The election of 24 September 2000

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Who Are the G-17
By Michel Chossudovsky, Friday 22 September 2000. The Yugoslav group G-17, which wrote the Program adopted by the so-called democratic opposition and its Presidential candidate, Vojislav Kostunica. It is funded mainly through the Washington-based Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), which is a core institute of the CIA front, the National Endowment for Democracy.
Yugoslavia; imperialism, the democratic opposition and the liberal-left
By Dave Silver, September 2000. Lacking a class analysis, sectors of the liberal-left such as the Pacifica reporting by Jeremy Scahill on WBAI's Democracy Now, or the Vietnam Vets Against the War, the Brecht Forum, and assorted neo-marxists, social democrats and new left currents, jump on the Washington, Berlin and Paris and NATO chorus supporting intervention in Bosnia and then Kosovo.
Level the playing field: What a media concept!
By Norman Solomon, Creators Syndicate, 1 October 2000. Eager to oust Slobodan Milosevic from power, the U.S. government has funneled millions of dollars to media projects in Yugoslavia. The announced tab for aid to foes of Milosevic during the just-ended fiscal year was $25 million. For the next year, the budget is $41.5 million. The largest share of that money goes toward ‘civil society’ programs, such as those that support independent media. U.S. officials say they are seeking only to level the playing field.
Federal ministry of Foreign Affairs addresses a memorandum to the UN Security Council
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yugoslav Daily Survey Belgrade, 5 October 2000. Before as well as during the electoral process conducted so far, the FR of Yugoslavia and its citizens have been incessantly exposed to systematic, brutal pressure by some influential international factors, primarily the US Administration and NATO countries, with an undisguised aim of directly interfering in the electoral process in the FR of Yugoslavia and of an inadmissible pressure brought to bear on the will of its population.