not dead.
The recent referendum in Montenegro
produced a majority for separation from Serbia, but this small country
remains seriously divided. In reality there is no “independence”, but a small
nation prey to the whims of imperialism.
In the morning hours of
Saturday, March 11, Slobodan Milosevic, was found dead in his prison
cell at the Hague. With his death, the bourgeois media began once
again to dig through the recent history of the Balkans in an attempt
to make sense of the break-up of former Yugoslavia. But what was the
role played by Milosevic, and what is the feeling over his death in
October 1995 saw the signing of the Dayton agreement which had the intention of putting and end to the civil war. At that time Marxists already warned that this agreement, forced by imperialism, could not solve any of the problems of the peoples of the area.
December 1996 and January 1997 have witnessed mass demonstrations and protests against election rigging in Serbia. This article analyses the class nature of this movement and offers a way forward for workers in the whole of the former Yugoslavia.