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  1. Nothing can save the political acrobatist Meles Zenawi, from the imminent and the upcoming REVOLUTION; that means the time is for a revolution. But we, the Oromo nationalists, do ask: where are the other students, while the Oromo students are revolting? Why are the Amhara students and the students from the other opressed nations still sleeping? Are they still the victims of Woyane’s divide and rule method? We actually must be able to say together: no more antagonizing the all-inclusive freedom fighters in favour of the Woyane fascist forces. It is clear that the Woyane fascists and racists survived by dividing, fragmentizing and polarizing both the Amhara integrationist camp and the Oromo independenist camp among themselves and between each other.

    But now the question is: how long will both the Ethiopian nationalists’ camp of the Amhara and the Ethnic nationalists’ bloc of the Oromo allow the Woyane to play with them and how long do they give a chance for this mafia group to beat them turn by turn? Are they less intelligent than the Woyane not to outsmart this fascist and racist regime? Time will show us for how long Woyane will play the game of pure political acrobat, presenting itself (camouflaging) as either the Oromo independenist or as the only Ethiopian unionist (killil-federalist) or as the Amhara integrationist just to sow a discord among the opposition and make these different parts of the opposition to fight each other; actually the ONLY true motive of Woyane is to keep the Tigrean hegemony at any cost. On the day that the Oromo nationalists start to make also the issue of an integrated Ethiopia as their own REGIONAL issue, of course beside an independent Oromia as the NATIONAL issue, and on the day the Amhara nationals start to accept and respect Oromia’s right to exist, at least within an integrated Ethiopia, this day will be the day of a real demise for the fascist and racist Woyane regime.

    Otherwise, we have to be able to differentiate Woyane political acrobatists from the genuine independenist Oromo, the unionist (federalist) South and the integrationist Amhara. To know this difference, what matters is not the position of their guts, but more the direction of their guns. Woyane cadres do direct their guns (verbal bullets) on pro-integration Amhara nationals and on pro-independence Oromo nationalists, whereas the genuine opposition from these two camps nowadays consequently and conciously try to direct their guns ONLY on the currently tormenting enemy (the Woyane). Woyane cadres shoot continously at these genuine Amhara and Oromo groups, whereas the genuine pro-independence Oromo and the genuine pro-integration Amhara nationals do try to tolerate all the opposition political groups with their different tactics and strategies in struggling for FREEDOM from Woyane’s fascism. So we just need to check the direction of their guns in order to differenitate the camouflaged Woyane cadres talking about an ‘independent Oromia’ and an ‘integrated Ethiopia’ from both the genuine opposition blocs advocating these two same agenda respectively.

  2. Your contribution is very intersting. I am so happy to read your news.however, up on we interested to forward info how we can find you?

    • Hi Gemechu,
      Thank you very much four showing us you interesting in involving our no-violent struggle. We deeply appreciate your involvement in youth peaceful struggle to bring down the detector from our country. We need your action as soon as possible. We believe that every body has hidden potential that can be cultivated and activated to bring a difference in a society.
      You can find us on an internet every where in the region. Write us on qeerroo2011@gmail.com, and chat with us on Facebook:http://www.facebook/qeerroo.bilisummaa during the weekdays and night.
      Truth shall prevails!
      Qeerroo Bilisummaa

  3. We are at very intersting moment. You have inspired hundreds of thousands youn Oromos for liberty and diginity. Oromo Youth must cultivate and flex the Qerro Movement muscle. They should no more lament for not having the tool for struggle.

    Now is the time to stand for liberty, diginity and Freedom! Sacifice in quest for these is honourable!

  4. ——–Oromian Sovereignty: Neither Amhara’s Style nor Tigrean Type, but Possibly Eritrean Way———

    According to the nowadays ongoing discussion in the Oromo nationalists’ circle, the three possible forms of walabummaa Oromiya (the three types of sovereignties for Oromia) in the forms of the Amhara’s style, the Tigrean type and the Eritrean way are not as such bad for the Oromo people in the future, but preferable are the suggested three Oromian options (independence, autonomy and integration). The Amhara’s style is an ‘assimilative Oromia’ having a free development and use of Afaan Oromo at a federal level, as well as making the cushitic Ethiopia being the same as the sovereign republic of Oromia, which will assimilate the other neighbouring language groups into being Oromo, thus practically Oromia = Ethiopia. This dictatorial assimilative approach must be distinguished from the democratic integrative option of the Oromo way. The Tigrean type is an ‘imperious Oromia’, the Oromo people having an independent Oromia and at the same time ruling over the other nations. Such imperious rule is also not the same to the democratic autonomy, the other Oromian option. The Eritrean way is an ‘independent Oromia’ as a separate nation-state, free from the other nations; this Eritrean way is similar to one of the three Oromian options.

