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Challenging HIGDEF Style of Eritrean Independence Day Celebration, 2017, and the August 11-13, Festival in Seattle, Washington.

The  deceptive  HIGDEF style  Eritrean  Independence  Day celebration, of May 24th,  2017, and  the  scheduled  Festival of  August 11-13, 2017, in Seattle,  Washington, involving North America and Canada, will face strong public outrage, and stiff

The  deceptive  HIGDEF style  Eritrean  Independence  Day celebration, of May 24th,  2017, and  the  scheduled  Festival of  August 11-13, 2017, in Seattle,  Washington, involving North America and Canada, will face strong public outrage, and stiff  Mass challenges, locally, nationally and internationally.

The Eritrean People, inside Eritrea, under the brutal dictatorship of Isaias Afeworki and his handful collaborators are at the darkest moment of their history.  Eritrea has no running water, no electricity, no medical services or medicine, not enough food to eat, and after 26 years of Independence, no national constitution, and yet, by pretending That Eritrea and its people are well, HIGDEF is planning to celebrate the Eritrean Independence Day of 2017, deceptively, with uncharacteristic falsehood and illusion, by propagating that our country, Eritrea, is doing well, and nothing  to worry about.  In addition, they have a plan to run a glamorous Festival in Seattle, on August 11-13, 2017, involving North America and Canada. Their Festival, as usual, will be empowered by loud  live music, fanfares, and jubilation, whose main purpose is for twisted political gains and quick money making schemes.

The Eritrean Masses, in Seattle and Vicinities cannot and should not morally allow such misleading and highly deceptive events of dances, fanfare, and jubilation in the name of the Eritrean Independence Day and Festival, which is non representative of the Hellish socio -political and economic environment in Eritrea.

When it comes to the celebration of our Eritrea Independence Day of May 24, 2017, we,  Eritreans  for Justice and Democracy, in Eritrea of Seattle and vicinities , will, unlike HIGDEF, celebrate it in remembrance of our martyrs, at an appropriate public hall by lighting candle lights and ushering flowers, and expressing our prayers, in unison.  That is the most appropriate and highly reflective of the realities of the day, in present Eritrea.

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  • k.tewolde May 16, 2017

    Yes it has been a day of mixed emotions for sometime,a somber day for those who gave everything including an entire household wiped out and gained nothing in return .I am proud of you Seattle.

  • Sol May 16, 2017

    ሃየ በሉ ደቒ ኤረ ነበርቲ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ሕልናኹም ኣበራብርዎ ነዚ ኣብ ሕሰም ዝነብር ዘሎ ውጹዕ ህዝብና ኣለናልካ በልዎ ነዞም ሓተላ ታሪኽ ኮራኹር ስርዓት ኤሰያስ ከም ውዕሎ ሆላንዳ ዳንኬራ ውልቐ ምልኪ ኣብቒዑ በልዎም።

  • ተስፋልደት May 16, 2017

    ኤርትራሲ ምእንተ ውልቀ መላኪ ኢሳያስ ግዳይ ኮይና፣ ብኢኮኖሚ ይኩን በክብሪ መሰላት ካብ ዘመነ መግዛእቲ ብዝከፍአ ወሪዳ፣ መናእሰይ ከም ሀገር ዘያብሎም ፈቀዶ ዓለምና ብዱርን ብገደልን ተበቲኖም፣ ገሊኦም ቀባሪ ዘያብሎም ኣብ ምድረ ባዳ ተሪፎም ገሊኦም ኣብ በህሪ ተሪፎም፣ እቶም ካሎኦት ኣብ መደብር ስደተኛታት ሱዳንን ኢትዮጵያን ተደሪቶም፣ እቱ ዝተረፈ መንእሰይ ወለዶ ወሊዱ ከቢዱ ብነዊህ ኩናት ዝማሰነ ሕዝቢ ከያሳስን/ከይትክእ አብ መወዳእታ ዘይበሉ አገልግሎት አብ ድፍኣ ተቀይዱ፣ እቱ ዝተረፈ ኢሳያስ “መውጽኢ ሳእኒ ዝሳአነ” ኢሉ ዛናሸዎ ሲቪል ነባራይ በህሱም ፀገም እናተገርፈ፣ እቱ ንኤርትራ ክቅይር ዝነበረ ኣሙቅ ናይ ሙያ ፍልጠት ዝነበሮም ደቂ ሀገር ሀደ ብሃደ ካብዛ ዓለም ብሞት እንዳተፈለዩና– እሞ ኢሳያስ እዚ ኩሉ ንኤርትራ መቀመቅ ዛእተወ ዕንወት ክንዲ ዛውረደሲ ጎይላ ጎይልና ዮሀና ኢልና ንንኣዶ ዝብሉና “ጭፍራ ህግደፋት!” በሀቂ ብህሰም ህዝቦም ዝህጭጩ፣ ሕዝቦም ዝካሀዱን ንከብዶም ዝሀድሩን ጠላማት፣ ሎሚ ንህና ጽባህ ክኣ ታሪክ ክፋረዶም’ዩ!!!

