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Irredentist claims in Melbourne protest

Irredentist claims in Melbourne protest

  Hundreds of people who identify with FYROM marched to the steps of Parliament House in Victoria last Saturday in a protest remembering the ‘partition of Macedonia’ as they claimed. The march – organised by the ‘Macedonian Australian Community Organisation’ – was said to commemorate, they stated, the 100th anniversary of the division of Macedonia, as a result of the […]

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Macedonian Hellenes in Oceania soon to be published

Macedonian Hellenes in Oceania soon to be published

By Marianna Tsatsou Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria and the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies celebrate 100 years of the liberation of Macedonia. In collaboration with other Pan Macedonian Unions, they will publish a 900-page-long book in English titled “Macedonian Hellenes in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand)”. The author of the historic book will be Professor Anastasios M. Tamis […]

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Claims of policy shift on FYROM

Claims of policy shift on FYROM

DFAT confirms business as usual A claim by FYROM lobby group “Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee”* (AMHRC), that the federal government has agreed to a “policy shift” in relation to the FYROM community, has been denounced as a publicity stunt by Australian Hellenic groups. The announcement, made at a press conference held by the AMHRC in Melbourne on Monday, presented […]

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Australia need not become another victim of fraud & forgery

Australia need not become another victim of fraud & forgery

Nick Michael Hodges They say that you should not argue with an idiot especially when he happens to be insane, paranoid and schizophrenic and a real psychopath who indulges himself in doing time-consuming research in order to find dubious and deceitful information to cast some doubt on the Hellenism of the ancient Macedonians while he never, ever tried to present […]

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Macedonia : FYROM’s Hideous Propaganda Technique #1 – The Victim Card

Macedonia : FYROM’s Hideous Propaganda Technique #1 – The Victim Card

  Slavs from FYROM pretending to be… ancient Macedonians. Kitsch was never absent from the former Yugoslav Republic. “Among them [Slavomacedonians], the lie is something customary, it is not considered a vice, but as a sign of wit. The one among them who is caught lying does not feel remorse or embarrassment, but only a sorrow, because he was not […]

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Australian Macedonian Advisory Council: Sticks and Stones

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council: Sticks and Stones

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council Question: “If someone said of Slavic Macedonians that they were evil abstractions or freaks of nature, you would agree with me that is something that would hold Slavic Macedonians up to ridicule or contempt?” Answer: “Yes.” Question: “Do you agree with me that if an article is written in Hobart which said something of American Indians […]

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Macedonia Name Issue – Australia dismisses unfounded claims by FYROM’s TV channel

Macedonia Name Issue – Australia dismisses unfounded claims by FYROM’s TV channel

Claims that Australia will be recognising FYROM with their constitutional name are inaccurate, according to recent statement of a Australian PM’s Spokeman. Recently a FYROM’s TV channel claimed falsely that Australia would recognise FYROM by their constitutional name as a gift for the 20 years of Independence. Furthermore, the same FYROM’s source stated that members of FYROM’s diaspora in Australia, […]

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The Myth of Modern Macedonia: inventing an identity

The Myth of Modern Macedonia: inventing an identity

The Myth of Modern Macedonia: inventing an identity John Melville-Jones Last year I learned that a statue of Alexander the Great was to be erected in Skopje. I knew enough about modern history to be sure that the choice of this subject was not simply, as in some places (for example in Edinburgh), the result of a desire to commemorate […]

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Let it be FYROM, at least until we can agree

By Con Kouremenos – posted Thursday, 3 March 2011 In response to the article titled: “Will PM Gillard Deliver Foreign Policy Innovation on Macedonia?” – as it stands – the dispute mentioned is an ongoing disagreement between Greece and the neighbouring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the rightful use of the name Macedonia. Greece strongly opposes the post-1991 […]

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PARTHENON MARBLES

PARTHENON MARBLES

  The Hon. Virginia JUDGE, BEd MP                           Private Members Statements, PRIV   Ms VIRGINIA JUDGE (Strathfield—Minister for Fair Trading, Minister for the Arts) [5.37 p.m.]: Today I highlight an issue raised by a large number of constituents of Greek descent in my electorate of Strathfield. It concerns […]

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