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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

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Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

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Albania Blood Feud:

Albanian government conceal situation of blood feud

Albanian Blood Feud
    Mr.Gjin Marku - Chairman of COMMITTEE OF NATIONWIDE RECONCILIATION - Letter sent exclusively for ACLIS to be published


    Mr. Gjin Marku
    "I believe you did not get the necessary information about the reasons that the Albanian government is interested in concealing the real situation of enmities and blood feud. The conceal of blood feud has been a continuous behavior of the Albanian government because blood feud is not only an index of lack of justice and effective rule of law, but primarily shows the irresponsibility of the government officials, corruption and the inability of the political class for dealing with the situation. In the recent years this conceal has become more prominent for not hindering the process of the acceptance of Albania in the European Union."
    Ref. 3/4 – Letter

    Tirana on 16 April 2010

    Letter: In regard to the rapport for the Security Council of United Nations about the phenomenon of blood feud in Albania.

    To: Professor Philip ALSTON
    United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions

    John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law
    New York University School of Law
    40 Washington Square South, 305
    New York, NY 10012
    Telephone: (212) 998-6173
    Facsimile: (212) 995-4030
    E-mail: philip.alston@nyu.edu


    Dear Prof. Alston
    I am sorry for the delay in sending this letter but I have had some health issues and was unable to write you after your email of March 9th 2010. Once again I thank you on behalf of Committee of Nationwide Reconciliation for the work that you did regarding the situation of blood feud and isolated families in Albania.

    I am writing in regard to the rapport that you are preparing for the Security Council of United Nations about the phenomenon of blood feud in Albania. I find it reasonable to write to you about some concerns that were raised by your press release on February 23rd, including the ones that I have sent you on the email of March 1st for this case.
Posted by acl on Sunday, July 04 @ 19:19:10 PDT (2342 reads)
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Albania News:

Mirela Bogdani - Racism against Islam

Albania News
    Letter

    December 18, 2009

    From: MUSLIM FORUM OF ALBANIA - Tirana
    To: The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom
    30 Millbank, SW1P 4DP
    London, UK

    Mrs. Mirela Bogdani


    Your Excellencies,

    The Muslim Forum of Albania has followed with concern the TV Show Déjà Vu that aired on 12/12/09 on the Albanian network Top Channel. In this show, Ms. Mirela Bogdani, who pretends to be a candidate for your party in Wales, UK, has made some offending remarks regarding the multi-cultural realities that exist in your country.

    While commenting on a photo in which some Muslim women wearing the headscarf were shown, Ms. Bogdani expressed irony and cynicism regarding the supposed deprivation of freedom incurred by these women due to the wearing of the headscarf.

    Ms. Bogdani expressed great concern regarding the "Islamization of Europe" due to the supposed refusal by Muslims to integrate into European culture.

    At one point during the show she said that "one part of northern London is now known as Londonistan because when you go there you feel like you are in the Middle East" and also "when I see women with headscarves in the streets my eyes hurt." She also expressed concern regarding the eventual adherence of Turkey in the EU because of Turkey's Muslim population, which according to her would ruin the balances inside the European Union.
Posted by acl on Wednesday, February 10 @ 20:44:25 PST (988 reads)
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Albania News:

2005-2009, all scandals of 'Berisha' government

Albania News
    In the preelectoral bilance, Berisha government gave clear data on roads constructed, schools reconstructed and other achivements of its institutions.

    Sali Berisha called also "Prime Minister of Monstrosities"
    But it has never mentioned what where the phenomens that shocked the legal state in Albania. What was not made public on the “state-capture”, involvement of the Premier family in corruptive affairs, scandals of verbal violence of Prime Minister, sexual scandals of a minister, open pressure and problematic institutional relations. “Gazeta Shqiptare” reminds to the public all scandals of Berisha government during the last 4 years, from Albtelekom contract to verbal insults of Prime Minister, explosion of Gerdec that killed 26 and injured 300 persons, sexual scandal of a minister in the cabinet and the secret agreement with Greece for the “coastal line”.

