Let’s struggle in unison for our dignity and freedom


PRESS RELEASE

Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) Let us struggle in unison for our dignity and freedom! May 4, 2012 Alliance for Liberty, Equality and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) has been closely monitoring the development of events in Ethiopia in the last three months. From the intensifying deterioration of human rights in Gambella to the forced eviction of ethnic Amharas, from the desecration of sacred places in Waldiba Monastery to the political manipulation of the Muslim faith and worship, and from the ever worsening economic conditions to the ever shrinking political space, Ethiopia has become a completely uninhabitable land. As a result, today, thousands die trying to reach safe havens and tens of thousands are in filthy prisons all over the world. As evidenced by national and international human rights groups, those who bravely opposed the regime often find themselves in jails or graves.

The continued pattern of land grab by foreign multinational companies combined with forcible eviction of long time Amhara inhabitants from the southern region are creating an intolerable situation that can only be described as a form of ethnic cleansing. In the sphere of religion, Meles Zenawi’s regime has displayed its disrespect and utter insensitivity to faith and faith based institutions of the nation. Thru its political cadres, the regime has infiltrated the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and has turned this holy institution into its machinery of oppression; and currently, the Zenawi regime is working hard to control the Muslim faith institutions. All in all, Zenawi’s repressive ethnic minority regime has viciously attacked Muslims, Christians, farmers, merchants, artisans, students, teachers and workers.

ALEJE believes that an attack on Muslims is an attack on Christians and an attack on the workers is an attack on farmers. Therefore, ALEJE urges all Ethiopians to stand together and defend each other’s rights and freedom by coming together to fight the common enemy of the country and the freedom of its people. It is time to critically see the inner core of the regime’s divide and rule policy and acknowledge that, Muslim or Christian, student, teacher, soldier or farmer; as citizens of Ethiopia, we all live in the context of each other. Hence, it is exceedingly important that we stand for one another because an attack on one of us is and on all of us. ALEJE takes this opportunity to call upon all Ethiopian Christians to join our Muslim brothers in order to enable the popular struggle to a victorious end by embracing all pockets of resistance forces in different parts of the country.

Alliance for Liberty, Equality and Justice in Ethiopia strongly believes that the territorial integrity of Ethiopia and the socio-economic & political well-being of its people have never been at a greater risk like they are now under the ever intensified destructive and divisive policies of the minority regime. The rapid development of events in Ethiopia clearly indicates that the current conditions in Ethiopia have given us the opportunity to claim our country. ALEJE encourages Ethiopians inside and outside the country to set aside their differences and cease the moment to claim back our country, dignity and freedom from the current ruthless, reckless, and thoughtless dictators. ALEJE would like to assure to all Ethiopians that it will stand and struggle with them throughout the rugged march towards freedom, equality and national dignity for all.

Victory for the struggling people of Ethiopia!
Down with Meles Zenawi’s minority dictatorship!

ALEJE Member Organizations:

Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy
Afar People’s Party (APP)
Ethiopian Unity and Justice Movement (EUJM)

Contact address: pr@timret.org


8 comments on “Let’s struggle in unison for our dignity and freedom

  1. Wisdom on

    I wonder how you expect to promote unity when you yourselves establish yet another grouping instead of strengthening an existing unity oriented entity. Don’t you realize that you are in fact worsening the problem?!!!!!

  2. zbad on

    An attack on Wahhabis is not an attack on Ethiopians. Wahhabism is trying to set root there. Its an Arabic secterian denomination, in reality it has nothing with religio but is all about cultural Imperialism. The current situation in Ethiopia is instigated by Wahhabis. So don’t try to piggyback it with the rest of the restful Ethiopian muslims.

    • Asasa-Guraferda-Waldiba on

      nika atitegna, shintam atihun!

      An attack on Ethiopian Muslims is also an attack on the Ethiopian Christians. Christian faith is already politicized in Ethiopia and now the wayane is trying to put muslims also under his rule so that Meles can press a button when needed so. Meles-Bereket are killing the country and making sure it won’t revive again. Saddly, this is supported by mostly Tigrean arogant elits.

