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The Palestinian Conflict

In 1850, the population of Palestine was estimated at 500,000, of whom approximately 80% were Muslim, 15% Christian and 5% Jewish. The current conflict is not ancient, but began in the late 19th century when the Zionist movement in Europe decided to create a Jewish state in Palestine. Since Jews constituted a small minority in Palestine, implanting a Jewish majority state would by definition require the displacement of the non-Jewish majority.

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Armenians and Progressive Politics

Armenians and Progressive Politics

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western Region is hosting its 3rd annual Armenian’s and Progressive Politics Conference. This year speakers will be discussing issues of gender equality, civil society and women’s empowerment in Armenia. Please join us on December 8th at the Hollywood Armenian Center at 7:00pm.

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Living in a shadow: Armenian homosexuals say they face scorn and harassment

Living in a shadow: Armenian homosexuals say they face scorn and harassment

Constant clashes in the past two months between the police and gay prostitutes (whose night meeting point is Children’s Park near the Yerevan Municipality) resulted in heated discussions over gays in Armenia, where homosexuality is hardly tolerated and still considered a moral disease.

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Her Pain is Our Pain

Her Pain is Our Pain

On October 1, 2010, Zaruhi Petrosyan, a 20-year-old mother of two was beaten to death by her husband and mother-in-law over attempts to extort money from her and her family. Zaruhi is one of the many women in Armenia who are victims of domestic violence. Please read more about the story: Barsoumian: Domestic Abuse? What [...]

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Domestic Violence Against Women in Armenia

Domestic Violence Against Women in Armenia

There is an old folk saying in Armenia, “A woman is like wool, the more you beat her, the softer she will be.” Whether it is the result of a traditional mindset, rampant poverty, or simply a lack of knowledge, domestic violence has been a historically widespread and unacknowledged social issue in the Republic of Armenia.

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Breaking Barriers: GALAS Empowers LGBT Armenians

Breaking Barriers: GALAS Empowers LGBT Armenians

The Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) held its fifth annual Armenian LGBT Conference titled “Breaking Through: Legally, Politically, Culturally” on Saturday, May 15. The event took place at the Plummer Park Community Center in West Hollywood, bringing together activists from different communities to participate and speak as part of the panel discussion.

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