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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.
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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

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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

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

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

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
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KOSOVA:

Kosovo marks anniversary with Serbia warning


Posted on Tuesday, February 17 @ 09:14:53 PST by classiclady

KOSOVA
    PRISTINA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Kosovo Albanians celebrated the first anniversary of their
    Kosovo's ethnic Albanians celebrate the first anniversary of independence in Pristina
    declaration of independence on Tuesday, despite President Fatmir Sejdiu's warning that Serbia is challenging its former province's secession.

    "Serbia is continuing its interference and has the tendency to destabilise us," Sejdiu said in an address to parliament.

    Kosovo, the smallest Balkan nation, seceded from Serbia in 2008, nine years after the end of a 1998-1999 war between Belgrade's security forces and ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

    Last October, the United Nations approved Serbia's request to ask the Netherlands-based International Court of Justice whether Kosovo's secession is legal. It will take up to two years for the ruling.

    Sejdiu said "the mentality of the conflict and hate is still present in the heads and institutions in Serbia." He added: "These destabilising policies of Belgrade do not help Serbs or the region."

    At a meeting in Zvecan, just outside the ethnically divided northern town of Mitrovica, 80 Serbian lawmakers from Belgrade and 31 delegates from the Kosovo's Association of Serb municipalities adopted a declaration that denounced the territory's independence.

    After the session, Slobodan Samardzic, a Serb politician from the nationalist Democratic Party of Serbia, said, "Kosovo didn't move an inch from where it was a year ago."

    Police had increased their presence in Mitrovica.

    Earlier on Tuesday, hundreds rallied against Kosovo independence in Serbia's second-largest city of Novi Sad. There were no major incidents.



    Serbia's capital Belgrade where embassies and businesses were attacked last year after Kosovo's secession were calm, but police strengthened security around diplomatic missions.

    FREE CHAMPAGNE

    In Pristina, streets in the centre of the city were closed for traffic as hundreds of thousands prepared to party. Restaurants and a brewery offered free champagne and beer in a country where 90 percent of the population are moderate Muslims.

    Vendors at the main Mother Theresa square were selling Kosovo's yellow and blue flags. Flags of neighbouring Albania and the United States both staunch backers of Kosovo's secession also topped the list of best sellers.

    Serbia and its huge ally Russia remain opposed to Kosovo independence although it has been recognised by the United States and its key European allies.

    On Monday, Serbia's President Boris Tadic told Reuters his country would never recognise Kosovo. "Serbia will never take a single action that implies Kosovo's independence," he said.

    Kosovo's military conflict with Serbia ended in 1999 after NATO's 78-day bombing campaign forced Serb troops out of the then southern province. In the following years, Kosovo was an international protectorate patrolled by NATO peacekeepers.

    Over the past year, the two million-strong republic, of whom 90-percent are ethnic Albanians, has established many trappings of a state, including a new constitution, an army, national anthem, flag, passports, identity cards and an intelligence agency

Published by ACLIS Feb.17, 2009

 
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