- Biotic Baking Brigade
name =Biotic Baking Brigade
size = 110px
caption = The Biotic Baking Brigade's logo
motto = "Speaking Pie to Power"
website = [http://bioticbakingbrigade.org/ Bioticbakingbrigade.org]
The Biotic Baking Brigade is a loosely connected group [cite web
title=Biotic Baking Brigade
first=] of left-wing activists, famous for throwing pies in the faces of such figures as
Bill Gates, San Francisco mayors Willie Brown, [cite web
title=Pie-pitch recipe: Activism with humor
Gavin Newsome[cite web |url=http://hpn.asu.edu/archives/Nov98/0065.html |title=SF Supervisor PIED At Re-Election Party/Biotic Baking Brigade |accessdate=2008-08-02|date=1998-11-04] , anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps, economist Milton Friedman, Swedish King Carl Gustaf, former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, conservative journalist William F. Buckley, former WTO head Renato Ruggiero, conservative writer Ann Coulter, and Ralph Nader, among others.
The group espouses a left-wing philosophy, with members also active in
ecology, social justice, animal rights, and feminist movements, with connections to groups like Earth First!, Food Not Bombs, and ACT UP.cite web
title=San Francisco Pie-Throwers Are Guilty Of Battery - New York Times
first=] It opposes corporate
neoliberalismas well as any institution or individual who commits "crimes against people and the land."
Concerning the group, popular activist
Jim Hightowerhas stated "The BBB's pies are the Boston Tea Party of our modern day, sending a serious message softly to the corporate oligarchy." Jello Biafrahas similarly asked, "Is well placed humor one of the best protest tactics there is? The proof is in the pudding! Or should I sayndash pie cream."Verify source|date=April 2008
Members have been tried for battery as a result of their pieing.
List of people who have been pied
* [http://bioticbakingbrigade.org/ Official website]
* [http://www.whisperedmedia.org/piepage.html The Pie's the Limit (video)]
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