The Leanord Lopet Show, Interview with Dr. Berhanu Nega

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The Leanord Lopet Show, Interview with Dr. Berhanu Nega

12:00pm: WNYC, The Leanord Lopet Show, Interview with Dr. Berhanu Nega – AM 820, FM 93.9, on air at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/

Thursday, September 6th
7:30 pm
The Struggle for Democracy in Ethiopia
A talk by Dr. Berhanu Nega
New School for Social Research
Swayduck Auditorium
65 Fifth Avenue

http://www.freenega.org/talk

Join us for a talk by Dr. Berhanu Nega, New School alumnus and Mayor-elect of Addis Ababa. Dr. Nega was held as a political prisoner in Ethiopia for almost two years, along with thousands of others in the current government’s crackdown on dissent. Recently released from prison, he is in New York to share his experiences at his alma mater, The New School for Social Research on Thursday, September 6th at 7:30 pm. at Swayduck Auditorium at 65 Fifth Ave.

The international community has largely condemned the state of affairs in Ethiopia United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour strongly criticized Ethiopia’s human rights situation, calling it “worrying.” The recent release of 38 high-profile prisoners came just two days after a Congressional subcommittee approved legislation to end U.S. support for Ethiopia’s human rights violations. Still many are held in jail, the media is censored, and democracy remains at bay in Ethiopia.

Dr. Nega will address his experiences working for democracy in Ethiopia in the face of a government that has repressed all opposition. He will also address the role of the United States in the support of the Ethiopian government and the war in Somalia and what U.S. citizens can do to help.

Please join us on September 6, 2007 as we welcome Dr. Nega to New York!

Join us:
Thursday, September 6, 2007
7:30 pm
New School for Social Research
Swayduck Auditorium
65 Fifth Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets
New York, NY

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