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Reveal date: May 19 2018

The Survivaball made its first appearance in 2006, when "Halliburton representatives" attended a conference on catastrophic climate change and demonstrated the functionality of the large inflatable suits ("a gated commun

Reveal date: May 18 2018

SurvivaBalls save managers from abrupt climate change

An advanced new technology will keep corporate managers safe even when climate change makes life as we know it impossible. (Speech, photos.)

Reveal date: May 18 2018

In 1999, while working at the anti-corporate website RTMark.com, Mike and Andy receive an email from a fellow named Zack Exley, who has had the foresight to register the domain GWBush.com and wants help making a website for it.

Reveal date: May 18 2018

Unable to make it to Seattle for the November 1999 anti-WTO protests, Andy and Mike make a website, www.gatt.org, to make fun of the WTO.

Reveal date: May 18 2018

Andy and Mike arrive unannounced at the London office of Twelve Stars Communications wearing ridiculous costumes based on the Twelve Stars comic strip Captain Euro.

Reveal date: Oct 3 2017 Tagged: climate change, Green Energy, Migration, Refugees

Hundreds of spectators witnessed a bizarre sight Saturday, when a slick new tech startup called RefuGreenErgy held a three-hour launch event in central Brussels, complete with four "RefuGreens" happily pedaling battery-filling bikes. "Company representatives" circulated among tourists and others, describing how the company would convert the power of bicycling refugees into electrical energy—giving the refugees 24-hour periods of amnesty and 1.60 euros per day, and Belgians "green electricity" and a "guilt-free way to help others."

Reveal date: Aug 1 2017 Tagged: Democratic Politics, DNC, Populism

One week after Democrats in Congress announced their new "populist" agenda, the Yes Men posed as DNC representatives and called their bluff by promoting progressive policies that are popular across the political spectrum, and have already been winning on the local level even in Trump-voting districts.

Reveal date: Jun 28 2016 Tagged: Data, Privacy, Snowden, Surveillance

140,000 people came to see some of the biggest musical acts, speakers, and events at Roskilde Festival 2016, not far from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Reveal date: Jun 23 2016 Tagged: Guns, NRA, racism

Now a major motion picture, launched February 28, 2018! At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, National Rifle Association spokesperson Hensley Cocker proudly unveiled Share the Safety, a “buy one, give one” program to get guns into the hands of unarmed Black men.

Reveal date: Apr 20 2016 Tagged: decriminalization, drug policy, marijuana, UN

During the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem—whose dates strangely centered on April 20, or 4/20—the LA Times quoted the UN's new plan to decriminalize drugs and make them a health care rather than criminal justice issue.

Reveal date: Apr 1 2016 Tagged: Act Up, drugs, Pharmaceuticals

Outside their headquarters in New York City, a Pfizer spokesperson gave a shocking announcement on April 1, 2016. “Pfizer will be cutting the price of over 100 medicines.” Cheers rang out from the nearly 100 activists gathered in expectation of this announcement, including members of ACT UP NY, Vocal NY, Housing Works, Health GAP, an affinity group Nobody’s Fool, and others. Little did they know this was part of an elaborate hoax to call out the greed and murderous indifference of the pharmaceutical industry, and illustrate just how easily they could do the right thing.

Reveal date: Jan 12 2016 Tagged: Brussels, terrorism

In the European Parliament in Brussels, a "defense and security consultant" presented an "industrial solution to terrorism" which—unlike all other military and security solutions—is guaranteed to actually work.

Reveal date: Nov 1 2015 Tagged: cancer, Environment, Maryland

On All Hallow's Eve, some spooky ghosts took over downtown Frederick, MD to spread a truly terrifying story of the U.S. military's chemical and biological weapons testing in nearby Ft. Detrick.

Reveal date: Oct 12 2015

When Edward Snowden made his first in-person public appearance on U.S. soil since receiving a Presidential pardon, a bi-partisan crowd went wild. Sadly it wasn't true. Read all about it or watch the video.

Reveal date: Jun 16 2015 Tagged: California, drought, food, water

In drought-ravaged California, producing one pound of beef requires 1,799 gallons of water. Moby and some friends found a way meat-loving Californians can find a way to sustainably enjoy their locally-raised cattle products: stop showering.

Reveal date: Mar 31 2015

When the pensions of the London Fire Brigade are threatened by new reforms, the Yes Men and local activists virally disseminate a hoax video of a dog being accidentally blown into a raging inferno at a demo by firefighters. Outrage at the animal cruelty turns into to outrage at the biggest threat to the livelihoods of London's bravest.

Reveal date: Dec 15 2014

Before the UN Climate Talks in Lima, the New York Times told us: “At stake now is the difference between a newly unpleasant world and an uninhabitable one.” But in Lima, the world's governments chose the latter, offering the world not solutions but rather a roadmap to global burning.

Are we really just going to sit by and watch until most species on earth—including our own—go extinct? Or are we going to turn up the heat on our tone-deaf leaders in every way that we can, until they finally realize they have to stand up to the fossil fuel companies, and stop the carbon madness?

Reveal date: May 17 2008

Impostors posing as ExxonMobil and National Petroleum Council (NPC) representatives delivered an outrageous keynote speech to 300 oilmen at GO-EXPO, Canada's largest oil conference, held at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, today.

Reveal date: May 17 2008

In 2007, we set up a fake TV studio and convinced a powerful French politician he was on right-wing American talk show. Among other things, deputy Patrick Balkany said: "There are no poor people in France.

Reveal date: Apr 30 2014 Tagged: climate change, Department of Energy, fracking, Homeland Security, Keystone XL

Environmental and indigenous rights activists team up with the Yes Men to impersonate the U.S. Department of Energy, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Department of Defense, and announce the nation's new energy plan.

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