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  • May 20, 1999

    ‘We Are All Albanians’

    The other day on the BBC news I saw a young, educated and eloquent Serbian woman speaking about the life of ordinary citizens under the NATO bombing. The Serbian citizens are afraid, she said.

    Slavenka Drakulic

  • May 20, 1999

    Israel Chooses Peace

    The Israeli election is good news indeed.

    the Editors

  • May 20, 1999

    Iraqi Sideshow Continues

    On May 12 the Iraqi News Agency reported the deaths of twelve people, including two children, and 200 head of livestock near the northern city of Mosul, caused by American bombs.

    Dilip Hiro

  • May 20, 1999

    Kosovars and Palestinians

    Many Jews have, understandably, seen parallels between the tragic events in Kosovo and their experiences of the Holocaust. But in fact, it is not a good parallel.

    Ghada Karmi

  • May 20, 1999

    Europe’s New Divide

    How can you doubt the progressive nature of NATO missiles when they are blessed by Europe's socialists and the radical heroes of the sixties?

    Daniel Singer

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  • May 13, 1999

    The United States Makes a Conditional Apology to China

    A pity that our missiles went astray--
    The kind of act we'd make a tort of.
    Sincerely, USA would like to say
    We're really very sorry, sort of.

    Calvin Trillin

  • May 13, 1999

    Showdown in Moscow

    By dismissing Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov and warning that Russia may pull out of the Yugoslav peace talks, Boris Yeltsin has shown again that he will do almost anything to save his skin, ev

    the Editors

  • May 13, 1999

    Protest the War

    It's time to move from dissent to action: to quickly and vigorously protest the Kosovo war.

    the Editors

  • May 13, 1999

    License to Kill in Timor

    Allan Nairn was banned from Indonesia and East Timor as a "threat to national security" after he survived the Dili massacre of 1991. Arrested and deported last year and threatened with six years in prison, he recently re-entered Indonesia without the army's permission. This is the first of a series of editorials.

    Allan Nairn

  • May 13, 1999

    Humanitarian, All Too Humanitarian

    Masses of people driven from their homes, murdered, maimed, raped, sent into panicked flight.

    Katha Pollitt