Monthly Archives: August 1991


by Gene Sharp FORMAL STATEMENTS 1. Public speeches 2. Letters of opposition or support 3. Declarations by organizations and institutions 4. Signed public declarations 5. Declarations of indictment and intention 6. Group or mass petitions COMMUNICATIONS WITH A WIDER AUDIENCE 7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols 8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications 9. Leaflets, pamphlets, and […]

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Appointment With Destiny: The Dawn of Democracy in Ethiopia?

By Alemayehu Gebre Mariam The July Conference Objectives Just three months ago few would have predicted the downfall of the Derg or the sneaky departure of its brutal chieftain to Zimbabwe. The suggestion that Ethiopia’s warring factions would assemble for a dialogue in Addis Ababa would have been equally fanciful. However improbable this might have […]

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The Agony and Ecstasy of Ethiopian Motherhood in American

By Mesrak Gessesse Many young Ethiopian women came to the U.S. in the early 1970s. We hoped to finish college and return home. Few of us expected to be here more than eight years. Many of us were not willing or able to return to a Marxist Ethiopia. After two decades in America, many of […]

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My Refugee Experience and What I Think About Culture

By Tesfaye Tekle-Haimanot I began my career in the Ethiopian government service as a Junior Secretary in the Ministry of Education. This assignment included a period of service in Emperor Haile Selassie’s Private Secretary’s Office and also in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I continued my career as a diplomat serving in Japan, Sudan, N. […]

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