Archive for the ‘Ethiopian News’ Category

Ethiopian Muslim leaders consider general strike

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims forced Woyanne security forces to retreat after a violent confrontation broke out Friday evening. It is reported that earlier Friday, the Woyanne Federal police used teargas to try to disperse Muslims who were gathering at the Awolia Mosque, and when that failed, they opened fire directly at the crowd […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Woyanne Federal police open fire on Muslim worshipers

Friday, July 13th, 2012

UPDATE There is no light in several parts of Addis Ababa right now. Anwar area in Merkato is filled with tens of thousands of people. Federal Police started to retreat after being overwhelmed by defiant crowd. UPDATE: Woyanne Federal police forcibly entered Awolia Mosque and arrested some individuals. People are in the streets facing live […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Meles Zenawi, Corruption, Blood Money, and USAID

Friday, July 13th, 2012

We ask you as Ethiopians and Americans please stop supporting tyranny in Ethiopia and corruption in America by Ethiopians. by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, July 13th, 2012 September 11th did not occur on September 11th 2001.  Rather, the day of monumental mourning and the death of thousands of Americans was decades in the making.  September […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

TPLF and Addis Abeba

Friday, July 13th, 2012

By Yilma Bekele Dictator Meles Zenawi has not been seen for over three weeks or so. We know he is not in good health after we saw his picture with the Chinese Prime Minister in Mexico. Some are claiming we did Photoshop on his picture to make him look sicker than what he was. As […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

The Danger of EXTERNAL “saviors” for INTERNAL ‘problems’

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The guidance provided by outsiders can on occasion be primarily motivated by the desire to achieve the objectives of the outside group giving the advice, instead of the objectives of the population facing the oppression. At times, asking outsiders for guidance on what resisters should do can even result in a loss of control of […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Saudi police drag Ethiopian woman as she cries for help (video)

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Another Ethiopian woman was video-tapped as she cries for help when Saudi Arabia police dragged and forced her into a police van. We don’t know the identity and fate of the woman yet, but her case seems to be similar to that of Alem Dechassa. [Source: Ethiopian Review]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

USA-EU’s strange pact with Ethiopia’s dictator (New York Times)

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

By TOBIAS HAGMANN | New York Times BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Next time I travel to Ethiopia, I may be arrested as a terrorist. Why? Because I have published articles about Ethiopian politics. I wrote a policy report on Ethiopia’s difficulties with federalism. I gave a talk in which I questioned Ethiopia’s May 2010 elections, in […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Makeda Debebe: The One in AESA One

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Makeda it seems is one of the tiny majorities of Habeshas who actually embraces and lives out the meaning of her first name:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 In times of war, it is vital to understand that all on the other side are not evil and some are taking part and […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

USA-EU's strange pact with Ethiopia's dictator (New York Times)

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

By TOBIAS HAGMANN | New York Times

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Next time I travel to Ethiopia, I may be arrested as a terrorist. Why? Because I have published articles about Ethiopian politics.

I wrote a policy report on Ethiopia’s difficulties with federalism. I gave a talk in which I questioned Ethiopia’s May 2010 elections, in which the ruling EPRDF party (Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front) won 545 out of 547 seats in the Parliament. As part of my ongoing research on mass violence in the Somali territories, I interviewed members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front, a separatist rebel group in eastern Ethiopia that the government has designated as a terrorist organization.

In the eyes of the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, my work is tantamount to subversion. Not only do his officials have zero tolerance for criticism, they consider people who either talk to or write about the opposition as abetting terrorists.

In recent years the government has effectively silenced opposition parties, human rights organizations, journalists and researchers. On June 27 a federal court convicted the journalist Eskinder Nega and 23 opposition politicians for “participation in a terrorist organization.” More than 10 other journalists have been charged under an anti-terrorism law introduced in 2009. Among them are two Swedes, Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, who are serving an 11-year prison sentence in Ethiopia. Hundreds of opposition supporters languish in prisons for exercising the very democratic rights that the Ethiopian Constitution nominally protects.

Most people outside Ethiopia associate the country with famine and poverty. They know little about the country’s history and politics — for example that Ethiopia was never colonized, or that it has Africa’s second biggest population. Nor are they aware that Ethiopia is a darling of the donor community, receiving more aid than any other African country. Over the past year alone, the U.S. Agency for International Development has given Ethiopia $675 million in aid. The United States closely collaborates with Ethiopia in covert missions against radical Islamists in neighboring Somalia.

