Kony 2012 – Invisible Children

Joseph Kony is the leader of an Ugandan rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). In 2005, he was #1 on the International Criminal Courts world’s worst criminals list. For 26 years, the LRA has been kidnapping children; turning the females into sex slaves and the boys into child soldiers.

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Kony 2012 is a film made by an organisation called Invisible Children. The film was released on YouTube three days ago and since then, has been viewed over seven million (UPDATE: amazingly there has been an additional six million more views in the past four hours) times. Kony 2012 has also been the number one trend on twitter for the past 30 hours. The aim of the film is to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and to set a precedent for international justice.

Joseph Kony is the leader of an Ugandan rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). In 2005, he was #1 on the International Criminal Courts world’s worst criminals list. For 26 years, the LRA has been kidnapping children; turning the females into sex slaves and the boys into child soldiers. Numbers suggest that in this time, there has not just been a few kidnappings, but over 30,000 children have been kidnapped by the LRA.

Do you think a campaign like Kony 2012 will bring international war criminals to justice? Should the Australian armed forces step in and help out or is it not our fight?

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    Nan Norma
    8th Mar 2012
    6:48pm
    It is everybody's responsibility to help these children, all children in need.
    Watto
    9th Mar 2012
    4:19pm
    I urge everyone to be very cautious with this one . Of course Kony deserves to be done away with , of course the children need help .
    BUT , someone will be making a killing out of this video ...and it's not the children of Uganda !
    Nan Norma
    9th Mar 2012
    4:25pm
    Sorry to say, Watto is probably right.
    RefiredNOTretired
    9th Mar 2012
    5:36pm
    I'd love to see Kony caught! But what about the children who are now adults and have known nothing but acting extremely violently? I understand they either became violent or they would be on the receiving end. I can't imagine many going home and being able to resume a normal life. Up to 30,000 in therapy? What a mess.


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