As Col. Lang wrote… “Think about it! A UN chemical weapons use investigating team is in Damascus. They were invited into the country by the Syrian government.”
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Thursday August 8, 2013 4:26 pm|
30 year old Natalie Hynde — daughter of The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and The Kinks’ Ray Davises — was arrested last week in an act of civic disobedience protesting fracking company Cuadrilla in Balcombe, West Sussex. Reports indicate that Hynde super glued herself to her boyfriend at the entrance of a drilling site.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:16 pm|
God Save the Queen!
As all of Great Britain gears up for the Royal Push, replete with lots of souvenirs–because what would be the birth of another Royal (can we call it a “crowning”?) without some tea towels and china to mark the blessed occasion–England and Wales have passed another milestone: Marriage equality.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday July 15, 2013 7:15 pm|
Wearing pink carnation boutonnieres to show their support for equality, today the British House of Lords gave their final approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill with an unopposed third reading voice vote.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday June 3, 2013 8:30 am|
Today promises a marathon debate in the British House of Lords, as 94 Lords have signed up to speak on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Second Reading debate.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Tuesday May 21, 2013 4:45 pm|
Today the British House of Commons gave for a second time its overwhelming approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, voting 366 to 161 at the bill’s third reading. In February, the same body overwhelmingly approved the bill by a vote of 400 to 175 at its second reading.
The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, now moves to the House of Lords.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday May 20, 2013 3:46 pm|
Today the House of Commons considered several amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Report Stage of the legislation.
The bill would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday May 12, 2013 4:00 pm|
The British House of Commons is scheduled to give the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill its third reading on May 20 and 21. The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Commons in February on a Second Reading vote of 400 to 175. The bill has also cleared the subsequent Report stage, where a committee of 19 MPs scrutinized the bill line by line, with a 15 to 4 vote.
Hardline anti-gay and anti-choice Christian groups Christian Concern and One of Us have reportedly organized a public prayer vigil to coincide with the Third Reading. Interestingly, the very nature of the vigil is disobedient to the guidelines Jesus is said to have set for prayer.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday May 1, 2013 8:00 pm|
Lawmakers say Syrian chemical weapons could menace U.S.
|By: TomThumb Saturday March 30, 2013 4:00 pm|
It is helpful to get a bead on austerity, its impact on poor people, its overall pattern of poverty creation, and its degradations by looking across the pond to where austerity unbounded has had time to metastasize into law, and actual changes in people’s lives. Polly Toynbee of The Guardian warns about these cuts, set to start on April 1st, or Monday, because the media have not publicized them.