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WBEZ Radio: Wordview: Ethiopian Olympic Runner Protests for Oromo August 28, 2016

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As Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finish line to win the silver medal in Rio, he crossed his raised arms in an act of defiance against the Ethiopian government’s treatment of the Oromo people. We talk about Lilesa’s protest with Oromo activist, Seenaa Jimjimo.

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The African Sports Federation (ASF): Feyisa Lilesa Heroic Race: ASF honoured the Olympic hero and named its 5k race ‘the Feyisa Lilesa Heroic Run’ August 28, 2016

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East Africa has produced many great mid and long distance runners that have dominated for decades. Feyisa Lilesa became the first athlete to speak up against his oppressive government to show the world the injustice imprisonment and killings of the innocent Oromo people in Ethiopia.

The African Sports Federation (ASF) is honoring the determination, courage and the act of bravery by Feyisa Lilesa which took place in the Rio Olympics 2016. As he was crossing the finish line of the Men’s Marathon, winning his silver medal he raised his arms over his head, wrists crossed in gesture of solidarity with protestors against the killings of the Oromo people in his home country of Ethiopia. Beyond that he explained he was protesting for people everywhere who have no freedom. That defining moment at the finish line will forever live on as a gesture that defended human dignity on one of the biggest stages in the world.

ASF second annual 5k race will be named after Feyisa Lilesa, the Feyisa Lilesa Heroic Run. Not only do we want to display our gratitude to Lilesa but we also want to encourage other athletes to stand up for what they believe in.

The Feyisa Lilesa Heroic Race will take place during the championship game of the 2016 Seattle African Cup presented by African Sports Federation. The ASF would like to extend our invitation to all people out there to celebrate this heroic act.

August 28th, 2016.
Sunday 5pm Foster High School
4242 S 144thSt
Tukwila WA 98168

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Oromia: Labsa Ficincila Xumura Gabrummaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Irraa Bahe: Renewed Declaration of Protest to Culminate Slavery August 28, 2016

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Labsa Ficincila Xumura Gabrummaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Irraa Bahe.

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Labsa Ficincila Xumura Gabrummaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Irraa Bahe.

 


Hagayya 26,2016


Qabsoo mirga abbaa biyyummaa falmii ummanni Oromoo taasisaa jiru Oromiyaa keessaa fi alaan kan yoomii irra haala abdachiisaan deemaa jira. Sabni Oromoo mirga isaa jaarraa tokkoo oliif dhabee jiru deebsiee of harkatti galfatee nagaa, tasgabbi fi bilisummaan Oromiyaa keessa jiraachuuf yeroo murteeffatee ka’e keessatti argamna. Mirgi ummata Oromoo mirga saboota kami iyyuu dhiibuu fi sarbuuf osoo hin taane sabni kamuu Oromiyaa keessa jiraatu cunqursaa fi hacuucaa bifa kami irraa iyyuu bilisa bahee nagaa fi tasgabbiin akka jiraatu kan wabii kennuufii ta’uu irra deebiin mirkaneessina. Sochii yeroo kamiinuu caalaatti ummanni Oromoo bara ammaa taasisaa jiru kun sablammii cunqurfamoo dabalatee daran jabaatee akka itti fufuuf Qeerroon Bilsummaa Oromoo kan yeroo kamiinuu caalaa tooftaa fi tarsiimoo adda addaan hojjechaa jira.

Sochii FDG bara 2011 bifa qindaayeen Qerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo eegale irraa jalaan finciloota xiqqaa fi guddaa gaggeessuun har’aan gahee jira, sochiilee Oromiyaa keessaa adda Qooda ol aanaa kennaa injifatnoolee irraa jalaan argamaa jiru hanga ammaa salphaa hin turre, Wareegami lubbuu fi qaamaa akkasumas qabeenyaa hedduu kan itti kitimamee fi dhabame yeroo ta’u gumaa wareegama kanaa bilisummaan baasuuf bifa fedheen irratti hojjetamaa akka jiru mirkaneessina. Kun hanga argamuu fi xumuramu wareegama caalaa baasuufis of duubaa akka hin deebine firaafis diinaafis ifa goona.

