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I hope you will allow this to be pinned staff. KONY 2012 is a effort by the Invisible Children to aid in the capture of Joseph Kony, the Leader of the LRA. They are a group that abducts young African children and forces them to kill, mutilate, and destroy the children's parents, families, and communities. I am linking a movie everyone should watch and a place to donate or order kits to help the movement.
Remember: There are many things more important than football.
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
HOW TO HELP:
Donate to Invisible Children: www.causes.com/donatekony2012
Purchase KONY 2012 products: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/
Sign the Pledge: www.causes.com/konypledge
For official PRESS and artist REPRESENTATION ONLY: Monica Vigo firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: Jason Russell LEAD EDITOR: Kathryn Lang EDITORS: Kevin Trout, Jay Salbert, Jesse Eslinger LEAD ANIMATOR: Chad Clendinen ANIMATOR: Jesse Eslinger 3-D MODELING: Victor Soto VISUAL EFFECTS: Chris Hop WRITERS: Jason Russell, Jedidiah Jenkins, Kathryn Lang, Danica Russell, Ben Keesey, Azy Groth PRODUCERS: Kimmy Vandivort, Heather Longerbeam, Chad Clendinen, Noelle Jouglet ORIGINAL SCORES: Joel P. West SOUND MIX: Stephen Grubbs, Mark Friedgen, Smart Post Sound COLOR: Damian Pelphrey, Company 3 CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey, Laren Poole, Gavin Kelly, Chad Clendinen, Kevin Trout, Jay Salbert, Shannon Lynch PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Jaime Landsverk LEAD DESIGNER: Tyler Fordham DESIGNERS: Chadwick Gantes, Stephen Witmer
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Thanks for posting. For those who haven't seen it, take 30 minutes out of your day and watch the video.
My post got moved to the Water Cooler... hopefully this one stays up.
Just watched the YouTube and it was very moving, a fantastic idea by this young man. Hope this Kony guy is taken care of soon.
It is a pretty moving documentary but some of you might want to read the attached link as well. I haven't had time to do the research (I'm at work) but this orginzation sounds shady as well. I still think Kony needs to be taken care of but so does a lot of other rebel/militia leaders.
I recently saw the movie "The Machine Gun Preacher" It centers around this conflict.
And here is another side of the story:
People can make up their own mind whether to give money to this organization or not.
On Kony 2012: I honestly wanted to stay as far away as possible from KONY 2012, the latest fauxtivist fad sweeping the ...
I just watched it earlier today and posted it on to my FB and twitter accounts. Pretty amazing what a global voice can do. I really hope it works.
You'll never achieve great things until you believe that's what's supposed to happen
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To everyone posting the video on Joseph Kony, please be aware that the video and site sends money to a rival military leader guilty of rape and murder. They want to get rid of Kony so they can be him. Joseph Kony has been using children since the mid '80s. And has been well publicized
I haven't sent money and probably dont plan to, however. I will make his name as publisized as I can. I don't understand the ideas of those who oppose this movement because they want to raise awareness of the own issues our country has. I understand that rape and murder happen in our own country, but there is not central figure head to oppose. Raising awareness about Kony raises support to oppose a man who heads a specific organization in a country that can't fight for itself. I don't support going out and taking out every "bad" man around the world. I don't support sending a milliont troops to Uganda and finding him either. I do support raising awareness about this man in hopes that countries around the world can send small forces to Uganda to help train troops there to find Kony. Just because we can't see or imagine what is happening over there, doesn't mean we should ignore it. Killing Kony may change nothing, but who knows. This world is too damn complicated.
You are nuts!
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I support helping the children and citizens of Uganda. I support ousting horrible men like Kony. I support doing the right thing for those in need.
I do not, however, support the shady business dealings of Invisible Children.
Blows my mind that people can do stuff like that to children, Or to anyone period.
it amazes me how ignorant we have become these days. we have known about guerrilla warfare forcing children into armies in africa for a while. there have been movies made about this stuff for a while.
not to mention, if you blindly donate to invisible children without doing non-biased research into this situation, you are a fool.
I think putting this subject in the limelight is important. Any efforts to stop the brutality im for.
so until the kony 2012 campaign you never heard of children armies in africa? might want to crawl out from under that rock you live.
we have known for decades about these types of conflicts in africa. hell there are even blockbuster hits about this. it was a sheep herd movement on facebook by the uniformed.
o and btw...president obama already signed legislation to help stop this guy. it didn't take a facebook profile pic or stupid posters to get that done. the informed are already informed. they don't need the "sheep" to bring to light global issues.
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