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.
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
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.
President 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?