Melbourne - 8/4/2015

A prominent ethnic Greek community spokesman, Anastasios Tamis, in an opinion piece recently penned for the Greek-Australian newspaper, Neos Kosmos (1/4/2015*), referred to Macedonians as possessing a "pseudo-identity". The shameless use of such offensive language appears to be part of an attempt to buttress a repugnant desire to undermine respect for Macedonians and the right of Macedonians to maintain their identity and culture in general.

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MHR Review - Issue #21 – February 2015

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MHR Review - Issue 21

In this edition of the MHR Review:

  • Racist Remarks by Salonika Mayor - AMHRC
  • To the Mayor of Melbourne - Dr. Chris Popov
  • EFA Rainbow in Brussels - Vinozhito
  • Book Launch: Taboo - OMO
  • The Voice of the Students - Maja B. Talevska
  • Greek Stars & Bulgarian Dialects - Dr. Chris Popov
  • News in Brief - Mitch Belichovski
  • Krale Marko - Dr. Michael Seraphinoff
  • Macedonian Question in Greece - Dr. Dimitar Vamvakovski
  • The Fence - Don Francis
  • Muzikorama Australian Tour
  • Interview with Chris Terpos from Preston Lions FC - John Tsiglev

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2015 Australian Tour of Macedonian band from Aegean Macedonia 'MUZIKORAMA'

*** Coming February/March 2015 to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong, Wollongong & Newcastle ***

CLICK HERE to download the Tour Poster (PDF - 494KB)

AMHRC condemns racist remarks by Salonika Mayor Yiannis Boutaris in Melbourne

The AMHRC condemns the racist remarks made by the Mayor of Salonika (Thessaloniki in Greek and Solun in Macedonian), Yiannis Boutaris. In an interview with the Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos which appeared in the Greek on-line version of the newspaper (25/11/2014), he stated: "My family hails from Kruševo [a town located in the Republic of Macedonia] but I find it very hard to say this is Macedonia...we should not forget that these people are Bulgarians. There is no Macedonian language. All this was created by Tito...."

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MHR Review - Issue #20 - September 2014

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In this edition of the MHR Review:

  • MHR ReviewWhat is Old is New - Dr. Vasko Nastevski
  • News in Brief - Mitch Belichovski
  • To & From SBS - Dr. Chris Popov
  • To EU Members of Parliament - OMO
  • In Response to Ignorance - Dr. Stojko Stojkov
  • Golden Dawn in Australia - AMHRC
  • My Adventures in Darkest Europe - Victor Bivell
  • Radical Islamism - Tom Vangelovski
  • Urbanisation and Social Problems in Macedonia - Victor Sinadinoski
  • Macedonian Folk Poetry - Dr. Michael Seraphinoff
  • Greek Propaganda 1900-1903 - Dr. Dimitar Ljorovski Vamvakovski
  • Macedonians in Melnik & Musomishte
  • "Non-Existent" Macedonians Celebrate - Dimitri Jovanov

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AMHRC condemns US Ambassador-designate Baily’s description of Macedonians as “Slavs”

24 September 2014 (Melbourne, Australia)

On 17 September 2104, at a hearing in front of the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, Ambassador-designate to Macedonia, Jess Baily, made the following statement:

"I would note that within the fabric of Macedonian society there are more than ‘Slavs and Albanians’. There are Turks, there are Roma and others, so this is a microcosm in many ways of the richness of the Balkans and to get all those populations to see a common future, I think the US can play important role given our own history and our own set of values.”

His answer was in response to a question from Senator Chris Murphy, Chairman of the Committee in the American Senate who asked:

"You touched on some recent concerns raised about ethnic tensions within Macedonia, of course, ethnic reconciliation is a key element of lasting regional peace in the Balkans and so, you’ve got a Slavic majority, an Albanian minority, you’ve got reports of rising tensions and you got, as you mentioned, the Ohrid Agreement. Um….what’s your understanding of where the Ohrid Agreement stands…………?"

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