Issue 414 of New Internationalist
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We need to talk about... toilets
2008 is the International Year of Sanitation. Or, asks *Maggie Black*, is it the International Year of Silence and Embarrassment?
President of South Africa (though not for much longer).
River Bleeds Black
Bangladeshi photographer *Shehzad Noorani* exposes the damage done to the Buriganga River.
Dignity and the decent facility
Women desperately want toilets – but not as a health aid. *Libby Plumb* reports.
Big Bad World 414
*Polyp*'s take on happiness
Mandela’s no tourist
Nelson Mandela gets a birthday present from the US, being repealed from the Terror Watch List!
Nelson Mandela (1918- )
Powerful words from South Africa’s first black President
A lifetime in muck
Unbelievably, people still exist whose task in life is shovelling shit, as *Mari Marcel Thekaekara* explains.
Colombian activist *Teófilo Acuña* on the danger of confronting paramilitaries.
Eau de victory
Water privatization heads back to public management around the world
The drugs don't work
Why young rural Indians end up addicted to pills
Tortured for 'refusing to kill'
A conscientious objector from Istanbul was beaten with sticks until he passed out