Much of this support comes from the portrayal of Ethiopia as a strong and stable government in a region riddled with political upheaval. The problem, however, is that Ethiopia is plagued by too much state control.

When EPRDF came to power in 1991, it promised to democratize the country. Two decades later the party has a tight grip on all public institutions, from the capital to remote villages. Formally a federal democracy, Ethiopia is a highly centralized one-party state. No independent media, judiciary, opposition parties or civil society to speak of exist in today’s Ethiopia. Many of the country’s businesses are affiliated with the ruling party. Most Ethiopians do not dare to discuss politics for fear of harassment by local officials.

As I found out in dozens of interviews with Ethiopian Somalis, security forces indiscriminately kill, imprison and torture civilians whom they suspect of aiding Ogaden rebels.

How have donors who fund about one third of Ethiopia’s budget and many humanitarian programs reacted to this? They haven’t. They not only continue to support the Ethiopian government but in recent years have increased their aid. The West, most prominently the United States and the European Union, have concluded a strange pact with Meles Zenawi: So long as his government produces statistics that evince economic growth, they are willing to fund his regime — whatever its human rights abuses.

This policy is wrong, shortsighted and counterproductive. It is wrong because billions in Western tax money are spent to support an authoritarian regime. It is shortsighted because it ignores the fact that the absence of basic rights and freedoms is one of the reasons Ethiopians are so poor. It is counterproductive because many Ethiopians resent the unconditional aid and recognition given to their rulers. In Ethiopia — and also in Rwanda and Uganda — the West is once again making the mistake of rewarding stability and growth while closing its eyes to repression.

({www:Tobias Hagmann specializes in East African politics. He is a visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley}.)

Rumors about Meles Zenawi's health engulf Addis

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The health and whereabouts of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi have become a subject of  much speculation.  The situation appears to border on panic, especially among regime loyalists. Addis Fortune, an otherwise compliant pro-government  business publication chimes in with its own concerns.

Addis Fortune, July 8, 2012

Not surprisingly, and for obvious reasons, the health and well-being of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi have been the subject of intense discussion among members of the public. This came following photos released recently while he was in Mexico, where he was attending a summit by leaders of the group of 20 major economies (G20), and subsequent TV footage showing him receiving Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of Somalia’s transitional government.

In both images that the public was exposed to, it was clear that the Prime Minister had lost weight and visibly. With speculations wide and persistent, the source of his weight loss was thought by many to be due to failing health.

Such a public perception was only fed by his absence from the public’s view over the past two weeks and was intensified because Parliament has still not gone on recess for the summer, even although the country’s official fiscal year came to an end on Saturday, July 8, 2012. What Parliament was, rather, scheduled to discuss on this day was issues such as approving the minutes from its 43rd session, ratifying a bill on national IDs, and giving recognition to a team of surgeons who successfully conducted an unusual surgery on a child.

MPs have yet to accomplish two of the most important tasks in the year. Listening to the Prime Minister’s address to Parliament on the state of the federation during the just-concluded fiscal year and voting on his report as well as ratifying the federal budget’s bill for the fiscal year that just began, which was approved by the Council of Ministers four weeks ago. Gossip sees that neither of these can take place in the absence of the Prime Minister, indeed, unless, of course, there is a situation that dictates otherwise.

At the heart of all of this lies the issue of whether there is a health challenge that Meles is facing that prohibits him from conducting his official duties. The administration, through its spokesperson, Shimelis Kemal, state minister for the Government Communications Affairs Office, vehemently denied rumours that the Prime Minister has been ill. Some close to the Prime Minister have similar views and attribute his recent loss of weight to a diet that he might have started lately.

Coincidentally, it was at a time of such uncertainty that senior officials at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MoFED) instructed, last week, a recall of letters copied to various federal offices in relation to settling medical bills paid on behalf of the Prime Minister, gossip claims. Meles was in London last year for an official visit, where he had a routine check-up, claims gossip.

The way that such bills get settled through the bureaucratic paper trail is for the Prime Minister’s Office to write a letter of request to the MoFED, upon which the latter transfers the funds to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), which actually undertakes the payment, according to gossip. Such was what the Prime Minister’s Office did to see that the medical bills for the London check-up were settled almost a year after, gossip claims. Accordingly, the guys at the MoFED have already transferred the money to the foreign office, disclosed gossip.

