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    Law on Genocide education comes into effect in California

    When the clock struck midnight on Thursday morning, a number of the 930 bills Governor Jerry Brown signed into law went into effect across California. One of the new rules  is about Genocide education, according to the Los Angeles Times.  The law reads: Genocide lessons: State education officials must consider incorporating lessons about the Armenian genocide and other mass killings, such as…

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  • Politics

    California State Assembly recognizes Artsakh independence

    The California State Assembly, on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, passed Assembly Joint Resolution 32, with a landslide victory of 70 ayes and only 1 no vote, introduced by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), making California the most populous governmental entity to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh and calls for the United States to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a sovereign state, invoking strong language from the United…

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  • Politics

    California legislators recognize Armenian Genocide

    The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7, the Turlock Journal reports.  “99 years ago, 1.5 million men, women and children were massacred at the hands of the Ottoman, Turkish Empire. California has the great fortune of being home to many people of Armenian descent…

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  • World

    Powerful 6.9 quake strikes off California coast

    A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck late Sunday off the coast of northern California, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami threat, AFP reports. The quake struck at 0518 GMT with an epicenter located 77 kilometers (48 miles) west-northwest of the town of Ferndale and at a depth of seven kilometers (4.3…

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  • Society

    Armenian Genocide Curriculum Bill clears second hurdle in Sacramento

    Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian’s Armenian Genocide education bill overcame yet another hurdle on Thursday at the State Capitol. One week earlier, the California State Assembly’s Education Committee had passed AB 659 by a unanimous vote, at which time Assembly member Katcho Achadjian lent his support by joining Nazarian as a principal co-author of the measure, Asbarez reports. “We are very grateful…

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    California Assembly Education Panel unanimously adopts Armenian Genocide curriculum measure

    Standing strong against Armenian Genocide denial, the California State Assembly Education Committee unanimously adopted AB-659, a measure introduced by Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian which would mandate the inclusion of Armenian Genocide materials in CA state curricula and expand the use of oral testimonies in the teaching of the Armenian, Cambodian, Darfur and Rwandan Genocide and the Holocaust, the Armenian National…

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