The Yes Men are an association that describes itself as doing:
“Identity Correction. They impersonate big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them.”
Targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else.
This organization manufactures sites, publications and bogus characters representing companies such as Exxon, Coca Cola, Shell, among many others. They await patiently to be invited to worldwide events to talk about topics related to companies they “represent” in an attempt to undermine or compromise business onto positive social change.
One of their more interesting moves was a fun publication of the first page for the New York Times where the title read “Iraq war ends”. The fake newspaper filled everybody with hope for a brief period of time, only to learn later that it had been a white flag protest. The Yes Men, had paid over a million copies to put in the papers as a protest against the war in Iraq.
Why haven’t they gotten arrested? Their deeds seem to fall right in the gray area where the type of protest is supported by millions of members of the organization and that there is no law that specifically can be applied against them.
Complaints by companies like Exxon or Shell, would be simply be ridiculous. So you know, the next time you feel like protesting you might want tocontact The Yes Men, they might already have a layout plan for your personal cause.
With a “yes!”
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