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Bhopal prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal catastrophe, and coincides with the release of an official report by the Sambhavna Trust showing that local groundwater, vegetables, and breast milk are contaminated by toxic quantities of nickel, chromium, mercury, lead, and volatile organic compounds. The report describes how a majority of children in one nearby community are born with serious medical problems traceable to the...

2009-07-13

 Bhopal contamination The Yes Men Dow Chemical water
Business Network anchor Brian Sullivan reports that U.S. Chamber of Commerce has decided to support climate legislation... but it was a Yes Men hoax!

2009-10-19

 climate change hoax The Yes Men USA politics
In a dramatic announcement at the National Press Club today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reversed its position on climate change policy, and promised to immediately cease lobbying against the Kerry-Boxer bill. ... Within minutes of the Chamber's dramatic announcement, it was revealed that the "Chamber spokesperson" was an impostor, and the press conference an elaborate hoax designed by activists to draw attention to the U.S...

2009-10-19

 The Yes Men climate change hoax
... are a group of culture jamming activists who practice what they call identity correction. They pretend to be powerful people and spokespersons for prominent organizations, accepting invitations received on their websites to appear at symposiums and TV shows.
 hoax The Yes Men activism
An ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions 40% by 2020 seemed too good to be true - and it was, as the Yes Men strike again.

2009-12-14

 The Yes Men Canada environment emissions hoax