• The Next Gulf – London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria.

    “the writer cannot be a mere storyteller; he cannot be a mere teacher; he cannot merely X-ray society’s weaknesses, its ills, its perils. He or she must be actively involved shaping its present and its future.” Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995) The Next Gulf – London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria. Written By: Andy Rowell, James…

  • Under the surface

    Iraqi oil and Tony Blair’s absurd conspiracy theory By Greg Muttitt Published in Red Pepper magazine February 2005 Since the invasion of Iraq, Britain and America have taken care to avoid being seen as trying to obtain the country’s enormous oil reserves. However, behind the scenes, they have worked hard to ensure that oil multinationals…

  • Remember Saro-Wiwa: Short Film – Refining Memory

    ‘Reflective, compassionate and creatively invigorating’ Time Out, Critic’s Choice. As part of the Living Memorial project, we commissioned a short film from artist filmmakers Judy Price and Andrew Conio to serve as an ‘exhibition’ of the five short listed proposals for the Living Memorial. The film is called Refining Memory. Refining Memory was premiered at the Museum…

  • Remember Saro-Wiwa: The Living Memorial Concept

    “Artists should be at the centre of society keeping alive a utopian vision, because society will not improve if the people envisioning a better society are politicians.” Peter Sellars The role of the artist in society is critical to communicate the injustices experienced daily by people. Art provides political expression beyond rhetoric, propaganda, and action,…

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    The Sakhalin II PSA – a Production ‘Non-Sharing’ Agreement

    Platform’s report reveals that revenue distribution for Sakhalin II between the Russian government and Shell’s consortium (SEIC) is set at a grossly unfair level. The contract terms, defined in a 1994 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), place the Russian state at a significant disadvantage.

    The Sakhalin II PSA – a Production ‘Non-Sharing’ Agreement

  • Oil and war in Iraq

    By Greg Muttitt, PLATFORM Presentation at European Social Forum, October 2004 Shortly after the invasion of Iraq, development of Iraq’s oil industry was divided into two elements. The first was to repair and rebuild the existing infrastructure, to repair damage caused by the invasion, looting and sabotage, the second being to design a long-term future…

  • Britain: 90 years as a Petro State

    By Greg Muttitt and James Marriott In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the same phrase was uttered to the British government by both of the UK’s two major oil corporations. BP and Shell both said that there should be a “level playing field” in the awarding of oil contracts after the removal of…

  • Our Power: Methodology & Lessons Learned

    Briefing for anyone who is interested in climate justice and wants to learn more about how we spoke to offshore oil and gas workers, what the process looked like, and what lessons we learned.

    Our Power: Methodology & Lessons Learned

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    External Energy Policy

    Our work on foreign energy policy explores some of the intellectual, philosophical and historical underpinnings of contemporary ‘energy security’ discourse – a deliberate use of language designed to foster anxiety about energy supplies and engender resource wars. We aim to evaluate the real-world impacts of this seemingly innocuous view of energy policy and unpack some…

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    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