Monthly Archives: September 2014

Shame On Me For Being Proud of President Obama!

How I used to be proud of President Barack Obama  First, I am never proud of politicians. Second, I am never ashamed of politicians. I am often dismayed and even angry over things they did (said) or did not do (say). Mostly, I am critical of politicians on some issue of accountability or lack of […]

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ግልጽ ደብዳቤ ለህወሃት –– ኦባንግ ሜቶ

ግዜ መልኩን ሳይቀይር አሁን ባላችሁ ዕድል ተጠቀሙ! … ቀናነት ነጻ ያወጣችኋሌ!   አባይ ወሌደ የህወሃት ሉቀመንበር መቀሌ፤ ትግራይ አቶ አባይና መላው የህወሃት ማዕከላዊ ኮሚቴ አባላት፤ ይህንን ደብዲቤ የምጽፍላችሁ ከተለያዩ ኢትዮጵያውያን በተውጣጣው የማኅበራዊ ፍትሕ እንቅስቃሴ ከሚመራው በአዲሲቷ ኢትዮጵያ የጋራ ንቅናቄ (አኢጋን) ስም ቢሆንም በተለይ ግን ሁላችንም የኢትዮጵያ ልጆች እንደመሆናችን እኔም እንደ አንደ ኢትዮጵያዊ ቤተሰብ አባል የላኩላችሁ […]

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ENTC weekly radio – September 24

  Listen to ENTC radio program – September 24 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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ENTC denounced the killings in Ogaden

ENTC released a statement today denouncing the barbaric killings in Ogaden. Read the statement here (pdf)

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Crimes Against Womanity: Marriage by Abduction in Ethiopia

  The truth is stranger than fiction In my September 7 commentary, DIFRET: The Abduction of a Film in Ethiopia, I expressed my outrage over the aborted Ethiopian premiere of the film DIFRET. That film, based on a “true story” of Aberash Bekele, tells the dramatic story of a teenage victim of the inhuman and barbaric practice […]

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The Ethiopian Diaspora and consciousness

By Yilma Bekele The Bay Area that currently is home away from home for thousands of Ethiopians is nothing like any other place that I have known. I was born in a small village on the southern part of Ethiopia and have resided in Addis Abeba, Oregon and Seattle Washington before moving here. The Bay […]

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Stop Land Grab Concert: Washington, DC. Sunday September 21

  Those in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia. Please don’t miss “STOP AFRICA LAND GRAB CONCERT” on September 21, 2014 at WARNER THEATER in Washington, D.C. from 6PM to 10PM. Major African Music Artists from 6 countries, including our sister Hanisha Solomon is to Perform [email protected] Theatre-DC – Washington, DC. Hanisha is a rising-star, an Ethiopian […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – September 16

  Listen to ENTC radio program – September 16 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Resolutions for the Ethiopian New Year

I wish all of my weekly Ethiopian readers throughout the world a happy and prosperous Ethiopian New Year*. I join you joyfully in ringing in 2007 and ringing out 2006. For many of my Ethiopian readers in the United States, September 11 (Ethiopian New Year’s Day, Meskerem 1)  is a festive day of celebration as […]

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2007-A year of decision

2007-A year of decision by Yilma Bekele Happy New Year Ethiopia (መልካም እንቁጣጣሸ) Meskerem is a special month. We love and honor Meskerem so much that we name our children by it signifying a new beginning for the long journey ahead. Meskerem is the end of the rainy season and our high mountains and valleys […]

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ENTC weekly radio – September 8

  Listen to ENTC radio program – September 8 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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DIFRET: The Abduction of a Film in Ethiopia

What is the difference between the abduction of a young girl in a village and the “abduction” of a film by a young filmmaker in a capital city? “DIFRET” is an Amharic language feature film based on a “true story” of a teenager named Hirut (Tizeta Hagere, depicted in Sundance poster above) who is a […]

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Imprisoning, Spying, Killing: What it takes to stay in power in Ethiopia

Suppression of the innocent inside Ethiopia by Graham Peebles | Dissidentvocie.com September 4th, 2014 Wrapped in dishonesty, arrogance and paranoia, Ethiopia’s ruling regime (as all such brutal brigades), are following a nationwide policy of violent suppression and constitutional vandalism. It was the 24th June – midsummer’s day – in the adopted homeland of Andargachew Tsige, […]

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ENTC weekly radio – September 3

  Listen to ENTC radio program – September 3 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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