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The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

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    Originally posted by Mher View Post
    Brazil unanimously adopts resolution on Armenian Genocide

    The Federal Senate of Brazil unanimously adopted a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide on Wednesday. The resolution was introduced by Aloysio Ferreira Filho, Chairman of the Committee on External Relations and National Defense, and Senator Jose Serra.

    As reported by Armenia’s MFA Press Service, the resolution reads: “The Federal Senate acknowledges the Genocide of the Armenian people, 100th anniversary of which was marked on April 24. It pays tribute to the memory of the Genocide victims and appreciates the contribution of the heirs of the Armenian refugees – thousands of Brazilian Armenians – to the economic, social and cultural life of the country, stressing that no genocide is to be forgotten so that they do not recur.”
    ------ To the victims and appreciates (the) contribution of the heirs of the Armenian refugees -----
    This is not only a contribution to brazil, but also to Hayastan .
    From the four corners of this planet ... We continue our march .
    Justice will prevail , as it just did in brazil .
    ------- Thank you brazil .


    • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

      Thanks Brazil - rumor is by years end Serbia,India,China & Germany will be adopting resolution on the Armenian Genocide.

      It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out why/how come Brazil decided to recognize the Armenian genocide now.

      A good turk is a dead turk


      • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

        Good job Brazil.

        I like their women and how they party.....Good soccer team.
        B0zkurt Hunter


        • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

          Book Discussion on Operation Nemesis VIDEO

          Eric Bogosian talked about his book, Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, about a group of Armenian patriots who, in 1921, set out to assassinate former Turkish leaders to avenge the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. They ended up killing six former leaders in four European cities and then disbanded and disappeared.

          Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
          Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
          Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests


          • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

            Turkish Consul kicks young Armenian protestors in Lyon, calling them
            "dogs", while wife pours beer on them

            00:14, 21.06.2015
            Region:World News, Armenia, Diaspora, Turkey
            Theme: Politics, Society

            New details have come up on the attack on the Armenian Revolutionary
            Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party Nor Seroont Youth Organization
            in Lyon, France.

            Armen Aghajanian, one of the youth organization members, told Armenian
            News ` that the Turkish officials and their wives went at him
            and his friends when they began demanding justice in the question of
            Armenian Genocide acknowledgement, sitting on the grass not far from
            the Turkish Consulate building.

            The Consul Hilmi Ege Türemen began to kick with his feet, calling us
            `dogs,' while his wife poured beer on us,' Aghajanian said.

            Immediately after the incident six Armenians were taken to hospital
            with injuries of different severity levels.

            The law enforcement authorities are already engaged in the matter.

            Earlier, Asbarez reported that the activists of the Armenian
            Revolutionary Federation Nor Seroont Youth Organization were
            physically attacked by Turkish Consul, his wife and employees during a
            sit-in in front of the Turkish Consulate over the Armenian Genocide

            Hayastan or Bust.


            • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it


              33 mins ago 07/07/15

              Armenia (ARF) delegation at Socialist International: Mario Nalpantian
              (front row center); Back row from l to r: Nanore Barsoumian, Giro
              Manoyan, Aram Hovagimian

              NEW YORK--On Tuesday, July 6 the Socialist International Council,
              meeting in the United Nations headquarters in New York, decided to
              take action to urge Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

              SI Secretary General Luis Ayala informed the Council, that for the
              last two days the SI leadership has been consulting with the SI member
              parties from Armenia (Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun)
              and Turkey (CHP, People's Republican Party) to come to an agreement
              on the agenda item which was passed on from the last Council meeting
              in Geneva: "The views of the Socialist International on the issue
              of the Armenian Genocide, considering its recognition by a number of
              national parliaments and supranational institutions."

              Armenian Delegation from l to r: Mario Nalpantian, Nanore Barsoumian,
              Giro Manoyan and Aram Hovagimian

              Ayala later informed the Council that an agreement has been reached
              and he thanked the SI vice-presidents from Armenia (Mario Nalpatian,
              ARF-D) and Turkey (Umut Oran, CHP) for their contributions to come
              to an agreement, which is presented to the Council for adoption.

