Not with a whimper, but a bang...
October 5, 2000 9:37 AM   Subscribe

Not with a whimper, but a bang... The Belgrade parliament is in flames. The State television building is broadcasting for Free Serbia. If you can get a stream, FreeB92 is the place to be listening. The revolution may not be televised, but this it has its own weblog
posted by holgate (11 comments total)
Excuse typos: "this one has its own weblog."
posted by holgate at 9:39 AM on October 5, 2000

This is great. Here's a PERFECT example of how an election *should* go. The people have spoken. They have voted with their hearts and when the government ignores them, they speak out. None of this "I'm going to vote for Milosevic instead of Kostunica because he's going to win" crap.
posted by bkdelong at 10:14 AM on October 5, 2000

that's a great resource, holgate.

[OT] anyone know of a similar resource about israel/palestine?

posted by rebeccablood at 10:48 AM on October 5, 2000

Wow. "People at the corner of Starine Novaka Street i March 27 Street 27 are celebrating because a large police cordon has joined them, Radio B2-92 reported. "

This is really something. Rock on, DOS.

posted by Mars Saxman at 11:17 AM on October 5, 2000

I hope Slobby didn't let the door hit his ass on the way out. He deserved it, and power to the Serbs for telling him "no more".
posted by tomcosgrave at 12:21 PM on October 5, 2000

Real-time revolution, documented with eloquence and insight. What more could you want from the web?
posted by holgate at 12:30 PM on October 5, 2000


In a strong sign that opposition demonstrators have had success, Yugoslavia’s official Tanjung news agency has referred to opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica as 'president-elect of Yugoslavia.'

posted by rebeccablood at 12:43 PM on October 5, 2000

If you've got a decent connection, BBC News 24 (ISDN and greater) has given over its schedule to monitor the situation. And you can get lower bandwidth feeds from the BBC News home page.
posted by holgate at 12:48 PM on October 5, 2000

I gotta disagree with your statement, bkdelong. The Serbian opposition has been so fractured, it's really impressive they rallied around Kostunica, precisely because he was the most electable.
posted by norm at 1:36 PM on October 5, 2000

Huh. What do you know. The revolution *WAS* Bloggerized.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 1:46 PM on October 5, 2000

You know, I've always said - no matter what the opposition, when people are fed up they will let it be known. Example: Cuba.
posted by owillis at 5:52 PM on October 5, 2000

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