For our convenience

For our convenience

Toilets have been around since the days of Elizabeth I. Systems old and new.

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Toilets - The Facts

Toilets - The Facts

Everything you ever wanted to know about toilets.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
To Sewer or Not to Sewer

To Sewer or Not to Sewer

David Satterthwaite speaks out in praise of sewers, and Mayling Simpson-Hébert retaliates on behalf of pits.

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Stand up, stand up for toilets...

Stand up, stand up for toilets...

Toilet champions are not so rare a breed as you’d think. Here are some distinguished exemplars.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
A girl in Java, Indonesia, enjoying her new school toilet. Photo: UNICEF / Josh Estey

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?

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Photo by: yasunigreengold.org / Mia Andersson / Ali Supay

ACTION!

To save Yasuní, the oil must stay in the ground.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Will Yasuní – and its great ceibo trees – fall prey to greenhouse gangsters?Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Mauro Burzio

Costing the earth

Adam Ma’anit navigates the snakepits of global carbon trading in the context of Yasuní.

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A crude dilemma

A crude dilemma

Calm the panic or delay the inevitable?

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

The Yasuní National Park oil blocks

The five oil concession regions in Yasuní National Park

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Dirty and dangerous – workers who clean up oil spills often suffer neurological and digestive problems. Cancer rates are higher in areas close to oil activity than in the rest of Ecuador.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Oscar Francino / Ali Supay

Toxic blocks

No-one said oil was clean. But Ecuador’s experience of extracting fossil fuels is about as bad as it gets, reports David Ransom.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Photo: FABRÍCIO GUAMÁN

‘Speak to us first!’

People from the Ecuadorian rainforest tell Fabrício Guamán what they think of their Government’s proposal to leave petroleum in the ground.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
The indigenous peoples of Yasuní retain strong community values. They need to – under the shadow of military and oil company repression.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Mauro Burzio

Yasuní – is this the way beyond petroleum?

Is Ecuador’s bold proposal not to exploit a billion barrels of oil in the Yasuní National Park a serious option for combating climate change? If so, the world is going to have to move fast, warns Vanessa Baird.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
The charm fades

The charm fades

Pakistani physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy explores his country’s rocky relationship with nukes.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008
Photo: REUTERS

Bust! the gambling boom

David Ransom finds a likeness between the addictions of gambling and the speculative impulses of capitalism.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

Resist!

Anti-nuke action across the world

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008
Survivor: Nagasaki bomb victim Sumiteru Taniguchi looks at a photo of himself taken in 1945. His horrific burns have required 17 operations.

Nuclear weapons: a history

From the Manhattan Project and Hiroshima, to the Cold War, North Korea and beyond, nuclear fission has changed everything.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008
Speaking truth to power: a protester makes her point before being bundled out of a US Senate hearing on the Iraq war.Photo: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Talking warheads

What are the West’s weapons actually for? asks Paul Rogers.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008
Road block: the Spanish group covered themselves in paint before blockading the base.Photo: Co Nscien Tious Objection Movement

Trident tested

Activist Angie Zelter celebrates a year-long blockade of Britain’s weapons of mass destruction.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008
Whoops!

Whoops!

Wayward warheads, mid-air collisions and dangerous detonations.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

Nuclear weapons - the facts

There are over 27,000 nuclear weapons in the world. Thousands are deployed on land, at sea and in the air, posing the constant threat of nuclear war and radioactive contamination.

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Illustration: Nick Purser

The bomb stops here

With nuclear weapons multiplying again, now is the time to seize the moment and ban them, argues Jess Worth.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008
Land just outside Addis Ababa which Asfaw and his pupils have cleared in preparation for building the Moya.

Post script: The Moya

Since completing this article, Asfaw Yemiru has finalised plans for putting his new educational ideas into practice. Alex Brodie describes the "Moya" which Asfaw and his pupils will soon begin building.

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Crying in the wilderness

Crying in the wilderness

The author of this article, Asfaw Yemiru, is one of Africa's most extraordinary men. At the age of 10, he was an illiterate beggar-boy on the streets of Addis Ababa. Today, aged 28, he is headmaster of a free school for over 3,000 poor children. Not content with this achievement, Asfaw is now moving his school towards a new concept of education which could have significance not just for Ethiopia but for many other parts of both the developing and the developed world.

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World food crisis

World food crisis

Harvests have fallen short of targets in almost all the most populous parts of the world. As food shortages reach crisis point for millions of people in the poor world, Keith Abercrombie spells out the present situation and analyses the underlying issues which threaten to set back the whole process of world development in the Second Development Decade.

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We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
World food crisis March, 1973
World food crisis March, 1973
World food crisis March, 1973
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