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Liberate Tate presents All Rise at Tate Modern

The latest Liberate Tate intervention focused on the trial of BP over the Deepwater Horizon disaster that happened in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

AllRise Tate Modern Platform art intervention
Last week Liberate Tate presented their latest performance All Rise at Tate Modern. Each day three performers entered the galleries to whisper the official transcript of the current BP trial that is taking place in New Orleans, for the company's 2010 Gulf of Mexico catastrophe. The performers livestreamed themselves using cameras attached to their bodies for the hour-long durational piece, which viewers can watch on the All Rise website here.

AllRise Tate Modern Platform art intervention
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Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas gifts by Sinead O’Leary.
Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped….

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Liberate Tate create a Crude Awakening artwork at Tate Modern

On Tuesday 14th September 2010 Liberate Tate yet again staged an intervention in the Turbine Hall to highlight the Tate's sponsorship by BP. This action comes ahead of the Crude Awakening day of protest on Saturday 16th October.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Saturday October 16th 2010 a whole host of activists are gearing up to take part in a massive demonstration against the crimes of the oil industry in central London. …

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Smash the Piggy Piñata at the Annual International Banking Conference

This morning I paid an early morning visit to the Annual International Banking Conference, attended by head honchos from RBS... and activists from UK Tar Sands Network and Climate Camp London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory.
This morning I made an especially early start so that I could take a whack at a ‘piggy piñata’ outside the Annual International Banking Conference held in …

Tate is complicit in the creation of the largest oil painting in the world.

As the Tate Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary activists from Liberate Tate highlight its close relationship with the oily giant BP.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration to show the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico by Abigail Daker.
You know that huge oil slick? The really foul one currently creating …

The Deepwater Horizon Disaster may convince BP to enter the Canadian Tar Sands

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow, President Obama halts deepwater oil exploration and calls in the experts. Illustrations by Matt Thomas.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Matt Thomas.
I’ll be honest, it’s taken me awhile to get my head around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. My extreme anger that a disaster like this can happen …

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth.

Dirty Oil: Marina Pepper reviews the new film about the horror of the Canadian Tar Sands

The Co-Operative are sponsoring screenings of the new film Dirty Oil, which follows the troubles of the Cree Indians as they fight the corporations who exploit the Canadian Tar Sands. Illustrations by Daniel Almeroth.

Written by Marina Pepper

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth.
Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, a problematical J curve for academics to ponder over – …

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BP – Beyond Petroleum and head-first into Tar Sands

Shareholders and NGOs revolt over BP's investment into "the biggest environmental crime in history..."

Written by Zofia Walczak

Illustration by Anieszka Banks
This Saturday sees the launch of a national campaign against BP’s funding of the highly controversial Tar Sands project in Canada, which has been called “the biggest environmental …