Nonetheless, for reasons not explained, the paper trails circulating within the various federal agencies in order to process the request have been recalled, claims gossip. A couple of days last week were spent on such an effort, fueling a new cycle of speculations on the well-being of the Prime Minister, according to gossip.

It looks like there is a lot more that the administration’s spin-doctors need to do on the public relations front to reassure an otherwise alarmed bureaucracy and public, before the grapevine spins things out of control, those at the gossip corridors agree.

No doubt that he has been outside of the country much of last week; whether that was for recovery due to exhaustion  –  and for skipping a couple of checkups last year – or something else, gossip disclosed. Nonetheless, some at the diplomatic corridor claim that he is now in a very good health, expected to have been back to Addis Abeba on Saturday night.

If, indeed, the Prime Minister was sick and is now recovering, there should be no reason to keep the public in the dark about the health of their leader, many at the gossip corridor agree.

TPLF's anti-Muslim campaign (analysis)

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Former TPLF regime official Abdellah Adem Teki provides an in-depth analysis on why dictator Meles Zenawi has launched an anti-Muslim campaign in Ethiopia. [Read here: Amharic – PDF]

AESA One: Ye Dem Genzeb Men Geza?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

You can sleep with the pharaoh or you can stand for the people—I will not let you do both! by Teddy (revolutionary) Fikre  dated: Monday, July 9th, 2012 It is done!  A war I started a week ago has been complete and I am now standing on top of a smoldering ash that is AESA […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia in BondAid?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Alemayehu G. Mariam “Bondage” is the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control. When people are bound by debt, they are in “debt bondage”. When they are held in involuntary servitude, they are in “bondage slavery”. Before much of Africa became “independent” in the 1960s, Africans were held under […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

AESA One: Ye Dem Genzeb Men Geza? – (VIDEO)

Monday, July 9th, 2012

This tiyake for all the AESA One bandas from Abinet Gebremeskel, Al Amoudi, Meles Zenawi on down to each and every promoter, DJ, singer, dancer, businesses and people who attended the AESA One Cultural genocide at RFK.  Ye dem Genzeb Men Geza? PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO WATCH PLEASE CLICK ON PICTURE TO WATCH Please […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Dictator Meles Zenawi receives treatment for blood cancer

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Ethiopia’s khat-addicted dictator Meles Zenawi has been diagnosed with blood cancer and is receiving treatment at a Belgium hospital, according to Ethiopian Review Intelligence Unit sources. Berhane Gebrekiristos and Teodros Adhanom, both close confidants of Meles Zenawi and senior members of the ruling party Woyanne, are currently functioning as acting prime-ministers. ESAT has reported that […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ESFNA GRAND FINALE Live on the Internet TODAY!!

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

ESFNA GRAND FINALE LIVE ON THE INTERNET STARTING AT 6:30 PM EST TODAY [click to watch ESFNA Finale LIVE on Brown Condor Radio] Watch the ESFNA grand finale LIVE on Brown Condor TV starting at 6:30 PM EST by going to ~ www.browncondor.com or click on the picture above Wait wait, there is MORE…forget watching […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Mahamoud Ahmed brings down the house in Dallas

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Ethiopian culture and music icon Mahamoud Ahmed and another Ethiopian music legend Tsehaye Yohannes were among some of the many artistes who participated in the Ethiopian Sports Federation North America’s (ESFNA) Ethiopian Day program Friday night in Dallas. The video below shows Mahamoud Ahmed playing “Ethiopia Hagerachin” (Ethiopia our country) to the mostly young crowd. […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Meles Zenawi and his health

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Ethiopia, Ato Meles and his health. By Yilma Bekele Ato Meles Zenawi, Chairman of Tigrai People Liberation Front (TPLF) and Prime Minster of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is not in good health. I became aware of that fact after watching the video of a news clip made during his meeting with the President […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Al Amoudi’s Woyanne festival update (video)

Friday, July 6th, 2012

UPDATE (6 July 2012, 04:00 PM EST): Today was promoted to be the biggest day in the week-long AESAONE festival in Washington DC that is funded by the beggar Woyanne junta in Ethiopia. As the video below shows, the very few people who went to the 45,000-seat RFK Stadium, were hiding themselves in shame as […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Feeding Ethiopia to Lyons

