. OFFICIAL Documents

 ALEJE / Timret London Public Meeting,    (Audio)     31 th July 2011      >>> ( WMA )       >>> ( MP3 )

 Ginbot 7 and OLF Nuremberg, Germany, Public Meeting,   (Audio)     30 th July 2011       >>> ( WMA )       >>> ( MP3 )

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 The latest round of repression by a desperate dictatorial regime cannot deter our resolve to struggle for freedom
(Press Release - ALEJE / Timret) September 17, 2011
The political behavior of Ethiopia’s ethnic minority regime and the economic and social stability .... >>> Read more     (PDF)    

 Stop the regime of Meles Zenawi from using hunger as means of collective punishment to destroy the Ogaden community
(Press Release - Ginbot 7) 18 July 2011
Since 2005, the brutal regime of Ethiopia led by Meles Zenawi has displaced and killed thousands in the Ogaden Region..... >>> Read more     (PDF)    

 Immoral request from Immoral Regime
(Press Release - Ginbot 7) 28 June 2011
In the last 20 years, Ethiopia has been the “Gulag Archipelago” of Africa for journalists, publishers, bloggers, independent writers and foreign correspondents. In fact, in global press freedom indexes, Ethiopia is ranked .... >>> Read more    

 Ginbot 7 Calls for an End to the 20 year Brutal Rule of Meles Zenawi
(Press Release - Ginbot 7) 27 May 2011
Today marks the 20th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Ethiopian history. It’s a day .... >>> Read more »  (PDF)  

 Unity of purpose and unity of action, a tested antidote to deflate over blown tyrannical regimes
(Press Release - Ginbot 7) 23 May 2011
In the light of the imminent rise of the people of Ethiopia against tyranny, the demand ... >>> Read more »  (PDF)  

 Ginbot 7 Condemns the Mass Murder of Civilians in the Ogaden Region
(Press Release - Ginbot 7) May 22, 2011
Ginbot 7 strongly deplores the recent extrajudicial killings of civilians in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia. The Zenawi regime ... >>> Read more »  (PDF)  

Dr. Berhanu Nega's speech at the Los Angeles Ethiopians public meeting. >>> Real Audio     >>> MP3
May 15 2011

 May 15 th a Historic Day for Ethiopians and Ginbot 7
(Press Release - Ginbot 7)
May 15, 2011
Today is May 15th 2011, the 6th anniversary of one of the most promising day ... >>> Read more »  (PDF)  

 Dr. Berhanu Nega's interview with VOA, (On inflation) March 13, 2011
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 Dr Berhanu Nega's speech at the German Parliament about Democracy, Foreign Aid, and the Prospect for Stability and Development in Ethiopia
>>> 18 March 2011 (PDF)

 Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) warmly welcomes the re-unification of the OLF leadership.
Press Release March 18, 2011

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 Lesson from Tunisia
January 22, 2011

Tunisia is a rich, modern, and liberal Arab state, and until the revolution took place last week;...... >>> Read more      

 EU’s Partnership with Dictatorship in Ethiopia
(Press Release - Ginbot 7)
November 16, 2010

Last week, the EU Election Observation Mission in Ethiopia (EU-EOM) released its much anticipated report. However,...... >>> Read more       »   (PDF)    

  Remembering the November Martyrs
November 7, 2010 (Press Release)

The over three thousand years long history of Ethiopia is a history of struggle and sacrifice. As in any society, we Ethiopians ...... >>> Read more    

Honoring the Fallen Heroes of November 2005
Alliance for Liberty, Equality & Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE)
November 7, 2010 (Press Release )

November 7, 2010 is the 5th anniversary of the November Massacre, a massacre in which over 200 innocent Ethiopians were brutally killed ...... >>> Read more    

Dr Berhanu Nega's interview with a very influential German online magazine,    »»   German-Foreign-Policy.com

October 4, 2010

gfp.com: Who won the election?

