Monthly Archives: June 2015

Joint consultative conference on the formation of an all-inclusive alternative force for change in Ethiopia

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (Shengo), Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) are jointly hosting a consultative conference on the need for the formation of an all-inclusive unified alternative force to coordinate the struggle for freedom in Ethiopia. Click here for […]

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Ethiopia: The TPLF Banana Republic

Author’s note: As I was archiving my commentaries from years past for public access on my website (almariam.com), I discovered commentaries and articles I had written on the print edition of Ethiopian Review Magazine (ERM) before that magazine went online in 2000. I had vague recollection of various articles on Ethiopia and the politics of […]

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The “Jiggery Pokery” Jurisprudence of Justice Scalia

http://almariam.com/2015/06/28/the-jiggery-pokery-jurisprudence-of-justice-scalia/ The angry wasp in the colony of worker bees Hell hath no fury than a dissenting Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court! When Scalia wins and writes for the majority, he floats like a butterfly. Did anyone say, “gloats”? When Scalia loses and writes his dissents, he stings like an angry wasp. (I […]

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ENTC Radio June 26

Listen to ENTC radio program – June 26 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363  

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The Impasse of Fear in Ethiopia and the Necessity of Comprehensive Struggle Messay Kebede

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Roosevelt An ounce of action is worth more than tons of preaching  Mahatma Gandhi   The consensus is that dictatorial regimes stay in power mostly by fear rather than by their effective might. Caught in their fear, people are unable to react and protest, as […]

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Update on the upcoming Ethiopian consultative conference to be held from July 2 – 3 in Washington DC

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC), Ethiopian People’s Congress for United Struggle (Shengo), Ethiopian Youth National Movement (EYNM) and United Ethiopian Muslims Peaceful Movement Support Group (UEM-PMSG) have jointly issued an announcement regarding the consultative conference that is scheduled for July 2-3 in Washington DC on the effort to form an all inclusive alternative force to […]

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The Axis of Shevil: Does Africa Need Gayle Smith?

What do Gayle Smith, Wendy Sherman and Susan Rice have in common? This past Thursday, Gayle Smith who is currently Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the National Security Council directed by  Susan Rice, had her confirmation hearing to become the next Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. It was […]

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Our Struggle for Justice, Freedom, Unity and Prosperity for All Will Not End by Killing and Arresting Our Heroes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2015. Washington, DC We in the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) are deeply grieved at the murder of Samuel Aweke Alem, a charismatic and highly popular lawyer who recently ran as a Blue Party (Semayawi Party) candidate for parliament in the May 24, 2015 Ethiopian National Election—an election […]

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ENTC letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon regarding the assassination of Ethiopian opposition party candidate Samuel Awoke

Ethiopian National Transitional Council (ENTC) has sent an urgent open letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asking him to look into the murder of Ethiopian opposition Semayawi Party candidate Samuel Awoke in Debre Markos, Ethiopia, on June 15, 2015. Click here to read the open letter (pdf) 4213

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Happy 800th Birthday, Magna Carta!

Today, June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta Libertatum or the Great Charter of English Liberties. On that date, King John of England affixed his seal on the Magna Carta and formally accepted the principle of the rule of law, specific and sweeping limitations on his royal power. In place of my […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – June 12

Listen to ENTC radio program – June 12 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Remembering Dennis Hastert

Today, Dennis Hastert, the former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1999-2007) and lobbyist appears in U.S. federal court for arraignment (enter a plea of guilty or not guilty) on charges that he broke federal law by withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and lying about the use of the money […]

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Ethiopian Thugmocracy

          What do you get when you cross a thugocracy with democracy? A thugmocracy. When thugs are “elected” to political office, they become thugmocrats. Naturally, “elected” thugmocrats run   thugmocracies. If democracy is a government of the people, by the people for the people, a thugmocracy is a government of thugs, by […]

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ENTC Weekly Radio – June 4

Listen to ENTC radio program – June 4 News, Interviews, entertainment, etc Listen here (mp3) To listen by phone – 213-992-4363

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Making Sense of an Electoral Score of 100 Percent Messay Kebede

According to the National Election Board of Ethiopia, the result of last week’s national election is that the EPRDF has achieved a complete victory by grabbing all the parliamentary seats. The same board and the Woyanne government qualified the result as a triumph of democracy, which leads one to assume that in today’s Ethiopia the […]

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What is next for Ethiopian opposition? ENTC proposes the formation of a transitional government in exile

On May 24 last week, the ruling party in Ethiopia held a sham election, claiming 100% win. The election confirmed what most Ethiopians and foreign observers have been saying all along — there is not even a semblance of democracy and rule of law in Ethiopia. The completely fraudulent election has confirmed beyond the shadow […]

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