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Garen Yegparian

Mahçup, Amot, Embarassment

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Etyen Mahçupyan’s “Compensation and territory” published May 12, 2015 in the Turkish Daily Sabah is a mass of drivel that constitutes an affront to human decency and intellect. Please, feel free to read it in its entirety. I will just address the most flagrant fallacies. You might remember that Mahçupyan is an

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Wasn’t It Bad Enough?

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Wasn’t it bad enough when they took 1,500,000 lives? Wasn’t it bad enough that they left hundreds of thousands orphaned and homeless? Wasn’t it bad enough that more hundreds of thousands were forced to mask their true identities for three generations and counting? Wasn’t it bad enough that even a generation later,

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Harvesting the Hundredth

Euphoric, human flood, insanely well behaved, overwhelming, pride, second largest demonstration in Los Angeles history, thrilling, tremendous – these are all terms that I heard to describe the 130,000 people who started marching in Hollywood’s Little Armenia on April 24th, then massed in front of the building housing the Turkish Consulate General in Los Angeles.

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Harnessing the Hundredth

It will come as no surprise that during these days of intense activity on the occasion of the Genocide’s centennial, some serious discussions occur, despite how occupied everyone is with this intense activity. Some are inspiring, others banal; some irritating, others activating; some profound, others superficial; some with the usual activist suspects, others with people who have just come on or returned to the scene; some constructive, others distracting.