Kony http://kplu.org en Sequel to Kony 2012 takes on critics, appeals less to emotion http://kplu.org/post/sequel-kony-2012-takes-critics-appeals-less-emotion <p>This time, the video by<a href="http://www.invisiblechildren.com/" target="_blank"> Invisible Children</a> is not so much a repeat of their <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/03/massive-viral-video-campaign-against-african-warlord-hits-and-misses/" target="_blank">first call to action</a> as a defense of their action.</p><p>It&rsquo;s kind of like when the Star Wars franchise put out a sequel that actually went back in time to explain how everything got started.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/04/the-sequel-to-kony-2012-takes-on-critics-appeals-less-to-emotion/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:47:17 +0000 Tom Paulson 4665 at http://kplu.org Sequel to Kony 2012 takes on critics, appeals less to emotion Was the attention on the Kony 2012 campaign justified? http://kplu.org/post/was-attention-kony-2012-campaign-justified <p><em>Guest post by <strong><a href="http://www.kentarotoyama.org/profile/default.htm" target="_blank">Kentaro Toyama</a></strong></em></p><p>For a couple of weeks, <em>Kony 2012</em> stole the spotlight in international development. It dominated conversation, with some applauding its success as an awareness-raising campaign (e.g., <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/opinion/kristof-viral-video-vicious-warlord.html">Nicholas Kristof</a>); some criticizing it for its oversimplified, condescending, self-gratifying portrayal of the issues (e.g., <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/">Teju Cole</a>); and many grumbling along the lines of, &ldquo;Who are these punks who managed to get so much attention and funding?&rdquo;</p><p>These are all important questions, but they miss the real issue that <em>Kony 2012</em> raises &mdash; namely, how we as a society prioritize important issues in the age of Internet social media.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/04/guest-post-the-lessons-of-kony-campaign/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:28:52 +0000 KPLU 4637 at http://kplu.org Was the attention on the Kony 2012 campaign justified? 'Kony 2012' sequel due Tuesday http://kplu.org/post/kony-2012-sequel-due-tuesday The activist group behind the "Kony 2012" movement and Web video that went viral in March says it <a href="http://www.facebook.com/invisiblechildren#!/photo.php?fbid=10150750283506368&set=a.10150687133861368.445634.8392031367&type=1&theater" target="_blank">will release "Kony 2012, Part II" on Tuesday</a>.<p>As <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/03/08/148235430/while-controversial-kony-2012-has-put-focus-on-atrocities" target="_blank">you'll likely recall</a>, thanks to a social media campaign first aimed at young people across the U.S. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:40:46 +0000 Mark Memmott 4616 at http://kplu.org 'Kony 2012' sequel due Tuesday 'Invisible Children' Co-Founder Suffered 'Brief Reactive Psychosis' http://kplu.org/post/invisible-children-co-founder-suffered-brief-reactive-psychosis The co-founder of Invisible Children, who was detained by police in San Diego last week after residents complained he was naked on a residential street, was not on drugs, his wife said.<p>Jason Russell, who was catapulted into the national spotlight <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/03/07/148146240/ugandan-warlord-joseph-kony-under-spotlight-thanks-to-viral-video">after his video on Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony went viral</a>, has been shown in videos naked and apparently talking to himself on the streets of San Diego.<p>Danica Russell, Jason's wife, said his actions weren't cau Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:15:44 +0000 4512 at http://kplu.org Co-founder of 'Kony' video group detained after exhibiting bizarre behavior http://kplu.org/post/co-founder-kony-video-group-detained-after-exhibiting-bizarre-behavior <p>SAN DIEGO &mdash; A co-founder of the Invisible Children charity behind the &quot;Kony 2012&quot; video was detained by San Diego police and hospitalized after running through streets in his underwear and acting irrationally.</p><p>Police Lt. Andra Brown tells NBC San Diego that Jason Russell was behaving strangely Thursday, screaming, yelling and interfering with traffic while in various states of undress.</p><div><p>Brown says police decided he needed medical attention.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:16:55 +0000 The Associated Press 4465 at http://kplu.org Co-founder of 'Kony' video group detained after exhibiting bizarre behavior 'Invisible Children' co-founder detained by police In San Diego http://kplu.org/post/invisible-children-co-founder-detained-police-san-diego Over the past couple of weeks, Invisible Children has been in the news quite a bit. