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DLA Piper, a hired gun for rogue nations

A Newsweek article by Joshua Kurlantzick points out the shameful activities of some law/lobbying firms in Washington DC that are hired guns for criminal regimes around the world who are terrorizing their people. The most notorious among them is DLA …

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DLA Piper back in London court to harass Ethiopian Review

DLA Piper goes to a London court again representing the Woyanne junta and their money launderer and fellow thief Mohammed Al Amoudi to harass me and try to shut down Ethiopian Review (see here). Last time, in 2011, …

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Meles Zenawi, America’s “son-of-a-bitch”

By Olaana Abbaaxiiqii

On August 20, following Ethiopia’s meticulously choreographed funeral for former dictator, Meles Zenawi, which was designed to buttress his legacy, a friend asked me to listen to the United States Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice’s encomium …

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Addis Ababa abuzz over the news of Al Amoudi’s death/disappearance

Here is what we have been able to gather so far:

1. The biggest news in Addis Ababa and other cities in Ethiopia yesterday and today has been the reported death/disappearance of Ethiopian-Saudi Billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi, even though the …

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CNN’s Erin Burnett blasts U.S. foreign policy on Ethiopia

Erin Burnett of CNN’s Outfront seems to be one of the few Western journalists who have not received DLA Piper’s talking about about Meles Zenawi. In her commentator last night she blasted the U.S. anti-human rights policy in Ethiopia. Thank …

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Meles Zenawi, Corruption, Blood Money, and USAID

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 …

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

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 …

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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 …

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Clearing out the Al Amoudi trash

Removing the Al Amoudi and Woyanne thugs from the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) is a major victory that must be replicated in all other Ethiopian organizations and places of worship. The fight is hard, but we are …

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Meles and our BEKA! moment

By Yilma Bekele

By all accounts the minority based dictatorial regime in Ethiopia is in big trouble. Circumstances in the neighborhood are a bit disconcerting to Meles and company. You can tell from the flurry of activity being orchestrated the …

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Ethiopia: Broken Contract, Broken Faith, Broken Country

Alemayehu G. Mariam

Over the past week, Meles Zenawi has been waxing eloquent on contract and leasehold law. Asked by a local journalist whether the winds of change blowing in North Africa could make a detour to Ethiopia, he said …

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Al Amoudi gives $240,000 to his bootlickers in ESFNA

Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Ato Al Amoudi has given $240,000 to his thugs who have hijacked the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA), according Ethiopian Review sources.

Al Amoudi is a major financial backer of the ethnic apartheid junta in …

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DLA Piper’s blood money at work

The Washington DC and London-based DLA Piper law and PR firm that is trying to shut down Ethiopian Review is receiving $50,000 per month from Ethiopia’s tyrant Meles Zenawi and partner in crime Al Amoudi. The following is a list …

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DLA Piper receives $1.3 million from Ethiopia’s corrupt regime

ForeignLobbying.org, a web site run by ProPublica and Sunlight Foundation, has disclosed that the corrupt dictatorship in Ethiopia led by Meles Zenawi has so far paid the Washington DC-based law firm DLA Piper over $1.3 million.

The money has …

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DLA Piper demands removal of Sara Al Amoudi story

The Washington-based DLA Piper, a law firm specializing in representing genocidal dictators, looters and terrorists around the world, is once again trying to silence Ethiopian Review on behalf the drunkard Ethiopian/Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi who is looting Ethiopia in collaboration

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U.S. trading silence for military cooperation in Ethiopia?

BY CYNTHIA HAVEN

On May 23, Ethiopia’s incumbent Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was reelected in a landslide. Despite claims of fraud and coercion, Zenawi said: “We have no regrets and we offer no apologies.”

Ethiopian journalist and democracy activist Abebe …

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Al Amoudi demands retraction

The following is a letter from DLA Piper, a law firm in Washington DC.

