Platform Newsletter – January 2011Jan 21, 2011 • 2:43 pm
PLATFORM newsletter #3 – January 2011
|Dear All,Happy new year from everyone in the PLATFORM office! We have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline for 2011, including reports on oil exploration and the arctic, the problematic nature of “energy security”, updates on RBS’ fossil fuel finance, a news study of Shell’s corporate accountability in the Niger Delta, and an expanded version of the Shake! course on creative responses to social injustice for young people. 2011 will also see two books coming out of PLATFORM’s work: The Oil Road: A Journey to the Heart of the Energy Economy by Mika Minio-Paluello and James Marriott on the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline, and Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq by Greg Muttitt.
In the meantime…
New Report: PLATFORM has co-published a new report with Greenpeace. Reserves Replacement Ratio in a Marginal Oil World: Adequate Indicator or Subprime Statistic examines current practices of reporting on oil reserves to be derived from tar sands, deep water drilling and Arctic crude. You can download the report here.
Vote for BP! We have worked with the Indigenous Environmental Network to have BP nominated as the Worst Corporation in the 2011 Public Eye Awards. It takes just 5 seconds to vote, and they are currently in second place with just one week to go. You can vote here , and you can also see a one minute clip of Clayton Thomas Mueller from IEN explaining the nomination here.
Shake! Preview: Sat 26 Feb, 6.30 – 10pm, The Albany, Deptford, London.
A chance to see the amazing work in progress of our new arts and social justice project with young people ‘Shake! Young Voices on Arts, Media Race, & Power’, that we piloted with the Stephen Lawrence Centre in 2010 and how it’s going to grow in the next three years. Revel in performance poetry, DJ sets, some politics, and a premiere screening of the Shake video , presented by the young people with the artists DJ Eric Soul, Poets Zena Edwards and Simon Murray, Ana Tovey from Chocolate Films and PLATFORM. At this point, express your interest in attending by emailing [email protected] Shake also now has a newsletter for people who have been involved in the course that you can check out here.
Arts, oil and the environment in London:
Ben Jones, who came to prominence during the Black Arts Movement of the seventies, is exhibiting at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green until 24 Feb. His work there includes Thank You BP that “playfully documents the grim conflict between nature and big business.” More info here.
Greenland is a play openning at the National Theatre that, “explores the big issues around climate change.” The writers spent six months interviewing key individuals from the worlds of science, politics, business and philosophy in an effort to understand the changing planet. It runs from 25 Jan to 2 Feb. More information and booking here.
PLATFORM is on facebook – you can find us here.