Monthly Archives: May 2012

Worldwide demonstration to save Waldeba Monastery – June 4

Ethiopians around the world are organizing protest rallies on June 4, 2012, to help save the historic Waldeba Monastery in northern Ethiopia from being destroyed by the Woyanne junta.

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Meles Zenawi’s Unequivocal Advocacy for Stalinism

Tyranny substitutes one absolute boss for the pluralism of competing institutions. It substitutes terror for responsibility. It does indeed do away with the institutions, but only by submerging all of them in the one all-embracing bureaucracy of the apparatus… [read more]

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Woyanne to export 500,000 Ethiopian women a year to Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia under the boots of the Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) is a two-faced country.  Foreign alms givers and the ruling party pat each other on the back for a job well done.  For the average Ethiopian,  the country is an oppressive virtual prison without opportunities — a sad, hopeless place that forces many frustrated […]

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Money is the mother’s milk of Nonviolent Campaign

In order to run a successful nonviolent civil resistance, you should know how much and which kinds of material resources are required to fulfill the grand strategy, and discover ways to fund-raise in order to keep your movement on a permanent offensive… [read more]

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Ethiopian Youth Public Meeting, Washington DC – Sunday, June 3

Date: June 03, 2012 Time: 2pm – 6pm Location: Sheraton National Hotel Arlington 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204 Youth Empowerment, Peaceful Uprising and Democratic Transition Ethiopian Youth Organizations Empowering Ethiopian Youth Ethiopian Youth National Movement Ethiopian Peaceful Uprising Nejashi Justice Council Awolia: Ethiopian Muslim’s Peaceful & Democratic Movement Center for Rights of Ethiopian […]

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Zenawi forces massacre villagers in Ogaden – HRW

Ethiopia: ‘Special Police’ Execute 10:   Human Rights Watch HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (Nairobi) – An Ethiopian government-backed paramilitary force summarily executed 10 men during a March 2012 operation in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region. Detailed information on the killings and other abuses by the force known as the “Liyu police” only came to light after a […]

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Ethiopia: Meles, Speechless!

Alemayehu G Mariam The Man Who Cried “Freedom!”                     On May 18, 2012, dictator Meles Zenawi learned a lesson he will not easily forget. In the land of free speech, he was rendered speechless. Abebe Gellaw, a young Washington-based Ethiopian journalist, stood up in the gallery at […]

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Further discourse on the Washington DC undressing

By Yilma Bekele The Washington DC incident with Ato Meles is the talk of all Ethiopians in the Diaspora. I found out there is no reason for me to raise the issue, every one I met sooner or later will say something about it. I have made it a point to notice the different reaction […]

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VOA correspondent in Ethiopia released

(VOA) — A Voice of America correspondent in Ethiopia has been released from custody and charges dropped after being detained in the capital, Addis Ababa, while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. A VOA spokeswoman said Saturday correspondent Peter Heinlein is fine, and is heading to his residence. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA Friday […]

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VOA reporter Peter Heinlein arrested in Ethiopia

(VOA) — Voice of America reporter Peter Heinlein has been detained in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa while trying to cover a protest demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest said that Peter and his translator Simegineh Yekoye were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another […]

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Nervous Meles Zenawi arrests VOA reporter

VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia It appears Meles Zenawi’s troops are gearing up to attack and destroy Muslim protestors.  TPLF forces have been waiting for two events to pass before waging full–scale suppression of the Mulim protests.  The first event was the recent World Economic Forum held in Addis Ababa, while the second one was […]

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Ethiopian Christians and Muslims in Dallas join hands (video)

Ethiopian Muslims and Christians who reside in Dallas, Texas, held a protest rally last week to condemn the Woyanne junta’s injustice and lawlessness in Ethiopia.

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How Meles rules Ethiopia

By Richard Dowden Meles Zenawi is the cleverest and most engaging Prime Minister in Africa – at least when he talks to visiting outsiders. When he speaks to his fellow Ethiopians, he is severe and dogmatic. But he entertains western visitors with humour and irony, deploying a diffident, self-deprecating style which cleverly conceals an absolute […]

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Discussion with Abune Melketsedik

Ethiopian Review held a discussion with Abune Melketsedik, Archbishop and Secretary of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s (EOTC) Holy Synod in exile; Melake Genet Gezahegn Gebre Kiristos, Deputy Secretary of the Holy Synod and General Manager of the EOTC; Dr Nega Alemayehu, Chairman of the Washington DC St. Gabriel Church administration board, Dr Mekuria Haile, […]

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Ethiopia: Are the Islamists Coming?

