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06/21/08

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Ethiopia - Our Voices Will Never Be Silenced Birtukan Mideksa

Ethiopia - Our Voices Will Never Be Silenced - Birtukan Mideksa

Published on June 22, 2008

In a personal e-mail send to thousands of supporters Birtukan Mideksa communicated her vision, and asserted to Ethiopians that about her determination to work hard and her readiness to pay all necessary sacrifices to see a united, prosperous and democratic Ethiopia.

She pleaded that she will stand firm for democracy and the national unity of Ethiopia, and called for all Ethiopians to stand in unison in this peaceful movement.

Below is the complete content of the first woman political party leader, Birtukan Mideksa.

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From: "Birtukan Mideksa,
Chairwoman of Unity for Democracy and Justice Party"

It gives me great pleasure and a sense of pride to intimate to you the successful conclusion of "Andnet" party's inaugural General Assembly on June 18, 2008. It is a truly exciting moment in our history!

As you are well aware of, the Ethiopian democratic process has undergone major set backs in the last three years. "Kinijit", now "Andnet", has also been subjected to some disruptions. As much as these setbacks and disruptions are regrettable, we should renew our commitment and continue from where we stopped fully aware that a united democratic Ethiopia is something we will and shall realize nomatter what the sacrifices might be. We should also count on the lessons of the past years as we chart our noble mission ahead.

Allow me to point out that the birth of "Andnet Party" is a historic and necessary phenomenon. It will herald the continuation of Kinijit's vision which inspired millions of our citizens during the 2005 election. It will provide the Ethiopian democratic movement a flag ship as it pursues Genuine Democracy, Human Right, Rule of Law, Good Governance and National Unity. "Andnet" will be the voice of the people as our country goes through a challenging time in its history facing ominous drought and looming war.

On behalf of the elected leaders of our party, I will give you my solemn pledge that we will work ever harder and ever wiser upholding the interest and core values of our great country and our great people. I pledge to you that our voices will never be silenced where human and democratic rights are trampled and where the national interest of our country is compromised. I will also pledge to you that "Andnet" will be the genuine embodiment of the desires and wishes of all Ethiopians.

Taking this opportunity, may I personally thank you for being part of the Ethiopian democratic movement and for all your moral and material support. I am confident your commitment and support will continue in the days to come as we work tirelessly to build a mother land where its people live in harmony as they pursue a life of peace and prosperity.

Sincerely,

Birtukan Mideksa, Chairwoman of UDJP

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36 comments

Comment from: T/Yohanis [Visitor]
T/Yohanis

Dear chairwoman of the new UDJP/EPRDF organization, please don’t cheat us. You are the one for whom so many mothers loose their children. You are the one who kill the struggle of the oppressed people that scarify his and her life for it. You who want to rule the people not to serve the people, so why we need you after all, while Meles is there for that. You know what elders say ‘it’s better to be with “evil than unknown engle’

Please don’t try to cheat and give the life of so many innocents for the sake of your empowerment.

Hope now you are satisfied with those “gatherings around you doctors, engineer, and so called professor, helping you to niche your dream. Is that not enough.

Why not you just work open like Lidetu for EPRDF, why you did it under cover. Even though you seem cheating people God will judge you one day.

Enjoy your puppet empowerment qi qi qi…..
T/yohanis zewdie from India

06/22/08 @ 12:10
Comment from: mesay [Visitor]
mesay

go girl! God be with u

06/22/08 @ 12:57
Comment from: teregnaw twld [Visitor]
teregnaw twld

Why some people are always have a darkest view for everything. I believe this blind people do not know what they want.

Birtukan just send a message to her supporters and the message released for public digest. If the young lady is a puppet of the regime, why she needs to struggle to get a license? Why the regime is putting a blockage to her party in every chance to harass her. If you still believe, Hailu Sahwl is a leader for ethiopian political movement let him show us by his deed. Otherwise, let him continue living in his dreams. We Ethiopians need somebody with a practical ideas, views, philosophy and commitment. We don’t need bragging polticians. I am tired of them.

06/23/08 @ 00:08
Comment from: moa [Visitor]
moa

Birtuckan, we are with you 100%.Tplf cadres like the one above are scared of you since they knew that the hurricane of 2005 with a much greater force of magnitude is coming to destroy their treasonous criminal organization under the leadership of Birtuckan and they can’t do anything about it.

