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Oromo Martyrs Day: some ideas on how to commemorate and celebrate Oromo Martyrs Day

Oromo Martyrs Day originally established by Oromo Liberation Front in 1980. Every April 15, on Oromo Martyrs Day, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Oromo nation honour the bravery of those who sacrifice their lives in the line of duty, fighting for the freedom and liberation of Oromia.

It is held across the world each year in April, to commemorate our selfless and brave Oromos, constantly present themselves in harm’s way for the greatest cause of Oromo nation.

Here are some ideas on how to commemorate and celebrate Oromo Martyrs Day:

  • Display the Oromo Martyrs Day Poster or other Oromo posters around your areas.
  • Start your own hall of fame featuring Oromo role models.
  • Listen to Oromo freedom songs or watch a movie about Oromo freedom struggle history.
  • Make your own Oromo trivia quiz.
  • Study a famous Oromo history.
  • Research the Oromo resistance and freedom struggle of your area.
  • Study Oromo arts of resistance.
  • Work with an Oromo artist to produce an artwork representing the theme.
  • Run an art competition for your community.
  • Research Oromo history online or visit your library to find books about Oromo people.
  • Visit local Oromo sites of significance or interest.
  • Learn the meanings of local or national Oromo place names and words.
  • Invite local Oromo Elders to speak or give a blessing in Oromo context
  • Invite an Oromo freedom fighters to give speeches or testimonies on your event.
  • Invite Oromo dancers to perform.
  • Host an Oromo Coffee Ceremony.
  • Hold an Oromo flag raising ceremony.
  • Organise a candlelight ceremony.
  • Wear Oromo cultural dresses

Our martyrs lost their lives while dreaming and fighting for freedom, justice, democracy and development of their people and their country. They recognized that agitating, educating, organizing, and mobilizing a colonized and dehumanized nation for liberation requires courage, determination, bravery and self-sacrifice without fear of suffering and death in the hands of the
enemy and their collaborators.

For further knowledge read the article written by Dr Asafa Jalata: CELEBRATING OROMO HEROISM AND COMMEMORATING THE OROMO MARYTRS’ DAY

Kaayyoo Wareegamtoota Keenyaa Galmaan Ni Geenya!

Guyyaa Gootota Wareegamtoota Oromoo Ilaalchisee ibsa ABO irraa kenname.

(A4O, Ebla 15, 2020) Gootota Wareegamtoota Oromoo ti. Guyyaan kun Gootota qabsaawota keenya kanneen Bilisummaa Saba keenyaa mirkaneessuudhaaf dabarsanii of kennan/wareegaman kan itti yaadannee oolluu dha. Akeekni kabajaa fi yaadannoo guyyaa kanaa, injifannoo fi mirgoota wareegama isaaniitiin gonfanne tikfachuu fi Kaayyoo isaan (Goototni Wareegamtootni keenya) wareegamaniif itti fufnee guutummaatti galmaan gahuudhaaf Waadaa/Irbuu qabsoo haaromsachuu dha.

Guyyaan Gootota Wareegamtoota Oromoo (GGWO) kan bara kanaa sababoota gara garaatiin kanneen amma duraa hunda irraa addummaa ni qaba. Sababootni kunneenis: Ebli 15, 2020 waggaa 40ffaa wareegamni ulfaataan Shinniigaa kan Ebla 15, bara 1980 (kan seenaa Guyyaa kanaatiif sababa tahe sun) itti mudatee tahuu isaa, Ayyaana GGWO kan bara kanaa yeroo fi haalli keessatti kabajannu yeroo Golfaan hamaan Vaayiresii Koroonaa Addunyaa keenya girgireessaa jirutti tahuu fi hunda caalaa ammoo, haalli amma keessa jirru qabsoo Ummata keenyaa kan wareegama qaalii Gootota keenyaatiin boqonnaa injifannoo ol’aanaa keessa
seenee jiru duubatti deebisuudhaan Qabsoo Bilisummaa Saba keenyaa Galma isaa hanqisuu fi wareegama Gootota keenyaas gatii malee hambisuuf dabni siyaasaa farreenii fi diinota Qabsoo Saba keenyaatiin xaxamu kan yeroo kamuu caalaa sadarkaa ol’aanaa yeroo itti dhaqqabee jirutti tahuu isaa ti.

