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- Albania anti-government revolt spreads
- By Argiris Malapanis, Militant, 24 February 1997.
Rebellion against the pro-capitalist regime of Democratic Party
chief Sali Berisha.
- U.S., Greece Hands Off Albania!
- Statement by the Committee of Communists in Athens,
Greece, The Militant, 24 March 1997. Albanians
who have rebelled against the pro-imperialist regime of Sali
Berisha are not armed criminals and Mafia operators as the
Greek government, which until yesterday supported Berisha,
- Imperialism and Albania
- Editorial, Workers World, 17 April 1997.
Relation of internal politics in Italy and in Albania.
- Committees Serving Berisha's
- Commentary by Gavrosh Levonja, Koha Jone
(Tirana), translated from Albanian, 6 May 1997. Once the
agreement to hold elections on 29 June, or around that time,
was made, in his few contacts with representatives of
international community, Berisha began to play the game of
the danger posed by the citizens' committees that were
set up in the south of the country.
- Why Albania's Democratic Dream
- By Aaron Rhodes, Christian Science Monitor, 18
June 1997. A critique of the Sali Berisha government.
- Albanian elections reflect will of the people;
Future government must improve human rights record
- International Helsinki Federation (IHF), 1 July 1997. IHF
puts its imprimatur on Albania's parliamentary election
held on 29 June.
- On the political assassinations, arrests and
persecution of the opposition by the neo-communist regime in
- Memorandum by Josefina Topalli, Deputy-Speaker, Republic
of Albania People's Assembly, Tirana, October 1998. The
neo-communists who stepped up in power after the June 29,
1997 elections in Albania, have continuously applied the
platform of the physical elimination of the political
opponents. The chronology of the political murders,
wounding, terrorist acts, political jails on the opposition
[led by ex-President Berisha] during the last 18 months in
- Joint press statement of the Communist Party
of Albania (Reconstructed) and the New Party of Labour of
- Shkendija (The Spark), No.9, 15 November
1998. The unity of Communists is the aim of this joint press
conference. To defend national sovereignty and independence,
to rescue the country from crisis and chaos, we contributed
to the electoral political defeat of the Berisha regime and
hailed the results of the elections of 29 June 1997, while
working to prevent this result from being violated by
reactionary forces. We refrain from nourishing illusions
about the internal and external policy: the economic, social
and cultural policy of the forces of the present coalition