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South Dakota House Recognizes Armenian Genocide

PIERRE, S.D. (Asbarez)—The South Dakota House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. South Dakota is the 43rd state to recognize the Genocide. With 28 original co-sponsors, the resolution passed with a vote of 51 to 17. It calls for a “just resolution,” condemns denial, and encourages the teaching of the … Continue reading

ANCA-WR Leads Successful Effort To Sever City of LA Ties To Genocide Denial Firm – Gephardt Government Affairs

-Former Democratic House Majority Leader Turned Lobbyist Dick Gephardt Pivoted from Fully Supporting Armenian Genocide Legislation to Taking Turkish Government Money to Block U.S. Recognition Of
 Armenian Genocide LOS ANGELES, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) is encouraged that Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is terminating a contract worth … Continue reading

UC Berkeley Student Senate Passes Resolution Calling for Divestment from Turkey

BERKELEY, Calif.—The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) undergraduate student body Senate unanimously voted on Feb. 18  to divest $72.6 million dollars’ worth of University of California bonds and investments in the Republic of Turkey for their crimes in and the continued denial of the Armenian Genocide. The resolution titled “A Bill in Support of … Continue reading

State Department Official Visits Armenian Genocide Memorial

YEREVAN—“America cares deeply about its partnership with Armenia,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told reporters in Yerevan on Wednesday, Armenpress reports. “For more than 20 years we have supported the democracy, independence, economic growth and prosperity and we intend to develop this further,” she said. Assistant Secretary Nuland said she was honored to … Continue reading

Sarkisian Withdraws Protocols from Parliament

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian President Serge Sarkisian has asked to withdraw the Turkey-Armenia protocols from the National Assembly. Sarkisian sent a letter to the Chairman of the National Assembly Galust Sahakyan, informing him about his decision to withdraw the protocols from the National Assembly of Armenia, reported Armenpress. On April 23, 2009, an agreement of “mutual understanding,” … Continue reading

NH House Blocks Passage of Pro-Aliyev Measure

CONCORD, N.H.—The pro-Azerbaijan lobby suffered yet another political setback on Feb. 11, as the New Hampshire House of Representatives blocked passage of HR 6, a deeply flawed measure that sought to undermine Nagorno-Karabagh’s freedom and cover-up ongoing anti-Armenian aggression by President Ilham Aliyev’s dictatorial regime, reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Eastern Region … Continue reading

Holocaust Museum spotlights 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

Some 100 years later, the black-and-white photo, grainy and archaic as it may be, remains ghastly and gruesome, documentation of grand inhumanity still difficult to digest today. The remains of a woman and two young children lay lifeless, starved to death and apparent victims of the Armenian genocide that dates back to 1915. Tragically, other … Continue reading

Genocide Education Project Establishes Course at URI

KINGSTON, R.I.—The University of Rhode Island (URI) is offering the course, “The Armenian Experience: History and Culture,” at its Kingston campus for the spring 2015 semester, on Mondays from 4-6:45 p.m. As part of the “GenEd-HigherEd” initiative, the co-chairs of the Genocide Education Project Rhode Island branch, Pauline Getzoyan and Esther Kalajian, developed and proposed the honors seminar course, … Continue reading