Toxicity of GMOs and Pesticides: Séralini’s Team Wins Defamation and Forgery Court Cases

By Gilles Eric Séralini On 25 November 2015, the High Court of Paris indicted Marc Fellous, former chairman of France’s Biomolecular Engineering Commission, for “forgery” and “the use of forgery”, in a libel trial that he lost to Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini. The Biomolecular Engineering… …read more

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Millennials’ charity drive: passion

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At age 22, fourth-grade teacher Jessica King is already a charity veteran.

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Right Wing Turn in Latin America?

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Matías Vernengo

Regular Triple Crisis contributor Matias Vernengo reflects on the recent presidential election results from Argentina. See his Triple Crisis blog post about the main issues in the election, written just before the run-off round, here.

Just a brief follow up on my recent post on Argentina. By a relative small margin the right wing candidate, Mauricio Macri, won the election. As noted in the previous post the most dangerous result would be an attack on the human rights policies followed by the current government, that have led to jail more than 400 human rights violators (noted that several were acquitted by lack of proofs as it should happen in a civilized society; so this was not witch hunt).

La Nación, the main conservative daily, that benefited economically from the last dictatorship and supported it, had an editorial demanding an end to ‘revenge.’ They called the left of center militants the true terrorists of the 1970s, even though the vast majority had committed no violent crime (and even those that did commit crimes should have been prosecuted according to the law, not tortured, and summarily executed). Macri has suggested that he will not stop the judiciary system from prosecuting human rights violators. But he made it clear that this will not be part of government policy.

Devaluation is in everybody’s minds, and is likely to happen, although no run on the peso for now. There is an external restriction now (and for the last couple of years, but as I noted before there is no external crisis per se, so a maxi-devaluation is a question of choice, not necessity). Also, while it is true that the neoliberal policies of the 1990s are back with the new administration, it is worth remembering that the conditions now are very different than …read more

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Emergency Protests Across UK: Don’t Let Cameron Take Us into Another War

By Stop the War Coalition David Cameron has announced that MPs will vote this Wednesday 2 December on bombing Syria.
Stop the War is asking all its groups and supporters to protest tomorrow night, Tuesday 1 December, against plans for bombing .
In London we… …read more

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Bella Tonkonogy posted a blog post

Bella Tonkonogy posted a blog post
Adapting from the ground up: Enabling small business in developing countries to adapt to climate change.Ismail Faisov tends a farm in the mountainous Dashtijum Jamoat region in Tajikistan. Dashtijum Jamoat is rich with indigenous fruits and legumes that have become naturally resilient to drought, cold weather, diseases, and other environmental stresses. For a number of reasons though, Ismail did not cultivate these traditional species, choosing instead to sell imported cultivars that did not fare well in Tajikistan’s changing climate. Consequently, Ismail struggled to support his family.The majority of people in the developing world live in poor, rural areas and rely on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) for their livelihoods. MSEs account for approximately 60 to 80 percent of the labor force in these countries.Across the world, these people are struggling to keep up with the challenges of a changing climate. In Cambodia, women farmers in the Siem Reap province face obstacles to accessing affordable water management technologies, such as solar water pumps used for irrigation, that can help them adapt to decreasing rainfall. In the Quatre Soeurs area of Mauritius, small businesses located along the coastline struggle to protect themselves from increasingly frequent flooding.Yet these crucial stakeholders are often left out when global policymakers discuss ways of engaging the private sector in climate-resilient development. How can we address this gap?In a forthcoming report co-authored by UNDP and World Resources Institute (WRI), we use the experiences of stakeholders to make recommendations about the best ways to improve the climate resilience of MSEs. The report, “Adapting from the Ground Up: Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change,” has three main findings:1) There is an economical case for MSEs to increase their resilience to …read more


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As debt crisis deepens, Puerto Rico’s fate in the balance

… LeCompte, executive director of the Jubilee USA network, a non-profit faith-based group that that works to secure debt relief for struggling nations. …read more

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