Monday, May 15, 2006

Democracy Rebooted

"You are our messenger to the outside world. Please tell them this: We don't want bread. We don’t want money. But please don't allow the government to take away our hope."

-Sister of a 17-year old shot dead by government forces in the aftermath of the May 15, 2005 elections.

Our children will eventually ask us, “What have you done for Ethiopia?” Our generation can either stand on the right side of history, or shackle the next one with yet another cycle of apathy, mediocrity and helplessness. If they can vote, we can tell their stories.

“Ethiopians will remember who they have always been and not what they have been told to be at the point of a gun.” (Ethiopundit.)

Do your part. Tell the story.

Network of Ethiopian Scholars- May 15 Statement

Advocacy Ethiopia

Transcript of Ana Gomes’ Statement

Video: Ana Gomes


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