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Greece: STALAG 13 by Nikos Laios

ovicover_05_03_16Greece has been turned into an open-air internment camp, a German style stalag where increasingly tens of thousands of refugees are finding themselves trapped in Greece unable to continue their journey northwards to Germany. Poor desperate souls who are streaming into Europe to find asylum and an escape from the hell of war, starvation and privation with a vision of an idealized utopia that they are unfortunately finding is not real. Families, young people, the aged and crippled with some making the journey to Europe in wheel chairs. All these poor bedraggled souls who thought they could find humanity and compassion in Europe, who now find their dreams and visions foundering on the white-washed dazzling shores of the Aegean. Where only this last week two refugees attempted to hang themselves in a downtown city square in Athens out of desperation at the shattering of their illusions.

While the rest of Europe haggles and argues over their obligations as civilized nations to the human rights of these poor wretches, poor Greece goes about the job in humility every day at plucking refugees out of the cold wintery waves by fisherman who should be harvesting the seas to feed their families, who are now harvesting the ocean of the unwanted human detritus. Not flinching for one moment at their moral and ethical obligations to show compassion to their fellow human beings; the old and weathered Greek grandmothers who sit in their chairs of the courtyards of their homes in their easterly Greek islands caring for the very young refugee children. Providing some warmth and shelter to young families – where though language is a barrier – find that love knows no boundaries; or the everyday Greeks who volunteer and provide the refugees with the basic necessities. These same Greeks who have seen their wages cut, or their pensions drastically reduced, these same Greeks who can barely feed their own children who sometimes go to school without having eaten. These Greeks who are labouring under the cruel and inhuman enforced punishment of fiscal and economic austerity by their callous fellow Europeans and the international banking system. It is my fellow Greeks who whilst labouring under this austerity are unflinching in showing warmth, compassion, humanity and dignity to the desperate war-torn refugees.

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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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Panathinaikos volunteers support

For football lovers all around the world Panathinaikos name is associated with the prestigious Athenian football team and basketball in Europe is imminently connected with Panathinaikos basketball team. A sports club that has raise generations of athletes with international recognition.

But Panathinaikos is much-much more than a sports club is. From its foundations at 1908 Panathinaikos has united Athenian ideals far beyond the physical experiences. The Athenian philosopher Socrates said: “Sound body makes for a sound mind” and Panathinaikos simply practices the teaching.

Since 1908 Panathinaikos club and its members and followers have been part of the Athenian culture and participated in hundreds cultural events all around Greece. Most importantly they were there in times of need. Panathinaikos was there when people were dying from starvation during the Nazi occupation, they were there during the resistance and they were there during the dictatorship with tens of dead, tortured, imprisoned and exiled. And they were there when the hospital for kids with cancer was built and they were there when natural catastrophes hit and they are there this moment with the homeless and needed.

Panathinaikos football club and Panathinaikos basketball club are internationally known but Panathinaikos is not just that. Panathinaikos is hundreds joined parts that cover form gymnastics to classic athletics and from fencing to archery. And all these athletic parts of Panathinaikos are amateur and volunteer. And this moment they need our support. Time to give back some of what the club has done for more than a century.

Signed jerseys from athletes will be auctioned through e-Bay and all the money will go for the support of these volunteer departments of Panathinaikos aiming to support young people in confusing times to keep a “sound body that makes for a sound mind”

Follow the links and participate in the effect:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174166545
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174174992

Για τους έλληνες αναγνώστες δεν χρειάζεται σύσταση για το ποιος είναι ο Παναθηναϊκός. Απλά μια υπενθύμιση της υποχρέωσης μας να βοηθήσουμε τον ερασιτεχνικό αθλητισμό και πολιτισμό και κυρίως όλους αυτούς τους νέους ανθρώπους που πρέπει να κρατήσουν το αξίωμα ότι σώμα καθαρό για να είναι και το πνεύμα καθαρό.

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Αδέρφια μας, Παναθηναϊκοί, όλου του κόσμου…

Πλέον γνωρίζετε ποιοι είμαστε. Διαβάσατε τα άρθρα μας, την κραυγή αγωνίας μας για τον σύλλογο, συμμετείχατε στις καμπάνιες μας και βοηθήσατε τον Σύλλογο, είδατε τα ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑΤΑ που μπορούν να προκύψουν όταν όλοι μας, ανιδιοτελώς, βάλουμε την αγάπη μας για τον Παναθηναϊκό σαν ΠΡΟΤΕΡΑΙΟΤΗΤΑ!

