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Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping choir: “We get arrested a lot”

 Street Roots - USA 06 June 2019

Equal parts evangelist, Elvis impersonator and activist, Reverend Billy regularly preaches against consumerism, militarism and racism with the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir. Their hilarious and effective mix of performance art, political protest, gospel singing and religious service includes exorcising demons from cash registers in Starbucks. Reverend Billy speaks to Street Roots about his new book, The Earth Wants You, activism, demonology and being arrested over 70 times. (2585 Words) - By Stephen Quirke


Bill Talen, known as Reverend Billy, delivers a speech to Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Zuccotti park in New York.Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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Reverend Billy (center in white jacket) delivers a speech during the Occupy Wall Street campaign in 2011.Credit: Occupy Wall Street Media Team

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