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 // 8 Comments

Zaruhi and Domestic Violence in Armenia Revisited

Special to the Armenian Weekly  A little over seven years ago, Zaruhi Petrosyan met her death as a result of domestic violence. Her horrific demise brought to the public’s attention a problem that many knew existed but never confronted. I will not recount the physical violence and emotional [more...]

October 31, 2017 // 8 Comments

Gumburdo, Javakhk: Cultural Genocide Continues

Special to the Armenian Weekly Javakhk, a Place Dear to the Heart and Truly Armenian… Yet Repeatedly Treated Unjustly It was just two years ago that I realized how harsh the realities of Javakhk-Armenians are. And also for diasporans who visit, and Armenian citizens who attempt to cross the [more...]

October 13, 2017 // 6 Comments

The Untold Stories of Turkey: An Armenian Island on the Bosphorus

  What makes Istanbul beautiful is the Bosphorus, dividing the city between Europe and Asia. And what makes the Bosphorus beautiful is a series of architecturally magnificent palaces, mansions, and mosques. Most of these architectural masterpieces on both sides of the Bosphorus are created by [more...]

October 3, 2017 // 17 Comments

Proud to Be an American: A Der Hayr’s Reflections

  I am a naturalized U.S. citizen. I was born in Aleppo, Syria, lived in Armenia and Russia and came to the U.S. with my family at the end of 2003. Many people who live overseas have a negative attitude towards the U.S. As Armenians we are upset that the Federal Government still fails to [more...]

October 3, 2017 // 5 Comments

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