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November 2007's Issue

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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Musharraf’s mess

Ayesha Ijaz Khan explains Pakistan’s precarious position.


Experimenting with capitalism in Cuba

Kabul lives

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

Depleted Uranium – the facts

The facts on depleted uranium

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). Adam Ma’anit traces the roots of these feelings and argues that we need liberation.

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 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.

Hell no, we won't go

US Iraq vets against the war

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Mistress by Anita Nair

Depleted uranium – Action

Including Building the ban with Belgian activists and DU and the law.

Nights at the Circus

Nights at the Circus by Bishi

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Comicopera by Robert Wyatt

Don't look, don't find

Can Iraqi doctors break through the wall of indifference? Doug Weir reports.

The Witnesses

The Witnesses directed and co-written by André Techiné

A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

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

DU: From waste to weapon

DU: From waste to weapon – a visual guide.

Who's the real criminal?

John LaForge squares up to the largest DU munitions manufacturer in the US.

A marriage of convenience

Maria Golia observes the wheeling and dealing behind a Cairo wedding.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, frontrunner in the race for the White House, is a woman. Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends.

Big Bad World

George W stands firm in the face of Polyp

Masih Alinejad

How Masih Alinejad is paying the price for confronting Iran’s leaders


World Bank and corruption in Armenia

Marching for the monks

Burma’s rebels on the line

Buddhas need a passport

China permits reincarnation

Drugs, guns and money

Drugs and guns in Colombia’s guerrilla war

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Taxing African wealth

Radio New Internationalist explains how African countries’ coffers are being plundered to leave populations in poverty

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Propaganda by any other name

Zimbabwe’s government spends millions on propaganda

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Three decades of change in an African village

In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.

Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?


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The coming war on China

The coming war on China: A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is underway in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. This is provocative and dangerous, argues John Pilger in his special report. Tax avoidance: An in-depth and global look at how corporations and rich individuals are looting the public purse – and why governments are allowing them to get away with it. Edited by Josh Eisen and Richard Swift.

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