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“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…

ARF-D Candidate Laments “Artificial” Voter Choice

The candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun complained on Monday that many Armenians view the upcoming presidential election as a two-horse race between their current and former leaders and could ignore other candidates opposed to both rival camps. “The people are faced with an artificial choice,” Vahan Hovhannesyan said during a campaign trip to the…

ARF-D Candidate Still Hopeful About Opposition Support

Vahan Hovhannesyan, the presidential candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, said on Monday that he still hopes to win the backing of two prominent opposition leaders for the February 19 election. In an interview with RFE/RL Armenian Service, Hovhannesyan also stood by his view that none of the nine presidential hopefuls, including Prime Minister Serzh…

ARF-D Candidate Deplores Election Fraud

The presidential candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun questioned the legitimacy of Armenia’s leadership and pledged to end the country’s culture of electoral fraud as he campaigned in the southern Armavir region on Tuesday. Addressing a small crowd that gathered in the eponymous regional capital, deputy parliament speaker Vahan Hovhannesyan explained why he thinks the…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun signs cooperation agreement with new ruling coalition

YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation on June 6, 2007, entered into an unprecedented cooperation agreement with the new ruling coalition of the Republican Party and Prosperous Armenia Party. This agreement entails that the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun will introduce its own candidate for the 2008 presidential race, will fill two ministerial positions, one regional governor post and…

Argentina conference focuses on “Armenians and Progressive Politics”

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Progressive activists and intellectuals from North and South America gathered here on June 1-2 for a conference titled “Armenians and Progressive Politics in the 21st Century.” Organized by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun’s Armenia Cultural Association, the conference sought to build on the enthusiastic discussions generated by last year’s “Armenians and the Left” project…

DECLARATION on the Developments in the Middle East

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation has been following the developments of the last three weeks in the Middle East with grave concern, and condemns the Israeli bombing of Lebanon’s vital infrastructures and people, the most heinous of which was the bombing of a shelter in Qana. The ARF also is disappointed in the international community, especially…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun hosts “Armenians and the Left” conference

NEW YORK–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun concluded a weekend-long conference entitled Armenians and the Left on April 9th, when featured speakers Robert Fisk and Noam Chomsky spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in front of a crowd of 750 about War, Geopolitics and History: Conflict in the Middle East. During his lecture, Fisk explained why…

ARF-D Press Service Issues a Statement Regarding Georgian Official’s Comments

YEREVAN (ARF-D Press Service, 18 March 2005) – In the March 14 issue of the Georgian newspaper “Rao-Rao” an interview is published with Georgi Gachechiladze, advisor to the Georgian president on international issues; we state the following regarding his comments: 1. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation has never sought and does not seek “Georgia’s destruction through…