U.S. Chamber of Commerce Drops Yes Men Lawsuit, Avoids Discovery Process

By: Friday June 14, 2013 11:27 am

Shenanigans at the front door of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday reveal that the Chamber has dropped its lawsuit against the Yes Men, the activist duo famous for their elaborate prime-time pranks against Dow Chemical, Chevron, the World Trade Organization, and other giant entities known for putting their profit margins before people and the planet.

The Yes Men went to the Chamber yesterday morning in attempts to convince the business front group not to drop the lawsuit.

That’s right. The Yes Men want to be sued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

TransPacific Partnership Protest Wrap-up: Secret Deals Under Fire

By: Monday May 14, 2012 4:15 pm

After a weekend of protest and controversy, it’s clear that the TransPacific Partnership, the secretive and far-reaching international trade deal negotiated in Addison, Texas is under fire. The more sunshine we let in, the less attractive this deal looks to world leaders.

From a direct action perspective, the highlight of the week was the major disruption caused by Yes Lab pranksters with support from Occupy Dallas. Their efforts, which included replacing the toilet paper in the hotel with special ‘TPP’ message paper, culminated in a major infiltration and the presentation of a fake “Corporate Power Tool” award to US Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

Response to GE Hoax Reveals How Badly Press Understands Multinational Capitalism

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 3:01 pm

No one really wants to report on what GE’s approach to taxes is. To the extent they do, they accept GE’s explanation unquestioningly. But if the AP had a sense of what GE’s real approach to taxes is, they would never have fallen for the hoax in the first place.

Sunday Late Night: Tiny Chamber Music

By: Sunday October 25, 2009 8:01 pm

Where are the Chamber Two-Point-Seven-Million? And why does no one care about them?

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