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November 27, 2014

by Invisible Children

“Thanks” doesn’t even cut it // #CelebrateEverything

If we were to start counting our blessings, we would be covering our office in tally marks until Christmas – of next year. So we’re going to try our best to limit ourselves to just a handful of reasons we have to celebrate: 1. Freedom. This year alone, more than 500 people have returned from the LRA and are […]

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November 26, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Filmmaker humanizes war // Jump first, fear later

“When I tell people what I do, I get asked quite a bit if I get nervous when traveling to war-torn countries. The answer is usually no. The more I meet people and build relationships, the less scary the world becomes.”                –Ashley Gutierrez Our newest project is a celebration […]

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November 25, 2014

by Invisible Children

New in the store // Jump First, Fear Later

The only people who change the world are the ones who have the conviction to jump first, fear later.   What do you desire? Ignore the logistics for a minute. If you had no limitations, how would you most enjoy to spend your time? Or here’s another question: When do you feel most freely and […]

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November 24, 2014

by Invisible Children

9 things we can all be thankful for

Sometimes it’s good to take a break from the hustle and bustle of our daily routines to really stop and reflect on the amazingness of being alive. No matter where you’re at, take a couple minutes to appreciate the simple fact that you’re here and that you matter. In honor of this week’s theme of gratitude, […]

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November 23, 2014

by Invisible Children

Breaking News // Two people return from LRA captivity

On the morning of November 21st, a 30-year-old South Sudanese man returned from LRA captivity with a 16-year-old Central African girl in Obo, Central African Republic (CAR). The young girl was reportedly abducted three years ago in Bakouma, CAR while the man was abducted near Juba, South Sudan. 2014 has seen exceptional numbers of returnees […]

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November 21, 2014

by Liz Arthur

DRC declared Ebola-free // Reblog

A few weeks ago, we gave you an overview of the 2014 Ebola crisis – including the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the past week, DRC was declared free of Ebola. The virus killed 49 people there during a three-month outbreak, and has reportedly now been contained. + + DR Congo declares itself Ebola […]

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November 19, 2014

by Invisible Children

New Report // Kony’s LRA Participating in Illegal Trade

Today Invisible Children is publishing a statement with our partners at The Resolve and the Enough Project to shed light on Joseph Kony’s involvement in the illegal trade of ivory, gold and diamonds. The LRA collects and sells precious minerals and ivory as a means to sustain itself, resupply, and improve its relations with other armed groups. […]

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November 18, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

KONY 101 // WHY DID KONY START ABDUCTING CHILDREN?

Since 1986, the LRA has been forcibly abducting people to join its ranks. But as support for the rebels quickly faded and the ranks of the LRA diminished, Kony started giving orders for his combatants to abduct children. But why did he decide that child soldiers were the best way to wage his war against the Ugandan government? […]

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November 14, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

The LRA poaches elephants to survive

Every day, an estimated 96 elephants are killed throughout Africa; this amounts to nearly 230,000 in the last 5 years. It is unlikely that African elephants will survive if the slaughter continues. The ivory trade is a devastating problem, and it also gives Joseph Kony’s forces the means to continue attacking innocent communities. How the […]

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