Rev Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping lead march on World Bank

On the 10th of October, Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir led a funeral march on the Fall Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, The march went to a delegate entrance checkpoint to the World Bank, where a mock funeral for the Bank was staged as people from South Asia and Africa reminded those inside just how much damage the Bank’s programs had done to their countries.

They specifically called out World Bank delegates who claimed the protests were only meant to be “sexy” for having little grip on reality, saying there is nothing “sexy” about people having their land forcibly taken away, and nothing “sexy” about having to stand in the rain and sing and yell at a gray office building to object to it.

Video Highlights of World Vs Bank march and street theater

Same video in full 1080p quality, download if you have a slow connection or computer


The march on the way to the World Bank

Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Walkway to checkpoint tent with protesters in it

Protesters at the entrance to the buiilding

The overall scene outside the World Bank

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One Response to Rev Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping lead march on World Bank

  1. Linda Furr says:

    You get those pointy toed-shoes back and keep them workin’! We’ve got to de-deify Capitalism to save this earth and the souls of mankind! Amen, Brother Billy. May the force be with you!

    oooommmmmm…..Linda

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