GM crops should not just be dismissed, nor just accepted

CAPE TOWN, Jun 16 (IPS) - After a protracted court battle of seven years, a small South African environmental organisation won a major legal victory against the multinational agri-chemical and seed giant Monsanto.

Communists call on state for back-up

India's largest communist party has urged New Delhi to rush paramilitary forces to a district in West Bengal that has been overrun by Maoist guerillas.

Iran's Tudeh Party warns of ploy to suppress peoples movement

Iran’s Tudeh Party warns that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s call for a review of last Friday’s voting “is only a tactical retreat for a new offensive” against the widening mass movement for reform.

Good? Bad? Netanyahu speech draws mixed reactions

Was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-reported speech Sunday a step forward or just more of the same? The reactions have been mixed.


Giant Jumping Rat born at Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn, N.Y. — This as yet unsexed pup was born in April of this year. Dad Armand and mom Vonjy are keeping a close watch on the infant.

Turmoil in Iran widens

TEHRAN (Tehranbureau.com), June 15 — Dusk on Monday witnessed the most shocking scenes so far from the aftermath to Iran’s disputed election. Events have have now escalated to a level of intensity unprecedented since the Iranian revolution of 1979.

Men 40% more likely to die from cancer than women

Men are almost 40 percent more likely than women to die from cancer, according to a new report published Monday.

Irans Tudeh Party assails millions of rigged ballots for Ahmadinejad

Millions of Iranians stood in long queues holding green flags as a sign of protest against the bankrupt despotic rule of the Spiritual Leader and his cronies. This has shaken the mendacious regime to such an extent that its leaders have ordered their repressive forces in the major cities to crush the will of the majority by organizing a quasi-military coup.

Repression mounts in Colombia

The militaristic Colombian government, servant of moneyed interests at home and abroad and tight with paramilitaries and narco-traffickers, is lashing out at shadows, represented as dangers to the state. President Alvaro Uribe is seeking a third presidential term unsanctioned by Colombia’s constitution.

The evidence that Shell tried to bury

The Morning Star (morningstaronline.co.uk) reveals the evidence that Shell tried to hide with last week's $15.5 million out-of-court settlement over its activities in Nigeria.

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