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 Little Rock school crisisLittle Rock school crisis by The Ovi Team
September 25th 1957; Nine African-American children were finally able to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But they had to be surrounded by more than 1,000 US paratroopers to protect them from segregationist whites. On the or
 Labelling illegal and trafficking to deathLabelling illegal and trafficking to death by Thanos Kalamidas
I suppose you will not find it in the news or you might see it somewhere hidden, but a few hours ago a boat sunk in the Turkish waters carrying over a hundred people to Greece. Over fifty dead, thirty of them kids of all ages. According to the lat
 Timo and Jussi, did you sleep last night?Timo and Jussi, did you sleep last night? by Thanos Kalamidas
I’m wondering how Jussi Halla-Aho and Timo Soini slept the last couple of days knowing that a mass murderer glorified them in his murder manifest. Please, can somebody tell me what’s the difference between the pictures from New York 20
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 Whites racially oppressed?Whites racially oppressed? by Edna Nelson
Recently there have been some media circulating around, the story is that whites are the new oppressed marginalized group in US. I didn't really respond until a friend sent me sent
 When prejudice jokes spoiled my evening coffeeWhen prejudice jokes spoiled my evening coffee by Thanos Kalamidas
To be honest I have no idea how many books, essays or articles I have read the last decades about fascism, prejudice and racism and I had the unfortunate chance to see all three in full practice through my travels, experiences and in my everyday l
 Douglas' American-meterDouglas' American-meter by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading the other day how “confused” Kirk Douglas felt about the NY Mosque plans and his demand from all the Muslims to condemn the sort of terrorism that brought down the Twin Towers I fell to a series of thoughts that left me totally
 Dutch reportDutch report by Euro Reporter
Anti-Islam party's success worries Dutch MuslimsOpinion polls had predicted the anti-Muslim Party for Freedom would do well in Dutch elections this week - but not this well. Led by the controversial politician Geert Wilder
 Amarynthos raping justice (in Greek)Amarynthos raping justice (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Τις τελευταίες βδομάδες το ΔΝΤ και η κακομοιριά
 Obama's Beer PartyObama's Beer Party by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Last week if you have listened to the American media, you could not have missed this single most important event of the week - President Barack Obama’s beer party in the White House! Every other news item seemed to get relegated to not-so-im
 Zionism is Racism 2/2: Zionism needs to be redefined as pure racism and nothing elseZionism is Racism 2/2: Zionism needs to be redefined as pure racism and nothing else by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Zionism is Racism 1/2: President Ahmadinejad's speech too much for closet racistsZionism is Racism 1/2: President Ahmadinejad's speech too much for closet racists by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 A conference to boycottA conference to boycott by Thanos Kalamidas
In the beginning it was USA and then it was Australia to be followed by Germany more queuing to reject the invitation to participate in the UN anti-racism conference and you would expect especially with Barrack Obama United States to be the first
 Xenophobia In Switzerland Strikes Pregnant Immigrant (?!)Xenophobia In Switzerland Strikes Pregnant Immigrant (?!) by Alexandra Pereira
It is when I have to report crimes/soap operas like the one I am about to describe that I feel truly ashamed and disgusted for being... a human. The photo attached shows the belly of Paula Ventura Oliveira, a 26 year-old Brazilian female lawyer br
 Hate cannot drive out hateHate cannot drive out hate by Edna Nelson
The ultimate weakness of violenceis that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.Through vi
 I am blackI am black by Thanos Kalamidas
The other day Asa and I were talking about Barack Obama’s victory and somehow we were both shocked with some of the reactions, even comments in Ovi magazine. And that’s when Asa made one of his usual …funny comments, now with Oba
 Foreigners, go away!Foreigners, go away! by Alexander Mikhaylov
When you travel extensively, or indeed live in various countries for years, you cannot avoid getting acquainted with different cultures. Personally, I always enjoy it, even though moving from place to place comes with a price,
 McCain's race problemsMcCain's race problems by Thanos Kalamidas
Over the last two months John McCain and his people have said so often that Barack Obama is using the ‘race card’ that I have the feeling that they are the ones who are using it, often making me suspect that they going over the line ju
 Destructive divisivenessDestructive divisiveness by Thanos Kalamidas
Why is the destiny of some countries that have suffered so much to turn one day to the other side of the hill? I suppose the same question applies to people as well, but when it comes to nations the emotion is so much stronger.
 Brush with the LawBrush with the Law by Clint Wayne
Following the previous pathetic banning of Punch and Judy Shows and the demise of the Golliwog, Britain has finally arrived in ‘Looney-Land-City-Centre’ with the announcement this week that Northamptonshire police are investigating a c
 Ms. Kern's right and paid sexMs. Kern's right and paid sex by Thanos Kalamidas
Two US officials came to the centre of the news last week each for very different reasons. One is resigning, perhaps facing legal implications, and the other enjoys full protection from the party she represents and local authorities; what were the
 Mister Tibbs!Mister Tibbs! by Asa Butcher
In 1928 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed the very first Best Picture Academy Award to William A. Wellman's Wings. Eighty years later billions of viewers will be tuning in to discover
 Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolence with people we do not knowMartin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolence with people we do not know by Rene Wadlow
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the one who wields it. It is a sword that heals. Both a practical and moral answer to the oppressed p
 Racism and anti-Semitism in the French mediaRacism and anti-Semitism in the French media by William Edo
From politicians to thinkers, entertainers to journalists, the French media allows people to express racist views publicly. And people who expressed racist views are still in the media circles, without ever publicly excusing themselves.
 The Little Rock NineThe Little Rock Nine by Thanos Kalamidas
What happened in Little Rock Central High School in 1957, in the US state of Arkansas I think is well known in many ways, including a number of films and books either for the Little Rock Nine or from references to the events.
 Sofia's Letters from London #5Sofia's Letters from London #5 by Sofia Gkiousou
I have resigned myself to the fact that writing about pop culture will frequently mean writing about things that I do not really approve of or appreciate. I do have my guilty trash culture pleasures but trust me when I say
 Martin Luther King DayMartin Luther King Day by Jan Sand
Like any other organization based on faith in a basic set of principles, a nation has its panoply of saints. Unlike the very strict hierarchy of the Catholic Church, a nation usually has no formal procedure for designating people as fitting this e
 I have a dream!I have a dream! by Thanos Kalamidas
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has been one of my role models since I was a kid and first realized the meaning of the words 'racism' and 'prejudice'. Unfortunately, life never made me forget it and it is
 Marlow & KurtzMarlow & Kurtz by Asa Butcher
I have been writing iKritics for nearly two years and no other book has given me more trouble than Heart of Darkness. The biggest problem was the opening paragraph: should
 Tragedies, victories and defeatsTragedies, victories and defeats by Jan Sand
One would think that the universe was enough of an enemy to satisfy anyone. It has habits and capabilities to produce the tiniest most insignificant particles from nothingness and then promptly exile them back to w
 
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