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Dirty Money - Europe’s Thirst for Oil in Nigeria 25th June 18.30 at the Free Word Centre.

Dirty Money – Europe’s Thirst for Oil in Nigeria 25th June 18.30 at the Free Word Centre.

Book tickets here What are the environmental and social impacts of Western oil corporations in the Niger Delta? Dirty Money is a graphic novel that tells the incredible story of Dotun Oloko, a Nigerian whistleblower. He tries to expose what he suspects is the involvement of the British Government and European Institutions in the laundering...
Silence Would Be Treason - Oil, Politics and Poetry, Sun 28 June, Durham

Silence Would Be Treason – Oil, Politics and Poetry, Sun 28 June, Durham

Come to this event we’re contributing to, connecting Ogoniland, County Durham and Climate Change. PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Oil, politics, poetry with Platform and Transition Durham, Sunday 28th June 7pm-11pm at EMPTY SHOP HQ  35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SJ  www.emptyshop.org Platform, Transition Durham and Metaceptive invite you to a special FREE event for 2015 connecting County Durham with Ogoniland in the Niger...
Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts. Launch events

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts. Launch events

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts explores the murky world of oil sponsorship of the arts, focusing on the deep-rooted relationship between our art institutions and the multi-national corporations that fund them. In the wake of massive environmental disasters created by the oil industry, companies such as BP and Shell are using arts sponsorship as...
#Shake2015: #StatesOfViolence - Applications open

#Shake2015: #StatesOfViolence – Applications open

16-25? Angry about the injustice you see around you? Come shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians & activists on a free 5 day course to creatively express frustrations & concerns about the world you live in.
Take the money and run?   - an event about ethics, funding and art

Take the money and run? – an event about ethics, funding and art

Thursday 29 January, 2015 Event 10am – 5pm; Drinks 5pm – 6pm £12.50, including tea/coffee, lunch and a complimentary copy of the publication Take The Money And Run? Some positions on ethics, business sponsorship and making art by Jane Trowell (Platform) *15 free places are available by application to those on low/no income. at Toynbee...
African Uprisings: Corporations, Conflict, Culture And Community Resistance in Nigeria

African Uprisings: Corporations, Conflict, Culture And Community Resistance in Nigeria

25 March 6.30-8.30pm Hosted and chaired by the Pan African Students’ Union Speakers: Lazarus Tamana European Coordinator of the Movement of the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) Celestine AkpoBari community organiser from Ogoniland in the Niger Delta Sokari Douglas Camp CBE Nigerian-born, British artist, winner of the commission to create a ‘Living Memorial to...

Taking on the fossil fuel corporations and winning – reflections from the Niger Delta and the UK

29 March 7-8.30pm Oxford Action Resource Centre in East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1DD. Celestine AkpoBari a community organiser from the Niger Delta and speakers from No Dash for Gas Oxford and Platform lead a discussion on: What has the struggle in the Niger Delta got to do with resistance in the UK against fracking? How...
The Oil Road in York - 18th March

The Oil Road in York – 18th March

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 6.30-8pm – Free! Penn Room, Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL Wheelchair accessible. The Oil Road comes to York This idea is crazy, it makes no sense. It is going to ruin the landscape and the people. The people who live here don’t want this. We will get dumped with it...
Applications open #Shake!2014 -Remembering, Re-imagining, Reparations @ Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, 17th-21st Feb.

Applications open #Shake!2014 -Remembering, Re-imagining, Reparations @ Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, 17th-21st Feb.

Applications now open for our FREE! 5 day course on Art/ Race/ Media/ Power for 16-25’s. See below for more info & how to apply ======================================= Art can be a powerful non-violent force for change. Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new...
Platform at 'Generosities of Economy' Symposium, Liverpool, 8th December

Platform at ‘Generosities of Economy’ Symposium, Liverpool, 8th December

Come, think, and talk about ‘Gifts of Self-care and Lovely Limits':  how are we sustainable in our art-activism? With Jane Trowell, Platform. This is part of the fascinating ‘Generosities of Economy’ afternoon symposium at the Homebaked Bakery in Anfield, Liverpool. Free event. Details of the Symposium here.
I Hate America! (I Love America): Who Owns Myth, Pop, Money, Race, and Terror in the Land of the Free?

I Hate America! (I Love America): Who Owns Myth, Pop, Money, Race, and Terror in the Land of the Free?

Ownership means acquiring, maintaining, and wielding power (the power to define, select, include, and exclude). What are the sources of American ownership? What is the history of American power? How is that power exercised today? I Hate America! (I Love America): Who Owns Myth, Pop, Money, Race, and Terror in the Land of the Free?...
Fraud, freedom, and fossil fuels: Azerbaijan after the election

Fraud, freedom, and fossil fuels: Azerbaijan after the election

10am-12pm Thursday 24 October Committee Room 6, House of Commons The 9 October Azerbaijani presidential election returned Aliyev to power for a third, controversial term. The election was condemned by the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) which found ‘serious problems’ with the electoral process. Throughout 2013, the Azerbaijani government conducted “a...
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