Spread The Word About H.R. 2003! Call, Mail, or Fax Your Senators, TODAY!

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Spread The Word About H.R. 2003! Call, Mail, or Fax Your Senators, TODAY!

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Spread The Word About H.R. 2003! Call, Mail, or Fax Your Senators, TODAY!

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  1. zegeye
    | #1

    please support HR 2003

  2. uni
    | #2

    Dear ABUGIDA,

    Can you please make the HR2003 MESSAGE more visible, maybe put it the way how you had posted kinijit delegation tour in different cities. That was more eye catcher…

    Thank you, you are the best.
    your admirer

  3. ze menfese
    | #3

    If we can to send the letter by email. can u helpe us by indecate the email address of the congress man who we adress?

  4. | #4

    PLEASE SUPPORT HR 2003

  5. wollo
    | #5

    please support hr 2003

  6. | #6

    Please Support HR 2003!
    Long life the oldest nation Ethiopia!

  7. what
    | #7

    what is H.R. 2003?

  8. adenabir
    | #8

    what a hell is HR 2003?

  9. And Le Ethiopia
    | #9

    You two idiots above, Read if you don’t know what HR2003 is!!! This is a website, I thought you came here to read??

  10. | #10

    a person who is against HR2003 i do not think he is normal.Im not cud supporter but HR2003
    is a blessed idea for our mother land

  11. | #11

    plz support HR2003 melese is shevering
    today

  12. | #12

    PLEASE suppor freedom, democracy and human rights in ethiopia . please vot “YES” when HR 2003 coms to the SENATER floor.
    THANK YOU
    GOB BLESS

  13. Diriba
    | #13

    May God bless our country.HR2003 is not bad
    why meles hate it if he want to promot democracy.But, i tink his problem is lack of knowladge his mind is negatively charged. that is why he is doing always wrong.last time one of EPRDF member told me about his corruption he took 1/4th of our GDP and his agents making businuss in abroad.
    plz support HR2003

  14. Mamokacha
    | #14

    The approval of HR2003 will create bright hope for all of Freedom thristed Ethiopians. Please support it on the behave of these needy people.
    God bless you.

  15. ephrem
    | #15

    dear senaters of USA PLS HELP AS BY SUPPORTING HR 2003 OUR BROTHERS ANDSISTERS ARE DAING BY MID DAY PLS BY THENAME OF GOD PLS HELP AS,SAVE AS OUR PEOPEL ARE DAING BY HANGER AND OUR GOVERNMENT IS KILLING INNOSENT YOUNG ETHIOPIAN WHEN THEY FELL TO ABRODE HE FOLLW AND KILING YOUNG PEOPEL PLS YOU HAVE CHILDREN HELP US BY SUPORTING HR22003

  16. TRUTH SHINES
    | #16

    Who Will NOT Support FREEDOM,DEMOCRACY AND BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL AT THIS DAY AND AGE ???? I GUESS ONLY TPLF CADRES AND THEIR STOOGES …SHAME ON THIS yeTarik Atteloch

  17. Tadesse
    | #17

    In their joint article dubbed “Do Not Turn on Ethiopia”, in the New York Times, former USA mission chiefs in Addis Abeba Vicki Huddleston and Tibor Nagy assert or claim that the Ethiopian government is being harassed by anti-democratic forces from within and without. They go on to advise that the political situation obtaining in the country needs nurturing and protection rather than condemnation. As regards the internal political struggle within Ethiopia, there is clear consensus – both at the national and international levels – as to the fact that the democratization process leaves too much to be desired. If the situation deteriorates further it is likely that the country could implode, followed by regional conflagration. Most Ethiopians would agree, though, with the two authors that extremist forces do pose a threat to Ethiopia’s national unity and political integrity. In this respect, The authors’ defence of the indefensible – that the regime is being harassed by anti-democratic forces from within as well – lends credence to the long-held suspicion by many Ethiopians that US-mandated emissaries in Addis Abeba and possibly Washington have had a hand in the terrible political mess the country has been immersed. The article, therefore, is, in most likelihood, nothing more than a feeble attempt to window-dress or whitewash the unsavory track record of complicity on the part of a few US diplomats, civil servants and politicians in the terrible political repression and human right abuses that are taking place in Ethiopia.

