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 The Last Exit from Afghanistan by Bohdan Yuri
Months ago I was relieved to see that President Obama was not rushing his decisions regarding his Afghanistan strategy. Unfortunately, Mr. President, your final choice of action was a return to the basics of conquering the enemy with occupation.
 For Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War by Thanos Kalamidas
Usually as a lot of you have guessed and some know here in Ovi magazine we check the calendar for
 Christian Extremists Within the U.S. Military - Myth or Reality? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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 Conscientious objection helped me to encounter myself by Ovi Magazine Guest
War Resisters\' International was founded in 1921 under the name \"Paco\". It was and is based on the WRI declaration: War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to
 Chechnya blood story by Thanos Kalamidas
Is Russia’s Vietnam just finished or a new chapter just started? That was the first thing that came to mind when reading that Russia had ended the “counter-terrorism operation” against the Chechen separatists. Somehow this could
 Who cares about Somalia? by Thanos Kalamidas
The problems in Somalia didn’t start with the pirates neither with the discovery that al-Qaeda had started creating bases there and become active because neither would have happened if Somalia had been more the centre of interest for the int
 Women: The ultimate cause of war by Joseph Gatt
Why do people hate Muslims so much? Studies have long argued that the religion has no moderate voices and encourages violence and terrorism. Others stipulate that many Muslim countries are oil dictatorships and that Saudi Arabia, through channe
 Goodbye Baghdad, Hello Kabul: The US Withdrawal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There was no gasp, merely a lingering sigh that came with the announcement that the vast bulk of US combat forces would be leaving Iraq by August 31, 2010, with the final departures taking place at the end of December 2011.  Before a gatherin
 Red Hand Day by Thanos Kalamidas
Once more it is up to me to write about Red Hand Day and remind you about the invisible kids behind the khaki and camouflage uniforms, the guns in hands and the blood in their souls and minds. I suppose during my adventures, having met a few of
 Farewell Letter to Van Walsum by The Ovi Team
 The West must stop bullying Russia by Newropeans-Magazine
I was part of a TFF fact-finding mission to Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhasia in 1993. That the 7 August war would happen was predictable, albeit not the exact time. One can see this easily
 El Sahara Occidental by Beatriz M. Ramírez
 American National Security in the Age of Insecurity: 4/5 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Darfur's tears by Thanos Kalamidas
We all are aware of the Darfur refugee camps and the usual picture coming to mind that is fed by the media: hungry kids and poor mothers, old men and women looking desperate and sometimes uniformed men patrolling behind barbed wire. Hollywood star
 South Ossetia: The Guns of August by Rene Wadlow
Deep quiet holds the breath of nightMy mother-land in silence lies, Yet oft is heard an anguished moanAs Georgia in her slumber sighs- Ilia Chavhavadze
 Who's scared of Russia? by Thanos Kalamidas
While I'm writing this there are still bombs falling in Georgia and South Ossetia while there are suspicions that armies and bombs are gathering to another side of Georgia, Abkhazia and the obvious conclusion is that the big Russian bear hasn
 Why Not? by Gush Shalom
IF YOU want to understand the policy of a country, look at the map - as Napoleon recommended.Anyone who wants to guess whether Israel and/or the United States are going to attack Iran should look at the map of the Strait of Hormuz betw
 Manifiesto De Las Universidades Publicas Madrilenas Sobre El Sahara Occidental by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
 As Ethiopia Boils, Minnesota's Ethiopians Feel the Heat by Doug McGill
Ali Abdifatah is out of his mind right now, understandably so.
