Monthly Archives: May 2016

State Terrorism and “Computer Crimes” in Ethiopia

Smoke and mirrors: The T-TPLF replacing its “anti-terrorism law” with a “computer crimes law”? The Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) is getting hammered left and right and upside the head on its so-called antiterrorism law (“Anti-Terrorism Proclamation No. 652/2009”.) Now, T-TPLF’s strategists have come up with a new trick to fool everybody: […]

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May 28, 1991: A Day that Shall Live in Infamy in the History of Ethiopia

May 28,  2016: Ethiopia Day of Outrage   On May 28, 1991, the curse of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) descended upon Ethiopia. The T-TPLF regime that is in power in Ethiopia today is a certified terrorist organization listed in the Global Terrorism Database. On May 28, 1991, the TPLF marched into […]

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Human Rights and the “Virtue-ization” of Hypocrisy by Barack Obama

Last week, Barack Obama was in Vietnam preaching the gospel of human rights. He told his tired old story  about human rights to the Vietnamese: When there’s freedom of the press — when journalists and bloggers are able to shine a light on injustice or abuse — that holds officials accountable and builds public confidence that the […]

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Does Ethiopia Need a Constitution?

The question is NOT if Ethiopia needs a new constitution. The question is, “Does Ethiopia need a constitution?”,  since it currently does not have one. The so-called “1995 Ethiopian Constitution” is a constitution of the T-TPLF, by the T-TPLF, for the T-TPLF. The T-TPLF (Thugtatorship of the Tigrean Peoples’ Liberation Front) is a certified terrorist […]

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The Intellectual Poverty and Moral Bankruptcy of Ethiopia Famine Deniers

There is  “no famine in Ethiopia… Ethiopians aren’t starving to death… People aren’t dying… Animals are dying of thirst…” Alex de Waal Last week, in an op-ed piece in the New York Times (International Edition), Alex de Waal from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia declared the end of the “era of great famines” and proudly announced to the […]

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Ethiopia Linked to Panama Papers Offshore Companies

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) today released a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions, from Nevada to Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. Among the secret accounts include at least two companies in Ethiopia. One company listed is Poly Ethiopia Petroleum Company […]

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The “Law” as State Terrorism in Apartheid Ethiopia

Author’s Note: This is the third installment [1] in a series of ongoing commentaries that I expect to post regularly under the rubric, “Apartheid in Ethiopia”. The twin aims of the series “Apartheid in Ethiopia” are: 1) to demonstrate beyond a shadow of doubt that the political system created and maintained by the Thugtatorship of the […]

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The Ant That Killed the Grand Old ElephANT (Party) in America

An old African proverb says, “An ant can kill an elephant.” The ant is said to get into the elephant’s ears and trunk and gnaw and nibble until the pachyderm goes completely crazy and dies from exhaustion. That African proverb has come true in America. The ant that vanquished the Grand Old Republican elephant is […]

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Ethiopia: Bekele Gerba’s Trial in T-TPLF Monkey Kourt

In American legal lore, there is the Scopes Monkey Trial. In 1925, a high school teacher named John Scopes was prosecuted in Tennessee for teaching human evolution in a public school [violating the Butler Act]. Throughout the U.S., the Scopes trial was widely seen as a struggle between the “ignorati” who fought to keep their […]

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