Thanksgiving for the Earth and Stopping Shopping on Black Friday
We begin on this Thanksgiving with Reverend Billy, the pastor of the Church of Stop Shopping, a group of activists based in New York City, whose main tactic is singing-while-trespassing. The Stop Shopping Choir has staged performances in Walmarts, Disney Stores, Monsanto labs, the roof of Carnegie Hall, and at jails, pipe-lines and JPMorgan Chase lobbies across five continents. And the earth church just returned from the climate conference at Glasgow and this week is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a performance at Joe’s Pub’s Public Theater in New York City on Sunday the 28th. We discuss the choir’s recent appearance at the COP 26 Climate Summit is Glasgow and their planned activities on Black Friday when they will be protesting the orgy of consumerism as shoppers descend on malls and big box stores.