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Issue 406 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

November 2007

Depleted Uranium: the poisoned legacy

When a depleted uranium (DU) munition hits a tank, it punctures its armour with ease and vapourizes into a fireball, causing total destruction. Lethal and effective, it’s no wonder that DU weapons have been used by US, British and NATO forces in recent conflicts. But has anyone measured the human cost? This month's NI explores a terrain of denial and neglect.


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Big Bad World

George W stands firm in the face of *Polyp*

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash written and directed by *Basil Gelpke*, *Ray McCormack*

Depleted Uranium – the facts

The facts on depleted uranium


Experimenting with capitalism in Cuba

Kabul lives

A photographic tribute to a city that has plumbed the depths.
Guilt complex

Guilt complex

We feel guilty about what we do (flying, driving a car) and about what we don’t do (not making that demo, not recycling enough...

Palestine's Mandela

One man may hold the key for unity among the Palestinians

Toxic souvenirs

Will the whole truth about depleted uranium ammunition ever come out? It depends on who’s looking, discovers *Dinyar Godrej*.

Samir Sid

Facing up to Algeria’s riot police, by local photographer *Samir Sid*.
The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine by *Naomi Klein*

Hold Everything Dear – Dispatches on Survival and Resistance

Hold Everything Dear – Dispatches on Survival and Resistance by *John Berger*

'We were expendable'

US Army veteran *Herbert Reed’s* blistering testimony.

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