Agra Watch protests at Gates Foundation

By | March 2012

Agra Watch is in the news, with Associated Press covering its public protest at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation calling on the Foundation to sever its ties with Monsanto. Agra Watch was formed in 2008 to monitor and question the Gates Foundation’s participation in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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New ACAS resources on Uganda and the LRA

By | March 2012

ACAS has created What Can We Do about Uganda and the LRA? for use with high school and college students who are the main audience of the Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign. See our new webpage, Resources on Uganda, the LRA, and Central Africa.

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ACAS releases statement on the LRA and Central Africa

By | March 2012

ACAS has released a statement and accompanying press release expressing its deep concern that the recent campaign in the United States to pursue and arrest Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), could have dangerous unintended consequences. Expanding U.S. military operations with the Ugandan army to capture Kony could increase the militarization of […]

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Two critical essays on the Invisible Children’s Kony2012 campaign

By | March 2012

Two useful essays on African Arguments Online with a critical perspective on the “Kony2012” video by Invisible Children: “#StopKony2012: For most Ugandans Kony’s crimes are from a bygone era” by Angelo Izama. a Ugandan journalist and writer who founded the human security Think Tank, Fanaka Kwawote based in Kampala, and “The Problem with Invisible Children’s […]

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Critique of “KONY2012” Video by Ugandan journalist Rosebell Kagumire

By | March 2012

This short video from Rosebell Kagumire, a Ugandan journalist, is an eloquent, coherent, and well-informed critique of the Invisible Children video, “Kony2012″. Read more from Kagumire at her blog. The explosion of interest in this video this week has reignited the controversy about the Obama administration decision in October 2011 to send 100 US Africa […]

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