    Ethiopians are crying loud and clear that the best way to fend off the threat of militancy and extremism aimed against Ethiopia is to usher in, without further delay, a regime that stands for genuine democracy with the political willingness to bind all Ethiopians together. Sadly, the way things are arranged now, the preponderant majority of Ethiopians are held as bondsmen to the whims and vagaries of a tiny minority interested in clinging to power, come what may. Any novice armed solely with a political science 101 credentials cannot fail to point out that the current situation is too tenuous and highly unstable to be considered sustainable. Hence, the relentless drive on the part of concerned Ethiopians and their friends to reverse the slide away from democratic routes. We don’t need the Huddlestons and Nagys of this world to add insult to our injury by advocating for the maintenance of the status quo, with a cynical disregard for the consequences of such a policy for the unity of Ethiopians and the preservation of the country’s political integrity.

    The two former mission chiefs are now in the service of prestigious US institutions otherwise deemed reliable sources for objective and impartial advice. The article comes as a shocker for those who like to believe that professionals associated with institutions like the Brookings and Texas Tech University are the paragons of wisdom and integrity. I call upon both institutions to disown the ill-advised and ill-portending article.

    Tadesse Gezahegn
    Ottawa, Canada

  18. | #18

    Best site!
    It is very creative.
    Ok! Beautyful.

  19. | #19

    DEAR, SENATERSOFUSA PIS,HELPUSBYSUPPORTINGHR2003OURBROTHERSANDSISTERSAREDAINGBY SDAINGBYMIDDAYPLSBYTHENAMEOFGODPLSHELPUSSAVEUSOURPEOPEL.ARE DAINGBYHANGERAND OURGOVERNMENTISKILLINGINNOSENT YOUNGPEOPELSPLS HELPUSBY SUPORTINGHR2003 THANK YOU VERYMOUCH.

  20. | #20

    SAN JOSE,CA95128

  21. | #21

    hahahah HIV 2003 alu . maferya hula .u guys blame usa for supportn woyane. the same time u cry for help. to whom??? usa. god bless ethiopia.

  22. Eskinder Degene.
    | #22

    Two things are diffrent.

    READ AND UNDERSTAND WHAT HR 2003 IS,THEN YOU WILL TALK WITH US READING IS NOT UNDERSTANDING DEAR I WILL NOT GIVE A MORE ANALYSIS ABOUT HR 2003 IT WILL GET ACCEPTED AND APPROVED NOT THE SAKE OF INDVIDUALS FOR THE SAKE OF NATIONS WRITE AND EQUITY NO BODY PREVENT OR CAN BLOCK IT GOING FOR DECISION FORWARD.

    Every body can give diffrent interpritation but have one and clear meaning ok not as indivduals interpreta morethan tousendes ok!!!!!!

  23. | #23

    I really woried that some one used my name
    I am Tadesse Gezahegn from canada. Last time woyane members asked me to post their letter
    by my name,as if i wrote it. But i didnt agree with their idea . So please those who love Ethiopia understand me it is not written by me
    It comes from prime minster office.
    I am really really worried

  24. atakilti tadesse
    | #24

    it is okey,God may help ethiopia and ethiopians.

  25. | #25

    please,please ,please !!!!!

    everybody has to support hr2003 , it is not political party . It is a rock for democracy , freedom , speech and so on for our country .

  26. Arefe
    | #26

    what is HR 2003? it is people Medicine!!
    HR2003 is not aganist the ethiopian Constitution. PM Meles said “American one penni will hurt the country and helps too”
    Ethiopian intelect said “if the bill pass our frindship with Americans is in danger”What is ethiopian and Americans relation?500000import
    per year or become a begger for lifetime!!!!
    these arenot intelect they are Idiot.
    what they should do is just admit your mistake
    Keep the poor and innocent people interst!!
    then HR2003 will remain silent Unless we stand for our people voice to be heard as fast as posible. citezens watch what you say and what you Do.think for your own people stop selfish.
    thank you! montreal Qc
    stop fun and jok

  27. gigi
    | #27

    Take time to think about HR 2003.

