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: 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: Nov 21 2013 Tagged: racism, the Netherlands, Zvarte Piet

A Dutch man in in full costume appears on a Canadian talk show to explain the particular blackface elements of a December holiday deeply cherished in The Netherlands.

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.

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