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  • 13 Sep 2011 admin

    Education

      “Education involves ethics and aesthetics hand in hand. It is beautiful because it is ethical”              Paulo Freire Platform’s education work and exhibitions are creative opportunities for people to meet together, share, learn, and make change happen. It cuts across all of Platform’s work, demonstrating our values, processes, and…

    Education

  • 8 May 2009 admin

    The Ogoni Struggle

    « Continued from The Life of Ken Saro-Wiwa “The Ogoni have been gradually ground to dust by the combined effort of the multi-national oil company, Shell Petroleum Development Company, the murderous ethnic majority in Nigeria and the country’s military dictatorships.” – Ken Saro-Wiwa, 1992 Shell started producing oil in the Delta in 1958. In 1970…

    The Ogoni Struggle

  • 13 Sep 2011 admin

    Fossil Fuel Finance – Divest/Invest

    The climate transition changes everything. The next decade will require a wholesale recalibration of how our society and economy function. This creates opportunities to place democracy and social justice at the heart of our future political and economic structures. Platform data research and analysis shows that UK local government pensions are worth nearly £300 bn…


  • 8 May 2009 admin

    After the Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa

    You can download the full story of the Life & Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa with full references here. (PDF 175kb) « Continued from The Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa Just days after the murder, Shell announced that it would press ahead with a $3.8 billion liquid natural gas project in Nigeria. “There have been suggestions that…

    After the Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa

  • 13 Sep 2011 admin

    Action Saro-Wiwa

      In 2015, it was 20 years since the Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 Ogoni colleagues were hanged by the military government for campaigning against Shell In 2018 it will be 60 years since Shell started drilling in the Niger Delta, the breadbasket of Africa, to get at its oil resources. That’s…

    Action Saro-Wiwa

  • 13 Sep 2011 admin

    Economy

    “The planet today is the battlefield of a 4th world war (the 3rd was the so-called ‘Cold War’). The aim of the belligerents is the conquest of the entire world through the market. The arsenals are financial; there are nevertheless millions of people being maimed or killed every moment… Globalisation is merely the totalitarian extension…

    Economy

  • 13 Sep 2011 admin

    Fighting to keep fossil gas in the ground

    This project is part of Platform’s long-term commitment to support environmental justice struggles at the front lines of oil and gas drilling internationally. BP does not carry out fracking in the UK where it is headquartered, because “it would attract the wrong kind of attention”. But BP, Shell and a host of other companies are…

    Fighting to keep fossil gas in the ground

  • 2 Apr 2019 anna

    Economy

    Sustainable Cities Climate change is often described about as a global complex problem – understandable only through parts per million and technical papers. But at Platform we know that climate change is an everyday issue. It’s about the places we live, the structures and systems that shape those places and how we want the future…