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Toxins in the rivers and toxins in the body politic - the battle over Line 9 in Canada

Toxins in the rivers and toxins in the body politic – the battle over Line 9 in Canada

Mika Minio-Paluello, Anna Galkina and James Marriott travelled in North America as part of a tour over September and October to promote The Oil Road – Journeys from the Caspian to the City of London. The fourth of a series of blogs on the journey comes from James Marriott in Ontario. York University, Toronto, Ontario...
The Oil Road in Washington - Constructing Caspian Pipelines on Capitol Hill

The Oil Road in Washington – Constructing Caspian Pipelines on Capitol Hill

Mika Minio-Paluello, Anna Galkina and James Marriott travelled in North America as part of a tour over September and October to promote The Oil Road – Journeys from the Caspian to the City of London. The fifth of a series of blogs on the journey is adapted from a talk that James Marriott gave at...
Sounds that TEAS don't want you to hear... Repression in Azerbaijan

Sounds that TEAS don’t want you to hear… Repression in Azerbaijan

The London-based European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) is a well funded lobby group. The organisation is closely associated with the Aliyev regime and promotes the interests of this repressive government. TEAS use their wealth and connections to silence Azerbaijani voices. When they held a jazz reception at the Labour party conference Platform attended and brought with...

Platform in 50-minute live TV feature on The Oil Road, Democracy Now, 8th October 2013

From Caspian Sea to Arctic to Middle East, How Oil Pipelines Threaten Democracy & Planet’s Survival. Interview with Anna Galkina, James Marriott (of Platform), and author of ‘Carbon Democracies’ Timothy Mitchell, with anchor  Amy Goodman.    
The Oil Road at Rutgers University NJ - 10 October 2013

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...
PACE’s failure to hold Azerbaijan accountable for its Council of Europe obligations leads to sharp increase in political arrests

PACE’s failure to hold Azerbaijan accountable for its Council of Europe obligations leads to sharp increase in political arrests

This morning, I knelt handcuffed and gagged outside the European Court of Human Rights, alongside a picture of Rashadat Akhundov, a 29 year-old Azerbaijani activist with the N!DA civic movement who has been detained since March. Akhundov was initially arrested on politically motivated charges of weapon possession, but now faces more serious charges of inciting...
The heart of a mountain lain on its side - Blacksburg, Virginia

The heart of a mountain lain on its side – Blacksburg, Virginia

Mika Minio-Paluello, Anna Galkina and James Marriott are travelling in North America as part of a tour over September and October to promote The Oil Road – Journeys from the Caspian to the City of London. You can find more info about their confirmed speaking dates in Virginia, the Bay Area, Toronto, Baltimore and Washington...
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...
Tracing the oil road: global lessons and bioregional resistance, Red Emma's, Baltimore MD, 24 September 2013

Tracing the oil road: global lessons and bioregional resistance, Red Emma’s, Baltimore MD, 24 September 2013

with Bill Moyers from the Backbone Campaign Tuesday 24 September, 6.30pm 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore MD Join Facebook event Join Red Emma’s for community forum on fossil fuels, featuring James Marriott of Platform, co-author of Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London $5-10 sliding scale, proceeds to Red Emma’s...
The Oil Road at Busboys & Poets, Washington DC, 23 September 2013

The Oil Road at Busboys & Poets, Washington DC, 23 September 2013

The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London Monday, 23 September, 6.30pm Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St, NW. Washington, D.C. 20009 Sponsored by Institute for Policy Studies  Teaching for Change Busboys and Poets Oil Change International In a unique journey from the oil fields of the Caspian to the...
The Oil Road US tour: Virginia, 5 and 10 September 2013

The Oil Road US tour: Virginia, 5 and 10 September 2013

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 5 September, 12:30pm in 132 Lane Hall The Oil Road – the machinery of our fossil fuel addiction and how to move beyond it Talk by James Marriott, co-author of The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian to the City of London. This event is free and open to the public,...