The Oromo struggle headed by the OLF will not be by a croaking Frogs and tick bites

Press release – Qeerroo: Oromo Youth Movement for Freedom

Since their subjugation fall under the Ethiopian empire about 150 years ago, the Oromo people are waging a liberation struggle to regain their freedom back and build its nation. To this day the Oromo continue to suffer under the most barbaric and cruel government system of the empire. To regain its freedom and bring an end to its suffering, the Oromo people have rallied behind the Oromo liberation struggle, spear headed by the OLF, and have fought the colonizers for over a century. Though the challenges are immense, and the terrains our struggle walked through are extremely steep, the OLF has managed to overcome them all patiently and unflinchingly to bring our struggle these far. During this long journey to freedom, the Oromo people have rallied behind OLF a just cause. They never waged their struggle for the sake of supporting individuals OLF leaders or to protect them from any political adversaries. The Oromo people rallied behind OLF and its leaders for their selfless commitment to the struggle, unwavering stand, perseverance, and willingness to abide to the rules and regulation of the organization.
Over decades of bitter struggle, the OLF has had brave and unflinching leaders, but also cowards and sellouts who betrayed the people and joined the oppressors. This is what we faced today at this juncture of our history. The Oromo people have never and will never be shaken by of the departure of some purposeless traitors from the leadership of the Front. Continue reading

“Oromoon mootummaa ce’umsaa ijaarrachuuf of qopheessuu qaba” jechuun Hayyu Dureen ABO dubbatan.

[SQ Fulbaana 14/2020]
 Hayyu Dureen ABO Jaal Daawud Ibsaa Kello Media irratti guyyaa har’aa (Fulbaana 13/2020) gaaffiifi deebii taasisaniin haala waggoota lamaan darbe ABOfi Qabsoon Bilisummaa Oromoo keessa darbee as ga’e ibsanii haala amma biyyi kun keessa jirtus ibsaniiru.
Tibbuma hogganni ABO gara biyyaatti gale Dr Abiy Hayyu Duree ABO Jaal Daawud Ibsaa waamee doorsisuu akka yaaleefi ‘waraana Lixa Oromiyaa jiru kana ni rukkunna’ jechuun akka itti dhaadate ibsan. ‘Humna kana (WBO) irratti lola hin baniinaa; lola kana yoo bantan rakkinni kun kan biyya kanaa ta’a’ jechuun Jaal Daawud yaada dhiyeessan dubbataniiru. Haala kanaan utuu jiramuu torban lama utuu hin guutiin lola bananii ammallee lolichi hin dhaabbatiin jira.
Kanumatti aansuun Jaal Daawud haala doorsisa mootummaa kana irratti yaada yommuu kennan, “Yoo barbaachisaa ta’e adda keenyatti rasaasa gadhiisu malee PP’fis ta’e jaarmiyaa kamiifuu harka hin laannu” jechuun gara kuteenya isaanii ibsaniiru.
Gaaffiin Kello Media irraa dhiyaate kan biroo haala bara 1991 fi ammaa irratti kan gaafataman, ” Biyya kana kan seenne uummata keenya waliin wareegama dhufu fudhachuuf malee seennee ba’uuf miti. Ejjennoon kun ammas ittuma fufa. Bara 1991 fi haalli ammaa tokko miti. Nutu wareegama malee haalli darbe sun hin dhufu. Qabsoon Oromoo harka qabsaa’otaafi uummata Oromoo jira. Akka asii baanuuf dhiibbaan godhamaa ture; garuu dinneetuma hojii keenya hojjechaa jirra” jechuu deebisan.

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In Defense Of Dawud Ibsa: Let Credit Be Due Where It Belongs!

By Bedassa Tadesse, September 13, 2020

Dawud

Disclaimer: I am an Oromo. I have my opinions just like anyone. What is stated below is my sole opinion and represents no one else’s. The note is my response to those who are attempting to discredit the contributions of Dawud Ibsa to the Oromo cause.

Dawud Ibsa, the Iron man of the OLF, a man of steel determination and unshakable faith in the Oromo cause and what holds for Oromia, has many detractors: internal as well as external.

