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FEBRUARY JUSTICE February has a special symbolism for Armenian reality. The dispersing of the February revolt of 1921 is followed by the wakening of the Karabagh movement in 1988. In both cases Armenians revolted against injustice. The hope for and belief in justice is the last harbor that cannot be neglected.
Armenians, being deprived of statehood for centuries, dreamt of having a national authority - picturing in it - the guarantee for their rights and freedom. They have been ready for any hardship on this way. However, the self-restraint and the ability to stand up to hardships acquires meaning only when the state and authorities turn this national attitude into a political route, raising the overall state-nation potential, turning it into a will, aimed at general well-being.
Today, like never before, we need social tolerance and unity. The world is changing every day. We face new issues and challenges every day, which we can solve only in case we preserve the ability to maintain our statehood and mast our destiny. Today’s challenges concern everyone, starting with authorities to regular citizens. Thus, each of us should try to contribute to their solution.
The meaning of statehood is measured by the criteria of raising the people’s standard of living and security. And each of us should account for his/her contribution to this cause before giving characteristics to the current situation. All this becomes meaningful only by social justice. This justice must prevail in political, economic, legal and social fields.

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[] Turkish author Orhan Pamouk acknowledged that more than one million Armenians and 30 thousand Kurds were massacred by the Ottomans at the turn of the century, statements that created a huge uproar in the Turkish political circles and the media.
[] Chief coach of Armenian Mika FC Suren Barseghian has signed a three-year contract with Lebanese Ahd FC, which is now in the third position of Lebanese national championship.
[] K-Telecom has bought equipment worth 100 million euros. In November 2004, the Armenian government awarded a license to K-Telecom to become the country's second mobile operator after ArmenTel.
[] In 2004 births in Armenia totalled 37,526 against 35,793 in 2003, with the birth-rate coefficient totalling 11.7 per thousand in 2004, against 11.1 per thousand in 2003.
[] Two disabled athletes of the Pyunik Armenian Association for the Disabled will compete in the 20th Los Angeles City Marathon on Sunday, March 6, 2005.
[] The Government of Armenia announced this week it is going to open the first ever shelter for homeless, where social and psychological assistance will be offered. This winter more than 30 homeless died from cold and hunger in Yerevan streets.
[] At least 15 people were injured and 20 others detained in Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey after police clashed with protesters on the anniversary of a Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan's arrest.
[] Armenian-Greek classical guitarist Iakovos Kolanian will make his North American debut with a performance at California State University, Fresno on Saturday, March 5, 2005.
[] The Republican Turkish Party of Mehmet Ali Talat is the winner of Sunday’s “parliamentary elections” in the Turkish occupied northern part of Cyprus, increasing its strength to 44.45 percent and its ‘deputies’ in the 50-seat “parliament’ from 19 to 25.
[] On Tuesday (yesterday) afternoon, US President George Bush, prior to his meeting with European Commission President Jose Barroso, met with the 25 heads of EU member states, including President Tassos Papadopoulos.
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Lecture series dedicated to clergymen that were killed in the Armenian Genocide of 1915 will continue every Wednesday after Hsgoum throughout Medz Bak with the following schedule.
* Wednesday 23 February 2005 - Ardavast Dz.Vart.Kalemderian (1876 - 1915) is presented by Momik Kahanah Habeshian
* Wednesday 2 March 2005 - Souren Dz.Vart.Kalemian (1884 - 1915) is presented
by Dr.Antranik Ashdjian
* Wednesday 9 March 2005 - Nerses Yebisgobos Tanielian (1868 - 1915) is presented
by Anahid Eskidjian
* Wednesday 16 March 2005 - Shavarsh Dz.Vart.Sahagian (1881 - 1915) is presented by Elsy Utudjian
Annual Traditional Michink Dinner at AYMA organised by The Armenian Relief Society "Sosse" Cyprus Chapter on Wednesday March 2, 2005 at 8:30 pm at AYMA.
Tsunami Relief Aid Concert March 2, 2005 at 7:30 p.m., MEI Auditorium, organised by the AGBU Melkonian Educational Institute with the participation of Melkonian Students.
Two Day celebrations in Cyprus for the 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Cilician Seminary and the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia. Main event on Saturday March 5, 2005 at 8:00 pm at the Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church in Nicosia where Shnorhali Choir from Beirut under Der Bartev Vartabed Guelimian will perform. Speakers at the same event: His Holiness Catholicos Aram I. Sebouh Tavitian and Vartan Tashdjian.
Holy Mass on Sunday March 6, 2005. Karoz by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I followed by a Luncheon at Makedonitissa Palace at 1:00 pm organised by the Temagan and Varchakan Joghov.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of martyrdom of ARF Dashnaktsoutiun founder Christapor Mikelian the following commemorative events have been planned: Symposium at 10 & 11 March, with the participation of various political figures and academics in Sofia. Pilgrimage to Christapor Mikaelian's grave at Sophia Cemetery on March 11. All wishing to take part in the pilgrimage, should contact ARF Dashnaktsoutiun Cyprus.
Armenian Cultural Event – Dance & Poetry April 8, 2005 at 7:30 p.m., MEI Auditorium. Organised by the AGBU – Melkonian Educational Institute with the participation of Melkonian Students.
The "Sipan" Dance Group of Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association of Cyprus will be presenting the Musical Performance of Toumanyian "Famous Children's Stories" on Sunday April 10, 2005 at 8:30 pm at PASIDY Auditorium.
The "Timag" Theater Company of Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association of Cyprus is getting ready for its annual performance which will take place on Saturday May 7, 2005 at 8:30 pm
Armenian musical duo of Jean Davidian and Marie Louise Kouyoumdjian perform at Champs every Friday at 9:30 pm. Reservations on 22 873888.
Arevakal and Hsgoum ceremonies begin from Wednesday 9 February, 2005 as follows: Every Wednesday and Friday - Arevakal 7:40 am and Hsgoum at 6:00 pm
Opening of Painting Exhibition of Armenian Cypriot Artists, organised by The Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association Cyprus Chapter at The Utudjian Hall of The Armenian Prelature, on Friday 18 March, 2005 at 7:30 pm. The Exhibition will remain open until the 20th of March, 2005.

