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“Actipedia” Crowdsourcing Platform Goes Public

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From the Yes Lab and the Center for Artistic Activism:

“Actipedia” Crowdsourcing Platform Goes Public

Database of creative activism case studies will inform and inspire a new generation of activists

actipediaThe Yes Lab and the Center for Artistic Activism are announcing the launch of, an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism case studies designed to inspire activists.

Actipedia is built on an open-source platform and is designed for ease of use, with simple formats for viewing, searching and posting examples. The site draws case studies from original submissions, reprinted news articles, and informal snippets of action reports. Although it is only now launching, Actipedia already hosts over 400 case studies and counting, from countries from all over the world.

Contact: Stephen Duncombe, 212-998-7327,

Yes Men Go

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Political Pranksters Say Latest Climate Venture Is Not Hot Air
by Joshua Rhett Miller
July 16, 2009

An Internet-based group of activists who specialize in political pranks say they”™re seriously determined to expel all the hot air surrounding the highly combustible issue of climate change.

0_61_climate_200Igor Vamos, aka Mike Bonanno, says The Yes Men’s latest venture,, is the real deal. But can the Yes Men — a group that has previously lampooned former President George W. Bush and impersonated officials from Dow Chemical and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — be taken seriously?

Igor Vamos, one of the Yes Men’s founders, claims the Yes Men’s latest venture,, is completely authentic. The group is seeking “like-minded people” to participate in non-violent acts of civil disobedience to coincide with the U.N.-hosted Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December. (more…)