40th Anniversary of Lekatit 11 Celebration in New York

IMG 4519New York Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Lekatit 11

Organized by the New York Tri-States chapter of Union of Tigreas in North America (UTNA), Tigreans residents of New York Tri-States and friends celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Lekatit 11, colorfully. Despite a rough weather, people of all ages gathered in an upbeat spirit to pay tribute to the fallen heroes and heroines during the 17 years struggle for freedom and democracy.

Guest of honor of the event, Ambassador Dr. Tekeda Alemu, reminded participants that it is because of the few visionary young men who dared to chart the historic struggle and the thousands who followed and paid with their precious lives that Ethiopia is enjoying continous & rapid growth.

TPLF press release for the occasion as well as UTNA solidary message were read at the event. Ethiopian community representatives as well as a representative from the Eritreans community read their messages of solidarity.

Event participants enjoyed delicious Ethiopian food followed by a night long live music by Haftom Gebremichael and Birhane Kidane.

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Seattle 40th Lekatit 1140th in Seattle

If you just ask me to cut to the bone and describe how colorful the festival was in Seattle with two words, I would say……just great!

But let me say a few more words briefly, because there was more to it.

We celebrated TPLF’s 40th anniversary on Saturday Feb 14th, which is the first weekend before the actual date of Lekatit 11. Unlike any other event, the colorfully decorated hall was packed not only with guests from Seattle and its environs, but also from places as far as Portland and Vancouver, Canada.

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Lekatit 11 oldiesለፂ ...ብምኽንያት መበል 40 ዓመትለካቲት 11

ዝኸበርካ ህዝቢ ትግራይ፣ ዝኸበርኩም ኣባላት ...ት፣ ዝኸበርኩም ኣባላት ማተሰኣን ተጋሩ ነቨርቲ ኣሜሪካን ካናዳን!!

ማሕበር ተጋሩ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ፣ ናብ ፍሉይ ምዕራፍ መበል 40 ዓመት ምጅማር ዕጥቃዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ዕለት ለካቲት 11 እንኳዕ ብሰላም ኣብፀሐኩም ኣብፅሐና እንትብል ዝልዓላ ሓጎስ ይስምዖ።

ሎሚ ኣብ መበል 40 ዓመት ምጅማር ዕጥቃዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ኮይንና ንድሕሪት እንትንጥምት፦ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብህወሓት እናተመርሐ ምእንተ ሰላም፣ ፍትሕን ልምዓትን መሪር ዕጥቃዊ ቃልሲ ብምክያድ ከቢድ ዋጋ ከምዝኸፈለ፤ ኣብ ልዕሊማእለያ ዘይነበሮ ኣፅዋር ውግእ ዝታዓጠቐ ሰራዊት ደርጊ ዘመዝገቦ ዓወት መስተንከራዊ ምዃኑ፤ ከምኡውን፣ ኣብ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ዝነብር ህዝብና ኣብ እዋን ብረታዊ ቃልሲ ዝነበሮ ተሳትፎ ኣካል ሕሉፍ ታሪኽ ህዝብና ስለዝኾነ ብኹርዓት እንዝክረሉ ዕለትዩ።

ናይ ሎሚ ዓመት ብዓል ለካቲት 11 ፍሉይ ዝገብሮ፣ ሃገርና ሒዛቶ ዝነበረት ናይ ሓሙሽተ ዓመት ናይ ዕብየትን ስግግርን ናይ ልምዓት መደብ ኣብ ዝዛዘመሉን ህዝብና ከቢድ ዋጋ ከፊሉ ካብ ዝረኸቦም ዲሞክራሲያዊ መሰላት ሓዲኡን መሰረታዊን ዝኾነ ሓምሻይ ሃገራዊ ምርጫ ዝካየደሉ ዓመት ይኽበር ስለዘሎ እዩ። Read details.

