Monthly Archives November 2012

The manhunt for Joseph Kony

Joseph Kony

From the Council on Foreign Affairs, a truly insightful article on the ongoing manhunt for Joseph Kony, the efforts thus far, and why perseverance is crucial. _______________________ #Kony2013 Why the Manhunt Is Taking So Long — And How It Can Succeed by Benjamin Runkle In a little-noticed move in October 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama sent [...] Read More

Photo Blog // Mt. Kilauea

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One of the world’s most active volcanoes started to spew lava on Tuesday. Sending streams of glowing molten rock into the pacific ocean, Mt. Kilauea once again created a spectacle. The volcano, which is located on the Hawaii’s big island, has been active since 1983 and is the most active of the five volcanoes on [...] Read More

Economic growth in Africa (an interesting blog)

Mend ladies

Let’s play a little word association. When you hear the word “Africa,” what do you think of? My personal word choice – as someone who has yet to visit the continent – would be “safari” or “elephant” or “poverty” (I started the game so I get unlimited choices.) I asked Adam Finck, our Director of [...] Read More

Uganda: Photo Friday


Students at Sacred Heart School in Uganda enjoy an afternoon studying at their school library. Invisible Children Uganda is involved at Sacred Heart through the Schools for Schools and Legacy Scholarship programs, providing scholarships and mentoring to students, as well as building construction and refurbishment.

In plain sight


London-based artist Slinkachu takes cues from everyday situations and, in plain sight, creates a new reality out of it. But without paying close enough attention, the hidden world could remain unseen. It’s easy to tune out our surroundings as we go about this journey called life, but in doing so we potentially miss out on the little [...] Read More

Lincoln // a movie review


With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have born the battle and for his widow and his orphan, [...] Read More

Pencils of Promise hits a milestone


From everyone here at Invisible Children, we’d like to applaud the team at Pencils of Promise. Here’s a little note that PoP’s founder Adam Braun posted on Facebook earlier this week: Pencils of Promise came about after its founder Adam Braun handed a pencil to a young boy. Embarking on a backpacking trip across 50 countries where [...] Read More

A historic visit to Burma

historic visit to Burma

On his first foreign visit since his re-election, U.S. President Barack Obama touched down in Burma on Nov. 19, making him the first sitting U.S. president to visit the once isolated country. President Obama validated the continuous efforts of Burmese President Thein Sein and the other leaders who took power in March 2011 and have [...] Read More

Fast Company interviews Nicholas Kristof


Traveling and reporting in more than 150 countries, Nicholas Krisof has covered a wide range of subjects. From writing for the New York Times to working on the PBS documentary Half the Sky to appearing in our newest film MOVE, Nicholas truly inspires and runs the gamut on all facets of journalism. When Fast Company‘s Rachael Chong recently interviewed [...] Read More

Thanksgiving 10 million times

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While Americans were eating turkey (or tofu turkey) on Thanksgiving day, many documented the day with that very popular smart phone app, Instagram. Users of the social media platform uploaded over 10 million Thanksgiving-themed photos. Getting logistics by using the captions, Instagram was able to track the millions of Thanksgiving-related posts. According to the bell graph above, about 226 photos per second [...] Read More