Monday, June 7, 1999

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  • War and Peace Report–NATO Vows to Intensify Air Campaign

    A sonic boom sounded in Belgrade today for the first time in two days after talks in Macedonia on the withdrawal of Yugoslav troops from Kosovo broke down early this morning.

  • Activists Demonstrate at the Pentagon, Demanding An Immediate Stop to the Bombings

    Hundreds of demonstrators threw stones at the U.S. Embassy in Prague on Saturday as they demanded an immediate stop to NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia. The protest was part of a series of anti-war demonstrations held in cities around the world, including Amsterdam, the Aviano air base in Italy, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal and Washington, DC.

  • Elections in Indonesia

    Indonesians headed today to the voting booths throughout the vast archipelago for the country’s first parliamentary elections in decades. Over 100 million voters are estimated to have voted, and it may take days for the votes to be tallied. Many of the media reports characterized the elections as free and democratic, and as offering Indonesians a chance to finally break free of the oppressive legacy of Indonesia’s former dictator Suharto, who ruled the country with an iron fist for 32 years.

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