It’s time for the people to rise up
By Graham Peebles
There are tentative signs that the people of Ethiopia are beginning to organize themselves and stand up against the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government, a brutal dictatorship, albeit one dressed in Western democratic garb.
After 23 years of suppression at the hands of the EPRDF, simmering discontent and anger appear to finally be spilling over onto the streets. Robbed of hope, the people have had enough, enough of the wide-ranging human rights abuses, the denial of constitutional rights, the arbitrary imprisonments and torture, the regime violence, the displacement of people from ancestral land, the partisan distribution of aid and the rising cost of living. Read more…