Thursday, October 18, 2007

Armenian Genocide Warrants Recognition [USC]

Naira Kuzmich, Daily Trojan, October 18, 2007

"There is never a wrong time to do what is right, but for three decades, the U.S. government has been intent on proving otherwise. Apparently, it's never the right time to recognize the Armenian genocide."

US Needs Better Listening Skills [UC Santa Barbara]

Eric Goldman, Daily Nexus, October 18, 2007

"Between 1915 and 1917, in the midst of World War I, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were massacred by the Ottoman Empire in what is now modern-day Turkey. A nefariously brutish deportation spawned what may very well be the first recorded genocide of the 20th century - dozens of countries have formally acknowledged the plight of the Armenians and passed legislation recognizing the Armenian genocide."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Unity Festival Brings Glendale Together [GCC]

Garineh Demirjian, El Vaquero, October 17, 2007

One of the many sponsors for the festival was the Armenian National Committee of America, Glendale Chapter (ANCA) which donated $2,500 to the event. Elen Asatryan, Executive Director of the ANCA said, "Events like this should take place more often in Glendale. It gives the community a chance to appreciate the multi-cultural city we live in."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Genocide that Dare not Speak its Name [George Washington Univ]

Danny Kampf, The Daily Colonial, October 16, 2007

"Turkey is a country where insulting “Turkishness” is a crime, Mein Kampf is a bestseller, and people like Hrant Dink, who bravely fought for both Turkish and Armenian rights, are murdered by fascists in the street. And we’re not going to take a stand? Canada, France, Russia, Italy… even Uraguay have acknowledged the genocide and we can’t?"

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Moment of Recognition [Harvard]

The Crimson Staff, The Harvard Crimson, October 14, 2007

"So let Turkey rage. The tide has turned globally in favor of the frank acknowledgement of all the horrors that took place in the chaos of World War I. Even if this resolution serves as a mere symbol of solidarity, one may hope that its weight might counteract the indelible pain of almost a century of impunity and silence."