New York Big Event Next Monday – Participants Needed!

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From The Yes Men:

ymftw-promoIf you live in New York, please visit to sign up for some giant, extremely fun, potentially world-fixing shenanigans on Monday, September 21. (Even if you don’t, you can sign up to participate in our “digital fun squad” by clicking the option on your profile. If you know any New Yorkers or big Facebook hobbyists, please forward)!

Everyone who shows up Monday morning will get a free gift you can shock your friends with for years. Even just a few minutes Monday morning will help. Sign up now!

We can’t tell you much about what we’ll be doing, as the element of surprise here is crucial. But we can tell you that it’ll be huge and absurdly fun, and when a hundred world honchos meet the next morning to discuss climate change at the UN, you may have helped set the tone for progress.

Then, that evening (Monday, Sept. 21), we’ll unwind from the action by dressing up in our very best, er, suits and heading to the global mega-premiere of climate blockbuster The Age of Stupid. Like us, they’ve got no advertising budget, but if enough people see this film, fixing the world could be a bit easier. (LA Times: “Think An Inconvenient Truth, but with a personality”; News of the World: “You won’t see a more important film this year.”) The premiere will be linked by satellite to 444 cinemas across America and 300 more worldwide, with special guests Kofi Annan, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke (singing live), Gillian Anderson, Heather Graham, Moby, James Hansen, Mary Robinson, and the film’s star Pete Postlethwaite. As for us, if you make it to your local theatre that day, you’ll see us live on the satellite feed. Visit the film’s website to buy tickets now!

Our own film The Yes Men Fix the World will be in US theaters starting October 7! It’ll be at New York’s Film Forum Theater for two weeks (Oct. 7-20), and then spread out to 23 cities and counting. Visit our screenings page to see if your town is listed. Check back often for updates!

See you soon!

The Yes Men and a whole lot of friends

p.s. The Sept. 21 events ( and Age of Stupid premiere) are part of Climate Action Week in New York. A good way to warm up is to join an “international photo opportunity” coordinated by Oxfam on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20 in Central Park: the Human Countdown. To register, send your name, email and phone to