Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Armenian Festival [College of the Desert]

Christopher Markarian, The Chaparral, October 13, 2008

Stop by the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert on Saturday Oct. 25th and familiarize yourself with the first nation that declared their Christianity in 301 A.D by enjoying the cultural festival right here in Rancho Mirage. [more]

Banned Books and the Armenian Genocide [Hunter College]

David Donabedian, Hunter College Libraries Blog, October 2, 2008

When a government, through its educational and legal system, can direct the flow of thought, banning books and discouraging public debate in the process, truth and freedom of expression are the casualties. An extreme example of this may be seen in the actions taken by the government of Turkey to suppress discussion of its collective past and to stop publication of “books on…subjects such as the Armenian genocide, the Kurdish issue and Turkey’s Greek minority.” [more]