social-change

ድግግሞሽ

የነግርሜ ትውልድ ጠብ አንስቶ ከዘውድ የነ ዋለ፣ ባሮ መደብ ላይ ቸርችሮ የብሔር ቅማሮ የነ ሙሴ፣ ሓየሎ… ደርግን አንከባሎ ድል ቢነሳም ታግሎ አልቀረም ዘንድሮ ያምናው እንጉርጉሮ ሲሰማ ቅሬታ የበደል አቤቱታ ሲስተዋልም ጎልቶ ብሶት ተበራክቶ ጠብ ማንሳቱ የግድ የዛሬውም ትውልድ *** “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” ― Groucho Marx “Disregard for the past will never do us any…

ባለፈውና ባለው ዘመን…የወደፊቱን

ሚዛናዊነት በጎደለው የህልክ ክርክር ተበራክቶ የጥላቻ መፈክር ያለፈው ሲካድ ወይም ሲካበድ ሲለጠጥ ሰዉ በስሜት ሲናጥ ታጥቆ ሲነሳ ለፖለቲካ ሸፍጥ ነገር ሲያነሳ ለመግባባት ሳይሆን ለመኩዋነን ባለፈውና ባለው ዘመን ግራ የገባው ትውልድ እንደ ሰካራም ሲወላገድ ለማውረስ ይቸኩላል ጨለምተኝነትን ሲያስብ የወደፊቱን *** Inspired by this link: “65% of Ethiopians are under the age of 24 years old. The ‘65 percent’ generation needs to inherit a constructive political atmosphere and culture…” ~65%.org ***

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በልዩነት አንድነት (Unity in Diversity)

አንድነት የአብሮ መኖር መሠረት በግዴታ ሳይሆን በውዴታ በሚገነባ ቤት ልዩነትን የማይሽር የማይሰርዝ የማይፍቅ የአንዱን የበላይነት የማያደምቅ ሌላውን በኃይል የማይደፍቅ የተለየን የማይገፋ የማያጠወልግ ራስን መሆን ራስን ማስተዳደር የማይነፍግ በወንድማማችነት በእህትማማችነት መንፈስ የተሳሰረ ቤተሰባዊነት የሚያስቀድም ሰብዓዊነት የማያስር የማይገድል ያልሆነ ፍርደ ገምድል የማያባር የማያፍን የማይነዳ ወደ ገደል የማይጨቁን የማያደማ የማይደፈጥጥ የሚያለማ ከነጻነት ጋር ከቢሊሱማ ከሓርነት ጋር በሰላም ዜማ! *** *** We all are pencils, but we come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. There is…

March on Washington Button of Charles Mann, Chapel Hill, NC Medium Web view

The March on Washington: MLK’s Take on Moderation and Other Thoughts

Three days prior to the 1963 “March on Washington” campaign in the United States, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement icon, and Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP, were invited to the NBC news program “Meet the Press” to address questions concerning the March. The “Meet the Press” questions reflected the deep-rooted fear that most white people and the US government had about the intensified civil rights movement at…

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አዛውንቷ፣ ሾላውና ዋርካው (The Elderly Lady and Two Trees)

The following Amharic short story is inspired by two articles: የዘመኑ መንፈስ (The spirit of the present time) by በእውቀቱ ስዩም (Bewketu Seyoum), a young Ethiopian who is well-known as creative writer, stand up comedian and poet in Ethiopia. Bewketu’s article deals with the political issues that divide, confuse, or challenge citizens of Ethiopia today such as Ethiopian nationalism, ultranationalism, ethnic nationalism, ethnocentrism, historical revisionism, denialism, myths and selective omission. He argues that ethnic nationalists are…

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Raya-Azebo

The sound Of a bamboo flute Plays in my mind And drives my heart To Raya-Azebo land: *** Curious about Raya-Azebo? Here: A wikipedia entry. Here is an interesting book if you want to know more about the Raya people: Cultural and Ethno-History of Raya in Ethiopia: :)  

“OLF and TPLF are two faces of the same coin” – Quote of the day

The last thing one may expect in Ethiopia’s comical political drama: Seeing diehard supporter of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)—the dominant member of the ruling party in Ethiopia (EPRDF)—defending similarly diehard supporter of Oromo Liberation Front, a former ally of the TPLF, in the struggle to overthrow the Derg military dictatorship, but now considered “a terrorist group” by the ruling and “damaged beyond repair” due to its internal dysfunction and…