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A manual for dismantling dictatorship in Ethiopia available in Amharic
The New York Times had a lead story about a U.S. Intellectual whose book is credited in launching people power movements including those in Tunisia and Egypt. His name is Gene Sharp and he is an 83 year old American intellectual who lives in brick row house in a working-class neighborhood in Boston. His book “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” a 93-page guide to toppling autocrats, is available for download in 24 languages including in Ethiopia's official and most widely spoken language of Amharic.
Thanks to the contribution of volunteers, his work has been translated in to Amharic and Tigrigna. The guide is available for free to download and it is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission from Gene Sharp. Citation of the source, and notification to the Albert Einstein Institution for the reproduction, translation, and reprinting of this publication, are appreciated.
His writings advocate for a non-violent struggle against tyranny. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt had his book posted on its website, says the New York Times. His website has 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action.
I believe this is the right time and the most appropriate way to go!!!
The issue here is not to read or to talk how to bring a rigim change. The main question is who is really willing to sacrifice his life for the desired result.
A lot of Looser Diaspora barked from a distance. I just want to see which dog has the courage and adaucitiy to realy bite the “enemy".
I am sick and tired of “Akaki Zeraf” from a distance.
“Yesenf welaj Tastawikalech
“Afaf lay koma tew shish tilalech” ale azmariw.
Which Diaspora looser is going to burn himself at Meskel square first?
My guess is Al Mariam himself. How about you guys? Let’s see.
God Bless Ethiopia!!
No regime that is unelected and unpopular can survive and will eventually fall. Ethiopians do not need manuals to bring an end to this government it’s doing a good job of shooting itself in the foot. The price of food and inflation will eventually push people past the fear barrier that the regime has has propped itself up with.
The regime has to understand that what Ethiopians hate are not the individuals or their ethnic groups but their unreasonable policies and biased application of the law that has enriched a few while impoverishing the masses. It is never too late to change, our country does not have to go through the discomfort and uncertainty of another revolution. It is about time the regime made genuine concessions and much needed reforms so that we can all uplift our country together.
If Mubarak the Pharaoh is expendable, Meles the Neguse Negest can surely be discarded. The regime should not bank on it’s international connections after all its position is far precarious than the oil rich sheiks of the middle east whose oil the world cannot do without. Ethiopia is at this point nothing more than a money pit to the western world and Meles could easily be abandoned in a bid for the world to cleanse its guilt for not standing firmly with the protesters in north Africa and Middle East. As proof for my theory watch how fast the allies will abandon and sacrifice Musevini in Uganda once the opposition comes out against him next week. Just as Tunisia was the launching pad for the Arab world Uganda will be the first domino of Sub Saharan Africa!
I don’t know you guys, why you are interesting to oust Meles from dc. Egyptians made it from Tahrir that is in cairo, but u are barking like old dog in the white house. Do u think r u gonne do it even if u were in addis? No, you are all bunch of wolves & dreaming destablizing your own country while u are living by food stumps. Comeon fellas be mature enough to know the situation of ethiopia. God bless EPRDF & pm Meles’s family.
I don’t care if there are a thousand manuals in Amharic or even French for that matter.
Neftenias will just read it, and then talk about it, dream about it, but never actually use it….kkkkk
Parking lot heads, ….guess you now got some way to kill time while you wait in your booths.
there is a demonstration on February 25th in Addis Abeba and Dredawa so lets support our people.
. . ."WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW, RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY!". . . .by: Benjamin Franklin. . .
. . .as a pro reformist and social media activist against TYRANNY, i want to express that. . .i pledged to resist injustice and oppression by this EVIL Regime. . . .shame to those politicians and parliament members that we voted who do not speak for us until now!. . . SHAME ON YOUUUUUU!
. . .i will not be cowed and fooled anymore by this tyrant and LEBA regime, terrorised or silenced. . . .
. . . we will resist! we will resist!. . . .
. . . .dare to struggle, dare to win!. . . .
. . . If we don’t fight, we lose!. . . .
I WILL LIFT UP MY FISTS! and says DOWN TO THE DICTATOR!!!!
DOWN TO DICTATOR!!!!!
The Ethiopian people can bring change of government if they want by just voting against the government. They don’t need a manual. Silly you.
ኢትዮጵያ ለዘላለም ትኑር
Cheffee-nzee, aka Thiefee,
. . .dont pretend, your two balls between your legs are in both sides of your throat now and i felt what you feel now, go check your BP. . . .
. . .all peace loving and pro democracy people in our country will rise soon. . . .be ready, we know YOU!!!!!
Let us see now. Woyanes are armed and they have been so even before they entered Addis ABEBA some 20 years ago.
In the span of those years, they have repeatedly massacred unarmed Ethiopians in cold blood. Woyanes, who have a large pool of Tgre speakers who are armed and conveniently assigned to neighborhoods to spy and carry out murders if and when they see any sign of revolt against their Woyanes .
I say no peaceful protest will work in Woyane/Tgre land. I say only a full-scale hand to hand fight is called here. Oh, I am not naive here. I know they are armed here, but we have no choice. We have to pass our country to our children,like our ancestry did in Adwa and Maichew against the same bandas we have today.
justin, (aka afarman, aka addis zemen, aka baymeno, aka yoni)
. . . .VOTE is a FREEWILL of every peace and pro democracy loving people in our country and not the EVILWILL of your Evil Regime who harassed, oppressed and manipulated our RIGHTS!. . . .
