WINDS OF CHANGE CONTINUES BLOWING Major developments in 6 African countries and other Arab nations. And Ethiopians fate! By Abby G.Minda

February 23rd, 2011 Print Print Email Email

Today, the drama of utmost importance is underway in different parts of the world, specially, in the North African countries. After its beginning in Tunisia, the flammable and miserable peoples voices is fast circulating from country to country. The basic demands of peoples of these nations is clear; the quest for better living conditions, jobs, respect of human and democratic rights and so on.

What makes special the current movement in Africa and the Arab world is women’s and children’s gather out in the streets to oppose the rotten regime of their country. More of less the peaceful demonstration were carried out with fruitful results in Egypt and Tunisia. On the other way, in LIBIYA and Lebanon the governments use machine guns to disperse protesters. A people went out bare handed shot by government mercenaries. Though, the protesters are still going on. as the Tunisian protests were still escalating,

What we are observing in North Africa and Middle East are the results of unfolded dramas left on the society for decades. The Bahrain and Libyan Governments uses their special forces to disperse the protesters. They come up against the protesters by hiring foreign mercenaries to fire against the peaceful demonstrators.

Let’s see the blowing winds of change in these Countries

TUNISIA: When the demonstrations started on 17 December, It wasn’t expected. Just before the December protests began, WikiLeaks released internal U.S. State Department communications in which the American ambassador described Ben Ali as aging, out of touch, and surrounded by corruption and the government were given little coverage in the domestic media, and were widely reported outside Tunisia as a protest over unemployment. This basic cause leads the uprising to take effect and finally gave results for the down falloff the old and rotten regime. Human rights groups estimate the total number of dead, including several men who committed protest suicides, at over 100.Most of the victims were civilians shot dead by police during nationwide demonstrations over unemployment, corruption and repression that eventually toppled Ben Ali on January 14.

EGYPT: The 2nd big character for more than four decade in power, as a dictatorial regime was Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. His filthy regime was overthrown after 18 days of strong opposition. It was in the year 2008 the first unrest movement conceived when workers at a government-owned textile factory in the Egyptian mill town of El-Mahalla el-Kubra announced that they were going on strike in April 6 to protest high food prices and low wages. This led to the final closure of Mubarak’s regime.
The world has observed, and witnessed the overtly dramatic response of the U.S towards the quest of democracy, and the weak and reluctant diplomatic tragedy against Egyptian protesters. Even though, As the crowds in central Cairo’s main Tahrir square continued to build, however, security personnel changed tactics and the protest turned violent the big clash was happened and police uses guns with batons and tear gas to clear crowds demanding an end to the country’s grinding poverty. I am quite grateful in many ways about the historic protest in Egypt. First of all, The protest was the largest ever seen in Egypt history, began peacefully, with police showing unusual restraint in what appeared to be a concerted government effort not to provoke a Tunisia-like mass revolt. And secondly the military were acting independently.

Following the fruitful protest in Egypt, the Flame of revolution continues to spread in. it cross’s North Africa and brock up in the Arab world: The mercenaries gunfire in Bahrain, a little touch in some part of Iraq, University protesters in Yemen and Followed by Syrian’s and back in Africa to Libya, Algeria Djibouti and now the latest development is in spackles everywhere. According to ABC news the number of dead people estimated to total of 350 more and more than 5500 was injured.

BAHRAIN: The 3rd country to Join the riot is The Egypt-inspired protests began Monday as a cry for the country’s Sunni monarchy to loosen its grip, including hand-picking most top government posts, and open more opportunities for the country’s majority Shiites, who have long complained of being blocked from decision-making roles or key posts in the military. But the uprising’s demands have steadily grown bolder. Many protesters are calling for the government to provide more jobs and better housing, free all political detainees .the thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with gun man mercenaries. The mercenaries responded by firing live guns.

