BLACK SCENARIOS OF BOYCOTT

BLACK SCENARIOS OF BOYCOTT

By Aleksandar Popovski, UMD Member, Florida After the main ruling and opposition party in Macedonia, along with the parties of the Albanian minority, signaled their support for the census, the boycott option has waned in popularity. Nonetheless, there is a significant number of fringe parties, both on the left and the right, that are openly calling for people not to…

ЦРНИТЕ ПОСЛЕДИЦИ ОД БОЈКОТ

ЦРНИТЕ ПОСЛЕДИЦИ ОД БОЈКОТ

Автор: Александар Поповски, член на ОМД од Флорида Откако главната владејачка и опозициска партија во Македонија, како и партиите на албанското малцинство, јавно искажаа поддршка за пописот, повиците за бојкот се намалија. Сепак, има значителен број на помали партии, и од десната и од левата страна, кои отворено ги повикуваат луѓето да не се попишат. Во оваа статија, ќе покажеме…

TAKING PART IN THE CENSUS IS AN HONOR

By Aleksandar Popovski, UMD Member, Florida The modern practice of a regular population census dates back to the traditions of Ancient Rome, or more precisely, the Roman Republic. At that time, a census was conducted every five years, presided by two magistrates called censors. The censors were elected from a pool of candidates that previously served as consuls, the highest…

ПОПИСОТ Е ЧЕСТ

Автор: Александар Поповски, член на ОМД од Флорида Модерната идеја за регуларен попис на населението (латински/англиски census) се заснова на традицијата на античкиот, републикански Рим. Во тоа време, пописот се вршел на секои пет години. Двајцата главни попишувачи (census takers) биле гласани на непосредни избори. Само најугледните граѓани на Рим можеле да се кандидираат за оваа позиција, најчесто резервирана за…

Macedonia at 30, UMD Reflects on Diaspora Role & Calls for Unity & Action

Macedonia at 30, UMD Reflects on Diaspora Role & Calls for Unity & Action

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the leading voice for Macedonians abroad – celebrates the 30th anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence Day and congratulates all Macedonians in and outside the Republic on this auspicious occasion. UMD reflects on the centuries-old struggle for Macedonian independence and the countless lives lost to ensure that this dream and vision of a free and sovereign…

UMD Board Appoints New U.S. Director and Treasurer

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the leading non-governmental, non-partisan, non-political educational advocacy organization promoting the interests of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide – today announced the appointment of Deana Janceski and Katerina Trajkova to the global UMD Board of Directors. With this, UMD’s Board numbers 16 with full gender balance. Deana Janceski, who has served as UMD Michigan Chair…

Michigan House Adopts Resolution Declaring September as Macedonian American Heritage Month

Michigan House Adopts Resolution Declaring September as Macedonian American Heritage Month

This is the first time in U.S. history that a state legislature has passed a resolution declaring Macedonian American Heritage Month. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is grateful for and proud of House Resolution 149 being adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives recognizing September 2021 as Macedonian American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan, home to an estimated…

Мичиген го прогласи септември за месец на македонското наследство во САД

Мичиген го прогласи септември за месец на македонското наследство во САД

Ова е првпат во историјата на САД државен законодавен дом да донесе резолуција со која се прогласува месец на македонско-американското наследство. Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) е благодарна и горда за усвојувањето на резолуцијата бр.149 од страна на Претставничкиот дом на Мичиген, со која септември годинава се прогласи за месец на македонско-американско наследство во сојузната држава Мичиген, каде живеат околу 125.000…

UMD: Congressman Paul Mitchell Stood by Macedonia When Others Hesitated

UMD: Congressman Paul Mitchell Stood by Macedonia When Others Hesitated

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the voice of our nation’s half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, deeply mourns the untimely passing of our friend Congressman Paul Mitchell, a staunch advocate for Macedonia’s right to self-determination. UMD extends its condolences to Sherry and the entire Mitchell family. Congressman Mitchell served two terms in the U.S. Congress, representing the 10th Congressional…

Australian Foreign Minister Meets with Macedonian Community Representatives

Australian Foreign Minister Meets with Macedonian Community Representatives

The Hon David Coleman, the Federal Member for Banks, New South Wales, invited several representatives from the Macedonian community to participate in a video conference on 28 July 2021 with Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Federal Senator for New South Wales, the Hon Marise Payne. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Australia was represented by our Director, Ms Vera Sekulovska.…

Ohrid Framework Agreement’s 20th Anniversary – A Time for Somber Reappraisal – Not Celebration

Ohrid Framework Agreement’s 20th Anniversary – A Time for Somber Reappraisal – Not Celebration

Today, August 13, 2021, marks 20 years from the signing of the infamous Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA), a deeply divisive document that has scarred Macedonian society. Considering the dire situation with the ravaging fires across the country, and the resurgence of covid-19, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), which has long been opposed to the Ohrid Framework Agreement, calls on the…