    September 2005 - After the government cabinet was created, Berisha annuls the privatisation of Albtelekom. “We can not sell it on low price”, he said on “Calik” company offer. Some months later, he “gave” Albtelekom to turkish company.

    June 2006 - Sali Berisha’s nephew, Dritan Berisha, employed in Interior Ministry creates an incident with fire arms in front of hotel “Dajti” in the center of Tirana.

    September 2006 - Director of Civil Aviation, Gazmend Dibra resigns after the scandal “Albatros”, a flying company where one of the share holders was nephew of President Alfred Moisiu. Director Dibra put him under pressure for flight permissions until Moisiu would dismiss General Prosecutor Theodhori Sollaku.

    November 2006 - Berisha rewards with 250 000 euros Jean Paul Carteron. Albanian government signs a secret agreement with Crans Montana Forum for the organisation of two seminars. Carteron was personal friend of Premier Sali Berisha.

    February 2007 - Because of changes in administration, 1 million euros for all employees that were dismissed unduly were paid from state budget .
Posted by acl on Thursday, November 19 @ 19:51:41 PST (1241 reads)
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Albania News:

Albania Journalist Beaten by Sali Berisha's mafiozi

Albania News
    Read inside:
  • Who is Mero Baze
  • Phenomenom "Rezart Berisha"!

    A businessman with close ties with Prime Minister Sali Berisha viciously assaulted publisher and journalist Mero Baze on Monday evening in Tirana, following a series of reports accusing the businessman of tax evasion.

    Mr. Mero Baze beaten viciously by a Sali Berisha's businessman
    According to witnesses present in the Capriccio Bar in the center of Tirana's upscale Bllok neighborhood, Rezart Taci and his bodyguards attacked the journalist, kicking and beating him for roughly four minutes, leaving him unconscious.


    Present during the assault were also two other journalist; political commentator Andi Bushati and the editor-in-chief of Vizion Plus TV Arban Hasani, who later testified on the assault on the journalist. Baze recovered in Tirana's military hospital on Monday evening and was released on the early hours of Tuesday.

    He had ran a series of critical reports on his TV Show, Faktor Plus, on Vizion Plus TV accusing Rezart Taci and his company, the ARMO oil refinery of massive tax evasion. Apart from the TV show, Baze also publishes the Tirana daily TEMA, a publication very critical of the government.
Posted by acl on Tuesday, November 03 @ 05:19:28 PST (2503 reads)
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Albania News:

Yet Another Berisha Fraud

Albania News
    Sali Berisha's vote rigging is a serious setback for Albania's democratic process. But it should not have come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Berisha because it was just the latest in a long line of his many assaults on democratic institutions.
    Gary Q. Kokalari - Political Analyst


    By Gary Q. Kokalari

    As monitors reported, Albania's recent elections failed to meet international standards, and the fault for this failure falls squarely on Berisha's shoulders. This is because prior to the elections he controlled the levers of power that gave him the ability to hold elections that would have met international standards. But conducting fair elections was far less important to Berisha than maintaining power, and anyone who was hoping for clean elections had to be dreaming.

    Vote rigging was just one of the many manipulations Berisha used to undermine Albania's fledgling democracy. No less of an abuse were Berisha's blatant efforts to intimidate the media and block free speech. With his heavy handed censorship of the media and his abuse of state assets, Berisha intentionally distorted the information disseminated to the public so that a large segment of eligible voters were unable to cast their votes with any degree of objectively.
Posted by acl on Sunday, October 11 @ 19:00:28 PDT (996 reads)
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Albanian Economy:

My letter to Dritan Prifti

Albanian Economy
  • Mr. Gary Kokalari & MP. Mr. Dritan Prifti - their correspondences related to some Albanian Issues.

    September 27, 2009

    Mr. Dritan Prifti - Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy
    Dritan Prifti
    Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy
    Republic of Albania
    Tirana, Albania


    Dritan,

    Now that you have been appointed Minister of Economy this puts you in an excellent position to do something about the abuses you wrote to me about in several of your email messages. To help you refresh your memory I've provided copies of several of the messages which appear below.

