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The Oil Road on Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle bring The Oil Road to life with sound and music. Words provided by Platform’s Anna Galkina and James Marriott.

Predator elites, BP and The Oil Road on BBC Newshour

Mika Minio-Paluello discusses “The Oil Road – A Journey from the Caspian Sea to the City of London” on BBC Newshour from the BBC studio in Cairo. The conversation explores how BP is disrupting lives along the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, and how predator elites in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey collude with the corporations to maximise profits....

Paul Mason discusses #TheOilRoad at the LRB Bookshop

On 4 October 2012, Newsnight economics editor, Paul Mason, was supposed to join Platform to discuss The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London at the LRB Bookshop. Unfortunately, Paul was called away at the last minute for filming, so he kindly made a pre-record of himself discussing some of...

Tales of Transition

James Marriott talks about Platform’s new book The Oil Road in advance of the Transition Network Conference taking place at Battersea Arts Centre. James will be inspiring people with stories of his travels from the oil fields of the Caspian to the refineries and financial centres of Northern Europe. He will also consider how we...

Egyptian perspectives on the EBRD

As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development gets set to invest in Egypt following the ousting of former President Mubarek, this video presents views from the streets of Cairo and Tahrir square about the EBRD’s investment priorities. The video, which was commissioned by Platform and CEE Bankwatch highlights the strong sentiments against the widespread...

Eurovision & The Oil Road

The Eurovision Song Contest took place on 26th May 2012 in host country Azerbaijan, which is also home to the subject of Platform’s upcoming book release The Oil Road – the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. On 24th May 2012 Resonance 104.4 FM Platform got together to discuss the stories in the book and sample the Eurovision...

Tate à Tate audio tour

Platform, Liberate Tate and Art Not Oil present a site-specific sound artwork themed around the issue of BP sponsorship of Tate. The piece was launched on 23rd March 2012, and is available for visitors to download as a “permanent, participatory installation”. Find out more about Tate à Tate by vistiting www.tateatate.org. Tate à Tate is...

Tate à Tate – Resonance FM Radio Show

Activism and audio art forms the core of this episode of Clear Spot first broadcast on March 22nd 2012. Controversy surrounding BP’s relationship with Tate appears to be reaching a new peak. This evening, three site-specific sound works have been released, all of which have been designed to be listened to inside Tate Modern, Tate...

What would you choose?

RBS fossil fuel finance data visualisation made by Lisa Isfits. It compares RBS figures with government spending, including the bail-out of RBS. It was featured in the March edition of Ethical Consumer, alongside an article 'RBS attempt to greenwash backfires' by Mel Evans. Download the infographic (pdf) or take a closer look online below.  ...

Culture Beyond Oil – Resonance FM radio show

A one hour radio show on oil sponsorship of the arts that was created by Mel Evans and Kevin Smith, broadcast on the 25th December 2011 on Resonance FM.

Network Africa interview with Platform on Shell’s human rights abuses

Network Africa, the BBC World Service’s flagship programme broadcasting across the continent, interviewed Platform’s Ben Amunwa about the new report which implicates Shell in a decade of new human rights abuses in Nigeria. Shell declined to attend the interview.

Report ties Shell to human rights abuse, environmental destruction in Niger Delta

US radio station Free Speech Radio News interviews Platform's Ben Amunwa on the new report, Counting the Cost, which implicates Shell in new human rights abuses in Nigeria.