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Three Apples: The Architect in a Box

Once there was and there was not… There was nothing but sand here. Now, a picture-perfect 21st-century metropolis stands tall with pride. Highrises of steel and glass, cemented with the sweat and blood of foreign workers, stab the clouds to reach the gods. They pierce and punch the Maker, [more...]

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

"If you cannot use the word 'Genocide' to appropriately mark the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, then, Mr. President, it is better that you do not issue a statement at all."

Oshagan: No Rest Until Justice

Hayg Oshagan, chairman of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Central Committee of the Eastern United States, gave the following remarks at the Armenian Genocide commemoration in Times Square, New York, on April 26. Hai joghovourt (Armenian people!), Today starts a new page in our struggle [more...]

April 30, 2015 // 18 Comments

A scene from the Armenian Genocide Commemoration at the Haydarpasha train station in Istanbul (photo: George Aghjayan)

Turkey Rights Groups Issue Statement on April 24

Human rights organizations in Turkey, under the umbrella group “100th Year – Stop Denialism,” issued the following statement on April 24: Precisely 100 years ago today, the first arrests that came to symbolize the Armenian Genocide began in Istanbul. The Assyrians and Greeks too were victims [more...]

April 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

(photo: Rupen Janbazian)

Remembrance and the Demand for Justice Are Inseparable

  This year marks both the Centennial observance of the Armenian Genocide and the beginning of the post-2015 period. It is to be expected that our Centennial year observances will elicit frenetic efforts by the Turkish leadership to intensify and expand their policy of outright fabrication of [more...]

April 30, 2015 // 1 Comment

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From Haydarpasha to Ayash on April 24 … 2015

Special for the Armenian Weekly I was awakened unexpectedly at 4 a.m. on April 24, 2015. There was no knock at the door. No noise on the street. No alarm clock. Just a sudden awakening and an early start to a long day. A scene from the Armenian Genocide commemoration held at the Haydarpasha train [more...]

April 28, 2015 // 11 Comments

A scene from the Armenian Genocide commemoration in Times Square (photo: Tom Vartabedian)

Akcam: The Other Turkey

Prof. Taner Akcam, the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian, and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University, gave the following remarks at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Times Square, New York, on April 26. On this, a day laden with great urgency and [more...]

April 28, 2015 // 10 Comments

Dzidzernagapert (photo: Rupen Janbazian)

Reconciliation: An Ill-Conceived Notion

During the past few months, leading to the April 24 Genocide Centennial, thanks to the dedicated, relentless, and energetic efforts of Armenian organizations worldwide, noteworthy and impactful events and actions took place that have strengthened our cause in pursuit of justice—recognition of the [more...]

April 26, 2015 // 5 Comments

A scene from the Centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in Boston (photo: Aaron Spagnolo)

Kaligian: Denial, Reparations, and Armenia’s Security

Below is the text of a speech delivered by Dr. Dikran M. Kaligian, chairman of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Eastern Massachusetts, at the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration in Boston’s Heritage Park on April 24. A scene from the Centennial commemoration of the Armenian [more...]

April 26, 2015 // 14 Comments

A scene from the protest

AGCCA Issues Statement on Obama’s April 24 Address

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of America (AGCCA) issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s April 24 address. We are deeply disappointed President Obama has chosen to break his promise and stand apart from the global community on speaking the truth about [more...]

April 25, 2015 // 4 Comments

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