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Genocide and Holocaust Scholars Criticize ADL Position on Armenian Genocide

BY KHATCHIG MOURADIANFrom The Armenian Weekly WATERTOWN, Mass.–On Aug. 23, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement that reiterated its objection to the Armenian Genocide Resolution pending in Congress and continued to ambiguously recognize the Armenian genocide by calling “for further dispassionate scholarly examination of the details of those dark and terrible days.” “The force

ANC of Orange County Builds Strong Ties with State Legislator Mimi Walters

LAGUNA HILLS, CA – The Armenian National Committee of Orange County met with California Assembly Member Mimi Walters on Thursday, August 16 in her Laguna Hills office to discuss issues relating to the growing Armenian American community in Orange County. ANC-OC Board Member Ara Malazian was joined by Walters’ constituents Kevork and Alex Der Alexanian.

Watertown Ends Partnership With ‘No Place for Hate’

WATERTOWN–The Watertown, Massachusetts Town Council unanimously voted on Tuesday, August 14, to rescind its affiliation with the "No Place for Hate" anti-racism and tolerance promotion program, citing statemen’s denying the Armenian Genocide by Abraham Foxman, National Director of the program’s sponsor, the Anti-Defamation League, reported the Armenian National Committee of Eastern Massachusetts. "The Armenian National

Armenia’s Rural Poverty Eradication Initiative Among Topics Discussed by CIDA and ANCC

OTTAWA– Three high-ranking Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) officials met Aris Babikian, the executive director of the Armenian National Committee of Canada at the agency’s Gatineau, Quebec headquarters on July 26 to brief the ANCC representative on CIDA projects, with particular emphasis in the Caucasus in the past four years. During the 90-minute meeting, CIDA

ANCC and the Canadian Centre for Genocide Education Hold 4th National Genocide Education Institute

TORONTO–The Armenian National Committee of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Genocide Education held the 4th national teachers’ summer institute at the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto from July 23 to 27. The five-day training session was an overwhelming success with teachers travelling from all over Canada to attend the educational gathering. 40 teachers attended

ANCA-WR Continues to Reach Out to Tomorrow’s Leaders

LOS ANGELES–In its ongoing effort to prepare and educate Armenian American leaders of tomorrow, the Armenian National Committee of America ‘s Western Region recently conducted community outreach presentations to members of the Pasadena "Nigol Douman" Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) chapter and to youngsters at AYF Camp Big Pines. As the largest Armenian American public policy

ANCA-WR Chapter Focus

Utah ANC Leads Community Outreach SALT LAKE CITY–Outside of the state of California, the ANCA-WR consists of numerous burgeoning communities and corresponding local ANC chapters. One such chapter is the Utah ANC, which serves the interests of the local community and strives to raise awareness on issues of concern to Armenian Americans. Complementing the work

Assembly Committee Approves Bill Extending Calif. Trade Office Funding

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee of America ‘s Western Region welcomed news of the passage of SB 515 through the California Assembly Jobs and Economic Development Committee. The Assembly Committee passed SB 515, which extends the “sunset” of funding for the California Trade Office by two years until 2010. The CATO, which opened under the leadership

Turkey On Trial As Suspects Claim State Collusion in Writer’s Killing

BY NOURITZA MATTOSIAN AND DANIEL HOWDEN From The IndependentJuly 4, 2007 A small, sweltering courtroom in Istanbul has become the focal point for an intense examination of Turkey’s democratic freedoms and the independence of its judiciary. On trial inside the room yesterday were 14 defendants accused of involvement in the murder of the campaigning journalist

Armenia, Azerbaijan: A Conflict of Convenience for Moscow and Washington

From Stratfor researchJuly 03, 2007 Summary Expectations of a renewed fight between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region are rising, since Azerbaijan has started using the huge windfall of cash from its new pipeline to quintuple its defense budget. This time, the conflict could serve as a spark for the larger struggle between the