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Posted: May 5 2014
We’re swarming at Times Square and Harvard University and Monsanto - a corporation that drenches the land with bee-killing pesticides and GMO crops. We returned last night from Cambridge, where we confronted designers of the Robobee, the robot slated to replace the Honey Bee as the real bee slides into extinction.Watch the new video of our Robobee exorcism at Harvard.
ROBOEE VS. REVEREND BILLY. The Robobee lab in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is exorcised by New York's Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, who are dressed up as queen bees and sing a song in honor of the threatened Honey Bee. The Robobee would replace the Honey Bee with the capacity for artificial pollination. It is likely that the drone-makers (DARPA) at the Pentagon are also looking to use the science developed in this lab. (The lead scientist at the Micro-Robotics Lab is a DARPA fellow.) The Stop Shopping Choir left at the display case full of Robobee prototypes, fruits and vegetables that are pollinated by the Honey Bee.
Sunday, May 4th, we open The HoneyBeeLujah Show at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City. Our "Fabulous Saint" this first Sunday is beekeeper Joseph McElroy, an urban farmer from the Bronx.
Directed by Savitri D., with Music Director Nehemiah Luckett, the performances will feature the 40-member Stop Shopping Choir, fronted by yours truly, and accompanied by the five-piece Not Buying It Band. We have eight consecutive shows on Sundays at 2pm - with activist events during the week.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.joespub.com or 212.967.7555. Discounts are available, too, if you contact us [email protected].
Will you join us? Will you shout out to your friends and family in New York? Spread the good word on your electronic networks on the web. Here is the Facebook link to The HoneyBeeLujah! Show. We’d also be honored if you followed and retweeted us @RevBillyTalen.