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Gotta Say Yes!

Posted: June 9, 2015 in -
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The Yes Men are Revolting (Trailer)

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100% renewable energy by 2030…

 

Posing as U.S. Officials, Yes Men Announce Renewable Energy Revolution at Homeland Security Congress

This happened in May.

 

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Towards the criminalization of personal satire and controversy in America

“It is, the brief goes on to assert, wrong to “jail the actor for causing a bruised ego or, at worst, diminished credibility as a scholar”; if Raphael Golb’s conviction stands, “virtually anyone who impersonates others on the Web for wholly innocuous reasons” can be unjustly arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated.”

They’re ba-ack.  Punking the US Chamber of Commerce and taking it to the streets, AND THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT ON KICKSTARTER…

The Yes Men Fix The Wrold
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An Interview with Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men
Pranksters Fixing the World

By MARK ENGLER
Foreign Policy in Focus

Over the past ten years, the Yes Men have emerged as an infamously daring and creative duo of anti-corporate pranksters. In their new movie, The Yes Men Fix the World, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno (known in their non-activist lives as Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos) explain their methodology: “What we do is pass ourselves off as representatives of big corporations we don’t like,” they say. “We make fake websites, then wait for people to accidentally invite us to conferences.”
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The Corporation
DVD: The Corporation

Move Over Congress, Here Comes Achbar, Moore and the Yes Men
The Filmmakers vs. the Capitalists

By Pam Martens
Article originally published at CounterPunch.org.

Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned and no body to be kicked?

— Edward, First Baron Thurlow

We’re about to find out if the filmmakers can succeed where Congressional hearings and mainstream media have failed. Will the film documentaries examining insatiable corporate greed and Wall Street malfeasance provide the American people with the necessary foundation of understanding and activist tools to seriously tackle the problem head on?

The embryo of a breakthrough idea is emerging amidst the smell of popcorn and Raisinets in theatres around the globe: the mega corporate structure is no longer facilitating product innovation as much as it is spawning audacious crime innovation. So big and bulky it can’t get out of its own way, let alone innovate, the bloated behemoth resorts to crime for profits. Unless we think there is a future for our nation in patenting, securitizing and exporting felonious acts, we need to change course and fast.

Three films are standouts as a combined curriculum for leading Americans out of the darkness. Together, they provide a compelling argument that the seeds of today’s financial calamity were planted in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in 1886 to effectively grant corporations the same protections as humans.
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