    • peace on

      That is what I say too. An attack on TPLF IS NOT an attack on Tigray. People must get this as well.

      • enashenifalen. on

        TO peace aka piece of shit.
        There for you Are sugesting lets not attack tplf aka shiftas, bandits,liers,tribalists,domestics terrorits,
        murderers,rapist,oppressors,gangesters….
        so by not attacking tplf you are saying long live these shiftas…
        I SAY DEATH TO WEYANE!!!!( I WANT EVERY ONE REPEAT AFTER ME)
        DEATH TO TPLF!!!
        DEATH TO DICTATORS!!!!
        DEATH TO MURDERERS!!!!!
        DEATH TO RAPISTS!!!!
        DEATH TO DOMESTIC TERRORISTS!!!!
        DEATH TO OPPERSORS!!!
        ENASHENIFALEN!!!
        ENASHENIFALEN!!!
        ENASHENIFALEN!!!

  3. Mekuria on

    OPEN LETTER TO ALEJE
    FIRST AND FOREMOST I WOULD LIKE TO FORWARD MY HEARTFELT ADMIRATION FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN AND STILL DOING IN YOUR PART TO OUST THE RABBIES INFECTED MINORITY GROUP FROM THE YOKE OF THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE BY ALL MEANS POSSIBLE.
    WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO YOUR WAY OR DEVICE OF IMPLEMENTING THIS GRANDIOSE TASK I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND MY VIEWPOINT TOWARDS THE REALIZATION OF THIS SCHEME IN PALPABLE MANNER AND HENCE BECOME AN IMPETUS TO THE ALREADY GOING ON DYNAMISM..
    TO BEGIN WITH LET US FIRST DRAW A PIE CHART AND ANALYZE THE BALANCE OF POWER BETWEEN THE POPULAR ETHIOPIAN FRONTS ESPECIALLY THE ALEJE MOVEMENT AND THE INCUMBENT HEARTLESS ,SAVAGE,AND BLOODTHIRSTY REGIME.AS WE ALL KNOW THE PARASITIC MINORITY REGIME HAS THE FOLLOWING IN HIS ASSET:
    -A WELL TRAINED AND EQUIPPED MILITARY LED BY WOULD BE FIELD MARSHALL SAMORA FROM TIGRAI
    -A HIGHLY ORGANIZED ESPIONAGE APPARATUS LED BY GETACHEW FROM TIGRAI .-
    -VERY BRUTAL POLICE FORCE LED BY HASSEN FROM TIGRAI.
    -COLLOSAL ECONOMIC EMPIRE LED BY AZEB FROM TIGRAI .
    -FOREIGN RELATION AND DIPLOMACY CONTROLLED BY BERHANE FROM TIGRAI.
    -MASS MEDIA WATCHED BY BEREKET FROM TIGRAI (ACQUIRED).
    -TELECOMMUNICATION SUPERVISED BY DEBRETSION FROM TIGRAI.
    THE QUARTERBACK OF ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED BUNCH OF CRIMINAL GANGS IS MELES WHO IS SO FAR CAPABLE TO MANTAIN THE STATUS QUE BY DECIVING BOTH THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
    HOWEVER,ALL THESE ASSETS SHOWN IN THE PIE CHART IS OVERWHELMINGLY ADUMBRATED BY ONE BIG LIABILITY ,AND THIS BURDEN IS THEIR LACK OF POPULAR SUPPORT FROM THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE.
    ON THE OTHER HAND IF WE EXAMINE THE PIE CHART FROM THE ALEJE PERSPECTIVE TO THE CONTRARY THE PICTURE SHOWS THE OPPOSITE YOU HAVE MANAGED TO CAPTURE THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE BUT SUSCEPTIBLE TO:
    -LACK OF SUFFICIENT FUND
    -LIMITED MEDIA OUTLET TO REACH THE PUBLIC
    -ABSENCE OF BOOTS ON THE GROUND.
    -UNCONDUCIVE ENVIORNMENT TO WADGE GURRELA OR CONVENTIONAL WAR AGAINST THE REGIME.
    -WEAK ECONOMY OF THE HARBOURING STATE DUE TO UNFAIR ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND HENCE THE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE MOVEMENT ETC.
