Against the Grain

Creative Protest and Pranksterism

What can activism that incorporates theater, performance, and pranks accomplish that other, more conventional forms of protest can’t? Larry Bogad, who has worked with the Yes Men and many other groups, has written a new book about the use of creative protest and performance art in social-movement campaigns.

  • This was a very insightful and inspiring program. I was recently reminded of a quote by John Lennon “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”

  • Christopher McKenzie

    I’d love to find the videos referenced…

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