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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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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Lammiin Lammiif [OBN 25 03 2010] Artiisti Hacaaluu Hundeessa barattoonni Oromoo barnoota isaanii cimanii barachuu qabu jedhe. Deeggarsa Lammiileen Oromoo Ameerikaa Kaabaa ergan Lammiilee qe'ee fi qabeenyaa isaanirraa buqqa'aniif arjoome. Posted by OBN Afaan Oromoo on Monday, December 4, 2017

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Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo in Diaspora

Macha Tulama Association Appeal to Oromo in Diaspora Dear Oromo in Diaspora, As you all know, the Oromo people have been facing genocide from the Ethiopian regime’s militia, police, security agents, and government officials in general and the Agazi in particular. Consequently, more than one thousand Oromo have been killed; hundreds of them have been crippled, blinded and disfigured; and thousands of them have been imprisoned and tortured. In fact, we do not know the actual numbers of Oromo victims because the regime does not want the world to know…

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THEORIZING OROMUMMAA[1]

By Asafa Jalata, PhD The main purpose of this paper is to theorize Oromummaa by conceptualizing it on different levels and offering theoretical insights and critical analysis of the Oromo national movement in relations to the struggles of other colonized and oppressed peoples.[1]Theorizing and conceptualizing Oromummaa specifically in relation to the ideological problem[2] of the Oromo nation movement and that of the others require recognizing the need to transform thinking and scholarship in Oromo politics and studies in order to critically and thoroughly assess the prospects for Oromo politico-cultural transformation…

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OBBO BAQQALA MOKONNON:  A PIONEERING AND LIFE‐LONG OROMO NATIONALIST

One of the founders of Macha Tulama Association It was with deep sadness that our people both in Oromia and in the Diaspora heardon January 24, 2016, of the passing away of Obbo Baqqala Mokonnon,one of the distinguished pioneering founders and leaders of the renowned Macha–Tulama Self­Help Association (MTA). He was a great leader and a highly respected nationalist who devoted all of his adult life to fighting for the rights of the Oromo people. Obbo Baqqala died at the age of eith-six. He spent about a decade in an…

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