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October 30, 2013
A Newport Beach-based nonprofit is holding a fundraiser Sunday to benefit an East African refugee recovery program. Living Ubuntu's goal is to focus on mind-body issues, including the effects of stress and trauma. "Eyewitness to Genocide: The Journey of Carl Wilkens — An Event to Highlight Trauma, Refugees and Recovery" takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. Wilkens is an American who witnessed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which led to 500,000 to 1 million deaths in about 100 days.
LOCAL
By BridgetteCitizen Correspondent | April 2, 2009
 Not many people do not know that five genocides, resulting in more than 15 million deaths, have anniversaries in April: Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia, the Holocaust, and Armenia. Sadly, April also marks the anniversary of the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, now in its seventh year.   Thus far, in Darfur, over 400,000 innocent civilians have been killed and more than three million people have been displaced. Since the Sudanese government expelled 16 humanitarian aid agencies nearly a month ago, millions of people (mostly women and children)
NEWS
August 18, 2007
Locals concerned about the genocide in Darfur want their members of Congress to know how they feel — so they decided to spell it out. About 60 people with the Orange County for Darfur organization met Friday at Inspiration Point in Corona del Mar to spell the word "Enough!" for their latest campaign. "We're going to print it on a postcard with a message about Darfur," said Barbara English, who heads the recently formed group. The goal is to print 3,000 postcards and mail them to Orange County's federal representatives, signed by constituents.
NEWS
May 10, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- Martin H. Millard, after Councilman Chris Steel, could well be the most vocal advocate for improvement on the city's Westside. Millard speaks his mind at nearly every City Council meeting, contributes at least a dozen e-mails to the Citizens for the Improvement of Costa Mesa e-mail group each week and regularly sends letters to the Daily Pilot editor. While Millard does not belong to the Citizens for the Improvement of Costa Mesa, he does wield considerable clout among members of that group, which has claimed responsibilityfor getting Steel elected in November.
NEWS
October 11, 2007
A House committee approved a bill Wednesday recognizing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as genocide. Turkish officials warn the U.S. that if Congress approves this resolution, Turkey may cut logistic support for U.S. troops in Iraq. Where do you stand on this resolution and why?   Clearly a huge number of innocent Armenian civilians were slaughtered in the final days of the Ottoman Empire. That should be admitted, and that chapter should be closed.
NEWS
September 3, 2008
The presidential race this year is as tight as any election in memory, but one thing is for sure: Whoever moves into the White House in January, he’ll be getting a stern message from Orange County for Darfur. The grassroots group, dedicated to raising awareness about the ongoing crisis in Sudan, plans to stage a photo shoot Saturday morning on the beach in Corona del Mar. Organizer Barbara English has asked that at least 100 residents gather on the sand wearing dark clothes and spell out the words “End Genocide Now!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Natalie Basmaciyan | January 15, 2014
California is home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the world, from the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley to Southern California. The Armenian Genocide and subsequent diaspora affect the community's sense of identity and perseverance to this day, since these tumultuous events are still recent history to many Armenians. Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as the state religion, with the Armenian Apostolic Church serving as the religious and cultural focus of the people.
NEWS
September 13, 2008
The photograph of people arranging themselves on the sand at Corona del Mar Beach spelling out ?End Genocide Now? is a masterpiece of visual graphics, (?A letter among many,? Sept. 7) The Muslim leaders in far off Sudan, where genocide is going on, even with Islamic law, can?t suppress the black rebels. Closer to home, for our local paper, we could have people arranging themselves to spell out ?Open El Toro International Airport Now.? Irvine is in a quandary as to what to do with its badly polluted Great Park which may take 1,000 years to clean up. The best option for Irvine right now is to open the airport and use the income to clean up the mess the Navy left behind.
NEWS
April 8, 2000
Sherilyn F. Schneekluth In his work as a genocide investigator for the United Nations, Gary Haugen has seen some of the greatest atrocities against the people of India, Rwanda and other places where human rights are violated on a daily basis. But, Haugen says, a strong faith in God can provide hope and courage and help find a peaceful solution to these and other cruel acts against humanity. Haugen also directed the U.N. genocide investigation in Rwanda and worked in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department.
NEWS
November 24, 2006
  EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are comments that include the best of readers' online feedback to stories. To respond on the Pilot's website, go to www.dailypilot.com , click on any story and scroll to the bottom to find the comments field.     RESPONDING TO THE STORY "OCC STUDENTS VOTE TO REINSTATE PLEDGE," NOV. 20 George Amberson wrote on Nov. 21 at 3:33 p.m.: The American Flag Does NOT mean Genocide. In World War II, millions of Americans fought AGAINST Genocide under that flag!
