Tag Archives: Yes Men

US Chamber of Commerce Cries Uncle on “Identity Correction” Case

13 Jun

from Earth First! Newswire

When the US Chamber of Commerce was offered a chance to allow there shameful identity as climate change deniers to be improved in 2009 by the Yes Men pranksters’ “Project: Chamber of Commerce Goes Green.” They rejected the opportunity with an unsurprising zeal. Today, it seems they may have chickened-out. The Yes Lab elaborates in their hot-off-the-press release:

Yes Men 2009 US Chamber of Commerce "identity correction"

Yes Men 2009 US Chamber of Commerce “identity correction”

Washington DC—The Yes Men today implored the US Chamber of Commerce to reconsider their recent decision to withdraw the lawsuit they filed nearly four years ago, in a press conference on the steps of the lobbying giant itself.

“Just as their case against us was finally heating up again, the Chamber decided to drop it,” said former defendant Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men. “The Chamber knew this was our chance to challenge their silly claims and, since they claimed we had ‘damaged’ them, investigate the details of their finances through the discovery process. It’s the height of rudeness to deprive us of this great opportunity.” Continue reading

New Leaks Reveal Dow Spying on Yes Men, Bhopal Activists

26 Feb

Press Release by The Yes Men

Dow pays “strategic intelligence” firm to spy on Yes Men and grassroots activists. Takeaway: movement is on the right track!

WikiLeaks begins to publish today over five million e-mails obtained by Anonymous from “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The emails, which reveal everything from sinister spy tactics to an insider trading scheme with Goldman Sachs (see below), also include several discussions of the Yes Men and Bhopal activists. (Bhopal activists seek redress for the 1984 Dow Chemical/Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India, that led to thousands of deaths, injuries in more than half a million people, and lasting environmental damage.)

Many of the Bhopal-related emails, addressed from Stratfor to Dow and Union Carbide public relations directors, reveal concern that, in the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, the Bhopal issue might be expanded into an effective systemic critique of corporate rule Continue reading