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About Raffi Wartanian (5 Articles)
Raffi Wartanian’s work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Huffington Post, and World Policy Journal.

Homosexuality and Armenian Genocide Advocacy

  Special for the Armenian Weekly A gay man became the world’s most prominent advocate for Armenian Genocide recognition. On Feb.  26, Elton John and his AIDS foundation hosted their annual Oscar Viewing Party with a screening of the highly anticipated period drama, The Promise, set during [more...]

March 22, 2017 // 10 Comments

Election 2016: Righteousness and Left-Leaning Progressivism

Special for the Armenian Weekly As the presidential primary process has progressed, the importance of favoring progressive policies of the American left has only grown. A clear divide differentiates visions articulated by the left for a more just, tolerant, and peaceful America, and the right for a [more...]

March 10, 2016 // 25 Comments

Why Armenians Should Lean Left in 2016

Special for the Armenian Weekly Billions of dollars grease the machinery of American electoral politics as the 2016 election season heats up. Promises will be made and broken. Hope will flutter and flounder. Voters will feel valuable in a courtship constructed by the 1%. And for the first time, our [more...]

February 8, 2016 // 84 Comments

Five Poems by Raffi Wartanian

A Dream Interrupted  Raffi Wartanian performing in the village of Chinchin, Armenia. In my dream tonight We kissed And I sank Into the warmth of your embrace Only to awake to the rattle Of a rain soaked day And the countless questions That stand between you and me –May 2012, Baltimore, Md. [more...]

November 9, 2012 // 3 Comments