Action: Greenwash

Shell campaign

Shell-out Sponsorship = buying us off

By sponsoring our cultural institutions, Shell tries to protect its reputation, distract our attention from its environmental and human rights crimes around the world and buy our acceptance. When we challenge this, we strike a blow at Shell’s brand, chip away at its power and move  towards the day when Big Oil – like Big Tobacco – is no longer seen as socially acceptable. As we once kicked the tobacco companies out of our cultural institutions we must now do the same to the oil industry.

BP LOGO FORCES TATE MEMBERS TO GO

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ART NOT OIL COALITION LAUNCHED AS BP TARGETED IN TATE CARBON DATE

 The Art Not Oil Coalition got underway with several spectacular Actions. A large turnout of London Rising Tiders helped our friends of Liberate Tate with theirs, organised at Tate Britain.

 Fifty veiled figures dressed in black carried out a performance art installation entitled ‘Parts Per Million’ throughout a series of rooms in the so-called ‘BP Walk Through British Art’ at Tate Britain during the art gallery’s official re-opening (Saturday 23 November 2013). The piece critiqued the role that Tate is playing in exacerbating climate change by bolstering the public perception of BP through its long-standing sponsorship relationship.

ART NOT OIL COALITION LAUNCHES WITH NEW WEBSITE

 As both a Rising Tide UK Campaign and a Rising Tide National Group, "Art Not Oil" has railed against Big Oil cultural sponsorship since 2004. We are pleased to announce it has now become a coalition of autonomous organisations united around the aim of ending oil sponsorship of the arts and sharing resources as the Art Not Oil Coalition.

The founding members of this new coalition alongside Rising Tide UK are:- Liberate Tate, Platform, the Reclaim Shakespeare Company, Shell Out Sounds and the UK Tar Sands Network; who have agreed to campaign together under the following :-

ART NOT OIL COALITION JOINT STATEMENT

Activists attend Shell London Lecture Series at Burlington House

Activists attend Shell London Lecture Series at Burlington HouseThree Rising Tide activists attended the Shell London
Lecture Series at Burlington House, Piccadilly, 2012.  Bruce Levell, the
Vice President of Emerging Technologies, delivered a lecture on the
Geological Aspects of Renewable Energy.

Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela concert at RFH reaps what Shell sows

23.6.12 - Saturday, 30 June 2012, 15:05.

Hot on the heels of their appearance at the Shell vs. Bodo case at the High Court (http://bit.ly/LgLiw0) activists from London Rising Tide, along with friends from Shell to Sea and Art Not Oil, staged a protest inside and outside the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 23rd June, highlighting the greenwashing of Shell's tarnished image through cultural sponsorship in their 'Shell Classic International' festival at the Southbank Centre.

Classic International concert REAPS what Shell sponsorship sows.

Shell Campaign

Shell-out Sponsorship = buying us off

By sponsoring our cultural institutions, Shell tries to protect its reputation, distract our attention from its environmental and human rights crimes around the world and buy our acceptance. When we challenge this, we strike a blow at Shell’s brand, chip away at its power and move  towards the day when Big Oil – like Big Tobacco – is no longer seen as socially acceptable. As we once kicked the tobacco companies out of our cultural institutions we must now do the same to the oil industry.

A grim protest at shell-sponsored southbank festival

activists from london rising tide (helped by 'rhythms of resistance' samba players), staged a noisy and theatrical protest at the royal festival hall yesterday evening, highlighting the greenwashing of shell's image through cultural sponsorship in their 'shell classic international' festival at the southbank centre.

Action Report by Rikki - Contact email: rikkiindymedia(At)gmail[dot]com
The action in 12 PHOTOS

Shell, the Greenwash King, targeted by LRT during ExCel Centre security breach

Yesterday's prestigious Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference in the International Conference Centre (ICC) at the ExCeL Centre, London was interrupted by two London Rising Tide protesters.

Planet Under Pressure 2012

Occupy Oil - Occupation of Shell Garage, Islington, London

A great film made by a friend of ours.

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