Black List – Reading List for Social Change

Prepared by Jermaine McCalpin and Damion K. Blake* The list that follows is meant to provide some important texts for anyone who is interested in having a robust understanding of history, politics, philosophy. It does not claim to be authoritative or complete. Rather, it represents some helpful sources for the compilers who hope that it will be a useful in understanding the contemporary, global and American developments in light of history and its role in social and political change.

The Phobia about the Armenians in Azerbaijani kid’s Literature

Hovik Avanesov, Anjela Elibegova, Arina Grigoryan Anti-Armenian policy and military rhetoric are an inseparable part of the foreign and internal policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The mentioned policy was also reflected in the Azerbaijani kid’s literature. The research focuses on the phobia about the Armenians in children’s literary works of Azerbaijani writers and their influence on the world outlook of the youth of Azerbaijan. Based on the results of the monitoring and research carried out by the authors, a number of facts have been presented which testify the systemic nature of anti-Armenian policy implemented by Azerbaijan.

United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/speech_2/ Full document is on UN web site (PDF, 5 pages). About these UN activities since May 2019 – here (videos). Around the world, we are seeing a disturbing groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance – including rising anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred and persecution of Christians. Social media and other forms of communication are being exploited as platforms for bigotry. Neo-Nazi and white supremacy movements are on the march. Public discourse is being weaponized for political gain with incendiary rhetoric that stigmatizes and dehumanizes minorities, migrants, refugees, women and any so-called “other”.

Adama Dieng (UN) on hate speech

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/dieng_1 Adama Dieng, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide: “Words kill as surely as bullets.” Bringing a historical perspective to current trends, he examines the roots of the problem and offers potential solutions that focus on the world’s youth. Mr. Dieng was central to the development of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech, which contains ideas on how to address the root causes and drivers of hate speech and how to reduce its impact on societies.

Society of Avars of the South Caucasus: on discrimination in Azerbaijan and appeal to the public of Armenia and Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/avar_31-5-2020/ Source: article in the newspaper “Aravot” on May 31, 2020 The article is about Avars – a Northeast Caucasian native ethnic group which is predominant among several ethnic groups living in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, neighbor republic to Azerbaijan (Wikipedia). Translation in English by AGA-Tribunal.info The public non-governmental organization “Society of Avars of the South Caucasus” reported on the real situation with human rights in the Belokan region in Azerbaijan (on the border with Georgia and Dagestan), where, as it is known, Avars compactly live, accounting for approximately 74% of the population of the region, with almost […]

Czech Republic consistently condemns Armenian Genocide in Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/czech_20-5-2020/ The Senate of the Czech Republic adopted a Resolution condemning Nazi crimes against humanity and the Armenian Genocide, Katerina Eispurwit, May 20, 2020 The Senate of the Czech Republic adopted a Resolution condemning the crimes of the Nazis against humanity and the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire.

On the need to accept one general concept on the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and compensation for damage

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/wa_24-4-2020_hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa_24-4-2020/ Address by the Chairman of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Western Armenia Source – Parliament website (non official translation in English) By the 105th anniversary of the memory and commemoration of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, we showed our omissions in the issue of recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and compensation for damage for it. Up to this day, pan-Turkism has not been condemned as a theory of xenophobia, intolerance and racism, there is no general point of view on the full period of the Armenian Genocide, two sides […]

Maragha Genocide as a Continuation of Azerbaijan’s Genocidal Policy

Azerbaijani military aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has a tragic history challenging human imagination, Maragha genocide stands out against this appalling background (Maragha is referred to as a Soviete village of Leninavan – two merged villages of Maraghi and Margushevan of the NKR Mardakert region, on the border with Mirbashir district (Terter  district), near the Azerbaijani city of Mir-Bashir (Terter). According to the last census conducted of 1989, the village had a population of 4,660.  The village was shelled on 5 a.m. of  April 10, 1992 that was no more intense than previously. The shelling intensified at midday by regular Azerbaijani […]

About the next crime of the genocide committed by Azerbaijan in April 2016

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa_3-4-2016/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/wa_3-4-2016_hy/ in French – here In early April 2016, Azerbaijan carried out another crime of genocide – large-scale military genocidal aggression against the Republic of Artsakh. The Parliament of the Republic of Western Armenia that days immediately issued an open condemning Appeal. Below is the text of this Appeal of April 3, 2016. Appeal of the Parliament of Western Armenia to the Parliaments of the Member States of the UN Security Council (In connection with the aggression of Azerbaijan against the Republic of Artsakh)

Alexandr Manasyan. Azerbaijan: history of the disease or external factors in the formation of the genocidal political culture of Caucasian Turks

in Russian (full article) – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/manasyan_20-3-2020/ Annotation The author points to the responsibility of world power centers for multiple genocide acts committed by Azerbaijan during a century. The historical facts by itself shows even to blind an absolutely predictability of the future genocide attempts and crimes that can be realized by this country.

