Kony 2012

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by gwb-trading, Mar 9, 2012.

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    Definitely worth watching.
  2. Looks like money making scam using his 5yr old child.
  3. I would urge you to watch the recent coverage on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc. - The U.S. has listed the Kony's Lord's Resistance Army as a terrorist group and in October, Washington authorized up to 100 U.S. Special Operations trainers and military advisers to assist African forces searching for Kony and other leaders of the LRA.

    The video is an excellent outline of how an on-line movement can groundswell and lead Washington to implement policies to put an end to obscene human rights abuses in obscure countries overseas.

    The movement and charity outlined in this video is helping put to end one of the most brutal human rights abuses in history and actively doing work to help the children brutalized by the LRA

    Joseph Kony: Brutal warlord who shocked world - CNN
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    Re: The photo of the founders with the guns (see banner image)

    A story told by Jason Russell: Let me start by saying that that photo was a bad idea. We were young and we got caught up in the moment. It was never meant to reflect on the organization. The photo of Bobby, Laren and I with the guns was taken in an LRA camp in DRC during the 2008 Juba Peace Talks. We were there to see Joseph Kony come to the table to sign the Final Peace Agreement. The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) was surrounding our camp for protection since Sudan was mediating the peace talks. We wanted to talk to them and film them and get their perspective. And because Bobby, Laren and I are friends and had been doing this for 5 years, we thought it would be funny to bring back to our friends and family a joke photo. You know, "Haha - they have bazookas in their hands but they're actually fighting for peace." The ironic thing about this photo is that I HATE guns. I always have. Back in 2008 I wanted this war to end, like we all did, peacefully, through peace talks. But Kony was not interested in that; he kept killing. And we still don't want war. We don't want him killed and we don't want bombs dropped. We want him alive and captured and brought to justice

    Here is the real story behind the photo from the AP journalist who took it:


    Invisible Children, Inc. will go invisible soon.
  5. 'Kony 2012' Escaped Child Soldier Supports Movie

    Jacob Acaye, the former child soldier featured in the "Kony 2012" viral sensation, told ABC News today that although attention from the film was overwhelming, his life was good now and it was important for people to see the video.

    "It's a hard movie," he said today in an exclusive interview. "It brought back some memories. … I still don't know when will it end. The more time is ticking, the more people are dying. The more people are still suffering. The more people [are] being abducted."

    At the age of 11, Acaye was one of 41 youth taken from a Ugandan village by Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army.

    In the video, Acaye, who escaped from the LRA, was interviewed by videographer Jason Russell, a cofounder of the San Diego-based charity Invisible Children Inc.

    "We worry. The rebels when they arrest us again, then they will kills us," he says in the video. "My brother tried to escape. Then they killed him. … They cut his neck. … I saw."

    "Kony 2012" has garnered nearly 58 million views since Monday. It is part of a campaign by Invisible Children to bring Kony to justice, although the group has faced its own critics for its religious affiliations and financial practices.

    In "Kony 2012," he tells Russell that even though he's not with the LRA, he wants to die.

    "No one is taking care of us," he says. "We are not going to school."

    Acaye is now 21 and studying to become a lawyer at Uganda's Makerere University - it's a wish he shared in the 30-minute film released by Invisible Children.

    He said that when the video was shot - he was 13 - he did not think it would reach this level of success.

    "By then, I was like really, really invisible - like real meaning of invisible children," he said. "We are like the children who are not seen. Children who are not even knowing that they are suffering."

    Acaye told ABC News today that while the video reminded him of horrible memories of his childhood, it made people aware of Kony.

    "If they [people] know and they have seen and they could learn that Kony is still being the same in that movie, they can think about what to do," he said. "And they can think about what they can do."

    Human rights groups say the LRA has terrorized central Africa for more than 20 years, killing and maiming thousands of civilians and forcing children to become young soldiers. Kony and his commanders are wanted by the International Criminal Court.
  6. I wish them well.

    I read a book some time ago on the Tutsi-Hutu in Rawanda.

    Same story, neighbor state.


    Where are the adults in Uganda to capture this guy?

    Why is the US necessary?
  7. Man behind ‘Kony 2012’ arrested – for masturbating in public

    The blonde-haired, blue-eyed, Christian filmmaker behind the Internet’s most recent famous activism campaign, “Kony 2012,” has been arrested. For masturbating. And being drunk. And vandalizing cars. In public. In the morning.


    Here is 'Russell 2012' video:

  8. Leader of 'Kony' video group to focus on health

    "Less than two weeks after the video's smashing success, Invisible Children is facing the prospect of carrying on without Russell — at least for a while. He was briefly detained by police and hospitalized after witnesses saw him running through streets in his underwear, screaming and banging his fists on the pavement."

    "Police Lt. Andra Brown said a 33-year-old man was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation. He was never arrested, and no charges are planned."
  9. I would really like to hear him explain himself for that one.

    They say he did it because he was stressed about a PR campaign, but I dont care how stressed he was...I know I have never had the urge to run around naked and masterbait in public because I'm stressed. There really has to be more to this story.

    Maybe Kony supporters drugging him to discredit him and get people to give up on the Kony 2012 bandwagon?
    #10     Mar 17, 2012