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U.S. Rock Star Hails ‘Beautiful Revolution’ In Armenia

          U.S. Rock Star Hails ‘Beautiful Revolution’ In Armenia Serj Tankian, a prominent Armenian-American rock musician, received a hero’s welcome late on Monday after arriving in Armenia to show support for the protest movement led by Nikol Pashinian. Tankian saluted the “beautiful revolution” as he addressed thousands of mostly young people in Yerevan’s central Republic Square, the main venue of massive anti-government protests led by Pashinian. He said the movement has not only paved the way for democratic change in the country but Mehr lesen...

A revolution of values: Freedom, responsibility, and courage in the Armenian Velvet Revolution

    A revolution of values: Freedom, responsibility, and courage in the Armenian Velvet Revolution Mass protests in Armenia, which began in April and led to the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, have been dubbed a ‘Velvet Revolution’. Armine Ishkanian explains that this revolution has been rooted in the values of Armenian society and its domestic, socio-economic and political realities, rather than geopolitics or foreign relations.  In 1978 Vaclav Havel wrote The Power of the Powerless in which he argued against the communist regime, maintaining that it forced people Mehr lesen...