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By Andargachew Tiruneh

This publication is the main complete account of the Ethiopian revolution at the moment to be had, facing nearly the complete span of the innovative government's lifestyles. specific emphasis is put on successfully setting apart and articulating the explanations and results of the revolution. Dr. Tiruneh makes wide use of basic resources written within the nationwide reputable language, and is the 1st Ethiopian nationwide to write down in this topic. This publication is hence a special account of a desirable interval, taking pictures the temper of the revolution as by no means prior to, but firmly grounded in scholarship.

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Sixty nine therefore, flights have been held up until eventually a minimum of 5 of the agency's officers have been pushed aside. 70 the staff of the Addis Ababa Municipality went on strike for 16 days until eventually 12 April, and controlled to have the Mayor brushed off via the important govt. seventy one the chance to town was once such that as a result of the amassing a whole lot rubbish, there has been worry of cholera breaking out any time. seventy two The capital city's in simple terms rail hyperlink with the surface international was once bring to a halt from 6 April to nine might, by way of the strike of the staff of the Franco-Ethiopian Railway corporation. seventy three Reportedly, the results of the supply of nutrition relief from the port of Djibouti to the inner and of armaments to the military within the japanese area of Hararghe have been very severe; still, the staff wouldn't budge till at the very least 13 of the company's officers have been got rid of. seventy four the general public shipping method of Addis Ababa used to be additionally disrupted intermittently among thirteen March75 and the start of May,76 via the strike of the staff of the Lion Bus corporation. On 24 April, the city's taxis have been stoned and the home windows of many smashed. The bus drivers who sought to deliver the whole delivery method to a halt, and who really controlled to take action for a number of days, have been suspected of stoning the taxis. the workers of the corporate additionally demanded the dismissal of ten officers earlier than they'd reflect on going again to paintings in any respect. seventy seven additional, the staff of the Telecommunications Board, who had petitioned the govt. on eleven March,78 went on strike on 30 April,79 and resumed paintings in simple terms on five June. eighty even though they'd submitted a twenty-five-point petition, they expressed their willingness to renew paintings if in their calls for have been met - particularly the dismissal of a few in their officers and the precise to shape a alternate union. at the query of the suitable to shape a alternate union, the workers of the Telecommunications Board have been joined, on 30 April, via the staff of 7 different corporations. those incorporated the staff of the Ethiopian mild and tool The city rebellion of January to June 1974 Authority, the Ethiopian espresso Board, the Ethiopian advertisement financial institution, the street Authority, the Addis Ababa Municipality, the Civil Aviation organisation and the Water and Sewerage Authority of Addis Ababa. the 1st 4 of those went on strike at the similar day. eighty one All of those organizations were arguing for years that, as business or profit-making executive companies, the correct law82 might and may be interpreted so they can shape exchange unions. The alternate union registering govt division (the then Ministry of neighborhood improvement) rejected the appliance of the staff of the Telecommunications Board which had argued alongside those strains. eighty three It used to be under no circumstances basically staff of governmental, semigovernmental and personal organisations that took half within the protest circulate in April, but in addition spiritual and diverse different groups that poured out onto the streets of Addis Ababa and submitted petitions to the govt.

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