Dr. Berhanu Nega: The opposition. .. and the government finally crushed the opposition by killing over 200 people and imprisoning over 50.000 people including all the opposition leadership. The whole democratic experiment was gone out. ...............

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  Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE)

(Press Release) October 1, 2010

Oromo Liberation Front Resolves Internal conflicts and rededicates itself for the historic struggle for Freedom, Democracy, and Equality

The internal conflict that has ravaged the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) over the past two years and, at least, modestly diminished its struggle for freedom, democracy, and equality has come to a triumphant end. During the peace and reconciliation meeting that took place over the weekend of September 27, 2010 in Washington, DC; the OLF leadership resolved its internal differences and concluded this historic meeting strongly reunited in one voice.
Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) extends a warm and heartfelt congratulation to the OLF eldership, its members, and supporters ...............
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  Rogue Regimes and High Powered Lobbyists
September 1, 2010 (Press Statement)

In the last few years, advocacy for corrupt, dictatorial foreign regimes by high powered Washington D.C. lobbying firms, such as, DLA Piper has become a very lucrative business in the nation’s capital.

Thanks to ProPublica and the Sunshine Foundation,Foreign Lobbyist Influence Tracker the unholy alliance between DLA Piper and the rogue regime in Ethiopia is no more a secret. ............... >>> Read more    

  Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE)
August 26, 2010 (Press Release)

When the TPLF/EPRDF forces controlled Addis Ababa and ended 17 years of tribulation, the majority of Ethiopians gave the TPLF leaders the benefit of the doubt and received them with a warm welcome hoping that change towards freedom, justice and democracy was around the corner. However, 19 years ...............

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  Identity politics and the struggle for liberty and democracy in Ethiopia
August 2010 (Berhanu Nega, Bucknell University)
The common response of African dictators when confronted with their earlier promise to establish democracy in their countries is that democracy cannot be rushed in Africa. It takes time. They tell their western interlocutors (who seem to agree with the story but are afraid of being labeled racists if they openly say it) that Africans are too primordial and fractionalized to live in liberty.................
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  Calling Out the Rogue Regime in Ethiopia
July 8, 2010 (Statement)
On May 3, 2010 on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, President Obama singled out Ethiopia among the countries that are enemies of free media. The jamming of the Voice of America Amharic broadcast and Deutche Welle radio as well as the new independent Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) attests to this fact................
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  Zenawi's Regime has Closed all Doors to Peace & Democracy
June 1, 2010 (Press Release)
Ethiopia is a nation that has a remarkable civilization and more than three millennium of historical continuity. However, a good part of its long history is marred by instability, poverty, and power struggle between regional lords. Throughout its 3000 plus years of history, Ethiopia has never gone through a peaceful transfer of power. In fact, the action of PM Meles Zenawi, in the May 15 election was a reaffirmation of the historical account of power transfer in Ethiopia where ...............
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  The Landslide Victory of Zenawi's Regime
May 25, 2010 (Press Release)
Ethiopia, the primal hellhole, that best exemplifies the enduring power of savage repression, has just concluded the much-anticipated 2010 election. Zenawi's regime is claiming that it has won a landslide victory (unconfirmed reports put the winning at 98 percent). This type of unparalleled victory depending on one's political persuasion can be heralded by the "victors" as a miracle and by the "vanquished" as ample evidence ...............
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  The Enduring Legacy of May 15th (Ginbot 7)
May 15, 2010 (Press Release)
May 15th 2005 will forever be remembered in Ethiopian history as a shining moment in the nascent struggle for democracy in Ethiopia. It was a day millions of Ethiopians (90 percent of registered voters) peacefully brought down the one-party ethnic dictatorship of the Tigrai People's Liberation Front (TPLF) but, on the eve of Election Day, Meles Zenawi violently changed the election outcome. ...............
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  The 2005 election in Ethiopia and its painful lessons
Hearing in the European Parliament
(Speech by Dr Berhanu Nega)
April 26th, 2010 , Brussels

