Members of Congress have begun a string of condemnation and expressions of outrage over the destruction of the Armenian Genocide memorial church in Der Zor over the weekend by Islamic State forces.
On Sept. 16, the Montebello Planning Commission voted in Ashod Mooradian as its new Chairman. His term as Chairman comes two years after his initial appointment as a member by Councilman Jack Hadjinian to the Planning Commission in early 2012. He previously served on the City of Montebello’s Traffic and Safety Commission for over two years.
The Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group (AGRSG) has just completed its final report, “Resolution with Justice – Reparations for the Armenian Genocide.” The report offers an unprecedented comprehensive analysis of the legal, historical, political, and ethical dimensions of the question of reparations for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, including specific recommendations for the components of a complete reparations package.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) oft-quoted promise of a “new Turkey” is a scary place, where rights violations and threats against opponents are common, according to Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the winner of the International Hrant Dink Award and head of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV).
Governor Gerry Brown signed AB 1915, the Armenian Genocide Education Act into law. The bill adds Armenian Genocide survivor and witness oral testimonies into the teachings of human rights in California public schools and encourages professional development activities and resource development for teachers to teach about the Genocide.
Armenian National Committee of America Chairman Ken Hachikian is carrying a hopeful message of empowerment to this week’s Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan, featuring a spirited call for continually upgrading the Diaspora’s global advocacy infrastructure and operations to meet the demands of a new generation of political warfare being waged upon a dynamic and rapidly changing geopolitical landscape.