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Faezeh Hashemi Arrested To Begin Serving Six-Month Sentence

According to Iranian state news agency (IRNA), quoting the news website of Tehran Revolutionary and General Courts, former Member of the Iranian Parliament and Editor-in-Chief of the banned newspaper Zan, Faezeh Hashemi was arrested on Saturday night in Tehran, in order to begin serving her six-month prison term.

Greg Mulholland welcomes beer duty debate as e-petition hits 100,000

Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group and LKiberal Democrat Member of Parliament, Greg Mulholland, has welcomed the news today that the e-petition against the controversial beer duty escalator has reached 100,000 signatures. The Beer Duty Escalator increases the tax on beer at 2% above the rate of inflation each year, placing [...]

Uganda: Teenage Girl Becomes Africa's Youngest MP

Africa is truly rising and African women are rising with it. Currently, Malawi and Liberia have female presidents. Now Uganda has elected the youngest Member of Parliament in Africa - she is 19 year old Proscovia Alengot Oromait.

Canada: MPs Spend Second Hour Debating Motion 312 on Abortion

Members of the Canadian Parliament spent the second hour today debating Motion 312, which says Canada should re-examine when human life begins. Motion 312 proposes that, with so many significant advances in medicine, Parliament should revisit Canada’s current definition of human being. In the Canadian Criminal Code, Section 223 states that “a child becomes a [...]

UK Politicians Call For Ban On Arctic Drilling Due To Safety Concerns

The UK’s Environmental Audit Committee has released a report titled “Protecting the Arctic” in which Members of Parliament call for a halt on oil drilling in the region until several concerns are addressed. Among the concerns include the need for the implementation of a pan-Arctic oil spill response standard, stricter financial liability regimes for oil [...]

Rupert Everett Stands By Gay Parenting Comments

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The good news on this is I’m not applying for any sort of public office. I don’t want to be a (Member of Parliament), I don’t want to be in a council, I don’t want to be the head of (actors’ union) Equity. I’m just an individual with my own life and the things I [...]

Woodworth compares abortion to Nazism, slavery: sparks ‘torrents’ of protest in Quebec

by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman September 18, 2012 ( - Comments by Canadian Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth comparing the killing of the unborn to Nazi eugenics and the mistreatment of blacks in 19th century America, which were virtually ignored by the Anglophone press in Canada, have caused a “torrent”…

Tens of thousands of pro-life postcards supporting M 312 backlogged at Parliament post office

by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, Ontario, September 19, 2012 ( – Tens of thousands of postcards mailed to Canadian Members of Parliament this summer in support of Motion 312 have clogged the House of Commons mail system and might not be delivered until after the upcoming vote. News of the inundation comes…

19-Year-Old Woman Is Africa's Youngest Legislator [Video]

19-year-old Proscovia Alengot Oromait is now the youngest Member of Parliament in African history after running for and winning the MP position left vacant by her father in Usuk County of eastern Uganda. The teenager had been planning to go to university, but was derailed following her father's death when she felt the pull to go into politics. Show More Summary

19-Year-Old Girl Is Uganda's Newest Lawmaker

Proscovia Oromait has been elected to Uganda's Parliament. A member of the country's ruling party, she is filling the seat left vacant after her father's death. Oh, and she's just out of high school and 19 years old. It's no surprise that the election has reportedly sent "a lot of ripples" through the organization she represents. Show More Summary

UK Conservative Party Minister Grant Shapps Is A Master Spammer

BoingBoing just pointed out a nice piece about Grant Shapps, UK Conservative Party Co-Chair and Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield. The Conservative Party has fallen under scrutiny for being too cozy with Google and their practices...Show More Summary

UK Tories put a spam kingpin in charge of the party

3 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Grant Shapps is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield and the new co-chair of the UK Conservative Party. He's also co-owner (with his wife) of a spam factory called HowToCorp, which markets a product called TrafficPaymaster, a program that scrapes blogs/RSS/search results, runs the text through a thesaurus (seemingly to avoid copyright infringement [...]

East Timor: Contact Details of Government Officials

La’o Hamutuk links to a page containing the contact details of East Timor's Parliament members and ministry officials. Written by Mong Palatino · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper

My advice on the DCMS Communications Review

I was invited to contribute a short article on the DCMS Communications Review for “The House” magazine which is the house journal of Members of Parliament and Peers. It has now been published and I reproduce the text below: “In May 2011, the DCMS launched its Communications Review. Almost a year and a half later, [...]

Pussy Riot Nominated for Sakharov Prize

Three jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot were nominated by the European Parliament for a prestigious prize named after Soviet human rights activist Andrei Sakharov.

"Hate Tax for the Successful"

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

British MEP (Member of the European Parliament) Nigel Farage knows how to deliver some zingers. In a speech decrying efforts to strengthen the European Union, Farage predicted the EU's ultimate demise, dropped a few stinging insults, and declared that the British people would reject potential referendums to increase ties between his nation and the EU.

Professor Wins Somalia’s Presidential Election

(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — Somalia’s Parliament has elected a new president of the country’s fledgling government. Members of the international community have called the move a key step toward the east African nation’s transition from a war-torn failed state to a nation with an effective government. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a professor, won Monday’s election against outgoing [...]

Somalia MPs to elect new president

Members of parliament to vote in the first vote of its kind in decades amid fears that the election will be rigged.

A breakthrough in Europe?

By Delusional Economics, who is determined to cleanse the daily flow of vested interests propaganda to produce a balanced counterpoint. Cross posted from MacroBusiness. If the comments from overly excited EU parliament members leaving...Show More Summary

News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch compensated $30 million, a 10% cut

Some members of the British Parliament felt News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch was not "fit" to lead his sprawling media company in the aftermath of the continuing phone-hacking scandal in London. But News Corp. directors felt differently, bestowing Murdoch with a $30-million compensation package in the company's 2012 fiscal year.

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