Last Saturday I found myself sitting across the table from Bill McKibben on the outdoor patio of a San Francisco pub, interviewing him about the modern day Merry Pranksters-style Do […]
Yesterday morning I walked down the street to the building with the big fat neon CHASE signs that replaced the modest old WaMu writing almost exactly two years ago, and […]
Whenever I have a conversation about the environmental and social injustices around the country and the world, it follows a similar pattern: Look at Place X, Y or Z, it’s […]
So while last week’s peaceful transfer of power to Goodluck Jonathan to replace ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua (who has been in a hospital in Saudi Arabia since Nov. 23, leaving a huge power vacuum) came as welcome news to a country with a long history of political instability, repression and military coups, it is but a small tile in a fragile mosaic.
One thing, however, is certain: Oil has not been a blessing to the Delta and her people, and nowhere has this been documented more luminously than in photojournalist Ed Kashi’s book, Curse of the Black Gold.