The Yes Men are a self defined group of impostors
continuously searching the opportunity to infiltrate the world
of planetary capitalism.
« Although their name contains the word "Men,"
it doesn't describe who they are, it describes what they do: they
use any means necessary to agree their way into the fortified
compounds of commerce, ask questions, and then smuggle out the
stories of their undercover escapades to provide a public glimpse
at the behind-the-scenes world of business. » (da http://theyesmen.org)
The group often hits the headlines (e.g. the New York Times devoted
a whole page and several articles to them) thanks to their extraordinary
ability to intervene in corporate events pretending to be WTO
representatives: they give public or private speeches driving
to surreal extremes the inner logic of world globalized markets.
Needless to say, the whole story began on the Internet, where
the group manages a Web site almost identical to the World Trade
Unexpectedly the identity change remains unnoticed and - given
the open hearted "Yes!" the Yes Men say to ongoing globalization
- the Yes Men's innovative ideas get surprisingly appreciated
by audiences world wide.