Honorable Ana Gomes,
Members of the European Parliament
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me first thank the organizers of this hearing for inviting me to offer my remarks on the current troubling political situation in our region in general and on Ethiopia in particular. My remarks on the lessons of the 2005 elections and the events that follow it as well as the coming sham election in Ethiopia comes from my own intimate participation in 2005 as a member of the CUD leadership and its campaign manager, my role as head of the negotiating team with the ruling party following the election as well as my active engagement with the diplomatic community throughout the election and post election process.................
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  Strategic Blunder of Historic Proportion
March 31, 2010 (Statement)
As dismayed as we are to hear the news of the EU's decision to send a team of election observers to monitor the 2010 sham election in Ethiopia; we are also gratified by the unflappable courage and principled stand of Ms. Ana Gomes, who led the EU-EOM team to Ethiopia in 2005. We salute her commitment to democracy and social justice in Ethiopia and around the world................
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  Zenawi's Personal Vendetta will not Break the Fighting Spirit of Birtukan Mideksa
March 29, 2010 (Press Release)
Ever since Birtukan Mideksa was re-arrested and sent back to life in prison, the mental and physical health of Ethiopia's lone female political leader has been deteriorating. According to family sources in Addis Ababa, last Saturday, March 20, 2010, Birtukan informed her visiting mother that she is terribly sick and her condition will quickly deteriorate unless she gets immediate medical attention................
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  The Desperate Acts Of a Dying Regime: Invoking the Rwanda Genocide to Jam VOA-Amharic Service
March 25, 2010 (Statement)
Five years ago, when the TPLF regime lost ground in the general elections, Meles Zenawi went out of his mind and compared the captivating Ethiopian opposition to the "Interhamwe", a group of young Hutu males who carried out the Rwandan Genocide. Five years later, and as recently as last week, Meles Zenawi once again brazenly compared the VOA Amharic service broadcasts, to Radio Mille Collines, the infamous Rwandan radio station that incited the Hutus to kill the Tutsis................
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  Politicizing Food Aid, the Unabated Behavior of the TPLF Leaders
March 05, 2010 (Press Release)
On March 3, 2010, the BBC broke to the world the news that millions of dollars in international aid for victims of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85 was siphoned off by the TPLF leaders to buy weapons to overthrow the military regime in power. Though it is unclear why it took the resourceful BBC twenty-five long years to investigate a scandal of this magnitude, its recent headline news was familiar to the Ethiopian people. Unfortunately, this criminal behavior of the TPLF leaders remains unabated to this day...............
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  Stop Appeasing Ethiopia's Planned Fraudulent Election
February 26 2010 (Press Release)
The consequences of the 2005 national elections in Ethiopia, particularly its aftermath are still fresh in the minds of the Ethiopian people. Hundreds of Ethiopians were killed; tens of thousands were imprisoned, including journalists of the independent press and the entire leadership of the opposition that defeated Zenawi's party. Nearly five years after the election, the whereabouts of hundreds of Ethiopians still remains unknown. In spite of testimonies ..............
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  An "Election" Ethiopians Don't Need
January 25, 2010 (Statement)
In the last free and fair election in 2005, the Ethiopian people rejected the ethnic dictatorship of the Tigrai People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and voted out of office the corrupt criminal enterprise of Meles Zenawi. Yet, in the most brazen act of election fraud in the 21st century, Zenawi overturned the will of the Ethiopian people -..............
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  Zenawi's Political Vendetta Will Not Slow Our Quest for Freedom
December 23, 2009 (Press Release)
On November 19, 2009 the kangaroo court of the ethnocentric regime in Ethiopia passed a "guilty verdict" against General Tefera Mamo and another 40 defendants. Five days later, on November 24, the "federal prosecutor" who also is Zenawi's henchman ..............
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  Meles Zenawi, the Man Who Sold Ethiopia Turns His Eyes on Africa
December 22, 2009 (Press Release)
In August 2009, when African leaders selected Ethiopia's notorious dictator to represent Africa in the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Ginbot 7 expressed its strong opposition and advised African leaders to reconsider their decision. ..............