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Boston 40th Lekatit 11 cakeኣከባብራ በዓል መበል 40 ዓመት ልደት ህወሓት    ኣብ ቦስተንን ከባቢኣን

 በዓል ለካቲት መበል 40 ዓመት ኣብ ቦስተንን ከባቢኣን ኣዝዩ ድምቀት ብዝተመልኦ ኩነታት ዝተብዓለ እንትኸውን፤ ማሕበረሰብ ቦስተንን ከባቢኣን እስካብ ሜይንን ኮነቲከትን ሓዊስካ፣ ካብ ኒውዮርክ ከተማ ዝመፅኡና ኣጋይሽ ወሲኽስካ፣ ኣስታት ኣርባዕተ ሚእቲ ዝመልእ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ፈተውቲ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ትግራይን ብዝተረኽቡሉ፣ ዝተፈላለዩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ውዳበታት ዋኒኖም ጌይሮም ብዝመፅኡሉን ኤርትራውያን ውዳበታት ድማ ኣጋይሽና ኾይኖም ብዝተረኽቡሉን በዓል ለካቲትና ሎምዘበን ካብ ወትሩ ፍልይ ብዝበለ ኩነታት ኣብዒልና ኢና፡፡ Read the entire report.

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The Guardian Losing Credibility!

On January 13th The Guardian, published an article* by one, John Vidal, titled: Ethiopia dam will turn Lake Turkana into 'endless battlefield' based on some poorly researched mish-mash from some outlandish organization called, “International Rivers”. A paragraph quoted from this article states: “The downstream impact of the dam is hotly contested. Some hydrologists have predicted that Ethiopia’s expansion of water-intensive sugar and cotton plantations on the Omo river,** which the Gibe III dam allows, could reduce flow to Lake Turkana by up to 70%. This would kill ecosystems and greatly reduce the water level of the lake.” Read the details

ታሪኽ 40 ዓመት ህ.ወ.ሓ.ት ብመንፅር ረኽቢ ምስ ወፃኢ

Letter from TPLF to UTNA

መበል 40 ዓመት ምስረታ ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ እንትንዝክር እቲ ቓልሲ ክዕወት ካብዘኽኣልዎ ምኽንያታት ሓደ፣ ህዝቢ ማእኸል ስለዝገበረ እዩ። ህዝቢ ክባሃል ኣብ ቀረባ ዘሎ ጥራሕ ዘይኮነስ ነቲ ቓልሲ መንቀሊ ዝኾኑ ፀገማት ኣገዲደምዎ ዓዱ ለቒቑ ዝተሰደደን እውን ዝሓወሰ እዩ ኔሩ። መሪሕነት ህ.ወ.ሓ.ት ኣብ ዕሸል ዕድመ እቲ ውድብ ከምዙሎሚ መራኸቢ ሜላ ቀሊል ኣብ ዘይነበረሉ እዋን ምስ ኣብ ወፃኢ ዝነበሩ ተጋሩ ዕላዊ ረኽቢ ብምፍጣር፣ እቲ ቓልሲ ኣብ ወፃኢ ‘ውን ሂወት ዘሪኡ፣ ዘድሊ ድጋፍን ሓገዝን ከጥሪ ክኢሉ እዩ። እዙ ረኽቢ ዝተመስረተ ተደጋገምቲ ደብዳቤታት ብምፅሓፍ እንትኸውን፤ ካፍተን ናይ መጀመርያ ደብዳቤታት ሓንትን ታሪኻዊትን ዝኾነት ኣፍቱ እዋን ናይቲ ውድብ ኣተሓባባሪ ጉዳያት ወፃኢ ዝነበረ ተጋደላይ ስዩም መስፍን ብ ወርሒ መጋቢት 1968 ዓ/ም ናብ ማሕበር ተጋሩ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ብኢዱ ዝፅሓፋ፣ ህ.ወ.ሓ.ት ገና ናይ ሓደ ዓመት ዕሸል እናሃለውት ‘ዩ። ምሉእ ትሕዝቶ እታ ደብዳቤ ብስእሊ መልክዕ ቀሪባ ኣላ። ምንባብ ክሕግዝ ምእንቲ ተባሂሉ ‘ውን ቅዳሕ እታ ደብዳቤ ተፃሒፉ ቀሪቡ ‘ሎ። እታ ደብዳቤ ብምኽንያት ዓለምለኸ ፌስቲቫል ትግራይ 2014 ተዳልያ ኣብ ዝነበረት መፂሄት ተሓቲማ ኔራ። ኦሪጅናል ድማ ኣብ ዓዲ ሓቂ ሓወልቲ ሰማእታት ትርከብ።

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