Co-Revolting: The Yes Men to Cascadians: 'Welcome Aboard; Watch Your Head'

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Tue, 10/23/2012

The Yes Men are Revolting - Are You?

Mike Bonano of 'Yes Men' infamy can talk about some things - but not about others...Is it possible that Portland, all of it: beer, bikes and coffee -  the whole shitaree -- is an elaborate hoax? If you can't find the money, punt and

“For the last four years we’ve worked with dozens of groups on infiltrations, impersonations, and mass actions to try to make a difference. Check out the video on this page for a little taste! After the part where we ask for your support, you’ll see a scene where we hold a press conference pretending to be from the US Chamber of Commerce (big-money lobbyists who spend hundreds of millions blocking and dismantling environment, labor, housing, and health laws). The press conference goes well, and the Chamber’s real PR guy even shows up—comedic vigilante justice at its best. Stay tuned to this page for more videos in coming weeks.”

“But as we continued pulling off actions like the one against the Chamber, the Obama years rolled by, and as money's chokehold on democracy got tighter, we got more frantic. We even took it out on each other, and our “band” almost split up. But then, a sequence of unbelievable global uprisings, from Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street, got us excited about the idea of a global revolution–and we began to realize that we can do it too.”

follow the business cards. www.kickstarter.com/projects/1194236337/the-yes-men-are-revolting

 

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