    Personaly, I don’t feel it so that I can’t support for the following reasons:

    1. the bill under estimates the Ethiopian constitution.

    2. Ethiopia shall not be a test center( laboratory) for any outsider nation to adapt such a bill like HR2003.

    3.IF the bill passes, it will be move forward to the rest of the African nations so that it makes this continet unstable when monhts and years come.

    4. the bill doesn’t allow to all the Ethiopian political parties to come together solve any issues in that country because the bill lockes opportunites like policy issues, constitutional amendments(local, state and so on).

    5. the bill doesn’t reflect our country’s interest at all.

    In my view, these are the negative outcomes among other negative consequences that the bill has in it. By saying these, I’m absolutely disagree with the “Human Right Abuse” in Ethiopia.We need a mechanism something else rather than HR2003. But I don’t agree with the setup of HR2003 to eradicate the current regime if the bill hurts our interest in the future in my view. I believe things change someday in Ethiopia. I believe we will be a democratic nation soon.I believe our voices shall be heard.

  28. tbdread
    | #28

    please all ethiopians lets throw this monester meles zenawi through different ways .as you know this is one of the way to grind him in to ashes and lets buld the new ethiopia with good attitude.

  29. | #29

    Dear gigi,

    Most likely you are one of the elite of TPLF. PLEASE, try to understand the concept of HR2003. WE would not have ever seen that X country set up constitution for Y country. However, all internationally acceptable standards for political and democracy rights must be implemented in the constitutions where ever you go, in the constitutions of Ethiopia and/or US or Kenya. For that matter we do not have constitution in practice rather we have one-man style charter. WE are not blessed to enjoy with constitutional right in the past 16 years. Our uneducated politicians are playing games not in accordance with the constitution of the country rather in accordance with instructions given from Bush Administration or form UK PM, Tony Blair. Surprisingly you list down 5 points as the limitation of the HR2003. Hope you were dictated from some of TPLF elite. 1. Don’t expect somebody to preserve your right. 2. Don’t read between the lines of the bill, particularly concepts of law. DOES THE BILL aimed to ERADICATE THE REGIME?

    ” A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference”. Thomas Jefferson

    OKAY………..cheers
    nahom, TD

  30. gigi
    | #30

    Nahom! every body has the right to post his/her opinion nomatter what he/she believes. In my opinion, if someone comments something different, it does not mean he/she suppors EPRDF.It is his/her right to support or not to support EPRDF. I think supporting EPRDF is not a crime but it is an ideological concept.Nahom, I have some issues with HR2003. My problem is that the bill has so many unclear issues in it so in the long run it hurts our country. In my judgement, it is not our interest but it the interest of an opposition party.

  31. rahel
    | #31

    Dear Gigi.I guess it is rather too late to wish you Merry X Mass but think it is not too early to say Happy New Year.So I WISH you and everyone a truly happy new year.

    My sister,I totally agree with your rely to Nahom that ‘every body has the right to post his/her opinion nomatter what he/she believes…’.But it is exactly this right that everybody is denied under the EPRDF REGIME and under its constitution.

    If people are sent to jail and are subjected to harrasment and torture for expressing views which differ from the one held by the regime,what else is human rights abuse?

    If people attempt to exercise these rights these thru demonstrations and you kill them with impunity, what else is human rights abuse?

    If people fear for their lives, flee the country and seek refuge in another sovereign country and a government still sends its assassin squads and murder helpless dissidents in broad daylight, what else is human rights abuse?

    You say you ‘absolutely disagree with the human rights abuses’currently prevailing in EPRDF’S Ethiopia.Tell this to brother Obang Meto who toils day and night to bring the plight of the ANUAK-the victims of EPRDF’S genocide to the attention and conscience of the world.Tell this to our suffering Oromo and Ogaden brothers and sisters who are constantly persecuted and killed under the pretext of being OLF extremists and ALKAIDA insurgents. Tell this to Nestanet Demis and Daniel Bekele, among others,who are now laguishing in EPRDF’S prisons for ‘crimes’ of activism for social justice.Tell this, my dear sister, to the millions of our compatriots who still live, like the Dergue days,in fear and silence-the silence of the oppressed-under security state which is still in power not by their consent(remember the historic May election) but by the strength of its gun and the unprincipled support it enjoys from a few foreign powers.

