Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2019 NEWS ARCHIVES

Canada's Ambassador to Macedonia is Unabashedly Anti-Macedonian
Canada's Ambassador to Macedonia is Unabashedly Anti-Macedonian

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?

 

Macedonians in Albania Demand Full Respect for Their Minority Rights
Macedonians in Albania Demand Full Respect for Their Minority Rights

Macedonians in Albania issued a list of demands to the Albanian government, through its MAEI party...

Macedonians in Albania Call on the Albanian Government to Protect Macedonian Rights
Macedonians in Albania Call on the Albanian Government to Protect Macedonian Rights

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!

The West Is Spinning the Cultural Genocide of Macedonians
The West Is Spinning the Cultural Genocide of Macedonians

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...

The Wealthy Macedonian Syndrome
The Wealthy Macedonian Syndrome

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.

According to the Illegal "Prespa Agreement", Macedonians in Aegean Macedonia (Annexed by Greece in 1913) Are Not Permitted to Exist
According to the Illegal "Prespa Agreement", Macedonians in Aegean Macedonia (Annexed by Greece in 1913) Are Not Permitted to Exist

Watch the following video of the annual Macedonian Ilinden festival in Ovcharani, Aegean Macedonia, where thousands of Macedonians gather every year to celebrate their Macedonian heritage and history. But, as per Article 7(2) of the illegal “Prespa Agreement”, these Macedonians are not permitted to exist as the terms “Macedonia” and “Macedonian” were handed to Greece. Macedonians have endured over a century of persecution by Greece, simply for being Macedonian, and are not permitted to self-identify as such under Greek law. Now, the Western-supported "Prespa Agreement" has validated Greek anti-Macedonian racism.

Politics Without Heart or Reason - Politicians in the Republic of Macedonia Abandon Macedonians in Bulgaria and Greece
Politics Without Heart or Reason - Politicians in the Republic of Macedonia Abandon Macedonians in Bulgaria and Greece

By Stojko Stojkov, Co-President of OMO Ilinden PIRIN: As a Macedonian from Pirin Macedonia, and an activist in the Macedonian movement in Bulgaria, I'm often bothered by the following issue: why is it that all countries in the Balkans care about their minorities living outside of their borders, all except Macedonia! Is this some kind of a unique feature of our state? Where does this absolute lack of desire - to care for and to at least verbally support your compatriots across the border - come from? Is the lack of compassion and solidarity a unique Macedonian character trait?

Macedonians in Albania Call for Cultural and Educational Autonomy
Macedonians in Albania Call for Cultural and Educational Autonomy

The Macedonian Association “Ilinden“ - Tirana and the Macedonian national minority in the Republic of Albania seek cultural and educational autonomy for the inhabitants of the regions of Golo Brdo, Mala Prespa and Gora in order to preserve the Macedonian culture in these regions inhabited by a purely Macedonian population.

MHRMI Calls on NATO Member-States to Reject Ratification for Macedonia Under Western-Imposed Name of "North Macedonia"
MHRMI Calls on NATO Member-States to Reject Ratification for Macedonia Under Western-Imposed Name of "North Macedonia"

If NATO was truly interested in "promoting democratic values" and "building trust", they would immediately denounce the forced name and identity change on Macedonia and Macedonians. If they were interested in having Macedonia join NATO for some altruistic dream, they would insist that it be under the name Macedonia. They would further attempt to clarify the supposed "benefits" of NATO membership instead of spewing tag lines about claiming to spread democracy.

Fact Sheet on the Forced Name Change in Macedonia: A Recipe for Cultural Genocide
Fact Sheet on the Forced Name Change in Macedonia: A Recipe for Cultural Genocide

The name change imposed on Macedonia represents an attempt at cultural genocide in the 21st century and cannot be allowed to stand. This is not a “diplomatic dispute” as the Western press quaintly puts it, but a concerted attempt to erase an old and proud people by denying them their most fundamental human rights of self-determination and self-identification; those which the countries of the EU and NATO which are attempting to impose this agreement on Macedonia would not dream of denying to their own citizens. Democratic and progressive forces throughout the world cannot sit idly by and allow this to happen.