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Shooting People Who Act Crazy In Public

Reverend Billy | Posted 12.04.2013 | New York
Reverend Billy

Like with DC's heroes, NY cops are glorified store security, enforcing behaviors, not laws. In our "Church of Stop Shopping" activism in super malls -- we've noticed a kind of terror in the eye of security people when we raise our voices in joyous song.

Reverend Billy: Is San Francisco Ready for Its 'Earthalujah' Moment? (VIDEO)

Greg Archer | Posted 06.22.2013 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Few souls are blessed with proper amounts of spunk and Earth-justice panache as Reverend Billy. And even fewer of them have the ability to spawn a successful tour that raises the level of awareness about the link between big banks and the eroding environment.

Bullied And Beaten On Black Friday

Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

Reverend Billy Talen, founder of the Church of Stop Shopping was on HuffPost Live Monday to tell host Abby Huntsman his war stories of preaching on th...

Occupy Broadway 'Takes Back The Stage'

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Occupy Wall Street descended upon Broadway Friday night, commencing a daylong occupation of Times Square. The move to New York's theater district is m...

Occupy The Pulpit

Mark Engler | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Mark Engler

We shouldn't need an ironic borrowing of church mannerisms in order to hear a sermon against corporate greed. After all, why should railing against the evils of consumerism have to be done as a half-in-jest parody by a fake preacher?

Earth Preaching

Reverend Billy | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Believing that the Earth is our god, government, economy and culture -- all wrapped into one big institution -- that is simple common sense!  When we...

Apocalypse Not Now: Seeking a New Beginning ... before the End

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

Undertaking even a cursory review of the news queue evidences the apocalyptic overtones in our collective midst. In the most recent additions to the c...

Who's Singing These Songs With Us?

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

This notion in Christmas carols that Spirit is in all things, and that hills and clouds and stars can change the fortunes of all of us -- do we still sense this?

Killing To Shop

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

More and more of us have a sense of the violence of the corporate Christmas, whether the collateral damage is in the sweatshop or in the defenseless home with parents and grandparents and children inside.

The Newest City

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

For millennia, we human beings lived in walled cities. That was where the power was. We were safe and warm inside the walls that kept the dark chaos of nature -- out.

Flavorpill NYC's Weekend To-Do List

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Flavorpill NYC has picked the best of the weekend's calendar so you don't have to. For the rest of Flavorpill's picks of arts and culture this weeke...

A Good Mayor

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

The earth is the government. Nine million of us are the government. We are a good mayor.

WATCH: Rev. Billy Heckles Bloomberg, Escorted Out Of Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The first debate for the New York City mayoral election got off to a rocky start last night when Mayor Bloomberg's opening statement was interrupted b...

Avatar and the Commons

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reverend Billy

John Wayne's shoot-em-ups helped the American public learn to handle imperial war. Avatar is an inverted western.

Harlem -- Night Before The Primary

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Corruption has taken a sophisticated form. It has been enlarged from the usual millions under the table, unchanged since Tammany Hall and beyond, to the modern era of marketing.

Getting Good Mileage from the GM Takeover Plan

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randall Amster

Wouldn't it be fun to be lounging on crushed velvet seats in a little red Corvette -- um, I mean Prius -- instead of always being in the SUV breakdown lane spewing fumes during rush hour?

The Solstice and the Stable

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reverend Billy

Christmas is the celebration of a birth--and so it celebrates a death, too. The heat and the light increase in each 24-hour period, and this day in wh...

Christmas Revolution!

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Our images of happiness are becoming self-made again, coming from within our loving relationships. Our dreams, memories and our imaginations are still independent from the market.

If It's Friday, It's Meet the Bloggers

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kerry Trueman

Meet The Bloggers brings us the Rev and the righteous Savitri D from the Church of Stop Shopping, along with tips from the Center For A New American Dream's LaToya Peterson on how to simplify the holidays.

Shopacoplypse Now

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kerry Trueman

I've tried to put myself in the shoes of the Long Island lemmings who stomped the life out of Jdimytai "Jimbo" Damour... but I just can't seem to fit into their frenzied footwear.

Phony Christians Embrace Bull

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kerry Trueman

(Image courtesy of Wonkette) It's not even Halloween yet, but a bunch of folks masquerading as Christians descended on Wall Street the other day to...