Internal are those suckers and losers (I call them Maggots-baby flies or the larvae of a fly that feed on a medium/matter, alive or dead) who can’t carry the weight Dawud Ibsa has been carrying for years even for a single day, and yet they pretend to act as though they have the backbone to stand the weight of something as heavy as the Oromo struggle. They live for themselves but want to appear as heroes to the Oromo public. By virtue of who they are and what they are living for, day-in and day-out, they envy the respect Dawud Ibsa garners from his people and sworn enemies. They despise his achievements, abominate his character and determination even if they know that Dawud never counts his achievements without giving them credits. Ask them privately, they will proudly tell you that they had no idea about how he manages to see things coming his way miles away. They will hiss at you by saying ” I really don’t know how he pulls the strings together”. I can name names; and who said what and when. However, I refrain from doing so for the Oromo public knows them well. Continue reading

Iyya Raachaa fi Silmii dhiiga xuuxxuun Qabsoon Oromoo ABOn durfamu of duuba hin deebi’u.

Iyya Raachaa fi Silmii dhiiga xuuxxuun Qabsoon Oromoo ABOn durfamu of duuba hin deebi’u.
Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo
Fulbaana 13/2020
Finfinnee,Oromiyaa
Ummatni Oromoo erga bittaa alagaa jalatti kufee waggootni 150 ol lakkaayamanis ammas Bilisummaa mataa isaa fi biyya walaba taate hin ijaarratiin gabrummaa Sirnaa jalatti kufee jira.
Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo durfamu jalatti ummatni Oromoo bal’aan gabrummaa fi roorroo irra gahu of irraa qolachuuf erga qabsoo eegalee waggootni hedduun bu’aa bahii wal xaxaa keessa lufaa qabsaa’otni qabsoo sabaa gaggeessan nuffii fi dadhabbii tokko malee Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo asiin gahaniiru.
Ummatni Oromoo dhaaba isaa ABO jalatti kan hiriiree qabsoo gaggeessu hoggansa dhaabichaa ilaalee ykn tiksuuf osoon taane cichoominaa fi obsaan kaayyoo,Seeraa fi heera ABOn taliigamee warra kaayyootti cichu waliin qabsoon Oromoo ABOn durfamu galma gaha kan jedhuun malee warra akka muka baala harcaafatu dhaabicha irraa harca’an waliin hin raafamu.
Dhaaba ABO keessatti yeroo adda addaatti dhaabicha keessatti caccabuu fi foxxoquun Mul’ataa ture gara fuulduraattis warri akeekaa fi kaayyoo jaallanii galmaan gahuuf dandeettii fi gahumsa hin qabne keessaa harca’aa ni deemu kun amaloota qabsoon qabu keessaa isa tokkodha. Continue reading

OLF Press Statement

September 13, 2020

The Oromo Liberation Front passionately believes that sustainable and permanent solution to Ethiopia’s complex political problems could only be attained with an All-Inclusive democracy and participation of all political forces. To this effect, OLF had been working with various political forces including those in power of ruling the country and opposition groups to create a national consensus to solve the political crises in Ethiopia. Since, the OLF moved its leadership to the country on 15th September 2018 it committed itself to work with honesty and integrity for the success of the peace process that lead to inclusive true democracy.

Although OLF was not happy on how the transition to democracy in Ethiopia was handled by PM Abiy Ahmed’s government from the very beginning, we patiently dealt with the situations with the hope that it would be improved; but not without price.     However, the Political reform started in 2018 have faced huge challenges both internally within the ruling party as well as externally with the opposition groups. The situations are getting worse from time to time and currently it reached at stage where everything is out of control leading the government to collapse . http://www.oromoliberationfront.org/english/

QEERROO: Jarmaya Sirnaan Caaseffame moo Sochii akka Tasaa Dhohe?

Hagayya 21, 2020, MOOSISAA AAGAA tiin

Qeerroon jarmaya gurmaawaadha, garuu Jawaar Mohaammad jalatti miti.

*Barreeffama jalqaba Ingliffaan “Ethiopia Insight” irratti Hagayya 21, 2020 maxxanfamee tureerra gara Afaan Oromootti kan hiikame.

**Lakkoofsi barru kana keessatti tuqaman hundi akka lakkoofsa adduunyaatti (ALA) dha.

Jechi Qeerroo jedhu kan dirree siyaasaa Oromootti as bahe jarmayaan dargaggoota/dardarran Oromoo maqaa “Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (QBO)”, gabaabaatti “Qeerroo” jedhuun Ebla 2011-tti gurmaawuun sirnaan erga hundeeffamee asi dha.  Akkuma uumameen, Qeerroon marsarariitii (website) isaa kan jalqaba banachuun labsii hundeeffamaa (manifesto) isaas erga ifa taasisee booda finciloota walirraa hin cinne dhaabbilee barnootaa ol-aanoo keessatti qindeesse. Achirraa jalqabee fincilli barattoota Oromoo QBOtiin geggeeffamu utuu walirraa hin citiin takka ho’aa, takka qabbanaa’aa erga itti fufee booda finciloonni jajjaboo fi guutuu Oromiyaa waliin gahanii walitti fufiinsaan bara 2014 fi 2015 geggeeffaman ol-aantummaa Adda Bilisummaa Ummata Tigraay (ABUT) buqqisuu danda’eera. 

