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The Earth Wants to talk, we'd better listen..... The Earth Wants YOU! is hosted by Reverend Billy Talen and Savitri D from the Church of Stop Shopping, a New York City based radical performance community of wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists. The hour's entertainment is darkened by the number of times the activists at the mics have been arrested so often, and brightened by the singing of the Stop Shopping Choir. The faith of this radio church is that the Earth is a living thing, and that the super storms are messages. The Earth wants to talk. We better listen. Earthalujah!

The Earth Wants to talk, we'd better listen..... The Earth Wants YOU! is hosted by Reverend Billy Talen and Savitri D from the Church of Stop Shopping, a New York City based radical performance community of wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists. The hour's entertainment is darkened by the number of times the activists at the mics have been arrested so often, and brightened by the singing of the Stop Shopping Choir. The faith of this radio church is that the Earth is a living thing, and that the super storms are messages. The Earth wants to talk. We better listen. Earthalujah!
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New York City, NY

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The Earth Wants to talk, we'd better listen..... The Earth Wants YOU! is hosted by Reverend Billy Talen and Savitri D from the Church of Stop Shopping, a New York City based radical performance community of wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists. The hour's entertainment is darkened by the number of times the activists at the mics have been arrested so often, and brightened by the singing of the Stop Shopping Choir. The faith of this radio church is that the Earth is a living thing, and that the super storms are messages. The Earth wants to talk. We better listen. Earthalujah!

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Episodes

12 Years Till Climate Disaster, Chinatown Fights Against Gentrification

10/10/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Reverend Billy and Savitri D discuss the UN IPCC report which says we only have 12 years to mitigate Climate Disaster. How do we respond? We are joined by members of Chinatown Working Group (chinatownworkinggroup.com, donate to their legal fees gofundme.com/leson) who are fighting within a diverse group, the illegal plans to build massive condo style towers in the last working class neighbourhood in Manhattan. News Of the Natural World, Activist News and...

Duration:00:55:57

Brett Kavanaugh's White Male Rage

10/2/2018
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Nick Powers joins us again to discuss the problem of Toxic Masculinity and White Male Rage that was displayed in BRett Kavanaughs hearing We continue our practice of listening to the stories of women and victims of sexual assault/harassment. We also have News of the Natural World, recordings from Bernie Krause, a Sermon from Reverend Billy and songs from the Stop Shopping Choir

Duration:00:55:57

#METOO WE LISTEN TO WOMEN'S TESTIMONIES

9/25/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We have 4 women give their accounts of assault that happened over the course of their lives and how it affected them. We learn how to listen without judgement. Activist News, News From the Natural World, Extinctions Got Talent and Reverend Billy's Sermon

Duration:00:55:55

We Created Hurricane Florence, Occupy Wall Street

9/18/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We talk Hurricane Florence and the disaster porn of the news stations which profit of it. Occupy Wall Street is commemorated on its 7th Birthday. Amadeus Harte joins us on the phone from Dublin to discuss Sean Binder, a young Irish Student who has been arrested along with Sarah Mardini in Greece and face 20 years in jail for their work helping the migrants there. Also: News Of The Natural World Activist News: Drums of Revolution Extinctions Got Talent Music...

Duration:00:55:54

Remembering 9/11, Mike Roselle And A March Against Gentrification

9/11/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We are joined by legendary activist Mike Roselle to talk about the state of the Earth in the face of Climate Change and what the Environmental movement has been doing wrong. Michael Higgins then joins us from FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality who talks about the massive March Against Gentrification in Brooklyn this weekend.

Duration:00:53:14

Reverend Billy is Back From Burning Man

9/5/2018
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"The liberation of your capital is not the liberation of your soul" THis Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Reverend Billy and Savitri D are back in the studio together after a long summer touring Greece, Switzerland, California and New York. They recap the Summer from Burning Man to Neil Young and Darryl Hannah's wedding to Tourists Against Trump and Californian Fires. News Of The Natural World strikes a somber tone, Orangutans are extinct and Monsanto is still the ever diminishing Devil.

Duration:00:55:10

The Inflatable Pink Cathedral, Sedge Thomson, RIP Aretha Franklin

8/28/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Sedge Thomson gives a special report from Zurich at the Spektakle Festival with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. Savitri hosts the show as Reverend Billy is away at Burning Man, Monsanto is in the News of the Natural World, Aretha Franklin sings, German Beer is not chemical free, the Bahamian Nuthatch has been spotted and 18 miles of Coral Reef has found off the coast of the US.

Duration:00:55:56

Audio Painting Sermon Special

8/21/2018
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This Week Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir are touring in Zurich at the Spektakle Festival, we will be back with the regular The Earth Wants YOU! next Tuesday. As a treat, here is a fantastic, short unreleased audio piece from the good Reverend Billy.

