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1976 Soweto protest 1976 Soweto protest by The Ovi Team
16 June 2019
June 16th 1976; Soweto protest turns violent. At least 12 people are reported to have been killed in a series of violent clashes between black demonstrators and police in several South African townships. (Add a comment)
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning by The Ovi Team
16 June 2019
June 16th, Ratcatcher's Day is a holiday based upon the date of the Pied Piper incident as reported in the Robert Browning poem. Today you can read the poem... (2 comments)
Like A Rolling StoneLike A Rolling Stone by The Ovi Team
16 June 2019
June 16th; by the spring of 1965, Bob Dylan's presence in the world of music was beginning to be felt well outside the boundaries of his nominal genre. Within the world of folk music... (Add a comment)
A CURE for the PLAGUEA CURE for the PLAGUE by David Sparenberg
15 June 2019
If good people do not stand together for goodness sake, a day will come when good people will disappear. If decent people do not stand to practice and protect decency, a day will come when decency will not be found. (Add a comment)
Defanging the Predators: Oxfam's WoesDefanging the Predators: Oxfam's Woes by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
15 June 2019
First came the abuses. Then, the allegations. Then, the tardy response, with lacings of apologia. The UK Charity Commission could not have been harsher about the conduct of Oxfam, which is a charity fallen most foul. (Add a comment)
10 arguments against the gold standard10 arguments against the gold standard by Jay Gutman
15 June 2019
When Nixon decided to nix the gold standard in 1971, meaning that currency was backed by nothing, there was an uproar among politicians and economists. (Add a comment)
Physician leaders call for end to violence in HondurasPhysician leaders call for end to violence in Honduras by Ovi Magazine Guest
15 June 2019
The World Medical Association has called on the President of Honduras to bring to an immediate end the use of violence against protesters striking against the government's health and education reforms. (Add a comment)
Computing-Tabulating-Recording CoComputing-Tabulating-Recording Co by The Ovi Team
15 June 2019
June 15th 1911; the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in the state of New York. The company was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. In 1911, financier Charles R. Flint directed the merger of the International Time R (Add a comment)
Magna CartaMagna Carta by The Ovi Team
15 June 2019
June 15th, 1215. Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter." The document, essentially a peace treaty... (Add a comment)
Are Republicans Happier Than Democrats Because They Have Fewer Choices?Are Republicans Happier Than Democrats Because They Have Fewer Choices? by George Cassidy Payne
14 June 2019
Have you ever stopped in the middle of the cereal aisle and stared blankly at the hundreds of brands to choose from? (Add a comment)
The Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane FaceThe Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane Face by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
14 June 2019
The great centrist European tradition of social democracy has been receiving a rattle for the last few decades. The European Parliament elections were a reminder how much their appeal has diminished. (Add a comment)
An honest chat on immigrationAn honest chat on immigration by Jay Gutman
14 June 2019
What immigration is for immigrants to Europe, North America, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand: better social status in their home country, improved economic status, more political status within their families. (Add a comment)
Every blood donor is a heroEvery blood donor is a hero by The Ovi Team
14 June 2019
On 14 June, countries worldwide celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors... (Add a comment)
Zebra CrossingsZebra Crossings by The Ovi Team
14 June 2019
14th June 1961; following increasing numbers of accidents at uncontrolled zebra crossings a new type of road crossing with push button controls which will allow pedestrians to stop traffic... (Add a comment)
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