The Yes Men
The Yes Men have performed with false identities at conferences,
on the web, and on television. In various situations they have represented
multinational corporations and organizations, such as the World
Trade Organization (WTO). As the WTO representatives they have claimed
controversial views of the future, e.g. complimented Hitler's ideas
of the free-market and proposed that there ought to be a market
in human rights abuses.
The aim of these presentations has been to explore the limits of
WTO's credibility. The Yes Men have tried to come up with such radical
and controversial statements that someone in the audience would
start to oppose or realise that they are fake. The result of these
experiments is alarming - so far The Yes Men have always been accepted
as official WTO representatives.
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PLAN*B FOR ARKADIANMÄKI recommends:
Dare to question the facts!
The projects of The Yes Men show that people do not question information
given by the authorities. Are newspapers the modern Bible, is everything
you see in the news true and factual? Alternative media sources
may broaden your view on the world:
Independent grass-roots reporting from around the world.
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question the proposed facts!