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February 2, 2007 Weblog:

Invest in Serbia!

Some government-funded folks at U of T are organizing a conference about investing in the new, "western friendly" Serbia.

The region has already seen some high-profile investment from Canadian companies. Organizers say that participants can expect a frank assessment of the potential for the region as whole as it moves towards political and economic stability along with membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union.

January 23, 2007 Weblog:

The Serbian Radical Party

The press has repeated, ad nauseum, that the Serbian Radical Party, which won a plurality of seats in yesterday's election, is "ultra-nationalist", and in a few cases "far right". Unfortunately, there's almost no information about their positions or policies, other than they're against European integration and the extradition of General Ratko Mladic to the Hague.

On the second point, it's hard to argue with them. If one wishes to enforce international law, the way to do it is not to set up a US-funded kangaroo court that refuses outright to try war criminals on both sides. That's not justice, that's a farce. Enforcing international law is a great idea; enforcing it selectively just means it's not law and it's not international. And it's hard to get excited about non-international non-law.

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January 21, 2007 Weblog:

"Ultranationalism," Serbia and You

Credit to the BBC for not only not using (at least in that article) the term "ultranationalist" to deride the Serbian Radical Party, which appears to be on its way to winning the elections (but probably not the government) in Serbia today, as many outlets undoubtedly will. The BBC gets extra points for alluding to the small fact that NATO dropped 20,000 tonnes of bombs on the country might have an effect on whether the majority of Serbs are willing to sacrifice their well-being to join the EU.

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January 19, 2007 Weblog:

Bruce Konviser on Serbia

In today's Globe, Bruce Konviser hits all the major notes of Globe and Mail foreign coverage: unspecified "pro-western reforms" are good, "nationalism" is "destabilizing", and why should any facts get in the way of us reporting that story once again.

I forgot the most important one: history doesn't exist, and if it does, it doesn't matter.

(For a long, fascinating, historical take on whether Serbia should join the EU, check out this essay of sorts by John Bosnitch)

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April 6, 2006 Letters

Readers respond to Yugoslavia series

From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank Dru Oja Jay for his courage to write a compelling and truthful attempt to set the record straight on what really happened (and is happening) to Yugoslavia (five part series)....

March 22, 2006 Media Analysis

Peace from Above

belgrade_fp.jpg Dru Oja Jay looks at where NATO dropped 20,000 tonnes of bombs in 1999 in the final part of the former Yugoslavia series

The final article in a five-part series on the former Yugoslavia

March 20, 2006 Accounts

Parisian Riots, Take Two

sorbonne4_fp.jpg Youth are hitting the streets to do battle with police once again, but Marco Chown Oved finds that this time, it's a different crowd

This time, it's elite French students who are rejecting government plans

March 20, 2006 Media Analysis

The Good Guys

izet_fp.jpg Who was NATO supporting during the war? Part four of Dru Oja Jay's series on the former Yugoslavia takes a look

Part four in a five-part series on the former Yugoslavia

March 19, 2006 Media Analysis

The Media War

harff_fp.jpg Part three of Dru Oja Jay's series on the former Yugoslavia looks at the role of the media in shaping the conflict.

Part three in a five-part series on the former Yugoslavia

March 19, 2006 Media Analysis

The Origins of the War in the Balkans

formeryugo_fp.jpg The second part of a series by Dru Oja Jay examines the role of the west in the breakup of Yugoslavia

Part two in a five part series on the former Yugoslavia

March 17, 2006 Media Analysis

Milosevic the Guilty?

milosevic_fp.jpg In the first of a five-part series, Dru Oja Jay looks at the media's guilty verdict in the case of Slobodan Milosevic.

Part one in a five-part series on the former Yugoslavia

February 16, 2006 Accounts

Fairytale Squat Faces Political Squalor

chrishouse_fp.jpgShaughn McArthur visits Denmark's Christiania at a time when the struggling, self-governing community is preparing to take on the state.

Denmark's Christiania prepares to take on the state

February 8, 2006 Opinion

A Picture Says 1000 Words

halifaxprotest_fp.jpg"Harmless cartoons" are more than they seem when one explores the social and political context in which they appear says Harsha Walia

"Harmless" cartoons are more than meets the eye

November 7, 2005 Accounts

Protest Burn Out

March 28, 2005 Health

Cosmetics Industry Under Fire

cosmetics_fp.jpg Activists in Europe are questioning the health effects of chemicals, endocrine disruptors, and "penetration enhancers" in cosmetics, writes Andrea Smith

Health effects of chemicals, endocrine disruptors, "penetration enhancers" questioned

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