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Translating the ARF Roadmap to Regime Change into Action Part II

The roadmap to regime change is a response to conditions that were crystallized by the recently signed protocols which represent the first step in the process of rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey. The ARF has properly viewed these documents as being detrimental to Armenia’s present and future national interests. In response to this assessment, the party has announced its formal opposition to the protocols. In Part I an explanation was offered as to how the ARF can deliver on its roadmap to regime change. Although this is a gargantuan task for which the ARF has the necessary experience to undertake, it is the how of the undertaking that is crucial. The response by the ARF, if it is to be effective, must be multi-faceted in its objectives and multi-operational in its implementation.

I Can’t Afford To Die

Some three years ago I was sitting in a doctor’s office – one of Armenia’s best oncologists and a very good friend of my mother – who was telling my mother how many people fail to visit a doctor because they know that they need an operation and cannot afford one. The doctor was explaining to my mother how many people in Armenia fail to pay prophylactic visits to the doctor because of financial issues or, once the doctor tells them they need an operation, patients never show up for an operation. According to him he has dealt with numerous cases when the family of the patient rushes in the sick with hemorrhaging or another grave condition – when he can no longer resist the illness or the calls of his family to undergo an operation – and they perform an immediate operation.

Surprise Resignation After Washington Meeting Sends Shockwaves

The sudden resignation of veteran Turkish diplomat Nabi Sensoy before his tenure in Washington was set to expire in early 2010 has spurred questions about a potential rift between the Turkish government and its diplomats. Retired ambassadors contacted by the Daily News say the government has failed to give credit to Sensoy’s nearly four-decade-long diplomatic career.

Former Diplomat Reveals Secret State Dept. Attacks on 1980’s Genocide Resolutions

A retired Foreign Service officer, U.S. Ambassador Arma Jane Karaer, recently revealed a series of shocking revelations about the State Department’s behind-the-scenes efforts on behalf of Turkey during the 1980’s to kill congressional initiatives commemorating the Armenian Genocide, according to now-public documents circulated today by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

International Conference on Lemkin Held at CJH

The Center for Jewish History On Sunday November 15 hosted an international conference titled “Genocide and Human Experience: Raphael Lemkin’s Thought and Vision,” featuring 13 internationally renowned scholars of both genocide and of the life and legacy of Raphel Lemkin.

Video Series Unveils AYF Youth Corps 15th Trans-Atlantic Mission

The Armenian Youth Federation’s Youth Corps program released on Thursday the latest in a series of promotional videos as part of a year-long campaign to build momentum for the program’s 15th anniversary.

Chamlian Students Visit AYF Hunger Strikers

On the morning of Thursday, October 8, a group of 7th and 8th grade Chamlian students had the rare experience to witness history, activism, pride, and struggle in action.

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.

2009 AYF Olympics Set for Thanksgiving Weekend

The 36th annual AYF Olympics, a long-standing tradition that brings together Armenian-American youth from across the country for a weekend of sports competition, will be held in San Diego during Thanksgiving weekend, from November 27 to 29.

Recent Court Ruling Against Genocide Victims Rights Discussed At Glendale Forum

Nearly 200 community members including young professionals, attorneys, and students gathered at the Saint Mary Armenian Church community hall in downtown Glendale on Wednesday for a public briefing to address the implications of the recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision declaring California’s Armenian Genocide Life Insurance Recovery law as unconstitutional.

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