Monthly Archives: June 2012

Why Nonviolent Discipline?

Regardless of whether the use of mass protests, strikes, boycotts, sabotage or nonviolent coercion… is chosen as the primary mechanism for gaining total liberation, violence against any other human being must be avoided in a strategic nonviolence campaign… [read more]

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Sudan uprising intensifies; Over 1000 protesters arrested

KHARTOUM (AFP) — About 1,000 people were detained and hundreds injured — many by tear gas — during anti-regime protests on Friday in Sudan, an activist group said on Saturday’s anniversary of President Omar al-Bashir’s coup. The information minister called the protesters “rioters” who threaten the country’s stability. “Some were arrested and released,” said an […]

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Who jailed Eskinder and the rest?

By Yilma Bekele The headlines screamed ‘Ethiopian court convicts 24 of terrorism charges’. As usual it was a misleading and incorrect statement. There is no such animal called Ethiopian court. There is a TPLF controlled judicial arrangement in Ethiopia. Prime Minster Meles and his politburo are the directors behind the scene of this farce. For […]

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U.S. Supreme Court cites an Ethiopian scholar’s work

By Selam Beyene At a time when many Ethiopians in the Diaspora are disenchanted with President Obama’s gestures toward the Ethiopian tyrant Meles Zenawi, it is ironic that the work of an Ethiopian scholar, Dr. Berhanu Alemayehu, is cited as significant scientific evidence supporting the concurring opinion of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

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Ethiopian Review frustrates the Woyanne junta – William Davison

In some cases, such as that of Ethiopian Review, it’s apparent why official frustration at the media boils over. The US-based website, the Ethiopian Review is virulently opposed to Meles’s regime, which has ruled the country since helping overthrow a Marxist military junta in 1991. It publishes a torrent of anti-government agitprop. Last year, Saudi […]

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The Al Amoudi festival in DC is managed by DLA Piper (photo)

The Al Amoudi-Woyanne blood money festival in Washington DC that is scheduled to start this coming Sunday afternoon under the name AESNONE is being managed by DLP Piper, the notorious U.S. law firm based in Washington DC that represents genocidal dictators around the world, including the Woyanne junta and its khat-addicted dictator. DLA Piper receives […]

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Ethiopian migrants perish in Tanzania (video)

The endless Ethiopian nightmare

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43 Ethiopians suffocated to death in Tanzania

ARUSHA, Tanzania (AP) — Forty-three Ethiopians and Somalis who paid to be smuggled from their homelands in search of better living conditions died in the back of a crowded, suffocating truck, an official said Wednesday. Deputy Home Affairs Minister Pereira Silima on Wednesday said it was sad that so many people died from the illegal […]

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Andualem Aragie, Eskinder Nega and others convicted

In a blatant miscarriage of justice, a Woyanne Kangaroo court in Ethiopia today found Eskinder Nega and twenty-three other political opponents of the regime guilty on bogus terrorism charges.  The only thing Eskinder Nega and other political prisoners are guilty of is speaking the truth and criticizing the regime for its brazen violations of human […]

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ESAT discussion on boycotting Al Amoudi festival in DC

ESAT discusses economic boycott against the Woyanne junta in Ethiopia, and particularly the boycott campaign that is currently underway against the Al Amoudi-sponsored blood money festival in Washington DC. The discussion is with Ethiopian Review editor Elias Kifle and Boycott TPLF Task Force member Hirut Dinku. Watch below:

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Transitional council founding conference – Dallas, July 1 – 3

The founding convention of Ethiopian National Transitional Council will be held in Dallas, Texas, starting this coming Sunday, July 1. Delegates from close to 40 cities and countries around the world will start arriving in Dallas on Friday to participate in the historic meeting. Listen below: [podcast]http://www.ethiopianreview.info/audio/ENTC_announcement_combined.mp3[/podcast] More info: [email protected]

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Sew Tefah? Ethiopia Motech?

The choice is simple, be about Hebret and charity or take part in evil and do Eskista as you protest AESA One as everyone—including me—laughs at you:: by Teddy (Ambessa) Fikre  dated: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 I am writing this open letter to my community to call you out on your own duplicity. I am […]

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Ethiopia: The Sky(pe) is Falling!