    All these three approaches, which can be now persued by the OLF and the Oromo people, if we want, are not as such disadvantageous for Oromia, so that we necessarily ought not be fixated on only the option of “separation”. That is why the endless cry of the Woyane cadres, who do lament day and night singing about their claim to “know the fact” that OLF is a “secessionist” organization and their accusing the Oromo nationalists as “separatists”, doesn’t hold water. On the contrary, the gadaa people with our principle of freedom and democracy do prefer the Oromian methods leading us to our desired sovereignity. Firstly, we want to give a chance to an ‘integrative Oromia’ (‘a democratic Oromian-Ethiopia’); secondly we opt to an ‘autonomous Oromia’ within a cushitic Ethiopian union, which can only serve as a transitional solution towards the desired integration; and only if these two noble Oromo’s choices of an ‘integration in a form of Oromian-Ethiopia’ or an ‘autonomy within a union’ fail to be materialized, due to the possible arrogance and the authoritarian nature of the Abyssinian elites, the Oromo people will be obliged to move towards the choice of ‘an independence without a union’.

    As far as the Oromo people and our liberation front (OLF) are concerned, even we can try to promote the type of unity, which the “pro-unity” Amhara forces want to realize. But, these Amhara forces need to be sure that the language into which we all need to melt will be the two Afaan Oromo’s, that means not only Amharinya, but also Oromiffa. Now, the OLF seems to support this view, hoping that the “pro-unity” Amhara forces do agree with this way of solving the language issue. Amharinya was in reality created by the Oromo nobility in the year 1270 around Hanko-bar in central Oromia. The Oromo nobility just wanted to have a language, which is different from that of the ordinary Oromo, thus created “lisane negus”, the Amharinya. Now, both Amharinya and Oromiffa are suggested to be considered as Afaan Oromo (as the language of the Oromo people). Sure is that Oromiffa is the language of the Oromo heroes, who did start the liberation struggle of the Oromo people from the Abyssinized rulers of the Agew and the Oromo, whereas Amharinya is unfortunately still associated with the domination and subjugation of the gadaa people by this Abyssinized part of the Cush nations.

    This theory now seems to be entertained by the recent Oromo liberation movement. By the way, is Nagaasso Gidadaa’s UDJ party not one of those with the mentality of this generation? When we look at the program of the party, its §3.2.4 says: “Amharic shall serve as a working language of the federal state; when approved by a referendum, there can be another language, in addition to Amharic, that serves as a working language of the federal state.” Why not referendum on Amharinya, whereas it is compulsarily needed to allow Oromiffa to have the same status? Is this not a double standard? Why did Obbo Nagaasso and the other Oromo nationalists in this party fail to put Oromiffa as one of the federal working languages explicitly, just as they did to Amharinya? Are they not making the same mistake commited by Emperor Minilik Caalaa and his best general Gobanaa Daacee? Both of these nobilities being Oromo (the first an Abyssinized Oromo, the second a non-Abyssinized), they could have promoted Oromiffa to be the working language of the Ethiopian empire they built, instead of making their “lisane negus” the only one used officially in the empire.

    Now, the Oromo liberation movment should take heed of the Habesha organizations, who want to repeat the same mistake. No other move, except the following three ways of the OLF movements, is acceptable to the Oromo people: the first-generation OLF, which concentrates on achieving only an ‘independent Oromia’, as a fair goal without influencing other nations; the second-generation OLF talking about either an ‘independent Oromia’ or an ‘autonomous Oromia’; and the third-generation OLF being more inclusive and open for an ‘independent Oromia’, for an ‘autonomous Oromia’ and for an ‘integrative Oromia’. I think these three options of our future walabummaa are not bad, but the question lies on the timing of stressing one of the alternatives vis a vis the other two. Clear is that any nation under oppression and with a threatened security prefers and stresses ‘independence’, whereas the nation, which does have a confidence to survive, to thrive and who even is sure to be able to rule over other nations do emphasize the other two alternatives (‘autonomy’ and ‘integration’).

    We may then ask: which position should the Oromo people, who are still under the colony and domination need to emphasize now? Surely, we need to stress an ‘independence’, just as the first-generation OLF correctly did and is still doing. Even though it is not bad that the second-generation accepted a possible ‘autonomy’ as an option and the third-generation now started to further entertain even the third alternative of ‘integrative’ Oromia, the smart side of all the three generations is that they never gave up and will never give up the ‘independence’ option. As long as the Oromo people are under oppression, the question for an ‘independence’ is mandatory and a must. But care must be taken for this position is used by the Woyane cadres as a means to neutralize the “pro-unity” Amhara forces, who are also nowadays the archenemies of the Woyane. Clearly, Woyane regime is surviving and thriving by making these Amhara forces and the pro-independence Oromo fronts neutralize each other. Thus, it is better to tone down the ‘independence’ rhetoric and emphasize the ‘integration’ option.

