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Letter to Prime Minister Ahmed: Disavow Globalism and Lead an Adwa Awakening

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam
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Lij Teodrose Fikremariam

Lij Teodrose Fikremariam is the co-founder and former editor of the Ghion Journal. He is currently the chair of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy. A published author and prolific writer, a once defense consultant was profoundly changed by a two year journey of hardship and struggle. Going from a life of upper-middle class privilege to a time spent with the huddled masses taught Teodrose a valuable lesson in the essence of togetherness and the need to speak against injustice.

Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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3.30 Update: Less than a year after assuming the Prime Minister’s office in Ethiopia amid much fanfare, there are troubling signs everywhere that Abiy Ahmed is reverting to the same tribal politics and repression that made life unbearable for Ethiopians. Though this article is limited to PM Ahmed’s economic policies, behind the scenes, ethnic politics are being unleashed in ways that can lead Ethiopia down the road of Rwanda. This morning, a leading political voice,…

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