06/23/08 @ 00:24
Comment from: AGB [Visitor]
AGB

T/Yohannis,

You said “–why we need you after all when Meles is there".
You better shut up. You are an old HYINA trying to eat the flesh and bones of the Ethiopian People with your friend Meles.
For sure, you will soon get your reward from the Ethiopian people.

06/23/08 @ 02:22
Comment from: baymeno [Visitor]
baymeno

“Yemilushin besemash, Gebeyam balwetash"!Ale Yagere Sew.

Let alone in Ethiopia where people foolishly sacrificed their life and freedom, even the the Diaspora who is seriously detached from Ethiopian reality is sick and tired of these looser croocks.

If you fool me once shame on you, if you fool me twice shame on me!

God Bless Ethiopia!

06/23/08 @ 03:03
Comment from: ibsa [Visitor]
ibsa

Akkas Male ya intala keenya! (Indih new Yenya lij). Go! Go! Giftikiya, we will rally behind you! Be yourself as you’ve always been! Don’t listen to the looser Mimi Sibhatu! Go! run and make a history in the Ethiopian and African Political arena like Derartu did in the athletics arena. Yes You Can! Yes You Can! Jabaadhu!

06/23/08 @ 04:09
Comment from: tazabiw [Visitor]
tazabiw

I still think she is some kind of joke!:no:
but for diaspora! another opportunity to gather in airports wearing the flag! you are all jokes man!:)):))

06/23/08 @ 04:54
Comment from: Tariknesh [Visitor]
Tariknesh

My dear Orange (Birtukan)!!!
Keep it up, GOD will help you in all your endovours. Dont hear those closed minded people who are always under thier own interest. Your agenda is the freedom of your nation, that is seeing united one Ethiopia equal to all her citizens. GOD was with Moses guiding him to free Israel. I pray for you that he the Almighty support you in your struggle.

06/23/08 @ 05:41
Comment from: Sol! [Visitor]
Sol!

I wish you your dream becomes real, after a lot of scarifies but you have to take care to accommodate ideas. Basically, Unity in Ethiopia is highly questionable what type of unity is necessary…I do not agree the unity of northern Ethiopians think. That was practiced so long and also still going on that is not my dream of unity. I wish you success if your unity looked history and solved those malfunctioned unity elements and comes with a real Federal state. Pls, the famine forwarded to south …I do not want to shift a famine from one pole to another; it should be abandoned all over my beloved Ethiopia with equity.

06/23/08 @ 06:30
Comment from: aba mela [Visitor]
aba mela

Believe or not the best leader is Meles Zenawi.

06/23/08 @ 07:46
Comment from: Tigist [Visitor]
Tigist

Birtukan, I agree with you that “ our voice will never silenced” God be with you, I wish you all the best. As a woman, I am proud of you….. I have a dream you will be the first Ethiopian democratically elected. You will make a history

06/23/08 @ 08:12
Comment from: Wadani [Visitor]
Wadani

A question for Burtukan and her Andnet.

Dear,Burtukan you’re hard working women and as you see them the majority Ethiopians wants regime change in manners of peaceful elections BUT,as things going worst Woyan’s growing arrogance and their distractions of the country,there no hopes much hopes you expect from Meles regeme to allow the ppls to have free and fair elections and the chances are 99% Negatives to allow true democracy in Ethiopia.

For many reasons they don’t allowed a true democracy in Ethiopia and that obviously one is clear to all,(They didn’t come by elections but they came with Guns) so they don’t care that much about the will of the ppl.

Thus,how are you going to deal it such attitudes of woyane ballot cheating and killings of any opposed ppl and protesters?
If that scenario would happened in 2nd rounds of next elections, how the hell are going to tackle it?are you willing to give calls to ONLF & OLF the oppositions of armed functions for help to oust TPLF rebels by force and bring their elites in court to face their crimes charges of 17 years? or are you going to say no ONLF & OLF are not legal Organizations and believe that TPLF was came legally to the throne power.

And also,you may argue,these armed rebels of ONLF,OLF are separatist and not for “Andent” but remember these two of(TPLF and EPLF) and their old days, they were fighting for separations and later TPLF changed their mind with help of USA & Uk mediators.

Finally,I hope you for the best to tackle this big responsibility you carried on and stay being widely open minded.
God help you Burty and Allah/God Bless Ethiopia.

