Establishment of Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE)

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August 26, August 2010 Press Release

When the TPLF/EPRDF forces controlled Addis Ababa and ended 17 years of tribulation, the majority of Ethiopians gave the TPLF leaders the benefit of the doubt and received them with a warm welcome hoping that change towards freedom, justice and democracy was around the corner. However, 19 years and four elections latter, the only change the Ethiopian people have witnessed is the swing from military dictatorship to a naked ethnocentric dictatorship. Today, unlike any other time Ethiopia’s survival as a nation is endangered by the very regime claiming to lead it. Consequently, there are calls from all corners of Ethiopia for liberty and justice that must be answered to safeguard the continuity of the country and the freedom of the Ethiopian people.

Taking into consideration the damages already caused and that will be caused by the ethno -centered dictatorial regime on the national security and interest of the nation; and taking into consideration that, the longer this regime is allowed to stay in power, the longer the agony and humiliation the people of Ethiopia are subjected to endure ; and

Profoundly cognizant of the demand and desire of the Ethiopian people to see political organizations that struggle against tyranny to coordinate their effort and resources, and raise up as a united front against the ethno-centric dictatorial regime that has no regard for the multifaceted challenges facing Ethiopia; and

Taking into account the results of the 2010 election drama and the steps taken since the 2005 election, clearly demonstrate the totalitarian designs of the TPLF/EPRDF regime to dominate all spheres of life in Ethiopia; and after taking stock of the regime’s unwillingness to submit itself to and function in a genuine multi-party democratic arrangement; and

After deliberating over many alternatives and multiple scenarios of the struggle, forging an all inclusive popular democratic front has been singled out as the only viable way to get rid-off the ethno-centered dictatorial regime and ensure peace, equality, freedom, justice, democracy, and economic prosperity for people of Ethiopia. Therefore,

Here by, the following three organizations, as the first step of a series of steps, are pleased to announce the formation of Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE).
1. Afar People’s Party

2. Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice , Freedom, and Democracy

3. Ethiopian Movement for Unity and Justice

Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia makes unequivocal proclamation that unity is the inexorable call of the time, and uses this opportunity to call upon all forces of freedom and democracy in Ethiopia to unite. As it takes its first step to wage a struggle to liberate Ethiopia from the ethnocentric dictatorship, ALEJE vows to work in unison with other democratic forces.
Down with the ethnocentric dictatorship of the TPLF/EPRDF

Victory to the people of Ethiopia!

Contact address: pr@timret.org

  1. Abebe
    | #1

    Thank you and thanks again, the poeple of Ethiopia have been waiting for the the day we see our freedom fighters get organized and chase this criminals form Ethiopia. Any movement that will move ethiopia towards libery from the R’terans in Addis Ababa is most wellcomed. I know if Ethiopians put their mind to it they can move a mountain.
    God bless you.
    Death to Tribalis Tigre/ R’tera racist gangsters.

  2. Habtom
    | #2

    No Comment at least until I disprove the grudge of the bride which goes like this: “kaltazelku alaminm.”, though I at the same time believe that I am also responsible to help the ‘muzie/mizie’ pick up and carry on the bride.

  3. Anonymous
    | #3

    This is a little bit confusing. Who is Ethiopian Movement for Unity and Jaustice?

  4. hanna
    | #4

    Written by:- Hanna kebede:- Switherland

    Ethiopian Politics is dominated by authoritarian Men
    Few of Africa’s authoritarian governments, like Ethiopia’s, were previously bastions of liberty. The country has a long history of repression and rebellion. But critics contend that many of Africa’s former-guerrilla-fighters-turned-leaders are growing steadily more repressive as their terms stretch from years into decades. Ethiopia’s prime minister, Meles Zanawi has led the country for 19 years.
    Diplomats, human rights groups and witnesses say the Ethiopian government is methodically
    Since early March, two opposition activists and one candidate have been killed. Witnesses and some Western diplomats say the victims were singled out because they were outspoken opponents of the governing party.
    The Ethiopian government says that the killings were common crimes, not assassinations,
    On April 13, 2010, dictator Meles Zenawi issued a thinly veiled threat to Ethiopian opposition leaders that he will hunt them out of their hiding places and burn them at the stake if they boycotted the May, 2010 “election”, or agitate the youth for political action:
    (Genocide) as it can be proven beyond a shadow of doubt that all of them have listened to the Voice of America Amharic Service programs, which according to Zenawi “has copied the worst practices of radio stations such as Radio Mille Collines of Rwanda in its wanton disregard of minimum ethics of journalism and engaging in destabilizing propaganda.”
    One of the biggest mistake Ethiopians could make in the fight against one of the most brutish of leaders the world has ever seen is to believe that Meles is their problem and theirs only. Meles Zenawi is a problem for all peace loving people in the Horn of Africa, East Africa, parts of the Middle East and the African continent.

