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Helft den Yes Men bei der Revolte!

Heute will ich nur ganz kurz auf eine in knapp zwei Wochen auslaufende Aktion der Yes Men hinweisen, den „Vorzeige-Culture Jammern“ aus den USA, die seit einigen Jahren mit Filmen und irrwitzigen Aktionen Konzerne und Politik aufmischen. Nun planen sie ein neues Projekt, um genau zu sein sogar zwei – den dritten Teil „The Yes Men are revolting“ ihrer Doku-Trilogie, sowie eine Art Schaltzentrale für subversive Aktionen und Protest, die weltweit dabei helfen soll, Widerstand zu organisieren und gegen die herrschenden Zustände aufzustehen. Dafür sammeln die Yes Men via Kickstarter Geld – 13 Tage sind jetzt noch Zeit, um sich daran zu beteiligen. >> Hier geht’s zur Projektseite bei Klickstarter. [1]

Und hier der Originaltext, für alle die Englisch können:


The Yes Men Are Revolting [2] is a funny, action-packed adventure. With the environment on the brink of collapse, we ask a pressing question: at a time when corporate forces have bought and sold democracy, how can we effect real change? Our answer: get every viewer involved in the struggle.

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For the last four years we’ve worked with dozens of groups on infiltrations, impersonations, and mass actions to try to make a difference. Check out the video on this page for a little taste! After the part where we ask for your support, you’ll see a scene where we hold a press conference pretending to be from the US Chamber of Commerce (big-money lobbyists who spend hundreds of millions blocking and dismantling environment, labor, housing, and health laws). The press conference goes well, and the Chamber’s real PR guy even shows up—comedic vigilante justice at its best. Stay tuned to this page for more videos in coming weeks.

But as we continued pulling off actions like the one against the Chamber, the Obama years rolled by, and as money’s chokehold on democracy got tighter, we got more frantic. We even took it out on each other, and our “band” almost split up. But then, a sequence of unbelievable global uprisings, from Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street, got us excited about the idea of a global revolution–and we began to realize that we can do it too.

Then, energized by our involvement with the Occupy movement, we came to realize our true role in social change. Now, we’re hatching our most ambitious plan ever: a human-staffed platform to help every inspired viewer of our film—or anyone at all—get active as well. This “Action Switchboard” taps our 100,000-person database, as well as some much bigger lists, to create fun, meaningful, movement-building projects around the issues we all care about.

This is a plan that invites everyone to join us in revolt. But we need your help now to get the movie and the Switchboard off the ground.

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