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UMD Voice – Winter 2012 | ОМД Глас – Зима 2012

2012/12/31
UMD Voice – Winter 2012  |  ОМД Глас – Зима 2012

Dear friends, It is my pleasure to present to you our latest issue of UMD Voice Magazine. I wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2013! Sincerely, Mark Branov UMD Director of Communications and Public Relations Editor, UMD Voice Magazine editor@umdiaspora.org   Почитувани, Со задоволство Ви го...

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Archimandrite Nikodim Tsarknias; UMD Gala Toronto, October 27, 2012

2012/10/19
Archimandrite Nikodim Tsarknias; UMD Gala Toronto, October 27, 2012

    UMD Gala Toronto Category: Events Date: 27 Oct 2012 Time: 18:30 Place: St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral – 76 Overlea Blvd, East York, ON M4H 1C5, Toronto, Canada Telephone: Jim Daikos at (416) 209-0448 or Mark Branov at (647) 741-1919 Email: canada@umdiaspora.org Confirmed Special Guests...

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MKD in NATO Petition / МКД во НАТО Петиција

2012/05/15

Dear Friends of Macedonia! Please sign the Macedonia in NATO petition, and send the link out to your networks! Македонци и Македонки! Потпишете се на петицијата за Македонија во НАТО, и пратите линкот до сите вашите контакти! >>>>>>>: http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-and-nato-heads-of-state-grant-nato-membership-to-macedonia-at-chicago-summit-in-may   “We have to be pleased by the excellent response...

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UMD Canada Presents “Friends of a Fundraiser”, May 11

2012/05/09

UMD Canada Presents “Friends for a Fundraiser” in honor of the Educative and Cultural Movement of Voden May 11, Sv. Dimitrija Solunski, Markham, Ontario, Canada click for details: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=dok6pccab&v=001i_oc2EXSXOtDcyK3wlyS5dY2BO3HOMStdF78-I6xOkzYIfLImFaKNm7ZkuRitiXtquGQMwyCLFKFavaia02YFt2l8RSezOdscJjvqdAfoBs-6ZvlxEw9XaMuGEwM7G_PR07vZKMhNCBHv5JjLlK1w3eyRuuQFshBWJ7ywZZISCc%3D   Join us for a Buffet Dinner, Cocktails & Conversation. It is our way of saying thank you to the...

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Kanal 5: Strasbourg Court Returns 7,000 Appeals For Return of Property to Refugees from Aegean Macedonia

2012/04/18
Kanal 5: Strasbourg Court Returns 7,000 Appeals For Return of Property to Refugees from Aegean Macedonia

Link in Macedonian: http://kanal5.com.mk/default.aspx?mId=37&egId=13&eventId=90047&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Translation in English: The International Court for the Protection of Human Rights in Strasbourg recently returned more than 7,000 appeals from Macedonians, known as the Deca Begalci. These are the child refugees from the Aegean part of Macedonia, which is now in northern Greece. The...

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Канал 5 – Судот во Стразбур врати 7.000 барања за враќање на имот од децата бегалци од Егејска Македонија

2012/04/18
Канал 5 – Судот во Стразбур врати 7.000 барања за враќање на имот од децата бегалци од Егејска Македонија

http://kanal5.com.mk/default.aspx?mId=37&egId=13&eventId=90047&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Меѓународниот суд за заштита на човековите права во Стразбур, неодамна им врати над 7.000 барања, од Македонци, деца бегалци од Егејскиот дел на Македонија, кои ги доставиле до овој суд, барајќи грчките власти да им ги вратат одземените имоти, при нивниот прогон по Втората светска војна. Образложението на...

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AMHRC Review: Papadakis on Greece’s “Theatre of Irrationality”

2012/04/08
AMHRC Review: Papadakis on Greece’s “Theatre of Irrationality”

Special thanks to the team at the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Council for their latest issue (#10), which can be downloaded in full here: http://www.macedonianhr.org.au/wip/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107&Itemid=99   Here’s an example from Greek journalist George Papadakis, which illustrates the methods the Greek government uses to keep the focus off of the...

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The Push For Macedonia’s NATO Membership Gains Momentum

2012/04/04
The Push For Macedonia’s NATO Membership Gains Momentum

In the U.S., the push for Macedonia’s NATO membership has gained a new sense of urgency this week, thanks in part to the hard work of United Macedonian Diaspora, combined with grassroots civil engagement by thousands of Macedonian-Americans. It seems that a growing number of U.S. Congresspersons and Senators ...

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VIDEO: Susan George, on serious democracy concerns within the European Union

2012/03/08

Social activist Susan George, with an overview on serious democracy concerns within the European Union What is the continuity you see between the moment of Maastricht through the Lisbon Agenda and the Lisbon Treaty, to the Six Pack and now this new Fiscal Treaty? The Maastricht Treaty was a...

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Radio Free Europe: Greek “blacklists” for Aegean Macedonians

2012/03/07

http://www.makdenes.org/content/article/1477680.html Gjorgi Plukovski was born in the Kostur region of Aegean Macedonia. For 30 years, he has lived in Canada, and tried to travel from here to visit his place of birth. But, he didn’t succeed. The Greek authorities did not allow him to pass the border, despite his...

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РСЕ – Во Грција сеуште „црни листи“ на Македонци од егејскиот дел

2012/03/07

http://www.makdenes.org/content/article/1477680.html Ѓорѓи Плуковски е родум од Костурско од Егејскиот дел на Македонија.Тој веке 30 години живее во Канада и допатува од таму да си го види родното место. Но, не успеа во својата намера. Грчките власти иако со канадски пасош не му дозволија да ја мине границата: „Јас бев...