YEMEN: In Sana, at least 10,000 protesters led by opposition members and youth activists gathered at Sana University, and around 6,000 more gathered elsewhere, participants, lawmakers and activists.

LIBYA: “we will fight until last man standing” was the response of the, to the protesters in the beginning special mercenary forces tried to fizzle out the protesters. Unlike, Egypt there is no deployment of journalists to the area. And the situation was not supported by extensive media coverage. Though, pressure growing against 41 year rule of Colonel Muammar Gadhafi, in Libya. Information from the city Tripoli shows that the numbers of casualty’s dead people are more than 200 and thousand injured in Benghazi. On Sunday 20 Feb.2011 Gadhafi’s son Saif al-Islam appeared on state television to warn the protestors that there would be “rivers of blood” in Libya if they continued to demonstrate.

MORROCO and Djibouti

Least but not last, to join the riots are the two African nations. Though the quest in Morocco is different, it has its connection from the countries always. Djibouti n’s take the lead from the east African countries to express their sorrow on president Ismail Omar Gullah. Their demands for a democratic transition of the government, because this government has been in power for the last 34 years.

Which country is going to join the Movement in the near future?

The Giant dictatorial regime in Ethiopia arrayed its face since May1991. It was 36 years ago on 18th February, 1975 a bunch of Wey’ane militias went out to struggle against the Derg regime. At the time when this group begins the struggle, were associated with an organization called TPLF, a group of armed gangs with an idea of “giving a freedom to the oppressed community of the Northern Ethiopia people -The Tigreans.” And besides with the unsuccessful and still for some of the members a dream to fulfill objective of isolating a Tigray from other parts of Ethiopia.

Of course, through time The Weyanes tries to preserve the big agenda and pretends as a concerned and single body to bring Democracy for Ethiopians. Though, the reality shows the system happens to be systematically talented in practicing genocide, corrupted and sets up ethnic base decentralization on the unified country, and tries to remove the golden history of the country.

Funny! Like most African tyrants the prime minister of the country Mr. Meles, exhibits long term wining of election. Meles became president of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia and Chairman of the Council of Representatives from 1991 to 1995. He was elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia in 1995 and re-elected for a second term in 2000.and takes the voice of the people and announces again as reelected in 2005 and 2010. He has led the country for over 19 years, without sharing power.

What makes Meles arrogant is, He is professional in making dismissive talks over sensitive issues of the nation. He is narrow minded and strongly shows favor for a single group of people and specially shows interest for some groups. He and his party regarded as a necessary evil. And for good and for bad in the country. He seizes absolute power. Whenever he face a potentially competitive powers tries to avoid them by making a gambling that he was experienced He is a hypocrite. Currently, around 3.5 million people is starved in the country. On the other hand his extravagant wife take over public property and squandered it like it doesn’t mean nothing to her. The living condition is aggravated. The burden of economy is left alone to the poor people of the country. His party predisposed to be at stake for several times. Meles escapes many protests.

Everywhere he goes there will wait for him hundreds and thousands of protesters demanding Meles to step down. The major riot was set, following the 2005 election in the country. Meles was a direct copy of the Libyan Giant dictator in response to riots. He usually, takes the control of the armed force under his supervision and tried to fizzle out protesters by firing real guns. When did his mind become conscious and start to think as a civilized ruler, and begin to use water and other light devices to peaceful protesters?

Currently Ethiopians are suffering economic and political problems ever. Eventually, the global food shortage will catch up with everybody. However, at present, it’s developing countries that are paying the price. According to a new report from the World Bank, the rise in food prices have pushed approximately forty-four million people into poverty in developing countries since June of 2010.But the unfair distribution of wealth in the country led more than 85% of the poor people of the nation to live life without hope.

My Fellow Ethiopians, This is the time to gone out to the streets and to make peaceful demonstrations against the rotten system of Weyanes. It’s now to say enough. We should be uniting again to destroy the regime. We shall scarify the necessary demands.


    | #1

    Melse has been in power 20 years so we need to see change in Ethiopia.
    No more Melse regime in Ethiopia. we have to do like some counteries did.
    to see change. enough is enough for Melse regime.