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By Michael Miller | March 26, 2014
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually about their reactions to Hitler coming to power. I thought of that museum display when I had lunch last week with Barbara English at Native Foods in Costa Mesa. I don't believe genocide will come to America any time soon. But this cafe couldn't have been too different from ones in Rwanda, Cambodia and elsewhere - and as for it being a sunny spring day, consider that the genocide in those countries, as well as Armenia, Sudan and Bosnia, all started in April.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Natalie Basmaciyan | January 15, 2014
California is home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the world, from the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley to Southern California. The Armenian Genocide and subsequent diaspora affect the community's sense of identity and perseverance to this day, since these tumultuous events are still recent history to many Armenians. Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as the state religion, with the Armenian Apostolic Church serving as the religious and cultural focus of the people.
NEWS
October 30, 2013
A Newport Beach-based nonprofit is holding a fundraiser Sunday to benefit an East African refugee recovery program. Living Ubuntu's goal is to focus on mind-body issues, including the effects of stress and trauma. "Eyewitness to Genocide: The Journey of Carl Wilkens — An Event to Highlight Trauma, Refugees and Recovery" takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach. Wilkens is an American who witnessed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which led to 500,000 to 1 million deaths in about 100 days.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | June 9, 2012
A group of students set out to understand the deep-rooted tension between Armenians and Turks in the wake of the continuing disputes over the 1915 Armenian genocide. After spending 10 days traveling around the two countries, talking to politicians, journalists, academics and nongovernmental agencies, UC Irvine senior Yolanda Espiritu saw just how many roadblocks the two countries face at the state level. But she also saw cooperation at the community level. "It's just a positive example that Turks and Armenians can live together and work together," Espiritu said.
NEWS
David C. Henley, Special to the Daily Pilot | November 8, 2010
Editor's note: This corrects the caption of the photo of David C. Henley in front of Tuol Sleng Prison. Editor's note: The following article is a first-person account of a visit to the former Tuol Sleng Prison in Cambodia by David C. Henley, a Newport Beach resident . Henley is a former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor and Knight-Ridder Newspapers. He and his wife returned home Saturday from a trip to Cambodia, Vietnam and Taiwan.
LOCAL
By BridgetteCitizen Correspondent | April 2, 2009
 Not many people do not know that five genocides, resulting in more than 15 million deaths, have anniversaries in April: Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia, the Holocaust, and Armenia. Sadly, April also marks the anniversary of the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, now in its seventh year.   Thus far, in Darfur, over 400,000 innocent civilians have been killed and more than three million people have been displaced. Since the Sudanese government expelled 16 humanitarian aid agencies nearly a month ago, millions of people (mostly women and children)
NEWS
September 13, 2008
The photograph of people arranging themselves on the sand at Corona del Mar Beach spelling out ?End Genocide Now? is a masterpiece of visual graphics, (?A letter among many,? Sept. 7) The Muslim leaders in far off Sudan, where genocide is going on, even with Islamic law, can?t suppress the black rebels. Closer to home, for our local paper, we could have people arranging themselves to spell out ?Open El Toro International Airport Now.? Irvine is in a quandary as to what to do with its badly polluted Great Park which may take 1,000 years to clean up. The best option for Irvine right now is to open the airport and use the income to clean up the mess the Navy left behind.
NEWS
September 3, 2008
The presidential race this year is as tight as any election in memory, but one thing is for sure: Whoever moves into the White House in January, he’ll be getting a stern message from Orange County for Darfur. The grassroots group, dedicated to raising awareness about the ongoing crisis in Sudan, plans to stage a photo shoot Saturday morning on the beach in Corona del Mar. Organizer Barbara English has asked that at least 100 residents gather on the sand wearing dark clothes and spell out the words “End Genocide Now!
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By Daniel Tedford | April 21, 2008
The Rev. Fr. Moushegh Tashjian, the pastor at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, has been waiting a long time for the U.S. government to give him what he wants. Tashjian’s father was orphaned when Tashjian’s grandmother was killed during the Armenian Genocide, which began April 24, 1915. And since he first learned of the tragedy he has wanted justice from the U.S. government — something he thinks is found in the simple acknowledgment of what took place early in the 20th century.
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