Fincila Xumura gabrummaa yeroo kana ykn bara 2016 kana keessa gaggeessaa jirru toftaa ammayyummaan fayyadamuun diina keenya irra aanuuf hogganootiin Qeerroo fi miseensotiin Qeerroo Bilisummaa akkasumas madheeleen qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo guutuu Oromiyaa keessa jiran jabinaan irratti hojjetaa jiru. Caasaan Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo fi madheeleen Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo mootummaa Wayyaanee keessa ta’anii mootummicha akka rirmaatti nyaataa jiranii fi ummati Oromoo akkasumas barattootiin Oromoo addatti fincila gaggeessaa jiran akeekaa fi kaayyoo abbaa biyyummaa bakkaan gahuuf hakanii fi guyyaa irratti hojjechaa jirama.

Kanaaf, yeroo gabaabaa keessatti bifa qindaayee fi mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti fincilootaa qindaawaan irraatti humna guutuun hirmaatuun fincila xumura gabrummaa itti fufamuuf deemu ummanni Oromoo waliigala qorqalbiin hordofaa qaamaan keessatti of qusatnaa maleee hirmaataa biyya keessaa fi alaan sochii warraaqsaa fi deggersa keessan daran akka jabeessitan waamicha lammummaa dabarsina.

Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo

Injifatnoon Ummata Oromoof

Gadaan Gadaa Bilisummaati!

Hagayya 26,2016

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Renewed Declaration of Protest to Culminate Slavery

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Renewed Declaration of Protest to Culminate Slavery

 From Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromo


August 26, 2016


The struggle of the Oromo people to regain the ownership of their country and to culminate a century old subjugation, marginalization, and slavery has reached a critical stage. The Oromo people are at a historical moment whereby the entire Oromo public in and outside of Oromia are waging a bitter struggle and are determined to regain their freedom and administer themselves and live in peace, stability, and freedom in their country, Oromia. The struggle of the Oromo people does not target any other peoples in Ethiopia. The fulfilment of the rights of the Oromo people does not infringe the rights of any other nation or nationality. More than any time in our history, the Oromo youth organization, Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (or just Qeerroo), is working to make sure that the current Oromo protest is coordinated with the struggle of other nations and nationalities in the country by devising various tactics and strategies.
The Oromo student movement, Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa (meaning Protest Resisting Subjugation), which started in a more organized way by the organization of Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo has over the years produced several small and big protests which gradually developed  reaching its climax at this moment in time. These big and small protests have had enormous contribution for the current wave of mass protest that engulfed the entire Oromia and beyond. To reach this stage the Oromo youth paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thousands have left their precious lives. Tens of thousands have been critically injured and disabled. Hundreds of thousands have been jailed and brutally tortured in Ethiopian prisons. We, the Oromo youth, Qeerroo, would like to declare that we are completing the necessary preparation to retaliate the bloods of our brothers and sisters in every shape or form and realizing the freedom of our country and the dignity of our people.
At the moment, the leadership, all members and cells in the organizational structure of Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo are strongly making the necessary preparation to defeat our enemy by using a more sophisticated and modern struggle technics and strategies. As we speak, the structure and cells that are organized in the various levels of the TPLF/EPRDF government, Oromo students who have been waging bitter struggle for our freedom since November 2015, and the entire Oromo people are working day and night for another wave of grand Oromo protest for the realization of their rights and for the ownership of their country.
Therefore, the leadership of Qeerroo bilisummaa declare to the Oromo people that an Oromia wide protest will be waged on the TPLF/EPRDF government and details will be announced in a short time. We call on the Oromo public in and outside of Oromia to keenly follow the upcoming widespread protest and make yourselves ready, increase your support, and physically participate on these protests.

Victory to the Oromo people
Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo
August 26, 2016
Finfinnee, Oromia

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NPR: Kojo Nnamni Show: Olympic Marathon medalist faces persecution in Ethiopia- And he is not one August 28, 2016

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Olympic Marathon Medalist Faces Persecution In Ethiopia –And He’s Not The Only One

 

Oromo Olympic marathon athlete Fayyisaa Lalisaa in the social and international media. #OrompProtests global icon. p7

 

In recent years, Ethiopia has seen nationwide protests sparked by land rights issues and tension between the Oromos, its largest ethnic group, and the country’s government and ruling classes. While many in D.C.’s local Ethiopian diaspora have been following the unrest, a recent act of protest at the 2016 Rio Olympic marathon finish line brought the issue to an international stage. We talk with an Ethiopian blogger living in exile in the D.C. region and a U.S. journalist who faced challenges reporting from Ethiopia about the media landscape in the country and how censorship there affects perspectives in communities around the world, including those in Washington.

Guests

  • Soliyana Shimeles founding member, Zone9 bloggers; human rights expert, Ethiopia Human Rights Project
  • Fred de Sam Lazaro Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; Executive Director, Undertold Stories Project