Kony is evil. Africa is complex.

I applaud the KONY 2012 campaign and recognize it for what it is – a well-intentioned and hugely successful piece of awareness-raising and marketing. It has captured our imaginations all the more effectively because Russell is presenting a simplified narrative – not wrong as such, just very selective in its use of facts and stories. If you took thirty minutes to watch the KONY 2012 campaign vid, take thirty minutes also to read the International Crisis Group report on how to remove Joseph Kony and the LRA. And if after reading it you still see fit to become a glue-wielding poster-ninja on April 20, may the Force be with you.

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Stephen Davies

Children's author: picture books, chapter books and YA novels

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