with Greg Palast and Brian Basham
28th June 6pm till 8:30pm
St Mary's Church, Newington, Elephant and Castle, SE1 (nearest tube Kennington)
Investigative reporter, journalist and best-selling author Greg Palast will join us from the United States to share his strident views of corporate exploitation and corruption. A renowned investigative journalist and author of Vultures' Picnic, Greg has reported on some of the most infamous corporate malfeasance of our time, often in UK media outlets including the BBC and The Observer. Further details of his illustrious career can be found here: http://www.gregpalast.com/.
Greg will be joined by Brian Basham veteran financial PR, former journalist and current chairman of research house Equity Development. Brian first came to prominence as a straight-talking PR adviser in the 1980's when takeovers and corporate conflict dominated the headlines. With stints at the Daily Telegraph and The Times prior to founding his own agency Broad Street Group, he brings first hand insight into what happens when the corporate, financial and media worlds collide.
The debate will get underway at 6:30pm and will be followed by drinks.
Meeting of the 12 conveners of Quilligan Seminars and of the emergent Working Groups of Commons Rising
On June 18th from 6.00 till 8.00 pm. in Committee Room 13 of the House of Commons (Westminster Palace)
Hosted by Michael Meacher MP
It is designed for a deep enquiry into what the participants hoped to develop as a result of JBQ's huge input, and how effective can be our aim of creating an experiment in systemic change that embrace for instance, the model of NEF's 'The Great Transition' and the insights on complexity and the commons emerging from the such as Civil Society Forum, Simpol, Living Systems, Henry George Foundation, Finance Innovation Lab, Inclusive Faith, Synthesis, St James;Picadilly and as perhaps being applied by IPPR.
The conveners of the seminars may have valuable insights to pass on to the conveners of new Working Groups; and vice versa.
19 May - 1 July 2012 The Photographers' Gallery
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has travelled the world to chronicle the effect of oil on all our lives, and to reveal the rarely seen mechanics of its production and distribution.
This exhibition shows three sections from Burtynsky’s series OIL: Extraction and Refinement, Transportation and Motor Culture and The End of Oil. The works depict landscapes scarred by the extraction of oil, and the cities and suburban sprawl defined by its use. He also eloquently addresses the coming end of oil, as we face its rising cost and dwindling availability.
The Photographers' Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW