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The Trump administration on Monday pressed Moscow to release political and religious prisoners, saying that the Kremlin was reverting to “old Soviet practices” to take rights away from prisoners, according to The Associated Press. “The Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve equal treatment under the law and the ability to exercise their rights without fear of retribution,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Nauert said Washington would call on its counterparts in Moscow to stop using its justice system to “suppress dissent and peaceful religious practice.” The State Department, citing human rights organizations, said the number of political and religious prisoners was now over 150. A State Department official told the AP that the U.S. has seen the number of political prisoners increase threefold since 2014. The department cited a series of cases, including four Ukrainians on a hunger strike and … [Read more...] about Trump administration pushes Kremlin for release of religious and political prisoners
Upcoming political events in the Bay Area. MONDAY Women’s political leadership: A forum on “Power and Parity: Women’s Political Leadership.” Speakers include state Controller Betty Yee, state Democratic Party Women’s Caucus chair Christine Pelosi and Debbie Mesloh, president of San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. 6:30-8 p.m., Cambria Gallery, 1045 Bryant St., San Francisco. More information is here. TUESDAY Pro-Assange rally: Rally outside the British Consulate to support Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is detained at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. 4-6 p.m., 1 Sansome St., San Francisco. More information is here. Youth leaders: Young Bay Area activists describe their strategies to try to change policies and attract support in a Commonwealth Club event. Tickets $0-$10. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco. More information is here. WEDNESDAY World Refugee Day: The nonprofit 1951 Coffee hosts an event with art, activities and … [Read more...] about Bay Area political events: Women in politics, Assange rally
England Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands 12 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44439825 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel What do the following places have in common?Nuneaton and Bedworth, in Warwickshire; Staffordshire Moorlands; Stoke-on-Trent; Warwickshire; Wychavon, in Worcestershire.They are all … [Read more...] about The gender split in Midlands politics
Life by Press Association June 19, 2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield has said the new series of the period drama is the most political yet, and has parallels with today’s society. The smash hit BBC programme, set in 18th century Cornwall, has recently returned for a fourth series which will see Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) heading to London to become an MP. The televisions series is based on novels by Winston Graham, first published in the 1940s, but Horsfield said when she was writing the adaptation it did not need to be updated. She told Radio Times magazine: “The subjects that Winston Graham was writing about are as relevant now as they were when he first embarked on the saga, and as they were in the era that he writes about. “Take his depiction of the banking industry. Who knew that bankers could be greedy, corrupt and out for themselves? “Some of … [Read more...] about Fourth series of Poldark is the political series, says writer