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April 24, 2013
Each year Armenians worldwide commemorate the murder of 1.5 million of their ancestors by what was then the Ottoman Empire in the time around World War I. Each year, the United States government - fearing the backlash of Turkish rulers - fails to officially recognize this atrocity as a genocide.            Sadly, this marks the 98 th  year of this reticence, an enduring mark of shame upon our national government. My colleague, City Editor Mark Kellam reported that Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)
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NEWS
April 24, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), lead sponsor of the Armenian genocide resolution in Congress, delivered his remarks in Armenian on the House floor Wednesday as he honored the 1.5 million Armenians who were massacred in 1915 at the hands of Ottoman Turks. His remarks come the same day that President Obama once again did not use the word “genocide” in his annual statement about the tragic event. According to his office, in his Armenian address, Schiff said: “I speak to you from the floor of the House of Representatives in the language of your grandparents and your great-grandparents - the language they used to speak of their hopes, their dreams, their lives and their loves in the years before 1915...I speak to you in the language of sons who watched their fathers murdered.” On the 98th anniversary of the genocide, Schiff pointed out that not only were Armenians murdered, Armenian women were raped by the thousands.
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April 23, 2013
Glendale Community College students were given a white board, pen and a chance to send President Obama a message.  In one photo, Glendale locals answered one question: Why should the president officially recognize the Armenian genocide? Lori Boghigian, 19, answered that “accepting [genocide] today will avoid future genocides.” “If he believes in human rights, then he must recognize [the] Armenian genocide,” Hambarsom Balian said.  Glendale New-Press asks : Do you think President Barack Obama should recognize the Armenian genocide?
NEWS
April 20, 2013
Several events commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian genocide will be held in Glendale over the next several days. The genocide resulted in the murder of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks from 1915 to 1918. The main local event of the week will be a city-sponsored Armenian genocide commemoration ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. The 90-minute event will feature several traditional Armenian dance and musical performances by local students.
NEWS
April 19, 2013
It was a week Zareh Sinanyan will never forget. The man who left the Soviet Republic of Armenia as a 14-year-old a quarter century ago took his seat as a Glendale City Councilman on Monday, faced harsh criticism from residents during public comment on Tuesday over hateful comments he posted on the Internet several years ago, attended several community events in his official capacity and then sat down to clear the air. "I engaged people in conversation...
NEWS
April 17, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday once again called on President Obama to officially recognize the Armenian genocide of 1915 - a request that for years has gone unfulfilled amid political pressure from a key NATO ally, Turkey.  The genocide of 1915 to 1918 claimed the lives of roughly 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, which became the modern republic of Turkey. Modern day Turkey disputes that genocide took place, claiming the victims were killed during the violent chaos of World War I and its aftermath.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 12, 2013
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the federal court system has jurisdiction to hold Turkish banks accountable for seizing land from Armenians during the Armenian Genocide. This ruling was attached to judge Dolly M. Gee's dismissal of a lawsuit brought against the Central Bank of Turkey and T.C. Ziraat Bankasi, which is a Turkish agricultural bank, as well as the Republic of Turkey seeking roughly $65 million in damages. Rajika Shah, one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs, said that despite the dismissal, the judge's ruling handed down late last month was important because it established that if a government takes its own citizens' property during human-rights violations, it isn't immune from being sued in the U.S. courts.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 21, 2013
At the first Glendale Unified school board election forum of the season Wednesday night, candidates discussed districtwide diversity, language programs and commemorating the Armenian genocide. About 20 people attended the event hosted and televised by the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee. All candidates said they supported making April 24 - the day commemorating the Armenian genocide - a non-instructional day, effectively giving students the day off while district staff and teachers work on professional development and other matters.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 8, 2012
A U.S. District Court judge ruled this week that an accounting firm can halt what so far have been unsuccessful efforts to contact 16 descendants of Armenian Genocide victims who are due payouts from an insurance fund. Judge Christina Snyder said the numerous attempts by Holthouse, Carlin, and Van Trigt to reach out to the final batch of 159 claimants had been sufficient. There is less than $500,000 left in the settlement account, according to the latest status report filed in court.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | November 3, 2012
More than $1.6 million has been paid out from a compensation fund for descents of Armenian Genocide victims, according to a status report filed in a lengthy lawsuit in U.S. District Court. However, four of the 32 claimants who haven't been paid have died and attorneys are seeking direction from U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder about whether their families - who have verified their lineage to the descendants - should be paid the funds instead. Snyder is also being asked to order banks that handled past transactions from the Axa S.A. insurance settlement fund to check various forms to see if any fraudulent transactions have occurred.
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