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Greenpeace's Daring Barbie Prank

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Now, here's something you don't see everyday: borderline-militant activists rappelling down the side of a building to hang a protest banner. The activists were Greenpeacers; the building Mattel headquarters in El Segundo; the protest is about Barbie packaging leading to deforestation. Via the banner, very frowny Ken doll informs Barbie that he's breaking up with her. (Um, note to Greenpeace: Ken comes in packaging, too.) Because Barbie is apparently some tree-chopping, orangutan slaughtering whore. Greenpeace spokespeople warn this is only the first step in a series of highly theatrical tactics, similar to the successful campaign Greenpeace waged against Kit Kat last year. [LAT]