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Turkish Counter-Efforts Help Publicize Genocide Centennial

Turkish Counter-Efforts Help Publicize Genocide Centennial

Armenians in the US and around the world were needlessly alarmed by a recent article in the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, titled: “Turkish Americans prepare ‘master plan’ for 2015.”

July 15th, 2014

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Diplomatic Duet

Diplomatic Duet

Do you remember biased Bryza? The “American” diplomat whose allegiances to Azerbaijan and Turkey at least appeared to be stronger than to his own country?

July 11th, 2014

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Smirks II

Smirks II

This week, let’s go for some schadenfreude shall we? It’s getting close to five years since this kind of “fun” was so broadly available that I could write a piece, and this time, all the raw material is provided by Turks.

July 3rd, 2014

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‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

Amid the breathtaking setting of Brand Park in Glendale, with towering sycamore trees and the freshly landscaped grounds, the beauty of nature and art collided on Saturday, June 28 when the exhibition “Joan Quinn Captured” opened at the Brand Library & Art Galleries.

July 3rd, 2014

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Turkey’s Declining Support in Congress after Blunders at Home and Abroad

Turkey’s Declining Support in Congress after Blunders at Home and Abroad

Due to Prime Minister Erdogan’s widespread human rights abuses of his own citizens and foreign policy blunders vis-a-vis Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Syria, Turkey has lost much of the support it once enjoyed in the United States, and indeed, around the world.

July 1st, 2014

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Two Years Later

Two Years Later

Last week, the Western U.S. Region of the ARF completed its biennial convention with the election of a new Central Committee (CC), as I wrote two years ago as well.

June 27th, 2014

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Ken Davitian Travels: Artists for Peace, Trip to Armenia with Hollywood Film Partners

Ken Davitian Travels: Artists for Peace, Trip to Armenia with Hollywood Film Partners

Ken Davitian, a prolific Hollywood actor with roles in many popular TV shows and award-winning films, is in Belgium the last week of June to complete an Artists for Peace video, then heads to Armenia to explore film projects.

June 26th, 2014

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Author of UN Report Confirming the Armenian Genocide Passes Away

Author of UN Report Confirming the Armenian Genocide Passes Away

Benjamin Whitaker, author of a United Nations report qualifying the Armenian mass killings as genocide, passed away earlier this month at the age of 79 in London.

June 25th, 2014

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A Love Affair with Armenia

A Love Affair with Armenia

As Frank Sinatra left his heart in San Francisco, I left mine in Yerevan when for the first time I visited Armenia in 2001.

June 20th, 2014

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SpitRain VII

SpitRain VII

This is another of those “two-fer” awards, and in this case, they’re a couple, so they’re living in sin… You’ll remember Spit-Rain comes from the Armenian saying, “He’s so shameless, if you spit in his face, he’d think it’s rain.”

June 20th, 2014

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Three Apples: dOIN’ tIME iN dAW’HA

Three Apples: dOIN’ tIME iN dAW’HA

It’s Tuesday, and he’s on an Airbus, 32,972 feet above land, waiting for a computer network to ping him and beg him to return.

June 19th, 2014

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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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