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TheCommunity.com Launches Universal Declaration of Human Rights Campaign with Advance Screening of ‘Invictus’

The Community.com, a social network for peace and human rights, featuring Desmond Tutu, President José Ramos-Horta of East Timor and other Nobel Peace Prize winners, joined forces with Amnesty International, the UN Foundation, CARE, the One Campaign and twelve other human rights and peace building organizations to raise awareness for the Declaration of Human Rights Campaign with a screening on December 9 of Clint Eastwood’s new film, “INVICTUS.”

AYF Pushes Social Justice With Music; Joins Visa, LA Mission to Feed Homeless on Thanksgiving

The Armenian Youth Federation last month teamed with experimental-fusion rock band Visa and a host of local socially-conscious artists to put-on a special benefit concert that helped feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day through the Los Angeles Mission, a non-profit serving the homeless of Downtown Los Angeles.

Homenetmen and Social Media

Our membership base is unique and the time has come for Homenetmen to develop its own unique strategy with social networking. There are hundreds of Homenetmen groups on Facebook and thousands of links on YouTube. Some we can be proud of and some not. Social Networks have become a way of life and the way our kids communicate with each other. Social networks have made the world a smaller place. Anyone, anywhere at anytime can go online and meet Homenetmen members anywhere in the world… within seconds. There are great opportunities ahead of us with progressive ways for us to connect and tap into audiences locally and globally.

Argentina and Uruguay Communities Welcome ‘Stone Garden’ Authors

Capacity crowds turned out at Armenian community centers in the capitals of Argentina and Uruguay to hear author-photographers Matthew Karanian and Robert Kurkjian present Armenia as an eco-tourism destination and to celebrate Armenian heritage.

Rev. Markarian’s ‘The Thirsty Enemy': A Story of War, Faith and Passion

A rocket propelled grenade slams into the terrace outside of the bedroom window of the apartment he and his wife share in West Beirut, Lebanon. It makes a much louder sound than the routine gunfire to which they’ve become accustomed. A half-dozen members of a Communist militia group, all brandishing AK 47s, pound on the door in the middle of the night. This scene is repeated over and over throughout a seven-year period, with armed militia representing the Mourabitoun, Saiqua, Druze, Fatah, Kurds, PPS (Partie Populaire Syrienne) and Syrian army. One night, a group storms in with fixed bayonets, their leader ripping the phone line out of the wall and threatening their lives.

Protocols Hunger Strike Enters Second Day

Hundreds of people gathered together across from the Armenian Consulate in Glendale Tuesday evening, joined in solidarity with 34 young Armenians holding a hunger strike against the Turkey-Armenia protocols set to be signed on Friday.

AYF Targets Corporate Complicity In Genocide Denial With Launch Of Chevron Protest Campaign

The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) will join with Armenian Americans and human rights activists in kicking off a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about Turkish Government coercion of energy giant Chevron and some five multinational corporations currently lobbying against Armenian Genocide legislation.

Another World is Possible: An Interview with Khatchik DerGhougassian

In an exclusive interview with Haytoug, Khatchik DerGhougassian, a professor of International Relations at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina, discusses the social, economic and political challenges plauging the 21st century and, with a focus on Armenia, outlines the potential for progressive movements to change the status quo, both locally and globally.

The Dark Side of Your Sweet Treat

We have all seen innocent looking chocolate commercials with adorable kids laughing and having a good time while enjoying their chocolate bars. Some brands are represented by bunnies, some with oversized M&Ms, and some are so famous that they are known worldwide—brands such as Hershey, Mars and Nestle. Although they are competing brands they have a couple of things in common: they’re most definitely delicious, and they have one dark secret—CHILD LABOR.

AYF Scholarship Helps Send Future Pediatrician to University of Texas

Finishing up her senior year at Westside High School in Houston Texas, Tamar Abrilian is on her way to creating a bright future for herself, with the Armenian community deeply vested in it. Tamar recently became the 1st place scholarship winner of the Armenian Youth Federation’s Nanor Krikorian Scholarship, taking home $1,000 to use toward her higher education goals.

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