T F F P r e s s I n f o # 9 9
THE YUGOSLAV NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION
"Milosevic certainly did not even think the thought. The opposition
had hoped for it but hardly foreseen it would happened just like
that. Western leaders and commentators had predicted about everything
else but this: that nonviolence by the many would sweep away the
authoritarian power presided over and solidified by Slobodan
Milosevic over 13 years.
It was a miracle unfolding, minute by minute, in front of our eyes.
Unarmed citizens were stronger, finally, than Milosevic' force. They
also achieved in about 24 hours what NATO violence could not achieve
in 78 days. It's yet another remarkable victory for non-violence. But
do we see and understand it like that?"
This PressInfo - the first in a small series where we try to
understand the implications of the recent changes - has the following
* The power of nonviolence
* Two types of power and Gandhi: why all rulers are dependent
* The sources of power
* Why do people obey?
* Many reasons it happened now
* Rulers isolate themselves and lose the grip on reality
Read the analysis in full here: http://www.transnational.org
Soon to come:
PressInfo # 100 will deal with why nobody would really like Milosevic
to turn up in the Hague. It's just another "Balkan" game played by
PressInfo # 101 will analyze the changed conflict formation in the
Balkans. The West made Milosevic the main factor. With him gone, its
policies are likely to become even more counterproductive.
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