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:00:30 +0000 4464 at http://kplu.org Clooney campaigns against other war crimes in Africa http://kplu.org/post/clooney-campaigns-against-other-war-crimes-africa <p>George Clooney, who has praised the <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/03/massive-viral-video-campaign-against-african-warlord-hits-and-misses/" target="_blank">Stop Kony</a> campaign aimed at ridding east-central Africa of warlord Joseph Kony, is trying to make sure our focus on such efforts isn&rsquo;t too singular.</p><p>The actor and human rights advocate has long been focused on the ongoing atrocities in Sudan and recently testified in Congress to draw attention to the killings, conflict and suffering. He<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/george-clooney-sudan-quiet-visit_n_1342777.html" target="_blank"> recently snuck into a dangerous part of the country</a> and produced this powerful, disturbing video.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/03/george-clooneys-campaign-against-other-war-crimes-in-africa/"><strong>Read more and watch the video on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:46:14 +0000 Tom Paulson 4442 at http://kplu.org Clooney campaigns against other war crimes in Africa The Nation: What does the Kony video say about us? http://kplu.org/post/nation-what-does-kony-video-say-about-us <em>Ari Melber is a writer for </em>The Nation.<p>If you are looking for the precise moment when the viral campaign against Ugandan rebel <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kony">Joseph Kony</a> turned to farce, it was probably at 6:21 pm on Friday March 9.<p>"Have you heard of this guy Joseph Kony?," asked the rapper-turned-reality-star Vanilla Ice, in a tweet from Dallas. "America needs to send in the hero's that killed Bin Laden and take this killer out."<p>Mr. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:21:08 +0000 4406 at http://kplu.org The Nation: What does the Kony video say about us? How Teenagers Learned To Hate Joseph Kony http://kplu.org/post/how-teenagers-learned-hate-joseph-kony <strong> </strong>If you're a teenager, you probably hadn't heard of Joseph Kony last week. This week, you probably couldn't avoid him.<p>"If I log onto Facebook or Twitter any time during the day, it's my entire news feed, basically," says Patrick Franks, an 18-year-old senior at Loyola Blakefield High School, outside Baltimore.<p>Franks is referring to a film produced by the nonprofit group Invisible Children. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:15:02 +0000 4389 at http://kplu.org How Teenagers Learned To Hate Joseph Kony Joseph Kony is infamous — But will he be caught? http://kplu.org/post/joseph-kony-infamous-%E2%80%94-will-he-be-caught <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 23:54:10 +0000 4380 at http://kplu.org Joseph Kony is infamous — But will he be caught? NW youth motivated by anti-Kony video are spreading word, joining groups http://kplu.org/post/nw-youth-motivated-anti-kony-video-are-spreading-word-joining-groups <p><em>&#39;We have reached the tipping point between apathy and activism and we can no longer ignore these tragedies.&#39;</em></p><p>Signaling the power of viral marketing, an army of young people have sprung up overnight to fight against the infamous African warlord <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17299084" target="_blank">Joseph Kony</a> and his militia the LRA. Millennials across the Northwest are becoming motivated by <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ggyenmJc1TISpG6Yr77qpfEBt03A?docId=24a862e019ad4798b73ac3c352cc104d">the video campaign to join the Invisible Children</a>, the group behind the viral video detailing Kony&#39;s atrocities.</p><p>Alison Guajardo, Vice-President of the University of Washington&rsquo;s Invisible Children chapter told KPLU about the club&rsquo;s exponential growth that occurred practically overnight.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:52:06 +0000 Evan Hoover 4379 at http://kplu.org NW youth motivated by anti-Kony video are spreading word, joining groups Video campaign against African warlord Kony could do more harm than good http://kplu.org/post/video-campaign-against-african-warlord-kony-could-do-more-harm-good <p>Over the last few days, a video posted on YouTube that aims to raise the profile &mdash; and potential for arrest &mdash; of the infamous African warlord <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17299084" target="_blank">Joseph Kony</a> has been <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ggyenmJc1TISpG6Yr77qpfEBt03A?docId=24a862e019ad4798b73ac3c352cc104d" target="_blank">hugely popular</a> and, in the eyes of many, so simplistic and inaccurate it is likely to do much more harm than good.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/03/massive-viral-video-campaign-against-african-warlord-hits-and-misses/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:32:35 +0000 Tom Paulson 4374 at http://kplu.org Video campaign against African warlord Kony could do more harm than good