Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (319 Articles)
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. He is the president of the United Armenian Fund, a coalition of the seven largest Armenian-American organizations. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
'As images of these confrontations were disseminated through social media and various websites, several thousand more protesters showed up the next day, making crowd-control practically impossible.' (Photo: Photolure)

Young Activists Electrify Armenia: Lessons Learned…

When a group of young Armenians spontaneously gathered in Yerevan’s Liberty Square 10 days ago to challenge the planned increase of electricity rates, no one expected their protest to reverberate around the world. To everyone’s surprise, the small gathering mushroomed into several thousand [more...]

July 1, 2015 // 2 Comments


Sassounian: NY Times Ad Depicts Obama as ‘Liar’

The Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide were marked with unprecedented, and sometimes unexpected, developments. One such occasion was the full-page ad placed in the New York Times on April 18 by well-known and controversial Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (founder, the World Values Network) [more...]

May 27, 2015 // 4 Comments


Sassounian: Turkish Obsession with Armenian Territorial Demands

On the occasion of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, Turkish reporters insistently inquired about Armenia’s territorial claims from Turkey. In an interview published on April 25, 2015, in the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, a reporter asked President Serge Sarkisian if Armenia had territorial demands [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 23 Comments

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