Monthly Archives: May 2007

Serkalem Fasil of Ethiopia wins Courage in Journalism Award

May 31, 2007 IWMF Announces 2007 Courage in Journalism Award Winners Lydia Cacho of Mexico, Serkalem Fasil of Ethiopia, and the Iraqi Women Reporters of McClatchy’s Baghdad Bureau Win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Women’s Media Foundation Peta Thornycroft of Zimbabwe is Lifetime Achievement Winner Washington, DC – A Mexican journalist who travels […]

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World Bank approves 225 million dollars in credit to Ethiopia

Source: Xinhua June 1. 2007 The World Bank approved 225 million U.S. dollars of credit to [the Woyanne warlords in] Ethiopia Thursday to help the African Horn country restore its road network and reduce poverty [actually to help the tribal dictatorship continue brutalizing the people of Ethiopia and Somalia]. Ethiopia will use the fund to […]

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Tirunesh Dibaba has sights set on Meseret Defar’s record

May 31st, 2007 at 5:29 PM Posts by David Monti Tirunesh Dibaba, the double world champion at 5000m and 10,000m in Helsinki two summers ago, is looking to take a bite out of the Big Apple by attacking Meseret Defar’s world 5000m record at Saturday’s Reebok Grand Prix on Randall’s Island. At last year’s meet […]

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Bomb hits Woyanne army convoy in Somalia

Thu. May 31, 2007 07:15 pm By Bonny Apunyu SomaliNet Somalia: Bomb hits Ethiopian army convoy, four killed when a remote-controlled roadside bomb tore into an Ethiopian army convoy in Somalia on Thursday wounding five soldiers, locals and a security source said. The attack is the latest in a wave of Iraq-style insurgent strikes rocking […]

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Ethiopian elephants, lions face extinction

May 31, 2007 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A thousand rare black-mane lions — an Ethiopian national symbol — and some 300 elephants are in danger after a swathe of forest that was part of their sanctuary was cut down, a wildlife expert said on Thursday. The land was cleared from a designated conservation area at […]

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Getting to the Meat of The Matter at Warka

WashingtonPost.com By Eve Zibart Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, June 1, 2007; Page WE19 It has been a long time since Adams Morgan could claim exclusive rights to Washington’s Ethiopian culinary community — and in any case that longtime “Little Ethiopia” has been superseded by the cluster of restaurants around 14th and U streets NW […]

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Out in the cold: City planning Woyanne style

The City Administration’s campaign to dismantles houses it deems illegal settlements has begun. More than 205 residents in the Bole district have seen their dwellings destroyed as the city attempts to shape the Capital according to the Master Plan. Addis Fortune FORTUNE STAFF WRITER WUDINEH ZENEBE chronicles the plight of those left in the wake […]

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CUDP secretary general beaten in prison

Alert from Kinijit International “We have received an urgent alert from Kailiti that Muluneh Eyuel ( Secretary-General of CUDP-Kinijit) and Andualem Arage, two young heroes of the Ethiopian democratic movement, have been severely beaten and locked up in solitary confinement again. We have no further information as to what prompted the prison guards to commit […]

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Colorado: Ethiopian boy pulled out of pool not expected to survive

Written by: Jeffrey Wolf, Web Producer and Shawn Patrick, Reporter Last updated: 5/31/2007 6:20:56 AM ……………….. Boy pulled out of pool not expected to survive. 9NEWS at 10 p.m. Aurora Police believe his sister died while trying to save him. It happened Monday afternoon in the Rain Tree East subdivision in the 9900 block of […]

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Ethiopian girl drowns while trying to save brother

By Claire Martin Denver Post Staff Writer 05/30/2007 With one child dead and the other dependent on life support, Gezaee and Mulu Kahsay spent Tuesday shuttling in a daze of grief between the church and the hospital. “The doctor told us there is nothing he can do,” said the children’s uncle, Johannes Haile. “We have […]

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Roadside bomb targets Ethiopian [Woyanne] forces in Somalia

30 May 2007 09:04:07 GMT Source: Reuters By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU, May 30 (Reuters) – A roadside bomb blast tore through a convoy carrying Ethiopian [Woyanne] troops in a central Somali town on Wednesday, seriously wounding five soldiers, a security source said. Baladwayne resident Osman Adan said he could see thick black smoke billowing from […]

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Ethiopian troops open fire on bystanders after land mine blast, killing 5

Wednesday , May 30, 2007  By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – Ethiopian troops shot and killed five bystanders Wednesday after a land mine exploded as their convoy passed through the center of a western Somali town, police said. A remote-controlled land mine detonated in the town of Belet Weyne as the […]

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Gunmen Kill Top Somali Intelligence Official

