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CDC or CPC (Center for People Control)?

Francis Levy | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is it easier to control a disease than a person? There are some diseases which don't respond to anything and simply progress along their deadly course. But most diseases respond to medicines.

Turkey: Hope and Fear

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Two weeks have passed since the legislative elections of June 7 marked a major shift in the recent history of Turkey. The Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP in Turkish), headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, lost its parliamentary majority, declining to 258 out of 550 seats.

Eric's Bogosian's Operation Nemesis: Can a Genocide Ever Truly be Avenged?

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

If you had to write a really brief elevator pitch for Eric Bogosian's riveting new historical memoir Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, it might go something like this: John Le Carré meets James Bond meets Murder on the Orient Express.

100 Years of Silence

Thea Halo | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Thea Halo

We could start with a U.S. Resolution that recognizes the genocide, not only of the Armenians, but of the 3 million Christians under Ottoman and Kemalist rule, Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks who were slaughtered by various means between 1913 and 1923, which brought four millennia of Christian presence in Turkey to a cruel and bitter end in a matter of 10 short years.

For Mom on Mother's Day

Thea Halo | Posted 05.10.2015 | Books
Thea Halo

There had always been only us: my mother, my father, my five sisters and four brothers, one uncle, an Armenian aunt -- probably with her own sad story to tell -- and their daughter who married and moved away too soon. Then a void.

Acknowledging the Past

James Zogby | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

A nation's refusal to come to grips with its past is more a sign of weakness, than of strength. Making peace with your past makes you stronger and more able to deal with future challenges. The inability to do so, is disturbing, to say the least. Denial and bullying the victim only delays the recognition that must ultimately come.

The 'Cultural Genocide' Of The Armenian People Isn't Over Yet, Descendants Argue

Religion News Service | Tania Karas | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

YUKARI BAKRACLI, Turkey (RNS) This tiny Kurdish village outside the city of Van in Turkey’s southeast is home to the ruins of a once-famous 11th-cen...

Armenia Holds Emotional Ceremonies To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide

AP | AVET DEMOURIAN | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5...

Jerusalem, Our Healing Mother City

Yehezkel Landau | Posted 06.21.2015 | Religion
Yehezkel Landau

This transcendent sense of Jerusalem as our common Mother City, helping us face one another as siblings in the sacred family drama still unfolding in our own lives -- this faith-conviction is what can strengthen our hope for the healing of our world.

Sophia Jones

'The Genocide Is Not Forgotten. It's Impossible To Forget'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

Yetvart Tomasyan's father, Bedros (second from right), poses with his family for a photograph in the early 1900s in the Ottoman Empire, now modern-day...

European Parliament Votes To Call 1915 Armenian Killings Genocide

Reuters | Adrian Croft and Ayla Jean Yackley | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday calling the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million A...

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

100 Years of Denial

Stephan Pechdimaldji | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Stephan Pechdimaldji

I grew up hearing stories of how my grandparents survived the Armenian Genocide. Of how my grandfather hid in a haystack for more than forty days while his father and brother were taken away, never to be seen or heard from again.

Sacred Justice

Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy

The year 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in which over a million Armenians were murdered by the Ottoman Turks.

One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing, 2015

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Christopher Atamian

It has been nearly one hundred years since April 24, 1915 -- the infamous day when Armenian intellectuals of the Ottoman Empire were rounded up in the dead of night and sent to be executed in inland concentration camps in Ayash and Chankari.

Armenia and Its Russian-Imperialism Problem

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Christopher Atamian

Earlier this summer, a minor kerfuffle over an exhibition of artworks by famed Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990) underscored a more serious problem facing Armenian culture and Armenia in general -- and, by extension, many of the former Soviet republics.

Must See Yerevan

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

While you are unlikely to confuse Yerevan with Paris, Tamanyan's plans were successful in making Yerevan a city that is quite distinct from many of the grey, monolithic ex-Soviet cities that litter the territory of the former USSR.

Time In The Wilderness: Remembering The Armenians

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

To those who have survived traumas and those of us who love them, let us strive to keep stories alive. Let us make sure that our fellow Armenians and fellow humans never find this wilderness again.

Kourtney and Kim, Will You Take Orran? An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian

Kristy Khachigian | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Kristy Khachigian

Like you, I am one of a million Armenians living in the United States with endless, everyday opportunity. Our "cousins" in Armenia are creative and entrepreneurial -- just like us -- but in the shadow of the former Soviet Union, they constantly fight poverty and repression.

Assaulting Armenians in Turkey: This Time It's Old Ladies

Christopher Atamian | Posted 01.31.2013 | World
Christopher Atamian

What kind of a coward attacks eighty- and ninety-year-old women on their way to church, stabbing them to death in one case and beating another senseless in the other?

Make the Punishment Fit the Nuclear Crime

Emma Belcher | Posted 08.17.2011 | World
Emma Belcher

Countries must increase the penalty for all forms of nuclear smuggling, including small quantities and scams. Surely nuclear smuggling deserves punishment befitting the gravity of the crime.

Turkey's Answer to the Armenian Question

Elmira Bayrasli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elmira Bayrasli

Turkey dodged yet another bullet in the U.S. House of Representatives when a resolution "recognizing" the Armenian "genocide" failed to reach the floor for a vote.

Rare Manookian Paintings Removed from the Hotel Hana-Maui

John Seed | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
John Seed

It has been reported that a group of seven rare oil paintings by Arman Tateos Manookian was removed from the historic Hotel Hana-Maui earlier this year.

Erdogan: Fake Friend of Palestinians

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In the past week the world witnessed an amazing performance by a government leader that even the most accomplished Hollywood actor could not match! T...

Save a Mom's Life -- and Learn How to Get People to Give

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maia Szalavitz

What's the best way to get people to give and help others? A story right now of a New Jersey mother of three contains many of the key elements.