Kaayyoon barruu kanaa haala hundeeffamaa fi sochii Qeerroo ibsuu fi dhimma Qeerroo irratti hubannoolee dogoggoroo bal’inaan faca’aa turan tokko-tokko sirreessuu dha. Keessattuu ta’u-malaa dogoggoraa bal’inaan faca’ee jiru kan “Qeerroon sochii akka-tasaa (spontaneous), kan caasaa hin qabne dha” jdhu sirreessuu dha. Kana malees, rogeessa (activist) duraanii fi yeroo ammaa hidhamaa siyaasaa kan ta’e Jawar Mahaammad sochii Qeerroo keessatti qoodaa inni qabu ibsuu dha.

 Ani barreessaan barruu kanaa, bara 2009 irraa eegalee Sochii Barattoota Oromoo (SBO) fi finciloota Qeerroo marsariitii  hedduurratti, keessattuu marsariitii Gadaa.com irratti yoo xiqqaate barruu saddeet maqaa masootiin (alias name) maxxansaa tureera.  Sadaasa 12, 2009 waa’ee mormii bal’aa bara 2005;  Sadaasa 11, 2010 waa’ee finciloota bara 2006 fi 2010 gidduutti geggeeffamanii; Sadaasa 19, 2011 cuunfaa tartiiba taateewwan fincila barattoota Oromoo kan Sadaasa 2010 hanga Sadaasa 2011 qindeessee gabaaseera. Akkasumas Sadaasa 7, 2014 cuunfaa babal’na Sochii Qeerroo kan Sadaasa 2013 hanga Sadaasa 2014 maxxanseera. Barruulee koo kanneen hafan ceesistuu (link) kanaan argachuu dandeessu. Continue reading

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Qeerroo: from ‘revolt against subjugation’ to ‘popular uprising against tyranny’

September 3, 2020by Worku Burayu

Attempts to discredit Qeerroo will not deter the movement from pursuing its goalsYou might well have heard mischaracterizations of Qeerroo and its institution, Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (QBO), as part a defamation campaign against the Oromo and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

To mischaracterize and attack Qeerroo organization whose sole mission is to end tyranny is disgraceful. Yet, the Abiy Ahmed administration and some media outlets including ESATEthio 360 Media and all government affiliated medias continue to undermine Qeerroo, going as far as tainting the popular peaceful resistance it waged that once aroused the glimmer of hope for Ethiopia until it was snatched away by the new regime.

Some have opposed just about everything QBO has been doing. The question is why.

Who is Qeerroo?

Qeerroo is an Afaan Oromo word literally meaning ‘unmarried young man’, as Qaarree is for ‘unmarried young woman’.

In Oromo’s Gadaa socio-economic and political system, Qeerroo represents the youth in the social strata of Gadaa structure that signifies the potential force of the Oromo society who are full of energy, enthusiasm, and defenders of the dignity of the Oromo people and their homeland Oromia.

Qeerroo played a vital role in the organized Oromo struggle of the early 1970s.

For example, the song Gaaddisaa Abdullaahii sung titled ‘Qeerroo-mataa-tuutaa, hin jarjartu suuta’ in 1970s was to signify that Qeerroo is the engine of the Oromo Struggle. Since 1991, Qeerroo has re-occurred as what is called the “Qubee generation” to mark the era of introduction of Qubee script and Afaan Oromoo as medium of instruction in schools for the first time in Ethiopian history. This was the result of decades resistance spearheaded by the OLF and realized during the brief period that the OLF participated in the transitional government of Ethiopia.

Unlike its traditional meaning, the origin of the Qeerroo term in Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo’s setting, is derived from the word “Qeerrensa/Qeerramsa” whose literal meaning is “tiger,” to symbolize a fierce fighter, a dignified being, active and defenders of survival and dignity. “Qeerrenso” and “Jaajjabee” are very common terms in OLF and Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) often used to adore those fierce young fighters.

In short, as Qeerroo represents the dynamism of the Oromo youth in a peaceful struggle against tyranny, Jaajjabee represents an admirable special young force in Oromo armed struggle. Hence, in this context, Qeerroo and Jaajjabe are gender neutral. Qeerroo is an idea of cultured resistance, represents a relentless pursuit of liberty, equipped with mental readiness and resilience which leaves no stone unturned to get what it pursues.

What Qeerroo and QBO is not