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Yes Men monitoring 05-06-11

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 389024
Date 2011-05-06 21:08:54
Several media items had Yes Men content:

- Toronto's York University announced Andy Bichlbaum will be the
keynote speaker for the Digital Activism and the Environment portion of
the 2011 Summer Institute in Film to be held May 11 to 17 at the school.
Bichlbaum will tailor the Yes Men's lecture into "The Yes Men Fix Canada"
on May 11 at Ontario College of Art & Design University Auditorium. A Yes
Lab will also be held for students attending the institute. Dow is noted
in the enthusiastically complimentary press release as one of the Yes
Men's "legendary" identity correction targets.

- A press advisory from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands announced Yes Man Mike Bonanno will appear there on May 27 for
the Artists in Public lecture series. Bonanno will appear with Nomeda &
Gediminas Urbonas, a husband-and-wife team of artists from Lithuania. They
were part of a group that they established the JUTEMPUS exhibition space
in Vilnius in 1993.

- The Nation magazine's website has a current blog post on the US
Uncut activist group that notes the Yes Men were involved with the "GE tax
rebate" prank on April 15.

- The Chicago Journal, a Chicago Loop media site, reported last
week's Midwest Generation announcement of a power plant in a South Loop
neighborhood was a hoax. A Chicago Public Radio reporter was credited with
"grilling" activist Sam Sommers it was revealed Sommers' real name is
Lindsey Dietzler. Dietzler said "he was inspired to stage the whole thing
by workshops taught by political performance artists The Yes Men."
Alderman Bob Fioretti said the action "seriously undercut" the work of
those who are trying to "clean up Chicago's power plants."

- The Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel published a commentary by PR
professional Mary Beth West, who criticized Andy Bichlbaum's appearance at
the University of Tennessee in March as damaging to journalistic ethics
and teaching wrong thinking to students. West also criticized the
university for allowing the presentation without an appropriate
counterpoint "about the consequences of flagrant dishonesty as a modus

The Yes Men themselves have been quiet this week.


Ann Sigsby

Senior Analyst

Allis Information Management


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