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Children in fear, Gaza. Source: unknown.

The children of Gaza and the profit being made from their genocide

Heathcote Williams
| 5th August 2014
As Israel violates its own 'ceasefire' to murder yet another child in Gaza City, the poet Heathcote Williams delves into aspects of Israel, Palestine and the lethal war now under way that rarely surface in the mainstream discourse - and amid the horror, cruelty and rising tide of fascism, finds grounds for long term hope.

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Image: 'Gaia's surrender' by Jef Sadi via Flickr.

Gaia Theory - an Arctic warning

Laurence Rose
| 2nd July 2014
As composer Jonathan Dove prepares for the premiere of his 'Gaia Theory' at the BBC Proms this month, he explains to Laurence Rose how his recent work has been inspired by a wake-up call - right from the very top of the world.

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I'll be back ... and next time, no more Mr Nice Guy! Photo: Hugh Warwick.

BP - beware the Viking 'flash-horde' coming your way!

Chris Garrard
| 11th June 2014
Visit the British Museum's hugely successful Vikings exhibition, and you can't miss the BP branding - a fair price for their sponsorship? No way, writes Chris Garrard, who will join a 'flash-horde' at the Museum next Sunday and give BP its last rites in a Viking longship.

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A forest web, caught in a passing sunbeam. Photo: Julia Hodgson.

Living symphonies in the forest

Laurence Rose
| 6th June 2014
A new and deceptively sophisticated installation is about artists, audience and nature itself connecting in real time, writes Laurence Rose, who visited a Living Symphony in Thetford Forest.

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Kristin Hoffman singing the Ocean Song. From Youtube video by David Randle.

Becoming co-creators in a world of natural beauty

Kristin Hoffmann
| 27th April 2014
Singer-songwriter Kristin Hoffmann reflects on the natural and divine inspiration that underlies her music, and urges us to both listen and play to rediscover the inner harmonies that are so easily obliterated by the brute cacophony of industrialism.

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In the queue. Photo: Diagram - Anders Granberg / Lars Lengquist.

Evian go home

Anders Granberg
| 22nd April 2014
Swedish artist duo Diagram escorts a glass of water back to its origin - from a convenience store in Stockholm back to a storm-drain in Evian les Bains, by Lake Geneva - and expose one of the many absurdities of modern life.

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Liberate Tate's Parts Per Million protest at Tate Britain, 23rd November 2013. Photo: Martin LeSanto-Smith.

Tate - come clean about BP sponsorship!

Kevin Smith
| 9th April 2014
BP and other fossil fuel companies love to sponsor high art to preserve their 'public licence to operate', writes Kevin Smith. But why is Tate so keen to take the relatively trivial sums on offer. And why the unbending information blackout?

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An oil spill in the Niger Delta. Photo:  Sosialistisk Ungdom - SU via Flickr.com.

Shell - you're fired!

Arts not Oil
| 29th January 2014
Oil-branded concerts at London's Southbank Centre come to an end after campaigners expose Shell's record of environmental damage.

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