Reveal date: May 19 2014 Status: Complete Partners: Fossil Free Reed Tagged: climate change, divestment, fossil fuels

Yes Man and Reed College alum Mike Bonanno teamed up with students to deliver a fake announcement that Reed will divest from fossil fuels over his commencement speech.

Reveal date: Apr 30 2014 Status: Complete Partners: Idle No More, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Tito Ybarra, Yansa, Black Mesa Water Coalition, CODEPINK, Greenpeace, The 1491s 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.

Reveal date: Sep 16 2013 Status: Complete Tagged: Canada, Keystone XL, pipeline, Tar Sands, TransCanada, YL

In towns across Canada, troupes of mischievous activists disrupted the attempts of TransCanada (of Keystone XL fame) to ram through another Tar Sands pipeline, Energy East, by dressing as TransCanada reps, but with "SaveCanada" logos, and telling the real story.

Reveal date: Aug 21 2013 Status: Complete Partners: Greenpeace Tagged: Amsterdam, arctic, Gazprom, oil, Shell

Royal Dutch Shell and Russia's Gazprom team up to open the newly accessible Russian Arctic to oil drilling. To help them celebrate, Greenpeace teamed up with the Yes Lab and activists from Russia and the Netherlands to throw a barge party on the canals of Amsterdam, complete with a drugged up polar bear, a marching band, and a singing Russian child.

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The Yes Lab is devoted to helping progressive organizations and activists carry out media-getting creative actions around well-considered goals. On this website you can:
learn about our Action Switchboard to get collaborators
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• learn techniques for causing trouble
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