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Elevate Civil Society - Opening

The Elevate Festival 2010 will open with an introduction to the program and contributions by representatives of the most important environmental conservation organizations, such as Nnimmo Bassey of Friends of the Earth International and Bill McKibben of (live via videostream from Malaysia and the USA).

The highlight of the evening will be an appearance by star prankster Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men. The media activist from the USA, who has caused a worldwide sensation with his partner Andy Bichlbaum in the communication guerrilla collective The Yes Men, will be a first time guest in Graz and humorously present some of his most successful actions.

Johannes Grenzfurthner from the art-technology-philosophy group monochrom will moderate the event.

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