Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not...– 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP's War on... →
Stop the Republican War on Women — MoveOn
Lack of unified opposition helping Gadhafi →
Libya has a “very weak” sense of national identity, one analyst says. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Moammar Gadhafi has clung to power partly by creating obstacles to a unified opposition. Libya is dominated by tribal politics — a tradition that hampers opponents. Gadhafi has repeatedly purged the military, the institution most likely to bring about change. Europe is very dependent...
Man leads crusade for Ethiopian veterans →
Shin Kwang-chul’s thoughts differ a bit from others in supporting Africa, particularly regarding the Ethiopian veterans who fought in the Korean War. For them, it is not all about the money, but regaining the respect they deserve, he says. —Korea Herald
It's time the world listened to new stories out of... →
Trade, not aid, is the best way to sustain the continent’s increasing prosperity … Eleni Gabre-Madhin rings the bell and another day of frenetic dealing starts at the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange. As she walks back to her office past screens filled with flickering prices, traders in green and brown jackets start bargaining over prices of some of the world’s finest coffee...
Young Egyptian parents named their firstborn little girl Facebook, in honor of Facebook’s role to bring down Mubarak. :) I wonder, though, if the girl will be okay with it when she grows up. lol poor child.
Ugandan President Raps Accidental Smash Hit →
You’ve just won a (possibly rigged) election – what’s next? How about cutting a rap album? As he campaigned around Uganda the past few months, Yoweri Museveni showed he was in touch with the youth by performing folk chants behind the podium. “These young people taught me about this ‘rap’,” he told reporters. “Well, I can even give you some rap myself.” He rattled off...
Tripoli, Manama on Fire! →
Gaddafi must be trembling … will he be the next Ben Ali, the next Mubarak? The monarchy in Bahrain must also be panicking … will they be the next, too? More repression, more protest, more resentment … a lesson dictators don’t seem to learn from one another.
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As long as you pray to God and ask him for some benefit, you are not a religious...– Albert Einstein
Ethiopia’s Discovery of Europe, 1306–1458 →
Before the age of European expansion overseas and the Portuguese circumnavigation of Africa, Renaissance Italy became a common destination for scores of Ethiopian monks and dignitaries. These travelers presented themselves on the European scene as active agents of transcontinental discovery: interested in learning more about a region they regarded as the ultimate center of organized Christianity,...
The development of capitalism in Ethiopia →
The development of capitalism in Ethiopia (post-WWII) left in its wake a history of imperialist, socialist and developmentalist primitive accumulation. Few economic histories radically analyse these developments, from birth to maturation, through the prism of primitive accumulation [PA]. This paper does so and thereby follows Ethiopia’s transformations in social property relations. The aim is...
From Dictatorship to Democracy →
Gene Sharp, the 83 years old non-violent resistance expert from the US, continues to influence young people from all around the world. His widely read manual “from dictatorship to democracy” has inspired contemporary youngsters who have brought down dictators such as Mubarak and Milošević so far, unexpectedly and without extreme violence.
Dealing with Stalker(s)
There is great disagreement on where to draw the line between mere annoying behavior and stalking but most researchers agree that stalking refers to a group of behaviors that: Are repeatedly directed at a person That are unwanted and intrusive That induce fear and discomfort in the person that they are directed at The three most common stalking behaviors are 1) Phone calls, 2)...
Egypt's military rejects swift transfer of power... →
The Egyptian military has rejected the demands of pro-democracy protesters for a swift transfer of power to a civilian administration, saying it intends to rule by martial law until elections are held. In a sign that the army will only tolerate a limited challenge to its power, it is expected to issue a communique on Monday saying that it will crack down on those creating “chaos and...
For Tunisia, Removing Ben Ali Was the Easy Part →
In cafes and on street corners, Tunisians say they are proud that their uprising against decades of authoritarian rule inspired protests in Egypt and elsewhere across the Arab world. But many also say they are realizing that bringing down the dictator may have been the easy part. “This is not democracy, this is disorder,” said Hamdouni, a saleswoman at a mobile phone shop who gave only one...
It’s not uncommon for a person who really touches a nerve in us to possess some...– George Simon, Clinical Psychologist
The team and strategy behind making Justin Bieber... →
To be successful, part of it is instinct, part of it is talent, and another part is being in the right place and the right time to meet that right person. You need to be somewhat blessed. —Scott “Scooter” Braun, Bieber’s manager
The key question he should be asking himself is, ‘How do I leave a legacy...– Obama, “challenging” Mubarak …