Albania

Thoughts on the strike of Albanian students last winter

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During the last months of the passing year, a rather important event has unfolded in my home-country of Albania. This event is none other than the student strike launched against the legislation passed by the Rama government with regard to third-degree education. This law aims to introduce a complete restructuring of the prevailing situation in the sphere of higher education, in favor of private educational institutions. The strong presence of students in the street, with the organization of many protests against the ministry of education, the government and the state, begins on March 4, 2018, and continued until February, with a small pause in their activity during the turn of the year.

The event of the Albanian fall

Yes we can say NO!

The dismantlement of the Syrian chemical armaments in Albanian territory, furthered by the US and Russian governments, was countered by a grassroot movement of self-organized groups and political activists who repudiated Albanian government's servility to the neo-colonial foreign policy of the two superpowers. The declaration-analysis below was written by Organizata Politike, a radical leftist political organization.

If you want peace, prepare for class war - TPTG

Amidst the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, TPTG analyse and explain the roots of the conflict and give an account of the original "Balkanisation" of the Balkans.

War, peace and the crisis of the reproduction of human capital in former Yugoslavia - TPTG

TPTG's leaflet on the Balkans conflict, and their argument for an internationalist line against the leftist support of rival nationalisms.

Upheaval in the land of the eagles

A short account of post-war Albanian social history and an analysis of the 1997 rebellion. Includes an extensive chronology of events.

Albania: Laboratory of Subversion, 1997

US citizens evacuated, 1997

A collection of articles on the Albanian insurrection of 1997, by Elephant Editions.

Holidays in Albania - Part 2, 1997

US citizens evacuated from Tirana, 1997

An eyewitness record of Albania during March, covering the confrontation between Berisha, the political parties and the rebels.

Holidays in Albania - Part 1, 1997

An account by EP of the Albanian south between 20 - 25 March during the uprising, plus two characteristic dialogues.

1997: The Albanian insurrection

Demonstrators in 1997

A little-known uprising in Albania, triggered by International Monetary Fund measures after which the state lost complete control.