Archive for October, 2007

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Luring the leaders into good governance?

October 22, 2007

Look at this article from today:

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Listen to the Musicians

October 22, 2007

posted by Claudia  

While many artists directly express their stands on larger political issues, others discuss the current political and economic context indirectly, by referring to their position in the arts scene. Many of them say that do not want to become a part of the arts world as it functions nowadays (as a busines, that is). But many add, either through words or deeds, that they do not have a choice either.

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Blackwater US: soldiers in very black waters

October 8, 2007

by A.Fotiadis

There is an interesting detail in Blackwater’s US Sep 16 incident in Iraq. In fact there are many details leading to an interesting conclusion. Blackwater is just a small part of an enormous shadow army deployed in Iraq. Modest calculation brings the number well above 100.00 thousand and with a good 10.000 positioned on front line projects. The very ‘professional’ handling of the Sep 16 incident is just a thread of the very sorry story about the methods that private contractors and some times regular IDs have chosen in order to practice crowd control and counter insurgency. That Iraqis have been considered and treated like human beings of inferior value is for this piece a philosophical proposition. Could become a solid argument but this is not the purpose of this though.

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Old troubles, new troubles

October 1, 2007

By Alba Çela

TIRANA July. 5

Winston Churchill, one of the most important political figures of the twentieth century once said that the Balkans produce more history than they can consume. Indeed, with the conflicts hitting the region throughout the 1990s, his statement was proven much too often true. Had he lived these days in Albania he would have been observing it come true once more.

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