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In the Presidential elections held at the beginning of June, Assad was declared the winner with 88.7% of the vote. That is not surprising considering the nature of the regime. However, in spite of the fact that these were in no way “free” elections, and that many people could not vote as they were in refugee camps beyond the borders of the country, what emerged was that a significant section of the population is backing Assad. Why is this?
The Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign (PTUDC) and Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) organised protest demonstrations across Pakistan to condemn the Israeli aggression in Gaza. Below are reports from the demonstrations in different cities.
India has seen two very powerful general strikes in the past two years, revealing a sharp class polarisation in the country, and yet we have the disastrous result in the recent Indian elections for the Communist and left parties. This apparent contradiction has brought into sharp focus the role of the leaders of these parties and their total inability to offer a way out of the impasse they themselves have been responsible for creating.
The death of almost 300 innocent men, women and children on a Malaysian airline flight has shocked the world. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was travelling over the conflict-hit region when it disappeared from radar. A total of 283 passengers, including some 80 children, and 15 crew members were on board.
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Ing. Egidio Torre Cantú | Gobernador Constitucional de Tamaulipas
Lic. José Blas Gil Contreras | Secretario Particular del C. Gobernador
Antonio Carlos Salazar Mercado | Presidente de la Junta Local de Conciliación y Arbitraje Victoria
Oscar Godoy Espinoza | Presidente de la Junta Local de Conciliación y Arbitraje Tampico
Ayer, el ejército israelí lanzó una ofensiva terrestre sobre Gaza. Los periodistas que están en el lugar han descrito las etapas iniciales de la invasión, relatando escenas terroríficas mientras Gaza es arremetida por tanques, cañones, bombardeos aéreos y misiles disparados por barcos de guerra frente a las costas de la franja. Las fuerzas israelíes están atacando a Gaza por mar, tierra y aire.
Una tormenta de bombas y fuego grotescamente denominada "Operación Borde de Protección" ha sido desatada por el gobierno israelí contra la población civil de Gaza. En los últimos días, más de 400 toneladas de bombas altamente potenciales han alcanzado objetivos dentro de la densamente poblada Franja de Gaza, matando a más de 100 civiles, entre ellos muchos niños, e hiriendo a cientos.