Campaigns


AMHRC Census Campaign 2011

As with Australia's two previous censuses, the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) has prepared instructional leaflets in both English and Macedonian, for the benefit of the Macedonian community. We request that all Macedonian media outlets and Macedonian organisations reproduce and distribute this leaflet at regular intervals, right up to the census date in August.

Click the following links to download the leaflet:




LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE GREEK STATE

AMHRC/MHRMI TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE GREEK STATE TO RESTORE CITIZENSHIP AND PROPERTY RIGHTS TO MACEDONIANS FROM GREECEThe Australian-Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC), Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI), the Association of the Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia of Melbourne and Victoria, the Association of Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia (ARCAM) in Canada and Macedonian refugee associations in the Republic of Macedonia have decided to launch a campaign for legal action against the Greek state to restore citizenship and property rights to Macedonians from Greece.

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Macedonians Demand End to Name Negotiations



MHRMI and AMHRC Press Release
 
Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia (August 19, 2010) – Macedonians in the Republic of Macedonia, and throughout the world, are showing overwhelming support for the "Our Name is Macedonia" ad campaign, which demands that Macedonia end all negotiations with Greece over its name.
 
Ads are appearing in print and online editions of major newspapers, television commercials are airing, billboards in the centre of Skopje are going up, and hundreds of thousands of flyers are being distributed throughout the country.
 

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The Macedonian (SLAVONIC) Language Case

On 14 March 1994 the Ethnicity Directive was issued by the Federal Government of Australia . In response to, and reliance on the Ethnicity Directive, on 21 July 1994 the Language Directive was issued by the former Premier of Victoria, Mr Jeff Kennett. This Directive required any official Victorian State Government reference to the Macedonian language to take the form of Macedonian (Slavonic).

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The 'SKOPIAN' Case

On 27 and 28 November 2002, Mr John Pandazopoulos the Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs in the Australian State of Victoria was interviewed on SBS radio by the SBS Greek Language program. Mr Panadazopoulos referred to the Mcedonian Community as "Skopians".


The Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission Victoria.

The entire case can be downloaded here.


The Curious Case of Professor Miller

The letter dated 18 May 2009 by Stephen G Miller to President Barack Obama and its endorsement by other academics purports to be an objective presentation of facts designed to protect the "historical truth" about Alexander the Great and the Ancient Macedonians from "misappropriation by the government in Skopje". After presenting tendentious historical material which buttresses the central point of his argumentnamely, that Alexander the Macedonian was Greek -?he appeals to President Obama "to help- in whatever ways you deem appropriate- the government in Skopje to understand that it cannot build a national identity at the expenses of historical truth".

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