Kaayyoon Qabsoo Bilisummaa Saba keenyaa kan wareegama qaalii fi ulfaataa Gootota keenyaa gaafate sun, Sabni Oromoo biyya ofii irratti Bilisummaa guutuu gonfatee dhiibbaa tokko malee hiree isaa akka ofiin murteeffatu dandeessisuu dha. Qabsoo hadhaawaa fi wareegama qaalii Gootota keenyaatiin waggoota 2 dura siyaasa biyya kanaa keessatti jijjiiramni abdachiisaan mul’atee ture. Jijjiirama abdachiisaa ture kan bu’aa/gatii wareegama Gootota keenyaa tahuutti amannu sana irra dhaabbatamee Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo fi Paartii Itoophiyaa bulchaa ture gidduutti waltahiinsa godhameenis ABOn Hooggana isaa Ol’aanaa Finfinneetti deebise. Bu’uurri waltahiinsa sanaa qabsoon ABOn gaggeessu qabsoo haqaa mirga Ummataa kabajsiisuu tahuu isaa fi gama kaaniin ammoo karaan bulchitootni Itoophiyaa hordofaa turan farra dimokiraasii tahuun amanamee irraa deebi’uudhaan, kana booda humnootni siyaasaa hundi bilisa tahanii karaa nagaa akeeka siyaasaa ofii Ummatatti dhiheeffachuudhaan murtii Ummataaf abboomamuuf wal hubannoo irra gahamuu ture.

Har’a waadaan sun hangam takka kabajame? Gama eenyuutiin maaltu hanqate? Abdiin sun sadarkaa maalii irra jira? waan jedhu Ummata keenyatti himuun waan feesisu nutti hin fakkaatu. Waan ija isaa duratti tahaa jiru waan arguuf. Har’a miseensota Hooggana Ol’aanaa ABO akka J/Abdii Raggaasaa fi MGS fi qondaalota Dhaabichaa hedduu dabalatee deggertootni ABO fi qabsaawotni Oromoo biroo kan mirga Saba kanaa kabajsiisuuf wareegama baasaa turan kumootaan sababa gahaa fi murtii seeraa malee hidhaa keessa jiru. Mirga Sabni Oromoo wareegama qaalii Gootota isaatiin gonfate kan akka Oromiyaa, Afaan Oromoo, … kkf. sharafuuf (duubatti deebisuuf) shira hedduutu xaxamaa jira. Kun waan Sabni keenya xiyyeeffannoo addaatiin hordofuu fi irratti qabsaawee irra aanuu qabu dha.

Egaan, Ebla 15 (Guyyaa Gootota Wareegamtoota Oromoo) kan bara kanaa oggaa kabajannu haala akkanaa keessa jiraachuu keenya hubachuu fi akkamiin haala kana irra aanna? gaaffii jettu sammuu keenyatti qabachuudhaan tahuu qaba jenna.

Gama biraatiin, Sababaa dhibee Vaayiresii Koroonaa irraa kan ka’e, Guyyaa Yaadannoo Wareegamtoota keenyaa kan bara kanaa (Ebla 15, 2020) guutuu Addunyaa irratti (biyya keessaa fi biyyoota alaattis) akka baroota dabranii lakkoofsa namaa hedduudhaan walitti dhufnee sirna how’aa gara garaatiin miidhagsinee kabajachuu haala nu dandeessisu keessa hin jirru. Dhibee Vaayiresii Koroonaa amma Addunyaa raasaa jiru tatamsa’ina isaa xiqqeessuuf namootni lakkoofsaan hedduu tahan bakka tokkotti akka walitti hin qabamne gochuun maloota Addunyaan itti dhimma bahaa jirtu keessaa tokko waan taheef. Haa tahu malee, haalli rakkisaa fi danqaan fedhes jiraatu Ayyaana Guyyaa Yaadannoo Gootota
Wareegamtoota keenyaa kabajannee isaan yaadannee ooluu nu hin hanqisu. Akkuma isaan Bilisummaa keenyaaf jireenya ofii wareegan, nutis isaaniin hoggayyuu yaadachaa, Kaayyoo isaanii kan tahe galma gahiinsa Qabsoo Bilisummaa Saba keenyaa akka mirkaneessinu waadaa qabsoo haaromfachuuf haala kamuu keessatti sirna yaadannoo Gootota Wareegamtoota keenyaa ni gaggeeffanna.

