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 Mehr lesen...

Pashinian Elected Armenian PM

          Pashinian Elected Armenian PM The Armenian parliament voted to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinian prime minister on Tuesday nearly one month after he launched sustained anti-government protests that led to resignation of Armenia’s longtime leader, Serzh Sarkisian. Pashinian was backed by 59 of the 105 members of the National Assembly. They included 13 lawmakers representing Sarkisian’s Republican Party of Armenia (HHK). Forty-two other HHK deputies voted against him. The HHK’s parliamentary leader, Vahram Baghdasarian, 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 Mehr lesen...

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