The Jewish Holocaust

The Jewish Holocaust

The history of anti-semitism in Europe stretches back far before the Holocaust and took on three forms. The original roots of this hatred is religion-based. Early Christian writings charge Jews with the crime of deicide, ignoring the facts that the Gospels were written over 60 years after the fact and by men who wanted to gain favor with the Romans, consequently blaming the Jews for the killing of the Christian messiah. The second form, taking place during the Middle Ages, grew in its oppression by actively seeking conversion of the Jews.

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Kobe Bryant, South Africa and the Armenian Genocide: Lessons Learned and Lessons Which Need to be Learned

Kobe Bryant, South Africa and the Armenian Genocide: Lessons Learned and Lessons Which Need to be Learned

Kobe Bryant is one of the most recognizable and popular athletes in the world. He is also not strapped for cash, considering his net worth is estimated at $140 million. So the announcement this week that the Lakers superstar signed a 2-year endorsement deal to lend his fame and charisma to sell Turkish Airline tickets came as a bit of a surprise.

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Armenian Community in Uproar Over Kobe Bryant’s Deal With Genocidal Turkey

Armenian Community in Uproar Over Kobe Bryant’s Deal With Genocidal Turkey

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has signed a 2 year agreement with Turkey’s national airline carrier. Bryant will be the reported “global ambassador” for Turkish Airlines, serving as the face and image of the company and its manager, the Turkish Republic, the Armenian Youth Federation reported Tuesday.

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Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Activists such as Mallika Dutt believe the international human rights discourse and strategies are important because they bridge the divides of civilization and create universal standards and norms. Whether you are a prostitute, an incarcerated person or an ‘illegal alien,’ you are still protected by your fundamental human rights regardless of which legal system you are living under

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Education for ALL

Education for ALL

The House passed the DREAM Act! Now we have a fight in the Senate. We are fighting to get the DREAM Act passed this year because it gives undocumented youth a path to citizenship if they work for a college degree or serve in our armed forces. It’s a basic question of fairness. Please add [...]

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In the Name of Zaruhi: A Call to Action in Armenia and Diaspora

In the Name of Zaruhi: A Call to Action in Armenia and Diaspora

Although more than a month has passed since the death of Zaruhi Petrosyan–the 20-year-old mother whose death was attributed to severe beatings at the hands of her husband and mother-in-law”the story of her tragic death continues to reverberate in the media. Public outrage has given way to concrete action and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women in Armenia has planned “16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women” in memory of Zaruhi, due to take place from Nov. 25-Dec. 10.

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