VOA News Unidentified gunmen have killed a top Somali intelligence official in the latest attack on figures from the country’s interim government. Authorities say the official, Ahmed Mohamed Odaysge, was shot in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne neighborhood Wednesday. On Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed the chairman of a court in central Somalia who was visiting the […]

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Tony Blair rebuffs the Woyanne warlord

Tony flies in Wednesday May 30, 2007 The Guardian After Washington, it is Africa’s turn to bid farewell to Tony Blair. His parade started in Libya yesterday, will gather steam in Sierra Leone and will finish in South Africa. Libya’s abandonment of its nuclear programme must count as a coup for British intelligence and diplomacy, […]

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Oromo migrants in Yemen fear deportation

30 May 2007 08:55:49 GMT Source: IRIN SANA’A, 30 May 2007 (IRIN) – The Oromo people in Yemen have called on international organisations and rights groups to guarantee their rights and ensure their security in the country. Their representatives told IRIN they lead miserable lives in Yemen and live in fear of deportation. Mohammed Mousa, […]

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Population count in Ethiopia

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Somali court officer gunned down in Mogadishu

Tue May 29, 2007 By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU, May 29 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed a court official in Mogadishu in the latest rebel attack targeting authorities in the chaotic Somali capital, witnesses said on Tuesday. Sheikh Mohamed Muse Duale, the head of a court in the central town of Baladwayne, was shot dead as he […]

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Ethiopian physicians filling a need in Delaware

Feeling right at home Foreign-born physicians filling a need in Delaware By LULADEY B. TADESSE, The News Journal Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Dr. Isaias Irgau, who fled his native Ethiopia at the age of 16, received his medical training in the United Kingdom and completed his surgical residency at Christiana Care. After working in Middletown […]

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Ethiopia Starts to Take a Census

Tuesday May 29, 2007 7:46 PM By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Ethiopia began counting its population Tuesday, a daunting task in a country where asking personal questions is considered socially taboo but where the government and international donors sorely need more information to plan economic and social programs. More […]

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ETHIOPIA: Delays in third national census

ADDIS ABABA, 29 May 2007 (IRIN) – Ethiopia began a nine-day national census on 29 May to determine demographic trends in the country, but the exercise was delayed in Afar and Somali, officials said. “Due to the mobility of their populations, the census does not include the Somali and Afar regional state,” Gebeyehu Abelti, acting […]

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Fourt dead after gunbattles and blasts in Somali capital

The Associated Press Published: May 28, 2007 MOGADISHU, Somalia: Two explosions and a prolonged gunbattle shook northern Mogadishu overnight, leaving two people dead, officials and witnesses said Monday, while police killed two other men suspected of robbing civilians. Government officials declined to comment on the overnight explosions and gunfire in the Somali capital, but witnesses […]

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Ethiopia honors victims of Marxist junta

ANITA POWELL, AP News Thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the capital on Sunday to remember victims of a brutal Marxist junta, weeping at the sight of flower-covered coffins with remains from mass graves across the country. The service marked the anniversary of the downfall of the junta’s leader, Mengistu Haile Mariam — known as “the […]

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Ethiopia: The trailing identity

Ethnicity as the main cause of the problems following the period 1991 By Abeje Tesfaye I wrote this piece after the religious crisis in Jimma last year. It appears to me that more of such a crisis will happen now and then in the near future. After all that is what the ruling EPRDF wanted […]

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Ethiopian-American back home after 3-nation African ordeal

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS The New York Times Published: May 27, 2007 A 24-year-old New Jersey man who traveled to Somalia to help establish an Islamic state there but was instead imprisoned by three different nations, was released Friday and returned home yesterday, his father said. “Everything is fine,” said Mohamed Meshal, the father of Amir […]

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Endowment Fund For Rehabiltiation of Tigray (EFFORT)?

I followed Ato Gebremedhin Araya’s interview on Tinsaye Radio (May 24) based on Abaye Tsehai’s recent interview with Dimtsi Woyane. The claim by Abaye Tsehai that TPLF has been a fighting and business force that profited from business deal early in the struggle was exposed by Ato Gebremedhin Araya from his own account serving in […]

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East Africa Attracts Big Oil Hunters

International Herald Tribune  Oil companies, both western and Asian, are hunting in earnest for oil and gas in East Africa, a still largely under-explored region, as energy nationalism in Russia, Venezuela and the Middle East closes off opportunities in more proven areas. “East Africa, for a frontier area, is experiencing one of the highest levels […]

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Addis Ababa’s Forgotten Underground Children

BBC Special Report In hiding Blink and you will miss the underground children in Ethiopia’s capital city. They live in tunnels, sewers and drainage holes, hidden beneath Addis Ababa’s teeming streets. They move from one makeshift shelter to the next, chased away by police or the rivers of water and refuse that flow when the […]

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Solomon Tekaligne: “Ande Belu Sewe Atemenu”

