New York Big Event Next Monday – Participants Needed!

From The Yes Men:


ymftw-promoIf you live in New York, please visit http://newyorkbigevent.com/ 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. Continue reading “New York Big Event Next Monday – Participants Needed!”

Exxon, Dow Slam New Yes Men Film

Press release from the Yes Men, August 5, 2009:


Dow, ExxonMobil Slam New Yes Men Film For “Innaccuracies”, “Misreprentations”; Concede Pic “Entertaining”

U.K. theatrical premiere of “The Yes Men Fix the World” August 7, opens in U.S. theaters in October

yesmenfixtheworld-200ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical spokespersons have lashed out out at award-winning new documentary “The Yes Men Fix the World” in an interview with the Reuters press agency, shortly before the film’s U.K. theatrical opening.

“We think it is a serious matter when people willingly misrepresent themselves,” said a spokesperson for the world’s largest oil company, responding to the film’s airing on HBO last week. The film will be in theaters in the U.K. beginning this Friday, August 7, and in U.S. theaters in October.

Exxon stopped short of calling the Yes Men outright liars, despite a scene in the film where the Yes Men, impersonating Exxon at a big oil conference in Canada, present the company’s supposed solution to climate change: a new biofuel called Vivoleum, made from the human victims of climate change.

“Exxon can’t actually deny that their actions are threatening to kill off millions or billions,” said Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men. “What else would they do with the victims?” (Also featured in “The Yes Men Fix the World” are interviews with members of free-market think tanks, until recently funded by Exxon, who promote inaction on climate change before Congress and through multi-million dollar advertising campaigns.) Continue reading “Exxon, Dow Slam New Yes Men Film”