Sat, 11 Nov 2023, 2:30 PM (GMT)
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU
Join the authors of 'Crude Britannia', James Marriott and Terry Macalister, for this panel with philosopher, Quân Nguyen, and author, Yara Rodrigues Fowler.
Fossil fuel money is everywhere around us, permeating capitalism to such a degree that it’s difficult to imagine a world without either. For a true shift away from fossil fuel wealth, and the violence it brings, we will need many shifts of power – both that which heats our homes and that which governs our lives.
With the UK government licensing new oil fields, the need for these power shifts is urgent. Come along to explore what they might look like and what kind of organising could take us there.
James Marriott is the co-author of The Oil Road (Verso, 2012) and The Next Gulf (Constable, 2005).
Terry Macalister is a journalist, author and filmmaker. He was Energy Editor at the Guardian, and is the co-author of Crude Britannia: How Oil Shaped a Nation, and an executive producer of The Oil Machine documentary. He is currently making a documentary about women climate prisoners.
Quân Nguyen is a philosopher based in Edinburgh. He is co-founder of Climate Camp Scotland, the national collective organising mass direct action against fossil fuel infrastructure.
Yara Rodrigues Fowler is a writer from South London. Her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, was published in 2019. Yara’s second novel, there are more things, was nominated for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022 and Goldsmiths Prize 2022.
Accessibility: all events will be professionally filmed & livestreamed. The Roxy is wheelchair accessible (including toilets) and the venue has provisions for neurodivergent guests including stims, quiet space and colour-coded lanyards.
This event is a part of Radical Book Fair 2023: Revolutionary Feeling series. Click to the link below for tickets.