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Feeding Ethiopia to Lyons Challenge duplicity where you see it and speak up against people like Professor Lyons who stand in league with tyrants and pygmy dictators like Meles Zenawi. by Teddy Fikre  dated: Friday, July 6th, 2012 Colonialism.  Did you really think it disappeared a half century ago? Did you really think that Ethiopia […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Jeezy performs at Al Amoudi festival

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Jeezy is one of the the well-known American rappers who are paid close to a million dollars to perform at AESAONE event in Washington DC this week. The event, that is fully funded by Al Amoudi and the Woyanne junta in Ethiopia, promoted AESAONE as an Ethiopian cultural and sports group, but read below what […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

የታሪክ ተጠያቂወች ሁነናል፤ እኛስ ለነጻነት ምን እንሰራለን? ክፍል ሰቫት

Friday, July 6th, 2012

አክሎግ ቢራራ (ዶር) በቁጥር ስድስት ለማስረዳት የሞከርኩት፤ የህወሓትን ተደጋጋሚ መራራ በደል በሚገባ ለማሳየት፤ ስርአቱ በቀጥታ፤ ጠባብ ዘረኝነትን፤ የገዥ ፓርቲን፤ መንግስትንና ጠቅላላ የመንግስት አስተዳደርን ከአንድ ላይ ቆላልፎ፤ (Total merger of ethnicity, political party, government and state) ወገናዊና አድሏዊ በሆነ መንገድ፤ የበላይነት ፍጹምነት መቀዳጀቱን ነው።በመሆኑም፤ ለይስሙላ ዳኛና ፍርድ ቤት፤ ህገ መንግስትና አስተዳደር አለ ቢባልም፤ ግለሰቦችና ተቋሞች የሚያስፈጽሙት […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Al Amoudi's Woyanne festival update (video)

Friday, July 6th, 2012

UPDATE (6 July 2012, 04:00 PM EST): Today was promoted to be the biggest day in the week-long AESAONE festival in Washington DC that is funded by the beggar Woyanne junta in Ethiopia. As the video below shows, the very few people who went to the 45,000-seat RFK Stadium, were hiding themselves in shame as they made their entry. Out of the 300,000 Ethiopians who reside in the Washington DC area, less than 500 showed up.
more video and updates later

UPDATE (5 July 2012, 01:34 PM EST): Patriotic Ethiopians in the Washington DC area are organizing another big demonstration against the Al Amoudi Woyanne festival at the RFK Stadium Friday starting at 3 PM. The purpose of the demonstration is simple: To derail the festival that is being funded by money stolen from the people of Ethiopia.

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UPDATE (4 July 2012, 06:45 PM EST): As expected, no more than 100 Ethiopians showed up at the Al Amoudi festival on Wednesday in the RFK Stadium that has 45,000 seats. Desperate for attendees, the organizers were handing out free and discounted tickets to Americans in DC to watch famous American rappers. Some of the rappers did not even show up after finding out who is behind the concert. On Friday, they have a concert by several Ethiopian musicians who are flown from Addis Ababa for the occasion. Patriotic Ethiopians in the Washington DC area are mobilizing to confront them outside the RFK Stadium. The protest start at 3 PM. Be there and give voice to the voiceless Ethiopians back home.

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Al Amoudi and his thugs will face another disaster today when no body shows up to participate in their Woyanne festival in Washington DC’s RFK Stadium. They spent close to a million dollars to pay well-known American rappers to sing this evening (July 4). We have received information that some of the rappers, such as T.I. canceled their appearance after learning that the money they are being paid was stolen from the people of Ethiopia. Among the Ethiopian singers, Kuri was fired by her Ethiopian employers after they found out that she is planning to sing for Woyanne… stay tuned for more update

ENTC official press release

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The newly established Ethiopian National Transitional Council issued its first official press release. See below [Amharic – PDF]: [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:ENTC press release on the massacre of Muslims in Addis Ababa Press conference on Ethiopian National Transitional Council ONLF Press Release on Congressional letter President Bush

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Brave Ethiopians kicked out Woyanne delegates from Australia (video)

Friday, July 6th, 2012

To all patriotic Ethiopians in Australia: Bravo! You made us proud. [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:EPPF Australia chapter formed Ethiopians in Ohio give Woyanne delegates the boot Woyanne kicked out from key Somali town – BBC

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Only 100 people attended Al Amoudi’s festival – Washington Post