    As repeatedly mentioned, the common denominator of the three OLF generations is ‘bilisummaa Oromoo’, which is good. The first-generation is for bilisummaa Oromoo + walabummaa Oromiya (in a form of an ‘independent Oromia’). The second-generation for bilisummaa + walabummaa (in a form of an ‘independent Oromia’ or in a form of a ‘union of autonomous nations’). The third-generation is for bilisummaa + walabummaa (in a form of an ‘independent Oromia’ or in a form of a ‘union of autonomous nations’ or in a form of ‘cushitic Ethiopia = republic Oromia’). As I do see, we are moving from the occupied Oromia of the subjugated Oromo people —– through the smallest OPDO’s Oromia —– through the smaller OLF-SG’s Oromia —— through the small OLF-QC’s Oromia —— to the great Oromia (either Oromia extending from Hashange to Lamu or the republic Oromia = the cushitic Ethiopia) with a respected bilisummaa and a realized walabummaa of the Oromo people.

    When we look at such theoretical options and moves, the Oromo people are actually in a very advantageous position regarding the possible three future outcomes of the political struggle in the present Ethiopia. The three outcomes are a ‘disintegrated Ethiopia’ resulting in multiple independent nation-states including an independent gadaa republic of Oromia, a ‘federated Ethiopia’ like it is now under the Woyane (just changing its fake status quo to the true federation) and a ‘transformed Ethiopia’ from its present Abyssinized nature (Ethiopia with Oromo oppression and Habesha domination) to the cushitic Ethiopia (Ethiopia with freedom for all citizens and nations). The Oromo nationalists can use these three options to our advantage for all of the three options are not against the required bilisummaa of the Oromo people. The Amhara elites are limited to the third option in which they think Amharinya will be the only federal language of all in Ethiopia, so that they do hate the second option and do fear the first option, because the first and second options do limit this opportunity of expansion for Amharinya. The Tegaru elites can use the second option as long as they do dominate the Ethiopian politics and they surely will opt to the first option in case they start to lose their domination, but they will never be able to exploit the third option for it will not give them the opportunity to dominate over the other nations in the future cushitic Ethiopia.

    Interestingly, we can see that the first-generation OLF is shooting against the Woyane forces from only one position (from the position of an ‘independent Oromia’); the second-generation from two positions (from the position of an ‘independent Oromia’ and from the position of a ’union of autonomous nations’) and the third-generation from three positions (from the position of an ‘independent Oromia’, from the position of a ‘union of autonomous nations’ and from the position of an integrated cushitic Ethiopia). Furthermore, we do also observe the clear supportive position of all the three generations for an independent Oromia; yet, all Oromo nationalists of these three generations just should take care not to play into the hands of the Woyane cadres, who also sing continuously “supporting” the unconditional independence of Oromia. The motive of these cadres is not hard to understand. They want to antagonize the Oromo movement for liberation with the pro-democracy movement of the Amhara people. We should try to kill this divide and rule machination of the Woyane. Otherwise, the third-generation OLF with an additional vision of transforming the Abyssinian-Ethiopia (the hitherto Ethiopia characterized by oppression, hunger, exploitation, tyranny und torture) to the Oromian-Ethiopia (to the cushitic Ethiopia of liberty, freedom, democracy and autonomy of nations) is really great. The Oromo liberation struggle has already compelled the Abyssinian elites to sing about these values of the Oromian-Ethiopia, the values which are actually against their own culture and nature. Thus, the anti-thesis of Obbo Boruu Barraaqaa’s Abyssinian-Ethiopia ( http://gadaa.com/oduu/10224/2011/07/26/ … -ethiopia/ ) is this suggested Oromian-Ethiopia.