Ato Solomon Tekalegn declared himself a patriot when he arrived in Addis this week and was heard saying that the whole Addis is shaking on his victorious arrival. On the thirty minutes video interview he gave on the EriTV two years ago, on his fact finding mission, reposted on ER, I realized a troubling body […]

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Ethiopia’s dictatorship reaps U.S. aid by enlisting in war on terror and hiring influential lobbyists

Allegiance Rewarded By Marina Walker Guevara Center for Public Integrity May 22, 2007 WASHINGTON — One dramatic act sets Ethiopia apart from the array of countries with poor human rights records that have become United States counterterrorism allies since the September 11, 2001, attacks: With U.S. backing, it invaded a neighboring country and overthrew a […]

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Energy-hungry Beijing suffers a backlash in Ethiopia

von William Wallis (London) FTD.de, 22.05.2007 China’s funding to Africa is becoming increasingly controversial. Chinese state companies have been expanding across the African continent in pursuit of raw materials at an accelerating pace and with apparently far less attention to risk than some of their western peers.Their push for minerals and mineral rights began in […]

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OLF and ONLF carry out joint military action in eastern Ethiopia

Two Ethiopian rebel groups carried out a joint military operation against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (Woyanne) army in the eastern part of the country. A rebel statement alleged 157 soldiers were killed during the attack. In a joint military operation, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) and the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) have killed […]

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Scholars Refute Kanazawa's Theory of Intelligence and Health

By Tadeos Daniel In several papers published in the current issue of the British Journal of Health Psychology, scholars from the US and the UK refuted the controversial study of Satoshi Kanazawa that attempted to link health to intelligence.   It may be recalled that Kanazawa’s paper, which was published in the November 2006 issue […]

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Scholars Refute Kanazawa’s Theory of Intelligence and Health

By Tadeos Daniel In several papers published in the current issue of the British Journal of Health Psychology, scholars from the US and the UK refuted the controversial study of Satoshi Kanazawa that attempted to link health to intelligence.   It may be recalled that Kanazawa’s paper, which was published in the November 2006 issue […]

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The Woyanne dictatorship released 3 Swedes from Ethiopian jail

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The “Sheik” vs. Ethiopian Review

By Yared Nerayo Comments made on EthiopianReview.com are being scrutinized by one of the largest foreign investors in Ethiopia, Al-Amoudi, and his high-powered lawyers, for possible legal action against the magazine’s publisher. Al-Amoudi, A.K.A. the “Sheik”, has embraced the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) economically, socially and politically. Because of this, TPLF-funded media have joined […]

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Saudi Arabia displays bodies of two Ethiopians beheaded

Kuwait Times May 17, 2007 RIYADH: Saudi authorities yesterday beheaded two Ethiopians convicted of killing a Saudi national in an armed robbery and displayed their bodies in public after the execution, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The statement, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said Ali Mohammed Ali and Adel Adam Aman […]

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Ninty-nine illegal immigrants are Ethiopians: minister

The 99 illegal immigrants detained by Tanzanian immigration officers and local police have turned out to be Ethiopian civilians instead of previously alleged Somali militiamen. The Tanzania ministry for home affairs said in a press statement, available on Wednesday, that after thorough investigation, the ministry had been found that the illegal immigrants are in fact […]

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Meseret Defar to Compete in Los Angeles this Sunday

CARSON, Calif. (May 15) – Olympic gold medalist Meseret Defar has committed to run in the adidas Track Classic this Sunday, May 20, organizers have announced. Meseret comes to California with an eye on breaking the 2-Mile World Record. Meseret Defar, from Ethiopia, is one of the top distance runners in the world, as well […]

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The second anniversary of the May 15, 2005 historic elections in Ethiopia

The elected are still in Jail: Shame on all of us! Democracy still in jail It is exactly two years since Ethiopia experienced one of the most open elections in its history. All of us who expected finally our country is going to make it by seeing a lawful, legitimate, citizen anchored, citizen choosing, citizen […]

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Ethiopian organizations meet to discuss plans for Ethiopia 2000

A group of Ethiopian political, civic, and media groups, as well as civil rights activists and religious leaders are holding weekly conferences to discuss how to receive the Ethiopian millennium (Ethiopia 2000) this coming September. So far, the group has held seven meetings and decided to call on Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia around the […]

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Ethiopia's opposition parties need to rethink relations with Eritrea

By Haile Lemma Most Ethiopians, particularly the hardline Nationalists, hold the perception that Eritrea is still conspiring with the woyanne regime against the interests of Ethiopia. They believe that even the bloody border conflict between the two countries is an attempt by their incumbent leaders to deceive the Ethiopian people and the international community and […]

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Ethiopia’s opposition parties need to rethink relations with Eritrea

By Haile Lemma Most Ethiopians, particularly the hardline Nationalists, hold the perception that Eritrea is still conspiring with the woyanne regime against the interests of Ethiopia. They believe that even the bloody border conflict between the two countries is an attempt by their incumbent leaders to deceive the Ethiopian people and the international community and […]

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Who will cry for Khadija, the Ethiopian?

