The voice is a human gift to be embraced and used. It is through speech that one may relay their most pertinent ideas and engage others with their vision. Yet, the spoken word is an obligation, viewed as an essential in the advocacy of any cause. But the ability to remain silent, constitutes a strength in and of itself, and allows each person to foster their power. We have created tactics and methods that aim to generate the greatest amount of noise, which have, nonetheless, proven to be successful in the past. Yet, we have passed over the notion of silence as a tool for the mass portrayal of a message as well as the increased consciousness of individuals.
There are several important elements necessary in the continuous process of state development. Among these are fair and transparent elections, an active and engaged civil society and a functioning judicial system. Today, Armenia seems to be at a turning point and its subsequent steps will be critical for her to develop into a stable democratic nation.
There is no shortage of recent success stories about national economies skipping the development of a large manufacturing sector and instead building a prosperous economy on a robust services industry alone. Countries like Ireland, Norway, and India have largely forgone manufacturing and instead focused their economies on services, the sector of the economy that includes things like finance, software development, design, IT, media, customer support, and other services that are increasingly becoming easier to trade in thanks to technology.
1988-ի Արցախյան շարժումը ժողովրդիս միասնական կամքի դրսեւորումն էր, երբ 70 երկար տարիներ ադրբեջանական կապաքնքներում հեծող Արցախը ազատություն էր տենչում: Շուշի բերդաքաղաքի ազատագրումն Արցախյան պայքարում բեկումնային էր. Մի իրադարձություն, որի մասին բազմիցս խոսվել ու դեռ շատ երկար կխոսվի՝ որպես հայոց պատմության փառավոր մի էջ՝ կտակված սերունդներին, հավերժությանը: Շուշիի ազատագրումը գերնպատակ էր, հանուն որի միավորվել էր զինված հայությունը:
According to the United States Constitution, the Census must count every person living in the United States every ten years. What many people don’t realize is that Census numbers are closely tied with funding and political representation.
In the Fall of 2008, a special all-day workshop for young Kurdish American activists was held at the headquarters of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) in Washington, DC. Young advocates for the Kurdish Cause from such organizations as the Kurdish American Youth Organization (KAYO), Kurdish Human Rights Watch, and the Kurdish Youth Club came from various cities across the United States for the day long advocacy training.
It has been an historical year for the United States: two frontrunners in the race to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee were a black man and a woman. Without simplifying the accomplishments of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the impact of their candidacies on the future political environment of America should not be lost on the citizens of this country. Alas, there was something else this year that had never played such an important role in a presidential election cycle: the issue of health care.
While heated debates were ongoing regarding H.Res.106 an organization calling themselves the American Business Forum in Turkey (ABFT), issued a press release announcing that it has been lobbying members of Congress to oppose the Armenian Genocide Resolution in the U.S. Congress. On its official website (www.abft.net), this organization boasted of having members and supporters among the likes of Microsoft, Oracle, Xerox, Cargill, and other major US corporations. Thus, it sought to present itself as speaking in the name of corporate America and saying to Congress that big business is opposed to passing the Genocide Resolution.