The Yes Men

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Activists Call DNC's Bluff With #DNCTAKEBACK
Highlights video , announcement text at www.yeslab.org/DNCTakeBack One week after Democrats in Congress announced “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future”—a new "populist" economic agenda that has been criticized as grossly insufficient —a "DNC representative" held a live-tweeted...
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Obama Pardons Snowden; Bi-Partisan Crowd Goes Wild
On Saturday , a capacity crowd at the Los Angeles Convention Center saw Edward Snowden make a surprise in-person public appearance , his first on U.S. soil since receiving a pardon from President Obama last week. The crowd at the bi-partisan event immediately burst into cheers, jumped to their feet...
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Friday, May 23, 2014
Environmentally Conscious Future Not Actually Planned for Reed College
Graduating Reed College students and their parents gave a standing ovation Monday to an announcement by their commencement speaker that the college had decided to divest from fossil fuels. But the President and Chair of the Board of Trustees, who were sitting onstage with the speaker, quietly wrung their hands—because the announcement was a hoax, and the board had recently decided exactly the opposite.
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Monday, September 30, 2013
Pipeline Company's PR Dream Turns Into a Nightmare
In towns across Canada, troupes of mischievous activists are successfully derailing the attempts of TransCanada—the company building the stalled Keystone XL pipeline—to ram through their latest proposed project, the Energy East pipeline, which would bring over a million barrels of Tar Sands oil to the East Coast for export, primarily to Europe and Asia.
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
"Actipedia" Crowdsourcing Platform Goes Public
The Yes Lab and the Center for Artistic Activism are announcing the launch of Actipedia.org , an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism case studies designed to inspire activists. "We designed Actipedia to inspire activists to more creative—and effective—actions," explains Stephen Duncombe, co-founder of the Center for Creative Activism.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Shell Blocks Employee Access to Activist Website
Early Monday morning, 71,010 Shell employees received an email from the company's "Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division" providing information on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum , a pivotal human rights case being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court. The email contained links to news stories, as well as a tool to help employees tweet their feelings about the case at key US news anchors (and Oprah Winfrey).
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
On-the-Brink Bank Still Not Yours (Yet)
Bank of America executives, investors, and opponents alike reacted with surprise to yesterday's news —posted for two hours on Dow Jones Newswire and elsewhere—that the mammoth financial institution, realizing it was heading for a taxpayer bailout, was asking Americans to start thinking about what they'll do with the bank once they
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Massive Leak Reveals Criminality, Paranoia, Among Corporate Titans
WikiLeaks begins to publish today over five million e-mails obtained by Anonymous from "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The emails, which reveal everything from sinister spy tactics to an insider trading scheme with Goldman Sachs (see below), also include several discussions of the Yes Men and Bhopal activists.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tackling Childhood Asthma Not Coal Industry Priority After All
A charitable initiative by the world's largest coal company to provide free “novelty-themed” inhalers to asthmatic children may have seemed for a moment like a (somewhat misguided) breath of fresh air, coming as it did from an industry whose emissions are directly linked to childhood asthma , and which is http://www.desmogblog.com/industry-already-protesting-epas-first-ever-li...
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