Kana waan taheef, Ayyaanni Yaadannoo Gootota Wareegamtoota keenyaa kan bara kanaa haala armaan gadiitiin (seeraa fi tartiiba of eeggannoo ittisa dhibee Koroonaa wajjin haala wal hin faallessineen) akka kabajamee oolu Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo miseensotaa fi deggertoota isaa dabalatee Ummata bal’aa Oromoo kan biyya keessaa fi biyyoota alaas jiraniif dhaamsa dabarsa:

1. Namni hundi bakka jirutti haala isaaf danda’ameen galgala jal-bultii guyyichaa (Ebla 14, 2020) Yaadannoo Gootota Wareegamtoota Keenyaaf dungoo qabsiisuu fi Faaruu Wareegamtootaa “Maal dhaamanii, Jaallewwan Qabsoof Kufanii …?” jedhu dhaggeeffachuu fi faarfachuudhaan yaadachuu.

2. Ebla 15, 2020tti ammoo nam-tokkeenis tahe maatiidhaan ykn murnaan, akkuma akka walitti dhihoo fi waliin jiramutti qophii feesisuu fi danda’amu taasisuudhaan, Kaayyoo Gootota Wareegamtoota keenyaa galmaan gahuuf ni gargaara jennee waan itti amannu kanneen armaan gadii fi kan biroos raaw’achuudhaan Guyyicha kabajatanii ooluu:

a) Suuraa Wareegamtootaa, Faaruu fi Dhaadannoo Qabsoo, Walaloo, Diraamaa … kkf. keessaa waan dandeenye qopheeffachuun wal afeeruu fi haasawa, tapha, marii
wareegamtoota keenya ittiin yaadannuu fi Kaayyoo isaanii fiixaan baasuuf waadaa keenya itti haaromsannu waliin qabaachuu,

b) Kaayyoon Qabsoo Goototni Wareegamtootni keenya lubbuu isaanii wareeganiif akka galma gahuuf kan gargaaru deggersa dinagdee (maallaqas tahe qabeenya biroo) gumaachuu dandeenyu malaa fi caasaa qabnuun gumaacha gochuu,

c) Dhibee balaafamaa yeroo ammaa Addunyaa kana raasaa jiru ilaalchisee odeeffannoo jiru, mala of eeggannoo irratti qajeelfama karaa Dhaabbattootaa fi ogeeyyota wal’aansa fayyaa (WHO, Oggeeyyota Wal’aansa Fayyaa Keenyaa fi kan biroo) irraan tamsa’an wal dhageessisuu fi wal irraa dhagahuun dhimma itti bahuu,

d) Kan biyya keessaa lammiilee keenya sababa gahaa fi balleessaa malee bakka adda addaatti hidhamanii jiran gaafachuu fi haala isaan itti gadi lakkifaman irratti qaamota mootummaa isaan hidhe dubbisuu fi dhiibbaa feesisu taasisuu,

e) Namoota dhibee Koroonaa kanaan qabaman seera of eeggannoo ittisa dhibee kanaa haala hordofeen gargaaruudhaan du’a irraa baraaruuf waan dandeenyu gochuu,

f) Sababa tatamsa’ina dhibee kanaatiin uggura sochii fi tajaajila adda addaa irra kaa’ameen namoota harka-qalleeyyii rakkinaaf saaxilaman seera of eeggannoo ittisa dhibee kanaa haala hordofeen gargaaruuf waan danda’amu gochuu,

g) Hanga haalli hamaa fi yaaddoon dhibee Vaayiresii Koroonaa kanaan uumame furmaata irra wayyaa argatutti haala hojii qabsoo, sochii fi qunnamtii keenyaa akkamiin qindeeffachuu akka dandeenyu mari’achuu fi qindeeffachuu,

Kanneen armaan olii fi kan biroo waan Kaayyoo Wareegamtoota keenyaa fiixaan baasuuf ni gargaara jennu hunda gochuudhaan guyyaa ulfaataa fi kabajamaa tahe, Ebla 15 Guyyaa Gootota Wareegamtoota Oromoo (GGWO) kabajannee haa oollu jenna.

Ulfinaa fi Yaadannoon Bara-baraa Wareegamtoota Keenyaaf !

Injifannoo Ummata Bal’aaf !
Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo

Ebla 11,2020