Posts Tagged with "Reverend Billy"

The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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The “Revolt of the Golden Toads” Bay Area Tour!

A guest blog post by Reverend Billy, leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, an activist performance group based in New York City The Church of Stop Shopping returns to New York now, after a week in the Bay Area.  A highlight:  we launched the “Extinction Resurrection” campaign at the front doors and inside the big banks that finance climate disruption. [...]

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Transforming Bank Lobbies

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Transforming Bank Lobbies

Someone once wrote that a bank is like a giant squid wrapped around the face of humanity. And it feels as if banks have overwhelmed the neighborhood, as I walk just two blocks around my office this lunch hour, counting six different bank branch lobbies along the way. They all reach to grab my attention [...]

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Last week, RAN teamed up with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, Occupy Chicago, and Reverend Billy for a week of action against B of A highlighting the bank’s $4.3 billion dollars invested in the coal industry and its impacts on local communities in Chicago. The week started out with a visit to Bank of [...]

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Reverend Billy Is Free!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Reverend Billy Is Free!

We just got this update from Reverend Billy of the Church of Earthalujah: Reverend Billy has been acquitted of all charges for last year’s action on Buy Nothing Day at UBS in New York City. During the action, the Stop Shopping Choir dressed as angels in flowing white robes and wings, filled the lobby, and [...]

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Rev. Billy Exorcises BP from London’s Tate Modern

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Rev. Billy Exorcises BP from London’s Tate Modern

This just in from Reverend Billy: A coalition of earth activist groups including Art Not Oil, Climate Rush, UK Tar Sands Coalition and Liberate Tate recently approached the Church of Earthalujah to “EXORCISE BP” from the Tate Modern museum in central London. The results were astonishing! British Petroleum, or BP, is a contributor to the [...]

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The PNC Four Go Free

Monday, November 29, 2010

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The PNC Four Go Free

Last month RAN organized a protest inside PNC Bank’s Washington DC branch in coalition with the Earth Quaker Action Team, RAN Chicago and Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping. We wanted to draw attention to PNC’s role in financing mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia and put pressure on the bank [...]

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How Do You Spell Greenwash? P-N-C

Monday, October 11, 2010

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From Wikipedia:Greenwashing (a portmanteau of “green” and “whitewash”) is a term describing the deceptive use of green PR or green marketing in order to promote a misleading perception that a company’s policies or products (such as goods or services) are environmentally friendly. PNC prides itself on being the “greenest bank in the business” and last [...]

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Account of action & arrest in DC by George Lakey

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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George Lakey and the Earth Quaker Action Team, joined us on Monday at Appalachia Rising in Washington DC, to protest mountaintop removal mining. His account of our action at PNC bank is one of the best-written, and most accessible, recent accounts I have read about why taking nonviolent direct action is such a powerful strategy. [...]

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Reverend Billy Visits UBS

Friday, July 2, 2010

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Earlier this afternoon, Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping paid a visit to the Manhattan office of UBS. Over the past two years, some of the biggest banks in the United States have developed statements regarding mountaintop removal coal mining, and started to move away from financing the practice. UBS, a Swiss [...]

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Dis-invest-a-lujah!

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Our friends in NYC are on the move as the Church of Life After Shopping is hitting the Chase branches and talking to Chase employees about mountaintop removal…. with hidden video. From Rev. Billy’s folks in NYC: Hidden-cam, an inspirational video showing a Chase bank customer closing her account, and explaining mountaintop removal to several [...]

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