fix articles 111311, reverend billy
LA COUNTY PARKS AND LAPD ALLOW BIG, GAY, ECOSEXUAL ART-WEDDING IN FARNSWORTH PARK TO GO ON (tags)
Altadena attempts to cancel the wedding of Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens
Putting Finance Capitalism "Back in Its Box" (tags)
Their scheme is permanent debt bondage
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
"What Would Jesus Buy?" (review) (tags)
What Would Jesus Buy not only documents Reverend Billy’s street theater activism as he crosses the country, but it also features interviews with shoppers, retail employees, Christmas historians, and authorities on human rights. Additionally, there is footage of sweatshop conditions in Bangladesh--making a compelling call, even for people already aware of the evils of consumerism, to at least cut down on buying for the holidays. And “if we were able to change Christmas, we would change the whole year,” says the Reverend.
Religion for War (tags)
What if all this misanthropic ideology were artificially designed in the name of Christianity by some think tanks? To neoconservatives, war is the father of all things, the father of permanent revolution.
Rev Billy to Fight Starbucks in LA Court (tags)
Reverend Billy, aka Bill Talen, will go to court against Starbucks as the coffee giant accuses him of destruction of property. The Reverend says Starbucks' profiteering off of labor and human rights abuse is the real crime.
Reverend Billy's Ban (tags)
LA Superior Court has enjoined "Reverend Billy" from "disturbing, annoyed, or sexually harassing the cash registers of Starbucks in California."
Protest Aesthetics- What the Left Can Learn from Las Vegas (tags)
From Issue 3 of The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. Street Theater and the left in general needs a new relationship with "the truth".
CHANGELLUJAH! Comes to Cal State L. A. (tags)
Reverend Billy and ”The Church of Stop Shopping" Tour was in the Los Angles area last weekend. What transpired was performance activism both in theatre and on the streets.
CHANGELLUJAH! Comes to Starbucks (tags)
April 23, 2004 Reverend Billy and ”The Church of Stop Shopping" Tour was in the Los Angles area last weekend. What transpired was performance activism both in theatre and on the streets.
Rev Billy & Church of Stop Shopping 04/17-04/18 (tags)
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping begin their Stop Big Boxes Tour in Los Angeles, appearing at Laemmle's Fairfax 3 Theater 04/17 at 10pm and the State Playhouse 04/18 at 6pm. Email Michael@revbilly.com for details.
Building Bridges Radio - Rev. Billy & Stop Shopping & Military Families Speak Out (tags)
Building Bridges Radio presents this 28 min radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK.
Whose Police? Our Police! (tags)
"Whose fucking police? Our fucking police!" chant Philly ACT UP. “The people who chant this will never be creative. The people, bad slogans, will always be defeated.” New twists on tired slogans, new tactics such as coming as protesting the protest...for fun!
A Personal Chronicle of a Season of ‘Better to Laugh than Cry” Antiwar Activism. (tags)
Here is one NY-RTS' memories of the recent past- a memory of the particular groups anti-war activism.-- To be published on-line in the Journal of Aesthetics and protest. (print issue #2 to be released in late June, early July)
Absurd Responses vs. Earnest Politics; Global Justice vs. Anti-War Movements; Guerilla The (tags)
The Bush Administration is drawing the United States and the world ever closer to a state of permanent military engagement, So what do we do?” the front of the card asked. The back explained: “Throw a party!!! Activism doesn’t have to mean droning speeches, dull chants, and tired slogans. To sustain the growing movement over the long haul, we need humor, theater, music, flamboyance, irony, and fun.”
9.11.02 176 Peace Events in Seven Countries (tags)
Here's a short summary of a few of the events closer to home.