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.
Last year a quickly hatched idea between Saundra, Teddy and I led to "A Day Without Dignity." It served as a sort of counter campaign to TOMS "One Da...
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.
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.
In the news have been two unusual stories, both of them exposing outrageous abuse of innocents abroad, neither one broken by what we normally consider the news media.
Imagine for a second your worst day or your worst decision -- and having that magnified a million times. A Google search for "Jason Russell arrest" (which was not an actual arrest because charges weren't made) conjured up 121 million results on Google. Imagine that with your name.
Awareness can make us numb after the initial reaction. In the same way our body adjusts to tolerate new, even freezing temperatures, our souls adjust to protect us from situations that seem unbearable.
The Kony 2012 campaign does not do enough to deliver effective social change. How could it? The film depends on a simplistic story line, which ...
I assume people have already tried stopping Kony with a boilerplate approach. But since he's still out there 26 years later, we know that didn't work.
It remains to be seen what will become of this spotlight. But the Kony 2012 movement shows that you can activate the next generation in social engagement -- in a purpose that's greater than themselves and silly cats.
Youth -- with the help of social media -- can grab everyone's attention. If united, teens have the potential to select the major issues facing our society.
The poster that the Kony 2012 campaign would like to plaster around the country, and has included in a $30 action kit, juxtaposes Joseph Kony, Osama B...
Yes, 50 million views. For a single, three-day-old video made by a nonprofit, that number is staggering. But it reminds me of one very important truth that should give all of us a lot of hope: big movements start really small.
The international community needs more opportunities to argue and debate about our involvement in the world and especially Africa. We need to stop for a moment and question if we are doing enough and if so, is what we are doing actually RIGHT?
Let's harness the power of the massive groundswell of interest created online this week and use it to do the right thing: support the Obama Administration's decision to deploy military advisors and do everything in our power to ensure their mission succeeds.