Published by Verso – Sept 20 2012
Time Out ‘Book of the Week’ with 5 stars:“‘The Oil Road’ opens the lid on the often-shady energy economy, weaving absorbing travel reportage into powerful investigative journalism…. If you want to know why oil matters, read this book.”
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“Beautifully written as well as formidably informed… A pleasure to read.” Neal Ascherson, author of Black Sea
“Researched and written with empathy, integrity and imagination. It is timely and much needed.” Ahdaf Soueif, author of The Map of Love
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A limited edition copy features a unique artwork by Ruppe Koselleck made with crude oil collected from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.
The full-colour publication has 100 pages of art and commentary including:
- Stunning oil response artworks including pieces by Banksy, Ben Jones, Ahmed Bassiouny, Chris Jordan, Liberate Tate, Platform and He He, as well as written contributions by artists and writers such as Conrad Atkinson, Matthew Herbert, Platform, Julian Stallabrass, Cecilia Wee and Bob and Roberta Smith.
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by Ben Amunwa
Platform’s ground-breaking report in 2011 implicated Shell in serious human rights violations in the Niger Delta between 2000 and 2010.
The report uncovers how Shell’s routine payments to armed militants exacerbated conflicts, in one case leading to the destruction of Rumuekpe town where it is estimated that at least 60 people were killed.
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No Condition is Permanent – 19 Poets on Climate Justice & Change
PLATFORM and African Writers Abroad proudly present 19 poets and 29 poems in a volume crackling with acute observation and arresting calls to justice.
The collection features powerful new work from acclaimed performance-poets Simon Murray (Sai Murai) and Dorothea Smartt, commissioned during PLATFORM’s season “C Words: Carbon, Climate, Capital, Culture” at the Arnolfini in Bristol in autumn 2009
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Written before BP’s Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline was built, Some Common Concerns helps the reader to imagine what the proposed cross-Caucasus pipelines system would be like if it were built. The book reveals the 13 years of secret pressure, intervention and geopolitics, involving private corporations, US and British diplomats and local politicians. Examines BP’s record in Colombia, Alaska and the North Sea.
Banned in Azerbaijan, Some Common Concerns correctly predicted many of the failures and flaws of the BTC pipeline, despite strenuous BP denials.
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A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men & the Web of Global Corruption
* “Hijacking Iraq’s Oil Reserves” by Greg Muttitt
* “Mercenaries on the Front Lines in the New Scramble for Africa” by James Marriott & Andy Rowell
“This is an important book that should be read by anyone who wants to know how the world is run to the advantage of the wealthy few and the malicious disadvantage of the many poor.”
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