Platform will be running an interactive workshop and discussion at the Pogo Cafe on December 11th.

Europe imports more oil & gas than the US, China and India combined – driving war, pollution and poverty. This massive daily intake of fossil fuels relies on a web of pipelines, tanker routes and gas terminals – as well as military force, strong-arm diplomacy and corporate capitalism. From BP executives to Somali pirates, bureaucrats in Brussels to revolutionaries in Egypt, these structures are constantly defended and contested. We’ll explore BP’s pipeline from the Caspian, militarised gas grids and oil company lobbying for new warships in the midst of the cuts. In an interactive and participatory workshop, using film clips and other media, we will search for pathways towards dismantling our current energy reality and replacing it with alternative energy futures.

The Pogo Cafe is a volunteer-run vegan cafe in Hackney which hosts alternative art shows, gigs, film screenings, talks and community events/meetings. . This event is free and open to all.