              The SI Secretary General said that on the occasion of the centennial
              of the Armenian Genocide, the Socialist International wants to take
              action and to organize a hearing or a round table discussion with the
              participation of member parties both from Turkey and Armenia as well
              as any other willing SI member party, as well as civil societies and
              intellectuals from both Armenia and Turkey on the following question:
              "Would Turkish recognition of the Armenian Genocide allow for genuine
              reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia?"

              Luis Ayala went on to say that the conclusions of the discussion
              will be distributed worldwide and reported to the next Council of
              the Socialist International.

              The SI Council unanimously adopted the decision.

              After the adoption of the decision, Giro Manoyan, member of the
              ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau made the following statement: Dear Secretary
              General, Dear comrades:

              We welcome the inclusion of the issue of the Armenian Genocide on
              the agenda of this SI Council meeting.

              We do not consider this issue to be a dispute on a historical event,
              although that is exactly what the official Turkish policy of denial
              would want us to believe.

              The official Turkish policy of denial is part and parcel of a
              comprehensive hostile policy against Armenia and the Armenian people
              being implemented for over a century in Turkey and around the world
              through different actions, including the illegal land blockade against
              Armenia for the last 22 years.

              I do not wish to go into the historical details of the Armenian
              Genocide, because there is ample evidence in the archives of not only
              the countries which were at war with Turkey during World War I, but
              also in the archives of Turkey's major wartime ally Germany, and of
              course in the archives of Turkey itself, even after major clean-ups
              until the opening of those archives and regardless of the fact that
              the archives of the armed forces and of the registry of real estate,
              the cadastre, of that period are still not open.

              I want to comment on why should the Socialist International adopt a
              pro-active position on this issue?

              Because that would help in the democratization of Turkey. The
              international recognition of the Armenian Genocide by different
              countries and supranational organizations has helped progressive
              political forces, civil society circles and human rights advocates
              in Turkey to come to terms with their history by acknowledging the
              Armenian Genocide and seeking justice for this systematic campaign of
              destruction of millions of Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and Ponthians
              upon their historical homelands.

              The Socialist International should adopt a position on this issue
              because a number of its member parties, particularly in countries
              which are NATO allies with Turkey, have adopted a position in favor of
              recognition of the Armenian Genocide and have done so as an expression
              of genuine friendship with Turkey to help it come to terms with its
              own history. Furthermore, the IUSY council and the bureau of the YES
              recently adopted resolutions on the issue.

              Last but not least, the Socialist International should adopt a
              position on this issue because it has member parties i both Turkey
              and Armenia and can be helpful in fostering dialogue between them
              not on the veracity of the Armenian Genocide, but rather on trying
              to find a just resolution to the Armenian Genocide issue by helping
              the government of Turkey to stop its policy of denial of this
              historic fact and to acknowledge its responsibility. By doing so,
              the Socialist International would be instrumental in efforts for
              genuine reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia and the Armenian
              people worldwide in a spirit of truth, respect and justice.

              I believe such international positive impact in Turkey on the issue
              of the Armenian Genocide is the main reason why three of the four
              main political parties represented in the Turkish parliament, decided
              to have at least one ethnic Armenian candidate on their lists and
              now all three of them have ethnic Armenian members of parliament,
              which is unprecedented during the Republic of Turkey's history.

              In order to be part of these positive developments, the Socialist
              International should adopt a progressive and pro-active position on
              the Armenian Genocide.

              And the decision made today here is in that direction.

              The meeting of the Council of the Socialist International began on
              Monday, July 5 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

              The Council addressed matters central to the concerns of our movement
              and of the international community, including Security, the Sustainable
              Development Goals (SDGs), climate change and the forthcoming COP21
              summit that is taking place later this year.

              The ARF-Dashnaktsutyun delegation was comprised of Mario Nalpatian
              (ARF-D representative to the SI), Giro Manoyan, Aram Hovagimian and
              Nanore Barsoumian.

