Op-Ed: Free Speech Held Hostage in Baku

By Aris Govjian Within a single month, the government of Azerbaijan has managed to quote Nazi propaganda in its campaign against minorities, arrest a Jewish journalist for speaking the truth, and bomb regions where they were scheduled to meet for peace talks. Lapshin being detained in Baku (Photo: [more...]

February 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

Op-Ed: Let Us Be That Generation

Special for the Armenian Weekly 2016 ended with a historic United States election. The Republican Party had the carpet pulled out from under them by an outspoken billionaire who outlined a country under threat by religious extremists on one hand and industrialized states who sucked the humble [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 2 Comments

Paylan: Let’s Correct This Historic Mistake Before It’s Too Late

Armenian Member of Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) recently wrote the following op-ed for Istanbul-based biweekly Agos newspaper. Below is the English translation. MP Garo Paylan at the HDP Parliamentary office in Ankara (Photo: Rupen Janbazian) *** Last [more...]

February 6, 2017 // 14 Comments

AYF Western U.S. Call to Action and Statement on Immigration Ban

The following is call to action and statement released by the Armenian Youth Federation – Western United States on Feb. 4.  *** On Jan. 27, United States President Donald Trump issued an executive order to temporarily ban citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the [more...]

February 4, 2017 // 2 Comments

ANCA Statement on the White House Immigration Executive Order

  The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) remains engaged and concerned regarding the developing situation surrounding the White House’s Jan. 27 immigration Executive Order, both at the level of U.S. policy and in terms of this action’s impact on Armenian individuals and [more...]

January 30, 2017 // 4 Comments

Reflections on the Armenian Center for Justice and Human Rights

  On Sept. 28, 2016 the formation and establishment of the Armenian Center for Justice and Human Rights (ALC) was announced. This was an admirable first step, long overdue and most eagerly awaited. The Center faces huge challenges, complex legal issues, and judicial systems and jurisdictions [more...]

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Topakian: Powering the Resistance, One Bold Action at a Time

  Greenpeace Inc. Board Chair Karen Topakian is one of seven activists deploying a massive banner of resistance above the White House on Jan. 25. Greenpeace published the following message from Topakian on Jan. 25. In it, she outlines why she is taking action to stop President Donald [more...]

January 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

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