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

A Call for Lebanese Citizens to Register for the 2018 General Election

The Lebanese-Armenian Election Committee (Eastern United States) issued a statement this week urging members of the Armenian community of the Eastern U.S. to register to vote in the 2018 Lebanese general elections. Below is the statement in its entirety. *** Dear Lebanese-Armenian Compatriots, The [more...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 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

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