Alemayehu G. Mariam The Sky is Falling! Most of my readers know how much I enjoy “bedtime stories”. Recently, I wrote about my favortie bedtime story of Pinocchio in Africa. Ever heard of the story of Chicken Little? One day Chicken Little was scratching around the yard  when something fell on her head. “Oh,” screeched Chicken Little, […]

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Yachi Neger: Ethiopia Killers by the Name of AESA One

Yachi Neger is a condom called our conscience, if we wear it we can reside in the grace of God or we can disrobe from this same condom and dwell in the abode of Saytan:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, June 22nd, 2012 Tesebsebu lijoch, kuch belu.  Sit down and listen to a story that […]

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Skype and Ethiopia

By Yilma Bekele The origins of the Internet can be traced to ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) that was funded by the US Department of Defense (DARPA) for use by its research labs in the 1960’s. The Internet as we know moved from connecting research institutions and Universities into commercial use in the middle […]

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BBC interview with Ethiopian Review editor

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The town of Awassa in a security lock-down

The Woyanne junta has sent thousands of heavily armed troops to the southern Ethiopian town of Awassa today to prevent a protest rally that has been called for tomorrow, Saturday. Security check points have been set up at several places, buses have been ordered to stop services, and transportation in and out of the town […]

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Boycott Al Amoudi’s festival in Washington DC

የአላሙዲ አሽከሮች በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ባዘጋጁት የወያኔ ፌስቲቫል ላይ ሀገር ወዳድ ኢትዮጵያውያን እንዳይሳተፉ የቀረበ ጥሪ [PDF] የኢትዮጵያ ስፖርት ፌዴሬሽን ዓመታዊ ዝግጅት በዳላስ ቴክሳስ ከጁላይ 1 – 7፥ እንዲሁም የኢትዮጵያ ሄሪቴጅ በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ከጁላይ 27 – 29 ይካሄዳሉ። እነዚህን የኢትዮጵያውያን ዝግጅቶች ለማፍረስ ወያኔያዊ ተልዕኮ ያላቸውና በገንዘብ የተገዙ ግለሰቦች ያደረጉት ሙከራ ይታወሳል። ይሁን እንጂ ተልእኮአቸው ከሽፎ በሰሜን አሜሪካ […]

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New Fashion Trend: Habesha Men Wearing Habesha Kemis

Two years ago in America, it was the year of the “metrosexual”, it seems we have arrived at a new day, we have arrived at the age of the “Habeshasexual”:: by Yohannes Aramaji  dated: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 [picture provided by AESAOne Habesha men] (Washington P0st DC Bureau) It is the hottest fashion trend of […]

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How long will West tolerate Ethiopia’s dictator? Graham Peebles

Internet intrusion and increased repression in Ethiopia By Graham Peebles | Redress.cc 19 June 2012 Graham Peebles views the Meles Zenawi regime’s chronic suppression of the internet and media freedoms in Ethiopia and asks how long will Addis Ababa’s allies in the US, Britain and the European Union tolerate the regime’s flagrant violations of rights […]

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Tinsae Ethiopia relaunches BEKA campaign in Ethiopia (photos)

Tinsae Ethiopia has relaunched its BEKA (enough) campaign in Ethiopia by distributing pamphlets and writing the Beka slogan in Addis Ababa and other cities…. [read more]

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Discussion on Al Amoudi blood money festival in Washington DC

Saudi agent Al Amoudi, in collaboration with Woyanne junta leaders Meles Zenawi and Azeb Mesfin, is pillaging and looting Ethiopia by creating over 40 mega corporations during the past 20 years, while forcing into exile so many hard working Ethiopian businessmen. Al Amoudi has been able to dominate every thing in Ethiopia because he is […]

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Tikur Retold

The next revolution was sang by Teddy Afro and directed by Tamirat Mekonen; this weekend, 65 of our people wrote a revolution on the back of Busboys and Poet napkins:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 Black.  It is a color often disabused.  It is a hue seldom given credit.  For too long, […]

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Offense Strategy for Nonviolent Struggle

Strategic nonviolence, is a “weapon system” that derives its force from fundamental human psychological, social, and political tendencies. Provided we adhere to nonviolent discipline, noncooperation, persistence, fearlessness, and openness, strategic nonviolence will doom the despotic regime to failure regardless of how the tyrant respond to our actions… [read more]

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Ethiopians evicted to make way for sugar plantation: BBC

Ethiopia ‘forcibly displacing’ for sugar plantations By BBC News 18 June 2012 .   The sugar plantations will be irrigated in part by the Gibe III hydropower project, HRW says The Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing tens of thousands from their land to make way for state-run sugar plantations, a campaign group has said. The displacements […]

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Ethiopia: Unity in Divinity!

