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Learn the secrets to all of our hijinks,* and then work with us** to pull off your own. Or watch movies, read rantsbrowse around, or find out why we did what.

* Or their presstalks, videoswebsites, emails, releases, photos, and stories (with lessons).
** Here's a little video that sums up how.

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:

On the anniversary of their refinery's 2018 explosion, Husky Energy helped calm community fears their new refinery would explode as well.
These are projects that believably present achievable positive outcomes — outcomes which are not only possible, but that would significantly improve our reality.
The Yes Men get themselves invited to the Gulf Coast Reconstruction Conference as HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the wake of Katrina, HUD has collaborated with large private developers in tearing down public…
There are three ways to work in our Meddleverse*: coaching, collaboration, and theft. Up to you!
A Slovenian hacker collective emailed thousands of Yes Men subscribers. But it was an inside job....

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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