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MLK: “When Will You Be Satisfied?”

MLK: “When Will You Be Satisfied?”

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When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [MLK] gave his “I Have a Dream Speech” in August 1963, he asked the “devotees of civil rights” a simple rhetorical question: “When will you be satisfied?”…

Andargachew Tsgie Before the T-TPLF Inquisition?

Andargachew Tsgie Before the T-TPLF Inquisition?

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Last week, the T-TPLF released a 10-minute and 31-second amateurishly stitched video of “answers” given by Andargachew Tsigie...…

Ethiopian Dreams for 2015 and Beyond

Ethiopian Dreams for 2015 and Beyond

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by Alemayehu G. Mariam: One of the grandiose or grand resolutions I made for the Ethiopian New Year was to “articulate my version (not vision) of the Ethiopian Dream and challenge others to articulate theirs.”…

“We Shall Persevere, Ethiopia!”

“We Shall Persevere, Ethiopia!”

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Eskinder was not merely writing about himself when he declared, “I shall persevere!”. He was also writing on behalf of his fellow imprisoned journalists, bloggers, human rights advocates and other political prisoners.…

The Castro Brothers, the African Brothers and Brother Obama

The Castro Brothers, the African Brothers and Brother Obama

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by Alemayehu G. Mariam* Cuba finally coming in from the Cold (War)? “I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun,” said Fidel Castro in an interview in January 1959, shortly after he ousted President Fulgencio…

Who Polices the Police in America?

Who Polices the Police in America?

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On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, a 43 year-old African American, was approached by at least four New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers who suspected him of selling contraband (“loosies”) cigarettes outside of a store. …

Ethiopia: Remember the 24th of November 1974

Ethiopia: Remember the 24th of November 1974

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We must never remain silent when the human rights of any Ethiopian are violated. Evil thrives on silence and fear. Tyranny and oppression can only survive through the silence of the oppressed.…

The de-Ethiopianization of Ethiopia

The de-Ethiopianization of Ethiopia

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The TPLF’s decades-long “de-Ethiopianization” effort has been waged on multifaceted strategic fronts using multipronged approaches. The strategy is pretty sophisticated,…

“Hagere, Hizbe, Kibre” (My Country, My People, My Honor)

“Hagere, Hizbe, Kibre” (My Country, My People, My Honor)

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In my interpretation, “Hagere, Hizbe, Kibre” (My Country, My People, My Honor) carries different messages for the different classes of Ethiopian society today. …

Ethiopia 2014: I Always Remember in November and in…

Ethiopia 2014: I Always Remember in November and in…

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In 2005, Ethiopians faced unspeakable horrors. Following the parliamentary elections in May of that year, hundreds of Ethiopian citizens who protested the daylight theft of that election were massacred or seriously shot and wounded by police and security personnel under the exclusive command and control of the late regime leader…

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