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. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the story and show snippets of the film. Watch the film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc HOW TO HELP: Donate to Invisible Children: https://www.stayclassy.org/checkout/set-donation?eid=14711 Purchase KONY 2012 products: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/ Sign the Pledge: http://www.causes.com/konypledge
*UPDATE 3/11/12* http://soundlyawake.tumblr.com/post/19108594085/just-wanted-to-share-this-little-update-about *Excuse me if information has been updated since this video was uploaded. Their website is: http://www.invisiblechildren.com One of the filmmakers responds to criticism (video): http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8431706/kony-2012-filmmakers-respond-to-criticism Their written response: http://www.invisiblechildren.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/critiques.html Excerpt explaining the photo of them with guns: "...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." I don't know about you, but I don't think a "joke photo" is really appropriate in this situation. This video outlined: Joseph Kony -leads a Christian group called The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). -The organization has been around for over 20 years and has abducted and/or killed 30,000 people, many children -Kony himself hasn't been seen or active in Uganda since 2006 Invisible Children -The filmmakers who created the viral video and the documentary entitled "Invisible Children" in 2003 and the STOP KONY viral video. -It's been under fire in the past both by the Better Business Bureau, charity watchdog organizations and normal people just looking into Invisible Children itself. -In 2008, the filmmakers took photo with the SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) -They have not been cooperative with the Better Business Bureau. Although working with the BBB is voluntary, it's curious why they won't do it. -Invisible Children received 2 stars in accountability and transparency on Charity Navigatorf--two things that make a non-profit organization trustable. LRA -The LRA was pushed out of Uganda in 2006 and has been operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic where Kony is now believed to be. -The United States is involved in capturing Kony. In October of 2011, Obama deployed 100 US Army advisors to help the Ugandan military find Kony. IMPORTANT LINKS: IC criticism from 2009 including picture of IC founders posing with weapons: http://www.wrongingrights.com/2009/03/worst-idea-ever.html/ More info and sources on Invisible Children and Kony 2012: http://thedailywh.at/2012/03/07/on-kony-2012-2/ VISIBLE children http://chrisblattman.com/2009/03/04/visible-children/ Obama Takes on the LRA http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136673/mareike-schomerus-tim-allen-and-koen-vlassenroot/obama-takes-on-the-lra?page=show The Visible Problem with Invisible Children http://ilto.wordpress.com/2006/11/02/the-visible-problem-with-invisible-children/ How a Ugandan warlord went viral in 24 hours http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/worldview/how-a-ugandan-warlord-went-viral-in-24-hours/article2361936/ Joseph Kony is not in Uganda http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/07/guest_post_joseph_kony_is_not_in_uganda_and_other_complicated_things Invisible Children's Charity Navigator Rating: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12429 Other charities: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4943 http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3220 http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8392 http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8875 KEYWORDS #KONY2012 Joseph Kony Uganda Invisible Children dishonest charity internet viral meme faux activism ---------- Comedy videos: http://www.youtube.com/soundlyawake Travel videos/Vlogs: http://www.youtube.com/stillsoundlyawake Beauty videos/Tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/nicolafoti Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/soundlyawake Tumblr: http://soundlyawake.tumblr.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/soundlyawake Facebook App: http://apps.facebook.com/soundlyawake T-Shirts: http://www.districtlines.com/soundlyawake MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/nicolafoti
January 21st 2012. If you're having a hard time understanding what is being said, please click SHOW MORE. TRANSCRIPT _______________ Citizens of the World. We are Anonymous. We have been watching recent events as they have slowly but surely unfolded, from the distortion and destruction of the first amendment to legalize and justify political bribery, to the dawn of a new political struggle consisting of millions of citizens crying out in indignation at this misappropriation of the judicial system, and to the very proposal of the so called, "Stop Online Piracy Act", SOPA, without any concern to ethicality, morality, or responsibility. We have witnessed the recent actions this 'Corporatocratic' government has taken the means by which it has justified shutting down megaupload.com, a site that served, and continues to serve, as a very legitimate means of transferring information. Suffice to say, we are angry. These recent actions directly oppose the values we uphold, as well as the values of the founding fathers of the United States government. The freedom of information must never be infringed upon, and that the government exists to serve the will of the people, not the will of the financial elite. They have already been forewarned of the technology at our disposal to defend our right to access information. The legislative entities and Governmental bodies that attempt to impose their law upon what is not theirs need to be forced to understand that we arer a sovereign entity beyond your control. We therefore have declared as one collective, that the cyberspace domain be independent from the United States government and from any tyrannical laws they seek to impose upon us. They claim there are problems amongst us that need to be solved. They use this as an excuse to invade our precincts. They are wrong. We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere, may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of retribution or of being coerced into silence or conformity. Their legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here. We are a sovereign nation, and we intend on staying as such. Citizens of the Global Community, join us. Let us defend our home, the internet. Operation Revenge, engaged. Operation Megaupload, engaged. Operation Blackout, engaged. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not Forgive. We do not Forget. To the United States Government, you should've expected us.