    My dear sister,you should open up your eyes and see that this is the country that needs HR2003 for its government to be truly accountable to its people.I therefore believe that HR2003 strengthens the constitution by making it practical rather than something that a government disregards whenever it wants.HR2003 does not allow the constitution to be a dried ink on paper that can not be invoked when the very same rights it enshrines are trampled underfoot.So your assertion that HR2003′underestimates’ the current Ethiopian constitution is, I dont think, stands to good reason.

    You also declare that ‘..Ethiopia shall not be a test centre(laboratory) for any outside nation to adopt a bill like HR2003…’

    I think the word’outside nation’ must imply to the U.S.A and and I think it is rather ingenous to pretend this nation does not have, for good or for ill,any clout and influence upon the goverment and politics of our country.It has and It is my belief that HR2003 attempts to render this influence prinicipled and positive.The bill wants the good relationship to deepen further.It is therefore appreciative of and grateful for all the humanitarian and economic assistance that this great nation has given our people in their time of need.It is also appreciative of America’s declared interest and concern for the development of democracy,the rule of law and the upholding of human rights in our country.The bill therefore embodies these political prinicples and tries to ensure that U.S.A’s practical policies towards Ethiopia are consistent with its noble pronouncements and are not subjected,as they are at the moment, to the vagaries of political expediency.The bill, through its eventual application,as it keeps the Ethiopian Government on its toes when it comes to respect of human rights,brings in an invigorating political climate for a fair democratic play amongest the various ethnic and political parties also ensures America’s moral leadeship and the good example it sets for nurturing democratic practice not just in Ethiopia but also in the continent and elswhere. Dear sister, from this you can easily see that if such an AMERICAN PRINICIPLED STANCE,as urged by HR2003,initiates a wave of democratic change that creates DEMOCRATIC ‘instability’ in also other African dictatorships, I am all for it.I would rejoice if, due to the repurcussions of HR2003,the dictatorships of ERITREA,SUDAN,ZIMBABWE,UGANDA,just to mention only four of African tyrannies,are given a staggering blow and a new democratic era opens up for the suffering and oppressed peoples of these and other countries in the continent.
    such a prospect, I may add, is undesirable only for dictators and their supporters and I am sure your alarm and apprehension in this is rather unwarranted and should not make you viewed as in the same cause of the tyrants.

    My dear sister, in your objection to the bill you further make an assertion that the bill ‘…cockes opportunities like policy issues,constitutional amendments(local, state so on)..’How does it do that? In what specific ways does it do this? I am eager to learn from you responses.I therfore invite and challenge you that we take-TOGETHER-a closer look at the bill,once again,so that we trash out these issues.

    Unlike you,and for the above reasons I do not believe that the bill needs to replaced by any other mechanism to address the long standing defecits of democratic governance in our country.What it may need,perhaps,is a refinement, and for this I,once more, invite your valuable contribution so that it serves the interest of our people who should be given the chance of being masters of their destiny.

    No body should defer this hope of our people by claiming that they know better than the people themselves.Clinging to power by foul means and political chirade does not help in the long run.

    Thank you for this democratic conversation, my sister!

  32. yazew
    | #32

    Please who love mamma Ethiopia and our people
    support HR 2003 this only support Freedom of all
    human being need.
    Please let as support this programme.
    Thanks

  33. gigi
    | #33

    Dear Rahel,very appreciate your thoughts that diversify the concept of the human right act 2003. You well done in some areas explaining the usefulness of this bill to our nation.Before I start sending my comment/s, I would like to thank you for your interesting, amazing,and intelectual view of thoughts that you have made proudly.

