The Macedonian Association "Ilinden" - Tirana and the Macedonians from Albania strongly condemn the latest provocation from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences which refers to the Macedonian language as a "dialect of the Bulgarian language".
The biggest target of Bulgaria's EU-enabled hate campaign against Macedonians are Macedonian human rights activists. Police officers have, again, begun to visit the homes of activists to interrogate, intimidate and threaten prosecution unless they cease their Macedonian activities. On November 12, 2019, members of the Macedonian Civil Association for the Protection of Fundamental Rights were confronted in their own homes by police and investigators interrogating them about their activities and announcing the initiation of a procedure to rescind the organization's registration – for the sole reason that "Macedonians don't exist".
The European Free Alliance calls on the Bulgarian government as well as on local and regional authorities to ensure respect and recognition for the Macedonian minority in the country. Alleged violations of fundamental rights and rising cases in the use of hate speech and intimidations against this community must be tackled.
If the West's anti-Macedonian arguments were applied elsewhere, then the countries – and their people – that declared independence after the Iron Curtain fell would be deemed “brand new”. So, they didn't have a history before 1991. The Armenian genocide didn't occur because there were no Armenians. Nameless, non-existent sub-humans were slaughtered by the Turks. All Ukrainians were six years old when the famous “Ukraine is game to you” Seinfeld episode aired. Quite a big accomplishment having been given a starring role on the greatest TV show ever for a brand-new invented nationality.
Macedonians are proudly displaying the latest Our Name Is Macedonia posters and stickers throughout the Republic of Macedonia.
Published in The Foreign Policy Journal. By Bill Nicholov, President, MHRMI:
What if your ethnic identity was being given away while the Western world participated in its demise, then celebrated with claims that a “diplomatic dispute” was being solved?
Macedonian Association "Ilinden"-Tirana and Macedonian Association "Ilinden"- Branch Golo Brdo urges the Government of Albania to form the Municipality of Golo Brdo and the Municipality of Gora. Five Years since the territorial division, and there is no prosperity for the Regions of Golo Brdo and Gora!
Published in GlobalResearch.ca, by Bill Nicholov, President, MHRMI: Macedonian schoolchildren will no longer be taught that Macedonian heroes are Macedonian. They will be told that they're "Bulgarian". They will be taught that ancient Macedonians were "Greek". Both notions are tragically laughable...
There is a typical Macedonian problem that is inadvertently aiding in our downfall – and that is the belligerent reluctance of wealthy or high-profile Macedonians to act in the face of adversity. Our country's name and identity have been forcibly changed and handed to our oppressors, our history is being rewritten, everything that our ancestors fought for is being wiped out, everything that we’re currently fighting for is being wiped out - yet they won't act.