Manila, Philippines: Protest at President Aquino’s State of the Nation (SONA) address, July 28, 2014.
Comrade George Habash (2nd from left), founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and his delegation on an official visit to the socialist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Map of military actions in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, July 22-28, 2014.
By Ewan Robertson
July 28, 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan’s Bolivarian movement today celebrates 60 years since the birth of former president Hugo Chavez.
The iconic leader died of cancer in March last year after being reelected to a third constitutional term by a wide margin on 7 October 2012. A military officer from a humble background, Chavez spearheaded the political project known as the “Bolivarian revolution”, named after 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar.
On 14 April 2013 Chavez’s former vice president, Nicolas Maduro, was narrowly elected as president on a ticket of continuing his mentor’s project and policies.
Official acts, marches and other gatherings are being held around the country today to mark what would have been Chavez’s 60th birthday, and to remember the life and legacy of the former president.
Nicolas Maduro attended an event at the Cuartel de la Montaña in Caracas, where Chavez’s remains are held. He then travelled to a remembrance event at Chavez’s birthplace in the rural town of Sabaneta in the south west of the country.
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine guerrilla at the funeral of Ahmed Jargoon in Rafah, Gaza Strip, 2011.
DONETSK, July 28 (ITAR-TASS) - Defense minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Strelkov has ordered commanders and soldiers of militia forces not to fire on Ukrainian servicemen raising white flags or otherwise indicating surrender.
Strelkov says those taken as war prisoners must be moved to special points for sending under guard deeper into militia-controlled areas.
In accordance with Geneva protocol agreements on rules of military operations, such persons must be provided with food and medical care. They must not be shot, tortured or abused. Violation of the regulations is viewed as a war crime, the minister’s document says.
Persons voluntarily laying down arms and surrendering, and not having committed serious crimes in military operations in the territory of Novorossia (the Donetsk and Lugansk regions), themselves decide whether to return to their families in Ukraine, join militia ranks in the southeast or go to Russia.
"Her name was Kristina & she & her baby were killed by #Ukraine's military.”
Via Andrey Panevin
At least 13 civilians and likely dozens more have been killed by continuing artillery barrages, as government troops close in on militia positions around the city of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine.
A 1-year old - killed next to her parents - and a 5-year old are among the dead, according to information published by the Donetsk regional administration. Several local journalists on the ground have reported that as many as 30 have been killed, as fighting continues.Government troops reached the outskirts of the city of 250,000 people late on Thursday, and have pushed militants back into positions inside residential areas.
From about 5am Sunday morning, heavy artillery shells began to explode alongside several of the main highways.
"They were aiming for our headquarters, but missed and hit residential areas instead," a local militant source told RIA news agency.
“One of the mortars hit the top floor of a popular supermarket that had customers inside. Another hit exploded in a courtyard outside an apartment block, and another next to a maternity hospital. We still don’t know how many are dead – there are ambulances everywhere,” local resident Sergey, who did not want to give his surname for fear of reprisals, told RT.
Officials from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic say the government is using powerful but imprecise BM-21 Grad (Hail) missiles in densely populated areas.