June 29, 2001
Dear Friend of Yugoslavia and of Truth,
We are writing because we need your help!
Former U.S. Attorney
General and human rights activist Ramsey Clark is in Belgrade With
him is IAC
West Coast coordinator Gloria La Riva, a videographer who produced the world-renowned film, NATO
Targets. Both had been under NATO bombs twice in 1999 to show their solidarity with Yugoslavia.
They returned two days ago to again show support for the struggle against the re-colonization of Serbia.
Mr. Clark had
attempted on June 26 to fly to Belgrade to confer on former President Slobodan
Milosevic’s defense. But the Yugoslav ambassador to the U.S., Milan Protic, refused to grant a visa. The
delay prevented a meeting before the kidnapping and abduction of Milosevic. Ambassador Protic actually
defied orders from the federal government of Yugoslavia to issue Mr. Clark a visa. Protic was following
orders from other masters, those running the U.S. Even after landing in Belgrade, collaborators in Zoran
Djindjic’s police force tried to put them back on the plane. Finally representatives of the Foreign Ministry
were able to get through to Mr Clark. A crime ordered by Washington took place June 28 in Belgrade,
the 612th anniversary of the battle of Kosovo Polje, a battle that even in defeat became a national symbol
of heroic struggle against occupation and enslavement.
who was the elected president of Yugoslavia when this heroic land resisted
78 days of
U.S./NATO bombing, was turned over to those same NATO powers by collaborators in the current
government. They are selling the president and the national honor to the criminals who bombed and
sanctioned the people of Yugoslavia. All people of honor must resist these acts.
Tens of thousands
of people gathered in Belgrade June 29 to protest this crime. They are
supporters of Mr. Milosevic or his policies. But they all find it shameful that the person who led the
defense of their country was sold out for a handful of coins. Similar loans to other countries in Eastern
Europe have been Trojan horses, increasing their dependency and deepening their poverty as their riches
are taken away.
A second “bombing
campaign” of Yugoslavia is now underway. The phony tribunal established
NATO countries at the Hague is planning months of bombardment with daily media lies and horror
stories. Each new tale is designed to justify NATO’s war on a sovereign country that had no troops
outside its own borders. Countless arrests of other patriots who dared to stand up to NATO lie ahead.
All those who
defend Yugoslavia from aggression, all who fight for peace will lose if
and their allies succeed in blaming Milosevic for the war against Yugoslavia. They are desperately trying
to use the case against Milosevic to escape blame themselves.
Action Center has taken on the vital task of organizing within the United
States itself a
movement to protest this illegal abduction and to remind the world of the real crimes committed by
NATO. We are rushing a book to the printer that gives an accurate record of NATO’s bombing and
destruction of Yugoslavia. Regular press releases, internet work, and gathering testimony is essential in the
days ahead. Otherwise the lies of the warmakers will go unanswered and unopposed.
This is a critical
moment. We need your help to continue to defend Yugoslavia. Please make
donation to assist this work. A tax deductible contribution of $50 or more can be made out to the
People’s Rights Fund / Truth for Yugoslavia Campaign. Credit card donations can be made on line at
At a meeting
in New York on Thursday, July 5 we will hear first hand from Mr. Clark
and see video
footage of the mass demonstrations shot by Ms. La Riva. This meeting will also include the participation
of leaders of the European anti-NATO movement, uniting those on both sides of the Atlantic who held
popular tribunals that condemned the NATO leaders for their war crimes against Yugoslavia.
Please come to
this meeting and follow the reports on our Web site. And send your support,
funds the International Action Center needs to carry out this struggle to get out the truth about the real war
criminals. Defend Yugoslav sovereignty.
National: 39 West 14th Street, #206
New York, NY 10011
(212) 633-6646 Fax: (212) 633-2889
Bay Area: 2489
Mission St., Rm. 28
San Francisco,CA 94110
(415) 821-6545 Fax: (415) 821-5782
Ramsey Clark, Chairperson