New Ovi “awareness” campaign

Ovi magazine has started a social media campaign with a series of “awareness” posters

An estimated 100 million people are homeless worldwide.
3 million people are homeless in Europe
2.5 million homeless in the United States
4,500 children are homeless in Buenos Aires
According to estimates by NGO Klimaka over 20,000 homeless in Greece of the austerity measures and eurozone economics

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March 22nd, Water Day

Water is life!

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Is GOP a world power?

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that world powers were “united” in their nuclear talks Untitled-1with Iran, amid speculation of splits with France, and stressed that he would not rush into a bad deal. “I emphasise: We are united in our goal, our approach, our resolve and our determination to ensure that Iran’s programme is entirely peaceful,” Kerry said in Switzerland before leaving for London for talks with his British, French and German counterparts.

But Kerry’s real problems are not in Brussels, Paris or Berlin but in Washington where GOP seems to boycott whatever Obama’s administration is doing regardless consequences and sadly without consideration if there will be any consequences for the whole USA, for the future of the country and its place in international geopolitics.

Actually it is like they invest into isolation policies. GOP is not a world power but it can damage US foreign policies equally to a wold power. Furthermore the possibility of a Ted Cruz as the GOP’s presidential candidate doesn’t leave much room for hope.

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International Women’s Day

ovicover_08_03_15It is only when women start to organize in large numbers that women become a political force, and begin to move towards the possibility of a truly democratic society in which every human being can be brave, responsible, thinking and diligent in the struggle to live at once freely and unselfishly.

8 March is the International Day of Women and thus a time to analyse the specific role of women in local, national and world society. International Women’s Day was first proposed by Clara Zetlin (1857-1933) at the Second International Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen in 1911. Later, she served as a socialist-communist member of the German Parliament during the Wiemar Republic which existed from 1920 to 1933 when Hitler came to power.

Zetkin had lived some years in Paris and was active in women’s movements there who were building on the 1889 International Congress for Feminine Works and Institutions held in Paris under the leadership of Ana de Walska. De Walska was part of the circle of young Russian and Polish intellectuals in Paris around Gerard Encausse (1865-1916), a spiritual writer who wrote under the pen name of Papus and edited a journal L’Initiation.(1) Papus stressed the need for world peace and was particularly active on the human rights of Armenians.

For more HERE

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Outcry as IS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site

Ovi_001Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq.

IS began demolishing the site, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, on Thursday, according to Iraqi officials.

The head of the UN’s cultural agency condemned the “systematic” destruction in Iraq as a “war crime”.

IS, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, says shrines and statues are “false idols” that have to be smashed.

“They are erasing our history,” said Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani.

How long this is going to last before somebody interfere. Actually in this case and because it is a case of heritage  and pride it should be the Arab countries who are obliged to interfere.

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That old skeptism

This is the Europe I don’t want to be part of. This is not about Greece, Finland or UK; this is about me. I don’t want to be part of this Europe and I don’t care how this will influence the London stock market tomorrow or the French exchange market next week.
But for that now I have to face a new situation that serves the bankers, the EU bureaucracy and establishment and of course the radicals. Even though I am the one who doubts and requires a well-supported by evidence opposition that could persuade me that I’m wrong and what I see is the continuity of the EU fundamentals, I cannot be a sceptic. Because the word sceptic is used the last decade and more, to semantically veil all the ones who oppose the existence of the Union due to their nationalistic, chauvinistic, fascist, Nazi, racist, isolator, xenophobic and other similar ideologies.

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Ovi Symposium; forty-sixth Meeting

The Ovi Symposium has reached its forty-sixth meeting. The subtheme for this meeting is: “The Limits of Free Speech”.

For this meeting participants are: Ms Abigail George, Mr Nikos Laios, Drs. Paolozzi, Paparella, and Mr Rywalt

You can read everything HERE!

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