 Darfur's new day by Thanos Kalamidas
I’m going to go straight to the point for the ones who argue that the withdrawal of UN troops from Darfur and the prosecution of the Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir for genocide will bring more trouble than good. There is only one thing to
 Bush's Blood-Orgy in Somalia: "They Are Slaughtering Somalis Like Goats" by Newropeans-Magazine
"Land is not our priority. Our priority is the people's peace, dignity and liberty. It is the people that are important to us." Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, Head of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU)
 Carta abierta sobre el Sahara Occidental by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Madrid, 8 de julio de 2008Señorías:No crean que es un placer tener que dirigirme a los representantes de la voluntad popular para hacerles llegar el texto de mi artículo “¡H
 HIPOCRITAS by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Los que durante tanto tiempo silenciaron las legítimas razones del Pueblo saharaui y su profundo grito de angustia y de dolor. Los que sistemáticamente sile
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 7 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
How Can Terrorism be Defeated? As is well-known among experts, terrorism cannot be fought without understanding its underlying causes (and not symptoms). Unles
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 6 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Dynamics of TerrorismWith all the spectre of violence around us, the foremost question of our time seems to be: how can terrorism be defeated? This billion dollar question however cannot be answered without unde
 Pax Obama by Thanos Kalamidas
Hillary Clinton said that she’s asking all the people who worked so hard for her to work now for Barack Obama and Obama himself said in answer …nothing! It's tough work to be a presidential contender, after all this time and all th
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 1 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
What's wrong with jaw-jaw? In the last century very few world leaders could be compared with Winston Churchill of the Great Britain for his stand against appeasement. And yet he is famously quoted as sayi
 Won't somebody think of the children!? by Asa Butcher
Kudos to those who recognise the article title as Helen Lovejoy's catchphrase from "The Simpsons", but today that question should be on everybody's minds because it is International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
 A neighbourhood called earth! by Thanos Kalamidas
How would you have reacted reading that in Australia riots had started against immigrants and they were already counting dead? I bet you would be shocked, you would have read the news again and again trying to understand how that could have happen
 Something Foreseeable, This Way Comes by Leah Sellers
Repeating the same behavior with the expectation of getting different results, different outcomes, is supposed to be the definitive definition of Insanity. Socially, historically and psychologically War equals destructive and manipulative Chaos. T
 Lettre ouverte aux Deputes espagnols by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Madrid, le 22 avril 2008Messieurs les Députés,Je me permets de vous écrire pour porter à votre connaissance le suivant article que j'ai écrit
 Between Iraq & A Hard Place by Jack Wellman
I can understand why many Americans are getting tired and discouraged from the long Iraqi war. On the website controversialforums.com, which addresses many of the most controvers
 Dam Busters Remembered by Clint Wayne
On the night of 16th May 1943 nineteen Lancaster Bombers, from the elite 617 Squadron led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson V.C., took off from R.A.F. Scampton in Lincolnshire on one of the bravest and daring missions of World War Two. They had three p
 War and peace in the virtual worldWar and peace in the virtual world by Joseph Gatt
I first had a computer with internet connection in 1995. At that time there was no Messenger, no Wikipedia, resources were very scarce, and only famous international organizations had websites. Chatting was also becoming popular, but internet c
 9/11's Great What If?! by Leah Sellers
September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center and thousands of lives in and around that national symbol of American/Global wealth, might and power, are destroyed, desecrated by judgmental, hate-filled religious and political fervor from without and w
 The Un-peaceful Pacific by Vieno Vehko
Today China is more than a defensive, easily offended, blustering nation: the PRC is a superpower with economic clout, nuclear weapons, an independent space program and currently the chary host to the 2008 Olympic Games. But clearly in the global
 A psycho killer called Mugabe by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading the news I was wondering how many graves the people of Zimbabwe will find after Mugabe’s regime ends. I was wondering how many mothers cry this very minute for their missing sons and daughters and how many kids grieve for their paren
 Sahara occidentale: Le legittime ragioni del popolo saharawi by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Sono già passati più di 32 anni da quando il Marocco ha espulso la Spagna dal Sahara Occidentale, sostituendosi ad essa, con sangue e fuoco, nel ruolo di potenza coloniale e paese occupante.Que
 How many? by Thanos Kalamidas
In the beginning it was people with names, then it became numbers, ten then twenty and then fifty; nowadays it is tens or dozens without specifying how many tens or dozens and they are always innocent and it is people, women and many, too many, ki
 La columna de los 1.000 by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Un grupo de estudiantes de periodismo pretende volver a poner de actualidad el conflicto La Hamada no tiene nada que ver con la imagen romá
 PROJECT "Future Without War" by Alexandra Pereira
Objective of this project – built up over 30 years – together with its worldwide cooperation partners: freeing the earth from violence and war.
