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Dangerous Definition

What I have in mind has been with me for quite some time now. It seeps into conversations. It’s convenient. No harm is meant by anyone using it. In its form, it’s common to most countries/nations. Unfortunately, in our case, it is a mindset fraught with peril to our future. If it becomes pervasive, the next time something like the “protocols” of last summer comes along, our reaction might be far more muted, simply because they won’t seem to intrude on a fundamental issue— restoration of our territories to their rightful owners, US.

‘Yalanci Dolma’ Diplomacy

Yes, it was a meeting, but not a “historic meeting” as posted by the Friends of Hrant Dink, the organizers of an academic event entitled “Closing the Divide.” The event was designed to build cultural bridges between the Armenian Diaspora on one side and the Turkish people on the other, to traverse a colossal gorge, not divide, created by centuries of slavery, abuse, colonization of Western Armenia, and pogroms, which peaked with the infamous genocide of 1915-23.

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Armen Haghnazarian

BY ARA GHAZARIAN What began in 1961 as a modest student life in the historic city of Aachen, the resting place of Charlemagne and German kings, came full circle almost half a century later. Thousands of miles from his beloved Armenia, on February 19, as Armenians worldwide marked the St. Vartanants Day, Armen Haghnazarian, husband,

Community to Observe 94th Anniversary of Genocide in Montebello

Every year, the date April 24 symbolizes the premeditated Genocide perpetrated by Turkey against Armenians. As a consequence of the Genocide, not only did 1.5 million innocent Armenians lose their lives, but an incalculable economic and cultural legacy was lost as well. Most importantly, however, a large area of our millennia-old fatherland was usurped by

Turkish Turbulence

If you were to believe what’s been emanating from Turkey’s well-honed propaganda machine, you’d be convinced that the government of the Republic of Armenia (RoA) is ready to give away the farm (literally, in terms of Western Armenia) to the denialist successors of Talaat. While there’s no denying that where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire, the

A Look at the Life of AYF Founding Father Arthur Giragosian

That history has countless unsung heroes is undeniable. When looking in detail at the history of any movement there are almost always scores of important figures whose names have been largely overlooked or forgotten. The AYF is no exception. Although Karekin Nejdeh is rightly considered to be the founder of the AYF, there were several

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