  2. Anonymous
    | #2

    u r right Tamrat. we have to stand now. Ethiopia is not for tigrea. Pls guys , we have to do something.

  3. simon
    | #3

    u r right tamrat …it is the right time….

  4. semere
    | #4

    pls guys,lets start

  5. Compromise
    | #5

    YES, the wind of change continues to blow also towards Ethiopia. But we have to be able to deal with Weyane’s divide and rule method as well as with its scare tacitcs. We know that Weyane cadres are nowadays very busy to hinder the revolution from taking place in the Ethiopian empire by using the fact that the peoples of the empire are not homogeneous, but different (the colonized and the colonizer), as an instrument of division and polarization. If the scare tactics, which they try to use, hinder the revolution, the only option we the colonized people do have is the anti-colonial armed struggle, on which we have to concentrate and invest most, even though it is a very difficult job, given the little support we do have from the international community. For the revolution possibilly not to take place, unfortunately also the pro-independence freedom fighters (the Oromo, Ogaden, Sidama… liberation forces) and the pro-unity freedom fighters (the Amhara, Gurage, Harari… patriotic forces) are still mistrusting each other. Both want to secure the direction of the move after the FREEDOM from Weyane (to secure the result after the revolution). The first bloc wants no reversal of the already achieved victory of a limited cultural autonomy on the way towards national independence (self-determination), whereas the second bloc wants to be sure that the empire stays intact and possiblly the process will be reversed back to the unitary country.

    But, why should these people worry too much about the situation after the revolution? Is the caution regarding the unity of the empire, which is lamented by the pro-unity freedom fighters, different from the scare tactics used by the Weyane cadres? The cadres go to Oromo forums and tell us the “worse will come = Amhara will take over and there will never be the reality of Aayyo Oromia, if you push for the revolution”; and then they go to Amhara forums and tell them “take care, the worse will come = OLF can take over and it will be the end of Imiyee Ethiopia, if you make a revolution”. Both Aayyo Oromia and Imiye Ethiopia are actually taken hostage by the Weyane. Whenever Oromo force is stronger, Weyanes threaten with the possibility of dismantling Oromia; and whenever Amhara force is stronger, they threaten with dismembering Ethiopia!

    Weyanes use the opportunity of such division among the opposition to threaten both camps of the freedom fighters. If the revolution should happen, the two camps of the freedom fighters need to be bold enough to take risk of losing their ideals after the revolution and live with a possible compromise solution: the first bloc should be ready to lose for instance Oromia, Ogadenia… and the second camp should be ready to risk Ethiopia! Otherwise, in short, Weyane is really lucky, there will never be any revolution; and getting rid of Weyane through election is of course minimal, that is why armed struggle then will be the only option left. If both the public uprising and the armed struggle are not effective, shouldn’t we then be ready to be ruled by Weyane for the next one century? In short the scare tactics, which the Weyane cadres nowadays are using in forums and paltalks are:

    - “if revolution happens, Amharas can take over and dismantle Oromia”
    - “if revolution happens, Oromos will be in power and dismember Ethiopia”
    - “if revolution happens, Weyane army is not like Tunisia’s army, but will massacre the civillians and take over power”
    - “if revolution happens, there can be a mayhem against the Tigreans, like that of Ruanda”
    - “if revolution happens, there will be absolute chaos and civil war among different ethnies”

    Are the freedom fighters from both blocs (pro-independence freedom fighters and pro-unity freedom fightrers) ready to tacle this scare tactics of Weyane? Can they agree on the middle ground: FREEDOM and REFERENDUM (on self-determination of citizens and nations)? Those freedom fighters, who just sing about the UNCONDITIONAL independence of nations must cool down and accept the public verdict, as well as those freedom fighters who now cry for UNCONDITIONAL unity also should learn to be moderates and accept the public verdict. That means both camps must agree on first to get FREEDOM from Weyane fascists and racists, and then democratically decide for either Independence or Unity per REFERENDUM. That means, only democratic independence or democratric unity (independence or unity based on public verdict) can be a lasting solution. We like it or not, all peoples in that region are interdependent, be it they decide for political Independence or for political Union. The political WILL of the peoples in the empire/region is what matters at the end!