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

The guests of honor at the RFK tournament are members of the 1962 Ethiopian national soccer team, the country’s only team to win the Africa Cup of Nations. When four of them took their seats Sunday before the opening ceremonies, people applauded and crowded around them to take pictures. But attendance was sparse, with fewer […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Only 100 people attended Al Amoudi's festival – Washington Post

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

The guests of honor at the RFK tournament are members of the 1962 Ethiopian national soccer team, the country’s only team to win the Africa Cup of Nations. When four of them took their seats Sunday before the opening ceremonies, people applauded and crowded around them to take pictures. But attendance was sparse, with fewer than 100 people on hand that day… [Washington Post – read more]

Self Empowerment for SELF-Liberation

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Care is needed in recommending action when people feel helpless. If at this stage people are nevertheless prodded into public opposition beyond their capacity, their predictable defeat will prove to them that their weakness is even greater than they had realized. It will be a long time before they are able to act again. However, […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopian National Transitional Council has been formed

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Following a 3-day intense discussion, the Dallas conference has formed “Ethiopian National Transitional Council” (ENTC) on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. The conference decided that the primary goal of ENTC is to prepare conditions for creating an all-inclusive Ethiopian Transitional Government that will replace the Woyanne ethnic-apartheid junta. ENTC is composed of representatives of patriotic Ethiopians […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

The plight of Ethiopian Women in the Middle East

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Migrant Nightmares: Ethiopian Domestic Workers in the Gulf By Graham Peebles | Dissidentvoice.org July 3, 2012 Employment opportunities in Ethiopia are scarce, particularly for young women with only a basic education from rural areas where 85% of the population live. Many travel to the towns and cities in search of work, only to discover a […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Paradigm Shift: TPLF Intimidation No More

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The time has come for an Adwa Spring, what started with a joke of a soccer tournament come cultural sham has transformed into something bigger:: by Teddy Fikre  dated: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2012 Do you feel that? Feel what you ask. That shaking, the tremble below your feet as the upper crust of society suddenly […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ESFNA Dallas 2012 opening ceremony (video)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The climax of Ethiopian Sports Federation North America’s opening ceremony on Sunday, July 1st. Watch the video below? The event will continue until Saturday. Click here for schedules and more info. [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:ESFNA to hold its 2012 tournament in Dallas, Texas ESFNA rocks Dallas VIDEO: Ethiopian delegation at the Beijing Olympic opening

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ESFNA rocks Dallas

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) opened its annual soccer tournament on Sunday, July 1st, in Dallas, Texas, with a big fanfare. I have been to several ESFNA events in the past, and I am sure many people would agree that this year’s is the best organized, and the most exciting event in […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

የነጻ ፕሬስና የዝንጀሮ ፍርድ ቤት በእትዮጵያ

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ እውነት በሃሰት ዲል ሲመታ! ላለፉት ስድስት ዓመታት ኢትየጵያ ውስጥ ያለውን የፐሬስ ነጻነት ለማስከበር በሚደረገው ግብግብ ውስጥ የትግሉ ደጋፊ በመሆን በርካታ ጦማሮችን ጽፌያለሁ፡፡ በ2009 ባቀረብኩት ርእስ ስር የሰፈረው፤‹‹በኢትዮጵያ ነጻ ፐሬስ አኳያ ያለው የጦርነት ጥበብ›› የሚል ነበር፡፡ በነጻው ፕሬስ ላይ ይዥጎደጎድ የነበረውን የግፍ ጡጫ በተመለከተ ያደረብኝን መገረም ያመላከተም ነበር፡፡ “አንዲት ቢራቢሮን […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

The Free Press in Ethiopia’s Kangaroo Kourts

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Alemayehu G Mariam The Triumph of Lies Over the past six years, I have written numerous columns defending press freedom in Ethiopia. In a 2009 commentary entitled, “The Art of War on Ethiopia’s Independent Press”, I expressed astonishment over the heavy handed treatment of the free press: “Use a sledgehammer to smash a butterfly! That […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Al Amoudi Woyanne festival in DC a total failure (video)

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

The festival that is organized in Washington DC under the name of AESAONE by Al Amoudi and Woyanne thugs, in collaboration with a bunch of hoodlums, turned into total failure on its opening day this afternoon. After spending over $2 million to promote the event, less than 500 people turned out for the opening ceremony, […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopian transitional council founding conference convenes – photo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The founding conference of Ethiopian National Transitional Council has convened in Dallas, Texas, today, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Delegates from several cities and country from around the world are participating. The convention is being broadcast live via audio and video streaming. You can watch or listen live now here: 1. ENTC Web site (click here) […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopian transitional council founding conference convenes – photo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The founding conference of Ethiopian National Transitional Council has convened in Dallas, Texas, today, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Delegates from several cities and country from around the world are participating. The convention is being broadcast live via audio and video streaming. You can watch or listen live now here:

1. ENTC Web site (click here)
2. Paltalk: Qale Forum
3. Paltalk: Debtera Forum

Stay tuned for more updates and photos.

