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On April 2nd, Trust the ARF

On March 24, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Eastern United States Central Committee Released the Following Statement Ahead of Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections For over 125 years, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) has advocated for the fundamental rights of the Armenian nation. [more...]

March 24, 2017 // 1 Comment

Meet Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan, the Man Defending Human Rights in Artsakh

The Armenian Weekly’s Exclusive Interview with Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan On March 9, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender) Ruben Melikyan met with the editors and staff of the Hairenik Weekly and Armenian Weekly newspapers, as a part of his tour of the Eastern [more...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 // 8 Comments

Pressure and Pride: Opening for Tigran Hamasyan

Special for the Armenian Weekly I learned about the genius of Tigran Hamasyan halfway through my time at Berklee College of Music. I knew of him before, of course. As Armenians, we know when fellow compatriots are doing great things. I knew there was an Armenian pianist, who much like my father [more...]

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

ARS YCP 2017: Armenian Youth Build Bridges at Columbia University

ARS of Eastern USA Youth Connect Program Takes Place on March 4 NEW YORK (A.W.)—On March 4, nearly 100 college-aged Armenian youth from across the U.S. and Canada braced subzero temperatures together at Columbia University for a full day of discussion, resource-sharing, and networking. The [more...]

March 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Elections in Armenia: The Missing Ideological Battle

Setting Apart the Change Makers from the Pretenders Special for the Armenian Weekly We are less than one month out from the all-important National Assembly elections in Armenia, and with nine political parties and blocs confirmed as participants, the battle lines have been drawn. However as we take [more...]

March 10, 2017 // 11 Comments

Why Vote for the ARF?

  By Vatche Proodian Why Vote for the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)? Because the ARF is consistent with its views and keeps its promises. ‘Why vote for the ARF? Because the ARF is consistent with their views and keeps their promises.’ Armenia is currently preparing for [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘Tzur Nstink, Shitak Khosink’: Talking Straight About Artsakh

    Special for the Armenian Weekly It has been more than two decades since the ceasefire created the de facto state of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic). During this same time-frame we have been forced to depend upon Russia as our principal proponent and supplier of military [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 16 Comments

Speaking with Heroes: An Exclusive Interview with Artsakh Servicemen

  The Armenian Weekly’s Ani Avetyan Speaks to NKR Servicemen Who Captured an Azerbaijani Solider Last Week Senior Lieutenant Hovhannes Arakelyan has been the talk of the town in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) lately. Senior Lieutenant Hovhannes Arakelyan (Photo: Ani Avetyan/The Armenian [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

Hrant: A Light in the Darkening

The following is a reflection piece by screenwriter, filmmaker, and photojournalist Eric Nazarian on the 10th commemoration of Hrant Dink’s assassination, which took place in Istanbul on Jan. 19.  *** Special for the Armenian Weekly On Jan. 15, 1929, a son was born to a pastor and a teacher [more...]

January 20, 2017 // 4 Comments

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