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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
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Ethiopia: stealing the Omo Valley, destroying its ancient Peoples
Perry, Megan
A land grab is under way in Ethiopia, as the government pursues the wholesale seizure of indigenous lands to turn them over to dams and plantations for sugar, palm oil, cotton and biofuels run by fore...
The Ethiopian Famine
Jansson, Kurt; Harris, Michael; Penrose, Angela
This story is the greatest single peacetime mobilization of the international community this century, told by the man who masterminded it. Jansson argues that despite some shortcomings, the UN system ...
Ethiopian Migrants Victimized in Saudi Arabia: Racism and Hate Running Through the Streets
Peebles, Graham
The recent appalling events in Saudi Arabia have brought thousands of impassioned Ethiopians living inside the country and overseas onto the streets. This powerful worldwide action presents a tremendo...
Ethiopia's seed banks - under threat from G8 plan to 'develop' Africa
Provost, Claire
Ethiopia leads the way in preserving crop seeds by engaging farming communities in the effort, and making the exchange of seeds part of village life and culture, reports Claire Provost. But now it's a...
Ethiopia's stolen land.: 'A common property of the nations and peoples'
Stienne, Agnes
Government plans to reform Ethiopia’s agriculture failed to consider the country’s peasant culture, subsistence farming and basic needs such as water to drink. Instead, it let the agrifood and financi...
Saudi Star To Restart Rice Project on Disputed Anuak Lands in Ethiopia
Hansia, Fatima
Saudi Star Agricultural Development plans to spend $100 million in a rice export project in Gambella region of Ethiopia despite allegations of human rights violations surrounding the "villagization" p...
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Pakenham, Thomas
Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroi...
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Sweeter than Honey: Ethiopian Women and Revolution: Testimonies of Tigrayan Women
Through the voices of Tigrayan women-farmers, famine survivors and military commanders this book allows the reader to see what is happening in Tigray. Women have been working with the People's Liberat...

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Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...

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Ethiopia: Hacking Team Lax on Evidence of Abuse
Leaked Documents Show Need to Regulate Surveillance Sales
Human Rights Watch
The Italian spyware firm Hacking Team took no effective action to investigate or stop reported abuses of its technology by the Ethiopian government against dissidents.
Ethiopia Should Free Journalists from Jail and Exile
Sources News Release
The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa regional group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has today called on the Ethiopia Government to free all journalists jailed ...
Ethiopian workers 'beaten and robbed' by Saudi police
A group of undocumented Ethiopians told The Associated Press news agency that after being captured by Saudi police officers they were subject to serious abuses, including beatings and filthy prison co...
Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Head Back to Court After 15 Months Behind Bars
Five members of Ethiopia's Zone9 blogging collective expect to learn their fate this Wednesday, August 19, 2015, when a panel of three judges will meet at Addis Ababa's Lideta High Court to rule on wh...
New Crackdown on Media is Step Towards Authoritarism in Ethiopia, Says IFJ
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the countr...
Nine news providers arrested on charge of inciting violence
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the arrests of a total of nine journalists and bloggers at the end of last week on a charge of inciting violence.
Reflecting on the plight of African journalists on World Refugee Day
PEN International
Two Ethiopian writers in exile; two victims of the repression of freedom of speech.
With limited independent press, Ethiopians left voting in the dark
Mengesha, Simegnish
In a country where journalists are often imprisoned or exiled for 'inciting terrorism', Ethiopians are finding it difficult to stay informed for the upcoming election.

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