December 6, 2016

Ethiopia Silences Last Legal Independent Oromo Opposition Voice

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For Immediate Release December 1, 2016 Ethiopia Silences Last Legal Independent Oromo Opposition Voice Statement of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) condemns in the strongest terms the detention of prominent Oromo and Ethiopian opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) and Vice-Chairman of the Coalition Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum, known by its Amharic acronym as MEDREK. The Ethiopian authorities detained Dr. Gudina, a vocal critic of the ruling party, upon his return from addressing the European Parliament in Brussels. The arrest is allegedly for transgressing the country’s two-month old…

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Declaration of the Founding of the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM)

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Declaration of the Founding of the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) It cannot be lost on anyone at this juncture that the struggle of the peoples of Ethiopia for freedom, democracy and justice has entered a critically decisive stage. The fact that the popular struggle, born of the injustice and repression visited upon the population for a quarter of a century by the TPLF-led regime, is sustained for over a year in the face of mass killings and massive detentions unambiguously tells us that it has opened a new chapter. Due to the population’s refusal to be ruled as before and…

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የኢትዮጵያ አገራዊ ንቅናቄ ምሥረታ መግለጫ

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የኢትዮጵያ አገራዊ ንቅናቄ ምሥረታ መግለጫ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ለነፃነት፣ ለዲሞክራሲና ለፍትህ የሚያደርጉት ትግል እጅግ ወሳኝ ወደሆነ ደረጃ እየተሸጋገረ መሆኑን ሁላችንም የምንገነዘበዉ ነዉ፡፡ በሕወሐት ግፈኛ አገዛዝ ሥር ላለፉት ሃያ-አምስት ዓመታት በሕዝቦቻችን ላይ የወረደዉ ግፍና መከራ ከልክ በማለፉ የተቀጣጠለዉና ላለፈዉ አንድ ዓመት ካለማቋረጥ የቀጠለዉ የእምቢተኝነትና የአልገዛም ባይነት ሕዝባዊ የተቃዉሞ ትግል ለዓመታት ሲካሄድ የቆየዉ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ትግል አዲስ ምዕራፍ ላይ መድረስ መገለጫ ነዉ፡፡ በዚህ ዛሬም ድረስ እየተካሄደ ባለዉ ሕዝባዊ እምቢተኝነት ምክንያት በአሁኑ ወቅት ኢትዮጵያ ዳግም በመስቀለኛ መንገዶች ላይ ትገኛለች፡፡ በአንድ በኩል መሠረታዊ የሆነ የሥርዓት ለዉጥ የሚፈልጉ ሕዝቦች እስከ አፍንጫዉ ከታጠቀ ጨካኝ የገዢ ቡድን ጋር የሞት ሽረት ትግል የሚያደርጉበት፤ በሌላ በኩል ሕወሐት መራሹ ቡድን በመሣሪያ…

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Waltahiinsa Ijaaramuu Sochii Biyyaa Itiyoophiyaa

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Waltahiinsa Ijaaramuu Sochii Biyyaa Itiyoophiyaa Uummattootni Itiyoophiyaa bilisummaa, diimokirasii fi haqaaf qabsoon taasisan sadarkaa guddaa irra gahuu isaa hundi keenya ni hubanna. Waggoota digdamii-shanan darbaniif sirna bittaa TPLF jalatti rakkoon ummata keenya irra gahe daangaa waan darbeef sirna kana jalatti garbummaadhaan buluun nu gahe jedhanii gara-kutannoodhaan falmii jalqabuun isaanii qabsoon daandii adda addaatiin waggoota dheeraadhaaf adeemisifamaa ture sadarkaa ol’aanaa irra gahuu isaa kan ifatti mul’isee dha. Sababa qabsoo mirgaa hardhallee gaggeeffamaa jiru irraan kan ka’e, biyyi Itiyoophiyaa garamitti akka deemtu haala nama wallaalchisu irra gahee jira. Karaa tokko ummattootnni sirni bittaa kun akka jijjiiramu gaafatan loltoota mootummaa meeshaa waraanaa hammayyaa…

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ODF PROPOSAL: SEEKING THE NEXT BREAKTHROUGH IN DEMOCRACY AND MULTINATIONAL FEDERATION IN ETHIOPIA

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Issued October 21, 2016 A PROPOSAL OF OROMO DEMOCRATIC FRONT Our Common Future: A Proposal INTRODUCTION Ethiopia stands at a crossroads, once again. But this time the prospects facing it are much more starkly contrasting than during past instances of change. If it is put on one course of change, achieving a final breakthrough to a common democratic future looks distinctly promising. If such a course is blocked or not pursued by the stakeholders, on the other hand, the breakdown of order appears threateningly possible. The time to put the country on the right course is now. Unless a country-wide…

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Statement by the allied Oromo liberation forces on the official declaration of a State of Emergency by the TPLF shifta regime in Finfinne/Addis Ababa

