Tag: British Petroleum (BP)

Big Oil’s Ethical Violence

International attention has once again turned to the murky record of BP’s oil operations in Colombia. The High Court in London is to hear a case against BP, filed on behalf of Gilberto Torres, a former trade unionist who was kidnapped and tortured by state-linked paramilitaries in 2002. In a trial in Colombia, the kidnappers…

Art as Disobedience: Liberate Tate’s Gift to the Nation

This weekend was an eventful one for the Tate Modern.  Late Saturday morning, pursuant to section 7 of the Museums and Galleries Act 1992, art collective Liberate Tate presented the gallery with an unexpected ‘gift to the nation’.  That gift was a 1.5 tonne, 16.5 metre wind turbine blade, recovered from a field in Wales,…