Blood Lobbying: Ethiopian Babies Starve, T-TPLF Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

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Famine

By Prof. Al Mariam

Millions of Ethiopians starve to death as the T-TPLF spends millions to keep itself alive

The latest USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS) reported: “The 2017 Humanitarian Resources Document released by the Government of Ethiopia estimates 5.6 million people will require emergency food assistance through June 2017, with funding requirements of approximately $948 million USD.”

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How long can Ethiopia's state of emergency keep the lid on anger?

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Oromo people stage a protest against the government.

By William Davison

A state crackdown has silenced ethnic Oromo people in Ethiopia, but grievances over land and rights, and a lack of political options, could reignite protests

In a muted show of defiance near Ethiopia’s capital city, a tall farmer glanced around before furtively crossing his arms below his waist to make the Oromo people’s resistance symbol.

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The Day America Taught the World the Meaning of the Rule of Law

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We The People

By Prof. Al Mariam

Fundamental to the work of this court is a vigilant recognition that is it but one of three equal branches of our federal government. The work of the court is not to create policy or judge the wisdom of any particular policy promoted by the other two branches. That is the work of the legislative and executive branches and the citizens of this country who ultimately exercise democratic control over those branches. The work of the Judiciary, and this court, is limited to ensuring that the actions taken by the other two branches comport with the country’s laws, more importantly, our Constitution.” James L. Robart, U.S. District Court Judge in State of Washington, et al., v. Donald J. Trump, et al. (Emphasis added.)

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ in the Land of Immigrants?

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Statue of liberty

By Prof. Al Mariam

Author’s note: I have written this commentary to better reach a broader audience concerning issues involving President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” (“Immigration”). I have been asked by many concerned students, individuals in the community, organizations and media, particularly in immigrant communities, to comment on the range of potential legal and social implications of the order.

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Prof. Larebo & ESAT shouldn’t apologize to Oromo extremists

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Haile Larebo

By Teshome M. Borago

The recent two part interview of Professor Haile Larebo on ESAT has become controversial and widely discussed among Ethiopians worldwide. Unfortunately, both the honorable professor and the ESAT media are being harassed online by ethno-nationalist “activists,” who are acting just like the political correct (PC police) mafia that has paralyzed democratic discourse in American politics. These people are not only criticizing Prof. Larebo’s statements, but they are also working viciously to destroy his personal character and public reputation.

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