    THEREFORE IF WE GO THROUGH THE PIE CHART IT SHOWS THAT EVENTUALLY AND INEVITABLY VICTORY AND TRUMPH WILL FAVOUR ALEJE.THE BIG QUESTION IS HOW AND WHEN?
    THE PRIMORDIAL MOTIVE TO WRITE THIS LETTER TO THE LEADERSHIP OF ALEJE IS TO SUGGEST MY IDEA ON HOW TO MINIMIZE HUMAN AND MATERIAL COST TO OUST THE REGIME IN OTHER WORDS THE COST EFFECTIVE WAY OF GETTING RID OF FEW MAFIA GANGS BASED ON THE OBJECTIVE REALITY.
    HERE IS MY PLAN OF ACTION:-
    IT IS ABUNDENTLY CLEAR THAT THE VERY SURVIVAL OF THE REGIME RELY 100 PERCENT ON THE WELL BEING OF THE MONSTER WHO BECAME PRIME MINISTER OF THIS GREAT NATION NOT BY DEFAULT BUT RATHER BY DESIGN BEING APPOINTED BY SATAN AS AMBASSADOR AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF LUCIFER TO ETHIOPIA.SO THE REMEDY TO IMMANCIPATE OUR PEOPLE IS TO GET RID THIS DEVIL FROM THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH.THIS IS THE ONLY COST EFFECTIVE AND SPEEDY WAY WITH DETAILS OF IT’S ACTUALIZATION TO BE DISCUSSED BY THE CONCERNED ORGAN OF YOUR MOVEMENT..FINALLY I EXCEPT QUESTIONS LIKE WHAT ABOUT THE REMAINING SMALL DEVILS MY ANSWER IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE MOMENT YOU. ACCOMPLISH YOUR HOMEWORK OTHER REMENANTS OF THE REGIME INCLUDING HIS UGLY WIFE DO NOT WASTE THEIR TIME TO COVER HIS ROTTEN BODY LET ALONE BURY IT THEY RUSH FOR THEIR LUGGAGE AND FLEE FROM THE COUNTRY WHICH THEY DON’T BELONG
    AND FINALLY ALL PEACE LOVING ETHIOPIANS FROM NORTHERN TIP TIGRAI TO SOUTHERN TIP MOYALE FROM WEST END OF GAMBELLA TO EAST END OF OGADEN ,MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS,THE LEGALLY HAVES AND THE HAVENOTS ,IN SHORT ETHIOPIANS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIVES COME TOGETHER AND FORM ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT AND LIVE WITH PEACE AND HARMONEY.
    BELIEVE ME THIS IS NOT UTOPIA
    LONG LIVE THE SOLIDARITY OF ETHIOPIANS
    SUCESS TO ALEJE
    ARE WORTH TO MENTION

    • peace on

      can you specify who it is appointed TPLF/Meles you call Lucifer? Obviously it is but is that metaphor that you are saying it is groups, etc. or you are saying it is the devil? Just curious

  4. Eritreawi on

    This is responsible and timely call by ALEJE to all Ethiopians, I believe the next step should be to come up with a concrete plan of action that includes all Ethiopians and mobilize them for action. Woyanne will not give up power peacefullly, they only undestand one language, the language of violence.

    Woyanne is not supported by manjority of Tigrayans who are held hostage and stuck between a rock and a hard place. Melles main supporters are a minority of racist Tigrayans and a few non-Tigrayan Ethiopians but most of all the lion’s share of his support comes from his foreign masters. All Ethiopians who are fighting for freedom should identify who their friends and enemies are, unite and defeat this tribal junta.

    I also believe that the leaders of the Ethiopian opposition should put themselves in harms way and lead the fight from the front, you can’t achieve victory without bleeding and dying for it.

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