The smoke clears

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

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UN Ends the War on Drugs

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.

"Total terrorism solution"

January 12, 2016

"TOTAL TERRORISM SOLUTION" STUNS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Hoax highlights failures of military, security approaches to terrorism

Photos, video, and talk text: www.yeslab.org/parliament
Contact: info@theyesmen.org

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What we did in 2015 - and what's coming next!

Greetings, friends and spies!

We can’t afford to send you all fruitcakes. But we do have a small gift – a few fun tales from this past year. At the end of this post, we’ll also let you in on a few little secrets about the next one.

And oh, by the way--all of our work depends on donations from people like you. If anything in here tickles your fancy, please consider sending an end-of-year gift to us at the Yes Lab.

Ok, here we go:

Films to kickstart conversations about Climate and Social Justice

 

The Fort Detrick Ghosts

Snowden pardoned

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.

Skip Showers for Beef

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.

TransCanada plays dirty with SaveCanada

(This press release is courtesy of the SaveCanada organizers. See also this article, among many.)
 
TransCanada tries to replace Grassroots with P.R. Assholes
 
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Update on Amsterdam's Op de Valreep

On June 18, 2014 Op de Valreep which won Alert Fund's Most Valued Project Award, was evicted by city government but not before activists put up an epic thirteen hour resistance where riot cops had to break through massive barricades and angle grind loose more than 10 people out of lockons. The neighbourhood has lost her living room, the city has lost one of her very, very few last free spaces, the politic establishment has lost all their credibility and Valreep volunteers have lost their home. But as they told the Yes Men:

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