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Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir - Starbucks action, Union Square. | by teague c
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Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir - Starbucks action, Union Square.

So it turns out that that Starbucks is blocking Ethiopia's attempt to trademark the names of its own ancient coffees. "Sidamo" is one. Starbucks advertises that its Sidamo brand hails from "The Birthplace of Coffee" and makes a nostalgic portrait of how it is cultivated in "small backyard gardens." In fact, Ethiopian coffee workers are starving... Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir staged an action at Starbucks on Astor Place to spread the word...

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Taken on February 4, 2007