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Published on Mar 7, 2012
Jason Russell, founder of Invisible Children, arrested for public masturbation while under the influence:
*Excuse me if information has been updated since this video was uploaded.
Their website is:
One of the filmmakers responds to criticism (video):
Their written response:
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:
-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
-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.
-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.
IC criticism from 2009 including picture of IC founders posing with weapons:
More info and sources on Invisible Children and Kony 2012:
Obama Takes on the LRA
The Visible Problem with Invisible Children
How a Ugandan warlord went viral in 24 hours
Joseph Kony is not in Uganda
Invisible Children's Charity Navigator Rating:
#KONY2012 Joseph Kony Uganda Invisible Children dishonest charity internet viral meme faux activism
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