Ebla/April 15, 2014: Guyyaa Goototaa Oromoo | Oromo Heroes and Heroines Day

April 15, 2014: Oromo Heroes and Heroines Day By Ibsaa Guutama* An Oromo hero/heroine is one who effects change or dedicated one’s life to change Oromo life with his/her determination and sacrifice. An Oromo hero/heroine is known for bravery, generosity and wisdom, and never flinches in the face challenges and temptations. An Oromo hero/heroine is a patriot for whom the national cause and the love of the people stand first, rather than personal interests. Oromiyaa has produced numberless heroes and heroines for whose sake Oromos have started walking with heads raised. A nation without a hero cannot express its feelings even ...

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Jiruu Warraaqxota Oromoo Eeggatu | Tasks of Oromo Revolutionaries

Tasks of Oromo Revolutionaries By Ibsaa Guutama* | February 2014 The few Oromo, who got access to education facilities, were those selected few whom the colonizer wanted to fill the gaps left by expatriates. All native languages were banded, and only Amharic was sanctioned to be in use in public addresses and works. Government jobs required literacy and proficiency in Amharic. For that, their Habashaa Priest Schools were big suppliers of manpower - making it almost impossible for others to compete, even for janitorial jobs. An Oromo person then must be outstanding if one had not had to be condemned to more ...

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Of Duuba Yoo Laalan | Looking Back

Looking Back By Ibsaa Guutama | January 2014 Looking back to the tortuous road the Oromo liberation came through, one can understand how time flies. All started underground - hidden from friends and enemies sights. The objective was to form an organization to fend off servitude, humiliation and degradation. Activists used to disseminate their ideas with handwritten fliers and oral messages. With change of time, they used alcohol duplicators and stencils. Computer printers are of recent history. Distributions were done by human errands. Now, facsimiles, wireless printers, copy machines and the use of internet as a vehicle of communication had changed efficiency ...

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Barbaachisummaa Dhaabaa | The Need for Institutions

The Need for Institutions (Originally Prepared for the Launching Event of MWMF) By Ibsaa Guutama | December 2013 The Oromo had institutions for all activities and knew their importance. There was a process for an institution to be reformed or developed. According to the Gadaa tradition, legislation is to be reviewed every eight years. They very much understood that law had to be adjusted to conditions of the time. An institution that goes with time is indispensible for a nation. It is only people's quest for freedom that does not change with time. Kaayyoo or objective principle is a guide to reach ...

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Emergency Requires Urgency | Sardaan Sardama Gaafata

Sardaan Sardama Gaafata Ibsaa Guutama irraa* | Adolessa 2013 Qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo ijaarsaan jalqaba miilla fuudhuutt kan ka’e wareegama dabankufoota Oromoon ture. Sanaan jija boonsaa hedduutu galmeeffame. Kan dursanii gosaan, godinaa fi dhugeeffannoon eenyummaa ofii himuu barsiifata godhatanii turan akka “An Oromoo dha” ofiin jechuun kangahan lubbuu takkittii qaban itt baasaniitu. Sanaan raatessaan falfala koloneeffatoo ni cabe. Sun jija boqonnaa qabsoo jalqabaa keessaa tokko. Sun hundi itt haa wareegaman malee akeeki qabsaawotaa fi fedhii ummata Oromoo sanaan manii akeekameef gahe jechuu miti. Kan badiisa irra oolanii fi dhalooti haaraan injifannoolee itt daddabaluun gabbisu jedhamee abdatama. Wareegama darbeeen dhaadachuu qofti manii sanaan ...

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Virtue of Secularism for Oromiyaa | Oromiyaaf Gaarummaa Amantalaa

Ibsaa Guutama irraa* Oromoon saba tokkicha. Dubbee demokraatumma yeroo hin yaadatamne kaasanii qabu. Akka seenaatt Oromiyaan amantee tokkicha qabdi turte. Amantichi dhimma finnaa keessa hin seenu. Akkasumas finnaan addatt dhimma amantee waan ta’e keessa seenuun safuu ture. Sana jechuun bakki itt waldeggeran hin turre jechuu miti. Dhaaboti Lubaa fi Qaallu aadaa fi hoodaan bakka walitt dhufan qabu. Haata’u malee yeroo nagaa haa ta’u lolaa amantalummaan (ilaalchi amantee alaa) masaka waliigalaa sabichaaf kennaa ture. Oromoon dhugaa, amantee ulfina kennuu fi adda addumaa yaadaaf wal danda’uun beekama. Dhaalmaa ofi irratt mari’achuun haala amma keessa jirru qayyabachuuf nama gargaara. Kanaaf kanneen hamaa nuu hawwanii ...

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Inaction Should Not Be the Norm | Dhibaawuun Akka Miti

Ibsaa Guutama irraa* Erga uumamee empayerri Ethiopia nagaa qabate hin beeku. Cunqursaan yeroo yeroon hammaa bahuun sirnicha gaaga’aa jiraate. Garuu utuu dhoowee hin faca’in olhantummaan Habashaa akka hin tuqamnett kan afuura baafachisutu dhuufa. Tafarii kaasee hanga Mallasitt sanumatu ta’e. Hundi sanii bulcha keessatt ummata qooda fudhachiisna jedhanii seerota labsaa bahani.  Garuu walqixxummaan qooda fudhachiisuun hundeedhaa kan isaan sochoosu godhanii waan ilaalaniif hojiirra hin oolchine. Akka dhufaniin irbuun seenan, yeroof aangoo cimfachuuf malee cunqursaan ummatootaa bakkuma turett deebi’a.  Hamma dandahan sammuu ummatoota dhiquun eenyummaa saanii irraanfachisu tattaafatu. Sana bakkaan gahuuf hidhaa, guraarama, ajjeechaa fi butanii buutee dhabsiisuu fi biyya baasuun shakala saanii ...

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Yaadannoo Ayyaana Gootota Oromoo

Ibsaa Guutama irraa* | Eebla 2013 Haasaan dhihate kun yaadannoo guyyaa ABOn Meniyapolisii fi Silver Spring MD qophaye irratt dhihachuuf ture. Haalli utu hin mijjayin hafuun qaaman argamuu hin dandeenye. Sagalichi kan itt gimijjaawu baraaruuf barruunis dhahannoo “Yaadannoo Ayyaana Gootota Oromoo” jedhu jalatt a jiraa caqasaa.

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Ibsaa Guutama irraa* | Ebla 2013

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The Closing Chapter of Colonialism in the Horn of Africa | Dhumarra Ga’a Kolonummaa Gaanfa Afrikaa

“No compromise, no turning back on the kaayyoo is necessary ... The chapter on colonialism is closing, and a vibrant Democratic Republic Oromiyaa is on the way to be brought forth.” - Ibsaa Guutama Dhumarra Ga’a Kolonummaa Gaanfa Afrikaa Ibsaa Guutama irraa* | Bitootessa 2013 Tigraway sirna malbulcha Habashaa keessatt miiltoo maadhaa turan. Erga mootummaa Zagu’ee as Amaarri, guggufannaa xixiqqoof malee, olhaantummaa qabatee jiraate. Sun Kaasa Marcaa, hoggana Tigraway bara 1872 Yohannis IV mootii mootota Itiyoophiyaa jedhe of muudeen gargar cite. Mootiin Tigray kun achi gahuuf mataa Amaaraa fi kanneen biras hedduu cire. Ergasiis akka isaan mataa olqabatanii hin laalle daa’imsiisee moo’e. ...

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