the yes men have been an inspiration to me ever since i saw a short film about their antics involving one of them posing as a world bank representative at a financial conference in europe. they more recently produced 100,000 copies of a fake new york times newspaper with all kinds of optimistic headlines such as an end to the iraq war, among other events. i received an email giving some vague indication that they are up to more pranks related to forcing the u.s. government's hand on global warming. apparently there is a global summit planned in december, and all i can tell from the email is that they need a good chunk of money, people in new york that can sew, and people willing to get arrested for civil disobedience. awesome. there is a bit of info about the global warming issue and a sign up for the civil disobedience at the beyond talk website.
a tidbit over at social design notes about the greek protests sparked by the police murder of 15 year old alex grigoropoulos. there was quite a large visual response that accompanied a huge amount of protesting in the streets. check out a collection of some posters here, and some interesting commentary about them here. a good interview with alex's friend, who was with him when he was shot, is located here. tragically, it sounds no different from any other act of police brutality.