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News of general interest to the Armenian-American community, as well as editorials, political analyses, regular columns, and short stories and poems.


Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:12:44 +0000
Francophonie Summit Wraps up in Yerevan

YEREVAN—For two days in Armenia’s capital, heads of state and representatives from 84 countries discussed significant economic, cultural and political concerns common throughout the francophone sphere under the motto “Vivre ensemble” (Live together). The 17th [...]

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Raffi Elliott

Raffi Elliott is a Canadian-born entrepreneur and occasional journalist who likes to ramble on about socioeconomic and political issues in Armenia. He lives in Yerevan with his family. He also holds a masters degree in International Relations.

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:40:23 +0000
Pro-Armenia/Artsakh Senate and House Leaders Score ANCA Endorsements

WASHINGTON, DC – Almost 2-hundred U.S. Congressional candidates have earned 2018 Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) endorsements for their sustained pro-Armenia and Artsakh records of support on ANCA-backed initiatives. Leading the ANCA’s Senate endorsement [...]

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ANCA

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues. To learn more, visit www.anca.org.

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:35:56 +0000
Without Economic Democracy, Political Democracy Will Falter

One thing everyone seems to agree on, now that a popular uprising has overthrown the dictatorial regime in Armenia, is that systemic changes are needed. For now, the political arena is dominated by proposals and [...]

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:23:03 +0000
Filmmakers, Community Leaders, D.C. Interns Honored During Annual ANCA-ER Gala

NEW YORK, NY—Marking a century of Armenian-American political advocacy, the Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) just celebrated and honored visionaries whose work has significantly impacted the Armenian Cause. Hundreds of community leaders [...]

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ANCA

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues. To learn more, visit www.anca.org.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:01:12 +0000
Revolutionary Elections?

Revolutions don’t need elections, except to consolidate and legitimize what they’ve already achieved. Once elections are being held, or even discussed, a de-revolutionizing process has already commenced. In light of this, being questioned as to [...]

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Garen Yegparian

Garen Yegparian is a fat, bald guy who has too much to say and do for his own good. So, you know he loves mouthing off weekly in the Weekly about anything he damn well pleases to write about that he can remotely tie in to things Armenian. He's got a checkered past: principal of an Armenian school, project manager on a housing development, ANC-WR Executive Director, AYF Field worker (again on the left coast), Operations Director for a telecom startup, and a City of LA employee most recently (in three different departments so far). Plus, he's got delusions of breaking into electoral politics, meanwhile participating in other aspects of it and making sure to stay in trouble.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:45:03 +0000
Pashinyan: ‘I appreciate the ARF’s activity and role in our modern political life’

On October 16, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with ARF parliamentary faction head Armen Rustamyan, faction member Spartak Seyranyan and ARF Armenia Supreme Council’s representative Arsen Hambardzumyan. During their talk, PM Pashinyan stated, “Our discussions [...]

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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:00:50 +0000
Not Everyone Who Looks White is White

If you look beneath my skin tone, you will see My indigenous Armenian marginalized reality Granddaughter of pained survivor 1915 Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turks Black, brown, red, yellow skinned indigenous people Share the [...]

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Anoush Ter Taulian

Anoush Ter Taulian is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley. In 1992, she decided to relocate to Artsakh where she volunteered in the liberation struggle alongside Monte Melkonian. She has depicted the Armenian struggle for freedom in poetry, paintings, videos, and radio. A lifelong activist speaking in schools, churches, and at anti-racism conferences, Anoush continues to bring up current attacks on Artsakh at indigenous, women's, and political conferences.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:52:55 +0000
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Announces Scholarship in Honor of Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour personified the Armenian story; the child of refugees became a global idol who delivered messages of humanity through his music and his huge personality. His charisma, his worldliness, his genuine love for people took [...]

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Guest contributions to the Armenian Weekly are informative articles written and submitted by members of the community, which make up our community bulletin board.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:10:43 +0000
Eco-Tours Are Putting This Small Village in Armenia on the Map

KARIN, Armenia—This tiny village with a population of 300 in the Sasunik district of Aragatsotn is attracting visitors from all over the world. The village boasts no historical monuments, churches, museums, or galleries. What it [...]

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Armenia Tree Project (ATP) is a non-profit program based in Woburn and Yerevan conducting vitally important environmental projects in Armenia's cities and villages and seeks support in advancing its reforestation mission. Since 1994, ATP has planted and restored more than 5,300,000 trees, and hundreds of jobs have been created for Armenians in seasonal tree-related programs. Visit their website for more info: armeniatree.org.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:30:21 +0000
Providence ARF Holds Panagoum at Camp Haiastan

The Providence Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) “Kristapor” Gomidehoutiune chose the Greater Boston area for its 11th annual panagoum. Twenty-one members of the group spent Columbus Day weekend at Camp Haiastan in Franklin, Massachusetts, where they [...]

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