16:00 | August 13, 2017
Putting aside the fake patriotic and nationalist platitudes, I sincerely declare that for me the Republic of Armenia is not a home, and will never be in the future, even if I live there one day.
10:19 | August 9, 2017
The vast majority of the recent emigrants have been deghatsiner (from long-established native families), not akhbarner. Most of them have left capitalist Armenia because of unemployment, poverty, and lack of opportunity, and most have settled not in the opulent West but in Russia.
21:42 | July 19, 2017
There is no reason or explanation for the cancelation. I later learnt through social media that the festival had to withdraw two films with LGBT themes due to the objection of the venue where the festival films in said section were to be screened. I have no clue as to how the issue of the two “objectionable” films evolved into canceling the entire section; a total of 37 films.
09:06 | July 17, 2017
Readers of Hetq might have noticed a recent series of articles describing the sad fate of some 90- 100,000 “repatriates” who relocated to the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States between 1946 and 1960. Hetq has published fifteen articles in this series, from 23 May to 29 June 2017.
10:37 | June 9, 2017
For years, farmers, villagers, and environmental activists have been protesting the pollution of rivers, topsoil, and aquifers by mining operations in Lori, Syunik, and other regions. Readers of Hetq are aware that the protests have been building. Mining is one of several flashpoints of environmental activism in Armenia, and the environment is one of several flashpoints in the escalating struggle against the consequences of capitalist rule in Armenia. (For a nice run-down of developments and a list of further sources, see: Dr. Armine Ishkanian, “Civil Society, Development, and Environmental Activism in Armenia,” 2013, http://eprints.lse.ac.uk.)
18:52 | June 5, 2017
While President Serzh Sargsyan recently announced that Armenia’s population must reach four million by 2040, Artak Markosian, a partner at the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs (AIISA), says that such a target will be difficult to achieve.
01:40 | May 2, 2017
Another May Day is upon us. International Workers’ Day has its origins in the U.S.A., but for more than a century American politicians have tried to rebrand the date. They proclaimed May 1 “Americanization Day,” then “Loyalty Day,” and then “Law Day.” So far their efforts have failed: for millions of American workers, and for workers in scores of other countries, too, May 1 is still International Workers’ Day, a day of working class solidarity and pride.
15:56 | April 11, 2017
Some members of Armenia’s opposition are crying foul, citing instances of vote-buying and undue influence in the April 2 National Assembly election, in which the current party of power, the Republican Party, won 49% of the 1.58 million votes cast. The allegations, of course, are not entirely without merit.
13:29 | February 24, 2017
It was part of the international Panama Papers expose; an investigation encompassing hundreds of reporters and scores of news sites delving into the unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonesca.
15:36 | February 6, 2017
After the collapse of Europe’s last empire—USSR and 25 years later from Armenia’s independency it’s still difficult to insist without ambiguity on the complete and irreversible elimination of neo-colonization risks if not for many of former soviet republics, then surely for some of them, including Armenia.
12:21 | January 20, 2017
In Armenia’s political circus, the role of Tsarukyan hasn’t changed all that much since 2004, when he founded the BHK. In all subsequent elections, Tsarukyan has buffering role for the political regime in power, guaranteeing its relatively smooth reelection and becoming its bulwark of continuity and security.
14:52 | January 12, 2017
The Co-chairs, by neglecting the causes and only looking at the effects and proposing situational solutions, are continuing their failed and dangerous tactics. In this light, they assume full responsibility for any possible future warfare and for any possible flare-up along the Line of Contact.
19:13 | December 30, 2016
The struggle of Garni residents for Azat River was one of the most important events in 2016. The two- year struggle came to a solution on May 21, 2016 when Hovik Abrahamyan, the Prime Minister of the Republic, met with the residents of Garni, who had blocked Garni-Yerevan road for saving River Azat and announced: “Kaghtsrashen Gravity Scheme is cancelled, the construction is stopped and the construction machinery is withdrawn from Azat Gorge.”
20:50 | December 20, 2016
International transport corridors play a decisive role in cooperation and development of the included states. Such corridors are development axes for certain geo-economic spaces.
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