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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...

Showcase#3: Propaganda! Perception! & Power! Tuesday 29th October

Shake! Showcase#3: Propaganda! Perception! & Power!  is the explosive showcase from the participants of the third Shake! course. Featuring freshly created poetic, filmic and musical responses to injustice, the showcase will present an original and inspiring mix of political creativity. So get on down to the Free Word Centre  in Farringdon on Tuesday 29th October,...

The Oil Road at Rutgers University NJ – 10 October 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:00 PM Center Hall, Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Road Rutgers University NJ Hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Join CMES for a talk by James Marriott about his and Mika Minio-Paluello’s book, The Oil Road: Journeys From The Caspian Sea To The City Of London. From Caspian drilling...
Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil - New York, 9 Oct

Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil – New York, 9 Oct

Wednesday October 9th, 6.30pm With Timothy Mitchell, Anna Galkina, James Marriott and May Boeve Hosted by The Committee on Globalization and Social Change CUNY Graduate Center | Skylight Room, 9th Floor 365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY It’s no coincidence that the globe is experiencing a dual political-ecological crisis.  Oil and gas have shaped our...
The Oil Road in New Orleans LA, 3-4 October 2013

The Oil Road in New Orleans LA, 3-4 October 2013

Thursday 3 October, 6pm Maple Street Books, 7523 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA with Cherri Foytlin Please join us Thursday, October 3rd, at 6PM, for a reading and discussion with Mika Minio-Paluello and Anna Galkina of Platform, and Cherri Foytlin, co-founder of  Gulf Change and Bridge The Gulf blogger. We will discuss resistance against BP’s...
The Oil Road in San Francisco Bay Area, 23-24 September 2013

The Oil Road in San Francisco Bay Area, 23-24 September 2013

The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London Sign up on Facebook Monday, September 23 at 7pm Books Inc. 1760 4th St. Berkeley Free and open to the public Tuesday, September 24 at 7pm City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco Free and open to the public Mika Minio-Paluello...
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