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A T-Shirt With ‘Democratic Pheromones’ Sells for $4,000 in Taiwan

Who says no one can put a price on social movements? A “sweaty” black T-shirt once worn by Chen Wei-ting, one of the student leaders who led a recent three-week occupation of Taiwan’s parliament, sold last week for 120,000 New Taiwan dollars (US$3,981) on local online auction site Ruten.

?Transgender Woman Running for Parliament in India

17 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On the heels of India's Supreme Court granting legal recognition to third gender citizens known as hijra, a transgender woman from southern India has set off on a campaign for a seat in Indian parliament. Bharati Kannamma, 53, is seen...Show More Summary

Fish Waved in Parliament

The parliament was Italy's, and the fish was reportedly a sea bass: If you want to know why he was waving it, here's the story, but I really think this is one where the waving of the fish (which starts...          Related Stories Legislature...Show More Summary

Rai calls for electing a responsible president who is best suited for Lebanon

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai said during his Easter address that the the entire world is watching the parliament and hopes the MPs will meet the necessary quorum needed to elect a new president. “The entire world is watching the parliament and hopes that the MPs will meet the necessary quorum,” the patriarch noted. Show More Summary

Shadow men haunt Parliament

FORGET for a moment the Grange, if you can, and concentrate on the underlying issue ICAC is wrestling with — the insidious power of unelected…

UKRAINIAN PM: CRIMEA IS ‘OUR LAND’ & WE ‘WILL FIGHT FOR IT’

By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told his parliament Friday that he refuses to accept that Crimea will remain a part of Russia, asserting that Ukraine will “fight for it” if necessary. “We will together with the international community continue to bring back step by step the region as in political, diplomatic sense, […]

Russian MPs Want to Prosecute Gorbachev

Russian members of parliament are making an extraordinary bid to have Mikhail Gorbachev prosecuted for the "illegal" collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago. They are calling for a criminal probe into the last leader of the USSR, a man widely respected around the world for ending the Cold War. Show More Summary

European Parliament Passes Invasive “Alien Species” Regulation

The European Parliament has passed a regulation aimed at preventing and managing the introduction and spread of invasive animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms alien to the European territory. The regulation aims to prevent those organisms from having a negative impact, either on the environment, human health or socio-economic development. Show More Summary

Spokesman Clarifies European Leader Joseph Daul Does Not Support Porn

The spokesman for Joseph Daul, head of the European People's Party in the European Parliament who made a controversial statement about pornography this week, told Breitbart News that Daul only used the porn analogy to make a point about the importance of open borders and common currency and not as a selling point for a united Europe. Show More Summary

Tories under fire for opposing EU vote to cut plastic bag use

Tory Euro MPs are under fire from Lib Dems after they opposed a European Parliament vote for a binding target to cut plastic bag use across Europe by 80% in 5 years, after 539 MEPs voted in favour, 51 against and 72 abstained. The EU move follows a strong campaign by environmentalists such as the […]

Priest Runs For Parliament To “Destroy” Gays

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Ah, Romania. It’s one of the least hospitable countries for LGBTs, which is probably why evil priest F is running for office there. Julian Capsali’s running for European Parliament on a platform of eradicating gays. His beliefs are pretty standard for an ignorant homophobe: he spouts nonsense about “homosexual ideology” and how Christians are all oppressed […]

Conservative pro-life MP Vellacott supports NDP palliative care motion

by Thaddeus Baklinski OTTAWA, April 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Support for a motion tabled by an NDP Member of Parliament calling on the federal government to establish a pan-Canadian palliative and end-of-life care policy is growing after its first hour of debate earlier this month, with veteran pro-life MP Maurice…

A Russian Reconquista

In case anyone doubted his intentions, here’s what Putin said on live TV today: “The Federation Council granted the president the right to use military force in Ukraine,” he said, referring to the upper house of parliament. “I really hope that I do not have to exercise this right and that we are able to solve […]

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Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Military aggression] Russian President Vladimir Putin has asserted Russia's right to use military force in eastern Ukraine, saying "that the upper chamber of Parliament had authorized...Show More Summary

RUSSIA THREATENS UKRAINE INVASION

They said they wouldn’t invade. But now they say they might. Russian President Putin says the parliament has given him permission to go into eastern Ukraine. An area he’s now referring to as the “new Russia.”

SOPA Defeat Haunts Efforts to Rein In Illegal Copying, British Official Says

Michael Weatherly, a member of parliament and adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, says copyright owners will look to efforts beyond legislation.

How Corporate Sovereignty Threatens Democracy

(Credit: Julianita Qué Tal) Faced with the threat of enormous fines, other parliaments may choose to ignore the will of their people by meekly acquiescing to corporate demands.

UK economics-based election predictor suggests hung parliament

An analysis of economic influences on political popularity suggests that the Conservatives will move ahead of Labour in the polls by the time of the May 2015 general election but their lead will be insufficient to deliver a majorityShow More Summary

Meet the European Parliamentarian Who's Entitled to £4.5m a Year of Your Money

A French Socialist MEP has the right to claim the equivalent of £4.5m a year because she was put into the European Parliament six days before it closes for the election. Cllr Christine Revault D’Allonnes Bonnefoy is allowed to claim three months’ worth of expenses and salary, despite doing less than one week’s work. Show More Summary

Is Indonesia shifting its South China Sea policy?

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressing members of the Indonesian parliament, October 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Supri) A Jakarta think-tank intellectual was once asked whether Beijing listens when Jakarta speaks. He responded emphatically:...Show More Summary

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