  5. Eski Yehuna
    | #5

    KKKKKK kkkkkkkk (*_*)
    I find this a very commical news and i have never heard of “Ethiopian Movement for Unity and Justice”. If G7 leaders have a real courage to fight Woyane Agazi they should stop talking too much and show some actoin. The struggle to liberate Ethiopia from Agazi not in NY or Europe it is in Ethiopia.

    Long Live Birtukan

  6. same old story
    | #6

    Much ado about nothing.

  7. ስልምን ተሰማ
    | #7

    እንኩእነ ደስ አለነ .ቴሰፋችን አበቦለ የሀነ ነበር የመነተበከወ ለረጀመ ዘመነ.

  8. መቅደላዊ
    | #8

    First of all we should know what kind of parties have joined the united front. The press release hints the new alliance is much worried about the human rights in Ethiopia or the absence of democracy in Ethiopia. This is but one apect of the issue. The problem in Ethiopia is about territorial integrity and sovereignity. The alliance should condemn the secession of Eritrea and the landlocking. Further it should condemn the ethnic federalims in Ethiopia. It should expose the crimes of Meles Zenawi in the political, social and economic aspects. The alliance should start from the pre-1991 political of map of Ethiopia. The secession of Eritrea should be at least discussed and a letter of condemnation to the UN should be sent.

    G 7 has been focusing on anti-TPLF propoganda condemning Tigray people day in and day out. This sends a bad message to the ethiopian people. There is eritrean and tigrean presence in TPLF-EPRDF. But there are also amhara, gurage other elites who are serving Meles Zenawi’s autocratic regime.

    The alliance should learn it’s lessons from Ethiopian People’s Patriotic Front and other groups, which are collaborating with Eritrea. Eritrea poses a danger to the liberation and democratization of Ethiopia and should be levelled as an enemy on the same degree as Meles Zenawi’s TPLF-EPRDF.

    The alliance can not succeed to have any military engagement unless it is politically clearly stands with the pre-1991 Ethiopia. Eritrea and Tigray provinces are in the minority and can be and should be militarily challenged by the rest of the ethiopian population. The new united front or alliance of the three organizations should not allay with Eritrea unless Eritrean organization want to struggle with ethiopian to unite and liberate Ethiopia and Eritrea.

  9. Anonymous
    | #9

    please answer the questions of the country’s nations and nationalities,equalitiesand freedom in general,before crying about a dry Ethiopian unity.

  10. ስልምን ተሰማ
    | #10

    It is a good news,and a good start.and we waiting more group join those freedom fighters.
    daze for weyanes.

  11. buto
    | #11

    Yehuna,

    You are so pessimist. You shouldn’t use the name of Birtukan again. Her name is not a cover for cowards like you. Instead of asking G7 to do something do your part. G7 is as good as people like you are good. The allinece is a good start and it is somehting that we have been calling for. We can’t keep on killing the seed, please let it grow.

  12. aha!
    | #12

    “Zoro zoro mezgiaw chiraro”, yemibalewn yimeslal. Is this a facelift for AFD, to which UEDF, whatever that is a dormant faction failed to sign on to it. The difference between this alliance with ALEJE acronym and Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (AFD)is that it does not include EPPF,UEDF and the liberation fronts. Who is sponsoring it this time? Why EPPF is left out and replaced by Ethiopian Movement for Democracy and Freedom(EDF). Nevertheless, if this is a force of the positive forces of integration for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and and Ethiopians as stipulated in the title, it is a step in the right direction, if the armed struggle is conducted from within Ethiopia. However, the term alliance is unecessary as it is far different from merge with the same goals in a political model as it is in business model.

  13. በጣም ደስ ይላል
    | #13

    ዜናውን ስሰማ ምን ያህል እንደተደሰትኩ መናገር አልችልም ግንቦት 7 ወደ ትጥቅ ትግል ለመምጣት ስልታዊ ሂደት ላይ መሆኑን ያመለክታል…ሁለቱ ድርጅቶች በይፋ ባዪታውቁም …የትጥቅ ትግል ለማድረግ በሜዳ ላይ ያሉ ናቸዉ…በተለይ Ethiopian movment for unity and justice ,የትጥቅ ትግል ከጀመረ የቆየ ቢሆንም በዉጭ ሃገር ብዙም ስለማይታወቅ የፋይናንስ እና የሎጅስቲክ አቅሙ ደካማ ነዉ ስለዚሀ ግንቦት 7 ብዙ አባላት ስላሉት network ስፊ ስለሆነ ጥሩ ጥምረት ነው,የአፋር ክልል በምስራቅ በኩል ለመሃል ሃገር ቅርብ በመሆኑ የምስራቁን ግንባር በደንብ ያጠናክራል…በሰሜን በኩል EPPF ከተጠናከረ…የወያኒ ጉዳይ …

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