The Armenian Weekly

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


Sun, 20 Sep 2020 01:30:01 +0000
Metro Detroit Organizes School Supply Drive for Students in Lebanon

Over the last several months, we’ve seen multiple crises unfold in Lebanon one after another. The recent explosion at the Port of Beirut was a detrimental setback for the people of Lebanon coupled with the [...]

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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, 18 Sep 2020 22:36:11 +0000
In Memory of Alice Vosgerichian

Alice (Ekmekjian) Vosgerichian of Belmont, Massachusetts passed away peacefully after a brief illness on September 16, 2020. She was 72 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Garo Vosgerichian. Alice is survived [...]

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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, 18 Sep 2020 18:07:38 +0000
Student Film “The Attempt” Accepted into The American Pavilion at Cannes

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—“The Attempt”—a short film written and directed by Santa Monica College (SMC) film student Daniel Despart—has been accepted into The 23rd American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase during the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. SMC is the only community college and one [...]

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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, 18 Sep 2020 17:52:05 +0000
Diaspora High Commissioner meets with Armenian journalists from the US and Canada

The High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan had a virtual meeting with journalists from two dozen Armenian media outlets operating in the United States and Canada. Welcoming the participants, the High Commissioner highlighted the [...]

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Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs

The Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs is the main body responsible for developing and implementing policies and strategies for Armenia-Diaspora relations.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:01:44 +0000
ANC of Merrimack Valley Connects with MA Congressman Seth Moulton

LOWELL, Mass. – Representatives from the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of the Merrimack Valley (MA) met virtually via Zoom with Representative Seth Moulton (6th-MA) and staff members, Christine Wagner and Price Balderson, on September 16, [...]

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ANCA-Eastern Region

The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region is part of the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots organization, the ANCA. Working in coordination with the ANCA in Washington, DC, and a network of chapters and supporters throughout the Eastern United States, the ANCA-ER actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:05:34 +0000
Presenting the 2020 Aurora Prize Laureates Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman 

YEREVAN – The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative awarded the fifth annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity to Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman, the mother and daughter team who lead the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center [...]

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 03:06:25 +0000
Armenians and the Turkish coup d’etat of September 12, 1980

Forty years ago on September 12, 1980, Turkish generals toppled the elected government in Turkey which had been unable to stop the wave of killings between leftist and rightist factions. To establish law and order, [...]

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Raffi Bedrosyan

Raffi Bedrosyan is a civil engineer, writer and a concert pianist, living in Toronto. Proceeds from his concerts and CDs have been donated to the construction of school, highways, and water and gas distribution projects in Armenia and Karabakh—projects in which he has also participated as a voluntary engineer. Bedrosyan was involved in organizing the Surp Giragos Diyarbakir/Dikranagerd Church reconstruction project. His many articles in English, Armenian and Turkish media deal with Turkish-Armenian issues, Islamized hidden Armenians and the history of thousands of Armenian churches left behind in Turkey after 1915. He gave the first Armenian piano concert in the Surp Giragos Church since 1915, most recently at the 2015 Genocide Centenary Commemoration. He is the founder of Project Rebirth, which helps Islamized Armenians return to their original Armenian roots, language and culture. He has appeared as a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences related to human rights, genocide studies and Armenian issues.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 02:54:59 +0000
Why repatriation to Armenia is a good idea right now

My son [NAME REDACTED] is about four months old now, and despite his inability to speak, he’s become quite communicative. My wife says he’s trying to bond with me, and what he really wants is [...]

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Raffi Elliott

Columnist & Armenia Correspondent

Raffi Elliott is a Canadian-Armenian political risk analyst and journalist based in Yerevan, Armenia. As correspondent and columnist for the Armenian Weekly, he covers socioeconomic, political, business and diplomatic issues in Armenia, with occasional thoughts on culture and urbanism.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 02:15:52 +0000
Doctors of the Artsakh War

By Galust Nanyan The bilingual (Armenian-English) book-chronicle “They were depicting the war” was published back in 2017. It was dedicated to the cinematographers and cameramen who risked their lives to document the Artsakh War from [...]

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 02:09:38 +0000
Twelve Years Betrayed

Joe Biden owes Armenians an apology.  All of us. Armenian Republicans, Democrats and Independents. In 2008, he took our votes then tossed us under the bus – and he never looked back…until now, when he [...]

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Armen Martin

Armen Martin

Armen Martin is a Los Angeles-based corporate attorney and active member of the Armenian-American community.

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