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CSUSB professor emeritus speaks at seminar organized by Ethiopia’s Supreme Court
Addis Fortune News (Ethiopia)
Feb. 15, 2020
Alemayehu G. Mariam, a political science professor emeritus at California State University, San Bernardino and board chair of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund, was the guest speaker at a monthly seminar organized by Ethiopia’s Supreme Court held on Feb. 14 in Ethiopia. The theme was 'Constitutionalism and the Role of Courts in Democracy.”
According to the news report, “Alemayehu, an outspoken critic of the administrations preceding that of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (Ph.D.), especially that of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, took the stage after (Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi) to discuss courts’ role in democracy building, mostly using the experience of the United States. ‘America’s judicial system is a good example for any country to follow,’ he stressed, pointing out the hierarchical relationship between the lower and higher courts in the United States before he left the stage for an open discussion.”
Read the complete article at “Reformation with smiles.”
Comment by CSUSB professor on white supremacists’ propaganda activity included in news report
Feb. 17, 2020
An article on the Anti-Defamation League’s report on white supremacist groups expanding their propaganda effort included a previously published quote on the subject by Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
The news site reported: “Much of the increase in propaganda for white supremacists is a kind of diversionary response to the problems that befell the movement after the violent Charlottesville, Virginia, ‘Unite the Right’ protests in August 2017 that killed a woman. Brian Levin of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State-Santa Barbara told The New York Times that many white supremacists shifted their organizing to more “underground” activities where they were less exposed.
“‘After Charlottesville, white supremacist organizations were left reeling and splintered organizationally by adverse publicity, doxxing and legal woes,’ Levin said, adding: ‘Pamphlets and stickers represent the biggest little bang for the buck, enabling them to stir the pot somewhat, but with little risk of arrest.’”
Read the complete article at “White-supremacist propaganda incidents in 2019 were more than double 2018's”