Archive | October 1, 2016

Afghan Taliban fighters press advance on Helmand capital

(Reuters) — Taliban fighters have advanced closer to Lashkar Gah, capital of the strategic southern province of Helmand, pushing into a farming district on the other side of the river from the town, officials said on Saturday. Though the Western-backed government in Kabul pushed the insurgents back with the aid of U.S. airstrikes in August, […]

#OromoProtests, October 1, 2016 – Irreecha 2016

Yoo Oromoo taatee Online jiraatte Dargaaggoota kanaaf “#Like tuqii jaalala sabummaa ibsiif Dargaggootni Oromoo 6 Fageenya km 150 kan caalu miilaan deemuu dhaan Magaalaa Amboo irraa Ka’anii magaalaa Bishooftuu Hora Harsadee imalaa turan galgala kana gahaniiru. simannaan Oromootaaf Abbootii Gadaa hedduun taasifamaafii jira. _ _ Kaayyoon deemsa isaanii 1. Kabajaa fi jaalala aadaa, seenaa, safuu […]

Take Your Hands Off The Earth!

(Slow Food) — On September 24th, we were joined by activists from six countries as well as Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Anuradha Mittal, the founder of the Oakland Institute, who moderated the Terra Madre Forum on land grabbing, “Take Your Hands Off The Earth”. As Mittal […]

What We Had, What was Taken from Us, What We Will Reclaim

The Oromo Irreecha Festival Revisited and Reinterpreted By Mekuria Bulcha, PhD Introduction Once again the Oromo are preparing for the celebrations of the Irreecha festival at Lake Arsadee in Bishoftu city 50 km south of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) in central Oromia. This time the annual national rendezvous takes place on October 1, 2016. Although it […]

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