National Sovereignty • Social Justice
Velko Valkanov (Bulgaria), Ramsey Clark (USA), Sergei Baburin (Russia)
Aldo Bernardini (Italy), Christopher Black (Canada), Mick Collins (USA/France),
Tiphaine Dickson (Quebec), Sergei Dovgan’ (Ukraine), Sara Flounders (USA),
Stefan Gajtandzijev (Bulgaria), Néstor Gorojovsky (Argentina), Fulvio Grimaldi (Italy),
Klaus Hartmann (Chairman of the Board, Germany), Jan Hrobar (Czech Republic),
Ian Johnson (UK), Liana Kaneli (Greece), June Kelly (Ireland),
Wil van der Klift (The Netherlands), Sergei I. Kostyan (Belarus),
Vladimir Kršljanin (Secretary, Serbia), Mihail N. Kuznecov (Russia), René Lefort (France),
Barry Lituchy (USA), Alexander Mezyaev (Russia), Michael Parenti (USA),
Cathrin Schuetz (Secretary, Germany), Vladimir Štambuk (Serbia),
Bhim Singh (India), Vyacheslav Tetekin (Russia)
We mourn the death of our Committee Members
Pierre Marie Gallois, Peter Gingold, Raymond Kent, Vyacheslav Klykov, Hanfried Müller,
Harold Pinter, Karen Talbot, Valentin Varennikov, Alexander Zinoviev, Jacques Verges
United by their opposition against the aggressive dismantling of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia by NATO countries culminating in the murderous 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia which paved the way for subsequent international aggressions; and united by their disgust of the blatant example of victor’s justice given by the illegal “International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia” in the so-called “trial” of Yugoslav and Serbian President Slobodan Milošević as well as the unprecedented demonization of the Serbian people; united by their spirit of brotherhood between peoples, and upholding the principle of sovereign equality of nations, in 2001, people from all parts of the world have coalesced to form the “International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milošević”. This Committee actively supported and publicized President Milošević’s courageous and powerful self-defense, appreciating that he was not merely addressing the heinous charges brought against him in particular and the entire Serbian people, but also voicing the defense of the peoples of the world against the ongoing violation of international peace and the destruction of International Law at the hands of a few predatory countries.
Following President Milošević’s suspected murder at The Hague, the International Committee unanimously decided it had not lost its raison d’être, as defending the Serbian people, International Law and national sovereignty remained all the more necessary.
Since then, the International Committee has remained an efficient association of dedicated people acting together in comradely spirit, participating in various progressive political activities in many countries, but sharing the same principal ideas.
At the present stage, in order to open the doors of this unique association to new progressive people and to extend its activities to a wider field, a new name has been adopted, as well as the list of Principles honoring the political legacy of President Slobodan Milošević who died in fighting for them.