Desperate times call for desperate measures. Building on its gains so far, the Oromo protests movement is entering a new phase.The unrelenting killing and brutal repression of the regime continues unabated. This is calling for a change of tactics.
As we all know, this is a holiday season. It’s a season of new year celebration and of Eid -AL Arafaa.
No one needs a reminder that the year that is coming to an end, 2008 EC, the year of trial and tribulation for the Oromo people. It has been a year of intense and bitter struggle. It has also been a year of huge sacrifices made in defense of our rights and in resisting a terrorist regime and it’s killing machine.
1. Our farmers shall refrain from the usual act of providing the following products/items and/or commodities that are in demand for the holiday season:
A. Grains (xaafii, barley, wheat, etc);B. Honey, coffee, butter, and other dairy products;C. Cattle (sheep, goats, bulls, heifers, etc)D. Poultry products (chicken, eggs)E. Others.
We call upon all other justice-loving people to join our people in this campaign. We will also call upon them to understand, to pay attention, to bear witness, and to respond to this appeal to conscience.
Justice shall triumph.