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London & NY - 99% Across the Water

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Reverend Billy's Freak Storm" finds our wandering preacher at Occupy London on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral. We open with the Stop Shopping Choir sings their "99%" anthem, livestreaming from Occupy Wall Street.

"Rev sez: There are 2000 occupations now. We don't even have a data-base yet - but we reach each other somehow. We share the single belief that a kind of power must be overthrown, the corruption of our democracy by big banks and corporations. We share our direct democracy hand-signals, our working groups. Mostly - we are doing what revolutions do - we've got the commons and we live there. Sharing, helping, dish-washing, flirting, teaching - this is a frontier after so many years of isolation from one another in Consumerism. Products isolated us. Advertising threatened us into a "product loneliness." Directly living together - it's so basic and yet it is a rediscovery of our power. We must get through the winter...

"Reverend Billy's Freak Storm" sermon #3 about the Koch brothers action at Lincoln Center. The First Amendment is back!!

A strange faith is brewing for these apocalyptic times. Post-fundamentalist and happy-crazy with a 35 voice choir and worshippers throughout the world -- "The Church of Earthalujah!" began in New York City in 2009. We have cast the Global Warming Devils from the cash machines of JP Morgan Chase and UBS -- the Swiss bank that invests in the Koch brothers and climate change skepticism. In our church we believe that the natural disasters are messages from a living thing and we're teaching each other to listen and pray.
Earthalujah!

Credits:Camera: Emily James and Leah Borromeo, Editing: Richard Dedomenici