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London Mayor, Ken Livingstone on the Armenian Genocide - 28 January 2005

Yesterday, as part of the weekly BBC1 television programme 'Question Time' (10:35 pm-11:35 pm), David Dimbleby as Chair of the programme invited a studio audience in Croydon to put their questions to a panel that also comprised the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

During a discussion of the Jewish Holocaust, Mayor Ken Livingston addressed the issue of the importance of history and declared how Hitler, embarking upon the Holocaust, had stated, "Who now remembers the Armenians". The Mayor also added that Armenians were victims of the 20th Century's first genocide.

CRAG will make the necessary contacts, but for those who watched the programme, you can also respond to the Audience question of the programme: 'What are the lessons for us when we remember Auschwitz?' by writing to the BBC. Simply log on the BBC web-link and take it from there:

Write to Mayor Ken Livingstone

CRAG urges that all Armenians of the UK (and particularly those from London, seat of the Greater London Council) to send the Mayor an e-mail message or letter of support for his ethical stance.

The message - short and to the point - would offer the Mayor thanks 'from a descendent of an Armenian Genocide survivor" as a show of support to him - a politician who spoke out on public television - and to the historical truth that is still denied by the British Government.

The format of any message or letter is entirely yours, but remember that the shorter the letter, the greater the chance he would read it.

The electronic, physical and phone addresses for the Mayor are as follows:

By email:

In writing: Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA

By Telephone: 020 7983 4100 & leave a message with the Public Liaison Unit

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