All that Glitters[1] was published to mark the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 European Games in Baku.

[2]The inaugural European Games Baku 2015 are about much more than medals. Held in Azerbaijan at the height of a systematic crackdown on human rights and democracy, the Games are the first of a series of international sporting events the country is hosting.

All That Glitters [3] explores how these Games belong to Azerbaijan’s Aliyev regime and the British oil company BP and how sport is being co-opted in the service of a dynasty and fossil fuels.

So provocative that author Emma Hughes was banned[4] from Azerbaijan on the eve of the Games.

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A sequel to Platform’s ‘The Oil Road – Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London’ [6](Verso, 2012), this publication returns readers to Azerbaijan’s capital, where a new generation of lawyers, journalists, politicians and activists is struggling for its country’s freedom. All That Glitters[7] unpicks the heady mix of sport, repression and hydrocarbons that is blinding the world to the grim reality behind the showcase of Baku.

 

Endnotes:
  1. All that Glitters: https://platformlondon-org.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/All-That-Glitters-Pdf.pdf
  2. [Image]: https://platformlondon-org.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/All-That-Glitters-Pdf.pdf
  3. All That Glitters : https://platformlondon-org.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/All-That-Glitters-Pdf.pdf
  4. banned: https://platformlondon.org/p-pressreleases/emma-hughes-deported-azerbaijan-bp/
  5. Go to our shop: https://platformlondon.org/shop/
  6. ‘The Oil Road – Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London’ : https://platformlondon.org/p-publications/the-oil-road-journeys-from-the-caspian-to-the-city/
  7. All That Glitters: https://platformlondon-org.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/All-That-Glitters-Pdf.pdf