Civil Rights

U.S. Department of State Releases 2005 Religious Freedom Report on Macedonia

The Office of International Religious Freedom of the U.S. Department of State recently released its 2005 Religious Freedom Report on Macedonia.  In this report it states that in Macedonia “There was no overall change in the status of respect for religious freedom during the period covered by this report. The continued absence of provocative actions by state and nonstate actors,…

An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s Story

Mirka was the most outstanding Macedonian woman freedom fighter, organizer and leader of the Greek Civil War. She was a teacher and an outstanding fighter for national, political and cultural equality of the Macedonian people. She was the first woman to become a victim of Greek monarcho-fascism in Greece. An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s StoryMirka Ginova (1916-1946) By Risto Stefov [email protected]

Educate your Representative in Congress about Resolution 521

Macedonian-Americans, please educate your Representative in Congress regarding Resolution 521 BACKGROUND On October 27, 2005, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced a resolution calling upon Macedonia to “cease its distribution of negative and nationalist propaganda and…work with the United Nations and Greece to find a mutually acceptable…

UMD Thanks Senator Toy for Proposing Resolution 59

UMD thanks Michigan Senator Toy for her support of the Republic of Macedonia’s right to self-identification through Resolution 59. The Resolution states that the people who live in the country of Macedonia have a long history and rich Macedonian ethnic heritage, and that the Macedonian people have a separate and distinct national identity who speak their own Macedonian language.  …

Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War

“We, the Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War, who have endured inhumane treatment from Greek Governments since 1946, who were born in Aegean Macedonia and who are scattered throughout the world, have gathered together in this Fourth World Meeting at the Macedonian Center of Eling in Melbourne, Australia, to bring you the latest resolution.”   “We demand:   Human…

BBC Should Have Mentioned the Macedonian Minority in Greece

UMDiaspora sent a letter to the British Broadcasting Company in reference to their article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse.” BBC Complaints,PO Box 1922,Glasgow G2 3WT Dear Sir/Madam, We are writing in regard to your article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse ”, dated 5 October 2005. Your article was a good summary and overview of Amnesty International’s recent report on Greece’s human rights…