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ARF-D Unveils Roadmap to Regime Change in Armenia

YEREVAN — On Oct. 23, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) unveiled a detailed plan — called a “roadmap to regime change” — saying that for Armenia to persevere and survive, fundamental changes are needed to its socio-economic, political, and governmental structures. These changes, it argued, were to ensure the pursuit of a national agenda. Speaking…

ARF-D Issues Announcement on Armenia-Turkey Protocols

On Aug. 31, protocols on the establishment and development of relations between the republics of Armenia and Turkey were officially announced. Armenia and Armenians entered a new phase, which is encumbered with numerous threats and danger. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) warned about these concerns from the onset of the political process by intermittently expressing the…

ARF-D MP Slams Government’s Anti-Crisis Policy

A senior member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) criticized the government’s economic policy on Thursday, saying that it has failed to minimize the impact of the global recession on Armenia. The criticism coincided with the release of fresh statistical data that shows a further deepening of the country’s worst economic crisis since the early…

ARF-D Organized Pan-Armenian Conference Says Karabakh Independence Non-Negotiable, Demands Yerevan Break Off Turkey Negotiations

STEPANAKERT– A two-day Pan-Armenian conference in Stepanakert, Republic of Mountainous Karabakh, organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, concluded on Saturday with a firm resolution demanding Yerevan make immediate and drastic corrections to its flawed approach to both the Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks and the ongoing negotiations to normalize relations with Turkey. The conference, held under the…

ARF-D Member Quits Armenian Security Body

Armen Rustamyan, a leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), resigned from Armenia’s National Security Council on Thursday in accordance with the party’s recent withdrawal from the governing coalition. Rustamyan served in the presidential body comprising the top state officials in his capacity as chairman of the Armenian parliament’s committee on foreign affairs. Like other…

Pamboukian Talks about ARF-D Archives

On April 7, the Hairenik Association organized a discussion with historian and former Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member Dr. Yervart Pamboukian from Lebanon. The event, held at the Homenetmen “Papken Suny” center in Watertown (MA, USA), was attended by scholars, intellectuals, and representatives from Armenian organizations and associations from the Greater Boston area and…

ARF-D Candidate Threatens Coalition Exit

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun could go as far as to pull out of Armenia’s governing coalition if the upcoming municipal elections in Yerevan are marred by “blatant” irregularities, the party’s top election candidate warned on Friday. “We would not only make a statement not recognizing the election results but take many other actions,” Artsvik Minasyan,…

There is no need for the Republic of Armenia to rush, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun finds

Yerevan, 27 August 2008, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Press Office — In response to a question from a reporter from Republic of Armenia daily, regarding Russia’s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Armen Rustamyan, Chairman of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia, stated: “It is a complicated situation for us. We respect the right to…

Hundreds gather in Glendale for Armenians and Progressive Politics

BY ALLEN YEKIKAN June 9, 2008 Historic Conference Brings Community Together to Discuss Progressive Solutions to Contemporary Issues GLENDALE–On a balmy California Friday evening, as thousands thronged to Glendale’s newest mega-shopping lifestyle outdoor mall dubbed the Americana, over 200 socially conscious intellectuals and activists gathered in the auditorium of the Public Library across the street…

“Armenians and Progressive Politics” conference held in New York

NEW YORK, NY — Scholars, writers, and activists from around the world gathered to exchange ideas at the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s third annual “Armenians and Progressive Politics” (APP) conference on May 30-31 in New York City. The meeting is designed to offer a forum for progressive activists and thinkers who tie Armenian issues to a…