International human-rights struggles tend to outlive their moment in the media spotlight -- if they are lucky enough to ever enjoy a moment in the media spotlight. Where do the local heroes go when the cameras go away? What do they do? If we are speaking about the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), one of the places they went is South St. Louis, and one of the things they do is celebrate the birth of their struggle every Jan. 4. Even here, far from the swampy, oily Niger delta... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Noble Obani-Nwibari: "We gather to educate people about the troubles in the Niger delta and the importance of the environment. The environment is human beings' No. 1 wealth, our No. 1 right."