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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Former Somali army soldiers ask for support from Muslim nations to fight Ethiopia

Also in the news: New Year’s message from Kality, Further response from prof. Levine, Ethiopian prosecutor seeks asylum in US and more of today’s top stories!

Former Somali army soldiers attend a parade in the capital Mogadishu September 6, 2006, where they asked Muslim nations to help them fight against Ethiopia. REUTERS/Shabele Media (SOMALIA)

Kinijit leaders Issue a statement from prison

The imprisoned leaders of the popular democratic movement in Ethiopia issued a statement today from the Kality Jail. They acknowledged that the struggle for freedom and democracy is inundated with many challenges, the effort to move forward is daunting, but - they stated, the consequences of moving backward are unacceptable. Ethiopians have demonstrated they are ready for freedom; there will be no retreat. They concluded by offering their condolences to victims of DireDawa’s flood and whishing Ethiopians a happy, free of tyranny, New Year. Read statement (Amharic)

Former Somali army soldiers ask for support from Muslim nations to fight Ethiopia

General Mohamed Nor Galal, former military veteran who attended today's military show in the capital said, former members of Somali armed forces are ready to defend their land against the Ethiopian intruders. “I am asking all Somali national forces to be ready for war with our historic enemy, Ethiopia. They should defend their territory and teach the Tigre army painful lessons,” Gen. Galal said noting that there are a lot of military Somali experts who battled with Ethiopia in 1977. “I know there are many soldiers who were disabled in the Ogaden war." He said. (More...)

On the Trial of the Kaliti Detainees

Donald N. Levine

The prosecution's arguments often rely upon hearsay, speculation and, frequently, outright deception. The Action Aid defendants are referenced elliptically, implicated in evidence unrelated to them, and almost never receive copies of the evidence being used against them. The arguments against CUD members presented in Court are so far afield from the actual evidence, often in direct contradiction with the evidence presented, that those proceedings verge on the comical. One glaring example: at one point during the trial of July 13, Ato Shimelis stopped to summarize several CUD press releases by saying "in nearly every speech they say they support peaceful struggle, but essentially they are promoting violence."(More...)

Phone telepathy: You knew it was true

NORWICH, England (Reuters) -- Many people have experienced the phenomenon of receiving a telephone call from someone shortly after thinking about them -- now a scientist says he has proof of what he calls telephone telepathy. Rupert Sheldrake, whose research is funded by the respected Trinity College, Cambridge, said on Tuesday he had conducted experiments that proved that such precognition existed for telephone calls and even e-mails.(More...)

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