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Armenian Vendors Sue Americana for Violating Their Civil Rights

Armenian Vendors Sue Americana for Violating Their Civil Rights

I reported last month that the Americana shopping center in Glendale had banned three Armenian vendors from selling genocide-related T-shirts from their rented carts.

March 31st, 2015

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10 Reasons Why Obama Should NOT Travel to Armenia on April 24

10 Reasons Why Obama Should NOT Travel to Armenia on April 24

I must give credit to fellow columnist, Harut Sassounian, for inspiring this piece with his “10 Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24″ that appeared last week.

March 27th, 2015

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Ten Reasons Why Pres. Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Ten Reasons Why Pres. Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

March 24th, 2015

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What’s the Point?

What’s the Point?

In just over a month, it will crescendo. It has already begun.

March 20th, 2015

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New York Turned into an Armenian City for a Few Days Last Week

New York Turned into an Armenian City for a Few Days Last Week

New York City, the unofficial Capital of the World, became the hub of major Armenian events last week, on the eve of the Armenian Genocide Centennial.

March 17th, 2015

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Whacking Whitewashing Worms

Whacking Whitewashing Worms

You were undoubtedly pleased over the last few weeks when you read about Los Angeles and Portland dropping disgusting Dick Gephardt, the former House Speaker and Genocide recognition advocate who sold his soul to Turkish government denialists in exchange for millions of dollars, as their lobbyist.

March 13th, 2015

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Americana Shopping Center Bans Sale of Genocide T-Shirts

Americana Shopping Center Bans Sale of Genocide T-Shirts

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
Three young Armenian entrepreneurs rented a cart last month at the Americana — a large shopping-restaurant-theater complex in Glendale — to sell T-shirts, hats, and other clothing items advertised on their shop1915.com website.
After Americana’s leasing staff approved their merchandise, Tina Chuldzhyan, Alex Kodagolian, and Armin Hariri (a rapper known as ‘R-Mean’) began selling [...]

March 9th, 2015

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Turkish Propaganda Assault

Turkish Propaganda Assault

Armenians have two recent victories to celebrate, the Starbucks snafu and toppling of a proposed Ataturk statue in the City of Carson before it was even erected.

March 6th, 2015

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Zero Tolerance for Genocide Denialists in Congress

Zero Tolerance for Genocide Denialists in Congress

I reported last week on the Armenian-American community success in securing cancellation of Los Angeles City’s $845,000 contract with the Gephardt Group, for lobbying on behalf of Turkey against adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution by Congress.

March 4th, 2015

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CRITICS’ FORUM: On Movies That Move Us: An Interview with Gariné Torossian

CRITICS’ FORUM: On Movies That Move Us: An Interview with Gariné Torossian

BY KAREN JALLATYAN
Gariné Torossian is a Lebanese-born Canadian-Armenian filmmaker who for more than two decades has been making numerous audio-visual works of art of astonishing complexity. She has graciously agreed to answer a few questions regarding her practice and specifically her first feature-length film “Stone Time Touch” (2007). After the film premiered in the Forum [...]

March 2nd, 2015

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On the Commercial Front

On the Commercial Front

As the old saying goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” (at the risk of offending the animal rights folks), and Turkey is skinning a lot of cats.

February 27th, 2015

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Los Angeles Cancels $845,000 Contract with Turkey’s Lobbyist Gephardt Group

Los Angeles Cancels $845,000 Contract with Turkey’s Lobbyist Gephardt Group

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
I wrote a column last August warning that the Armenian-American community and all people of good will would boycott the products and services of Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Chevron, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Google, Los Angeles Airport, National Football League, Port of Oakland, and United Airlines, unless these companies cancelled their contracts with [...]

February 24th, 2015

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‘Armenian’ Cities’ Elections

‘Armenian’ Cities’ Elections

It’s that time of the biennial election cycle when many California cities hold their local elections for city councils, school boards, and college boards.

February 20th, 2015

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Who is Responsible for Turning Erdogan into a Fanatical Tyrant?

Who is Responsible for Turning Erdogan into a Fanatical Tyrant?

When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, its founder, Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared like a devout Muslim seeking to eliminate corruption and improve the standard of living of Turkish citizens.

February 17th, 2015

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