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The Oil Road at Rutgers University NJ - 10 October 2013

The Oil Road at Rutgers University NJ – 10 October 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:00 PM Center Hall, Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Road Rutgers University NJ Hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Join CMES for a talk by James Marriott about his and Mika Minio-Paluello’s book, The Oil Road: Journeys From The Caspian Sea To The City Of London. From Caspian drilling...
Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil - New York, 9 Oct

Carbon Democracies? Politics, Money, and the Pursuit of Oil – New York, 9 Oct

Wednesday October 9th, 6.30pm With Timothy Mitchell, Anna Galkina, James Marriott and May Boeve Hosted by The Committee on Globalization and Social Change CUNY Graduate Center | Skylight Room, 9th Floor 365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY It’s no coincidence that the globe is experiencing a dual political-ecological crisis.  Oil and gas have shaped our...

‘Art & Activism, Water & Oil, Then & Now’

2 articles by Platform in ‘The Environment’ magazine, Sept 2013 (CIWEM) 1st by Jane Trowell on 30 years of Platform, 2nd by Kevin Smith ‘The arts must not be used to cleanse the reputations of dirty business’ on oil sponsorship of the arts
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 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,...
And …Where Do You and I Fit In?- Reflections on Coordinating Shake!

And …Where Do You and I Fit In?- Reflections on Coordinating Shake!

Some 9 months since joining Platform, I wanted to offer some reflections on working on Shake!, which is  the project I co-ordinate and what I largely work on. This piece is extracted from my concluding remarks at our last Shake! Showcase , slightly paraphrased for the blog reader. Shake! is a project that brings together...
Workshop on using Story-based Strategy, 30 July 2013

Workshop on using Story-based Strategy, 30 July 2013

Platform office, Tuesday 30 July 2013, 6.30 to 8.30pm Story-based strategy links movement building with an analysis of narrative power and places storytelling at the center of social change. The Centre for Story-based Strategy (formerly SmartMeme) have developed an approach that is grounded in a narrative analysis of power—a recognition that humans use stories to understand the world...
Calling students and HE staff - how fossil fueled is your university?

Calling students and HE staff – how fossil fueled is your university?

Last week we took part in a hugely inspiring meeting of more than 500 international climate activists at Global Power Shift in Istanbul, with people networking and learning the skills that they need to shift power away from fossil fuel companies and to communities working for justice-based solutions to the climate crisis. The meeting was...
Official: Shake! Showcase at least 18% better than Glastonbury

Official: Shake! Showcase at least 18% better than Glastonbury

BLOG from Platform’s youth project Shake!, first posted 28.6.13. Gender issues get a lot of discussion here at Shake! so it was with interest that we saw this article today on the representation of women on the line-up at festivals. We thought it only fair that we checked ourselves and with a hasty count-up and...