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Erdogan Became Best Publicist for Armenian Genocide Centennial

Erdogan Became Best Publicist for Armenian Genocide Centennial

A couple of years ago, when Armenians throughout the world began making plans for the Armenian Genocide Centennial, they had two major concerns: What kind of events to organize that would be most appropriate for this solemn occasion?

April 20th, 2015

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Recall of Turkish Envoy Publicized Pope’s Affirmation of Armenian Genocide

Recall of Turkish Envoy Publicized Pope’s Affirmation of Armenian Genocide

Given the candidness of Pope Francis, it was not surprising that he clearly acknowledged the Armenian Genocide during the Pontifical Divine Liturgy at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on April 12.

April 15th, 2015

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Armenians Should Build a Wall of Shame for Those Going to Gallipoli

Armenians Should Build a Wall of Shame for Those Going to Gallipoli

While Armenians criticize Turkey for genocide denial and other massive violations of human rights, it is just as important to blame all non-Turks who conduct business as usual with Turkey, thereby encouraging Turkish officials to continue their outrageous behavior.

April 7th, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prof. Auron Blasts Israel’s President for Calling Armenian Genocide a ‘Massacre’

Prof. Auron Blasts Israel’s President for Calling Armenian Genocide a ‘Massacre’

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin generated a major controversy after his January 28 speech at the UN General Assembly in New York.

February 10th, 2015

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Pan-Armenian Declaration Reveals Plans for Legal Claims Against Turkey

Pan-Armenian Declaration Reveals Plans for Legal Claims Against Turkey

The Presidents of the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh along with leaders of major Diasporan organizations issued an unprecedented joint declaration last week, announcing the preparation of a comprehensive dossier of “legal claims” from Turkey to restore “individual, communal and pan-Armenian rights and legitimate interests.”

February 3rd, 2015

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Armenia’s Jewish Community Leader Lashes out at Pro-Azeri Propagandists

Armenia’s Jewish Community Leader Lashes out at Pro-Azeri Propagandists

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
Rimma Varzhapetyan-Feller, President of the Jewish Community of Armenia, recently wrote a scathing article titled, “World Jewry cannot become a tool in the hands of anti-Armenian propagators.” She criticized all those who engage in such propaganda for writing “ordered and one-sided articles…in pursuit of profits.”
Such writers attempt to exploit Israeli political circles and [...]

January 29th, 2015

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Zuart Sudjian Sues Turkey to Reclaim Her Family Lands — Diyarbakir Airport

Zuart Sudjian Sues Turkey to Reclaim Her Family Lands — Diyarbakir Airport

Armenians are in the process of organizing thousands of events all over the world to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

January 20th, 2015

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