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Armenians and Their Sherep: Some Thoughts

Armenians and Their Sherep: Some Thoughts

It was Thursday evening, the 24th of April. My foot and hands were driving me home while my head was having some thoughts: we need a new sherep[1]! The one we have today is useless. It’s so soft that it can hardly hold some water, let alone some herisa[2]! We need something very strong.

September 4th, 2014

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Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Given the events of the last three weeks, what the Prime Minister said is an understatement. A score of Armenian soldiers killed, villagers killed, incursions and attempts at infiltration into Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The onslaught goes on unabated.

August 18th, 2014

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Twitter Has Moral Responsibility to #StopAliyev

Twitter Has Moral Responsibility to #StopAliyev

Twitter — the social network that allows 140-character posts from anyone, anywhere, about anything — rose to public policy prominence by “helping” organize the Arab Spring revolution and spread truths about minorities suffering awful mistreatments across several continents.

August 8th, 2014

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The Music of the Highlands

The Music of the Highlands

It’s the annual Armenian Independence Day celebration at the Orange County Center.

August 8th, 2014

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The New York Times Revises Its Own History by Omitting Genocide

The New York Times Revises Its Own History by Omitting Genocide

On this occasion, The New York Times has launched an interactive digital platform on its website chronicling the war, its aftermath and its ramifications on the world today.

August 7th, 2014

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Continuity and Change in the Turkish-Armenian Relations

Continuity and Change in the Turkish-Armenian Relations

To offer an evaluation of the current Turkish Armenian diplomatic relations, I will take a critical approach and consider not only the existing Armenian reality and facts that speak for themselves (an Armenian Republic and Diaspora), but also facts that speak through and for prevailing discourses of history and politics.

August 6th, 2014

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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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EDITORIAL: The Centennial Must Become A National Movement for Justice

EDITORIAL: The Centennial Must Become A National Movement for Justice

On April 24, 1965, the entire Armenian nation—for the first time our brethren in Soviet Armenia—rose up to demand justice and recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Such national solidarity reinvigorated the Armenian Cause and began a movement that today has resulted in widespread recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

April 25th, 2014

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