Voices that Shake will be performing and contributing to #OnWhoseTerms: Black British Literature and Arts conference at Goldsmiths on March 22nd.
"This 2018 return conference, ‘On Whose Terms?: Ten Years On… aims to chart what has happened throughout the past the decade, and once again to provide a vibrant meeting opportunity for prominent and emerging scholars, writers and practitioners, young people and the general public to explore and celebrate the continued impact of this field, both at home and abroad. "
Shell is on trial in Italy for corruption. Watch Lanre Suraju an activist from Nigeria talking about what it means for Nigerians.
If you have a pension it probably invests in fossil fuel companies like Shell. Tell them to #divest.
We need to talk. Some people call Fossil Gas, "Natural" Gas.
Great video by our friends Gastivists
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Join a global movement that is rising up to stop fossil gas, ...fossil fuels, and the extractive economy it maintains.
Happening right now in Paris! Libérons le Louvre are in occupation against Total oil's sponsorship. Like, share, comment.
Our 1993 project 'Delta' on water-power linked the Wandle Delta to the Niger Delta. The beautiful concertina artwork by Sarah Backhouse is featured in this year's Waterweek exhibition on Waste Water, opening tomorrow, Hailsham, E Sussex.
Want to talk sewage, buried rivers and politics? Platform's Jane Trowell will be talking dirty on Friday 23rd, along with a fatberg... see programme.
As communities are battered by the snow, the Big 6 are hiking energy bills.
Our Mika Minio-Paluello is stranded in Edinburgh but explained to Sky how climate change & earthquakes caused the gas crunch, and what we need to do to stay warm in the long-run...
New blog on Amnesty's recent Shell/Nigeria report 'A Criminal Enterprise', about the role of activists and researchers who have supported the Ogoni struggle since the 1990s.
Great article in the Nigerian media about the continued detention of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Memorial Bus and the ongoing influence of Shell. Free the Bus! Justice for the Ogoni People! Shell must pay for its crimes and clean up its oil pollution.
Gentrification: Where Are We Now?
A programme of film screenings of "Failed By The State - The Struggle in the Shadow of Grenfell" and "Surviving the State" and Q&A open discussion.
Following on from the Voices that Shake! first film screening at "Healing The Cuts: Community Repairing thru Sharing", Voices That Shake will be screening their "Surviving the State", a short film examining the relationship between gentrification, youth deaths, knife crime, incidents of police brutality, and how these impact mental health. We will be joined by the screening of "Failed By The State - The Struggle in the Shadow of Grenfell", an exclusive grassroots report into how austerity and gentrification caused the Grenfell tragedy, one of the deadliest fires in recent UK history.
BP wants billions of pounds in public money to build its new Trans-Adriatic Pipeline - locking us into a fossil gas future.
Yesterday, we told the public European Bank of Reconstruction and Development that enough is enough - the bank must reject the €500 million loan.
Join us by signing the letter telling the EBRD not to fund TAP --> http://act.350.org/letter/EBRD_stop_funding_gas/
TAP will bankroll the corrupt regime in Azerbaijan that locks up our allies, bloggers and human rights defenders.
TAP will destroy communities’ livelihoods along its route in Greece and Italy.
TAP is a fossil fuel mega infrastructure project that drives climate change.
It's time to stop TAP! #NoTAP
“Black Panther,” by contrast, is steeped very specifically and purposefully in its blackness. “It’s the first time in a very long time that we’re seeing a film with centered black people, where we have a lot of agency,” says Jamie Broadnax, the founder of Black Girl Nerds, a pop-culture site focused on sci-fi and comic-book fandoms. These characters, she notes, “are rulers of a kingdom, inventors and creators of advanced technology. We’re not dealing with black pain, and black suffering, and black poverty” — the usual topics of acclaimed movies about the black experience."
Check out Virtual Migrants short 15 mins documentary which we took part in on the London leg of their 2015 tour connecting with issues of #climatejustice #racism #austerity #migration #detention #gentrification at the end of 2015. Trailer below - full film at: http://virtualmigrants.net/…/continent-chop-chop-documentary
How do you make an authentic artist-activist statement about climate justice? A short documentary is now released about how Virtual Migrants put together and t...oured an innovative transmedia performance Continent Chop Chop at the end of 2015. It was about being neither didactic nor pulling punches, steering away from the common trappings of climate change art, and a whole lot more. Here's a brief trailer. Watch the full 15 mins documentary at http://virtualmigrants.net/…/continent-chop-chop-documentary . Please share this trailer and like our page