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Opinion Neoliberalism – A Not So New Idea

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,

Opinion May Days to Come: Fighting for Workers’ Power in Armenia

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.

Opinion  Two-Year Struggle of Garni Residents in Armenia Leads to Success

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and announced: “Kaghtsrashen Gravity Scheme is cancelled, the construction is stopped and the construction machinery is withdrawn from Azat Gorge.”

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