By Hibret Selamu Various websites have reported that Khadija Ibrahim Moussa, an Ethiopian woman, has been beheaded by the Saudi regime. The report alleges that she was beheaded for killing an Egyptian after a dispute. However, no further information is given as to what prompted the Ethiopian woman to take such a drastic action. It […]

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Broken Promises

By Prof. Adugnaw Worku The month was October and the year was 1971. And my life was about to take a sharp turn with unintended long term consequences. That month and that year, I received two important documents I was eagerly waiting for. I received an acceptance letter and financial clearance from Avondale College, Australia, […]

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An Engaging Book on Ethiopia by Rebecca Haile

Rebecca Haile, daughter of Professor Getatchew Haile, has just published an engaging book on Ethiopia , entitled “Held at a Distance: My Rediscovery of Ethiopia.” The book is available on Amazon and other book sites now and will be in bookstores in the next week or two. The link below has a good description and […]

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Hearing at the U.S. Congress on U.S. policy towards Ethiopia

Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Chairman Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Donald M. Payne (D-NJ), Chairman You are respectfully requested to attend the following OPEN hearing of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversightand the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, to be held in Room […]

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Saudi Arabia beheads Ethiopian woman convicted of murdering Egyptian man

The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi authorities beheaded Wednesday an Ethiopian woman convicted of killing an Egyptian man over a dispute, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Khadija Bint Ibrahim Moussa was found guilty of fatally stabbing Mohammed Kamal Shaheen, according to the statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. Moussa had stabbed […]

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Elias Kifle on Addis Dimts Radio

By Tedla Asfaw When I came across a pro government website accusing Elias Kifle of Ethiopian Review inciting Ethiopians to destroy big hotels and mines owned by Sheik Almoudi, a bank roller of the EPRDF/TPLF, I went to the Addis Dimte archive (click here to listen) of last Sunday to follow the interview. Ato Elias […]

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The EPRDF, Civil Society Organizations and Human Rights in Ethiopia

By Paulos Milkias The EPRDF party is driven by power as an end in itself. The lure of the current Ethiopian government’s authority has in fact transformed the political party into a power-machine that crushes everything on its way, including all major opposing parties and civil-society organizations. Among civil society organizations, NGO’s are of paramount […]

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Massachusetts Legislature adopts resolution on Ethiopia

The Massachusetts Legislature has adopted a resolution introduced by State Representative William Brownsberger on May 3rd, 2007, memoralizing Congress to demand that Ethiopia’s government meet its obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Click below to read the resolution

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Fear of torture or ill-treatment for political detainees in Ethiopia

Amnesty International Further Information on UA 88/07 (AFR 25/002/2007, 16 April 2007) – Incommunicado detention/ Bashir Ahmed Makhtal (m), Canadian national Halima Badrudine Hussein (f), Comorian national Ayub Abdurazak (m), French resident Tesfaldet Kidane Tesfasgi (m), Eritrean national, television cameraman Saleh Idris Salim (m), Eritrean national, television journalist Osman Ahmed Yassin (m), Swedish national Sophia […]

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Ethiopian Review legal fund

Dear ER readers, As a result of Ethiopian Review’s aggressive reporting of the Woyanne crimes against the people of Ethiopia, the tribal bandits and their opportunist collaborators are unleashing all kinds of attacks against us–fabricated accusations, false charges, lawsuits, death threats, etc. Since Ethiopian Review is based in the United States–a country governed by law–we […]

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Ethiopia's regime worst for press freedom: report

Source: CPJ The top 10 worst countries for press freedom are Ethiopia, Gambia, Russia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Pakistan, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Morocco and Thailand, a US-based media watchdog said. “The behaviour of all of these countries is deeply troubling, but the rapid retreats in nations where the media have thrived demonstrate just how easily […]

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Ethiopia’s regime worst for press freedom: report

Source: CPJ The top 10 worst countries for press freedom are Ethiopia, Gambia, Russia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Pakistan, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Morocco and Thailand, a US-based media watchdog said. “The behaviour of all of these countries is deeply troubling, but the rapid retreats in nations where the media have thrived demonstrate just how easily […]

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Ethiopia blocks opposition Web sites: watchdog

By Andrew Heavens Reuters An Internet watchdog on Tuesday accused Ethiopia of blocking scores of anti-government Web sites and millions of blogs in one of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest cases of cyber-censorship. Web monitor, the OpenNet Initiative, said the Horn of Africa country was stopping citizens from viewing opposition-linked Web sites, and blogs hosted by Blogger, […]

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