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Today in history: reading the Riot Act for 300 years

You may not have known that the Riot Act was passed by an act of the British Parliament on this date exactly 300 years ago, July 20, 1715.


Opposition to repressive Canadian legislation grows

"The NDP has identified several serious problems in C-51, including that the bill will give broad new powers to CSIS without enhancing oversight."


Buried in the back garden: families priced out of decent burials

UK families have been forced to bury loved ones in their back gardens amid an upsurge in "paupers' funerals" caused by rising costs and grant cuts.


Bill clears way for 2014 gay weddings in England

Legislation to legalize gay marriage finally cleared Parliament, paving the way for the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales next summer.


Irish voters hold their noses, OK forced austerity

This will be seen as a victory for those who are promoting austerity as the solution for Europe's fiscal woes.