February 5, 2010

Mr. Elias Kifle
Publisher, Ethiopian Review
Annandale, Virgina

Re: January 27, 2010 On-Line Article Entitles “Ethiopian billionaire’s daughter faces stoning in Saudi”

Dear …

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Africa’s dictators and their image cleaners in Washington

WASHINGTON (Africa Insight) — The Kenyan government has reportedly retained a top Washington public relations firm to improve its image in the United States at a reported cost of Sh129 million ($1.7 million) over the next two years. According to …

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Mugged on “K” Street?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam

Remember H.R. 2003?

Do you remember H.R. 2003 (“Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act”)? That was a bill sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) to promote the “advancement of human rights, democracy, independence of the judiciary, freedom …

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Features of a fully blown tyranny before its demise

By Kiflu Hussain

“There are no good dictators. But some are better than others. The best dictators permit freedom of expression, rule of law and economic growth, creating a democratic minded middle class that eventually pushes them aside. The worst

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Ethiopians in Washington DC take on DLA Piper

By Kashmir Hill | Above the Law

Some of our DC-based readers may have spotted this anti-DLA Piper (a law firm) ad making its way around town via taxi. A reader sent us this photo, saying: :I saw this …

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Ana Gomes: free election under Meles impossible in Ethiopia

By Yeroo Newspaper

Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament and Head of the European Electoral Observation Mission to Ethiopia. She gave the following interview to a Yeroo, an Oromiffa publication which has ceased publication due to repressions.

Hon. Ana …

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“Woyanne is not the enemy” – Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam

Professor Mesfin Woldemariam
Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam says Woyanne is
not the enemy of Ethiopia

Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, who is currently in Washington DC representing Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ, said at a meeting today (Sunday afteroon) that “we should not call …

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ESFNA takes steps to correct its mistakes

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) has taken a positive step on Thursday to correct its blunder by accepting $300,000 in donation from Woyanne businessman Ato Al Amoudi, a drunkard womanizer and a thief who calls himself “sheik.” …

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Boycott ESFNA events in Washington DC

Who do you stand with?

Tegbar (Ethiopian Democratic Action League) was formed in 1997 with a simple mission: To give voice to the thousands of political prisoners who languish in jail. Since that time we have created international awareness for …

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DLA Piper and ESFNA

By Yilma Bekele

Some days more than others it is becoming hard to wake up being an Ethiopian. It seems like there isn’t anything good about it. Today was one of those days. First to hit me was a report …

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Berhanu Nega testifies at EU parliamentary hearing

Mayor-Elect of Addis Ababa and leader of the newly formed Ginbot 7 Movement, Dr Berhanu Nega, testified yesterday at the European Union parliamentary hearing on the current political crisis in Ethiopia.

The hearing in Brussels, Belgium, was organized by Member …

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Woyanne’s U.S. lawyers to do pro bono work in Ethiopia

DLA Piper law firm represents the fascist Woyanne regime’s interest in the U.S. for $50,000 per month.

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By Ben Moshinsky

(thelawyer.com) — DLA Piper is teaming up with Northwestern University School of Law and Accenture to donate …

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DLP Piper contributes $403,420 to Hillary Clinton

DLA Piper — a lobbying firm in Washington DC that is hired by the Woyanne mass murderers in Ethiopia for $50,000 per month — has contributed $403,420 to U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton (see the list of Hillary

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Anti-human rights lawmaker Dennis Hastert resigns

The following analysis of Dennis Hastert’s congressional service is provided by the Ethiopian American News Service.

Dennis Hastert, the former Republican speaker of the House of Representatives from Illinois’ 14th district, resigned his seat in Congress effective 11:59 p.m. …

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Open Letter to Senator James M. Inhofe from concernd citizen

The Honorable James M. Inhofe (R-Okla)
United States Senate
53 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.
20510-3603 Phone: 202-224-4721
Fax: 202-228-0380

Dear Senator Inhofe,

Allow me to express my gratitude for your interest on the current crisis in the Horn …

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War on terror trumps promoting Ethiopian democracy

Letter from Washington
By Janine Zacharia
Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON: In 1998, President Bill Clinton hailed Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia as the leader of an African renaissance. Today, human-rights groups say Zenawi’s security forces are raping and murdering civilians …