By Alemayehu Fentaw Ethiopia has been swept by Islamic protests in opposition to what the Muslim community calls government-sponsored propagational activities of the little-known Islamic sect known as Al-Ahbash throughout the country and the suspension of the Addis Ababa-based Awaliya Islamic Institute on alleged grounds of promoting Salafism or Wahhabism. A large number of protesters […]

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The Ottawa Ethiopian alliance building conference – report

By Elias Kifle Several Ethiopian political and civic groups held a 3-day conference in Ottawa, Canada, from May 19 – 21, 2012, and forged an alliance named “Congress of Ethiopian People’s United Struggle.” The alliance was formed after a thorough discussion on problems that have plagued past efforts in forming a viable united front. One […]

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Congressmen to Zenawi: Stop Persecution of Journalists

Members of Congress urge Meles to end repression By Mohammed Keita | CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Two members of the U.S. Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, have publicly voiced indignation at Ethiopia’s persecution of journalists under the leadership of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with both declaring that stability and security are enhanced by press […]

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My brother Abebe and his WMD

By Yilma Bekele I doubt there is an Ethiopian in the Diaspora not familiar with what happened last Friday. As they say the video has gone viral. The act has brought deep satisfaction to the psych of the oppressed and left the evildoers in disarray. Abebe took less than one minute to do what has […]

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Ethiopia: The Bedtime Stories of Meles Zenawi

Alemayehu G Mariam                 At the “World Economic Forum Meeting” in Ethiopia last week, dictator Meles Zenawi lectured: …. My view is that there is no direct relationship between economic growth and democracy historically or theoretically. But my view is that democracy is a good thing in and of itself […]

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How Tyrants Endure

By BRUCE BUENO De MESQUITA and ALASTAIR SMITH WHY do certain dictators survive while others fall? Throughout history, downtrodden citizens have tried to throw off the yoke of their oppressors, but revolutions, like those sweeping through the Arab world, are rare. Despotic rulers stay in power by rewarding a small group of loyal supporters, often […]

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Camp David protestetors expose Zenawi

Ethiopian activists protest Zenawi rule in demonstration near Camp David G-8 summit Washington Post THURMONT, Md. — Dozens of police officers in riot gear contained more than 200 Ethiopian activists who jammed a small Maryland town’s square Saturday to protest their prime minister’s involvement in a global economic summit at nearby Camp David. Authorities reported […]

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Ethiopia’s tyrant gets a shock treatment (video)

An Ethiopian journalist rattles khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi with loud shouts. He was visibly shaken. See the video below:

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Ethiopians in DC confront Dictator Meles Zenawi (photo)

Hundreds of angry Ethiopians confronted khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi today in Washington DC. Meles was invited by President Obama to discuss food security in Africa, forgetting that it is dictators like Meles who are causing food insecurity. Supporters of Meles Zenawi — about 40 Woyanne thugs and Solomon Qindibu Tekalign — were their to cheer […]

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Emirates takes advantage of boycott against Ethiopian Airlines

Several Ethiopian media organizations have recently called for boycott of Ethiopian Airlines as part of the civil resistance campaign against the genocidal junta in Ethiopia. To those of you who are asking for an alternative, here is an answer for you. Emirates Airlines has just announced that it is slashing its fares for Ethiopian passengers. […]

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Oakland Institue asks Obama not to support Ethiopia land grab

Obama Urged to Reassess Ethiopian Relations Over Land Evictions By William Davison | Bloomberg News The U.S. should reassess its support for the government of Ethiopia, amid concern that more than half a million people are being evicted to make land available for foreign investment in agriculture, advocacy groups including the Oakland Institute said. A […]

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Religion and Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele Two important meetings were held a week ago. One was in Addis Abeba and the other in Washington DC. Both were concerning our motherland and the future. That is where the similarities end. One was intended to continue the path of destruction chartered by the current regime while the other was trying […]

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Obama urged to raise press freedom in Ethiopia (CPJ)

President Obama should acknowledge the role that independent news reporting plays in assessing agricultural challenges and facilitating the response to famine, the Committee to Protect Journalists stated in a letter to the White House. Ethiopia in particular downplays the extent of food crises and undermines the ability of donor nations and aid groups to help […]

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Arrest Meles Zenawi at the Reagan Building in DC – Friday 7 AM

The khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi will be attending the 3rd International Food Security Symposium at the Washington DC Ronald Regan building on May 18, 2012, on the invitation of President Obama. This is a great opportunity for all Ethiopians residing in and around Washington DC to protest and make the world know about the destruction […]

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Dictator Meles Zenawi at the Reagan Building on May 18

The khat-addicted dictator in Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, has been invited by President Barack Obama to a symposium on food security on Friday, May 18, in Washington DC at the Ronald Reagan Building & Int’l Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, at 7:15 AM. This is a good opportunity for Ethiopians in the Washington […]

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Homage to Mulugeta Hailu, a great Ethiopian

By Neamin Zeleke Everyone dies, but not everyone lives. Mulugeta Hailu lived. He lived a life of principle. He lived a life of convictions. He lived it with moral courage, in accord to his dreams and ideals much higher than himself. A life of principles lived to the fullest, a lifelong journey, with steadfast endurance, […]

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Eruption against Repression

Successful movements continually reach out to the tyrant’s supporters… [read more]

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African Hunger Games at Camp David

Alemayehu G Mariam White House spokesman Jay Carney announced last week that President Obama has invited the presidents of Ghana, Tanzania, Benin and Meles Zenawi to attend the G8 Summit (the forum for the governments of eight of the world’s largest economies) for a discussion of food security on May 19 at Camp David (Presidential […]

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Expel the AU from Ethiopia (George Ayittey)

By George Ayittey Ethiopia is a police state, where journalists are branded as “terrorists” and jailed – over 200 so far. It has only ONE national radio station, ONE national television station, ONE national daily for 83m people, ONE internet server. Private broadcasts are JAMMED. PM Meles Zenawi turned out to be worse than the […]

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Church leaders support protest of Ethiopian Muslims

In a historic and unprecedented move, His Grace Abune Melke Tsadik of the Ethiopian Orthodix Tewahdo Church (EOTC) called on Christians to support the uprising of  Muslims against the Ethiopian regime. Abune Melke Tsadik made the announcement at a press conference held today, May 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C.   “Our Muslim brothers are being harassed […]

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A note to President Obama

By Yilma Bekele Dear President Obama, I am sure you do not have time to read my letter nonetheless it gives me a certain amount of release from the pain I am feeling and the little chance of this letter getting to you fills my soul with great amount of joy and hope. I am […]

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EOTC Synod meeting underway

The exiled Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) Holy Synod meeting is currently underway in Washington DC at St Gabriel Church. The Patriarch, His Holiness Abune Merkorios, secretary of the Synod, Abune Melketsedik, and archbishops and priests from several countries around the world are participating in the meeting, which convened on Monday. The Holy Synod is […]

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Arrest Dictator Meles Zenawi at Camp David G8 Summit!

Editor’s Note — The Obama administration has cynically betrayed the people of Ethiopia by inviting Meles Zenawi to Camp David.  Zenawi has arrested, tortured and brutalized thousands, including journalists and political opponents; he has stolen many elections; he has gunned down 193 innocents protesting electoral fraud; he has massacred civilians in Gambella, Ogaden, Afar and […]

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Meles Zenawi a manipulative, ruthless tyrant – Graham Peebles

By Graham Peebles | Eurasia Review Arrested, jailed and beaten, tortured and imprisoned, this is the recipe for justice that the Ethiopian government serves up to dissenting voices. Men and women peacefully exercising their democratic right, demanding their human rights, crying out for their moral rights. The victimised are not only those living within Ethiopia […]

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Protests at Bahir Dar and Gondar Universities

By Derese Tariku, DeBirhan.com Following the protests and arrest of students of Debre Markos University, northern Ethiopia, in the past two days, the students of Bahir Dar University and Gonder University have began large scale protests today. It has been confirmed that both Poly and Peda Campuses of Bahir Dar University (BDU) and Tewodors and Maraki Campuses of Gonder University (GU) have […]

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Mulugeta Hailu passed away

We are sad to learn today the passing away of Mulugeta Hailu, a dear friend and well-liked member of the Ethiopian community in Washington DC. He died early this morning. The cause of his death is not known yet. Mulugeta was a strong advocate of civil and democratic rights in Ethiopia, and as a long […]

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Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascist regimes

Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism By Dr. Lawrence Britt Source Free Inquiry.co 5-28-3 Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant […]

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European meeting on Ethiopian transitional council – LIVE NOW

