Archive | October, 2016

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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