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.
Latest posts by Lij Teodrose Fikremariam (see all)
- Ethiopia’s Choice: Poverty through Grievance or Prosperity through Unity - September 9, 2019
- Bloody 60s: the Decade that Aborted Leadership in America - August 22, 2019
- A Matter of Life or Death: We Cannot Afford to Ignore Mental Illnesses Any Longer - August 17, 2019
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and the bright beacon of muckrakers throughout the world, has just been arrested by the London police after Ecuador denied his asylum status. After enduring nearly seven years of self-imposed imprisonment for fear of being renditioned to America, Julian is now facing a perilous future. What he feared all along, the thought of being tortured by the American government the way whistle blower Chelsea Manning was tormented, Assange was…