Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (308 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.
'Obama promised us recognition and delivered us empty words,” she says. “It bothers me and all other Armenians, too. He failed to live up to his promises.'

Sassounian: 10 Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The presidents of France, Russia, Poland and Belarus have already accepted Sarkisian’s invitation. The White House has yet to make a public [more...]

March 24, 2015 // 18 Comments


Sassounian: Americana Shopping Center Bans Sale of Genocide T-Shirts

Three young Armenian entrepreneurs rented a cart last month at the Americana—a large shopping-restaurant-theater complex in Glendale—to sell T-shirts, hats, and other clothing items advertised on their website. After Americana’s leasing staff approved their merchandise, Tina [more...]

March 10, 2015 // 20 Comments

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Sassounian: Let’s Kick Genocide Denialist Bill Shuster Out of Congress

I reported last week on the Armenian-American community’s success in securing the cancellation of Los Angeles City’s $845,000 contract with the Gephardt Group, for lobbying on behalf of Turkey against adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution by Congress. I expressed the hope that Armenians [more...]

March 4, 2015 // 5 Comments

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