Remembering the October 2, 2016 Irreecha Massacre at Hora Arsadi Commemoration Event – Washington, DC

Remembering the October 2, 2016 Irreecha Massacre at Hora Arsadi Commemoration Event – Washington, DC  The Macha and Tulama Association and Civic Oromo Organizations are jointly organizing the  second Irreecha Massacre  commemoration event in Washington DC on September 30, 2018. It will be a solemn occasion for honoring those who were deliberately massacred by the Ethiopian government security forces at Hora Arsadi, on the Oromos most sacred space on October 2, 2016. It is also to demonstrate for those who authorized that massacre will never be able to kill the…

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Announcement of the 2018 Macha Tulama Association (MTA) Annual members meeting

Announcement of the 2018 Macha Tulama Association Annual members meeting at Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington DC, 20064, August 3, 2018, from 3-6 p.m. July 21, 2018 The Macha Tulama Association (MTA) Board of Directors cordially invite all members and former members who did not renew their membership and supporter of the MTA, who will be willing to register to be its members, to attend the crucial August 3, 2018 annual meeting. We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of all members attending the upcoming truly…

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Remembering the October 2, 2016 Irreecha Massacre at Hora Arsadi Commemoration Event – Washington, DC    Event Scheduled:  September 30, 2018 Last year on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Washington, DC, the Macha and Tulama Association organized a successful commemoration event to honor the victims of the October 2, 2016 Irreecha Massacre. Again, Board members of the Macha Tulama Association have decided to continue that tradition.  MTA will organize a second commemoration event in Washington DC on September 30, 2018.  It will provide an occasion to ensure that the world is…

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Guidelines on cooperation with other organizations

MTA

Guidelines on cooperation with other organizations By Macha and Tulama Self-Help Association, June 15, 2018 The Macha and Tulama Self-Help Association (MTA) is a not-for-profit organization established to advocate for sustainable cultural and socioeconomic development of the Oromo society with a focus on rebuilding indigenous national institutions based on Oromo democratic tradition and values such as the Gadaa system.  It is well known that members of MTA publicly and privately participate in a wide range of political, religious and civic groups.  In fact, MTA is widely regarded as the organization…

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Victims of the SOE

Since the declaration of the State of Emergency at least 28 people have been murdered in different corners of Oromia . This decree gave TPLF thugs a free pass to murder Oromos merely for standing up for their rights. Today (March 10 2018) TPLF intensified its killing spree by murdering 13 more people in Moyaalee.   No. Name Age Sex Address Date Comments 1  Asfaw Jote 23 M  Dambi Dollo  25Feb18 2  Sadiq Surur  18  M  Dambi Dollo   07Mar18 3  Abebe Mokonnen Gabbisa  24  M  Najjoo   27Feb18  Killed in Naqamtee…

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TPLF declares SOE for the second time

The TPLF controlled Ethiopian gov’t declared a state of emergency for the second time. The SOE was declared by the Council of Ministers two weeks ago, but it had been waiting for to the house of people’s representatives. The country’s parliament which was in recess when the SOE was declared reconvened today to vote on the measure. With a surprising turn of events the SOE was approved even though it failed to garner the required 2/3rd vote. According to speaker of the house Aba Dula Gammadaa 346 members voted for…

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Bekele Garba and Six other OFC leaders released from jail

Mr. Bekele Gaba and six other leaders of the Oromo Federalist Congress have been released from prison today. Mr. Garba was thrown to jail in November 2015 right after the beginning of the second wave of Oromo protests which engulfed the whole region like wildfire. It seems the regime picked the calm and seasoned OFC leader in an attempt to make the movement leaderless. Regardless, the protests have continued to this day. It is to be remembered that Mr. Garba previously served a four year prison sentence on trumped up…

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MTA Fundraising Dinner, March 24, 2018

As you all know the situation in our homeland has deteriorated over the past four years. The TPLF led junta has waged an all out war on our people and it has turned the whole Oromia region into a killing field. Thousands have lost their dear lives and much more have lost limbs. Tens of thousands are languishing in prison cells. It is also to be remembered that Somale Liyu Police sponsored by TPLF generals evicted more than 700,000 oromos from their homes. Almost all of these people are still…

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OROMO BENEFIT CONCERT PRESS RELEASE

The Macha-Tulama Cooperative and Development Association (MTA) would like to announce that on March 19, 2016, it will be hosting a benefit concert featuring famous Oromo artists, namely, Hacaaluu Hundessa, Jambo Jote, Tuujii Mudde, Abdi Nuressa, and Dawite Mekonnen. It will take place at the Fillmore Silver Spring Concert Hall, a nationally renowned venue in the Washington, DC area. This benefit concert is a fundraiser particularly focused on providing much needed financial assistance to the Oromo victims of state violence and their families. During these past couple of years since…

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MTA Fundraising Dinner, March 24, 2018

GoFundMe  or Click Machatulama.net, then Donate button Fund- raising event for saving the lives of displaced Oromo children, women and men, Washington DC, March 24, 2018 We are sending this urgent letter to request your participation in and financial contribution for an emergency fundraising event organized by the Macha Tulama Association, which will be held on March 24, 2018. The money raised by the event will be used for saving the lives of Oromo children, women and men in refugee camps.  Even if you will not be able to attend…

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