Hijinks/

All hijinks... ever

These are projects carried out over the years by the Yes Men and their student and organizational partners.

For a timeline of when and why they occurred, see our timeline (coming soon). For why we did certain actions, and how well we think they succeeded, see our press pages. For the full, gory stories behind actions, take a peek behind the curtain

Flight couture for the climate?
Our partners at GCOP "revealed" that we had created a "fake" company for outfitting private jets. The COP26 believed them — and kicked the company out of their flagship "net zero" program.  Yasava is real, but the "net zero" racket is fake.
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TotalEnergies press conference ends in blood
In a Napoleonic ballroom full of journalists, trickster activists pretending to be from supermajor oil company TotalEnergies unveiled RéHabitat, a “habitat-equivalency” conservation program that would rescue animals from their impending East African…
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Newsmax falls twice for fake "Wolfowitz"
Thanks to some sleight of hand, on Aug. 21 we get Newsmax to tell its viewers that without some stupid 20-year war, even a failed one, Americans have nothing to be proud of, since we lag so far behind on health care, infrastructure, education, elder…
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Bank of England goes green
Fake news!!! But what else can you do when the central bank of a rather important country seems to have no clue whatsoever how to stop climate catastrophe? Bankers and climate activists alike were surprised when the UK’s central Bank of England…
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Doctors for Opening America
No president ever positioned himself more as a god than Donald Trump. And this god demanded human sacrifice. Could we warn the victims in time? Inspired by our 2012 project against Shell, we tried making a website to do just that, by supposedly…
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Belfast Gets Brilliant
Belfast City Council, under pressure from citizens, cancelled a massive investor-focused development project in order to focus on social housing instead. They did so with an announcement at a big manufacturing conference, on bus stops and billboards…
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Peace Pipeline
Watch the film:   An "Indigenous pipeline company" began demonstratively destroying Duluth, beginning with "sacred remains relocations" at Duluth cemeteries (one clumsy team kept dropping a casket as horrified churchgoers looked on), construction…
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Nats Never Die
On 30 September 2019, a horde of apartheid-era zombies rose from the grave to attend a "#NatsNeverDie rally" at the Cape Town Civic Centre. They were there to "support" the Cape Town city government's policies—increasingly similar to those of the…
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Weapons to Windmills
Early Monday morning, journalists gathered for a press conference at the Zurich Hauptbahnhof were treated to a surprising announcement: the Swiss arms manufacturer RUAG would no longer make and sell arms abroad. Given the state of the world, said “…
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Yenning for a Coal-Free Future
One day after a hoax impersonation shamed Mizuho and other banks for financing new coal power plants against their own industry standards, the real Mizuho announced that they plan to limit their coal-financing policies in the future. Sadly, that…
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BlackRock Does the Right Thing
In the early morning of January 16, a few hours before announcing their fourth-quarter 2018 earnings, Laurence Fink, CEO of the biggest asset management company, received an email copy of his annual letter to investors. There was just one problem:…
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Trump is over - if you want it
Early on January 16, thousands of commuters in Washington, D.C. were handed a spitting image of the Washington Post (click for online version), dated May 1, 2019. In the paper — the result of a women-led six-month project — Trump had fled office…
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Fake websites

Because a so-called fake website started the Yes Men, we've made dozens more over the years.

These websites represent our opponents more transparently than they ever present themselves — making these true websites, not fake! Also, whereas sinister people use trickery to get outcomes, we reveal hoaxes to mobilize.

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Talks

These are the presentations we've made at corporate conferences over the years.

For maximum effect, wear ill-fitting shoes and slouch in a folding chair as you click through them.

Videos

These are videos that reveal actions, are used within actions, or come out of actions.

For standalone shorts, see our movies page.

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Fake Press Releases

These are fake press releases used in our actions.

Note: we always reveal our fakes in short order — and that's what distinguishes these from the bad kind of fakes. For why we did certain actions, and how well we think they succeeded, see our press pages.

Correspondence

These are a few of email exchanges, mostly with our "opponents."

There are a whole lot more where these came from, that we'll be adding as we unearth them.

Real Press

Here's some press our projects have gotten, and what the goal was each time in getting it.

We've also estimated how successful some projects were in reaching their goals.