Another Visible Child Soldier Speaks Out Against...
In a live chat, Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier and ‘A Long Way Gone’author had very critical things to say about the Invisible Children campaign, which is planning a ‘Cover the Night’ event Friday.- The Daily Beast “Westerners should care, of course. The conflicts are not isolated incidents. They should try to make a long-lasting and sustainable impact by looking at some of the root...
The Army: To Protect or to Harm?
Army Must Share in Blame, Northern War Victims Say “Fourty-seven-year old Jane Akumu of Koch Ongako Sub-county in Gulu District blames the government for its ‘slow response’ to the LRA war.” —— So, the “good guys” can also be the bad guys…
ORGANIZE YOUR UN-COVER THE NIGHT EVENT
DON’T FORGET TO START ORGANIZING FOR YOUR UN-COVER THE NIGHT EVENT: TO DO: 1. Print out as many Info-Kits and Portable Petitions as you can: * The Portable Petitions make it easier to get signatures. Once you gather signatures, either scan them to us @ email@example.com, mail them in yourselves, or manually add them onto the online petition with their permission: Info-Kit Portable...
Visible Former LRA Soldier Speaks Out
Former Kony Child Soldier Tells Her Story ” ‘But at the same time, if all the resources are directed towards him, then what about the people who suffered under him — what kind of justice are they getting?’ she said. ‘Even if we capture Kony today… is that the end of everything? After tomorrow, what is the next step?’ “ -Grace Akallo, former Kony child soldier
“Thank for your ever wonderful work, i am happy that you are hammering the point that people need to be informed about the conflict and make informed decisions. We fully support your cause and do our best to publicise it.” -Acholi Times The Acholi Times is an Acholi newspaper organization based in Gulu, Uganda that “is keen on striking a balance between information, education and...
Pieces Of Mee: Kony2012 Supporters & Critics: Not... →
pomee: I must say I am a little disappointed. After I wrote my open letter to Jason Russell “KONY2012: Causing More Harm Than Good” I was completely overwhelmed with the response. I had thousands of reads, hundreds of comments, & tens of newspaper references. Then the HUGE question that followed was,…
Knowledge is power
In a recent Huffington Post Debate,Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland, strongly states, “Knowledge is power. Americans, young or old, need to be informed in order to be critical. We need to hold the Kony 2012 campaign, and ourselves, to high standards in order to be thoughtful about the actual end goal.” We couldn’t agree with you more. This is why we advocate for peace through...
Dear friends, Thank you so much for all of you who have supported us from the US, Uganda, Switzerland, Australia… A thousand apwoyos (thank you in Luo, the most commonly spoken language in Gulu, Uganda). We hope that you will now help us spread the truth before April 20th, UN-COVER THE NIGHT. We want to show everyone that the movement for peace is stronger than the movement for violence. As...
Uganda Speaks for Itself.
Al Jazeera’s project that allows Ugandans to text in their opinions of KONY2012. You can click on the red glowing circles to see the responses from Ugandans themselves. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/spotlight/ugandaspeaks/ ———— QUOTES: “What we indirectly get from this video is that Ugandans fit the one dimensional ‘African ’stereotype of poor, Helpless and dependent. It does not tell the...
People not products.
http://uncoverthenight.tumblr.com/PetitiontoInvisibleChildren “Instead, we ask you to take the time to listen to the Acholi people who are deeply offended and frustrated with your commoditization and commercialization of the conflict and the people. These are real people with real concerns, not products and commodities.” ———- Victims Decry 2012 Video as a Profit...
Visible Children: What YOU should be doing about... →
visiblechildren: If you’re looking to learn more about Joseph Kony and the LRA, and develop an informed opinion, I cannot imagine a better guide than React and Respond: The Phenomenon of Kony 2012, released last week by the African Studies Association. It’ll only take you ten minutes to read and you’ll probably learn more than you did in Kony 2012 Part I and II combined. You owe it to yourself...
Inform yourself, then inform your peers!!
#kony2012 has made it clear that there is a deep need for more information regarding the Ugandan conflict and surrounding region. This means that now more than ever academics, activists, and scholars from the region are making their work available to the public to meet these demands… and we are here to bring them to you! Check out this “teachers guide” for Kony2012. Inform...
The magic of Kony2012.
“Kony 2012” and the Magic of International Relation - Sverker Finnström Sverker Finnström is associate professor of cultural anthropology, based at Uppsala University, Sweden. He has authored “Living with Bad Surroundings: War, History, and Everyday Moments in Northern Uganda” (Duke University Press, 2008), for which he was honored with the 2009 Margaret Mead Award, offered jointly by...