Alemayehu G Mariam One People, One Country! For the past two decades, Ethiopia has been the scene of crimes against humanity and crimes against nature. Now Ethiopian religious leaders say Ethiopia is the scene of crimes against divinity. Christian and Muslim leaders and followers today are standing together and locking arms to defend religious freedom […]

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United, Planned and Disciplined Struggle for SELF-Liberation

Nonviolent action is like violent combat in at least two ways: it does not succeed automatically, and it does not operate mysteriously — it works by identifying an opponent’s vulnerabilities and taking away his ability to maintain control. Doing so requires strategy for action, without which movements rarely prevail. The skill with which those choices […]

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Influential senator slams Zenawi for assault on press

US senator condemns Ethiopia’s persecution of the press By Mohamed Keita | Committee to Protect Journalists June 15, 2012. On Wednesday, the same day the White House announced a strategic plan committing the United States to elevating its efforts in “challenging leaders whose actions threaten the credibility of democratic processes” in sub-Saharan Africa, a senior […]

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Juneteenth Diplomat

I met a man yesterday who is just like me, except he is better than me because he refuses to wear his injuries on his sleeves or inveigh against the universe for the inequities of this world. I met a man yesterday who is African-American, except this man is in a lot of ways more […]

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As fear of uprising spreads, Ethiopia’s dictator bans Skype

By Craig Wilson | Techcentral The Ethiopian government has clamped down on Internet-based voice-calling services, making their use a criminal offence. Ethiopia’s state-owned Internet service provider, the Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (Ethio-Telcom), has begun performing deep-packet inspection of all Internet traffic in the country. The country’s government recently ushered in new legislation that criminalises the use […]

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Woyanne delegation to Canada confronted by protestors

Protestors demand end of Ethiopian politican’s visit By Jason Warick | The Star Phoenix (Canada) The University of Saskatchewan should not be hosting an Ethiopian politician implicated in corruption scandals and the forcible removal of tens of thousands of peasant farmers from their homes, human rights groups say. A group of 30 protesters from Saskatchewan, […]

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I am Tikur

For too long, we Ethiopians have forsaken our blackness. We splintered ourselves from Africa and stood alone at the precipice of isolation as we insolently rebuffed our African brothers and refused to be proud of our black skin. We divorced our culture from black; a people who once were adored and loved as the essence […]

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The Great Renaissance Dam as a wedge issue

By Yilma Bekele The Ethiopian government was peddling its ponzi scheme of selling bonds for the pie in the sky project named The Grand Renaissance Dam’ on the Abbay river here in the Bay Area. It was not as lavish as the event that took place in their embassy in Washington DC. That ‘event was […]

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London and DC hold discussions, elect delegates to Dallas

The U.K. and Washington DC chapters of Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) Organizing Committee held town hall meetings Sunday in preparation for the Ethiopian convention that is planned to be held in Dallas, Texas, from July 1 – 3, 2012. In Washington, 12 individuals have been elected to represent Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Similar […]

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Ethiopia: On the Road to Constitutional Democracy

Alemayehu G Mariam Over the past few months, I have been penning occasional commentaries in a series I called  “Ethiopia’s transition from dictatorship and democracy”. In my last such commentary, I argued that “on the bridge to democracy, there is often a collision between individuals and groups doggedly pursuing power, the common people tired of those who […]

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Ethiopian girls as young as 13 trafficked to Mid East: Reporter

Ethiopian girls as young as thirteen are being trafficked to the Middle East.  The situation is so out of control that an otherwise pro-government publication has felt compelled to speak up.  This is not a small rogue operation.  It is human trafficking on an industrial scale, with a wink and a nod from the Ethiopian […]

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Qwas

I have this vision of a peaceful and serene Ethiopia once in a blue moon when I am at my jaded moments with my community. This vision I have is one of eleven children with empty bellies but eyes full of hope. This vision that captivates me is of these eleven children who have are […]

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Ethiopia tightens press & internet censorship: RSF

