My friend Dejene, whom I met through the Obama campaign, met us today at the airport. He was very upset. He told me that Birtukan Mideska, a beautiful 35 year old mother of a 4 year old, the only female leader of an opposition party in Africa, has been wrongfully arrested - after being pardoned in 2006 - and is now on a hunger strike in a prison in Ethopia. He is very concerned for her welfare and wonders why the mainstream media is not publicizing. I offered to post on Pulsewire. This is one of the great values of this website - a place to allow women to stand up and call to other women to ensure no woman is silenced. So please post the story of Birtukan Mideska everywhere you think women who care about justice will read and react. We cannot be silenced if enough of us use our voices. Amplify your voice and pass this on.