U.K., Germany and Sweden chapters of the Ethiopian National Transitional Council Organizing Committee will hold a joint electronic town hall meeting on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at 3 PM Washington DC time (8 PM London time, 9 PM Germany time). All patriotic Ethiopian in Europe are invited to participate in the teleconference. To participate in […]

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Dislodging Fascistic Regimes with Nonviolent Civil Resistance

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln … [read more]

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Muslim protest spreads as Zenawi plots crackdown

Muslim protests engulf Ethiopia; Gov’t expels two Arab ‘jihadists’ By Yuunus Hajji Mul’ataa | Anyuak Media ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Muslim protests spread across the country on May 4 when hundreds of thousands in the Ethiopian capital defied government threats and went on protesting against the “Ahbashism Campaign” instigated by the government and “Majlis”. Observers […]

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Justice for Sierra Leone! No Justice for Ethiopia?

Alemayehu G Mariam Warlord Charles Taylor Caged! After 420 days of trial (over nearly four years), 115 witness, over 50,000 pages of testimony, and 1,520 exhibits, Charles Taylor, warlord-turned-president of Liberia, was found guilty on 11 counts by the U.N. Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against […]

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Ethiopian civic group in Las Vegas endorses Boycott TPLF

An Ethiopian civic group in Las Vegas, Nevada, named Raey Association has issued a resolution endorsing the call by Ethiopian media groups to boycott businesses that are owned or controlled by the TPLF apartheid regime in Ethiopia. Read the resolution here [pdf, Amharic]

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Let’s struggle in unison for our dignity and freedom

PRESS RELEASE Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) Let us struggle in unison for our dignity and freedom! May 4, 2012 Alliance for Liberty, Equality and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) has been closely monitoring the development of events in Ethiopia in the last three months. From the intensifying deterioration of human rights […]

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Reeyot Alemu: Young Heroine of Ethiopian Press Freedom

Alemayehu G Mariam Reeyot Alemu The past two weeks have been glorious days for Africans. Eskinder Nega, the heroic Ethiopian journalist was honored with Pen America’s Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. The award honors writers throughout the world who have fought courageously in the face of adversity for the right to freedom of expression. […]

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ATTENTION: All Ethiopian businesses in the Diaspora

Letter to all Ethiopian businesses in the Diaspora:

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Malawi court sentenced 16 Ethiopians to 6 months in prison

MALAWI (Zodiak Online) — In Rumphi, the magistrates court has sentenced sixteen Ethiopian nationals to six months in prison for illegal entry, further worsening congestion at the prison where inmates already sleep on top of each other due to lack of space. Eighty others escaped after noting that they were being surrounded by police officers. […]

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PEN honors jailed Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega

NEW YORK (AP) — An imprisoned Ethiopian journalist and blogger who could face the death penalty for advocating peaceful protests in his Horn of Africa homeland was honored Tuesday with PEN America’s “Freedom to Write” award. Eskinder Nega was arrested in 2011 under Ethiopia’s sweeping anti-terrorism laws, which PEN says criminalize any reporting deemed to […]

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How To Communicate Securely in Repressive Environment

The following technologies can help you stay safe and keep your data relatively more secure… [read more]

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Thousands of Ethiopians rise up to save Waldeba (VOA)

Thousands of people in Gondar region, northern Ethiopia, are marching to save the Waldeba Monastery from the Woyanne junta. The people are armed with rifles and rudimentary weapons such as axes, knives, sticks and every thing they can get their hands on, according to a priest who spoke with the VOA’s Addisu Abebe today. Listen […]

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EOTC leaders press conference – Saturday, 5 PM EST

The Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) is currently meeting in Washington DC. Following the meeting, the Church leaders will hold a press conference with the media to make a special call to the people of Ethiopia. The press conference will be held at St. Gabriel Church in Washington DC on Saturday, […]

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Tselemt district in northern Gondar under siege

Tselemt district in northern Gondar, Ethiopia, is under military siege after confrontations between residents and TPLF regime security forces turned violent. Ethiopian Review sources in the area reported that at least 3 Woyanne troops have been killed and unknown number of civilians, including priests, are wounded. The cause of the confrontation is the Woyanne junta’s […]

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Yemen turns into hell for Ethiopians

(Yemen Times) — The Ethiopian refugee Seble Yohanes told the Yemen Times that she is only thirty, but her pale face with wide eyes full of concern makes her looks as if she was 50. [Ethiopian refugee Seble Yohannes] Looking for a safe place to raise her demands, Yohanes went to the Ministry of Human […]

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