January 18, 2023

A second genocide of Armenians is happening. Will the US government put an end to it?

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by Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

Every year in April Armenians around the world gather to remember the 1.5 million men, women and children who perished in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

Here, in Fresno, hand-in-hand with non-Armenians, community members gather at City Hall for a flag raising homage, or at Fresno State for a memorial service. Making statements like “Never Again,” those in attendance try to share the pain of this unimaginable loss. It seems like the Genocide was so long ago. In fact, this year it will be the 108th anniversary of April 24, 1915, the date attributed to the Genocide. Even though that single dark date is often referred to the Genocide, the killings began much earlier and in a systematic process. Today, there are many people who think it continues.

On Dec. 12, “Azerbaijani activists” backed by the Ilham Aliyev regime of Azerbaijan blocked the Lachin Corridor, the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh to Armenia…