PLANT THE RAINBOW FLAG…. YOU’RE UNDER ARREST!

A hospital in white tents appears in NY’s Central Park, but it is like a military encampment, a miniature American Green Zone. (Note in the 3 min film below how I am tackled. Later I’m taken to the Tombs, and my N95 mask…


The Earth is forcing us to do what we needed to do, but couldn’t. The consumption economy has stopped. Time and time again the scientists conclude their studies with a warning that “unless we radically reduce our burning of fossil fuels…” Well, we’re doin’ it now!

The question is, what…


Protesters started the overthrow of the British empire, and slavery and Jim Crow, company bosses, the Viet Nam War, AIDS and the Sacklers. All the freedoms we have began with people in the streets, marching, singing. Protesters are all that stand between Capitalism and the climate crash and extinction.

But…


To the Bank! To the Fossil Bank! Sing Loudly of Love in the Bank!

2020 must be the year of following the money with our bodies, finding the lower management humans near the doors, near the teller windows, at the cheap desks.
Yesterday Feb 6thTrump’s soldiers enter a Brooklyn home unannounced…


Radical Lunch on the floor of the Oculus in NYC. Photo by Savitri D.

2020 will be the year that the culture flips over.

2020 is the year the Earth stops waiting for us to look up from our screens.

2020 is the year we do look up and wherever we are on this Earth, in whatever eco-system we find ourselves, we will be…


By Reverend Billy and Savitri D

The Holiday Season is upon us: a time to be with family, celebrate the passing of a new year and…shop. When did shopping become so intertwined with the holidays that it can be hard to separate the two? The average American spends an average…


It always starts with the vulnerability of risking arrest. The activism is the purest citizenship. We enter Trump Tower. We walk through the submachine guns and dogs, the body armor and the golden name of the white supremacist president that hovers in space above the door.

We are only doing…


We’re in a strange place, a garden inside Trump Tower. We are facing blank pages with our pens. There are 15 of us. Savitri D and myself and singers from the Stop Shopping Choir and friends who heard about it. We’re waiting for the timekeeper to say “Write.” …


Savitri D and Reverend Billy Talen from the art/activist group “The Church of Stop Shopping” have begun writing in a public garden on the 5th floor of Trump Tower on 56th and 5th Avenue. People are beginning to join them in the mid-day write-ins. Their intent is to “start culture…

Reverend Billy Talen

Earthalujah! preacher with the Church of Stop Shopping, and its choir of activists. They perform inside Chase banks in New York, Joe’s Pub, and the Starr Bar.

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