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The heart of a mountain lain on its side - Blacksburg, Virginia

The heart of a mountain lain on its side – Blacksburg, Virginia

Mika Minio-Paluello, Anna Galkina and James Marriott are travelling in North America as part of a tour over September and October 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...
Slow travel across the Atlantic: The Independent Voyager

Slow travel across the Atlantic: The Independent Voyager

Mika Minio-Paluello, Anna Galkina and James Marriott are heading to North America as part of a tour over September and October 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, New Orleans, Baltimore and...
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,...
Shell: Global Mega-Frackers

Shell: Global Mega-Frackers

This briefing compiles numerous examples of Shell fracking around the world, but does not claim to be an exhaustive list. By timing the release with Yoko Ono’s involvement in the Meltdown Festival at the Shell-sponsored Southbank Centre, we hope to: Increase awareness of the enormous role that Shell is playing in expanding fracking operations all...
Gulf Coast organisations respond to Liberate Tate's 'BP Trial' performance

Gulf Coast organisations respond to Liberate Tate’s ‘BP Trial’ performance

Last week saw art-interventionists Liberate Tate carry out a week long performance in Tate Modern, with three different performers whispering excerpts from the BP trial transcripts for an hour every day. Using specially constructed frames to hold a mobile phone, the performers filmed themselves and live-streamed their delivery so that people from all over the...
Liberate Tate perform BP trial all week in Tate Modern - #AllRise

Liberate Tate perform BP trial all week in Tate Modern – #AllRise

Visitors to London’s iconic Tate Modern gallery this week might be a bit bemused to glimpse figures with strange filming devices strapped on to their bodies and wandering about muttering to themselves. It’s the latest performance from art-interventionists Liberate Tate, who are performing the BP trial over the course of the week in Tate Modern,...
Making a Killing: Oil Companies, Tax Avoidance and Subsidies

Making a Killing: Oil Companies, Tax Avoidance and Subsidies

Oil company mega-profits are being made at the expense of the public purse, as youth centres shut, hospitals struggle and the queues at food banks grow. Companies like BP & Shell receive major government support including direct subsidies and military and diplomatic services, but seem to pay very small amounts of UK tax in comparison...
Sticky future of Arctic oil - talk at Visionary Arctic seminar

Sticky future of Arctic oil – talk at Visionary Arctic seminar

Nearly one and a half years ago, we went on an incredible journey to Kirkenes in the North of Norway, on the invitation of Pikene på Broen (Women on the Bridge), organisers of the annual regional Barents Spektakel arts festival. For the 2013 festival Pikene invited us to speak at their Visionary Arctic seminar, amongst a...