    For instance, you should now be in a position to gather evidence about the violation of the Serbian oil embargo that you claimed, per your November 3, 2008 email, was perpetrated by Sali Berisha. You are also now in a position to do something about the abuses in the telecom sector such as the deal between Berisha and Fatos Nano to sell Albtelecom to the Turks that you referred to in your December 7, 2006 email. Based on your comments, it appears there is a case to investigate both Berisha and Nano for corrupt practices. You are also in the position to finally do something about the telecom interconnection fee abuse that continues to burden Albanians with calling rates that are among the highest in the world. Nano and Berisha have helped perpetuate these fee arrangements, and as you know quite well, Meta was instrumental in setting up these structures so you are in a particularly good position to help unwind these biased agreements for the benefit of the people of Albania.
Posted by acl on Sunday, October 04 @ 19:51:35 PDT (1847 reads)
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Albanian Politics:

Albania’s election heads for deadlock

Albanian Politics Financial Times

    By Kerin Hope in Tirana


    Albania’s general election appeared headed for deadlock on Wednesday, with both the governing right-of-centre Democratic party and the opposition Socialists unable to win an outright majority in the 140-seat parliament.

    Albanian Election 2009
    A long drawn-out counting process after Sunday’s vote went into its fourth day on Wednesday amid mounting tension over possible last-minute attempts at fraud.



    With more than 98 per cent of the vote counted, the Democrats had secured 68 seats to 65 for the Socialists under a regional proportional electoral system being used for the first time.

    Three seats could still change hands after the last 100 ballot boxes were counted, analysts said.

    “Otherwise, we’re looking at a 70-70 split in parliament taking into consideration the likely alliances,” said Bledar Meniku of ECA, an independent US-backed election monitoring system.

    A tied outcome could result in another general election being held later this year and the postponement of key policy decisions.

    Albania had been expected to follow the example of Serbia and Romania after the election and seek a stand-by loan from the International Monetary Fund.
Posted by acl on Wednesday, July 01 @ 15:55:44 PDT (1045 reads)
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Albania News:

Building permits for friends and partner of Edi Rama

Albania News
    Building permits on the day of Sunday, for friends and partner of Edi Rama.

    In the end the mayor of Tirana started to provide building permit before the election campaignDay
    Edi Rama
    Sunday mayor in this manner KRT brought unexpected and made the decision to grant permission for 26 subjects.

    This action taken by the mayor of Tirana is contested by the majority ruling which has declared it will not recognize such a permit. Day Sunday Olldashi Minister has responded and yesterday reacted DP spokesman, Aldo Bumci, who have accused the mayor of Tirana klientelizëm in granting building permits.

    According to Democrats Edi Rama opened his subsidize klientelën to have ready for the election campaign. The immediate voice was beautiful reactive spokesman mayor, Eduart Shalësi.

    The latter has declared that the Municipality of Tirana working day and Sunday, not as Berisha, who has counted the hours. As deputy Municipality of Tirana is a parrot zëbukur this've heard all this vice and a municipality is to mimic the president of his buffoonery even know all this, but a technical functionary of the party into masovik to knock with paradoksin municipal socialist party. In fact, sometimes that has not happened Edi Rama collect KRT so hastily, but it looks now the mayor will need money for elections and to open fronts miqtrë for his work.

    After blocking the left Tirana for almost three years, where hundreds of construction firms were left without work in its blinker Clan Rama, eventually was reminded Mayor to open the doors of the KRT.

    After blocked the construction industry for three years in a row to keep moving without the price of apartments and stratosferike after successfully concluded a code zero building apartments for the homeless, kryesocialisti-mayor decided to "defer" for several construction firms. If We note klienetelizmi of new construction permits is evident at the meeting of upcoming KRT led Edi Rama.

Posted by classiclady on Tuesday, March 24 @ 14:26:51 PDT (1850 reads)
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