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The declaration of a State of Emergency by the lawless TPLF regime in Ethiopia is a blatantly egregious act making a bad situation a lot worse. Statement by the allied Oromo liberation forces on the official declaration of a State of Emergency by the TPLF shifta regime in Finfinne/Addis Ababa While Oromia is in mourning, burying the dead and still counting victims of the October 2 Irreecha Massacre, the lawless regime that perpetrated that Irreecha tragedy has declared a state of emergency in the country. “State of emergency” primarily aims lawful protection of life and property. But this is TPLF…

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ODF/PG7 – የእሬቻ ክብረ በዓል ተሣታፊዎችን ፍጅት በተመለከት ከኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር(ኦዲግ) እና ከአርበኞች ግንቦት 7 ለአንድነትና ዲሞክራሲ ንቅናቄ የተሰጠ መግለጫ

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የሃያ-አምስት ዓመታት የሕወሐት አገዛዝ ቁም ስቅላችሁን ያሣያችሁና ከመሞት በላይ ከመኖር በታች የሆነ የሰቀቀን ኑሮ የምትገፉ ዉድ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ሆይ፡- የኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር (ኦዲግ) እና የአርበኞች ግንቦት 7 ለአንድነትና ዲሞክራሲ ንቅናቄ ከቡሾፍቱ የተሠራጨዉን የወገኖቻችንን እልቂት የሚገልፅ እጅግ በጣም ዘግናኝ የሆነ ዜና የተከታተልነዉ በቃላት ለመግለፅ በሚያስቸግር የሃዘንና የጭንቀት ስሜት ነዉ፡፡ የፋሺስቱ ወያኔ አጋዚ ሠራዊት በኦሮሚያ ክልል ቡሾፍቱ በሚገኘዉ ሆረ አርሰዲ የእሬቻን በዓል ለማክበር በተሰበሰቡ በሚሊዮኖች የሚቆጠሩ ዜጎች ላይ የወሰደዉ ጭካኔ የተመላበት እርምጃ ህዝብን አስተዳድራለሁ ብሎ በመንግሥትነት ሥልጣን ላይ በተቀመጠ አካል ዕዉቅናና ትዕዛዝ የተፈፀመ መሆኑ የዚህን ዘረኛ ሥርዓት መሪዎች እንደሰዉ ማሰብ መቻል እንድንጠራጠር አድርጎናል፡፡ የእሬቻ በዓል የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ለዘመናት ታግሎና ተንከባክቦ በመጠበቅ ካቆያቸዉ…

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ODF/PG7 – Ayyaana Irreecha Oromoo irratti dhumiinsaa fi ajjeechaa gahe ilaalchisee ibsa Adda Diimookraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) fi Arbanyooch Ginbot 7 irraa kenname

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Ayyaana Irreecha Oromoo irratti dhumiinsaa fi ajjeechaa gahe ilaalchisee ibsa Adda Diimookraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) fi Arbanyooch Ginbot 7 irraa kenname Waggoota diddamii-shaniif bittaa Wayyaanee jalatti, du’aa olii fi jiraa gadiitti lakkaawamtanii kan dhiitamaa fi hiraarfamaa jirttan lammiiwwan Itiyoophiyaa! Dhumiinsaa fi ajjeechaa ummata keenya irra gahe ilaalchisee oduu gaddisiisaa Bushooftuu dhaa tamsa’eerifaatuu guddaadhaan hordofaa turre. Humna waraana faashistii Wayyaanee kan Agaazii jedhamee waamamuun dhumiinsaa fi ajjeechaan ummata Oromoo maliyoonaa hedduun lakkaawamu kan nagaadhaan ayyaana Irreechaa kabajauuf Hora Arsaadeetti yaa’ee irra gaye, beekumsaa fi ajaja mootummaa biyyan bulcha jedhee if dhaaduun gaggeeffamuun isaa matootii fi hooggantooti mootummaa kanaa sammuu akka namaatti yaadu dhabuu…

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ODF Statement on Bushooftu Irreechaa Massacre

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Oromo Democratic Front Statement on Bushooftu Irreechaa Massacre The Ethiopian security forces fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse millions of Oromo youth peacefully calling for an end to authoritarian rule triggering a melee in which hundreds attending the annual Irreechaa (thanksgiving) died in the most gruesome manner. The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) expresses its deeply felt condolences to the Oromo nation that suffered its worst one-day calamity in its long and tortured history. To the families and loved ones of the martyred, we and the entire nation mourns with you. To those sustaining wounds and injuries, both physical…

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Public Statement by the Coordinating Committee of Oromo Liberation and Independent Organizations

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Public Statement by the Coordinating Committee of Oromo Liberation and Independent Organizations The Coordinating Committee of the four Oromo liberation organizations announce the successful conclusion of its meeting from 15-17 September 2016 held in Farmington, Minnesota. In its deliberations, the Committee noted with satisfaction successes in executing joint projects and identifying and adopting innovative ways to further quicken the pace in carrying out the objectives set out in the agreement concluded earlier in May 2016. The Committee also resolved to build on the positive experiences this far and to draw lessons from issues encountered in the pursuit of common national…

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