    We like it or not, Ethiopia can never be back to the past Amhara dominated empire and keeping the status quo of the Tigrean domination sustainably is also not an easy job. Slowly but surely, the empire was changing because of the pressure from the Oromo liberation movement and it will continue to be changed from the Abyssinian-Ethiopia to the Oromian-Ethiopia. It is up to us, the Oromo people, to choose which form of Oromia to have in the future: OPDO’s map, OLF-SG’s, OLF-QC’s, the present Ethiopia being transformed to Oromia or the future Oromia’s map being the same to that of the cushitic Ethiopia? The idea of the second-generation OLF in thinking about the second type of sovereignity (autonomous Oromia) as another way of Oromo’s walabummaa, which is alternative to the original goal (independent Oromia) was very disappointing for the first-generation OLF and its supporters. In the mean time, this second option seems to have been accepted by many Oromo nationalists, as long as the Oromo public will decide in the future per referendum. Now the third alternative sovereignity (integrative Oromia), which is now entertained by the third-generation OLF seems to be very “disgusting” not only for the first generation, but also for the second-generation. It may take a long time till Oromo nationalists of these two generations will start to realize that the Oromo people, as a majority in the region, will have no disadvantage in all the three types of sovereignities, if really the future politics of the region will be that of freedom and democracy. Fortunately, the world is developing and moving in this direction of politics; the Horn of Africa can not be exceptional.

    The hitherto main mistakes done by both the Amhara elites and the Oromo elites, so that Woyane could beat them turn by turn, are the facts that the Amhara elites still think as if they are in control of the Finfinne palace and as if they do have the political domination demanding from the Oromo elites to give up the agenda of “Oromian separation” as a precondition to an all-inclusive alliance. The Oromo elites, on the other hand, think as if we have less power and influence, compared to the Amhara elites, so that we still fear the comeback of the old “era of darkness”. Woyane cadres know this falacy of both elite groups and play with their emotion in order to polarize the opposition camp. The recent move of the OLF to correct this faults is an indication of a growing Oromo self-confidence to tackle such empasse and make a difference not only in Oromia, but in the whole Ethiopia/the Horn, that is why it is a nice step. Of course, this will be fruitful only if the effort towards the third alternative of walabummaa (integrative Oromia) is going to be seen on the real ground. A move in this direction is yet more of a theory rather than being the ongoing practice; nevertheless, I think the plan of an Oromian-Ethiopia (Ethiopia being transformed into Oromia) is a best vision and it will be a possible reality in the future. Only if the Abyssinian elites and their Western handlers try to hinder the realization of this vision, then either ‘Oromian autonomy within Ethiopian union’ or ‘Oromian independence within African union’ are the other options we need to strive for. The truth in general is that in all these three ways of achieving Oromo’s sovereignity, the hitherto oppresed Oromo people will have nothing to lose in the future.

    What we can’t deny is that there are considerable number of Oromo nationals supporting either of the three types of sovereignties (either independence or autonomy or integration) and none of these three groups do prefer ‘garbummaa Oromoo’ to ‘bilisummaa Oromoo’. Thus ‘bilisummaa Oromoo’ is a common denominator for these three political views in the Oromo community. Even though they do have this same stand on bilisummaa, they do differ on the type of walabummaa Oromia they want to realize. The difference is based on the version of the Oromo history each generation does have in mind and based on the personal life experiences of their respective members. If the OLF manages to accomodate these three sections of the Oromo society (the pro-independence, the pro-autonomy and the pro-integration section), it can then surely be pragmatic, inclusive and smart. Bilisummaa Oromoo from the garbummaa under the Abyssinian system of colonization or domination is unconditional; but the types of walabummaa Oromiya, which we as a nation want to realize, be it an ‘independent Oromia within African union’, or an ‘autonomous Oromia within Ethiopian union’ or an ‘integrative Oromia by transforming the Abyssinian-Ethiopia of a dictatorship to the Oromian-Ethiopia of a democracy’ can be conditional, which depends on the future referendum of the Oromo public.

    Now, the best way to attack and defeat Woyane (who is using the two cards of either ‘imperious Tigrai’ or ‘independent Tigrai’) is that the OLF better concentrate on the third alternative, on an ‘integrative Oromia’, rather than on only an ‘independent Oromia’ and an ‘autonomous Oromia’, these two methods (independence and autonomy) being theoretically the same ideology to that of the Woyane, who in reality currently excercises an ‘imperious position’. Fortunately, Woyane can never use the card of an ‘integration’ for it is a reperesentative of the minority nation in the Ethiopian empire. Thus, according to the opinion given in this essay, an ‘independent Oromia’ (the Eritrean style sovereignity) is not the only type of sovereignty for the Oromo and Oromia, the people and the land who are at the center and the core of the politics in the region/in the empire. An ‘autonomous Oromia’ and an ‘integrative Oromia’ are also the other advantageous ways of securing Oromo’s bilisummaa and Oromia’s walabumma. Otherwise, we do see that the Amhara elites have only one political card (the card of integration) to play; the Tegaru elites have only two cards (the cards of ‘imperious Tigrai’ and ‘independent Tigrai’); but the Oromo nationalists have three cards, the cards of an ‘independent Oromia’, an ‘autonomous Oromia’ and an ‘integrative Oromia’ to play. Time will show us whether our Oromo politicians are smart and wise to use these three cards to the advantage of the Oromo people and to the interest of the Oromo land (Oromia).

