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Hijinks

Fiction can sometimes lead to reality
Believe you're going to change everything. Sort of.
Always, always punch up. Never, ever punch down.
A campaign takes a long time to win; one action is just a small part of it
If you must lie (and you must), lie honorably
If you're having fun, fun happens (so keep yourself entertained)
Actions always fail, but movements usually succeed
Goofy humor can convey very serious things (laughtivism)
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Something you want to do? Let's go! For example:

A fake Starbucks announced, then denied, that they were no longer charging more for safe milks. Then the real one did it.
One leak, and over a 48-hour period we scuttled Chevron's campaign... and then many friends scuttled it a lot more. It remains scuttled today.
GOAL: Expose Newsmax as a bundle of hooey. SUCCESS: 7/10. Certainly exposed Newsmax, but other outlets weren't implicated enough.
GOAL: Expose "net zero" as hooey. SUCCESS: 6/10. While some outlets got the point, others were too confused to cover it.
GOAL: Expose the impossibility of "responsibly" building a pipeline in Africa. SUCCESS: 8/10. The Fixers effectively demolished Total's CSR.

Who are we?

Ever since 1996, the Yes Men have used humor and trickery to highlight the corporate takeover of society, the neoliberal delusion that allows it, the corporate Democrats' responsibility for our current situation, and so on. And while we're all about "building awareness," we do realize that's not all there is, and that it's only ongoing campaigns that really make change.

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