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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.    
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...
Tribute to Nick Reeves, CIWEM - artist, environmentalist, activist

Tribute to Nick Reeves, CIWEM – artist, environmentalist, activist

“BP, Shell and all other petrochemical corporations must be denied control of our arts and cultural institutions, right now.” Nick Reeves Earlier in the summer, we heard the shocking news that Nick Reeves, the vigorous Executive Director of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Managers, died after a severe stroke. He was only 60....
News from Virginia - The most difficult retreat of all

News from Virginia – The most difficult retreat of all

Mika Minio-Paluello, Anna Galkina and James Marriott are travelling in North America as part of a book-tour 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 DC, New Orleans and...

‘Art & Activism, Water & Oil, Then & Now’

2 articles by Platform in ‘The Environment’ magazine, Sept 2013 (CIWEM) 1st by Jane Trowell on 30 years of Platform, 2nd by Kevin Smith ‘The arts must not be used to cleanse the reputations of dirty business’ on oil sponsorship of the arts

Human rights impact of UK military aid to Nigeria under fresh scrutiny

*** For immediate release *** Saturday 17 August 2013 Human rights impact of UK military aid to Nigeria under fresh scrutiny Armed Extraction: The UK Military in Nigeria https://platformlondon.org/p-publications/armed-extraction/ A UK government official has raised questions over the impact of UK military aid to Nigeria, admitting that “we’ll never know how effectiveit is.” The government...
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,...
The arts must not be used to cleanse the reputations of dirty businesses

The arts must not be used to cleanse the reputations of dirty businesses

Kevin Smith writing in the September 2013 issue of CIWEM’s ‘The Environment’ magazine says oil companies are sponsoring our most respected cultural institutions as part of a cynical PR campaign. You can download the pdf here or browse the article online below.