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The Ethiopian Military Leadership Under Haile Selassie and Derg Regimes
February 20, 2010 (By Ginbot 7 Research Team)
A few months ago, Ginbot 7's research team presented an extensive list of the top military commanders of the Woyane regime including their names, their position in the military and their ethnic background. That meticulously researched study showed how the current military of Meles Zenawi's regime is totally dominated by one ethnic group where by some 95% of the top brass of the military emanate from the Tigrian ethnic group representing about 6% of the population...............
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  Profanity at the Helm of Diplomacy: The Moral Decay of Meles Zenawi
December 18, 2009 (Press statement)
Last week, during the UN's human rights review session on Ethiopia, the United States' Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, Douglas M. Griffiths stated that: "Independent observers have noted.that most senior government positions are overwhelmingly represented by one ethnicity". ..............
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  Political Moral Hazard For Africans
December 14, 2009 (Press Release)
It is a truism that Africa is the only continent on the planet that has not been industrialized and, therefore, has contributed virtually nothing to climate change. Yet, it'll be severely impacted by the effects of global warming. ..............
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  Zenawi's Secret to Food Security: Selling Land and Begging for Food
December 10, 2009 (Article)
The World Bank, the IMF and the Ethiopian regime annual development reports have highlighted on Ethiopia's higher GDP growth rate over the past 10 years, yet the UN development index and other indices [Misery Index] that measure the well-being of people have declined both absolutely and relative ..............
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  Low Verdict In a High Court - The Political Drama of Meles Zenawi.
November 27, 2009 (Press Release)
Meles Zenawi's kangaroo court handed down a "guilty verdict" against the top leadership of Ginbot 7, Movement for Justice, Freedom, and Democracy. In its farcical trial referred to as "The case of General Tefera Mamo et al", the kangaroo court ..............
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  Torture and State Terror in Ethiopia
November 20, 2009 (Press Release)
While the Soviet-sponsored dictatorship of Mengistu Hailemariam was in power in Ethiopia, torture and other brutal instruments of state terror was the norm. Today, Meles Zenawi's Western donor-supported regime is increasingly resorting to the same type of brutality to control the population and stamp out dissent..............
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  Ethiopia - The Donor Colony
November 16, 2009 (Press Release)
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  Right Message, Wrong Messenger
October 30, 2009 (Article)
In about six weeks (December 2009), government leaders and environment officials from 117 countries will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference to forge an agreement on a new climate treaty that succeeds the Kyoto Protocol. The fundamental objective of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [COP 15] is to achieve stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, ..............
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  Ginbot 7 Strongly Condemns The Illegal Sale of Ethiopian Farmland
August 20, 2009 (Press Release)
The ruling minority regime in Ethiopia has recently announced that it has set aside nearly 3 million hectares of land for sale to foreign companies and governments. The land that is put aside for sale constitutes a substantial amount of the nation's fertile land, which is owned and operated by the Ethiopian people.............
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  Ethiopia's Economic Fallacy, Nominal Growth and Real Poverty
August 13, 2009 (Report)
So much has already been said about the Ethiopian economy and so much more can be said. The TPLF regime trumpets sustained GDP growth, opposition political parties decry bad economic policies that alienate the poor, the IMF questions the pace and scope of financial-sector reforms, and most Ethiopians ask - where is the food?............
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  Yet Another Sham Verdict by Zenawi's Kangaroo Court
August 8, 2009 (Press Release)
The kangaroo court of the illegitimate and ethnocentric regime in Ethiopia has handed down a "guilty verdict" against the top leadership of Ginbot 7, the Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy. In the show trial referred to as " The case of General Tefera Mamo et al" we have witnessed the same old discredited pattern of a rogue regime concocting false charges, ............