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Die Welt: “Let’s Be Honest, Europe Is A God-Awful Mess”

2012/03/07

Below, an excellent, straight-forward Op-Ed from Gunter Lachman of Die Welt, which asks all of us to recognize the European Union for what it is: a failing institution, and certainly not “as advertised”. The interesting thing is the extent to which support in Macedonia for EU membership seems to...

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UMD Meets with Canadian Foreign Minister and Parliamentarians

2012/03/06
UMD Meets with Canadian Foreign Minister and Parliamentarians

http://umdiaspora.org/content/view/640/1/ TORONTO – MARCH 6, 2012- United Macedonian Diaspora representatives held meetings with the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and nine other Canadian parliamentarians between February 24-March 2, 2012, in Ottawa and in Toronto. The Canadian MPs showed genuine enthusiasm for strengthening Canada-Macedonia bilateral relations, and the meetings with...

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Samaras and Thaci Reveal Why Greece Wants Macedonia Outside of NATO

2012/02/28

  In advance of the NATO summit in Chicago, in May 2012, the Macedonia in NATO campaign is in full swing. Therefore, it is a useful moment to re-examine why the Greek government is so intent on denying NATO membership to its northern neighbor, despite the ICJ ruling which...

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National Post: Greece on the block, small used country, priced to sell, bit of a fixer-upper

2012/02/14
National Post: Greece on the block, small used country, priced to sell, bit of a fixer-upper

Another sharply worded article from the National Post on the real situation in Greece, telling it like it is. It seems that the National Post and Globe and Mail are competing to see who can rub it in more, but even the Star gets a few good shots in...

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UMD Applauds Prime Minister Cameron’s Support for Macedonia

2012/01/26
UMD Applauds Prime Minister Cameron’s Support for Macedonia

January 26, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) applauds Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom for his strong statement yesterday in support of Macedonia’s NATO and EU membership, in a speech before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg. “I...

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Радио Илинден Мелбурн: Грчкиот Митрополит Антимос + English translation

2012/01/24
Радио Илинден Мелбурн: Грчкиот Митрополит Антимос + English translation

The Greek government continues to use its paid employees – Greek Orthodox priests – as political mouthpieces, in their 100 year campaign to negate the Macedonian identity. Here is the latest from Solun Metropolitan Anthimos, courtesy of Radio Ilinden Melbourne:   На неделната литургија грчкиот Митрополит Атимос, реши и...

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Makronisos: One of Greece’s Torture Islands

2012/01/18
Makronisos: One of Greece’s Torture Islands

An interesting text from a British expat, although, he misses the fact that many of these “bad Greeks” that the government tortured on Makronissos were in fact not Greeks at all, but Macedonians, including my grandfather:   When one sails from Lavrion to the island of Kea much of...

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MKD.MK: За Пецалникос, кој беше Печалников

2012/01/13
MKD.MK: За Пецалникос, кој беше Печалников

ПЕРВЕРЗНО Македонец во грчкиот парламент Не е случајно тоа што најлутите непријатели на македонското етничко движење во Грција се Македонци-гркомани. Јоргос Пападакис   „Добар ден, момче.“ Гласот на старецот, кој спокојно уживаше во своето кафе во единственото кафуле во селото, ми предизвика насмевка на лицето. Секогаш беше убаво да...

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Pan-Makedoniki : “UMD is the most dangerous entity that Greece faces”

2012/01/13
Pan-Makedoniki : “UMD is the most dangerous entity that Greece faces”

  ELIAMEP is a government-funded Greek lobby group in Athens that recently held a forum on upcoming strategies for continuing the Greek vendetta of against Macedonia. Participants included the well known government agent / pseudo-historian Evangelos Kofos, Member of European Parliament George Koumoutsakos, and former Greek Ambassador to Macedonia...

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Toronto Book Launch for “Children of the Greek Civil War”, L. Danforth

2012/01/11
Toronto Book Launch for “Children of the Greek Civil War”, L. Danforth

I encourage Macedonians in the Toronto area to attend this event! http://www.macedonianhistory.ca/ The Canadian Macedonian Historical Society Presents a Book Launch for Children of the Greek Civil War: REFUGEES AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 @ 2:oo p.m. Author...

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ДВ и ВОА: најновите позиции во Грција околу спорот за името

2012/01/11
ДВ и ВОА: најновите позиции во Грција околу спорот за името

  Во Атина одржана дебата за евентуална промена на грчката стратегија во спорот околу името, по решението на Меѓународниот суд во полза на Македонија. За Атина неповолното решение на Меѓународниот суд на правдата е логична последица на Привремената спогодба од 1995 година, оцени денеска (10.01.2012) Евангелос Кофос, историчар и...

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McNamara: NATO acquiescence to Greek bullying must end

2012/01/11
McNamara: NATO acquiescence to Greek bullying must end

Sally McNamara telling it like it is: …In 2008, the Greek government unilaterally vetoed Macedonia’s accession to NATO. That action broke with an age-old principle that NATO members do not play out bilateral disputes within the alliance. Last month, the International Court of Justice ruled that Greece had violated...

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Market Research Survey – BMG

2011/12/30

Dear friends, Does your business or organization require one of the following professional services? - writing and copy-editing services, including journalism, communications and public relations - publishing services, including printing, design, websites, photography and video - ESL/EFL-related services, including examinations, teaching, and tutoring If so, please take five minutes...

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More on the ICJ, and its “presumption of good faith” from the former Yunanistan

2011/12/16

  I read another lucid column from Jason Miko today, this time on the ICJ ruling, including the following excerpt: “After the verdict was read, many Macedonians, non-Macedonians and even the media pronounced the decision a “moral victory.”  But is it?  (The ICJ ruling stated) “…there is no reason...

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