Armenian – Americans Were Deemed "White" Back in 1909

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Four Ottoman-born Armenian men — Jacob Halladjian, Mkrtich Ekmekjian, Avak Mouradian, and Basar Bayentz, won a historic case in a circuit court in Boston on December 24, 1909. Judge Francis C. Lowell gave Armenians the juridical distinction of whiteness for the first time. There’s a great story published on the Ajam Media Collective about this historic decision. A very well research piece, which is also a pleasure to read, so make sure to check it out.

Disgrace: Armenia's Independence Gets only 7 Supporters in 131 Seat Parliament

Armenia - The results of Armenian parliament vote on the ratification of an accession treaty with the Eurasian Economic Union shown on a screen, Yerevan, 4Dec2014.
Armenia – The results of Armenian parliament vote on the ratification of an accession treaty with the Eurasian Economic Union shown on a screen, Yerevan, 4Dec2014.

The Armenian parliament ratified on Thursday Armenia’s controversial accession treaty with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Continue reading “Disgrace: Armenia's Independence Gets only 7 Supporters in 131 Seat Parliament”

Sarkissian Finally Explains His EU Association U-Turn by Playing Naive

France -- Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the plenary session of PACE, Strasbourg, 02Oct2013
France — Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the plenary session of PACE, Strasbourg, 02Oct2013

Armenian President Serzh Sarkissian used the opportunity to make a speech during the plenary session of PACE to finally give some sort of an explanation about his decision to join the Russia-led Customs Union effectively blocking the way to the  Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and the EU Association agreement that came with it. Continue reading “Sarkissian Finally Explains His EU Association U-Turn by Playing Naive”

Serj Tankian's Letter to The President of Armenia

Armenian President Serzh Sarkissian and Armenian-American singer-songwriter Serj Tankian at a meeting, undated | Source: President.am
Armenian President Serzh Sarkissian and Armenian-American singer-songwriter Serj Tankian at a meeting, undated | Source: President.am

Grammy-winning singer/song writer Serj Tankian has sent an open letter to Serzh Sarkissian, expressing doubts that the incumbent president has indeed won in February 18th Presidential elections and calling for the de facto Armenian leader to institute genuine rule of law in the country, punish those, who stole the vote from the people, dissolve the parliament, ensure that genuinely free and fair elections are held and that the government is truly representational. Find the full letter below. Continue reading “Serj Tankian's Letter to The President of Armenia”

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