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  EFFORT and The TPLF Business Empire
July 13, 2009 (Report)
The Ethiopian economy is controlled by two large interlocking conglomerates: The Endowment Fund For The Rehabilitation of Tigrai (EFFORT) and Mohamed International Development Research Organization Companies (MIDROC), the Saudi billionaire, Sheikh Mohamed Al-Amoudi’s vast business enterprise............

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  The declaration of Afar People's Party (APP)
July 9, 2009 (Press Release)
Ethiopia is home of diverse nationalities with different cultural and religious ties, which is an asset rather than a burden, if it was not for the past and present political suppressions and social injustices....................
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  Systematic and Illegal Abuse of Detainees by the Zenawi Regime
June 17, 2009 (Press Release)
In direct violation of international laws and its own constitution, the Ethiopian government has used abusive physical and mental torture during the interrogation of its recent political prisoners...................
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  The Draconian Anti-Terror Law And The Makings of a Police State
June 15, 2009 (Statement)
Since the ill-fated National election of May 2005, Ethiopia has steadily been sliding from a fledgling democracy to a quasi-fascist ethnic kleptocracy. Indeed, Ethiopia as a nation has gotten perilously close to a lawless state where one man, Meles Zenawi, fully controls the levers of the executive, legislative, and judicial power..................
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  Supporting Ethno-centric Policies is Complicity with Ethiopian Government Crimes Against the Population
June 04, 2009 (Statement)
Ginbot 7 has repeatedly reiterated that with the ignominious defeat of the ruling party, Tigrai People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the May 2005 election, the regime of Meles Zenawi had lost its legitimacy to rule Ethiopia.................
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  The Total Domination of the Ethiopian Army by Ethnic Tigrean officers
May 30, 2009 (Report)
Since day one of its active political life, Ginbot 7 has repeatedly informed the international community that the ethnocentric political and economic policies of the TPLF regime are the primary sources of violence and instability in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa at large.................
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  The Case of the "Coup Plotters": Yet another Example of TPLF's Farcical Justice System
May 27, 2009 (Statement)
As it always happens, in direct violation of its own constitution and international human rights obligations, Meles Zenawi's regime continues to hold over 40 detainees incommunicado...............
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  Statement On The First Anniversary of The Establishment of Ginbot 7
May 15, 2009 (Press Release)
May 15th is a historic day of revitalization and courage for all freedom loving people of Ethiopia. Moreover, May 15 is a day of awakening and resolve that brought Ginbot 7 to the Ethiopian political scene.............
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  Ginbot 7 calls on the free world to stand with Ethiopians in their struggle against the Tyranny of Meles Zenawi
May 13, 2009 (Press Release)
Two weeks after Meles Zenawi’s regime announced the arrest of more than 35 military and civilian officials; more people are rounded every day and taken to Addis Ababa’s notorious prison (aka Maekelawi). ............
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  Meles Zenawi's Regime Recent Panic Is Not Without Cause
May 7, 2009 (Press Release)
The recent accusation by Meles Zenawi 's clique of an alleged "coup" attempt led by Ginbot 7, which in a matter of days, was revised and heralded as an "assassination" attempt is a vivid indication of a very serious internal danger that the regime has begun to face. The only objective of the confusing and the constantly changing statements coming from the Prime Minster's office is to distract Ethiopians and the international community from seeing the real crisis engulfing the regime...........
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Ginbot 7 Press Release
April 25, 2009 (Press Release)
Following this morning's announcement by the ruling party in Ethiopia, the Tigrai People's Liberation Front (TPLF) claiming that it has foiled an attempted plot by Ginbot 7 to over throw its regime, our movement has been receiving inquiries and clarifications from a number of media outlets..........
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Ginbot 7: on the withdrawal of Meles Zenawi's troops from Somalia, January 4, 2009; Read full press release

Ginbot 7 condemns Meles' regime brazen disregard for the rule of law and human rights, 30th Dec, 2008 Read full press release

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