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'No retribution should be carried out against these people. Both [the ARF] and the public should closely follow the situation, and do our utmost to ensure that the charges against them are handled properly, and that the mildest approach allowed by law be adopted.'

ARF: No Retribution Should Be Carried Out Against Members of Armed Group

‘We Understand that the Reasons Why these People Have Resorted to Such a Desperate Step Are Deeply Rooted in Our Society; these Reasons Must Be Eradicated.’ ‘No retribution should be carried out against these people. Both [the ARF] and the public should closely follow the situation, and [more...]

July 31, 2016 // 8 Comments

Homenetmen is a worldwide non-profit Armenian organization dedicated to sports and scouting, founded in Constantinople in 1918 by Shavarsh Krissian, Krikor Hagopian, and Hovhannes Hintilian.

‘Rise and Raise:’ Why Homenetmen Matters

Homenetmen is a worldwide non-profit Armenian organization dedicated to sports and scouting, founded in Constantinople in 1918 by Shavarsh Krissian, Krikor Hagopian, and Hovhannes Hintilian. Their purpose was to create an organization that would help strengthen and teach Armenian youth. That [more...]

July 29, 2016 // 3 Comments

The bottom line is we need transparency between the government and citizens.

The Need for Foreign Lobbying Reform

By Peter Sahagian Lobbying has existed in American politics since the beginning of Congress. It is a legal right of any group or individual to hire experts and lawyers to reach out to our democratically elected representatives and convince them to adopt policies and stances that benefit them. [more...]

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Several months ago ANCA leaders visited Nagorno-Karabagh's Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert. The ANCA is working with Congress to secure U.S. assistance to enhance the center that serves over 1,000 disabled children and adults.

Why The ANCA Works Relentlessly for U.S. Aid to Artsakh

Sometimes we lose before we win. Failure is often the price of trying.  Of striving. Ultimately, of achieving. Several months ago ANCA leaders visited Nagorno-Karabagh’s Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert. The ANCA is working with Congress to secure U.S. assistance to enhance the center [more...]

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from a recent protest in Yerevan calling for President Serge Sarkisian's resignation (Photo: Photolure)

Focus Should Remain on Governance Rather Than Regime Change

An armed group called “Sasna Tser” (Daredevils of Sassoon) recently seized the Erebuni police station in Yerevan, taking several policemen hostage and calling for the resignation of Armenian President Sarkisian and the release of prisoner Jirair Sefilyan, who is charged with the illegal [more...]

July 28, 2016 // 6 Comments

'We know what we are doing. We know also what we shall do in the future.'

Making Sense of Senselessness: The Lessons of Lisbon 33 Years Later

“We know what we are doing. We know also what we shall do in the future.” It is with these words that five young Armenian men, Sarkis, Setrak, Vatche, Ara, and Simon, stormed the Turkish Embassy in Portugal’s capital Lisbon, and effectively changed the course of the Armenian Cause forever. [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 9 Comments

Armenian law enforcement authorities cleared a street in Yerevan’s Erebuni district on the early morning of July 21, after officers and protesters clashed outside the police station, which has been occupied by an armed opposition group since July 17. (Photo: Photolure)

Political Violence Through a Different Lens

By Aram Ghoogasian The 20th century, violent as it was, saw the rise of nonviolence as a prominent strategy. Consequently, it also changed the public perception of violent uprisings. Erebuni, a district in the Armenian capital, is currently the site of such an uprising, one that comes on the heels [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

The hallowed turf of Old Trafford was nicknamed The Theatre of Dreams' by Sir Bobby Charlton (Photo: André Zahn)

Soccer: The Theatre of Dreams

Special for the Armenian Weekly The hallowed turf of Old Trafford was nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” by Sir Bobby Charlton, one of Manchester United’s storied attacking midfielders from days gone by. Charlton could be described as “Mr. Man Utd.,” having played most of his career in [more...]

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

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