To restore its waning credibility, Invisible Children should immediately cut ties with the dictator and the corrupted Fellowship. As long as Invisible Children is linked to human rights violators, its claims to be humanitarian will be suspect.
Will Joseph Kony ever be transformed from a household name into a convicted mass-murderer, or will the quest to stop the innocent killing in Uganda die out as a mere fad, a PR ploy gone terribly wrong?
"Kony 2012" and why people can only help if they know what is going onBy now you have all most likely seen the "Kony 2012" video and I'm guessing you ...
I love the groundswell of grassroots energy about the Kony 2012 video, but if you want to stop butchers like Kony all over the world, we need your attention and your activism every day that our international investments come under attack.
It will take more than armchair activism, eating a piece of matzah or simply retelling a story. As we enjoy the bread of freedom, we need to realize in school hallways, on streets and in jungles the world over many are forced to eat the bread of affliction, if they eat at all.
Over dinner recently, I learned of my niece's concern about her high school administrators removing the Kony 2012 posters that had been plastered all ...
I believe that the success of the Kony video stems from its ability to simply and unambiguously articulate both the problem and an actionable solution. Kony is personified as the lone enemy that must be stopped in order to put an end to childhood conscriptions in Uganda.
For activist movements seeking positive change, there is only one thing worse than obscurity: the infliction of unintended negative consequences on those you are trying to help.
I have read and discussed many analyses of the Kony 2012 phenomenon. I have watched the movie. I have sought out and met the team behind Invisible Chi...
The reason that this video went viral is because so much strategy and funding went into making sure that it triggered certain reactions for the audience.
After gaining 50 million You Tube views in just 3 days, Kony 2012 became the most viral political cause of all time. In this infographic timeline, Recorded Future shows how this came to be.
The change that I am calling for, however, is a very significant one. Invisible Children has recently launched a new campaign to aid the people of Uganda and their surrounding countries to put a stop to the terror that Joseph Kony is imposing on the African people.
At any point, anyone with a social mission can lose it. You live and breathe your work. It's so personal to you. Meltdowns like Russell's can happen whenever you have a mission much bigger than yourself.
The next time you feel the instinct to make a particularly harsh remark about another's work, pause and ask yourself where that response is coming from. Instead of lashing out, turn inward.
Being a catalyst for change is not easy, especially in a media-driven world where the press often instigates controversy solely to induce greater viewership.