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Events Across LA Mark 107th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Events Across LA Mark 107th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Glendale’s annual commemorative event of the Armenian genocide came back this year for the first time since the pandemic began.

A packed house at the Alex theater enjoyed musical performances  by the Lark musical society.

 Los Angeles County is home to the largest Armenian population in the United States.

Many events took place all across our area including a protest and rally outside of the Turkish consulate in Beverly Hills.

The event, organized by the Armenian Youth Federation, was held to commemorate the  1.5 million Armenians killed in 1915 by the Turkish Ottoman empire. Turkey denies the genocide ever took place.

“Every year we are going to mobilize we are going to rally to make sure because right now the homeland is experiencing the direct violence and it’s only our duty to raise noise against that and stand with them in solidarity,” said Hasmik Burushyan with the Armenian Youth Federation.

Protestors want Turkey to recognize its past, and they want to raise awareness about what is happening right now.

Hoping for understanding, compassion and policy change.

“Right now we need to make sure the U.S. is not funding the republic of turkey and azerbaijan those weapons are used to kill so many in armenia at artsakh”

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Expert: West failing to call Ukraine events genocide

Expert: West failing to call Ukraine events genocide

“The Estonian prime minister and foreign minister cannot bring themselves to use the word genocide. Social media reactions seem to be talking about a crime. A crime is when someone robs a florist by brandishing a knife. That is a crime. For some reason, we are belittling these events on the rhetorical level. But the images speak from themselves, and I don’t have to convince anyone,” Oidsalu said on “Terevisioon” concerning the Buca massacre in Ukraine.

He added that Estonia should take steps that go beyond Western unity.

“To be frank, we do not need the kind of unity that leads to the normalization of such images in news flow. We should take steps. Summoning the Russian ambassador, while I would also hear the German ambassador’s stance, how they see the world.”

Oidsalu added that Germany was responsible for Ukrainian deaths in the Holocaust and that German responsibility can be seen once more.

“On the one hand, it is futile to tread on sense of guilt. But we can see no action. We can see Silver Meikar, who looks like Jesus, going around healing the world, with citizens taking responsibility and NGOs fighting a world war against Putin. But states cannot bring themselves to voicing the truth. And the dissonance is growing.”

Oidsalu added that while the NATO secretary general issued a press release over the weekend, it rather spoke of inhabiting a different information sphere.

“There could be more effort, also from our diplomats. We pat ourselves on the back, but this vibe… They have a very real need for hardware over there [Ukraine], while Germany goes ahead and destroys hundreds of IFVs that Ukraine asked for but was not given. Past good behavior will not help you if you get an F in school. And the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Government Office have gotten an F today. The result is horrible.”

The expert also said that Russia will adopt a more military approach to the second phase of the war after it fell victim to misleading intelligence in the first.

“A look at the map today suggests war is waged using textbooks in the east. But if they [Russia] can implement the lessons, Putin might have something to celebrate by May 9. The question is how many civilians are we willing to let die before that happens,” Oidsalu said.

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India Genocide Summit 2022: Dr Gregory Stanton’s 3-day event begins today

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Witnessing the increasing hostilities and intolerance towards Muslims in the country, the President of Genocide Watch Dr. Gregory Stanton, who had predicted the Rwandan genocide, has time and again warned that something similar could happen in India if stern action isn’t taken.

Amidst growing communal tensions in the country over the last few months, with elections ongoing in various states including Uttar Pradesh, incidents of hate towards minorities in an attempt to polarise voters have been on the rise. Incidents and reports of hate crimes including speech, acts of violence, etc have been surfacing on social media.

To prevent further atrocities and possible genocide against Muslims in India, The Genocide Watch is organising a summit ‘India on The Brink’ to discuss instances of hate crimes against Muslims.

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Registration for the summit can be done at no cost through the official website of India On The Brink.

The three-day online summit comprising some of the most prominent names that have been an active part of the movement against a possible Muslim genocide in the country will take place between February 26-28.

Teesta Selvada, Adama Dieng, Ayesha Renaa, Aakar Patel, Safoora Zargar, Alishan Jafri, Kaushik Raj, and Subashri Krishnan, are among the prominent guest speakers of the event.

The summit that begins on February 26 will discuss the Gujarat riots of 2002, which is a reminder of the genocide that took place in Gujarat in 2002, and will discuss the struggles for justice, the impunity of the perpetrators, and the complicity of the state.

The three-day event will commemorate and remember various major atrocities against Muslims the current situation and issues within the country and the way to move forward, to prevent a Muslim Genocide.

The raging hijab row of Karnataka, Hindu response to majoritarian violence, Assam’s Nellie Massacre of 1983, Whatsapp as a weapon of Hate speech and violence, Islamophobia, will also be discussed.

Who is Gregory H. Stanton

Gregory H. Stanton is a former Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University in the US. He is world-renowned for his work in the area of genocide studies. He is the founder and president of Genocide Watch, the founder and director of the Cambodian Genocide Project and the Chair of the Alliance Against Genocide. From 2007 to 2009 he was the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

What is Genocide Watch?

Genocide Watch has been created to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. It seeks to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide. They attempt to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide.

Genocide Watch is the coordinating organization of The Alliance Against Genocide (AAG), an international coalition of organizations. The AAG aims to educate the general public and policymakers about the causes, processes, and warning signs of genocide; to create the institutions and political will to prevent and stop genocide, and to bring perpetrators of genocide to justice.