Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno wrote a fun little piece for YES Magazine about the use of humor in activism. They highlight five of what they call the greatest moments in “laughtivism.” Some are familiar, such as the Yes Men’s own impersonation of Dow Chemical and environmentalist Tim DeChristopher’s disruption of an oil and gas auction. But at least two of their selections were completely new to me, including one amazing story of a fake newspaper produced by the Belgian resistance during WWII satirizing the Nazi occupation. Click on the image below to read more of the details.
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