OPERATION CONSCIENCE: Raising Western Awareness of Ethiopia’s Genocides

Guest Commentary: David Steinman The challenge of changing official Western policy toward the ruling regime in Ethiopia has frustrated Ethiopia’s opposition for more than a quarter century. The West has never taken meaningful steps to stop the crimes committed by Ethiopia’s brutal dictatorship against the Ethiopian people. Given the level of collusion demonstrated for decades,

Ethiopia: Ten Days of Accountability and Reckoning for the T-TPLF!

The ten days of T-TPLF kumbaya propaganda charm offensive in Ethiopia I have heard of the “12 Days of Christmas”.  Even sang it. “On the first day of Christmas/ my true love sent to me:/ A Partridge in a Pear Tree/…/” Who has ever  heard of the T-TPLF’s  ten days of the Ethiopian New Year

Ethiopia & Eritrea: What will it take to break the deadlock?

Guest Commentary: Martin Plaut The stalemate along the Ethiopian-Eritrean border benefits almost no-one. Two armies stare at each other across the 1,000 kilometre border – as they have done since June 2000, when the fighting ended. Every so often there is a flare-up. An Eritrean border guard will fire at a refugee attempting to cross

A Victorious Happy Ethiopian New Year (2010)!

Let us look forward happily to the new year with confidence in our hearts and resolve in our minds. Let us learn from the lessons of the past year and apply them even more magnificently in the new. Those great lesson are mass civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to T-TPLF black apartheid rule. Let us make

Chinese Neocolonialism in Africa: The Dragon Eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)

Author’s Note: In March 2013, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?”. That commentary 1) lamented the disadvantages of American companies in Africa competing with Chinese state-supported enterprises unchained by anti-corruption laws, 2) the ludicrous idolization of the so-called China Model by African dictators (which to their understanding means suppress democratic institutions

Despite Trump: What is and What isn’t—Charlottesville to Boston

Guest Commentary: August Nimtz  Watching the images from Boston on August 19, and reading the reports I couldn’t help but think about how much has changed in the U.S. despite Trump.  In April 1976, a major battle took place there when racist gangs sought to obstruct court-ordered school busing, groups that were far larger in

The Dawn of a New Era in U.S. Human Rights Policy in Africa: Is Ethiopia Next?

“… We express America’s values from the State Department. We represent the American people. We represent America’s values, our commitment to freedom, our commitment to equal treatment of people the world over, and that message has never changed… I don’t believe anyone doubts the American people’s values or the commitment of the American Government or

Al Mariam’s Hiber Radio (Amharic) Interview on Charlottesville and the Resurgence of White Supremacist Groups in U.S.

Al Mariam’s Hiber Radio (Amharic) on Charlottesville and the resurgence of white supremacist groups in the U.S. (08/25/2017). Audio:   Youtube:    

Ethiopia: Mayday (S.O.S.) in August for the T-TPLF!

“These perpetual little panics of the French – which all arise from fear of the moment when they will really have to learn the truth – give one a much better idea of the Reign of Terror. We think of this as the reign of people who inspire terror; on the contrary, it is the reign

Al Mariam’s Voice of America Interview (Amharic) on Trump’s Comments on White Supremacists, August 16, 2017

Al Mariam’s Voice of America Interview (Amharic) on Trump’s Comments on White Supremacists, August 16, 2017.