The ‘Yes Men’ and the World Economic Forum

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The film-making team behind The End of Poverty? have partnered with the Yes Men (global justice pranksters) to create a parallel, imaginary World Economic Forum in which world leaders came up with real solutions to poverty, instead of just pandering to their own wealthy economies. These guys are awesome.

The leaders seemed, in a series of videos, to be supporting a set of initiatives (which make very good reading) based on 10 Solutions to End Poverty, a petition for which the film-makers are trying to get ten million signatures by the end of 2010.

To check out the real World Economic Forum, go here… be warned, its not nearly as interesting.

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~ by humblemonkey on February 4, 2010.

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