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January 31, 2007
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Posted by Jen on January 31, 2007
January 19, 2007
Hrant Dink Murdered
Hrant Dink was the editor of the Armenian newspaper in Turkey. In July, was sentenced to a sixth-month suspended prison term for "insulting Turkishness" for a 2004 article he wrote about the massacre of Armenians by Turks in 1915.
He was shot today and killed by two bullets to the head while leaving his newspaper office in Istanbul.
From a1plus.am, a newspaper in Yerevan:
“I’m not a racist. I simply use the word “Genocide” which is a reality. I want my identity of an Armenian to be respected”, announced Turkish-Armenian writer and journalist Hrant Dink in a press conference in Yerevan. He had applied to the European Court of Human Rights in order restore his rights. In case the Court did not answer the letter of the editor of newspaper «Agos», he was going to leave Turkey. Alas, he did not have time for that.
Let us remind you that the Turkish authorities accused Dink of "insulting Turkishness". He denied it. «If they consider me an enemy, I cannot live in that country», said Dink on September 19, 2006, in Yerevan.
About a year ago Dink announced in the Armenian community that all the Armenians speak about the 1915 Genocide whereas the Armenians of Turkey do not even dare to pay tribute to the victims of April 24.
Hrant Dink thought that there are only two cases when Turkey can recognize the Armenian Genocide: either under the pressure of the international community or by the demand of its own people.
Posted by Jen on January 19, 2007
January 13, 2007
Times Square trailer
It's funny to finally see the trailer of a film I've seen hundreds of times. When this came out, I was 7 yrs old. By the time I was around 10, I'd seen it and wanted to live in an abandoned warehouse on the river. It also introduced me to the Ramones, Roxy Music, Patti Smith, and XTC.
Posted by Jen on January 13, 2007
January 11, 2007
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Posted by Jen on January 11, 2007
January 9, 2007
Garabedian was there and gave a talk about making the film and took questions from the crowd. The title is taken from Samantha Power's book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. Screamers are the "policy critics and whistleblowers" who speak up when genocide occurs.
This film opens in the Boston area January 26. It's not just about the Armenian Genocide, but about the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and today in Darfur. It's about how we say "Never Again", but examining how and why we don't really mean it.
The music in the film is from System of a Down--all grandchildren of genocide survivors. The members of the band are shown confronting Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, on his actively blocking a vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.316) in Congress.
It's an important film and I can't wait to see it.
Posted by Jen on January 9, 2007
January 1, 2007
I did this last year, so I figured I should again.
Last year I listed my top 7 records of 2005 -- this year I only have 6:
1. The Crane Wife - Decemberists
2. And Now That I'm In Your Shadow - Damien Jurado
3. Get Lonely - Mountain Goats
4. Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Neko Case
5. Fewer Moving Pieces - David Bazan
6. How We Operate - Gomez
A non-musical best of 2006:
Posted by Jen on January 1, 2007