ENTC

ENTC

Protest rally at the Al Amoudi Woyanne festival in DC – Sunday, 5 PM

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

If you are angry at the Woyanne kangaroo court‘s decision against Andualeam Arage and others, here is the chance to do some thing about it. Turn your anger into action. Patriotic Ethiopians in the Washington DC area are organizing a protest rally against the Al Amoudi blood money festival that will start this coming Sunday, […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Protest rally at the Al Amoudi Woyanne festival in DC – Sunday, 5 PM

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

If you are angry at the Woyanne kangaroo court’s decision against Andualeam Arage and others, here is the chance to do some thing about it. Turn your anger into action.

Patriotic Ethiopians in the Washington DC area are organizing a protest rally against the Al Amoudi blood money festival that will start this coming Sunday, July 1.

The purpose of the protest is to disrupt and make the event fail because:

1. Al Amoudi and the Woyanne junta are thieves and mass murderers.
2. The $2 million that is being spent for the festival is stolen from the people of Ethiopia.
3. It is a Woyanne political event under the cover of sports that is intended to divide the Ethiopian community in the Diaspora.
4. Al Amoudi and the Woyanne junta continue to commit gross injustice against the people of Ethiopia.

Give voice to our voiceless people in Ethiopia by participating in the protest rally Sunday.

Date: July 1, 2012.
Time፡ 5፡00 PM
Place: RFK Stadium, Washington DC.

More info: boycott.tplf@gmail.com

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Why Nonviolent Discipline?

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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] [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:Offense Strategy for Nonviolent Struggle The 66 TPLF Parasitic Companies Under […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Protesting is for a Defeated People

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Twenty-one years of “Protest! Protest” and the only thing we have to show for it is corns on our feet:: by Teddy Fikre dated: Saturday, June 30th, 2012 (or is it May 7th 2005) Twenty-one years! 21! We have been at this for twenty-one damn years.  What has changed in that twenty-one years?  Nothing! Absolutely […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Sudan uprising intensifies; Over 1000 protesters arrested

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Who jailed Eskinder and the rest?

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

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

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Shame AESA One

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Thank you AESA One, this marks one of the most tragic days in Ethiopian history.  You just murdered EMNET and FIKER for our children. All this so you can make a few thousand dollars.  you are BANDAS of the highest order.  You are traitors to Ethiopia, you now belong in league with Italians and BANDAS. […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopian Review frustrates the Woyanne junta – William Davison

Friday, June 29th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

My War with AESA One & The Community As a WHOLE Explained

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This is my detailed explanation of my all out WAR against AESA One explained.  One man against a machine and I have intimidated the whole army of blood money suckers, the promoters and DJs alike, to back down.  They are no longer promoting this blood money event on Facebook or Twitter.  Instead, they pay teenagers […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

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

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopian migrants perish in Tanzania (video)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The endless Ethiopian nightmare [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:24 Ethiopian and Somali refugees perish off Yemen coast Egyptian police arrest 14 Ethiopian migrants Ethiopian migrants drown off Yemen coast

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

43 Ethiopians suffocated to death in Tanzania

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Andualem Aragie, Eskinder Nega and others convicted

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ESAT discussion on boycotting Al Amoudi festival in DC

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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: [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:Discussion on boycotting […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Transitional council founding conference – Dallas, July 1 – 3

