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A manual for dismantling dictatorship in Ethiopia available in Amharic

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02/17/11

  11:39:44 pm, by admin, 199 words  
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A manual for dismantling dictatorship in Ethiopia available in Amharic

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.

Here is the Amharic translation of the guide. The English version is here.

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Comment from: Dibekulu [Visitor]
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Dibekulu

I believe this is the right time and the most appropriate way to go!!!

02/17/11 @ 23:49
Comment from: baymeno [Visitor]
baymeno

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!!

02/17/11 @ 23:58
Comment from: The real Observer [Visitor]
The real Observer

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!

02/18/11 @ 00:17
Comment from: Fereja [Visitor]
Fereja

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.

02/18/11 @ 00:26
Comment from: Yirgacheffee [Visitor]
Yirgacheffee

So What!

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. :)

02/18/11 @ 00:26
Comment from: Alemayehu [Visitor]
Alemayehu

there is a demonstration on February 25th in Addis Abeba and Dredawa so lets support our people.

02/18/11 @ 00:34
Comment from: Seleme [Visitor]
Seleme

. . ."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!!!!!


02/18/11 @ 00:41
Comment from: justin [Visitor]
justin

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

02/18/11 @ 00:48
Comment from: Seleme [Visitor]
Seleme

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!!!!!


02/18/11 @ 00:50
Comment from: Sodo [Visitor]
Sodo

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.

02/18/11 @ 00:56
Comment from: Seleme [Visitor]
Seleme

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!!!


02/18/11 @ 01:36
Comment from: DownSize [Visitor]
DownSize

How many of us knows how to read very simple TV manual?

02/18/11 @ 01:37
Comment from: Ras Thomas (Patariotic Abyssinians). USA [Visitor]
Ras Thomas (Patariotic Abyssinians).  USA

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.

02/18/11 @ 01:59
Comment from: Fereja [Visitor]
Fereja

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.

02/18/11 @ 02:11
Comment from: tagash [Visitor]
tagash

Sodo,

“feresum yihew medawm yihew”

Go for it dude

02/18/11 @ 02:59

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