"If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
- Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
Today, we're smack dab in the middle of a giant movement that's already transforming things. So... what should we do? Is there a place in this amazing picture for goofy trickster actions meant to highlight important issues? Maybe not, but if you have an idea, we're all ears!
The Yes Men owe our beginnings to another transformational movement—one that started among indigenous Mexicans who see capitalism as merely the latest phase of 500 years of colonialism.
Maybe that's why we've often used our weird mischief to highlight the big racist picture of capitalism—from projects about the 500-year sweep of big business in Africa to others from Cape Town to India to Ecuador to Duluth. Closer to home, we've also highlighted racist policing in New York City and the deep racism of the US gun lobby.
But now what? What's the next step? We're listening.