Paris, 21 April 2016
Here is the call published by Charjoum-Movement, on the occasion of the commemorations of the Armenian Genocide of 2016.
Charjoum is a new movement made up of activists who want to promote a new approach to the Armenian cause, supporting the Armenian struggle for emancipation.
Charjoum movement means in Armenian, and his goal is to move the lines.
Charjoum is not an additional or a combination of more chapel. This movement wants to defend the interests of Armenians with freedom of thought and in a participatory form. It is also in favor of a cultural approach, political and social struggles of the Armenian people.
Charjoum is an independent movement of the political parties, but it will support initiatives and associations that fight for the rights of Armenians and peoples, for the conquest of freedoms, the affirmation of human dignity, for equality and justice.
Here is the website of the movement: http://www.charjoum.org/
We invite you to follow us on Twitter (@Charjoum) and Facebook (Charjoum movement):
https://www.facebook.com/Charjoum-le-mouvement-167478733646233/? fref = ts
Charjoum – The Movement
The centennial year is officially over. During this time of commemoration, the structures of Armenian communities worldwide, various associations, churches and some public institutions have honored the victims of the 1915 genocide and their descendants. The Armenian and Armenians of Diaspora we are, and without claiming to be representative of all we nevertheless remain interrogative on the overall project of this tangle of commemorations.
For indeed, it is symbolically important to honor our dead. But these deaths, as the harm caused by the genocide against the Armenian people not only fall under the symbol or the past. For proof, the nationalism of the Turkish and Azerbaijani states have lost nothing of their death designs against our people.
Armenian associations have conducted considerable work that is not for us here underestimate or question. But in a more global thinking, we believe that the Armenian people can not build sustainable if it comes out of the celebration process of suffering and sorrow.
It appears essential to us to take a deep reflection on the future of our post genocide claims. This reflection should be open and democratic; it can not be confined to the circle of community structures in loss of representativeness. For us, Armenian and Armenians committed and concerned about the future of our people, it seems that the only memory can be a real project up to the challenges of the Armenian people. Our memory must move past in the present to take lessons and augur a different future.
That’s a different future that we are calling for, with all the required determination and hope when it comes to the future of a people, so weakened by the crimes but also the domination or indifference of the powerful. Think the future is our responsibility to all.
For our part, we envision a future of struggle for our people, who 101 years after the crime, stopped crying. This struggle is that of all the peoples, groups, individuals against principalities imposed on us, be they military, physical, or intellectual.
Fighting is first to assert his rights, claiming its freedom to determine its future and to present to the world as an upright people, who does not want to be chained by suffering or threats from neighboring states. Our rights are for all people and we naturally demand justice consecutively to genocide. This justice is not a mere acknowledgment of the past and must repair all the damage suffered by the Armenian people. But it would be fragmented and sterile if it only concerned our relationship with the Turkish state. Justice, we also demand within our people. Thus, we stand in solidarity with our sisters and of Armenia and Artsakh brothers who struggle daily to defend their land, but also to improve their living conditions, against the corruption of their leaders that stifle reconstruction a people who finally saw freedom, for equality between all citizens and citizens and the establishment of genuine democracy.
Finally, we call on all those and all those who are weary of inaction, all those and all those who wish to fight peacefully, to appear in street processions of 24 April 2016 and can bloom wherever the debate on new claims .
We have finished crying. Long live the Armenian people in struggle! www.charjoum.org
Thursday, April 21, 2016,
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