. . . .20 years are not enough for your EVIL Regime to FOOLED us many times by your rigged and orchestrated elections. . . .and now you are saying . . .by “JUST” voting against the government?. . .you are IDIOT balege!!!
How many of us knows how to read very simple TV manual?
I CAN SEE THE FACE OF SATAN
IN SHAPE OF AN OLD MAN GENE SHARP.
He is devil in human face, and his
intention is burn other countries
but Ethiopia has protection from
his witch craft.
his books are that of anti-Christ.
To sodo, seleme & others
Sherap shut your stinky mouth. You r all crack head stupid reminants of derg. First of all before u open ur mouth u have to respect EPRDF & PM MELES for all their effort to build & reconstracting ethiopia. Then let me tell you that do you know Ethiopia & it’s 3000 years old history are worthless with out tigray & tigrigna speakers? But we had saw ur fuedals & masters broke up ethiopia into many & especially the brave tigrigna speaker in to two. We never denied u, but you denied us by splitting into two during your grand pa, ur pa & ur uncl’s period. that time during ur oldfox leader was started the backed up life & development of ethiopia started. If u want to know detail u can refer to the book called the fate of ethiopia found in AAU. So before anything you start to speak pls give respect to this hard worker, peace lover people. So we do want to ride back to the old 19thC neftegna’s rule. Because we they did sleep ethiopia for 100 years. Long live EPRDF & PM MELES.
“feresum yihew medawm yihew”
Go for it dude
This man wrote a manual and we have now the translation in Amharic. What a clever idea? In dismantling dictatorship or an absolute monarchy, I believe we are way ahead of this guy. We did it without his manual, so he better find some other country and people. I am not even trying to defend or denounce anyone, but I tell you, how I cannot find a word to express my disgust. All these knowlegeable people who spent years fighting and studying histories of great nations, still seek a manual from some totally foreign individual and unashamed to announce ‘it is available in Amharic’. The other day, I said we learned a great lesson from Chineese yellow and red books, therefore we don’t need any kind of terrorist manual. Any interference in the affairs of a legitamte government is subversion and act of aggression. Change should come from within not from outside. You can make yourself happy by labeling me ‘a suppoter of that or this’. I do not care at all, because I know for sure you will never succeed winning a single mind to your agenda. Your agenda is totally misguided.
We do not need the american type democracy in ethiopia. USA/uncle sams democracy is à dying tree.. What ethiopia need is à social democracy not à cracks heads democracy from america.
I just read this book and found out that it was PRINTED in and sined by pol pot issays.
À democracy written by CIA.
I thought this has got an end till the beginning of another end comes.
Is the diaspora still hoping to take the lead?
Is Ethiopia the same as Arab World with this ‘’Aramba ena kobo'’ cultural and socioeconomic differences?
Is uprising needed for today’s Ethiopia?
Does that guarantee any sustainable , democratic and peaceful power transition process?
Who is going to pay the cost, and for who?
Who is gonna be in the place?
Those who don’t really understand the inner battle of their fellow Ethiopians that think Ethiopia is the “Ethiopia'’ in their mind to be what others also share, are still dreaming to see change. And power to be given to them.
The change they wish is the Change that is not in favor of the majority but for those who lost their previllege due to a better rationing of opportunities to citizens. The issue of equitability of the rationing could be questionable but Ethiopia has never sought any one better than the current regime.
Being this said there are eminent problems to be solved. But who is ‘real’ Ethiopian that thinks the entire population to have the right as his/her self?
Untill we see this coming through societal transformation and compromise for unity and justice we never dare to face uprising nor death and detention due to that!
And those who want this really dream about departure of some, and pimping of their families as well as salivating for asylum cases to be granted.
down with Naftenyas!!
The rank and file of anti-Ethiopia diaspora elites and their disciples who lack the intellectual capacity to challenge what the leadershiop of Meles Zenawi has achieved are now resorting to manuals on which they can get their hands on that they think would apply for Ethiopia too. Do not be fooled by a manual whose purpose is only to dismantle the non-white man’s world so that western nations can continue to exploit the wealth of other nations and perpetuate the hegemonic dominance of the world. By resorting to this so called manual, are the anti-Ethiopia diaspora elites dreaming of bringing back criminals like Negede Gobezie who still has blood on his hands for the murders he masterminded during the red terror era? Or Birhanu Nega, a once upon a time EPRP member who escaped the Derg’s persecution, joined the Kinijit later and incited violence after the 2005 election in Ethiopia by encouraging innocent young men to loot and cause havoc in Addis which ultimately led to the deaths of many? Is he not an individual who has alligned himself with Isaias Afeworki and declared war on his own country Ethiopia? The opposition parties in Ethiopia, as the European Union observer after the 2010 election clearly said are weak,incompetent and disorganized whose performances we all noticed following the embarassing situation that led to the break up of Kinijit.
Let every one come their senses and join hands to resurrect Ethiopia and the black man’s continet Africa to a bright future and heal the wounds that we have suffered from slavery, colonialism, apartheid and modern day racism.
Ethiopia shall prosper!!
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