You Can't Deport a Movement

 

Saturday Feb 10 at 9 am an emergency rally against deportation and detention and the escalating actions against ALL immigrants in the US. We support and love immigrants. Foley Square. See you there.

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3 women in a Globe

On January 30th Savitri D, Dragonfly and former choirmember Monica H climbed into the globe at Trump International just by Columbus Circle and unfurled a banner. They stayed in the globe for about 90 minutes and were arrested when they came down. A huge very supportive crowd had gathered and joined them in chants and song. They will be in court on March 13.

picture of globe

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Earth is our Government

We walked through the churches of NYC making this video.

The Earth Manifesto

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Golden Toads Go Banking

A First Listen

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Ritual for The Permafrost at British Museum

 

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United Kingdom Awaits

The Trump Depression Hotline starts tomorrow. Thirteen member of The Stop Shopping Choir will crisscross the UK in a bus, performing and doing actions -- this is an old tradition for us, we first went to the UK with the Choir in 2005 and we try to go back every couple of years. We learn so much amongst the activists of the UK, going back to Reclaim the Streets and the Anti-Road Movement, Ange Taggert and the vacuum Cleaner and our ultimate spiritual guides the Space Hijackers, the No 3rd Runway renegades  and the wonderful artists of Liberate Tate--among so many others including our collaborators on this trip BP or Not BP  

 

Rev at the Tate Modern by Sophie Mullins

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On the Road!

Various iterations of the Stop Shopping Choir are on the Road over the next few weeks. First to Portland, Oregon for a residency with BOOM arts and an exciting day with Portland's Resistance then Nine cities in the UK and after that a trip to Zurich and Cabaret Voltaire to celebrate 100 years of DADA, in this most surreal of times. We are so grateful to all the supporters of the Church of Stop Shopping who make this possible. THANK YOU. 

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Writing is Peaceful

4 writers at a table

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Trump Takes Call From Harvey

21192988_10154695223930974_7616990094029462329_n.jpgPresident Trump takes a phone call from Hurricane Harvey because Donald loves the sensation of talking to the most powerful citizens of the world. Such phone call would be very interesting, since Harvey is a radical activist, as was Sandy, and Katrina and Rita.

Undoubtedly the POTUS would ask Harvey to stop shutting down American oil production. Sandy took an abrupt left turn in the North Atlantic and nailed Wall Street. Katrina overturned many oil drilling platforms in the gulf and Rita, well, does anyone remember - back in 2005, the spectacle of herds of SUVs trying to flee the oil town?

1st Nation peoples teach us that the Earth is a living being, with things to do, statements to make, good and bad moods, healing powers and health issues. A hurricane's strong wind makes the connection of many things. We could call it a thought and a message. And yes a Category Four is full of angry thoughts.

The photo here shows Harvey, and Irene, and I understand that Irma is in the waiting room, angry as hell. These are intelligent beings and we need to hear the common sense in their screams. Fossil Fuel extraction must stop immediately.

Yes, Harvey is intelligent. Wouldn't it be great if there were two intelligent beings on that call?

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Gardening In Trump Tower

trump_escalator.pngWe are ready to return to our gardening in Trump Tower. I speak in code-words here, but just to say our first write-in sessions commence the week of Sept 11-19. We feel that our work in the public garden on the 5th floor of the Devil's "700 ft. tall gold-tinted Presidential erection" is the laboratory of culture that we've been looking for.

For The Church of Stop Shopping, after 17 years of work in anti-consumerism around the malled world, we have come full circle to face the King of Consumerism. He brands with every glance. Trump steaks. Trump jets. We are TRUMP PROTESTERS.

At the Write-In ritual, the surprise details of life that flow from our pens and pencils onto the notebook are radically pre-social, are what art was supposed to be. We will slip our message into the minds of passing tourists, or sing our writing in tactical earth-worshipping gospel.

A Selfie will become its opposite, call it an OTHERIE. And what is that? It's taking down the wall. It is the sensual aliveness of the unscreened face, the direct experience. Earthalujah! Shopping has stopped!

Shopping ends and living begins. If the tourists on the bottom floors of this tower stop shopping? Oh then the bankers, real estate moguls, hackers and lawyers in the upper penthouses suddenly become unmonied and very lonely. They crawl to the elevators to join us on the ground.

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