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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: More info: entc.pr@gmail.com [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:Ethiopian transitional […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Sew Tefah? Ethiopia Motech?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ኢትዮጵያ፡- ሰማይ ተደረመሰ!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ሰማዩ  ተደረመሰ! ብዙዎች አንባቢዎቼ ‹‹ተረት ተረት የመሰረት››ን የመኝታ ተረቶች ምን ያህል እንደምወዳቸው ያውቃሉ፡፡ በቅርቡ  በጣም የምወደውን የመኝታ ሰአት ተረት “የፒኖኪዮን ታሪ በአፍሪካ” ጽፌ ነበር፡፡ ለመሆኑ ሰለ ሚጢጢዋ ጫጩት ክፉኛ ዽንጋጤ ሰምታችሁ ታውቃላችሁ? ይሄዉላችሁ  አንድ ቀን ሚጢጢዋ ጫጩት ጓሮ መሬቱን በመጫር ላይ ሳለች፤አንዲት ነገር አናቷ ላይ ዱብ አለባት፡፡‹‹እረገኝ››፤ ‹‹ሰማዩ ተደረመሰ! […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia: The Sky(pe) is Falling!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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, […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Public Meeting in Washington DC – Sunday, June 24

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

[Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:Ethiopian Youth Public Meeting, Washington DC – Sunday, June 3 DC ENTC Organizing Committee meeting – Sunday, June 10 London Public meeting on Ethiopian transitional council – June 10

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Yachi Neger: Ethiopia Killers by the Name of AESA One

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

የታሪክ፡ ተጠያቂወች፡ አንሁን፤ የምግብ፡ ዋስትና፡ የኢትዮጵያዊያን፡ መብት፡ ነው። ክፍል፡ ስድስት

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

አክሎግ፡ ቢራራ (ዾር) በክፍል፡ አምስት፡ ህወሓት፡ ሙሉ፡ በሙሉ፡ የሚቆጣጠረው፡ መንግስት፡ እንዴት፡ አድርጎ፡ ተቋሞችን፡ ወገናዊ፡ እንዳደረገ፤ ሃቭትና፡ ጥሪት፡ ለእራሱና፡ ለደጋፊወቹ፡ እንደሚያካብት፤ የመከላከያ፤ የህግ፤ የውጭ፡ ግንኙነት፤ የጉምሩክ፤ የባንክ፤ የማዘጋጃ፡ ቤት፤ የአስተዳደር፤ የተፈጥሮ፡ ጥሪት፡ አጠቃቀም፤ የስራ፡ ፈቃድ፤ የትምህርት፡ ድርጅቶችን፡ በሙሉ፡ ፖለቲካዊ፤ ዘራዊ፤ እንዳደረገ፡ በማስረጃ፡ አሳይቻለሁ። እድገት፡ አለ፡ ቢባልም፤ የዚህ፡ አይነት፡ አድሏዊ፡ አገዛዝ፡ በምንም፡ መለኪያ፡ ዘላቂነትና፡ ፍትሃዊነት፡ ሊኖረው፡ አይችልም። […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Skype and Ethiopia

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

BBC interview with Ethiopian Review editor

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Click here to listen [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:VOA interview with Ethiopian Review editor (audio) Ethiopian Review editor, others charged with terrorism in Ethiopia Ethiopian Review Editor’s Note – April 1992

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

The town of Awassa in a security lock-down

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Boycott Al Amoudi’s festival in Washington DC

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

New Fashion Trend: Habesha Men Wearing Habesha Kemis

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

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

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Tinsae Ethiopia relaunches BEKA campaign in Ethiopia (photos)

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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] [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:BEKA! message in Addis Ababa (updated) More BEKA slogans in Addis Ababa (photos) Tinsae Ethiopia launches diplomatic campaign

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Discussion on Al Amoudi blood money festival in Washington DC

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Tikur Retold

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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, […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Offense Strategy for Nonviolent Struggle

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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] [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:Why Nonviolent […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ኢትዮጵያ፡ ሕብረት በዓምልኮት (ዓምልኮተ ሕብረት)

Monday, June 18th, 2012

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ አንድ ህዝብ፤ አንድ ሃገር!  ላለፉት ሁለት አሰርት ዓማታት ኢትዮጵያ የሰብአዊ መበት ጥሰት፤ የወንጀል እና ጸረ ተፈጥሮ፤ ድርጊት መታያ ሃገር ሆና ከርማለች፡፡ አሁን ግን የሃይማኖት አባቶች  እስላም ክርሰቲያኑ በአንደነት በመቆም  ዓምለኮታቸውን ለማስከበር ትግል ጀምረዋል፡፡ የሙስ ሊሙና የክርስትና ሃይማኖት መሪዎቻቸውና ተከታዮቻቸው፤ አንድነት በመሆንና ሕብረት በመፍጠር የሃይማኖት ነጻነታቸውን ለማስከበር እጆቻቸው ላለመላቀቅና ሕብር […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopians evicted to make way for sugar plantation: BBC