06/23/08 @ 09:10
Comment from: teshome [Visitor]
teshome

You are damn right.It is good to hear from you that Your party was/is the primary responsible for the political ,social, and economical crises of our country. Now, let’s learn from the past mistake your party made, and go forward. If your party do a better job than EPRDF you’ll have my vote as well as other’s. Keep your promise. Do not fooled again by Washington illusionist, haters, and evils. They have nothing except, dirty talks, money, and worthless paper(Dr.,Prof.,…) I wish you all the best.

06/23/08 @ 09:30
Comment from: Fas [Visitor]
Fas

Keep it up baby.Dont listen those that talk about thier interest.
Fa

06/23/08 @ 10:14
Comment from: Sami1 [Visitor]
Sami1

Yeha:
Many are in support of Birtukan and you want to writ them off, and keep Meles in power for ever and ever!
If Birtukan is who the people wanted to serve them to bring about unity and peace then let it be. Why is Meles shuts down Media that is not in his side?
You and your likes do not want freedome to Ethiopia.

06/23/08 @ 12:03
Comment from: DON [Visitor]
DON

Go Birtukan, although I am not a CUD fan, anything iis better than these leaches of woaynes who are killing us!

06/23/08 @ 12:17
Comment from: ፊታውራሪ Free [Member]

The woyane sympathizers are hastily coming out of their closet where they were taking a refugee to celebrate the supposedly irreversible death and burial of their nightmare, the lone democratic force of Ethiopia, kinijit. Sorry Woyanes but we are too serious about dashing your dreams of looting Ethiopia and systematically oppressing its citizens for eternity. Kinijit has been resurrected, and Yes We Can Loose Change to break the woyane made bondage of hopelessness, suspicion, disunity, and poverty.
Yes to the face of Change!

06/23/08 @ 12:30
Comment from: abyssinian fox [Visitor]
abyssinian fox

go birtukan go!!! tplfites your time is up . coming is your time to pay for your dids. that treasons meles will get what he deserves.

06/23/08 @ 12:49
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Dear Birtukan ,you’re paying great sacrifices for the right of the peoples ,the unity and the sovereignty
of Ethiopia .Unfortunatly the tyrant
Zenawi along his thugs and his aderby
bandas would never facilitate your mission paving your ways by many obstacles .Look what’s actually happening to Mr. Morgane Tsvigerai , accepting to play the game of a free
election he wins the poll ,but Mugabe
refusing the wills of the peoples ;
is continuing by violating the Human
Rights .So what did happen in June and Nov 2005 with the TPLF bandits ,
there’s still a sign that they will
repeat again their evil action against the will of the Ethiopians .
Never the despot Zenawi with the TPLF thugs render the power in a peaceful way .By the way ,Mrs.Rice
and the state Departement have decided to raise the Zimbabwen’s case to the Security Council ,what a
shame they condemn Mugabe knowing
perfectly that Zenawi has comitted and is still comitting the same crimes even worse against the peoples of Ethiopia .Of course you
have the wisdom to analyse and meditate on the difficulties that
would happen in the next poll .Peoples of Ethiopia deserved a political change ,there’s no economic development without liberty.So why ,Zenawi like most of
the third world tyrants ,must GO !!!
POWER TO THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLES !!
LONG LIVE THE TRUE ETHIOPIANS !!!

06/23/08 @ 13:23
Comment from: mujahid [Visitor]
mujahid

hi midhagsaa
we know you are undercover OLF. THAT IS WHY WE NEED YOU THERE.
We contacted you several times with our secret representatives and you told us you are waiting for this opportunity. it happened now, YES! ALL OF O.L.F. MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS ARE HAPPY FOR YOU! DON’T LET OUR PROMISE DOWN!

WE WILL KEEP OUR SECRET JOBS WITH YOU…AND THIS IS ONLY WAY TO DISINTEGRATE AND DESTROY THE UNITY OF THOSE FUK’N HYNA PEOPLES

NEVER STOP YOUR SECRET COALITION WITH US!
OUR AGENTS ARE WITH YUO ALL THE TIMES

SOON WE WILL LIBERATE OROMIYA OUR MOTHERLAND AND KICK ASSES OF THOSE DIRTY STINKING HYNAS.

MIIDHAKSAA, JABAADHU ,BILISUMMAN KALOOFTEE JIRTI. DUUBATTI HIN JEDHIN WALIIN JIRRA KEESSA SEE

06/23/08 @ 14:04
Comment from: tezibt [Visitor]
tezibt

Burtukan is doing something while you are wasting your life bashing her. Losers have no place. Because they are losers.

