Free event by Virtual Migrants, Weds 28th November 6 - 8pm
BEHIND OIL: Multi-billion dollar corporate oil activities are almost entirely hidden, sanitised, absent from history and consciousness.
We think we know about oil, but we don't. Its not just what we use it for, more than that its about extreme power and control by companies and states over our lives, minds, environment, culture, economies and austerities...
Book your place at www.crudekillings.eventbrite.co.uk (registration is strongly advised to be sure of entry)
@ International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester M1 5BY
Virtual Migrants present the latest of their ‘Passenger’ events using live music and spoken word, plus a panel discussion in response to Platform's new book The Oil Road.
The Oil Road, quotes BP - the fourth largest company in the world - describing their operations as “Safe, Silent & Unseen”, but we need both to "see" and to "hear" at whose expense are their billions of dollars of annual profits.
This event by Virtual Migrants with support from Platform will explore the themes of the book and ask, "How does the sanitisation of difficult, violent processes and imperialist histories inform the fight for climate justice today?"
The panel includes:
JAMES MARRIOTT - Platform & co-author of the book
ANNA GALKINA - Platform
JAYA GRAVES - Southern Voices
DEYIKA NZERIBE - Hulme Green Party
MARC HUDSON - Steady State Manchester
ARWA ABURAWA - Manchester Climate Monthly
KOOJ CHUHAN (chair) - Virtual Migrants
The 'Passenger' performance will involve Virtual Migrants' artists:
SAI MURRAY (poetry/spoken word)
AIDAN JOLLY (music)
TRACEY ZENGENI (vocals)
TANHA MEHRZAD (visual projection/poetry)
Platform (London) are a social justice organisation combining Arts, Activism, Education and Research. For more info on The Oil Road and their work including the campaign for justice in the Niger delta, Remember Saro-Wiwa see http://platformlondon.org/.