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Turkish Denialists Fail to Block Genocide Speech at Australian Parliament

Turkish Denialists Fail to Block Genocide Speech at Australian Parliament

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Australia had invited this writer to speak at commemorative events in Sydney and Melbourne, and deliver a formal address at the New South Wales Parliament during the week of April 24.

June 17th, 2014

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Explaining ‘Enough’

Explaining ‘Enough’

My piece titled “Enough” which addressed the problematic nature and negative effects of Chahe Keuroghelian’s repeated candidacies elicited interesting responses. Issues have been raised that seem to require clarification because they are quite important to our community.

June 13th, 2014

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Turkey and United States Conspire to Issue April 24 Statements

Turkey and United States Conspire to Issue April 24 Statements

While it is not surprising to learn that Turkey and the United States have coordinated their official declarations on the Armenian Genocide, recent revelations have confirmed their shameful behind-the-scenes schemes.

June 10th, 2014

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Enough!

Enough!

As a parent to a misbehaving child, employer of a wayward employee, or friend of a substance abuser… how many times would you give her or him the benefit of the doubt, how many chances to correct her/him-self?

June 6th, 2014

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Armenia Helps Coordinate Worldwide Genocide Centennial Activities

Armenia Helps Coordinate Worldwide Genocide Centennial Activities

Two important conferences took place in Yerevan last week in preparation for next year’s Armenian Genocide Centennial.

June 3rd, 2014

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Flatlining Primary?

Flatlining Primary?

June 3 is the date of California’s Primary elections. Predictions are that turnout will be very low. This means that if our community votes in larger proportion than the rest of the electorate, our preferred candidates will do relatively better. Be sure to cast your vote.

June 2nd, 2014

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‘Digging into the Future – Armenia’

‘Digging into the Future – Armenia’

Glendale’s Central Library sends out email notices for their upcoming events.

May 30th, 2014

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Contact

Contact

It’s finally happened. About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with two people, Aybars Görgülü and Sabiha Gündoğar, from a Turkish think tank, TESEV. They were part of a larger group including two Armenians who were in the LA area for a working visit.

May 30th, 2014

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Why Turks Were Able to Exterminate Armenians, But Not Jews

Why Turks Were Able to Exterminate Armenians, But Not Jews

This is the second and final part of a column I wrote last month, analyzing why the Young Turks were able to exterminate the Armenians, but could not carry out their simultaneous plan to eliminate the Jewish settlers of Palestine.

May 27th, 2014

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Pressure, Politics, Persistence, Payoff

Pressure, Politics, Persistence, Payoff

What’s worse than a Genocide denier? A smug Genocide denier!

May 23rd, 2014

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Aram Kouyoumdjian’s Adaptation of ‘Ancient Gods’: Reflections on a Classic Reimagined

Aram Kouyoumdjian’s Adaptation of ‘Ancient Gods’: Reflections on a Classic Reimagined

When the announcement for Aram Kouyoumdjian’s adaptation of Levon Shant’s “Ancient Gods” went out several months ago, I wondered why the director chose to stage this century-old historical play.

May 23rd, 2014

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Turkey Becomes a Rogue State by Rejecting European Court’s Verdict

Turkey Becomes a Rogue State by Rejecting European Court’s Verdict

The European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) issued on May 12 its largest judgment ever against any country, ruling that Turkey had to pay $123 million as compensation to relatives of missing Greek Cypriots and residents of a Greek enclave in Northern Cyprus.

May 20th, 2014

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Commemoration Compilation

Commemoration Compilation

Turkey’s tainted top bananas have kept me so busy with their blather the last few weeks that I’m late in my annual droning about our Genocide-season activities.

May 16th, 2014

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Obama Listens to Repeated References to Armenian Genocide at Shoah Gala

Obama Listens to Repeated References to Armenian Genocide at Shoah Gala

On May 7, I attended a very impressive benefit gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the USC Shoah Foundation which archives the testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Jewish Holocaust, the Armenian, Cambodian and Rwandan genocides, and the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.

May 13th, 2014

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