 Whom the Goddesses would destroy, they first make unaware by Rene Wadlow
The goddesses have a sense of tragic irony by bringing together anniversary dates with events which highlight the opposition to the values being celebrated. Thus this year, with ironic timing, the world marks March 8th as International Women
 XXXII Aniversario proclamacion Republica Saharaui by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
 El lobby promarroqui en accion by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
El 14 de noviembre de 1976, primer aniversario de los Acuerdos Tripartitos de Madrid, Felipe González, en su visita a los campamento
 Aisha's Red Hand by Thanos Kalamidas
How does it feel when you look into a sixteen-year-old girl's eyes and you feel that, even though she is just sixteen, you are looking into the eyes of the oldest woman on earth? How does it feel to look into a sixteen-year-old girl’s
 Nota De Prensa by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
CEAS-Sáhara condena los acuerdos militares del Gobierno español con Marruecos y advierte de la cobertura que España está dando a los planes del reino marroquí para consolidar la ocupación ilegal del Sáhara Occide
 An act of revenge by Thanos Kalamidas
Has anybody thought how the German people would have felt if in the beginning of the European Community they weren’t welcome because a group of Nazi officials had escaped to South America? How would these people have felt if they were blamed
 Calling Military Veterans by The Ovi Team
Hello. My name is Kyle Nappi. I am 17-years-old and I live in Ostrander, Ohio (USA). I am a junior at Buckeye Valley High School in Delaware, Ohio. I was wondering if you could do me a favor. I have a big interest in history,
 The New Wars of Climate Change by Luis Alves
Conflict syndrome
 Peace Art 2 by Alexandra Pereira
Alexandra Pereira returns with more political imagery in her 'Peace Art' series.For the f
 The Kurdish-American honeymoon has ended by Ovi Magazine Guest
The Kurdish-American honeymoon has endedBy Yerevan Adham When I woke up and checked the news on Dec 16th, I realized that Turkey had bombed Iraqi Kurdistan. I became very sad and disa
 2007 Terrorism World Championship2007 Terrorism World Championship by Joseph Gatt
Qualified Teams: Afghanistan, Colombia, the European Union, India, Iraq, Israel, the Maghreb, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The terrorism world championship takes into accoun
 Art In Politics - The Nexus between Art and Politics in Four War Movies by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Abstract: By fighting fire with fire, politic
 Las mujeres saharauis by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Suelma Beiruk, responsable de relaciones internacionales de la República Democrática del Sahara, ha visitado el Estado español para recordarnos la deuda pendiente que tenemos con su país. Esta bellísima mujer que luce un v
 Western Sahara: 32 years of exile and struggle - International Law is not Utopia by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Last 30 April the article titled “Postponing Utopia, Defending Dignity,” by Bernabé López García, was published in the Opinión Section of El País. The article basically j
 Silent Night by Jack Wellman
Flare after flare was followed by a thundering hail of machine guns. Rapid strobes of light pierced the darkness, each light a deadly shot. Noise, confusion, and an incessant roar of mortars, make this grim scene seem hell on earth. In Europe
 Peace Art by Alexandra Pereira
Inspired by Yoko Ono's 'Peace Wave' that encourgages everybody to print the 'War Is Over' poster and place it in their window, Alexandra Pereira has created her own 'Peace Series'.
 The Struggle of the Sahrawi People by Dr. Luis Portillo, Ph. D.
Ladies and Gentlemen: My message for all of you is the same as the one for Mr. John Sweeney, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations: Please, spread all over the worl
 Losing a war by Thanos Kalamidas
Over the last year Iraq has managed to monopolize our interest. A war zone, a civil war, hundreds of innocent victims daily, bombs in the centre of the cities and behind all of that is a dead dictator and his regime,
 Let the Peace Wave Grow by Alexandra Pereira
I was just 2 1/2 months old when a shameful (for humanity) event of the 20th century happened: John Ono Lennon was killed outside the Dakota Building by the fool Mark David Chapman, in New York City. This act of evilness,
 Machiavelli and the Republic by Jack Wellman
The Merchants The landscape was totally devastated. Dead, blotted human corpses littered the field and valley. It seemed the whole of Europe and Ital
 A Soldier's Lot by Clint Wayne
As reports of our British Troops bravely serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan have now shamefully slipped off the BBC’s radar unless there is another tragic untimely death, in which case it might just make number three on its News Bulletins
 Following orders by Thanos Kalamidas
General Petraeus, the latest US military commander in Iraq, has faced heavy criticism in Congress while reporting on the non progress of the US targets in the country for security and stabilization of life. Actually the general must be a very brav
 Captains Ahab and Eva by Thanos Kalamidas
