8th of May, 5:30 AM two neo-Nazi brothers, Ambik and Arame attacked club
"D.I.Y" in Yerevan. They broke window of the door and threw bottles
filled with flammable mixture. At first, fire brigade which arrived in
minutes claimed fire was due to a short circuit, but CCTV camera of a
shop next door fixed how a bald young man in a bomber jacket and combat
boots with white shoelaces committed the attack.
9th of May 4:30 PM two Nazis were arrested, but they were soon released
with a bail of one million dram (around 80 000 euros). Money for bail
was donated by deputies of nationalist ARF (Dashnaktsyutyun) party
(ironically, co-formed by anarchists 121 years ago), Artsvik Minasyan
and Grayr Karapetyan. Now police is ignorant towards the investigation.
A bit about the club
This article reviews Armenian history, struggles, ancient political movements and peasant rebellions since antiquity from an anarchist perspective.
As is the case with any state-controlled historical narrativizations, the history is often de-contextualised and re-contextualised, de-coded and re-coded so as to serve the interests of a particular class. What I have tried to do in this article is to subvert that process and, in effect, to deconstruct that which has been constructed as “Armenian History”.
A short article by a left communist on the threat by the Turkish government to expel Armenian migrant workers.
Turkish bourgeoisie is singing the same old jingoist songs from the mouth of Turkish PM. They threatened to expel immigrant Armenian workers. Erdoğan -the Turkish PM- in his visits to England implied to BBC that if the western states continue their recognition policy of Armenian genocide of 1915, then they might expel Armenian immigrant workers.
February and March in Armenia saw a disputed presidential election (19/2/2008) followed by eleven days of demonstrations in the capital Yerevan, broken up by tanks, police attacks and the imposition of a State of Emergency (1/3/2008).
Eight people, including a child, were killed by police and around 100 were injured including 33 police. An apparently unrelated border fire-fight on 4/3/08 in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, disputed with neighbouring state of Azerbaijan with whom Armenia is still technically at war, broke a ceasefire agreed in 1994, killing 12 Armenian conscripts.