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The Yes Men Strike Again: Group Poses As Halliburton Reps At “Catastrophic Loss” Conference

Friday, May 12th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/12/1353258

The Yes Men have struck again. On Tuesday, a man claiming to be a representative of Halliburton gave a presentation at the "Catastrophic Loss" conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Conference attendees include leaders from the insurance industry. We speak with the Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum, who took part in the hoax.

 


The The Yes Men have struck again. On Tuesday, a man claiming to be a representative of Halliburton gave a presentation at the "Catastrophic Loss" conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The conference included leaders from the insurance industry. The phony spokesperson gave his name as Fred Wolf and began by warning conference-goers of the dangers of climate change.

 

  • Fred Wolf, Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum posing as a Halliburton spokesperson.

     

The corporate impersonators went on to tell conference-goers that Halliburton had come up with a new invention, the SurvivaBall - an orb-like inflatable suit that would keep corporate managers safe from global warming. While Fred Wolf suited up into the Survivaball, fellow Yes Man Mike Bonanno introduced the new technology.

 

  • Min Bonnano, Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum posing as a Halliburton spokesperson.

     

The suits look like large plastic bubbles with six hands, two speakerphone-looking ears and an opening for the executive's face. The Yes Men hoax comes less than two years after a Yes Men member appeared on the BBC claiming to be a spokesperson for Dow Chemical. He said Dow was taking responsibility for the Bhopal chemical disaster -- forcing the company to remind the world it did not take responsibility for the disaster and that there was no compensation fund set-up for the victims.

We are joined in our firehouse studio a member of the Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum.

 

http://www.theyesmen.org/