April 25, 2012 – 00:23 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Thousands of people marched through the streets of Hollywood today, April 24 to observe the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide as part of a call for the Turkish government to take responsibility for the deaths of about 1.5 million people, Contra Costa Times reports.
the march, organized by the Armenian Youth Federation, included thousands of protesters, some carrying flags or banners as they walked along Hollywood and Sunset boulevards. Another protest is scheduled later this afternoon in front of the Turkish Consulate.
among those taking part in today's march was Rep. Adam Schiff, D- Pasadena, who penned a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to officially recognize the events of 1915 as a Genocide.
"Denial of genocide is the final chapter of genocide, it's like a double killing," Schiff said. "It's an additional trauma to the victims of genocide to deny that it ever took place. we don't want to be complicit in that."
March 9, 2012 – 13:15 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Breaking the Silence gallery of Canadian Museum for Human Rights will focus particularly on the five genocides officially recognized by Canada’s Parliament, including the Armenian Genocide. The gallery will highlight Diaspora communities in Canada who have successfully fought to break the silence regarding genocides against their group, according to the letter submitted by the Museum to Canadian politician of Armenian descent Sarkis Assadourian.
“…Given your experience as a Member of Parliament during the time the Armenian Genocide was officially recognized by the Government of Canada, we would be honored if you would be willing to meet with us to discuss your experiences and insights into breaking the silence about the Armenian Genocide," the letter reads.
in this context, Mr. Assadourian expressed appreciation and gratitude to Prime Minister of the country Stephen Harper, the Government of Canada for their moral and financial support towards the realization of this unique project.
Sarkis Assadourian, politician from the Liberal Party of Canada, became the first Armenian-Canadian to be elected to the House of Commons, with great support of the Armenian community of Toronto.
Assadourian was first elected as member for Don Valley North in 1993. in 1997 he moved seats to Brampton Centre. Generally considered a Chrétien loyalist, he did not run in the 2004 election after the election of Paul Martin as leader. The Liberal Party candidate was instead Ruby Dhalla.
Mr. Assadourian has always been an active member of Armenian community in Canada. He initiated a number of pro-Armenian resolutions and projects both in the country’s parliament and community circles, simultaneously backing the Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission (TARC).
February 29, 2012 – 16:22 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – In case of an attack on Iran, Armenia will appear in a most complicated situation – NATO member Turkey with its million strong army to the right, oil-rich Azerbaijan to the left, and Iran to the south that will be destructed or minimum demoralized, according to a Russian presidential candidate and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR).
Vladimir Zhirinovsky noted that the situation Armenia may find itself in as a result of Iran war lasts for five centuries already.
“Turkey had been destroyng this ancient nation for five centuries. Armenians were craftsmen, owners of factories, plants, universities and museums, while nomads could do nothing but kill. They even saved cartridges preferring to destroy Armenian civilians with knives, sabers and hatchets. All Eastern Turkey was drenched in blood,” he said.
according to the Russian presidential candidate, Armenia, the Caucasus, Middle East and Armenia must always be on Russian domestic policy’s agenda.
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PARIS — The French Constitutional Council on Tuesday struck down a draft law that would have criminalized the denial of an Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Turks, legislation that has soured relations between France and Turkey. The controversy over