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The Yes Men Are Revolting

For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions.

Director: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix
Year: 2014
Time: 91 min
Club Member Rating: Not yet rated.
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Share this film and watch the other two Yes Men films to gain an even more in-depth perspective on their work and methods.

Get involved with Mike and Andy’s the Incubator, an 8-week online workshop that helps activists pull off great media actions, and also the Action Switchboard, an online platform to help activists get help with ideas, and find collaborators. Anyone can propose an action idea. 

Check out the Yes Men’s “cookbook” with “recipes” for carrying out various kinds of actions. 

Get inspired! The Yes Men helped put together the Actipedia, with thousands of examples of creative actions to help inspire your ideas, and Beautiful Trouble, which describes some of the principles that activists use in dreaming up actions.

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Meet Laura Nix, Director of THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING

“Laura Nix is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She has over seventy production credits and has directed the feature film THE POLITICS OF FUR (2002) and two feature documentaries, THE LIGHT IN HER EYES(2011) and THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING (2014).”

Read and interview with the director in Indie Wire.

Extended Interview with The Yes Men on “Operation Second Thanks”

Watch the web-only interview with The Yes Men and indigenous activist Gitz Crazyboy on Democracy Now.

Action Switchboard

Check out The Yes Men’s brand-new online platform where you can propose an action idea, receive Yes Lab feedback, and solicit help (and funding) from others.

Top 10 Most Influential Protests

Time Magazine takes a look at some of the most influential protests of all time.

What is the End of Protest?

“A democracia está em crise porque o dinheiro controla governos”

“In an interview with Carta Capital, Micah White, cocreator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, talks about the crisis in democracy and social movements as political parties”

Watch the video here.

The Power of Humor in Activism

In this engaging February TEDx talk, Srdja Popovic, a “revolution consultant” and scholar of nonviolence, describes how a funny message mocking a regime, created by a single man, can have a stronger affect than a thousand-men protest.”

Plans to Crowdfund a More Creative Revolution

“Traditionally when people think of protest, the images that come to mind are of massive mobilizations: the World Trade Organization demonstrations in Seattle in 1999, or last year’s People’s Climate March and Millions March NYC. But there’s a lot more to be done, the A/S team argues, than the resource-intensive work of bringing tens of thousands of people together.”

Find out more here.

11 of the Greatest Pranks of All Time

“In 1980, a BBC World Service news announcement reported that Big Ben would be given a digital display. Not only that, the iconic clock’s now-useless hands would be given away to the first four people who called in.”

These large-scale pranks made headlines around the world—and will give you something to aspire to.

Read the full list on mental floss.

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