Dear Jason Warick of the Starphoenix,
Many of Diaspora Ethiopian Websites published your piece on June 12about
the protest rally at University of Saskatchewan. Ethiopian Current Affair Discussion Room (ECADF) 24 hours open chat room with an average 100 to 150 participants every hour is the organizer of the rally with the help of its supporters and members in Canada with other activists. ECADF is the first website to post your article.
Quotero, Ayantu, Abugida, Ethiomedia, EMF and Debteraw posted your article and readers are posting their comments. I just sent you the link of one of the Websites to see what the responses like to your piece. Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) covered on June 13 program about the protest based on your story. These all are based out of Ethiopia and all of them are blocked in Ethiopia using Chinese assistant with Western cash.
Sadly President Obama endorsed the Ethiopian tyrant as a person to business with by inviting him at G8 meeting in USA last month. Obama is no longer a friend of Ethiopians and we are not going to vote for him. Ethiopian Americans will stay home on the coming election. We know very well that in a country like Ethiopia where information is under total control of the government and where Internet coverage is less than one percent and no independent media the voice of the Diaspora is crucial.
Piece like you will be translated to local languages to be carried on opposition radio stations frequently jammed by the regime in Ethiopia. Even Voice of America Amharic Service is jammed frequently. Unfortunately the jammer is treated as an ally here in USA. Taliban/Osama Bin Laden was also once an ally of USA. Did I forget Pakistan ?
Syrians alone are fighting tyranny for more than a year now. We Ethiopians have proud history of fighting tyranny. We removed the benevolent King Haile Selassie by mass uprising in 1974 and in 2005 voted out the minority Tigrian fascist click by popular vote. Ethiopians dearly paid on their children lives six years ago when the world looked the other way. Since then we are ruled by western financed and armed fascist regime no different than Bashir Al Asad of Syria. Syria is a client of Russia while Ethiopia is now a client of USA/UK.
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