Campaigners gatecrash Day of the Dead

 BP-sponsored event in the British Museum taken over by protest. Last night, 50 Latin American and British activists joined together to mount a highly visual performance-protest during the British Museum’s ‘Day of the Dead’ festival. The evening event was co-sponsored by BP and the Mexican government, and campaigners accuse the museum of playing host to … More Campaigners gatecrash Day of the Dead

Celebrating the dead while silencing the living

BP and the Mexican Government sponsor the Day of the Dead A member of London Mexico Solidarity writes about why we’re gatecrashing the British Museum’s event tonight… You really couldn’t make it up. This week, BP and the Mexican government are co-sponsoring a four-day-long Day of the Dead festival at the British Museum. Both are trying to … More Celebrating the dead while silencing the living

BBC gives BP privileged platform to sell its sponsorship deals

  On Thursday night, BP’s Peter Mather – who claims to have “green and yellow oil” flowing in his veins – took to the airwaves on Radio 4’s “The Bottom Line”. Chris Garrard, a campaigner with Art Not Oil, saw through his boasts about the benefits of BP’s corporate sponsorship. The movement against oil sponsorship … More BBC gives BP privileged platform to sell its sponsorship deals

Colombian trade unionist confronts BP in British Museum

Colombian trade unionist suing BP over kidnap and torture brings his fight for justice to…the British Museum. Today, we were honoured to perform alongside Colombian trade unionist Gilberto Torres in our latest unsanctioned performance protest in the British Museum. Together, we challenged the Museum’s sponsor, BP, over its history of environmental destruction and human rights … More Colombian trade unionist confronts BP in British Museum

Poetry vs. fuel poverty in the British Museum

As part of the spectacular Art Not Oil “Festivoil” protest last month, Ruth London from Fuel Poverty Action performed a piece of powerful poetry in the “Living and Dying” exhibition, inside the BP-sponsored British Museum. We’re delighted to be able to publish the full text of the poem here, followed by Ruth’s speech to the … More Poetry vs. fuel poverty in the British Museum