Duration:00:03:52

#whatwouldyoupack?

7/29/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Billy and Savitri have returned from Greece and introduce their new global social movement #touristsagainsttrump We also plan for Thursdays What Would You Pack? deportee solidarity action at Foley square in Manhattan. Later we have an interview from Greece with Daniel Wetzel a veteran of radical experimental theatre.

Duration:00:55:59

Tourists Against Trump, Notes From Athens

7/17/2018
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This Week On The Earth Wants YOU! We get an update from Savitri and Billy from Greece and their #touristsagainsttrump protests in Athens. The Stop Shopping Choir have a round table discussion over the action. We have Peter Rugh from The Indypendent in the studio to discuss his recent arrest in New Jersey and their victory in getting newspaper boxes back on the streets in record time. We also have music from Hondurus and News of the Natural World.

Duration:00:57:26

The Blueprint for Revolution with Sarah Schulman

7/10/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Savitri and Reverend Billy are still in Greece and give us an update on their travels and how it feels to be in the philosophical basin of the world while the Trump regime rages on in the US. Sarah Schulman joins us again for an interview about how to build a successful movement, how Act UP acted and what tactics are necessary to make some change. We have music from Europe, a brief proverbial mention of the football World Cup, Extinctions Got Talent, News...

Duration:00:55:55

Sarah Shulman says Act UP, Notes From Athens

7/3/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Sarah Schulman comes in for an interview about the history of AIDS in New York and how the first step is always activism. The Water Crisis dominates the news. Before that we have notes from Athens sent to us by Savitri and Billy as they tour Greece.

Duration:00:55:58

Bonus Episode! #AbolishICE Bikes Against Deportations

6/26/2018
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This week we bring a bonus episode of The Earth Wants YOU! produced in collaboration with Sprouts, radio from the grassroots. We continue the story of the Sanctuary movement in New York City. We focus on the activities of ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) in the US and how the public have reacted. We follow the activism of immigrant rights groups in New York City such as Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, The New Sanctuary Coalition and countless others as they try stop...

Duration:00:28:58

Scott Pruitt's Naked Body, Glen Cantave faces White Nationalists

6/20/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Glen Cantave joins us. Glen is the founder of Movers and Shakers a coalition that executes direct action and advocacy campaigns for marginalized communities using virtual reality, augmented reality and the creative arts. He talks about being in Charlottesville confronting white nationalists, hope in the age of Trump and how to be an effective activist. Also this week Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir protested outside the EPA offices in New York...

Duration:00:55:49

Ashley Brockington Teaches Us To Forgive

6/13/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We discuss the recent death of trans refugee Roxana Hernandez who was failed by the State recently and paid the price with her life, dying in ICE custody. We demand justice. The iconic Ashley Brockington comes in to discuss the changing face of New York City's weird and wild scene at which shes been the centre of for decades. Reverend Billy preaches up a storm and Savitri D delivers her report from the Natural World

Duration:00:55:50

Ireland Repeals The 8th Amendment, Save Union Square

6/6/2018
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This Week At The Earth Wants YOU! Reverend Billy and Savitri D, bring in Mark and Emer, two young Irish people who flew home to vote in the recent momentous referendum to Repeal the 8th Amendment in Ireland which prohibited abortion. We also discuss the battle to Save Union Square, the tactics which were used and the creative actions that took place. We have the Irish Pine Martin as our extinct animal and Reverend Billy answers questions on the Trump Depression Hotline.

Duration:00:55:52

The Answer to Despair, The Beauty of Brooklyn, Repeal the 8th

5/22/2018
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This week on The Earth Wants YOU! We talk about Irelands upcoming referendum to Repeal the 8th ammendment, we listen to the long and scary News From the Natural World, we celebrate the Royal Wedding with a song from PJ Harvey and interview two longtime Brooklyn Activists about how to improve our neighbourhood and protest effectively.

Duration:00:55:53

A World Without Birdsong and Wind

5/16/2018
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A World Without Birdsong and Wind by The Church of Stop Shopping

Duration:00:55:50

Mo Beasley, Urban Erotica, Families United For Racial and Economic Equality

5/8/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We have an energetic episode with Mo Beasley from FUREE(Families United For Racial and Economic Equality). Reverend Billy reports from the hearing of Ravi Ragbir, Savitri D gives us the News of the Natural World, Larry Harvey is remembered and Travis Tench from the Stop Shopping Choir eats a salad.

Duration:00:55:51

Reverend Billy Visits Maralago, Savitri visits La Zad

5/1/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Reverend Billy is out of town, Savitri D brings us the story of la Zad (Zone A Defendre) in Nantes which was attacked by 2500 French police this month. John Jordan from The Laboratory of Insurrection, who has lived there for several years, joins us for an interivew.

Duration:00:55:51