“VETERANS SPEAK” – A Short Documentary on the 50th Anniversary of the 1963-70 Oromo Revolt Led by Gen. Waqo Gutu

“VETERANS SPEAK” – A Short Documentary on the 50th Anniversary of the 1963-70 Oromo Revolt Led by Gen. Waqo Gutu

The Event: THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OROMO FREEDOM STRUGGLE LED BY GEN. WAQO GUTU
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Time: 12pm – 8pm
Venue: O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium
(St. Thomas University, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN)
For Questions: Contact Bilisumma63@gmail.com

THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OROMO FREEDOM STRUGGLE LED BY GEN. WAQO GUTU
“The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Oromo’s struggle to end the era of political oppression, cultural subjugation, and economic exploitation, and the era to reclaim our past glory. Thanks to sacrifices of our heroes and heroines, who gave us a privilege and an honor they never had, today, we learn in Afaan Oromoo, the Oromo language, and proudly call ourselves we are the Oromo. Proud of our identity, we, the Qubee generation, are, at a special milieu, to realize what our ancestors started a century ago, to end tribulations and exploitation of our people, poverty and disease. This journey begins by celebrating the legacy of those heroes and heroines, who gave their dear lives in pioneering the struggle of our people. A Holocaust once survivor said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, [and] no future.”

“On October 20, 2013, in Minnesota, the Oromo will come together in a commemoration of the 50th year anniversary of the modern Oromo military struggle against the Ethiopian rule.

“On the commemoration, we sing songs of freedom, emancipation, unity, love, happiness, better tomorrow, and above all, we vow to finish what our heroes and heroines started more than a century ago. Please join us as we shall celebrate the legacy of our heroes and heroines, and reflect on their significance for this generation to advance the Oromo cause.”

– Ob. Kadiro Elemo

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Source for the Video Clips: https://www.facebook.com/goldenjubileewaqogutu (Full videos to be presented at the commemorative event of the 50th anniversary on Oct. 20, 2013)
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7 Responses to "“VETERANS SPEAK” – A Short Documentary on the 50th Anniversary of the 1963-70 Oromo Revolt Led by Gen. Waqo Gutu"

  1. oromo mn  October 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Seriously, now I hate it Mohamed Jilo, come

  2. RE2  October 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    What do you know about Mohamed Jillo before you start opening your DIRTY mouth? You damn ***. Mohamed started fought for Oromo when he was about 8 years old. Even today, he continues to fight for his people. Respect our living hero Said Gadaboo. Deemi gaangee nyadhuu lolaa hin beeytani silaa.

  3. Cowards generation!  October 16, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Kan sodaatanis du’a kan hin olles du’a:

    That was the glorious days of a generation of oromo heros who had no luxury of today’s generation of cowards who only shout from abroad or die like flies in the hands of Arabs or at high seas instead of facing their enemy. What a lost folk!

  4. guta damoso  October 16, 2013 at 10:46 am

    While I am having a great respect of immeasurable magnitude for the veterans of members of the up rise against the feudal and imperial Ethiopian regime I equally despise the lowness of the group who want to make a selfish and divisive propaganda from this incomplete documentary. An oromo hero should be a global hero displaying the idealisms of the right to fight for human dignity . The effort to use the historic event for consumption of clan propaganda in the name of oromo would minimise the gains of the struggle. Thus the propagandist are not in favour of the heros.You should be honest and the rightful group to claim the legacy. The group who are with Ginbot 7 are not the legitimate owners of this legacy because they are the reminants of OPDO defectors who are doing the same job under the banner of Amaras. Thus, do not down grade the gains of these heros for the selfish gains of untrustworthy opportunist group trying to merchandise the division among oromos.

  5. Risaa  October 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    When I heard about this at the beginning, I thought some one is trying to make history, but after I saw the detail AD I felt someone is messing around to gain repetition with the name of hero/heroes of past true Oromos. Do not wait until someone comment the reality of things just ask your self what you have done in these past years for the sack of your advantage to oppose the Oromo struggle and dancing around with OPDO like Junady Sado to gain your own cheap benefit not a single thing for Oromo’s. Finally when your boss get redone of his position now you are trying to be appeared as Veteran. you better retire and use your SS instead of mixing up history with your useless speech. When do you guys do a serious business?????

  6. Muhammed Aaga.  October 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    It has been already in public knowledge these is the sabotage of OPDO members and few elders from only Rayitu clans from Negelle area and ODF leaders from Minnesota dreaming dividing the Unity loving of Oromo Diaspora in North America.

    It was rejected and will rejected by Freedom and Unity promoting nationalists of all oromos’
    across the Globe!!

    Oromia Shall Be free!

    Muhee!

  7. Garii  October 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Those who oppose this narration are really what objective you want to accomplish? division or hiding the truth ? whoever it is it is part of Oromo resistance to colonization. Opposing present day mercenaries’ are one thing , opposing history is another thing.

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“VETERANS SPEAK” – A Short Documentary on the 50th Anniversary of the 1963-70 Oromo Revolt Led by Gen. Waqo Gutu