Dow Does the Right Thing

Dow Does the Right Thing

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The Yes Men's biggest coup was when Andy appeared on BBC World Service in front of 350 million viewers—who thought he was a representative of the Dow Chemical Corporation! Dow had purchased Union Carbide two years earlier, and was thus officially responsible for the 1984 Bhopal catastrophe—a fact that Bhopali activists and their allies wanted to get across to the American public. In that, our project succeeded: according to Greenpeace (our main partner in the project), over 600 articles in the US press covered the hoax, and each of them, of course, had to explain why we'd done it. Read more about what happened and how, watch the edited or full video of the appearance, or see what happened when we visited Bhopal one year later.