Monday, July 19, 1999

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  • War and Peace Report

    A leading Serbian opposition politician says the best way to get President Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia out of power is to seduce him to resign, promising him immunity from arrest or extradition. Opposition figure Vuk Draskovic said he would soon name a shadow Yugoslav government of experts led by a prime minister selected by Milo Djukanovic, the democratic leader of Montenegro, the small republic that with Serbia makes Yugoslavia. Mr. Draskovic then plans to press Mr. Milosevic through public rallies to accept that government and call new elections in three to six months, while the opposition works to attract disaffected Milosevic supporters.

  • Cornel West and Shelby Steele

    Just over a week ago, Amy Goodman had the opportunity to listen to a debate between two African American thinkers on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Cornel West and Shelby Steele spoke at the Mt. Zion Church in Seattle, as a part of the Unity 99 Conference of journalists of color. The two had a heated discussion on issues such as affirmative action, racism, welfare reform and Black empowerment.

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