Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Genocide 101: Remembering, Demanding, Still

Armenians in Armenia and around the world today commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The Ottoman-era massacres became the first genocide of the 20th century and that “great calamity” is marked today on its 101st anniversary.

President Sargsyan: We will not allow another Armenian Genocide

“Today, on April 24, 2016, I declare for the entire world to hear: there will be no purging or deportation of the Armenians of Artsakh. We will not allow another Armenian Genocide. We - means the Armenian nation, all its segments, we - means our Armenian consolidation,” Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stated in his message on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Genocide 101: Obama urged to use “final opportunity” for G-word

United States President Barack Obama will have his “final opportunity” on April 24 to “use the presidency to speak plainly about the Armenian genocide”, according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress.

April 24: Karabakh on Armenians’ mind as genocide anniversary marked

The commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this year is accompanied by lingering tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone where about a hundred Armenian soldiers as well as civilians were killed in an aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan earlier this month.

Survivors: NYT publishes ArmeniaNow photojournalist’s award-winning project on Genocide

The New York Times has published a series of photographs by ArmeniaNow photojournalist Nazik Armenakyan made as part of a project commemorating the 1915 Genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.

Clooney’s Message: Hollywood star in Armenia to promote Ottoman-era genocide recognition

Hollywood actor and activist George Clooney’s visit to Armenia on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is highlighted by international media in its coverage of the events.

Sicily Move: Italian region recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Regional Assembly of Sicily became the 105th local self-government body in Italy to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

Tsitsernakaberd Vows: Armenian officials pledge continued efforts on genocide recognition

Armenia’s political leadership, representatives of ruling and opposition political parties visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Tsitsernakaberd, Yerevan, today to pay tribute to the victims of the Ottoman-era massacres remembered every year on April 24.

Obama won’t say G-word, ANCA told

U.S. President Barack Obama will refrain from describing the 1915 mass deportations and killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide, it emerged on Thursday.

Post-Centennial Reality: World reacts less vigorously to Armenian Genocide commemorations on 101st anniversary

Unlike last year’s 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, this year there is less international attention to the commemorations being held in Yerevan on the 101st anniversary of the Ottoman-era massacres.