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.

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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

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