Action and Performance: The Yes Men on the Activism of Life

The Yes Men use any means necessary to agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, and then smuggle out the stories of their undercover escapades to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of big business. The Yes Men have impersonated the World Trade Organization, Dow Chemical Corporation, and Bush administration spokesmen on television and at business conferences around the world. They do this for two reasons: to demonstrate some of the mechanisms that keep bad people and ideas in power, and because it's absurdly fun. Their main goal is to focus attention on the dangers of economic policies that place the rights of capital before the needs of people and the environment.