More

    #OromoProtests: About + Mission + Vision + Goals

    About Us

    #OromoProtests is a non violent grassroots movement that spans the globe, started in 2014-2018 by the Oromo youth in an effort to end systemic violence towards Oromo people and to build a better model for marginalized communities of Ethiopia to effect positive change. The success from the last campaign: in changing the leadership of the nation, freeing of political prisoners across the political spectrum, returning of the free press to Ethiopia, and also getting scheduled the first free and fair elections to take place in the nations existence. Current events have once agains galvanized the community to organize for this same demands as before. The constitutional term of the government is ends 10/10/2020, putting the federation in a constitutional crisis, and there is no scheduled elections in the horizon. The Oromo youth are once more demanding an end PM Abiy’s transitional government for backtracking on the policies of political freedoms that were won with about 5K dead unarmed protesters and 50,000 Oromo political prisoners according to observers highlighted on Oromia Media Network (OMN). Freeing all political prisoners is the bedrock of any democracy, PM Abiy recently imprisoned the largest opposition parties against his Prosperity Party across the political spectrum in Ethiopia’s many federal nations. We see continued risk to Oromo human rights activists and singers as they are becoming increasingly the targets of right wing terror movements encouraged by the administration’s active use of dog-whistle racism towards marginalized communities. To add to the general lack of security in Oromia and all states of the federation, the assassination of the most prolific Oromo human rights activist and singer, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa by agents of Ethiopia’s federal security forces, has shown the animosity built towards marginalized communities in Ethiopia. By combating and countering acts of systemic violence, creating spaces for Oromo imagination and innovation, and centering Oromo joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives and spaces for our diverse communities to live as dignified humans in the regions’ and nations’ democratic future.

    Related articles

    #300Lives3Months #ProblemIsTyrannyNotEthnicity – TWITTER CAMPAIGN

    Join activists in Oromia & other nations/nationalities of Ethiopia in a huge, 24-hour Twitter campaign starting *TODAY* October 21 at 4:00 local time in Oromia & Ethiopia Global Start...

    #NobelPeaceLies – October 9th Twitter Campaign

    9 October 2020 - Join the Norwegian and Swedish Oromo communities in their Twitter campaign #NobelPeaceLies, starting at 5am DC, 11am Oslo/Stockholm, 12pm Finfinne, 7pm Melbourne. Pre-written tweets are below in English,...

    Ethiopia Effectively Without a Constitutionally Mandated Government as of October 5, 2020

    PRESS RELEASE: As of today, October 5, 2020, at 12:00 AM Eastern Africa Time, Ethiopia is effectively without a constitutionally mandated government. Read below & click to tweet.

    Twitter Campaign: #AbiyExpires on October 5th, 2020

    Join us in applying pressure on Abiy Ahmed & his government, as well as putting pressure on the international community to hold Abiy accountable. All you have to do is click the...

    Latest articles

    #300Lives3Months #ProblemIsTyrannyNotEthnicity – TWITTER CAMPAIGN

    Join activists in Oromia & other nations/nationalities of Ethiopia in a huge, 24-hour Twitter campaign starting *TODAY* October 21 at 4:00 local...

    #NobelPeaceLies – October 9th Twitter Campaign

    9 October 2020 - Join the Norwegian and Swedish Oromo communities in their Twitter campaign #NobelPeaceLies, starting at 5am DC, 11am Oslo/Stockholm,...

    Ethiopia Effectively Without a Constitutionally Mandated Government as of October 5, 2020

    PRESS RELEASE: As of today, October 5, 2020, at 12:00 AM Eastern Africa Time, Ethiopia is effectively without a constitutionally mandated government....

    Twitter Campaign: #AbiyExpires on October 5th, 2020

    Join us in applying pressure on Abiy Ahmed & his government, as well as putting pressure on the international community to hold...