News from Argentina:April, The Genocide and Karekin II arriving to Argentina.
Armenians of Argentina did a lot of activities for last 24th April. The main act took place in the Law University of Buenos Aires. The same old and boring type of acts. One day before the Youth Organization of the Tashnagtsutiun organized a protest in front the Turkish Ambassador's Residence. No words. I have been invited to play with my rock band there. We had a good time but i must tell that AYF of Argentina must lear how to organize things because it was a simple disaster. Anyway...
The intelectual movement was the strongest act of this 24th Apri. Why? Well, because eight books have been presented and many of them are about the Armenian Genocide. The Fourty Days of Musa Dagh now is in Spanish (new edition), all the main bookstores of Buenos Aires are selling it. Novels like ODAR, EL CINTURÓN or the Memories of Charles Diran-Tekeyan are very useful to study this issue.
What has been, is and will be a shocking movement is the book that www.GenocidioArmenio.org
presented last 26th April.
250 Pages with the newest information about the Armenian Genocide. The most important authors that study the Armenian Genocide wrote in this book. Professionals such as Richard Hovanissian, Yair Auron, Martiné Hovannesian, Ará Sarafian, Ruth Thomasian, Christina Maranci, Paul Adalian, Hélène Piralian, Claude Mutafian and Anie Kalayjian wrote richful articles, all them translated into spanish for the Latin American readers. The introduction was written by Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian, who gave a strong point of view about the present and the future about the Armenian Genocide and the action of the Diaspora.
We are delivering the book wherever we can. We want to send some of them to Armenia also. The local institutions got astonished just for one things that is particular of this book: IS FREE OF CHARGE. (something that maybe sound impossible to understand for some materialistic armenians). Armenian Teachers and high school students received it with joy. The e-mail box of www.genocidioarmenio.org is receiving e-mail everyday asking for it.
As the director of the organization I must say that nothing of this could been possible without the help of the Urartu Masonic Lodge Nª 442
April was Genocide...
May is Vehapar...haahaha, yes!
Karekin II arrived to Argentina a week ago. He first visited Brazil and Uruguay and now touched the Argentinean land.
What is very weird is that is the first time that i see such a propagandistic movement behind this visit. Buenos Aires' streets are plenty of posters of Karekin II. The newspapers and radio stations are talking also about him. Its like, armenians are doing more lobby for this that for the recognition of the genocide...
I don't know how are things doing in Armenia right now, but just think that if the political chief, Mr. Robert, and the religious chief, Mr. Karekin II, are abroad meanwhile the nation is claiming changes, something is not going well...
If you are hispanophone, take a look of an abstract of the National Geographic article
I will try to log more often.
Bachikner to all my log-partners.