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Offshore: Iran, BP, Algeria & Boris Island

Offshore: Iran, BP, Algeria & Boris Island

“No you can’t get through down there. They’ve got a full set of anti-terrorist police. Machine guns and all. They’ll jump out at you if you go beyond that fence. Mind you, it helps keep the crime down in the village”. The tall man with white hair straggling out from under his black hat and...

Tate and oil: does the art world need to come clean about sponsorship?

Susanna Rustin, The Guardian
BP and #IndyRef - the need to constrain corporate influence in our democracy

BP and #IndyRef – the need to constrain corporate influence in our democracy

Around about 3.00 am on the morning of Friday 19th September, whilst anxiously watching the results come in on the Scottish Independence Referendum, we heard one of the commentators on STV ‘Scotland Decides’ explain his view that after months of the politicians being unable to help the voters make their decision, ‘business leaders’ had stepped...

When Art Meets Activism. As Tate faces the Information Tribunal over BP sponsorship, is there a line between art and ethics?

Interview with Kevin Smith (Platform) and Hannah Davey (Liberate Tate)

Le sponsoring culturel des géants du pétrole crée la polémique

Cultural sponsorship by oil company giants is creating debate Tristan de Bourbon, London; in Tribune de Genéve, page 11    

“Protests might intensify” over BP sponsorship

Tate has faced an Information Tribunal to defend its right to keep details of its financial relationship with the oil company a secret. Frances Richens, Arts Professional

Who funds the arts and why we should care

As the arts increasingly depend on private and corporate funding, questions arise about how closely artists and institutions should examine the sources of finance Rachel Spence, Financial Times

Pressure grows over BP arts sponsorship

Oil giant facing criticism over corporate sponsorship of cultural institutions including the Royal Opera House Terry Macalister, The Guardian
BP: stop fuelling repression in Azerbaijan

BP: stop fuelling repression in Azerbaijan

This morning I stood outside BP’s International HQ in St James’s Square, London. I was attending a solidarity action for a missing protest. We should have been supporting a similar demo in Azerbaijan’s capital but there were no banners outside BP’s offices in Baku this morning. A woman in the distinctive blue tabard of Baku’s...
After nearly three years of legal struggle, is Tate going to shed light on BP sponsorship details?

After nearly three years of legal struggle, is Tate going to shed light on BP sponsorship details?

On Thursday Tate is going to be appearing before the Information Tribunal over their lack of disclosure about conversations around BP sponsorship and about the amount of money that they’re getting from BP.It’s in Tate’s interest for people to think that it couldn’t possibly survive without BP’s dirty money, but we don’t think that’s true....
BP's #IndyRef position - returning a political favour for Deepwater intervention?

BP’s #IndyRef position – returning a political favour for Deepwater intervention?

BP CEO Bob Dudley has once again stepped into the Scottish Independence Referendum debate, declaring via a special BP press release: “As a major investor in Scotland – now and into the future – BP believes that the future prospects for the North Sea are best served by maintaining the existing capacity and integrity of...

Tony Blair will advise on controversial gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Italy

Jamie Doward, Observer