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Donald Payne delivers gift of freedom to Ethiopians

Coalition for H.R. 2003
For Immediate Release

Donald Payne delivers gift of freedom, democracy and human rights to Ethiopians

It is a good day for Ethiopia. It is a Good Day for America.” – Donald Payne

September 26, …

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Prof. Alemayehu responds to DLA Piper’s grossly inaccurate statements

Professor Alemayehu Gebre-Mariam responds to a statements made by Ethiopian “government” lobbyists DLA Piper:

Mr. Gary Klein, Esq.
DLA Piper
Federal Affairs and Legislative Practice Group
1200 Nineteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-2412

Dear Mr. Klein:

I write this letter …

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A Battle in the U.S. Congress: Lobbyists vs. Human Rights Advocates for Ethiopia

By Scott A. Morgan
American Chronicle

We all noticed last fall when the American Voters decidely threw out a Republican Congress and replaced it with the Democrats. But it is becoming clear that if WE expected a change in how …

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Congressman Lantos directed not to mark up H.R. 2003

Meles buys Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer

Ephrem Isaac lobbied hard against H.R. 2003

The Coalition for HR 2003 has learned that Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Tom Lantos was directed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco) and …

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Meles cranks up lobbying machine to defeat H.R. 2003

URGENT! For Immediate Release
Mark-up Vote for H.R. 2003 Scheduled for July 31, 2007

The Coalition for HR 2003 is informed and believes that the House Foreign Affairs Committee will calendar H.R. 2003 for mark-up on Tuesday, July 31, 2007. …

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Ex-U.S. Congressional Heavyweights Blocking Action Against Ethiopia

By Ken Silverstein
Harper’s Magazine
July 25, 2007

There have been a series of accounts out of Ethiopia recently that describe a nasty situation there, including a Human Rights Watch report earlier this month that said the Ethiopian military had …

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H.R. 2003: Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007 passed the first hurdle

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa has unanimously approved H.R. 2003 (Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007) today.

The bill, if passed by the full House and the Senate, would restrict, among other things, military assistance to …

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Congressman Payne re-scheduled mark-up of H.R. 2003

Congressman Donald Payne has re-scheduled mark-up of H.R. 2003 for July 18, 2007, at 10:15 a.m. We thank Congressman Payne for his commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia.

On June 26, 2007 (the initial scheduled date for …

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Ethiopia’s dictatorship reaps U.S. aid by enlisting in war on terror and hiring influential lobbyists

Allegiance Rewarded

By Marina Walker Guevara
Center for Public Integrity

May 22, 2007

WASHINGTON — One dramatic act sets Ethiopia apart from the array of countries with poor human rights records that have become United States counterterrorism allies since the …

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The “Sheik” vs. Ethiopian Review

By Yared Nerayo

Comments made on EthiopianReview.com are being scrutinized by one of the largest foreign investors in Ethiopia, Al-Amoudi, and his high-powered lawyers, for possible legal action against the magazine’s publisher. Al-Amoudi, A.K.A. the “Sheik”, has embraced the Tigray …

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Al Amoudi lawyer threatens Ethiopian Review

Ethiopian/Saudi billionaire Al Amoudi is unleashing his lawyers at Ethiopian Review. He has the audacity to threaten ER with a lawsuit for associating him with Meles Zenawi’s terrorist regime.

Dear Attorney David H. Bamberger,

Do you want to know how …

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Farewell, Mr. Hastert! Good Bye, Mr. Armey! So long, Mr. Zenawi!

By Alemayehu GebreMariam

How the tables can turn…

When Mr. Hastert bottled H.R. 5680 in the International Relations Committee just before the midterm recess, most supporters of the bill were deeply disappointed, and angry. We had labored long and hard …

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World must act before the Beast

By Aie Zi Guo

July 12, 2006 — After Auschwitz the international community made a collective promise to defend humanity. Fifty years after the community witnessed multiple madness and abuse of humanity by mindless dictators from Rwanda to Srebrenica, Darfur …

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