GOVERNMENT STEPS UP CONTROL OF NEWS AND INFORMATION By Reporters sans Frontieres May 7, 2012 Ethiopia’s only ISP, state-owned Ethio-Telecom, has just installed a system for blocking access to the Tor network, which lets users browse anonymously and access blocked websites. At the same time, the state-owned printing presses are demanding the right to censor […]

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Miqegnenet: a pernicious trait of Habesha – Teddy Fikre

I realized this weekend that I am fighting a losing battle, I am fighting a people who eat Miqegnenet Layer Cake. Thus I am writing a separation letter to my community, a sort of a final farewell, because it hit me last night that I was fighting a Tsunami of self-colonization and self-loathing that I […]

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Waldeba in my heart

Waldeba in my heart. By Yilma Bekele Truth be told I was not aware of Waldeba Monastery until quite recently. Today I live Waldeba, I breathe Waldeba, and I believe Waldeba has taken over my soul. Mind you I am not protesting rather I am being thankful for this ancient place for bringing focus into […]

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DC ENTC Organizing Committee meeting – Sunday, June 10

The Ethiopian National Transitional Council Organizing Committee Washington DC chapter will hold a pubic meeting to elect its delegates to the founding convention in Dallas, Texas, that will convene on June 30. Date/Time: Sunday, June 10, at 2:00 PM Address: Four Points by Sheraton, 1201 K Street, Washington DC Question/More info: write to [email protected]

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London Public meeting on Ethiopian transitional council – June 10

The U.K. Chapter of Ethiopian National Transitional Council Organizing Committee will hold a public meeting in London, Sunday, June 10, 2012, to elect delegates to the Dallas Convention.

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Safeguards Against Threats of a New Dictatorship

There is ample historical evidence from France (the Jacobins and Napoleon), Russia (the Bolsheviks), Iran (the Ayatollah), Burma (SLORC), and elsewhere that the collapse of an oppressive regime will be seen by some persons and groups as merely the opportunity for them to step in as the new masters. Their motives may vary, but the […]

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Church leaders call for economic boycott of the TPLF junta

Secretary of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s Holy Synod in exile, Archbishop Abune Melketsekik, and other church leaders have called on the people of Ethiopia to boycott all businesses that are affiliated with dictator Meles Zenawi’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The economy boycott includes profitable enterprises such as Ethiopian Airlines that […]

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Ethiopia: Food for Famine and Thought!

By Alemayehu G. Mariam The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition At the recent 2012 G8 Food Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Abebe Gellaw, a young Washington-based Ethiopian journalist, stood up in the gallery and thunderously proclaimed to dictator Meles Zenawi, “… Food is nothing without  freedom…” Is he right? When President Obama invited […]

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Ethiopia’s spy agency steps up internet, phone surveillance

Ethiopia’s spy agency – the Information Network Security Agency (INSA) — has stepped up surveillance and internet censorship.  INSA has adopted Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology to eavesdrop, data mine, censor and intercept communications, according to the TOR Project. Repressive governments such as China, Iran and Kazakhstan routinely employ DPI technology.  Ethiopia’s spy agency conducts […]

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DC is getting ready for 2nd Annual Ethiopian Heritage Festival

July 27 – 29 at Georgetown University, Washington DC Second Ethiopian Heritage Festival to Focus on Family and Ethiopian Youngsters Press Release Since last year’s Ethiopian Heritage Festival was such an unqualified success, the festival sponsor, the Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA), feels assured in its promise that this year the festival will […]

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Ethiopian Christians, Muslims stage protest rally in DC – (photos)

Ethiopian Christians joined their fellow Muslim Ethiopians in Washington DC on Thursday to protest religious persecution in Ethiopia by the ruling Woyanne junta. See photos here.

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When we were the achievers

By Yilma Bekele I am always harking back to the pleasant years of our past. Believe me it not being nostalgic rather it is the lack of good news that makes me reach deep to salvage a little bit of dignity how ever fleeting that might be. One can also make an argument for the […]

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Public Meeting in Washington DC – Sunday, June 24

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Ethiopia for sale – Graham Peebles

The Ethiopian Land Giveaway – OpEd What’s yours is mine, what’s mine’s my own By Graham Peebles | Eurasia Review It is a colonial phenomenon, appropriate land for the needs of the colonists and to hell with those living upon the land, indigenous and at home. Might is right, military or indeed economic. The power […]

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