Locus Focus on 04/05/10
THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD
Sometimes the best way to expose the truth is to lie. . .
At least, that's the approach that the Yes Men take as they try to fix the world, exposing corporate greed and lies and the painful inconsistencies between what corporate elites say in public and what they actually practice. The Yes Men are Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, and in recent years they have spoken truth to power by impersonating corporate and government figures at conferences and even before an audience of 300 million on BBC television. This week on Locus Focus we will be joined by Yes Man Andy Birchlbaum, who will be sharing the stories behind the making of their recent movie, The Yes Men Fix the World. We'll hear how they got the world to believe for one hour that Dow Chemical would finally become a responsible corporate citizen and make long overdue payments to the victims of the devastating 1984 gas explosion in Bhopal, India . . . and other fantastic exploits.