    I understand there is a time for every thing. You & I agree in one thing for sure== and that is, we have undemocratic government interms of human right protection, freedom of mass media, and unfair trail(justice).And also You & I don’t need witness to prove it because we have proven evidence of the 97 election crises in our Mother land. I felt very sad for the death of 193 and above 700 our brothers and sisters wounded during this time. I felt very sad for our brothers Mr. Netsanet& Mr. Demessie sent to jail for two & half years. But,In my opinion, HR2003 is not a solution even an option to solve such problems that we have faced today. If we open one thousand holes to fix one open hole, that could be a problem to our country not in a short run but to the long run. I have many reasons to support my arguemnet. First, of coutrse, EPRDF is a ruling party for now but not for tomorro. I am observing a huge relationship HR2003 versus haterisim of EPRDF. Even if I have a problem with this regime, this bill never, never compromise, never reconcile, never narrowing nationalism, ethnisism, and politicalism at all. I’m sure you have read the entire contents of HR2003.In my view, the bill is not such an healthy bill for countries like us. It is not a ” specific bill”. It touches every thing from the toe to the head of the free land– Ethiopia. Secondly, you & I believe in rule by majority. I don’t think Ethiopia will stalemate as if like this time.Hopefully, we will move forward on.Here is the problem HR2003 in future ethiopian political crises, it prevents mutual understand b/n or among political parties because either sides vastly depend on the content of this bill for any vital national, local, and state constitutional amendments. It is a false guarantee to all home born political parties and for sure no single political party accepts the bill after power takeover.Example, Kinjit party supports the bill to pass. I suspect after while this party for sure will disagree with the bill because openly Kinjit has a political problem with EPRDF so this bill is a perfect opportunity to discredit the ruling party based on the kinjit strategy. But to tell the fact this bill doesn’t discredit EPRDF party because this party(EPRDF) doesn’t care about it. I heard the party said they can’t accept what so ever. So, who is going to hurt by this bill.? It is obvious– our poor people face the problem of preventing assistance for development.Poverty will rain over, development steps back down, and security instablity goes up.

    Here the real solution shall be in my opinion:

    1. avoiding haterisim b/n or among the parties politics business.

    2. Use the very appropriate political terms to bringnig social stabilities.

    3. Ues the politics business to solve national problems instead creating problems that diversified ethnicity & haterism.

    4. Creating & moblizing democratic people with out violation of any constitutional law/s.

    5. Solving home born problems by home born institutions for sustainable problem solving culture.

    6. Creating rooms for national reconcilation not for the sake of heaven but for making democratic nation tomorrow.

    7. Developing credit giving habit for what some one has done & moderating making realistic critisims.

    8. Develop Respecting differences what a party or some one has for real political solution. These are some of the factors that determine and solve our national problems. Please forget about HR2003. It doesn’t make difference. Do you really think that this bill helps us to narrow the big social, political,& economic issues in our country.? Why this bill helps the Herican catrina crise rather than the Ethiopian political crise.? Are you sure you read the contents what HR2003 has in it.? I can challeng you for sure if you don’t read it.

    Thank you and I’m looking your respond soon.

  34. nega
    | #34

    i have been reading so many opinions of different friends about what they callHR 2003. well it never amaze me to hear that there are so many Ethiopian who stay aborad who would its approval. but i am so amaz to hear our brother OBANG METO who claim to be talking about the genocide of anyuaks in gambella. that is realy unfortunate for him. may be no bady would like to see people dying in such a way. but no matter what happend we always have to talk about the caouse of any problem before we fine the soultion otherwise to talk of problem which we do not know thw caouse it won’t solve the problem permanently.
    well i think before the death of those anyuaks those of us ( highlanders) have suffered alot of the anyuaks. the anyaks including their president have been directly participating on the killing strategy which they design. becouse of their ethinic problems with nuer they have killed more then hundered of nuers like wise they have killed hundereds of others high landers including cutting their breast etc. so pleaase if we are talking of some thing that we think is good for all ethiopian then we have to see from different angles.
    when coming to this HR 2003 well form me ethiopia is one independent country so it does not give me any sence it is even useles for ethiopian, rather those who realy care for ethiopia they better fine another options otherwise it is useless.
    coz ethiopia can solve its owen matters.

    thanks

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