Οι προσπάθειές μας, όμως δεν σταματούν. Τα ερασιτεχνικά τμήματα του Παναθηναϊκού μας έχουν διαρκή ανάγκη για ενίσχυση!

Σε αυτά τα πλαίσια, ΣΗΜΕΡΑ προχωρούμε σε μια νέα προσπάθεια για την ενίσχυση του Ερασιτεχνικού Αθλητισμού, του πιο αγνού και υγιούς κομματιού του Παναθηναϊκού.

Σας ανακοινώνουμε την έναρξη σειράς ΔΗΜΟΠΡΑΣΙΩΝ για την απόκτηση ΥΠΟΓΕΓΡΑΜΜΕΝΩΝ ΕΠΙΣΗΜΩΝ ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΕΩΝ ΤΜΗΜΑΤΩΝ ΟΜΑΔΙΚΩΝ ΑΘΛΗΜΑΤΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΪΚΟΥ ΜΑΣ!

Σαφέστατα, ΟΛΑ τα ΕΣΟΔΑ από τις δημοπρασίες, πάντα με διαφάνεια, θα καταλήξουν εκεί ακριβώς που πρέπει, δηλαδή στην Μάνα του Λόχου, στα ερασιτεχνικά τμήματα του Παναθηναϊκού μας – Στους μικρούς, νεαρούς και άσημους αθλητές του Ερασιτέχνη Παναθηναϊκού, σε παιδιά που το αξίζουν, ώστε να έχουν όλα τα εφόδια να αθληθούν και παράλληλα να γίνουν οι….νέοι Δομάζοι, οι νέοι Παπανικολάου, οι νέοι Κοσσόβες, που θα οδηγήσουν τον Σύλλογο Μεγάλο στην κορυφή!

Η «καμπάνια» δημοπρασιών του Pao Abroad, αρχίζει σήμερα 24 Νοεμβρίου 2013 με την δημοπρασία για τις υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Βόλλευ Ανδρών και Γυναικών:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174166545

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151174174992

Κάθε εβδομάδα με την λήξη της προηγούμενης δημοπρασίας θα ξεκινά επόμενη!

Σειρά θα έχουν, μετά από μία εβδομάδα οι υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Ράγκμπι (Ιστορική ΠΡΩΤΗ Φανέλα!) και Μπάσκετ Γυναικών και ακολούθως (και τελευταία) την μεθεπόμενη εβδομάδα οι υπογεγραμμένες επίσημες εμφανίσεις των τμημάτων Ποδοσφαίρου και Μπάσκετ Ανδρών!

Η διαδικασία είναι πάρα πολύ απλή και θα διεξαχθεί μέσω της πιο διαδεδομένης και αξιόπιστης πλατφόρμας διαδικτυακών δημοπρασιών eBay.
Κάθε δημοπρασία θα διαρκεί μία εβδομάδα.

Οι αρχικές τιμές των υπογεγραμμένων εμφανίσεων είναι:

Βόλλευ Ανδρών: 150€ ($ 200)

Βόλλευ Γυναικών: 150€ ($ 200)

Ράγκμπι (Ιστορική ΠΡΩΤΗ Φανέλα!): 150€ ($ 200)

Μπάσκετ Γυναικών: 150€ ($ 200)

Ποδόσφαιρο: 200€ ($ 270)

Μπάσκετ Ανδρών: 200€ ($ 270)

Όλες οι λεπτομέρειες για την διαδικασία θα δίνονται μέσα από την περιγραφή της κάθε μίας στο eBay. Είναι εύκολα αντιληπτό, ότι λόγω του ότι απευθυνόμαστε σε όλους τους Παναθηναϊκούς, παγκοσμίως, οι περιγραφές των προς πώληση εμφανίσεων θα είναι στην αγγλική γλώσσα.

Για οποιαδήποτε, διευκρίνηση-πληροφορία μπορείτε να επικοινωνείτε (εκτός από τον λογαριασμό στο eBay) και στα εξής:

Email: contact@paoabroad.com

http://www.facebook.com/PanathinaikosSupportersAbroad

https://twitter.com/PAOAbroad

Σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε και σε αυτή τη νέα μας προσπάθεια!