About the International Public Tribunal for the Crimes of Azerbaijan

հայերեն / in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/tribunal_about_hy/ на русском – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/tribunal_about/ The International public Tribunal for the crimes of Azerbaijan is to unite the efforts of various professional organizations to identify, expose, condemn, combat, prevent and punish genocide and the criminal policy of Azerbaijan. It was initiated on March 25, 2020 by the participants of the online forum “Against Crimes of Azerbaijan” – a preliminary event before the International scientific and practical Conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian population of Shushi (Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic, NKR)) was planned in city Shushi (Republic of Artsakh (NKR)) “Genocidal behavior of Azerbaijan: […]

MECHANISMS FOR COUNTERING THE GENOCIDAL POLICY OF AZERBAIJAN AND ANTI-ARMENIAN FASCISM

Abstracts Nazism and racism are the main pillars on which the artificial Azerbaijan state was formed in 1918, which is a Pan-Turkish project. The current military-political leadership of Azerbaijan, remaining faithful to its style, continues to make Nazi ideology an integral part of domestic and foreign policy. which in different periods had different forms; – Before Azerbaijan acquired statehood, it manifested itself in opposition to the Muslim population, which formed the identity of the Caucasian Tatars around the idea of “Azerbaijanism”. -1918-1920 Pogroms of Armenians in Azerbaijan and Artsakh. The attempt was to bring the Armenian element out of the […]

Anti-Armenian policy, crimes and pogroms by Azerbaijan were throughout the 20th century

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/baku_13-1-2020/ More detailed in Armenian (հայերեն) – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/baku_13-1-2020_hy/ (Text was provided by the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia in Sankt Petersburg, Russia) None of the perpetrators and organizers of three Armenian pogroms in Baku in early and late 20th century was duly punished. Contemporary Azerbaijan is notorious for flourishing Armenophobia, distorting history of Baku, thus erasing the memory of the Armenian creative role and constructive contribution in the development of Baku.

Professor Eduard Markaryan on the Armenian Genocide in Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/markaryan_2/ Below are quotes from the book of the outstanding world-famous scientist Eduard Sarkisovich Markaryan (1929-2011) “Global Aspects of the Armenian Genocide. Experience of Sociocultural Analysis”, 2005. Translation is made by “AGA-Tribunal.info”.

About genocidal policy and crimes of Azerbaijan in the Statement addressed to UN

(in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa_7-8-2019_/) On August 7, 2019, the Republic of Western Armenia sent a large and unprecedented Statement to the UN “On the demarcation of the border between the state of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan”. In particular, it contained information on the genocidal crimes by Azerbaijan against the Armenian people. Below are some fragments from the Appeal.

Levon Melik Shakhnazaryan. On war and victory

(In Russian with details and links to the texts – https://aga-tribunal.info/o_voyne/) This is my article from October 17, 2015.   NEW BOOK BY LEVON MELIK-SHAKHNAZARYAN   Two months ago (August 11, 2015) passed away Levon Melik-Shakhnazaryan. He was a first FM of Artsakh Republic. http://asbarez.com/138585/karabakhs-first-foreign-minister-levon-melik-shahnazaryan-dies/ Some of his articles has been translated into English – google them. His long time friend Prof. Garnik Asatryan wrote recently about him as a founder of Armenian military journalism. A new book in Russian in 2 volumes has been published with some 250 articles by Levon Melik-Shakhnazaryan, written in last years. Few pics of book […]

FROM RECOGNITION TO REPARATION

ՀԱՅՈՑ ՑԵՂԱՍՊԱՆՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ-100. ՃԱՆԱՉՈՒՄԻՑ` ՀԱՏՈՒՑՈՒՄ ՄԻՋԱԶԳԱՅԻՆ ԳԻՏԱԺՈՂՈՎ 15-16 ՀՈԿՏԵՄԲԵՐԻ, 2015 ԶԵԿՈՒՑՈՒՄՆԵՐԻ ԴՐՈՒՅԹՆԵՐ ГЕНОЦИД АРМЯН-100. ОТ ПРИЗНАНИЯ ДО КОМПЕНСАЦИИ МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ 15-16 ОКТЯБРЯ, 2015 ТЕЗИСЫ ДОКЛАДОВ ARMENIAN GENOCIDE-100. FROM RECOGNITION TO REPARATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 15-16 OCTOBER, 2015 ABSTRACTS тираж 250 экз. 400 стр. text | текст | տեքստ — http://www.orient.sci.am/files/publications/20151102_153932_am_1-400.pdf  

Statement of the Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian Organizations on the 30th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Sumgait

At the end of February 2018, the 30th anniversary of the bloody events in the Azerbaijani city of Sumgait is marked. Since then, the word “Sumgait” has become an appellative word. It became synonymous with barbarism and obscurantism. That days, under the direct leadership of the Azerbaijani authorities, with the criminal connivance of the party and Soviet authorities in Moscow, was committed the first in the USSR monstrous on cruelty and mass crime on the basis of ethnic hatred.