06/23/08 @ 14:47
Comment from: amare [Visitor]
amare

my advice to birtukan and andnet party is to not expect every one to like you or you are going to make every one happy because that is when your role of leadership changes into follower like last time.
you need to set out your goal and follow it no matter what some people say or what it takes until you acheive it. good luck!

06/23/08 @ 14:48
Comment from: lekim [Visitor]
lekim

It sounds that she has fallen in love of the whole idea of being a politician. To dream is one thing but to have the vision, courage and commitment to translate ones dream into reality is entirely a different matter. This fruitcake lady is a product of the old system and she can’t be anything but confined within the limits of the old tribal box and represent the voice of the distant past.

06/23/08 @ 16:04
Comment from: Fayyis [Visitor]
Fayyis

Dear Birtukan,
first of all I am Oromo and I heard you are Oromo. Our difference is, you are commited to Ethiopian Unity, whereas I am commited to Oromian Liberty. Now the question is: should we fight each other or can we find common denominator? If you are some one who do want to dismantle Oromia and want your Unity at the cost of our Liberty, of course you are my enemy. If you are some one who also considered Oromian Liberty in the concept of your Ethiopian Unity, we may find a compromise. Just tell me what is your position on the right of Oromos to self-determination? Do you accept it, even if it is in Ethiopian context? If yes, you are my friend. If no, I want to advise you that you go to the relatives of your father Ob. Midhegsaa and ask their wish and I recommend you to read Oromo history. “Lady Liberty", if you are with Oromos, we Oromos are ready to be with you. If you are a simple puppet of chauvinst Abeshas, who just want to keep their Domination on Oromos and their exploitation of Oromia, of course you are our enemy. You just choose your camp: are you in Abyssinian Domination camp or in Oromian Liberation camp?????????????

06/23/08 @ 16:39
Comment from: belik [Visitor]
belik

I LOVE YOU BURTUKAN.

06/23/08 @ 17:19
Comment from: SALAA [Visitor]
SALAA

HI ADDEE MIIDHAGSAA

SILA HABASHOOTNI HUDDUU SI SALAN MOO MAALIF ATI ISAAN BIRAA ADDA BAATEE, UMMATA KEE QABATTEE BILISUMMAA BIYYA ABBAA KEETITIF HIN MORMINE.
UMMATNI OROMOO HOMAA TAKKA HABASHOOTA BIRAA HIN BARBAADU. ATIS TAANAN GUYYAA GAAFA DHUMAA YOO GONDORITTI GALUUF QOPHOOFTE ITTI FUFI..YKN BAKKA ITTI DUUTU MIJEEFFADHU.
NUTI BILISUMMAA ARGACHUUN KEENYA HIN OOLU.

GAAFA SAN GAA FAGAARA KEE GAD GONBISNE SI FANNIFNA.

AMUMARRRA ITTI YAADI GOBANAA BIRAA NUTTI HIN TA’IN.

OF BARI

06/23/08 @ 18:03
Comment from: Sami1 [Visitor]
Sami1

lekim who is brother of Yeha:
What is wrong with you guys why would you not like for real oppostion with hope of unity!
either firness will come into with compromise and over time or else strugle will take place.
As per Yeha: He calles 70M excluding Tigry is nothing in previos msg.
He said “let them try to take power with strugle! They will learn their lesson. Yeha and his friends are prepared to kill the majority to stay in power if they could not lilence them with threat.
Yeha and likes are “KEFFO” only noise!

06/23/08 @ 18:07
Comment from: SALAA [Visitor]
SALAA

HI BIRTUKAN LET ME GIVE YOU A PIECE OF ADVICE
IF YOU HAVE SENSE OF HUMOR FOR THE PEOPLES OF YOUR ANCESTORY, PLEASE STOP JUMPING WITH THE ENEMIES OF YOUR PEOPLE.
THOSE PEOPLES ARE REAL HYNAS WHO ATE THE FLESH OF YOUR ANCESTORS AND ONE DAY THEY ARE GOING TO EAT YUO ALSO.
THEY MAY BE WAITING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, BUT STILL DON’T FORGET YOU ARE WITH HYENAS WHO WANNA EAT THE FLESH OF HUMAN BEINGS.

PLEASE RUN ON TIME FROM THE HANDS OF HYEENAS BEFORE THRY TRAP YOU AND PUT YOU IN THEIR DISH.
PLEASE JOIN THE FREEDOM FIGHT FOR YOUR MOTHERLAND.
LET;S LIBERATE OROMIYA
THEN YOU WILL BE THE REAL LEADER AND SAFE OF HYENAS!