Δεν σας κρύβουμε ότι και εμείς θα θέλαμε να τις αποκτήσουμε όλες και ήδη κάνουμε τις …οικονομίες μας!!!

Τέλος, θέλουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε τον Ερασιτέχνη Παναθηναϊκό και την ΘΥΡΑ 13 καθώς και τις ΠΑΕ και ΚΑΕ Παναθηναϊκός για την βοήθειά τους και σε αυτή μας την προσπάθεια!

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Greek police have arrested the leader of the neo-Nazi party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos

oviGreek police have arrested the leader of the far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on charges of forming a criminal organisation. Three more Golden Dawn MPs, a leader in an Athens suburb and nine other party members have also been arrested. The arrests come amid anger over the murder on 18 September of anti-racist musician, Pavlos Fyssas. A man held for the stabbing told police he was a Golden Dawn supporter, though the party strongly denies any link.

One of the MPs arrested on Saturday was party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris. Another, Ilias Panayiotaros, told reporters before giving himself up: “Shame on them, the people will lift Golden Dawn higher.” A number of other warrants are believed to have been issued. Golden Dawn has called on its supporters to rally outside the police headquarters in Athens and has vowed to fight back. A text message read: “We call upon everyone to support our moral and just struggle against the corrupt system!”

At last the murderers in their right environment, prison cells. Oddly they are complaining about …their human rights!

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Golden Dawn murders a young musician

Ovi Magazine CoverIt has been prologue for long and here in Ovi magazine we have often talked and warned about these parasite criminals. Golden Dawn troops, the imitation of the Nazi nightmare, have abused and killed a 34 years-old musician.

“A 34-year-old man died in the early hours of Wednesday morning after he was attacked by neo-Nazi and subsequently stabbed in Piraeus. The victim has been named as Pavlos Fyssas, a hip-hopper involved in the antifascist scene.  He was stabbed in the chest outside a café at 60 Panayi Tsaldari Avenue in Amfiali, in the Keratsini district of Piraeus, shortly after midnight by a group of neo-Nazi dressed in black and camouflage uniforms.

“He was taken to Tzanio hospital, where he died shortly afterwards. Before he died, he managed to identify the perpetrator and his accomplices, according to reports.  Fyssas was a hip-hop performer who went by the stage name of Killah P. He was involved in organising concerts against fascism and other social activities in the area where he lived.

“At the time of the attack, he was with his partner and two friends at the cafe. Shortly after midnight, a group of young men wearing black sweatshirts and camouflage trousers confronted the group in the café and a scuffle ensued. Fyssas and his three friends initially managed to escape their attackers, but as they ran down the street, a car blocked their way. The driver got off the car and stabbed the 34 year old at least three times on the footpath. The perpetrator then fled on foot with his accomplices.

Noted that according to witnesses there were policemen around but nobody did anything to stop the murder and if it wasn’t a policewoman who acted and arrested the murderer nobody would have been arrested.

Golden Dawn, this group of criminals and murderers that has enter Greek political life and Greek parliament is not an internal Greek issue but a global problem that must be dealt as it is, a criminal organization that must be stopped NOW!

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Stop Child Labour by Thanos Kalamidas
We have created stereotypes and prejudices even when it comes to child labour, conveniently putting them working in far away Asian countries and questionable African states. We conveniently miss the child next door, yes in our wonderful world.

Child Labour in …pictures by Thanos Kalamidas
Sometimes the picture is more dramatic than …million of words. In the case of Child labour pictures can be …traumatic!

“The Inner Works of Strahan” by David Barger
“Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.” – Robinson Jeffers

Greek report by Euro Reporter
The Euro-reporter travels today to Greece with news for the Acropolis museum and immigrants issues

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The Power of Apology by Leah Sellers
Just think, a Leader who Understands the importance of taking the Time and Effort to Explain himself – his Intentions – and the Direction he is attempting to move our Great Nation, the United States of America (and the rest of the World) toward.

The abstinence vote by Thanos Kalamidas
Some thoughts for the abstinence vote and the reaction it caused from politicians and the media in …Greek

Latvian report by Euro Reporter
Expensive apartments and an airline that sells tickets in Euros the latest Euro-report from Latvia

2nd Opinion #31/09 by Thanos K & Asa B
Seriously, I think you’ll need a second opinion after this.

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