Review of TPLF's 1976 Manifesto

2021.09.21 04:36 Bubble_Rider Review of TPLF's 1976 Manifesto

Northern Ethiopia is undergoing a brutal war with no apparent end. Thousands of civilians in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions are dying, being displaced and suffering the effects of this war. The worst element of this war is its ethnic component. Ethnic based rivalry has been heating up since the establishment of ethnic federalism by Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in 1990s.
TPLF was founded in 1975 as an ethno-nationalist movement with the aim of using trumped-up ethnic grievances as a tool to launch an armed struggle for independence of Tigray. Although TPLF has changed in some ways over the years, such as giving up its communist ideology, its ethnic based politics still remains the same, and it is still being used to recruit fighters and supporters.
I found and read TPLF's 1976 manifesto to understand what motivates the leaders (some of the founders are still active) and took notes....
Review of TPLF's 1976 Manifesto

Tigreans are all people (citizens) living in Tigray and outside the territory; i.e, The highland Tigrigna speaking, the Afar, Agaw, Saho, Kunama, etc”
Alewaha in the south and Mereb in the north including Welkait and Tselemti in the west”
But after the death of Yohannes IV, it fell to Shoan hegemony under Menilik II. Thereafter its autonomy and independence was lost and fell under centralized rule of Shoa. Parts of its territory were torn away from it, to disrupt the unity of its people, to starve them and to speed up the Amhara acculturation of its people”
The plunder, subjugation and oppressive violence of international imperialism and local petty bourgeois reformism under a fascist military oligarchy can come to an end only through regular revolutionary violence. Waging a successful revolutionary violence, however, presupposes a revolutionary organization based on a scientific ideology – MARXISM-LENINSM MAO-TSE TUNG”
Realizing, however, that at present not only is waging an integrated, joint political struggle extremely difficult and impractical because of the intensification of national contradiction, but also and partly as a result, national consciousness (especially in our nationality) has preceded over class consciousness for the increasingly intensified forced territorial integrity of the oppressor and oppressed nationalities has made it impossible and intolerable for the oppressed nationalities to remain integrated any longer. Thereby making the possibility and practicality of an integrated joint struggle a mere dream and fetish”
Repudiation of the right to self determination or to secede inevitably means in practice, support for the privilege of the dominant nation”. (LENIN)
In view of this, let us consider the national subjugation of the Tigrean people by the Amhara nationality. Historically, the oppression and subjugation of Tigrean nationality in particular and the other nationalities in general, has ever been growing acute thereby duplicating national biases, prejudices and hatred that very much hamper class unity for a joint struggle”
Tigray being an oppressed nationality is denied the opportunity of having state financed or even privately owned factories or industries while numerous industries are concentrated in Addis”
Moreover, due to intense and fascistic political oppression and repression, the Tigreans have for long been suffering from the denial of all political and human rights, from the perpetuation of all forms of prejudice and discriminations, and from the severest hatred and neglected by the Amhara National Empire adopted as a policy by the state. All these have brought about the dehumanized and destitute life of all the Tigrean masses. Under employment, and unemployment, prostitution, migration to all corners of the empire and the world”
All this is the result of economic exploitation, and political oppression due to Amhara national subjugation, together with feudalism and imperialism”Amharanization is whole heartedly opposed”
The target of the Tigrean national struggle is and should of necessity be mainly against Amhara national subjugation, and also against petty bourgeois reformism and imperialism that nourish and perpetuate the national subjugation. Hence the first task of this national struggle, which will be the establishment of an independent democratic republic of Tigray free from reformist feudal, imperialist and other forms of oppression and exploitation that prevail today”
.. The ever increasing politico-military success of the struggle will inevitably bring about the historic victory of the revolutionary struggle of the Eritrean masses. And the victory would be a great blow to world imperialism and the chauvinism and national domination of the Shoa dominated Amhara state, while it is to be a great revolutionary leap forward to the struggle of the Tigrean masses in particular...”
I found it particularly hilarious to read "stick it to the man (Amharas)" mentality as a reason for supporting Eritrean independence.
Will strengthen it ties with the Palestinians and the Arab people who struggle against zionism and imperialism, specially American imperialism”
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