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Katarina Juvančič: Letter to Friends in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina Protest Files

O, you wretches!

They mistreated your brother, and you close your eyes!
An injured person calls for help, and you stay silent?A thug walks around choosing victims, and you say:
We will be spared, because we did not rise up.
What kind of city is this, what kind of people!
If injustice happens in the city, resistance must arise
And if there is no resistance, better that the city disappear
In flames before night falls!
(Bertholt Brecht, The Good Person of Szechwan)

Dear friends, dear comrades,

I read this important text by Brecht, and heard the song Which Side Are You On?, last year, when we went out en masse into the streets in Slovenia, because of the unbearable political situation and the human misery it was bringing. Every political insult (they were calling us zombies, actually) strengthened our ranks.

We were ready to fight for a…

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