Jan 29th, 2014
Reuters President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to bypass a divided Congress and take action on his own to bolster America’s middle class in a State of the Union address that he used to try to breathe new life into his second term after a troubled year. By Steve Holland. Standing in the House o...
Jan 28th, 2014
Oakland Institute For Immediate Release Oakland, CA – In a historic move, the US Congress has taken a stance on land grabs-related human rights abuses in Ethiopia. The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains provisions that ensure that US development funds are not used to support forced evictions i...
Jan 27th, 2014
opinion Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in his trademark gracious mood early last week when he received an America delegation led by the Republican Senator James (Jim) Inhofe. While the Senator from Oklahoma praised Hailemariam for Ethiopia’s involvement in helping warring faction of So...
In East Africa
Sep 16th, 2012
This petition was started by Mohammed Amin Mohummed in order to garner international media attention for the Ogaden people in Eastern Ethiopia: I am writing concerning your coverage of the genocide in Ogaden. Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity. A government-backed genocide is unfolding i...
Mar 11th, 2012
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a Senate committee on Wednesday that the US would “seek permission” from international organizations before committing the military to war. He also made it clear that the Obama administration does not feel it necessary to “inform” Congress or get their authoriza...
Jan 5th, 2011
US Congress shifts to the right as Republicans assume control of the House after slashing Democratic majority in Senate. The outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hands the gavel of office to her successor John Boehner. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Republican John Boehner was elected t...