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Monday, September 18, 2006

The story of the Civil disobedience Calendar

The English called it super Sunday. It was the day when four of the best English teams had crucial matches against each other. In Addis Ababa, yesterday's games were turned into a public event. Thousands gathered at the Meskel square to see Liverpool lose narrowly to Chelsea and Arsenal beat Manchester United. Y, a piassa boy, traveled to Meskel square with his two friends to cheer on his beloved Arsenal.
At half time, someone passed him a colorful calendar which contained the pictures of imprisoned kinijit leaders and a call for civil disobedience. Before he finished going through the actions of civil disobedience which were called for , the kid who passed him the calendar was slapped by a plain clothed security guy and was dragged to a Toyota car parked nearby. Today five rag-tag kids who were arrested while distributing the calendar at the Meskel square appeared before court with bruised eyes which revealed that they were being tortured at the police station last night. They were remanded in custody for the next seven days.
The civil disobedience calendar was first distributed in thousands on the eve of the new year. It contained 14 actions, including the withdrawal of money from government banks, that protestors were advised to take to get the Kinijit leaders released without harming themselves. The TPLF got overtly crazy about the calendars that in some places where they were highly distributed , it began a stop and search operation. Sources claimed that the calendar was printed and distributed by knijit international leadership and some highly motivated Kinijit supporters in the diaspora. Its effect is quite astonishing. Distributors say that the demand has risen so high that a one birr calendar is being sold for more than 3 birr. More than 200 thousand copies have been already distributed all over the country, say sources.
Y thought that some of the actions called for were so simple that he started executing them right away. This morning he went to the commercial bank of Ethiopia and took away all of the money he deposited there as a saving. Taking out his money, he thought, was the least he could do to the struggle, the imprisoned leaders and the kid who put his life in danger to sell him the calendar.

26 comments:

Tazabi said...

Wow! Wonders cease never to exist as long as we have EPRDF in power. This just shows you how desperate EPRDF is getting; frustrated at each and every turn by popular dislike and boycott. It is just unbelievable how dense Woyanie could be; I mean don’t they know that trying to stop the will of the people is like trying to salvage a failed levy with a handful of sandbags?

Good job EZ!

Anonymous said...

Where did he take his money then, to the Abyssinia Bank?

Anonymous said...

And yet some say there is democracy and respect for human right !

Anonymous said...

GOD bless you Ethio-Zagol

Anonymous said...

Zagol the great!

Thanks for the update. I have seen the calendar made with the beautiful arenguade, beecha, qey background and it looks awesome. But my God,200,000 is not enough. Where can we send money so that millions can be printed and distributed all over Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

very wise move

Thank you for this news

Anonymous said...

Some additional lessons on Ethiopian constitution. Of course for the security. If they ever look at the internet.

Article 17 Liberty

2. No one shall be arrested or detained without being charged or convicted of a crime except in accordance with such procedures as are laid down by law.

Article 18 Prohibition of Inhuman Treatment

1. Everyone shall have the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Anonymous said...

last anon please!

The Canadian Constitution works in Canada. It is not worth the paper
it is written on in woyane's Ethiopia.

Let's get real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

last anon: I think the anonymus before you was trying to say is to point out how woyane is breaking the constitution they suppose to protect.

Anonymous said...

I am starting to question your news. Where in the ill Bereket. I saw him in Bahirdar in spite of your lies. Many lies do not make one truth

Anonymous said...

Hey, a new goverment in Exile will be set up BY ER Elias.
According to Elias, OLF will get the presidency and the others including CUD will get Vice presidency.

Anonymous said...

I posted that from the Ethiopian constitution and not Canadian and was trying to show that the woyane themselve don't respect the constitution. You are right it is worth nothing for them.

Tazabi said...

To the last anon:

We all understood that you were quoting the Ethiopian Constitution except Woyanie agents that have never read or seen it. Now we understand why they keep breaking it.

To the anon who saw Bereket in Bahirdar:

How could you have seen him in Bahirdar when he is paralyzed from the nose down? If you really did see hem then why didn’t you take his picture and post it on AIGA forum? That would have been a golden opportunity to discredit the vocal opposition, no?

Anonymous said...

My point to you all is that woyane does not BELIEVE in anything that has to do with Democracy. It copied the Canadian Constitution not to work with it but simply for show and tell. It is all a woyanie scam.

These gutter creatures believe in jungle law period. The final solution is to get rid of these cancer and build modern Ethiopia based on the rule of law.

Ethiopia will prevail!
Mahlet

Anonymous said...

Hope the Ethiopian Military, defender of Mother Ethiopia is watching closely what happened in
Thailand. They booted out a corrupt thug like Meles who stole elections, enriched himself at the expense of others and corrupted Thai society.

Getting rid of Meles will be the single most patriotic thing the Ethiopian army could do right now.

Anonymous said...

Good idea, but most officers serve Weyane. it can be dangerous.

Anonymous said...

It is time to end meles regime!
The elected leaders have suffered enaugh there is a movement wich statred with a slogan " millinium with freedom ".it will be public to every one very soon.
let us all work together to full fill this dream

" millinum with freedom !!"

no freedom no millinum !!

Anonymous said...

Previous anon,
we also thought weyane will win the 2005 election too. We know about the woyane officers... what about the rest. The ubiquitous abesha fatalism always at work.

We are and we wil be in extreme danger as long as our fascist enemy is not extricated by any means necessary!

one more thing......make sure to read the "Kinine" you will definitely learn a whole lot!

last anon, Millenium with Freedom!
I like that and we will make it happen.

Anonymous said...

Debtraw from Philly,

I hope melese and his weyane friends would like to live in peace, and stablish peace for their children and our children and for the next generation, by giving up power to the Ethiopian people. Otherwise, the cancer they are spreading in the country will destroy not only them but Ethiopian children. "Yagrie kes dom yaledom inetsam," yilal. "Eynesteh dom ze enbele dom keyeh, halie luia." Shih ferese behaulw she ferese befitu, Yanen sataye motech koso shach Enatu. And eger beberie menkel aketauchihu, kotkooto, leblbo, akatlo yifgachihu. The undemocratic cancer deases that has been spreading in Ethiopia, by weyanie for the last fifteen years should be checked and stopped by any meanse necessary. Hope Millenium with Freedom, without Melese and his cancer.

Tazabi said...

Amen to Debteraw from Philly!

Anonymous said...

Can moderator or any one tell us who are "reliable private banks" to put our money in?...in line with the CD...

Anonymous said...

Awash Bank to start with.

Anonymous said...

What others of u say about Awash?...u have any ohter nomination?

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, beautiful interview:

http://oromoliberationfront.org/News/2006/BrigKemalGelchuInterviewEnglishversion.pdf

Anonymous said...

Hey, where is the civil disobedience claendar? You lied, big time. It has never been there. Had it been there, it would have been easy for you to put a picture of it. Please don't lie. I did not find it and i asked my friends about it; they have not seen it either. If you have any small good in mind, it does not come up through a lie, my friend. Please, don't lie!

Anonymous said...

Watch ETV you can find the truth.
But be sure you are in the perfect position.I mean in the shoes of the reader.