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Peaceful protest can bring social change — and in America it’s the norm. United...
Peaceful protest can bring social change — and in America it’s the norm. United States has a long tradition of nonviolent and very effective protest.
Peaceful protests have been the hallmark of some of America’s most significant social reforms. Women’s suffrage, gained in 1920, and landmark civil rights laws of the 1960s would not have come about without peaceful protest. —> https://share.america.gov/peaceful-protests-bring-social-change/


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Today, Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos...
Today, Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos #WEF15, Switzerland. Watch live U.S. Department of State website at 16:30 → http://state.gov/


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#YouTube creators Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green interviewed Preside...
#YouTube creators Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green interviewed President Barack Obama about the top issues facing them and their audiences. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbR6iQ62v9k&feature=youtu.be


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U.S. Embassy Pristina staff, Public Affairs Officer Jeffrey Jamison and Cultural...
U.S. Embassy Pristina staff, Public Affairs Officer Jeffrey Jamison and Cultural Advisor Aferdita Krasniqi, visited the High School of Music “Lorenc Antoni” in Prizren on January 21. The High School of Music was recently restored by the U.S. Embassy funds for cultural preservation with work implemented by the NGO International Relief and Development (IRD). Where cold weather once made practice nearly impossible – students had to wear coats – the new heating system and new windows, along with new restrooms and a restored façade, provide a proper environment for the next generation of musicians from Prizren. Principal Vesel Krasniqi, teachers, and students organized a recital for school supporters including municipal officials, musicians and many other members of the community. This is one of the several projects that Embassy has been supporting to preserve the rich heritage of Prizren.


Inauguration of Restored High School of Music in Prizren
U.S. Embassy Pristina staff, Public Affairs Officer Jeffrey Jamison and Cultural Advisor Aferdita Krasniqi, visited the High School of Music “Lorenc Antoni” in Prizren on January 21. The High School of Music was recently restored by the U.S. Embassy funds for cultural preservation with work implemented by the NGO International Relief and Development (IRD). Where cold weather once made practice nearly impossible – students had to wear coats – the new heating system and new windows, along with new restrooms and a restored façade, provide a proper environment for the next generation of musicians from Prizren. Principal Vesel Krasniqi, teachers, and students organized a recital for school supporters including municipal officials, musicians and many other members of the community. This is one of the several projects that Embassy has been supporting to preserve the rich heritage of Prizren.
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At a press availability yesterday, Secretary Kerry and EU High Representative Mo...
At a press availability yesterday, Secretary Kerry and EU High Representative Mogherini discussed their meeting, which included shared priorities such as Ukraine, energy, climate change, and the fight against terrorism.
http://bcove.me/61muu7pt Text Remarks here: http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/01/236180.htm


Press Availability With EU High Representative Mogherini

Jan. 21, 2015: Secretary Kerry hosts a press availability with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, at the Department of State.
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"As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened. That’s why...
"As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened. That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer." - President Obama, 2015 State of the Union Address http://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu


As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened.

We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer. - The White House
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Don't miss this: Watch President Obama reflect on the State of the Union and preview tomorrow's address → go.wh.gov/PreSOTU15 #SOTU
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The third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King Day, a U.S. holiday that ho...
The third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King Day, a U.S. holiday that honors King’s legacy and challenges citizens to engage in volunteer service in their communities. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the United States. Read more about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. #MartinLutherKingDay http://goo.gl/tXcm5e


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The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo welcomed Deputy Chief of Mission Jenn...
The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo welcomed Deputy Chief of Mission Jennifer Bachus and USAID Kosovo Mission Director James Hope to its January 16 General Assembly Meeting. DCM Bachus conveyed wishes for continued success in 2015 – for increasing business partnerships between Kosovo and the United States, and for policy actions, including strong anti-corruption enforcement.


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Today, National Religious Freedom Day marks the Virginia Statute for Religious F...
Today, National Religious Freedom Day marks the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which prefigured the U.S. Bill of Rights. It was adopted on January 16, 1786, and drafted by Thomas Jefferson, who later said that “freedom of religion is the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights.” Check out these stories grounded in a respect for religious diversity in the U.S. https://share.america.gov/born-of-diversity-us-embraces-all-faiths/


Born of diversity, U.S. embraces all faiths | ShareAmerica
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National Religious Freedom Day marks the adoption of one of the first laws in the United States to protect the rights of religious minorities.
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On January 20, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address...
On January 20, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address from the Capitol. The tradition of the State of the Union address dates back to 1790 when George Washington, the first U.S. president, delivered his “Annual Message” to Congress in New York City. Learn more about the history of #SOTU here http://goo.gl/PLplBH and check out some of the highlights from last year’s State of the Union Address at whitehouse.gov/2014-in-review.


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"I’m a Bulls fan. It’s never easy celebrating a non-Bulls team in the White House. That’s all I’ve been able to do. So far. But even I have to admit that the Spurs are hard to dislike." —President Obama honoring the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs: http://go.wh.gov/dwHQ78
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Did you know that President Obama proclaimed January 2015 as National Slavery an...
Did you know that President Obama proclaimed January 2015 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to recognize the vital role we can play in eliminating all forms of human trafficking. “We stand with the survivors, advocates, and organizations dedicated to building a world where our people and our children are not for sale.” #endtrafficking Read complete proclamation here: http://goo.gl/rj0b6r


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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Shawn Crowley today joined Peja Mayor Gazmend Muh...
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Shawn Crowley today joined Peja Mayor Gazmend Muhaxheri for a ceremony marking the donation of an X-Ray machine for the Dental Polyclinic in Peja. The equipment has been in service since October and has already helped many patients. The installation of the machine is the result of cooperation by the Embassy’s Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) and Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), together with training provided by technical experts from Camp Bondsteel.


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Chargé d’Affaires Jennifer Bachus gave opening remarks at a January 10 conferenc...
Chargé d’Affaires Jennifer Bachus gave opening remarks at a January 10 conference for Kosovo Prosecutors, organized to address common concerns, including the fight against corruption, organized crime and terrorism. The U.S. Embassy's OPDAT and INL offices supported the conference, as part of our work with the State Prosecutor’s Office and the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council to provide training, capacity building and advice on the rule of law.
As Chargé Bachus told participants, “While progress has been achieved in the fight against corruption, organized crime and terrorism in recent years, much more remains to be done...Your success as prosecutors is measured in large part by whether your actions instill confidence in Kosovo’s legal system in the minds and hearts of ordinary citizens...As a vital rule of law institution, the State Prosecutor must also aim to improve the training of all its prosecutors to equip them with the skills and most advanced investigative techniques which will enable them to strike hard but fair blows against corruption, organized crime and terrorist organizations that seek to destabilize this country.... I want to assure you that the United States takes these challenges very seriously. We are committed to helping our partners in Kosovo."


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