Independent Voices from Yugoslavia, 1988. Bulletin
Cross-border solidarity and global networking with progressive movements was at the core of Slovene peace movement’s activity. The regular information bulletins in English were published and widely distributed to convey a strong message to the international community concerning the dedication of the movement to the values of global solidarity, non-violent action and peaceful resolution of conflicts. The network of recipients of the papers ranged from political actors, the media, action groups and NGOs. This is why opposition political groups that appeared in Slovenia in late 1988 entrusted the peace movement with promotion of the “Slovenian spring” abroad. It was this movement that published news about democratic movements and organised the first political missions abroad. It was also instrumental in promoting the rights of the four opposition personalities put before a court martial in 1988 (Janša, Borštner, Tasič Zavrl) which triggered a massive resistance movement against the Yugoslav regime and finally led to independence.
Ljubljana Metelkova ulica 6, Slovenia 1000
- Folder 17
- The Peace Institute in Ljubljana
- Mihajlović Trbovc, Jovana
Mihajlović Trbovc, Jovana, interview by Bagarić, Petar, . COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection