October 2, 2012

This is your Moment of Clarity #176: The movie "Won't Back Down" starring Maggie Gyllenhaal is hitting theaters across the country. Who REALLY made this film? You'd be surprised...

This episode of Moment of Clarity is based largely on this article from Salon.com.

Below the fold, an interview with The Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum.

If you don't know who The Yes Men are, then you're living life wrong. Remember when General Electric announced they would give back billions of dollars in tax refund because America had done so much for them? And then it turned out it was a group of merry pranksters? THAT was the Yes Men, and it was just one of their many pranks shining a light on the dark underside of capitalism. You can watch one of their stunts here:

The Yes Men strike again. Impersonating a Dow Chemical spokesman on BBC, "Jude Finisterra" promises a huge compensation for the thousands of victims of the Bhopal disaster in which Dow Chemical's subsidiary Union Carbide India was responsible for in 1984.

Needless to say, the people at Dow were not pleased.

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