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User: newstrust Topic: Human Rights
Category: Armenian Genocide
Last updated: May 11 2018 18:50 IST RSS 2.0
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Column One: Armenian Americans marvel at an elder's generosity, as they grieve over an ancestral home 22.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

Clara Margossian, 102, built a life in Fresno after her family fled the Armenian genocide. With the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, she has given $1 million to help Armenia, a homeland she's never seen.

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Op-Ed: Why Armenians everywhere stand with those in Nagorno-Karabakh 16.10.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Our grandfathers were part of the Armenian diaspora that came to America in the wake of a genocide. They taught us that we must defend our heritage.

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Why these Armenian American celebs are speaking out about a chronic conflict 9.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Kardashians, Cher and System of a Down singer Serj Tankian — who all have Armenian roots — are raising awareness of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

Op-Ed: The world should not ignore the deadly attacks in the South Caucasus 9.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Artsakh, also called Nagorno-Karabakh, has endured a deadly barrage of Azerbaijani attacks. Armenians see them as an attempt to continue the Armenian genocide of 1915.

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Editorial: In the South Caucasus, the threat of war 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Armenia and Azerbaijan need to return to the negotiating table, so that the deadly conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh does not widen into a regional war.

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A rich history of pre-genocide Armenia hides in family heirlooms and handwritten notes 17.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Scholars are building a record of memories from the Armenian diaspora that chronicle an often untold perspective on life under the Ottoman Empire.

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There's At Least One Murderous Dictator Senate Republicans Won't Let Call The Shots 15.12.2019 Crooks Liars
Apparently there are limits to even the Republican Senate's tolerance of Donald Trump's kowtowing to murderous dictators. Vladimir Putin, fine. Kim Jong-un. Fine. Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Too much. On Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution affirming that it is the official policy of the United States to commemorate and recognize last century's Armenian Genocide. That's after having advanced legislation to impose sanctions on Turkey Wednesday. Both are a rebuke of Erdogan and of Trump, who "had directed several senators to block the bill in recent weeks" at the behest of Erdogan. They didn't. Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez brought the unanimous consent resolution to the floor, saying "America's non-response to the Turkish horrors established patterns that would be repeated […] we know all too well the horrors that would be repeated later in the 20th century with the Holocaust and other genocides around the world." He continued "Here in the Senate today, we break those patterns. We ...
White House ‘shamed into submission’: Senate finally passes Armenian genocide bill despite Trump’s objections 13.12.2019 Raw Story
In a direct refutation of the repeated objections of the Trump administration this Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. As USA Today points out, the historic move will likely complicate US-Turkey relations since it acknowledges that Turkey, then known as the Ottoman Empire, carried out the systematic killings of 1.5 […]
Lindsey Graham Blocked Armenian Genocide Resolution At White House Request 25.11.2019 Outside the Beltway
Earlier this month, Senator Lindsey Graham blocked a bipartisan resolution condemning the Armenian Genocide, Now we know why.
White House demanded Lindsey Graham stop a bill recognizing the Armenian genocide 25.11.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the White House where he trashed the Kurdish people, showed a propaganda film attacking the Kurds and denied the Armenian genocide. There was a resolution that would recognize what happened to the Armenian people an outright genocide, a measure that would have angered Erdoğan. Between […]
"I feel like I got played." Politics derails Armenian hopes for genocide recognition 15.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blocked the resolution after meeting with President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Lindsey Graham Blocks Armenian Genocide Resolution Hours After Meeting With Turkish President 15.11.2019 Crooks Liars
Sen. Lindsey Graham emerged from a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and hours later blocked a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide . But Graham wants it known that he was totes hard on Erdoğan in the meeting. The House of Representatives had already passed a resolution recognizing the early 20th century genocide, in which the Ottoman Empire killed 1.5 million Armenians. That was a strongly bipartisan vote, passing 405 to 11. But thanks to Graham, who claims he blocked it “not because of the past but because of the future,” it won’t get a Senate vote. Axios reports that, earlier in the day, “Erdoğan got into a heated back-and-forth with Graham over Turkey's recent invasion of Syria, according to four sources familiar with the meeting.” Graham confirmed that to Axios (and let’s be real, one of those sources may well have been someone working to burnish Graham’s image). But apparently Graham came out of that exchange convinced that the way to prevent Turkey from a Kurdish ...
WATCH: Trump looks on as Turkey’s Erdoğan denies the Armenian Genocide ever occurred 14.11.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump looked on as Turkish President Recep Erdoğan denied the Armenian Genocide during a joint press conference at the White House. Trump allowed Erdoğan’s visit despite Turkey’s ethnic cleansing of America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria. Onlookers were shocked that Erdoğan did this in front of the president and multiple Republican senators. From […]
Trump ignores impeachment to host Turkey’s Erdogan at the White House 14.11.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump greeted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House for a high-stakes meeting Wednesday that underlined his claim to be ignoring the impeachment drama unfolding simultaneously in Congress. The two leaders were to hold several hours of meetings, including lunch, before giving a joint news conference. While Congress listened to […]
Trump ignores controversy to host Turkey’s Erdogan 13.11.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump will leap from the frying pan of impeachment into the fire of foreign policy controversy when he hosts his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Wednesday. On the day that the impeachment process shifts to the dramatic phase of public hearings in Congress, Trump’s meeting and joint press […]
Historic Armenian monuments were obliterated. Some call it 'cultural genocide' 7.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

For centuries the sacred khachkars of Djulfa stood tall along the banks of the River Aras — hulking and ornately carved 16th-century headstones, an army 10,000 strong, steadfastly guarding the world's largest medieval Armenian cemetery.

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Spare us from the Vichy Republicans 2.11.2019 Raw Story
Item: Bob Livingston. Remember him? When last seen by the wider public in the waning, innocent years of the 20th century, he was the newly minted designee to succeed Newt Gingrich as Republican Speaker of the House. But he abruptly resigned after it was revealed (thanks to the public service of Larry Flynt) that he […]
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In historic vote, US House recognizes ‘Armenian genocide’ 30.10.2019 Raw Story
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday officially recognizing the “Armenian genocide,” a symbolic but unprecedented move that angered Turkey amid already-heightened tensions with Washington. Cheers and applause erupted when the chamber voted 405 to 11 in support of the measure “affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide,” a first for […]
How Erdogan might have replied to Trump 19.10.2019 The Moderate Voice

By Laurie Baron Dear President Pushover: We already worked out a good deal. You outsourced the slaughtering of Kurdish terrorists in Syria so your government could defend its Southern border from the Latino invasion. Don’t worry about the escaped ISIS prisoners. They all plan to immigrate to London and Paris. You don’t want to be […]

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Steps for preventing future genocides: A look at genocide throughout the world 10.6.2019 The Moderate Voice

By Alon Ben-Meir NEW YORK — The phenomenon of genocide has baffled historians for many generations. The question that has been and continues to be asked is what goes through the minds of leaders, however despotic and ruthless, to conclude that committing genocide against their real or perceived enemies will provide them with salvation that […]

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