    Unfortunately, there are still blind nationalists in both the Amhara and the Oromo camp, who yet couldn’t see the common CONVERGENT short term goal of the two BIG nations, i.e. the ‘FREEDOM from Weyane’s fascism’. Such blind nationalists concentrate on only their divergent long term goals: independent Oromia (Oromo’s goal) vs united Ethiopia (Amhara’s goal)! But the smart nationalists from both the Amhara and the Oromo camps are trying to forge an alliance to achieve together their convergent common short term goal and then to decide on their respective long term goals per public verdict (by REFERENDUM). The blind ones are too far from accepting and respecting the WILL of their respective public as a final verdict. That means, in short, the blind nationalists do preach democracy, which includes the referendum, but they are not yet ready to practice what they do preach! We hope the few smart and genuinely democratic nationalists in both camps, who try to practice what they do preach, will prevail to cooperate and make Weyane’s fascism be history! Here we also can call the blind nationalists as dictatorial nationalists. Those who want to achieve either ‘Independent Oromia’ or ‘United Ethiopia’ per public referendum are democratic Oromo nationalists and Amhara nationalists respectively. The others who just want to achieve their long term goal without a public verdict are purely dictators, who can talk about freedom and democracy, but know nothing what freedom and democracy really mean!

    Those of us, who do have a cognitive ability to imagine something in abstract way, let’s just try to imagine a very big letter ‘Y’ and try to distinguish four points on the letter (the bottom tip, the middle junction, the left top tip, and the right top tip). Then let’s imagine that the bottom tip is the status-quo of Ethiopian politics, where both the Amhara and the Oromo are under the TYRANNY of Weyane; the middle junction is a point for FREEDOM of both nations from the tyranny; the left top tip is the point of Oromian INDEPENDENCE; and the right top tip is the point for Ethiopian UNITY. Then let’s imagine that this letter ‘Y’ is a route of the liberation journy for both the Amhara and the Oromo from the tyranny, from their present common situation, towards their short term and long term goals. Can we imagine that these two oppressed nations do have a possibility to move from the bottom tip (point of tyranny) to the middle junction (point of freedom) together? This is our common route of the journey towards the common CONVERGING short term goal (kaayyoo). Then after will come the two DIVERGING routes towards two different and diverging long term goals of the two nations: the left top tip = Oromian Independence (long term goal of Oromo) and right top tip = Ethiopian Unity (long term goal of Amhara).

    Now if we could imagine this well, it is not hard to comprehend that we need the Amhara-Oromo alliance (the all-inclusive alliance) to move from the status-quo of tyranny to the point of Freedom, not to move together to the right top tip (together to the Ethiopian Unity goal of the Amhara) or together to the left top tip (together to the Oromian Independence goal of the Oromo people). After achieving our Freedom together, it is upto the Oromo public to decide per REFERENDUM which direction to move further: to the left top tip of Oromian Independence or to the right top tip of Ethiopian Unity. If the Oromo majority will choose to move to the right top tip, then our long term Kaayyoo will be similar to that of the Amhara. Otherwise, if the Oromo majority will choose to move to the left top tip, no Amhara can hinder the Oromo nation from achieving this Oromian Independence. May Waaqa/Igzabiher help us all to understand this move!!

  6. semen
    | #6

    Why is it important the moment Now? because it is the time of movement and we should be on this It should be now or never Bravo! yager sew Lets Fight weyanes and throw them away.

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