The Yes Men

Friday, September 03, 2004

Since the sixties, the role of the protester has been fairly static. Disaffected citizens assemble en masse to chant and carry signs. Police corral protesters with threat of force. Sometimes violence erupts, sometimes it doesn’t. But this week in New York, it seemed that the Republicans were prepared to play any disruption to their own advantage. Enter a new brand of activists, who are using humor and street theater to take back the story of dissent from the powers that be. Brooke talks to two such pranksters, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno – aka “The Yes Men.”

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