Bhutan: Namgay Peldon, first woman elected ‘Gup of Tashiding Gewog’

Bhutan (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་ཡུལ་, tr ʼbrug-yul, "Druk Yul"; Devanagari भूटान, Bhūṭān), officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by the Indian states of Assam and West … [Read more...]

ELIZABETH MAY ~ Female Party Leader Excluded From Debates

    Where is our basic Freedom of Speech, why the exclusion?   Is there a hidden agenda here?      Just yesterda,  I read that Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader Canada was excluded from the televised debates that will take place. May is understandably in shock. "News that I will not be allowed to participate in the debates. In shock at the moment. I will be in those debates," May wrote on Twitter. Marco Dubé, a spokesman for the broadcast consortium that hosts the debates, confirmed the … [Read more...]

care2 petitionsite: 'Let's make Canada a leader for affordable AIDS drugs!'

Give AIDS Drugs the Vote They Deserve In 2009, Parliament passed a bill (C393) that would make affordable AIDS drugs available throughout the developing world. But the sponsor of the bill resigned and the rules of Parliament require a revote. We've already seen that the majority of Parliament supports this bill. Now we need to urge conservative members to agree to a sponsor, so that the bill gets the democratic vote it deserves. Let's make Canada a leader for affordable AIDS … [Read more...]

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