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What to Do? The Issue of Armenia

  I never thought that I would be writing such an article. I am not a politician. However, like any patriotic Armenian, I am very concerned about the situation in Armenia. In my opinion, today in the Diaspora we are missing the importance of what is going on in Armenia, and that is what I [more...]

December 11, 2017 // 64 Comments

ARS Pays Tribute to its Members on International Volunteer Day

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) International Inc. released a statement on Dec. 4, recognizing the dedication of its membership on the occasion of International Volunteer Day. “Volunteerism acts as a catalyst for civic engagement and shaping our world,” read a part of [more...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

ARS Urges Its Members to Support the Armenia Fund Telethon

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) has urged its international membership and the diasporan community to support the 2017 “Fruitful Artsakh” Armenia Fund Telethon on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. This year’s telethon’s fundraising efforts are directed toward [more...]

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sonentz: In Memory of General Dro

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On the eve of Veteran’s Day, the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and the Kanayan family hosted a special dinner in Watertown, honoring Armenian hero General Drastamat “Dro” Kanayan, who led the triumphant Armenian forces at the Battle of Bash Aparan in May 1918. In 2000, [more...]

November 16, 2017 // 7 Comments

A Brief Meditation on the Politics of Being Armenian

A couple months ago, I was talking to a good odar (non-Armenian) friend of mine about my upcoming trip to Armenia in the fall. At the time, I had quit my job and decided to spend a few months volunteering in Armenia as a transition phase into my next life chapter (whatever that may be). I was [more...]

November 15, 2017 // 6 Comments

The Pursuit of Reparations

Special to the Armenian Weekly The Armenian Weekly recently hosted an event, “The Universality of Translating Reparations for Mass Violence,” featuring Dr. Henry Theriault and Alejandra Patricia Karamanian. During his remarks, Dr. Theriault made a brief yet striking statement that deserves to [more...]

November 13, 2017 // 7 Comments

Kavala’s Wife, Dr. Ayşe Buğra, Speaks Out on Husband’s Arrest

ISTANBUL (A.W.)— Turkish scholar Dr. Ayşe Buğra said on Wednesday that her husband Osman Kavala’s arrest has hurt the Turkish people’s hopes for democracy, peace, and rule of law in the country. Kavala was detained by Turkish authorities on Oct. 18. Osman Kavala (Photo: Gerçek Hayat) In a [more...]

November 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

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