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A brand new podcast with legendary New York activists Reverend Billy and Savitri D at the helm . We are tired of the boring, stern voices of the environmental movement, lecturing in monotones about the impending doom the human race is excitedly plotting for itself. The Earth Wants You is a show which brings the message that needs to be heard in an energetic, humorous, surreal and often visceral way.

A brand new podcast with legendary New York activists Reverend Billy and Savitri D at the helm . We are tired of the boring, stern voices of the environmental movement, lecturing in monotones about the impending doom the human race is excitedly plotting for itself. The Earth Wants You is a show which brings the message that needs to be heard in an energetic, humorous, surreal and often visceral way.
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A brand new podcast with legendary New York activists Reverend Billy and Savitri D at the helm . We are tired of the boring, stern voices of the environmental movement, lecturing in monotones about the impending doom the human race is excitedly plotting for itself. The Earth Wants You is a show which brings the message that needs to be heard in an energetic, humorous, surreal and often visceral way.

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English

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Episodes

Tourists Against Trump Take On Times Square

8/14/2018
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This Week On The Earth Wants YOU! Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping take their Tourists Against Trump movement to Times Square at its busiest and face off with the Naked Cowboy, several Trump Trolls and receive hearty support. We interview Zen Honeycutt from Moms Accross America and discuss the recent Monsanto Lawsuit.

Duration:00:55:57

Tourists Against Trump Take On Times Square

8/14/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping take their Tourists Against Trump movement to Times Square at its busiest and face off with the Naked Cowboy, several Trump Trolls and receive hearty support. We also discuss the recent Monsanto lawsuit in which the company was fined 289 million dollars for causing the terminal cancer of Dewayne Johnson with the weedkiller Roundup. We play an interview with Zen Honeycutt from Moms Across America.

Duration:00:55:57

California Fires, Orcas In Pain, Trump Depression Hotline

8/7/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! Fire is the theme of the show, fire is everywhere. We have Rick Anderson a fire expert come on and explain us in fascinating detail the human relationship with fires, what the Europeans did wrong in the US and why sometimes you have to let it burn. Our extinct animal is the heartbreaking story of the grieving Orca mother who has carried her stillborn calf for 2 weeks. Follow the story here: https://bit.ly/2KGmQs0# We finish with Trump Depression Hotline,...

Duration:01:01:16

Reverend Billy & The New York Sanctuary Movement

7/31/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We bring you our radio documentary on the New York Sanctuary movement. We focus on the activities of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in the US and how the public have reacted.

Duration:00:55:56

#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:00:55:58

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...

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

Bikes Against Deportations, Padre Juan Carlos Ruiz

4/24/2018
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Today on The Earth Wants YOU! We deal with the tragic shadow in our New York neighborhoods, the abductions of long-time New Yorkers, fathers pulled from living rooms, children looking on in horror. Our guest in the studio was the co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement, Juan Carlos Ruiz, who already this morning was dealing with disappearances, as the Blackwater USA-like immigration cops snatch loved ones without communicating reasons, whereabouts, health or injury...

Duration:00:55:49

My Favourite Place on Earth is my Bed

4/17/2018
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This week on the Earth Wants YOU! we are joined by Tim De Christopher from Climate Disbedience Center to talk about the recent self immolation by David Buckel and the despair that often comes hand in hand with Environmental Acitivism. We also have The News Of The Natural World and a wonderful interview with Barbara Lee from the Stop Shopping Choir

Duration:00:55:51

Saheed Vassell, NYC Shut It Down, Stop Swallowing Plastic

4/10/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We talk with June from NYC Shut It Down about the murder of Saheed Vassell, who was shot last week in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We cover gentrification's role in Police violence. This week in the news; humans are swallowing more plastic than ever, humpback Whales sound like Charlie Parker and the Stop Shopping Choir are singing their songs louder than ever. email revbilly@revbilly.com for any queries or questions...

Duration:00:55:50

Protests, Arrests, Justice for Stephon Clark

4/3/2018
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This Week on The Earth Wants YOU! We are joined by 3 energetic youths who attended the recent "Justice for Stephon Clark" rally in New York where 1 of them was arrested. We talk about growing white nationalism, systemic racism, the growing movement and listen to them as they give their visions of alternatives to Capitalism.

Duration:00:55:51