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National Organization for Women’s Conference

National Organization for Women’s Conference

“I am the only Armenian woman here,” I was thinking during the three day conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More than 400 women participated in the conference organized by National Organization for Women (NOW), from June 27 to 29.

July 23rd, 2014

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After 16 Trips to Armenia, the Homeland Is Still Calling and Welcoming

After 16 Trips to Armenia, the Homeland Is Still Calling and Welcoming

My journey to Armenia began simply in 1997 when two girlfriends and I, inspired by our children, decided to visit our homeland.

July 3rd, 2014

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Lavrov Visits Armenia, But What’s Up With the Eurasian Agreement?

Lavrov Visits Armenia, But What’s Up With the Eurasian Agreement?

I will treat this as Asbarez’s news recording of a visit to Armenia by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, since most of the official statements and reporting reflect an exchange of niceties and praise for the two countries’ centuries-old friendship and expressions of hope for advancement of trade and other cooperation agreements.

June 23rd, 2014

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The ANCA: Forging Consensus, Fostering Cooperation, Focusing on the Future

The ANCA: Forging Consensus, Fostering Cooperation, Focusing on the Future

We’re, very simply, your voice. Your grassroots organization. The group that you can trust to bring Armenian Americans together, forge consensus, foster cooperation, and focus the energies of our diverse community on our key policy priorities.

May 19th, 2014

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Nothing Should Be Off the Negotiation Table

Nothing Should Be Off the Negotiation Table

In April this year, French President Francois Hollande declared that “genocide” was the only word that could appropriately characterize the events of 1915.

May 16th, 2014

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Ankara’s Meddling in Our Community Must be Rejected

Ankara’s Meddling in Our Community Must be Rejected

Months before the Turkish Prime Minister’s now infamous and patronizing April 23 “condolence message” to Armenians, the wheels were in motion here in Southern California to organize another “dialogue” between Turks and Armenians to promote “understanding” between the two societies.

May 14th, 2014

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Glendale’s Voters Won’t Be Fooled

Glendale’s Voters Won’t Be Fooled

In the 2013 Glendale City Council elections, the Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale (ANCA – Glendale) endorsed 3 individuals for the 3 open seats on the City Council to improve their chances of winning.

May 8th, 2014

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Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

It’s that time of the year again when Armenians across the world—but especially in the United States—await the annual White House statement on the Armenian Genocide, which, since 1981, has never actually used the word “Genocide.”

April 23rd, 2014

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Tankian Urges Turks to ‘Truly Find Yourself’

Tankian Urges Turks to ‘Truly Find Yourself’

Armenian-American musician Serj Tankian, in an open letter published in the Turkish-Armenian weekly, Agos, urged the people of Turkey to face history and “truly find yourself,” enlightening the Turkish public to their government’s rabid efforts to deny the Armenian Genocide.

April 22nd, 2014

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Seeking to be Armenian

Seeking to be Armenian

An initiative introduced by the Armenian government to stop the reduction in numbers of its citizenry was the law of dual citizenship.

April 15th, 2014

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So Much for the Promised Change

So Much for the Promised Change

A day after Tigran Sargsyan resigned Armenia’s premiership President Serzh Sarkisian told an audience at the Central Bank that he was dissatisfied with the performance of the government and pledged that the new prime minister would be an individual who can tackle the challenges facing Armenia, specifically as they related to the socio-economic situation in the country.

April 15th, 2014

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Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and The Right to Self Determination

Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and The Right to Self Determination

Nagorno-Karabakh will return home as well. It is already a sovereign and independent state. Its people – after decades of pogroms and servitude under Azeri rule – have exercised their right for self determination and have voted to be masters of their own fate.

April 2nd, 2014

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The Anti-Defamation League’s Deceit Helps Sink a Judgeship

The Anti-Defamation League’s Deceit Helps Sink a Judgeship

After two fair and lengthy hearings, the eight elected members of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, in a 4-4 tie vote on March 5, refused to confirm attorney Joseph Berman to be a Superior Court judge.

March 27th, 2014

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The Urgency of Adaptation: Combating Climate Change in Armenia

The Urgency of Adaptation: Combating Climate Change in Armenia

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Yokohama, Japan, on March 25-29 to discuss its latest and most comprehensive report on climate change.

March 24th, 2014

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