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Unfiltered Notes: Rays Of Hope With EYSC’s Freedom Friday

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

It is refreshing to see EYSC’s (Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change) Freedom Friday initiative launched with the stated goal of eradicating dictatorship in Eritrea. According to EYSC, 10,000 robocalls and 2000 personal calls have been made so far (listen to recorded message here: http://eysc.net/pr/arbi_harnet_voicemessage.WMA).  Could we be witnessing a long …

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The National Council And EDA’s Fate

Well before the National Congress for Democratic Change convened in November 2011, questions were being asked about the future of one of its key constituents—the Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA). Would it continue as it was? Would it change to accommodate the new political and organizational reality that was to emerge …

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Evaluation Of The ENCDC Held In Hawassa

A General Evaluation of the Eritrean National Congress for Democratic Change (ENCDC) held in Hawassa 21-30 Nov. 2011) by Eritreans for Democracy, Justice and Equality (EDJE) Summary: The convening of the National Congress marked the culmination of extensive preparations that lasted over a year. The process was based on the …

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The Digital Age. A Matter Of Perspective

The other day I asked my son to get me a ‘smart phone’. One of those Blackberries: i-pads, i-pods, or i–phones. He looked at me quizzically and asked, ‘Why would you want a smart phone?’ I said I want to look hip. I want to look modern. I want to …

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On Semere Tesfai’s Disagreeable Thoughts

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

In his latest article, instead of enlightening and informing us about our united and great people, who have been denied freedom, subjected and oppressed for very long time, Semere came with a disagreeable article. His characterization of the 600 opposition members who congregated at Awassa and EDA, as Islamists and Ethnic Organizations …

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A Response To Hailemariam Tesfay: “Ich verstehe nur noch Bahnhof”

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

“Ich verstehe nur noch  Bahnhof” (pronounced ‘ESH Feshtehe nur nok banhof,’) is a German Expression usually uttered to show that ‘You don’t understand something and don’t really care either.’ In recent years, this expression has also been used to mean that one cannot understand acoustically what the other person is saying. …

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Kmbob: A Refined Eritrean Art Form

This is a beautiful clip from Western Eritrea criticizing modern Eritrean songs and comparing today’s music, artists and the characters that accompany them with the dignified, refined music of  other giants of Eritrean artists [the singer admires Ogbagaber, Yemane Barya, Hamed Wed Sheik, Wed Amir, and Abrar Osman.] The sarcastic and intelligent …

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Expecting Aguagudom (ኣጓጉዶም) A Play

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

By: Wedi Batuta Act (IIX) This a play by Wedi Batuta. So far seven parts (Act 1 – 7) have been published, this is Act 8. Character’s Name                  Sobriquet                        Party/Affiliation Yemane Baliho                 Wedi-Baliho                 Selfi-Swa Mohamed Birhan Imam     Wedi-Zemzem             Selfi-Alamel Abdela A Zerom              Wed-Inharish               Selfi-Gebil Amanuel ReDae               Wedi-Tiebe                  Selfi-L’fnti Tirhas Kindya                 Trishi (Gual ‘Gbitan)       Demit Eritrea Mohammed I …

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Need For Change Of Attitude By Eritreans

Attitude is little thing that makes a big difference—Winston Churchill What is attitude? According to Wikipedia, attitude is the evaluation and associated belief and behavior towards some objects. It is not stable and because of the communication and behavior of the people, it is subject to change by social influence. …

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Resolution 2023 And Eritrea’s Political Opposition

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

As a discrete initiative, the purpose of this contribution is not to argue a case in favour or against Resolution 2023. Commentary on this score from either side of the Eritrean political divide abounds. Instead, the piece is dedicated solely to analysing Resolution 2023 with the view to appreciating the …

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ŒCOCW Calls for International Religious Freedom for Exiled Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch

SOURCE:www.your-story.org Author: +Catholicos Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB (Jan 21, 2011) The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) joins the faithful of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church in demanding religious freedom for its exiled Patriarch. According to a report by George Alexander, Secretary of the Orthodoxy Cognate Media Network, a …

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Awassa Witnessed The Dawn Of Asmera

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The national congress that convened in Awassa is a distinctive landmark event in the history of Eritrea. It embraced the vast majority of the Eritrean Diaspora: all the political backgrounds and colours. The congress discussed ailments that enervated the whole nation for more than half a century, it melted down …

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Mending The Habitual Error

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

This time I will tighten my belt and swerve little from the usual style of dealing with our “sensitive” concerns compassionately, because courtesy alone can’t resolve our complications from the roots. Though we are not used to it, and might cause discomfort to some, exposing the inside-out directs us to …

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“Yes!” To Sanctioning The PFDJ Regime

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change, which supports sanctioning the Eritrean regime, has drafted a series of templates to enable whose who support the idea of sanctioning the regime to petition the representatives of the UN Member States who make up the UN Security Council. They have included simple instructions …

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A Document That Minimizes The Mistrust Among Us

Human rights lawyer vs. trained healer

The following is a response to a recurring question presented by some members of ENA and the Global Solidarity group; it asked if there is even a need for a transitional constitution!  These members as well as the EGS suggested abandoning the constitution; they would like to transfer the responsibilities …

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