Statement By:
The Yugoslav Communist League

For four and a half decades, we had lived in Socialism in Yugoslavia, which had hundreds of faults, but thousands of virtues. Now we are forced into wild capitalism with thousands of faults and no virtues whatsoever!

Socialism in our country was a nascent social order. It has had to overcome many burdensome consequences of the First and Second World Wars, countless of inherited problems and a capitalist blockade. It had to set aside great resources for its own defence. Consequently, and naturally, there was no abundance. Nevertheless there was always money for all necessities of life, for every individual person in society.

Now, an overwhelming majority of the population has no employment and they will not have it while this vassal bourgeoisie is in power, installed by NATO bayonets and supported by dollars. Because of this vassal state, Yugoslavia has ceased to exist. Also, as a result of NATO aggression, Kosovo and Metohija are occupied and transformed into the largest military base of NATO in Europe.

With the adoption of the unconstitutional law of co-operation with the Hague Tribunal, the present vassal regime has in fact legalized NATO aggression against the FR Yugoslavia. In the six years of the present regime and the current triumvirate DSS/SPO/MS, more people have lost their lives than in all of the misfortunes of the 45 years of Socialism.

Under this present regime, our country has become the most impoverished country in Europe. Foreign debt has reached near $16 billion dollars. An average Yugoslav four-member family now owes more than $8,500. Imports are covered by only 20% of exports, while the foreign trade deficit amounts o over $6 billion dollars. More than 60% of the country’s industrial capacity is not utilized - partially utilized - or is shut down. Close to 40,000 enterprises are in receivership or very close to it. Mostly all companies, and enterprises were sold to foreign capital for pittance or to the emerging domestic bourgeoisie – while during all this time, not a single large enterprise has been built!

All that we have now had been built under socialism. The number of unemployed people now has reached over 2,000,000. The average wage of those that still have a job is $2 per day! The working class is deprived of their rights and converted as exploited workforce for foreign capitalists and the domestic mafia.

With the support of the corrupted union leaders, Europe’s most reactionary labour laws were enacted. By means of privatization of state, social and cooperative property, foreign and newly emerged capitalists have stolen from our people that which was created over decades by the sweat and blood of our ancestors, our fathers and mothers as well as ourselves.


Statement by the CC League of Yugoslav Communist Youth

Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia was an anti-imperialist fighter. He showed the world the truth about the aggression by the Western powers against Yugoslavia; he was a symbol of resistance to the new world fascism.

For this crime, the Hague Tribunal is directly responsible, by its denial to allow for his medical treatment in Moscow, in spite of his critical medical, condition.

We demand from the UN Secretary General to immediately suspend the existence of this criminal institution, and from the UN Security Council, we demand also that it abolish its very existence!

We also demand from the pro-Western Serbian bourgeoisie regime to immediately cut off any and all cooperation with this Imperialist Hague Tribunal!

In this tragic hour, we wish strength to his family to the people of Yugoslavia and to all independent minds that were and that will be involved in the struggles against enslavement, shallowness and imperialist arrogance.

The guilty ones must be punished!

COMMENT:

We just hope that Russia and China, both members of the UN Security Council and both having Veto Power, will do what you comrades are proposing. They could have done more when President Milosevic was alive!

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