Fellow Monsanto Opponent Reverend Billy to Open for Neil Young in NYC
It's a match made in protest heaven: anti-consumerism activist Reverend Billy and Neil Young both hold a deep-seeded hatred for giant food company Monsanto, so Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will open for Neil Young at the New York City stop of Young's tour in support of The Monsanto Years. The album, which dropped last week, features Willie Nelson's sons' group Promise of the Real, and is essentially a big middle finger pointed in the direction of the company.
A press release reads:
Sharing their opposition to Monsanto and Starbucks and Walmart, Reverend Billy and the 40 singing-activists join forces with the radicalized rocker on Tuesday, July 21, at Jones Beach Theater in New York.
...Monsanto is also the Devil of the Church of Stop Shopping. This summer, the Rev & singers will perform "Non-Violent Dramatic Actions" to support a ban on Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most frequently used herbicide. New York City sprayed Monsanto's Carcinogenic Roundup more than 1,300 times on its parks and playgrounds in 2013. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, was declared a likely carcinogen by the World Health Organization.
Young's been on a roll recently in terms of throwing shade at big-money entities, expressing displeasure with Donald Trump for using Young's song "Rockin' In The Free World" during his announcement that he will be running for President of the United States.
Reverend Billy's Freakstorm: Monsanto is the Devil