Monday, June 18th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia: Unity in Divinity!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

United, Planned and Disciplined Struggle for SELF-Liberation

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Influential senator slams Zenawi for assault on press

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Juneteenth Diplomat

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

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

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Ethiopia criminalizes 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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Woyanne delegation to Canada confronted by protestors

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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, […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

I am Tikur

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

The Great Renaissance Dam as a wedge issue

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

London and DC hold discussions, elect delegates to Dallas

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ኢትዮጵያ፡ ወደ ሕገ መንግስታዊ ዴሞክራሲ ጎዳና

Monday, June 11th, 2012

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ ላለፉት ጥቂት ወራት  በኢትዮጵያ ከፈላጭ ቆራጭ መንግስት ወደ ዴሞክራሲ በሚል ርዕስ ስጽፍ ነበር፡፡ከነዚህ አስተያየቶች በመጨረሻው ጦማር ላይ ስጥፍ “በዴሞክራሲው መሸጋገርያ ድልድይ ላይ ስልጣንን በሚየነፈንፉ ግለሰቦችና ቡድኖች መሃል ግጭትና ግብግብ አይቀሬ ሲሆን፤ተራው የህብረተሰብ ክፍል ስልጣናቸውን በሚያኮላሹትና ለግል መጠቀሚያ በሚያደርጉት ላይና ሥልጣናቸውን የሙጢኝ ባሉት ፈላጭ ቆራጮች ተሰላችቷል መሮታልም፡፡ይህ ከፈላጭ ቆራጭ ስርአት ወደ […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia: On the Road to Constitutional Democracy

Monday, June 11th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

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

Monday, June 11th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Qwas

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia tightens press & internet censorship: RSF

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Miqegnenet: a pernicious trait of Habesha – Teddy Fikre

Friday, June 8th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Preparation for Ethiopian people’s convention in Dallas – report

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Organizers around the world discuss preparations for the Ethiopian people’s convention in Dallas, Texas, from July 1 – July 3, to create Ethiopian National Transitional Council. Listen below: [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:Successful Ethiopian Review meeting in Dallas Dallas Ethiopian Review meeting – report Public meeting in Dallas – announcement

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Waldeba in my heart

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

DC ENTC Organizing Committee meeting – Sunday, June 10

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

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 entc-pr@gmail.com [Source: […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

London Public meeting on Ethiopian transitional council – June 10

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

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. [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:European meeting on Ethiopian transitional council – LIVE NOW DC ENTC Organizing Committee meeting – Sunday, June 10 London and DC hold discussions, […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Safeguards Against Threats of a New Dictatorship

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Church leaders call for economic boycott of the TPLF junta

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

ኢትዮጵያ፡- ምግብ ለችጋርና ለማሰብ!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

ከፕሮፌሰር ዓለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ትርጉም ከነጻነት ለሃገሬ  በቅርቡ በዋሽንግቶን ዲሲ በጂ8 አባላት በተካሄደው፤የምግብ ዋስትና ስብሰባ ላይ በዋሽንግቶን ነዋሪ የሆነው ቆፍጣና ወጣት ኢትዮጵያዊ ጋዜጠኛ አበበ ገላው በአዳራሹ መሃል ለመሃል ቆሞ ለፈላጭ ቆራጩ ጨካኝ ገዢ መለስ ዜናዊ “ነጣነትለተነፈገው ምግብ ትርጉም አልባ ነው” በማለት ሕዝባዊ ጩኸት አሰምቶ ነበር። እና የአበበ አስተያየት ልክ ነው?  ፕሬዜዳንት ኦባማ በዋሽብግቶን ዲሲ፤በሜይ 18 በተካሄደው የምግብ […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia: Food for Famine and Thought!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia’s spy agency steps up internet, phone surveillance

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

DC is getting ready for 2nd Annual Ethiopian Heritage Festival

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

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

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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. [Source: Ethiopian Review] Related posts:Ethiopian Christians and Muslims in Dallas join hands (video) Church leaders support protest of Ethiopian Muslims Ethiopians stage protest at China embassy in DC – […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

When we were the achievers

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]

Ethiopia for sale – Graham Peebles

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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 […]

[Source: Ethiopian Review]