By Any Means articles

OPINION: Good News for a Change

By Garen Yegparian See–I’m not all doom and gloom. I’ve seen a few good things on the Armenian scene this year. One was the people of the Arapkir district of Yerevan getting organized to stand up for their water rights as detailed by Apo Boghigian in some of his Asbarez columns. The initiative demonstrated by

Irritants II

By Garen Yegparian Today we’ll hit some more items that leave me peeved! Why don’t we hold "louder" remembrances of the Sumgait massacres? I’ll bet you can’t even remember the month and year they occurred! Such activities would certainly keep Azerbaijan’s diplomatic corps and their hirelings occupied with denial instead of being able to act

Karasoonk & Superior Organization

By Garen Yegparian OK–everybody should be over the election enough–gloating or mourning–to start on the next one. The requisite 40 days have elapsed–so let’s get with it. There’re lessons to be learned–battles to be fought and won. The paramount lesson to be learned by the Democrats and Armenia’s–since clearly the Republicans already have mastered it–is

Separatism No Longer a Dirty Word?

By Garen Yegparian The December 13–2004 Fall Books issue of The Nation seems to have been designed with Armenia’s in mind. It contains Peter Balakian’s letter to the editor replying to a September 20 review of his The Burning Tigris by Meline Toumani. The latter seems to be one of those Armenia’s who is so

Reverb and Organizations’ Obligations

By Garen Yegparian Fortune smiles upon us. A letter to the editor appeared in Asbarez a few weeks back–containing–among some reasonable issues–the very same inane assertions about Bush’s "largest ever" vote tally. In addition–two letters in the November 7 Los Angeles Times–one by a fellow Armenian–also make the same grandiose assertion. Need I say more

The End?

By Garen Yegparian We all hope that Tuesday November 2 will mark the end of this election season–but the prognosticators say both sides of the Republocrat duopoly will be going after one another in the courts. Anyone reading my writings clearly knows how vile I deem the current US regime to be. However–let’s look at

A B C easy as 1 2 3 oh simple as Do Re Mi

By Garen Yegparian With apologies to the Jackson 5–and those who don’t live in Glendale–I’ll be addressing the three ballot measures citizens of that fair city will vote for or against on Tuesday–September 14. Measures A–B–and C address different aspects of enabling the construction of a major downtown development including retail–office–and residential space. It would

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What Planet am I On?," was written by Garen Yegparian. The name was inadvertently left out of the web posting–though included in our print edition. Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of Asbarez. We welcome differing opinions and argumen’s from readers.

False Alarm and A Shudder

By Garen Yegparian Admit it. You were happy when the New York Life Insurance Company agreed to compensate the heirs of Genocide victims–even if you weren’t getting any cash. You were thinking–"Hah–great–one instance where the veracity of the is being reaffirmed in an American court." But then you noticed something. A word was missing–just as

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