  • senkam May 16, 2017

    For so long pfdj’s hand used to be as invisible as the devil it represents. Under the cover of this shadow it has done two things : Tap into the resources of organized community and/or infiltrate and dismantle these organizations. Be it community or civic assembly with a potential of uniting justice seeking eritreans, which constitutes nearly all eritreans in the diaspora, and bring them under a single tent and promote forums to even our common understanding of the state of our country is a unparalleled threat to pfdj. Because, pfdj is hell bent to clinging to unchecked authority over Eritrea. It is not even for fear of being held accountable for the gross crimes pfdj committed or the corruption they nurtured. Instead it is for the insatiable powermongering. Saddly, they don’t even accompany their unrestrained desire for power with any development and prosperity agenda. They think such programs are detrimental to their staying in power. And, they totally avoid them. They only engage in exracting natural resources of the country and illegal trades across the continent to cover the money they need to secure their power against the growing anger of the public. They are glad they have enslaved the entire working population and the youth not to worry about salary & employment. A system where social and economic issues don’t matter. Not to mention a political system. How long can one enslave an entire population no matter how well armed they may be ?

    Enough with pfdj people.

  • Almaz May 17, 2017

    This is a ridiculous idea. When are we going to remove our self from being confrontational? Violence is not going to help us achieve the goal we dream about. Stay away from being a danger to yourself and your fellow citizen. In the occasions like this, the best message one can send is to celebrate this achievement of our people with dignity somewhere and in a way your want, please think before acting like a child. Let us use our brain this is America. It will not be easy like in Holland. One can get arrested and deport (do not forget this is Donald Trump era!!!!)

    • Yohannes May 18, 2017

      Almazino shekor what is your problem. If you scared stay at home. This time you will not dance with wedi medhin berad photo. Aregit gahba!

      • Alamz May 19, 2017


        It is my right to dance till I drop in a spirit of celebrating my hard earn freedom! You dear violate my freedom and peace.

        Love everything and all Eritrea and Eritrean.

        • Sol May 20, 2017


          You said ” Love everything and all Eritrea and Eritrean”

          If you love Eritrea and its poor people, you should have to abhor the mafia regime that is adventuring by the sovereignty of the country and causing tremendous sufferings to its people. If someone loves his people and at the same time loves the killer of his people, he must check see a doctor.

          ኣልማዝ ካብቶም ዕረ እንዳሰተዩ እዋይ ክጥዕም ዝብሉ እንተኼንኪ ማይ ጨሎት ምኻድ ከድልየኪ እዩ።

        • Tes May 20, 2017

          The problem is that the majority believe there is no freedom in Eritrea to celebrated or to dance for achievement as you described it. For you as far as the oppressor is someone who speak same language even if he govern with iron fist or rapist who doesn’t respect rule of law still it is fredom. The problem you have is extreme ignorance which obvious to see from your appreciation of rule of jungle. Eritrea is not free to celebrate independence day. You said hard earned freedom but the truth is that the countless sacrifice were for nothing. Infact those who sacrificed most are leaving Eritrea to seeking assylum every where whereas others in under ground in Eritrea. If the suffering of Eritreans are freedom i wish that freedom exclusively for you and your closed ones to enjoy it. To sum it up be sensitive and show some sort of humanity. Living far away from Eritrea in full freedom even though you don’t deserve it celebrating someons suffering make inhuman pig.

  • Tes May 17, 2017

    To PFDJ supporters
    Did you ever asked yourselves lets say for simplisity seek why a good portion of Eritreans do not support the government of Eritrea? Are you truly believe that those are traitors & foreign agents who are a sell out souls? Think again! you’re wrong. Those who are oppose the gov of Eritrea are a victims who deprived justice. Living in democratic county enjoing all the things come with it how on earth you couldn’t wish to your follow Eritreans in Eritrea. Have everythink to reach out to the so called opposition and asked them what’s their issues are. Have you ever tried or wished to create a harmenous Eritrea ?or it is definitely fineby you to see a divided society and county. Eritrea is buring and slowly diminishing while you are dancing. Your independence day is a day of reflection. To go back to assess what had achieved and what is not. Time to take correction plan to mend not to cellebrate failings. Please do the decent thing before it would be too late to salvage some things from a burning county. Seek reconciliation and brighter future for all .

  • ክብሮም May 22, 2017

    እዚ ኩሉ መበል 26 ዓመት በዓል ነፃነት ያዕ ያዕ ህግደፋውያንሲ እንታይ ንምጉልባብ!!!
    ኣብ ብቅ እንተበልኩሲ ብዙህ ዋዕዋዕ ርኤ “መበል 26 ዓመት ነፃነት!” ህግደፋውያን ኣብ ሕዝቢ ኤርትራ ዛውረድዎ ግፍኢን መከራን ማህበራዊ እንወትን ንምክዎል ዝተሀቀነ ፈንጠዝያ! “ኣሻስያ ሀንቲ ደርፉ” ዶ በሉ ወለድና! ወሪዳትና፡፡ ሕዝቢ ኤርትራሲ ምርጫ ኣካይዱ መንግሥቲ ምስተከለ’ዩ ወርቃዊ ጓይላ ዝጉይል፣ እዚ ናይ ህግደፍ ጓይላ ናይ ባርነት ጓይላ ንሀፋሽ ሕዝቢ ኣይንታዩን!!!

  • Twenty-four seven April 27, 2018

    It is my right to dance till I drop in a spirit of celebrating my hard earn freedom! You dear violate my freedom and peace.