President Obama and NATO Heads of State: Grant NATO Membership to Macedonia at Chicago Summit in May
  • Petitioned The New York Times

This petition was delivered to:

The New York Times
NATO Secretary-General
H.E. Anders Fogh Rasmussen
U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia
Ambassador Paul Wohlers
The Chicago Tribune
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post
U.S. Secretary of Defense
Secretary Leon Panetta
U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Ambassador Ivo Daaldar
U.S. Ambassador to Greece
Ambassador Daniel Bennett Smith
Prime Minister Of Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
U.S. Secretary of State
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
President of the United States

President Obama and NATO Heads of State: Grant NATO Membership to Macedonia at Chicago Summit in May

    1. Petition by

      United Macedonian Diaspora

Macedonia’s invitation to join NATO in Chicago, in May 2012, would only support NATO's ultimate mission: a Europe that is democratic, strong, and free. Macedonia has satisfied all the complex technical criteria for NATO membership, and yet, it remains outside the Alliance due to Greece's willful violation of international law. NATO leaders must take a stand for justice, and grant Macedonia the NATO membership it clearly deserves. The upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago provides an opportune time for NATO to accept Macedonia in the Alliance.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.”

To learn more about the Macedonia in NATO campaign, please visit http://www.umdiaspora.org

U.S. residents only: you can also send a letter about Macedonia's NATO membership to your members of Congress and the media via the following link: http://capwiz.com/paxturcica/issues/alert/?alertid=60857016 

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    1. 10,000+ Signatures Supporting Macedonia - we need 89,000+ SIGNATURES!

      The Macedonia in NATO petition to President Obama has reached over 10,000 signatures! Congratulations!

      MACEDONIA IN NATO 2012

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      Macedonia In NATO - Macedonia has shown a steadfast commitment to joining NATO for almost 20 years and has satisfied all military and civil criteria. It is time that NATO extend its long overdue membership invitation to Macedonia.

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    2. Reached 10,000 signatures
    3. 9,194 out of 100,000 signatures for Macedonia!

      9,194 out of 100,000 signatures collected! We need to get 100,000 by May 18, 2012! Sign today! Click here and help Macedonia! Please spread the word! http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-and-nato-heads-of-state-grant-nato-membership-to-macedonia-at-chicago-summit-in-may

    4. Reached 9,000 signatures
    5. 5,000+ signatures to President Obama about Macedonia

      Let's set the next goal for 10,000 before Tuesday! Keep the signatures coming! Thank you for your support!

      If you reside in the U.S., please make sure to send a letter to your member of Congress and the media to support Macedonia's NATO membership. Click HERE: http://capwiz.com/paxturcica/issues/alert/?alertid=60857016

    6. Reached 5,000 signatures
    7. Over 1,270 signatures in less than 12 hours for Macedonia's NATO membership

      Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.”

      It is time that President Obama and NATO Heads of State granted Macedonia justice! Thanks to your support the petition has gotten over 1,270 signatures in less than 12 hours! In no time, we will get the needed 100,000 and surpass this goal!

      Thank you for signing! If you reside in the U.S., please feel free to send a letter to your member of Congress as well via the following link below.

      Justice will prevail! Greece cannot hold Macedonia hostage forever, nor hold NATO hostage because of its domestic politics. Keep the signatures coming! Invite all your friends, post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc...

      Thank you!

    8. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • LYDIA TANASOVSKI PORT KEMBLA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Macedonia needs an identity, and being accepted in NATO, will be the ultimate for the Macedonian people

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    • Bill Krstevski MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am , we are and always will be Macedonian. Also with the current position and assistance to NATO it shows that we are committed and a responsible country which has a lot to offer to the allies

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    • vojne vojnovski SKOPJE, MACEDONIA, REPUBLIC OF
      • over 2 years ago

      About this Petition

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    • Kiril Jonovski GWYNNEVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.”

      Albert Einstein: "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

      Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"

      Crimes against humanity, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum, "are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings. They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. Murder; extermination; torture; rape; political, racial, or religious persecution and other inhumane acts reach the threshold of crimes against humanity only if they are part of a widespread or systematic practice. Isolated inhumane acts of this nature may constitute grave infringements of human rights, or depending on the circumstances, war crimes, but may fall short of falling into the category of crimes under discussion.

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    • Filip Stojanovski SKOPJE, MACEDONIA, REPUBLIC OF
      • over 2 years ago

      I agree with Victor Friedman, that "Admitting the Republic of Macedonia to NATO will enhance regional stability and be in the national interests of the United States," and it is crucial in preventing anti-western war mongering propaganda in the country, perpetrated by political parties which use th name issue as an excuse for their failures and corruption while in power.

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