              The Socialist International is the worldwide organization of social
              democratic, socialist and labor parties. It currently brings together
              170 political parties and organizations from all continents. George
              Papandreou, the Prime Minister of Greece, is the President of the
              organization and Luis Ayala, from Chile, is the Secretary General.

              In September 1996, the ARF rejoined the Socialist International,
              which it had originally joined in 1907. In 2003, the ARF became a
              full member of the Socialist International, thus becoming the only
              party in the CIS with such a status. During the XXIII Congress of
              the Socialist International, ARF-D representative Mario Nalpatian is
              vice-president of the organization. ARF-D Bureau member is co-chair
              of the SI Committee for the CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea. The
              ARF-D was recently accepted as observer member of the PES (Party of
              European Socialists).

              The ARF Women's Group is a member of the SIW (Socialist International
              Women). The youth organization of the ARF, the Armenian Youth
              Federation, is a full member of the IUSY (International Union of
              Socialist Youth) and the YES (Youth of European Socialists)

              Hayastan or Bust.


              • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

                Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
                Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
                Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests


                • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

                  A new movie

                  "The Promise"
                  Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris
                  Starring : Christian Bale , Oscar Isaac , Charlotte Le Bon
                  Director : Terry George ( He won an Oscar for "Hotel Rwanda" )



                  • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it


                    Rudaw, Iraqi Kurdistan
                    Sept 1 2015

                    By RUDAW

                    ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's newly appointed envoy to to the European
                    Union (EU) said Tuesday that genocide was committed against Armenians
                    in Turkey during the First World War.

                    Ali Haydar Konca, a parliamentarian with the Peoples' Democratic Party
                    (HDP), was recently appointed as Minister of European Union Affairs
                    by the Turkish interim cabinet. His comments contradict the long-held
                    position of the Turkish government.

                    "The fact that genocide happened is explicit and clear and everybody
                    accepts that. Right now, the issue is what it should be called. We
                    will make a decision in our party about that," Konca told the press.

                    In April, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will ignore
                    any decision by the EU parliament qualifying the 1915 killings of
                    Armenians as genocide.

                    "Whatever decision the European parliament makes today would go in
                    one ear and out from the other because it is not possible for Turkey
                    to accept such a sin or crime," Erdogan told reporters in Ankara on
                    April 15.

                    The denial of the Armenian Genocide is officially outlawed in
                    Switzerland, Cyprus, Slovakia, and Greece.

                    This is the first time that a Turkish authority has admitted Turkey
                    committed genocide against Armenians.

                    The Turkish government acknowledges that during the First World War
                    many Armenians died, but has rejected claims that Turks committed
                    genocide against Armenians the during ethnic conflicts of the time.

                    The number of Armenians killed ranges from 800,000 to 1.5 million,
                    according to historians.

                    Hayastan or Bust.


                    • Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it


                      by Marianna Mkrtchyan

                      Friday, October 2, 18:23

                      German Ambassador to Armenia Matthias Kiesler evaded the "genocide"
                      term when speaking of the events of 1915.

                      At today's press conference in Yerevan, Ambassador Kiesler said that
                      Armenian people have suffered much and it is not important what word
                      will be used to describe the suffering. In the ambassador's words,
                      the most important thing is that due to the commemoration events
                      Armenia was able to raise the international community's awareness. Now
                      everyone knows what happened in early XX century and no one denies
                      that fact no matter which states have recognized those events and
                      which states have not, the diplomat said.

                      At the same time, he failed to say whether the German Bundestag would
                      adopt a resolution on recognition of the Armenian Genocide and why the
                      adoption is constantly delayed. However, he recalled that Bundestag
                      held debates on that issue in April and that German President Joachim
                      Gauck delivered a speech in Berlin on April 23.

                      When asked whether the delay is connected with the close trade and
                      economic cooperation between Turkey and Germany, the ambassador
                      qualified such questions as speculation.

                      As regards the Armenian-Turkish normalization, Ambassador Kiesler
                      said that Germany attaches much importance to that issue. He noted
                      that the German Government supports a number of programs aimed at
                      establishing contacts between the Armenian and Turkish societies.

                      Hayastan or Bust.