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Collective Calls for Justice in the Face of Denial and Despotism

  From the Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide As we have seen time and again, genocide is often a crime that involves widespread participation and victimizes whole communities. In light of a greater understanding of the conditions that [more...]

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Der Hayr’s Perspective on ‘The Promise’

  By Fr. Bedros Shetilian The theatrical poster for ‘The Promise’ (Photo: Survival Pictures) “If we want to commemorate the hundredth anniversary appropriately, we have to do something to shake the world. Politically we do not have enough power to do that. But there is another [more...]

May 24, 2017 // 3 Comments

No Ordinary Trip: Artsakh Liberation Memorialized

Special for the Armenian Weekly “It wasn’t an ordinary trip to Armenia,” I told my family with tired certainty, recollecting the whirlwind of places I’ve been and things I have seen. Gor Darmanyan and Gevorg Manukyan, both decorated war veterans with Anna in Shushi, Artsakh [more...]

May 22, 2017 // 3 Comments

An Insult to my Turkishness: Turning a Blind Eye to the Past

Special for the Armenian Weekly  I met my future best friend in a history class at UCLA. She was a board member of the Armenian Students Association and she educated me on the Armenian Genocide and the powerful Turkish lobby. I was initially skeptical, as this was the first time I had heard of [more...]

May 19, 2017 // 23 Comments

The ACAA Endowment Fund: A Legacy for the Future

    When the Armenian Cultural Association of America (ACAA), Inc. was established on March 10, 1969, the original Board of Directors was Tatul Papazian, Albert Derian, Robert Kaloosdian, James Tashjian, Setrak Minas, Murad Piligian, and Anthony Varjabedian. Then in 1975, under the [more...]

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Commemorating an Ongoing Genocide as an Event of the Past…

  From the Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide In these troubled times of change and transformation, it can be safely stated that humanity, outpaced by runaway technology, has already embarked on the untested, escapist road of virtual [more...]

May 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘The Ottoman Lieutenant’: Another Denialist ‘Water Diviner’

From the Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide By Vicken Babkenian and Dr. Panayiotis Diamadis On the eve of the First World War, approximately 170 American missionaries—many of them women—were scattered among the Armenian communities in the [more...]

May 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

The ANCA Op-Ed the Washington Examiner Refused to Publish

The following op-ed was submitted to the Washington Examiner by Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian, in response to Alexander Murinson’s May 9 article “With Russia Strengthening its Alliance with Armenia, it’s Time to Cut off Foreign Aid to [more...]

May 12, 2017 // 4 Comments

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