Tag Archives: Billy Talen

Former Green Party NYC Mayor candidate will celebrate Bank Transfer Day, November 5th

Bank Transfer Day has not been officially endorsed by the Green Party of The United States. Though, there are official Green Party positions on the value of credit unions. And, you can celebrate Bank Transfer Day with Reverend Billy Talen, the 2009 Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York City.… Read more ...

Reverend Billy found “not guilty”, and announces support for Occupy Wall Street

Reverend Billy, aka Billy Talen, ran for Mayor of New York City in 2009, on the Green Party line.Press Release from the Reverend Billy Bulletin:

Occupy Wall Street Support, Reverend Billy Not Guilty

 Reverend Billy and The Choir at Kayford Mountain, WV the site of extensive Moutain Top Removal photo Brennan Cavanaugh
Today (October 20, 2011) in Manhattan Criminal Court Honorable Judge James Burke found longtime NYC activist Reverend Billy Talen not guilty of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.… Read more ...

Former Green Party Mayor Candidate Rev. Billy Talen at Theatre 80 in NYC

(excerpt from) NYUlocal.com
Convert To Anti-Consumerism (Or Something Like It) At The Church Of Earthalujah

by Colt Steele on January 31st, 2011

…according to the group’s website, the performances are “an urban study of indigenous wisdom, wrap[ped] with a distortion of Jimmy Swaggart and a radical gospel choir from around the world… that’s the Church of Earthalujah!

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Green Party writer Siân Berry dreams of a “Green Christmas”

(excerpt from) MNN.COM: Lifestyle
I’m dreaming of a green Christmas
Atheist and Green Party campaigner Siân Berry isn’t against Christmas. She just wants us to turn down the consumerism and ramp up the joy. An excerpt from a new compilation.

Fri, Dec 03 2010

…Being green and being religious can fit together well.

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Reverend Billy’s busy week: Prophesizes mining disaster, gets arrested, welcomes child into world

Reverend Billy Talen is an activist and performance artist who ran for Mayor of New York City on the Green Party line in 2009. You can find updates on Reverend Billy’s actions at his main web-site: here. Here is what happened to Reverend Billy last week:

The Huffington Post reports that Reverend Billy has been doing a series of protests where he puts a “Holy Hex” on JP Morgan Chase banks, to bring attention to the banks’ support of mountain top removal in Appalachia.… Read more ...

Rev. Billy prophetic: Reports say Bloomberg spent $102 million dollars

As posted at: onthewilderside.com:
On election day, November 3, 2009, a whimsical post appeared at the Reverend Billy for Mayor of NYC website. Reverend Billy’s campaign claimed that, since he had just won $100 million dollars in the lottery, Reverend Billy now had a fair chance to beat Mayor Bloomberg for Mayor.… Read more ...

Link and early returns for NYC Mayor’s race

Both NBC and the NY Times have called the 2009 NYC Mayor race for Bloomberg. Though, there is not a big percentage of polling results in. And, as of 11 minutes ago, the AP says that Bloomberg and Thompson are in a close race. At NY1 there is a chart with numbers for all the third party candidates in races including Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, all the way to City Council members.… Read more ...

Rev Billy either wins lottery, or creates campaign performance art

Because Reverend Billy Talen is a theatrical activist and a performance artist, it is not immediately clear if the announcement on his blog is a literal fact, or a statement about campaign finances…

from www.voterevbilly.org campaign blog
Rev. Billy Talen Announces $100 Million Lottery Win!
November 3, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2009

REV.

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Reverend Billy says: “Glad I Ran”

Posted at the Reverend Billy for Mayor campaign site, blog section, on this Election Day, November 3, 2009:

Glad I Ran
November 3, 2009

I feel closer to solving the riddle of activism in 2009.  We’ve known how conservative the Democrat/Working Families and the Republican/Independence Parties are.  It’s Coke and Pepsi, it’s McDonalds and Burger King. … Read more ...

Reverend Billy fights back the “Zombergs”

The video is at Vimeo: here.
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Underdog group within the UFT union proposes interesting voting strategy

In New York City, the United Federation of Teachers union declined to endorse a candidate for Mayor. Though, a group within the UFT, called ICE, has made an interesting endorsement: They ask members to vote for anybody on the ballot, except incumbent Mayor Bloomberg. Because there are 8 candidates on the ballot — including 5 running solely on a third party line — that endorsement should help the numbers for third parties.… Read more ...

Village Voice does three-page, home-stretch interview with Rev. Billy for Mayor

(excerpt from) Village Voice
Home Stretch Interview with Reverend Billy, Candidate for Mayor of New York

by Roy Edroso in Conversations, Featured, Mayoral Race 2009 / Tuesday, Oct. 27 2009  6:18PM

…[Reverend Billy Talen says] I believe the local rights movement will continue — after 16 years of Giuliani and Bloomberg, all over the five boroughs people have battled with the city and the city’s business partners, the landlord-developers.

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