Commemoration of Armenian Genocide – 90th Anniversary April 20, 2005 at 7:30 p.m., MEI Auditorium. Organised by the AGBU – Melkonian Educational Institute with the participation of Melkonian Students.
Lecture by Peter Balakian on Friday May 20, 2005 organised by The Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association Cyprus Chapter. Details to follow.
Cyprus Dart Championships. AYMA/HMEM is participating in the Cyprus Dart League with home matches being played every other Thursday at AYMA.
AYF Badanegan Mioutian get-togethers take place on Saturday at 3:30 pm at AYMA. Contact Vartoog Karageulian on 24-659245.
Practices of the "Sipan" Dance Group of Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association of Cyprus for the Musical Performance of Toumanyian "Famous Children's Stories" take place as follows: Every Friday and Sunday at 5:30 pm and every Saturday at 4:30 pm
AYMA/HMEM Chicco Football practices take place every Friday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm for children starting from the age of 7. Contact Krikor Mahdessian on 99650897.
AYMA/HMEM Table Tennis practices take place every Saturday from 5:30 pm under the guidance of ex-Cyprus Champion Sirvart Costanian. Classes for all ages.
AYF meetings every Wednesday at 9:00 pm at AYMA.
AYMA/HMEM Football team practices are now taking place every Tuesday at 9:00 pm and every Thursday at 7:30 pm.
For more details of the next Bible Study Class organised by the Armenian Prelature at the Vahram Utudjian Hall of The Armenian Prelature call Father Momik Habeshian direct on 99 307966 or at the Prelature Office on 22 493560 email
Armenian Radio Hour on The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation via real audio on . Broadcast 17:00-18:00 local Cyprus time (14:00-15:00 GMT)
The Armenian Prelature announces that the next permit for the Armenian Cemetery visitation at Ayios Dhometios on the Green line, is on Sunday February 27
Every Wednesday from 7-8 pm (Cyprus time + 2 GMT) on CyBC's Trito, Puzant Nadjarian presents the "History of the Blue". Internet edition on

CAIA is proud to announce a book event for "My Brother's Road" the long-awaited biography of Armenian national hero Monte "Avo" Melkonian 2:00 pm Sunday February 27, at: Monte Melkonian Hall, Hayashen 105a Mill Hill Road - Acton London W3 8JF. The author, Markar Melkonian, will read from the book and sign copies. Refreshments available.


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