    As far as I am concerned, so long the Oromo people are under colonial oppression, we should fight for an independent Oromia without giving in and giving up. But Oromia and the Oromo are neither geographical periphery nor demographical minority, like Eritrea and the South Sudan were/are, in order to opt for a separation as the only best remedy. An ‘integrative Oromia’ (transforming the Abyssinian-Ethiopia to the Oromian-Ethiopia) can also be the very good version of our walabummaa/sovereignty, of course an ‘autonomous Oromia’ being a temporary and transitional solution towards either an ‘idependent Oromia’ or an ‘integrative Oromia’, both as an alternative lasting solutions. So let’s Oromo nationals act as members of a nation with both geographically central position and demographical majority in the empire/region, believing in ourselves and being confident that we can change our present condition of a political minority to our legitimate status of a majority and convert our current situation of being in a political periphery towards becoming a political center. Woyane cadres, who continuously accuse Oromo liberation movement as a “separatist” movemnet should be told that it is illogical to talk about Finfinne’s “secession” from Meqelee, whereas the simple fact is that it is Meqelee, who will secede from Finfinne. Common sense tells us that the one who is a minority and at a periphery claims a secession from the nation at the center and a majority, not vice versa!

    Galatooma!

  5. Gabaabumatti yaada kiyya yoo ibse;
    akkuma wajjiin beeknutti nuuti diina kessaafi alaa akka qabnu waan dagatamuu qabuu miti.
    haala kanaan osoo jiruu nuuti diin keenya dhiisii waluu beekuu hin dandeenye.
    Fincila diddaa gabrumma akka dhugaatti qabannee afaaniin jechuu osoo hin taane tokkummaa ilamaan oromoorratti gadi fageenyaan dalaguutti mala.
    Nuuti baay’inas akkuma qabnu beekaas akkasuma, tokkummaa dhabuun kenya ammaa diinaaf milkii tahee nuu oromoof immoo hoongee dandamata hin qabne tahee mul’ata.
    Nuuti waan tokko barreessinee dhiisuu qofa osoo hin taane gadi fageenyaan wal barree dhiba qabnus wal barsiifnee ,eenyutu lammii fi diina keenyas barannee tokkummaa saba keenya irratti duuluu qabnaa jedha.
    Galatooma

  6. gabaabumatti yaadi an qabu baayyees ibsuu kanin barbaadu yeroo ammaa kana ilmaan oromoo keessaaf alaa yaadaan tokkummaa irratti walii galanii waliin waan hiriiran natti fakkaata yeroon jedhu oromooti seenaa darbae irraa waan guddaa hubachuun amma yeroo waa’een tokkummaa,sabboonummaa ka’u baayyeen ni gammada ni quqquuqamas kun kan mullisu akka an ilaalutti tokkumaan horatamaa baratamaa dhufuu isaati kana yeroon jedhu oromoo ta’ee kanatti kan hin amanne hin jiru jechuu koo miti jira inni abbaa gara jarattii jala bu’ee ilmaan oromoo dabarsee du’aaf kennu hedduu isaanii jira.isaan irraa immoo cimsinee of eegachuu qabnna kanaaf yoomuu taanaan ilmaan oromoo tokko taanee sabboonummaa keenya uumata keenyaaf agarsiisuu gochuu qabna.

  7. dhuguma yeroo ammaa kana qeerroon roorroo bittaa halagaa irraa geessisaa jiru iddoo adda addaatti fincila finiiinsa jiru nama gammachiisa keessumaa battalatti
    diina irratti karaa adda tarkaanfiin fudhatamu guddaa nama boonsa nuttis itti boonuu utuu hin taíin biyyoota adda addaa irratti mootummoota dictatorii
    hoo jedhee kaúun fonqolchee irraa darbate.nutis biyyittii keessaa oromoo baayyinaan gudda dha.jabaannee tokkumaa uumnee qabsoo bilisummaa yoo finiinsine wayyaneen hundeedhaan akka buqqaán baruun firoota isaanii biyya alaa jiran sodaa isaanii yeroo adda adaatti ibsaa jiru kunia akka abdii kutatan himaa jiru.
    kanaaf yeroo fedhe irra hundi keenya waan qabnuu fi dandeenyuun qerrii adda bilisummaa oromoo cinaa haa dhaabanu jedha nagaatti

    galaan galaasaa goolee
    australia irraa

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