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Croatians elect anti-corruption president

January 11th, 2010 (09:53 am)

http://www.euronews.net/2010/01/11/croatia-elects-josipovic-ahead-of-eu-push/
http://www.javno.com/en-croatia/croatians-elect-anti-corruption-president_289516




Croatia has elected a legal expert and classical music composer as the president it hopes will lead it into the EU.

Opposition Social Democrat candidate Ivo Josipovic beat the current Mayor of Zagreb in Sunday’s ballot with just over 60 percent of the vote.

In his victory speech he told supporters:

“I strongly believe that we all want to live in a country where work is paid for and crime is punished, in a country of social justice.”

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its Bandic vs Josipovic in the Croatian Presidential Election.

December 28th, 2009 (07:34 am)

http://www.javno.com/en-croatia/eu-hopeful-croatia-votes-to-elect-president_287684


Croatians went to the polls on Sunday amid a deepening economic crisis and concerns over high-level corruption to elect a president to steer the Balkans country into the European Union.

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AstroVlog: Part 2 - Things I DISLIKED about living in Croatia and Zagreb

November 18th, 2009 (10:27 am)

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Living In Croatia Pt 1, What I Loved

November 16th, 2009 (12:35 pm)

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A (long) Condemnation against homophobia, xenophobia, and racism

June 19th, 2009 (03:20 pm)

my vlog on Zagreb Gay Pride 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrstkBi9BYY

It was an interesting at the Astro Vlog this week. I had no idea that my video in support for the Zagreb Gay Pride Parade would be picked up by a Croatian newspaper, and blow up the way it did.

To all my friends gay and straight, from Croatia, the former YU and from the United States, I want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for your support, and watching my videos, and allowing me to support you in your fight for human and civil rights and equality. I have come to realize this is just not a local effort here in the States, but a global effort. I never imagined myself to be an activist of any kind, but here I am doing a miniscule part on YouTube, trying to talk about the subjects we are often afraid to talk about in public..sexism, racism, gender, class, and homophobia.

While I did get many supportive comments, I also got some very very ugly, homophobic, and racist comments, that I feel I need to address.

When you live in a bubble, surrounded by people who think similarly to you, you get lulled into a false sense of security. As disturbing as some of these comments were, it has jolted me into action. So I actually appreciate them. Its made me aware that there are STILL a lot of hate in the world, and still a lot of fighting that needs to be done for civil and human rights.

There was a very small, but vocal group of three youtube users spewing their hate and fear on my support video for Zagreb Pride.

http://www.youtube.com/user/deathpharaon
http://www.youtube.com/user/1991Hrvat
http://www.youtube.com/user/lchelsoi

after some google and YouTube searches, I see lchelsoi is quite active on youtube championing his anti gay views. He is obviously an internet troll, not interested in debate, yet simply starting arguments and flame wars with the most extreme points of view.

If I was a more clever man I would simply drop it, and not give into such flame bait, but I will, because I believe it’s important.
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My 15 minutes of Fame in Croatia

June 14th, 2009 (06:23 pm)

http://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/clanak/art-2009,6,13,,166556.jl

Croatian Newspaper Jutarnji List picked up on my vlog post yesterday

The comments are mixed, some nice, some not so nice, but thats the risk of putting yourself up for the world to display!

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Happy Gay Pride 2009, Zagreb!

June 13th, 2009 (08:27 am)

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The Secret Life of Dr. Dragan Dabic

July 23rd, 2008 (09:50 am)
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http://dragandabic.com/

cant believe he was hiding in plain site!

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Karadzic Captured!

July 21st, 2008 (07:00 pm)

wow.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7518543.stm
Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most wanted men, has been arrested in Serbia after more than a decade on the run.

He has been brought before Belgrade's war crimes court, in accordance with a law on cooperation with the Hague Tribunal, the Serbian presidency said.

The Bosnian Serb wartime political leader disappeared in 1996.

He had been indicted by the UN tribunal for war crimes and genocide over the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica.

His wartime military leader, Ratko Mladic, remains at large.

Mr Karadzic's arrest was welcomed by war crimes prosecutors in The Hague as a "milestone".

"Radovan Karadzic was located and arrested tonight" by Serbian security officers, a statement by the office of President Boris Tadic said, without giving details.

"Karadzic was brought to the investigative judge of the War Crimes Court in Belgrade, in accordance with the law on cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [ICTY]."

Serbian government sources told Reuters news agency he had been under surveillance for several weeks, following a tip-off from a foreign intelligence service.

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UPDATE: BORIS TADIC WINS IN SERBIA

February 4th, 2008 (09:20 am)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7225455.stm
"Serbia's pro-Western president, Boris Tadic, has won a second round election run-off against nationalist challenger Tomislav Nikolic, who conceded defeat."
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in lighter news
French President Sarkozy weds former Super Model!
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/02/02/france.sarkozy.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest

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