06/23/08 @ 18:11
Comment from: Asamnew Haile [Visitor]
Asamnew Haile

Birtukan, when you mail out informing supporters about the new-formed party, I believe, it is essential to make sure those supporters will be informed about the party program that the new party will unfold. True, I have read some generalization, to tell you frankly that I become bored to hear about more often that I need to hear, but those slogans say a little, if they tell anything at all. The generalization– a need to have a united and democratic Ethiopia– if I recall correctly, are the same slogans EPDRF believes to adhere to. Supporters need to know what you really mean when you say you and the party you head struggle to form a united Ethiopia. Does that imply the Ethiopians of today are not united? Perhaps you believe the current federal system is not what a “united” Ethiopians need. Well, some, especially, many Ethiopians who reside abroad, might easily buy your argument. But have you ever imagined for a second the federal system of governing in Ethiopia reaches to the no turning point. Imagine for a second, let us say your party will win the forthcoming 2010 election, Does “Andenet” the morning after winning the election could try to dismantle the federal system that was in place? Why not you might say.I say you call for an imaginable disaster only because you and your supporters fail to understand the country has gone through radical transformation that no political party has the power to change course. You might accuse of me not being sanguine as you are. I do not doubt as some do your sincerity, but I do really believe of your being novice to politics. Dismantling the federal system that functions right now in Ethiopia, as I have stated earlier is a call for disaster. Just imagine your party will win in a landslide, and the party leaders believing that the voice of the people give them the right to implement what they preached for during the election will act. What will happen then a single tribe in the country claim to have enjoyed the federal system and unwilling to be governed otherwise? Does your party try to impose the will of the majority on the minority? you might say why not. I would say you call for disaster. Democracy, Birtukan, not always is an instrument to impose the will of the majority on the minority. In fact, more often democracy stops the yranny of the majority on the minority.

06/23/08 @ 21:59
Comment from: lekim [Visitor]
lekim

Sami1, what is your issue dodo bird? You sound like a class 1 idiot.

06/23/08 @ 23:10
Comment from: KULO-KONTAW [Visitor]
KULO-KONTAW

Bertuhan… are there still 100 political prisoners in Eth? Is your woyane X- boyfriend want to have another baby? How could your old ushers like Gizachew, Yakob, dr. Hailu and others let u be their boss? are they more dumbest than you?
cheers!!! oops pls don’t tell this to General Berhanu Nega!

06/24/08 @ 01:45
Comment from: teklemariam ftsum [Visitor]
teklemariam ftsum

HI how to your work or your job

06/24/08 @ 14:21
Comment from: dawit [Visitor]
dawit

B)no disrespect but if she ever wins she will be the first oromo person to lead ethiopia–i think ormomo will find it hard to lead ethiopia as they lack knowledge and sharpness…prefer tigre than oromo—and we know Amhara who have led Ethiopia until mengistu came are the ones to preserve and reestablish ethiopia as main world power.

06/24/08 @ 14:30
Comment from: girmachew [Visitor]
girmachew

Hello guys, what is wrong with us? is it psychological or spiritual? Is it accurate to say that we lacked trust in God in these days, choosing to rely on our own resources, and thus reaping consequences that painfully complicated our life? Or, is it equally accurate to say we have an inability to trust others because of severe childhood pain and idiot poltics that has weakened our ego boundaries and eroded our self-esteem? common guys look around you where ever you are our name has been darken, our identity has been melt away . we are almost known as one of dysfunctional nation in the world. it make me seek thinking of this. Please, please let us be -at least- caring to one another, untill something comes to risk this nation. how could we really expect to get a head while we diminish our brother and sister’s call which inturn affect every one of us.

06/24/08 @ 18:59
Comment from: ibsa [Visitor]
ibsa

SALAA

I don’t think you are healthy. I don’t think you are an Oromo either. I know you are a “Wayyaane".

Burte,

Maloo namoota dhukbsatoo akkasii hin dhaggeeffatiin. Kun ergamaa wayyaneeti. Figure your self as Obama. He has a black blood and he is determined to address the issues his of his people.You have Oromo blood, (which made you a genius), and I you’ll also try to adress the issues of your people, the Ormos in the interest of Ethiopia. Remember the Oromo are the pillar of Ethiopia. So, in all your movements I hope you’ll have the interest of the Oromos also in your mind. May God be with you, protect you and fill you with the wisdom that cannot be resisted.

Kanumakeeti! Si jaallana!

06/25/08 @ 04:41

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