I don’t write critics often because, as a principal, I believe that what you like and what you don’t like is very personal and that even goes to what the majority consider classics. Asa very correctly pointed out in the past that even
 The right captain by Thanos Kalamidas
The truth is that you can avoid thinking that the king is totally isolated from reality when you read things like the latest from George W. Bush. His decision to nominate a new commander of the US military forces in the Middle East with his missio
 E.T. call home by Thanos Kalamidas
I was browsing through the news when I noticed that China had launched a new missile that destroys satellites. So they successfully tested it with an old Chinese satellite 800 kilometers somewhere above the earth and then warned all the other spac
 It's hard to say sorry by Thanos Kalamidas
The Romans used to say that is not enough for the Caesar to be honest, but the wife of the Caesar must also be honest. I remembered that while reading the news that Spain has issued an international warrant for three US soldiers accused of causing
 Who'll play Saddam? by Asa Butcher
As sequels go, this one has an extremely generous budget that shows no sign of making any money at the Box Office. It could go down as one of the biggest flops since Vietnam: The Movie, yet we are all quietly wondering whether the America
 The world's humanitarian organization by The Ovi Team
Ovi magazine has a history of promoting organisations that deserve further recognition and encouragement, which is why today we are highlighting our support for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresc
 USA's Somalia offensive by Amin George Forji
The crisis in Somalia has now taken a new face, with the US military joining to track down suspected al Qaeda operatives. Heavily armed gunships from the US military base in Djibouti are said to have launched a series of military strikes on two vi
 Following orders by Thanos Kalamidas
It's so sad to see something coming true that was going around in your mind all the time. It is sad to see that they couldn’t even hold themselves for a few months not to mention days. Now we know that their hurry to commit a crime was j
 Pakistan's Iron Curtain by Amin George Forji
Pakistan and Afghanistan, both allies to the USA's 'War on Terror', are no longer at ease following Pakistan’s move to fence and mine most of its 2,500km border with Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai
 The Somalia carousel by Thanos Kalamidas
Somalia’s President Abdullahi Yusuf accused the Islamist militia and the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) for close al-Qaeda links, and that there will be no other peace talks as long these links last and the Islamic movement has terrorist
 An expected apology by Thanos Kalamidas
UN General Secretary Mr. Kofi Annan gave his final and goodbye speech at the library of the late US president Harry Truman in Independence, Missouri, talking about the needs of the UN and often pointing at the US and their responsibilities. South
 A new chapter by Amin George Forji
Even before he embraces the job, the American people, like President Bush, seem to be unanimous in the view that Robert Gates, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is the right person to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Defense Sec
 Massacring DR Congo's future by Thanos Kalamidas
There’s nothing that saddens me more than the news of a civil war, whether it begins or continues. There was a civil war in Greece that lasted nearly five years; memories and passions still last generations later. So why would it be any diff
 Child soldiers by Thanos Kalamidas
The image of a ten-year-old holding a toy machine gun always disturbed me; it gives me a bad feeling of the ultimate horror - something that even Hollywood has avoided pictures like that.
 Connected by Jan Sand
Some time ago, somebody suggested that China, which was noted for its disciplined population, didn’t really need an atomic bomb. It could demand that at a certain hour and a certain minute and a certain second
 Living through Hezbollah's bombardment by Amin George Forji
Linda Miller, a teacher of English in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Haifa, was living in Northern Israel when it underwent bombardments by Hezbollah rockets. She describes the period of the b
 Brothers with arms by Juliana Elo
Esta série é uma das mais belas produções já vistas em uma tela, e dizem ser a mais realista a tratar da Segunda Guerra Mundial. É uma pena que com seus 660 minutos, seja longa demais para ser exibida nos cinemas. Ban
 Have a gander by Asa Butcher
I always remember my parent’s box of vinyl 45s in the lounge, especially one in particular even though I never listened to it. It was Joan Armatrading’s Flight of the Wild Geese and it was the theme song for
 Churchill the AmericanChurchill the American by Thanos Kalamidas
History is my passion. I love reading history books. I love reading biographies and autobiographies. One of my favourite autobiographies is Winston Churchill’s. The man was history himself, he was
 Brothers with arms by Juliana Elo
This series is one of the most beautiful productions I’ve ever seen on the screen, and it’s said to be the most realistic production about the Second World War. It’s a pity it was too long for the cinema. Band of Brothers
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