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Despite the rain, demonstrators collapsed to the ground in the sudden-death act, as thousands of people exited the Staples Center following a Los Angeles Lakers game.

Armenian Youth Stage ‘Die-in’ on ‘Zero Discrimination Day’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Armenian activists staged a “die-in” demonstration on March 1, to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide. The protest action was held in front of the Staples Center in L.A., where Los Angeles Lakers fans had gathered for a game. Despite the rain, demonstrators [more...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The 1988 anti-Armenian Sumgait pogroms are commemorated in Artsakh, with the participation of around 1,200 ARF-D members. (Photo: Aparaj.am)

Artsakh Remembers Sumgait Pogroms, 1,200 ARF Members Join Commemoration

STEPANAKERT (A.W.)—Around 1,200 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) joined high-level officials and citizens in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) on Feb. 27 to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Sumgait anti-Armenian pogroms, which took place in 1988. More than [more...]

February 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Activists Turn Their Backs to Denialist Speakers at University of Toronto

TORONTO, Canada—On Feb. 27, Armenian youth held a silent protest at a lecture, entitled “WWI 100th Anniversary: Human Suffering in Eastern Anatolia,” that featured genocide deniers Justin McCarthy and Bruce Fein. Organized by the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations, the lecture was [more...]

February 27, 2015 // 38 Comments

South Dakota is the 43rd state to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

South Dakota House Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Becomes 43rd State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide PIERRE, S.D. (Asbarez)—The South Dakota House of Representatives on Thurs., Feb. 26 passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, becoming the 43rd U.S. state to do so. South Dakota is the 43rd state to recognize the Armenian [more...]

February 26, 2015 // 4 Comments

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Congresswoman Chu Commemorates Anti-Armenian Massacres

Condemns Baku, Sumgait, Kirovabad Massacres, Defends Artsakh’s Right to Freedom WASHINGTON— U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to commemorate the Sumgait, Baku, and Kirovabad massacres, condemn ongoing Azerbaijani [more...]

February 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

House Foreign Affairs Committee member Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) questions Secretary Kerry during the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on President Obama's FY 2016 foreign aid request.

Sherman Calls on Kerry to ‘Show Courage,’ Recognize Armenian Genocide

Rep. Cicilline joined by key Committee members in submitting questions on Armenian Genocide, U.S.-Armenia relationship and range of Armenian American Foreign Aid Concerns House Foreign Affairs Committee member Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) questions Secretary Kerry during the House Foreign Affairs [more...]

February 26, 2015 // 7 Comments

The 32nd World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) concluded on Jan. 24.

Around 1,000 ARF Members to Visit Artsakh on Feb. 27

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Around 1,000 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) will travel from Armenia to Artsakh (Karabagh) on Feb. 27, to express their solidarity with Artsakh and to commemorate the Sumgait anti-Armenian pogroms of 1988. During their visit, ARF members are [more...]

February 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

Police hang Turkish flags at the entrance of Starbucks locations across Adana

Police Hang Turkish Flags on Starbucks Storefronts in Adana

Special for the Armenian Weekly Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Huseyin Sozlu instructed the municipality’s police to hang Turkish flags at the entrance of Starbucks locations across Adana on Feb. 22, in response to apologies issued by Starbucks and California-based designer Timothy Rose [more...]

February 24, 2015 // 31 Comments

A banner in the southwest province of Mugla reads, “We celebrate the 100th anniversary of our country being cleared of Armenians. We are proud of our glorious ancestors. –Young Atsizs.” (Atsizs refers to Nihal Atsiz, a leading ideologue of Turkish racism and a proponent of Turanism).

Banners Celebrating Genocide Displayed in Turkey

Anti-Armenian Protests Held in Istanbul ISTANBUL (A.W.)—Anti-Armenian banners celebrating the Armenian Genocide have begun to appear around Turkey and, on Feb. 22, two protests were held under the banner of “Demonstrations Condemning the Khojali Genocide and Armenian Terror,” in the Kadikoy [more...]

February 23, 2015 // 46 Comments

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