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Gissen, Germany, Bans PFDJ Festival

Following the example of the belated decision by the Italian city of Bologna to ban Eritrean government sponsored festivals, Giessen, Germany, has now decided to ban Eritrean government sponsored festivals. Until last year, Giessen hosted such festivals every summer.

For many years, Eritreans from Germany and other parts of Europe have been demonstrating against the Giessen festival to convince city officials to stop empowering the unelected single party rulers of Eritrea. This year however, the city took a decision not to host the festival in advance.

According to the German newspaper, Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung, “Klaus-Dieter Grothe, the leader of the Green Party in the city council welcomed the development.”

Though Germany is home to a considerable number of YPFDJ members, Sweden has a larger number followed by other countries with smaller groups whose members are mostly foreign born and citizen of other countries who consider being part of the Eritrean ruling party is an expression of nationalism and a link to their ancestral Eritrean identity.

YPFDJ stands for “Young People’s Front for Democracy and Justice,” a youth affiliate of the Eritrean ruling party.

Recently, the YPFDJ have assembled a group pf bouncers to intimidate resistance members. The Group of bouncers are identified by their red T-Shirts that display “Eritrean Blood”, the name of their force.

This year, the Giessen police will be relieved from policing the festival grounds to separate the supporters of the regime and the resistance members.

Meanwhile, Gedab News learned that a group of activists in Germany are looking for ways to hold a private screening of the German movie “Die Welle*”, in localities where YPFDJ has a following.

The movie is about an anarchist teacher who shows his students that, “dictatorship could be established [and] starts an experiment to demonstrate how easily the masses can be manipulated.”

The English version of 2008 German movie, Die Welle (The Wave), is available on Netflex.

  • Tesfabirhan WR

    Gangsters and their tent

  • Tesfabirhan WR

    Dear Awatistas,

    Orthodox Church in Sweden declaring their FREEDOM from political and PFDJ interventions. Here is goes.

    ሓድሽ ብስራት ን ኣመንቲ ኦርተዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስትያን ኤርትራ ኣብ ሽወደን!!
    ሸሞንተ (8) ኦርተዶክስ
    ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስትያናት ኤርትራ ኣብ ሽወደን ዘለዋ ኣብ ሓደ ተጠርኒፈን ርእሰን ኪለን ክሰርሓን ባዕለን ኪመሓደራን
    ካብቲ ቀያድን በታኒን ዝኮነ ስርዓት ህግደፍ ሓራ ኮይነን ብሓደ ምምሕዳር ኣብ ትሕቲ 3ይ ፓትርይራክ ኤርትራ ብጹእ
    ኣቡነ እንጦንዮስ ወላ እካ ኣብ ትሕቲ ቀይዲ ይሃልው ብመንፈሶምን ብጽኑዕ እምነቶምን ብእኦ ንምራሕ ምካና ኪንገልጽ
    ንፈቱ ኣብ ትጥቲ ጽላል ብጹእ ኣቡነ ኣባኪር ናይ ኮፕቲክ ኦርቶዶክስ ጳጳስ ኣብ ሃገራት ስካንድኔቪያን ድማ ንምከል
    :: ብዛዕባ በተክርስትያትና ምሉእ ሓበሬታ ኣብዚ ሓድሽ ዌብሳይትና ኣቲኩም ኪትረክቡ ትክሉ :: ሓገዝኩም ኣይፈልየና
    ብደሓን ምጹ ::


    • Thomas

      Dear Tesfabirhan,

      Now what is left for our military deleiti fithi from inside and our military deleiti fithi from the ethiopia side of the border is the need to communicate each other; and storm the presidential palace in Asmara and Masawa. You like what the Egyptian military did, they need to kill those PFDJ who do don’t want surrender; and arrest those who put their arms down and surrender peacefully. Finally, we are moving fast and united we can do anything. The eritrean people will finally apply the “Hizbi Siltan yihib silta yihidig/yiglif”. We, the Eritrean people, will decide for our destiny. Barack Obama moves hundreds of millions when he declares, “Hope is the
      bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written
      for us, but by us”. Using our constitutional rights, we will get to choose who our leaders will…………

  • demoinere

    Good news. The dictator has no where to hide. “Smoke the dictator out”
    Here is more info on the wave:

    Film: the 1981 version of the film is available on YouTube. it is worth your 46 minutes. the story is based on the real experience of a high school class in Palo Alto, CA, USA in April 1967, whose teacher wanted to explain the rise of the Nazi party to his students. The Third Wave was the name given by history teacher Ron Jones to an experimental recreation of Nazi Germany which he conducted with high school students.

    Wave [Book] by Todd Strasser, Morton Rhue · Turtleback Books : “The Wave” is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a “new” system to his students. And before long “The Wave, ” with its rules of “strength through discipline, community, and action, ” sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of “The Wave” and realize they must stop it before it’s too late.

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