Tell the Science Museum: listen to Indigenous people and drop Adani!
Wednesday 26th of January 5-6 pm
Just days before COP 26, the Science Museum announced plans for a new ‘Energy Revolution’ gallery, to be sponsored by the Indian conglomerate Adani, which has significant interests in coal mining and coal-fired power. Adani is responsible for violating Indigenous peoples’ rights in India, Australia and Indonesia and representatives of these communities have called on the museum to listen to them and drop Adani, stating that:
‘Indigenous communities in all these countries are bearing the brunt of Adani’s destructive coal expansion activities, experiencing land-grabs, repression, the destruction of sacred lands, pollution of air, land and water and, of course, the worsening impacts of climate change exacerbated by burning coal.’
The Science Museum’s Director Sir Ian Blatchford is a former banker who has worked for both the Bank of England and Barclays. He has publicly dismissed claims made by Adrian Burragubba, a spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou Family Council, about Adani’s destructive record on their traditional territory in Australia as “exaggerated”, even though soon afterwards the company blew up a major Aboriginal sacred heritage site which was thousands of years old.
Let’s show our solidarity and take Indigenous communities’ calls for Adani to be dropped to the museum’s front door.
Join us outside the museum to see and hear testimonies from communities directly impacted by Adani. UK-based campaigners working in solidarity with communities resisting Adani, as well as climate campaigners leading the push to end fossil fuel sponsorship of the Science Museum, will also speak live at this event.
The event is supported by: Culture Unstained, Survival International, London Mining Network, South Asia Solidarity Group, UKSCN London, Market Forces, XR Hammersmith and Fulham, Tipping Point UK, Coal Action Network, and Scientists for XR.
We look forward to seeing you on the pavement outside the London Science Museum main entrance on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.