united we fail: me, my awareness, and my big... →
Right on the spot about educated advocacy is the musician deadmau5: I dont know, im nothing even close to a philanthropist, politician or nothing even NEAR an activist or even fucking EDUCATED for that matter. This isnt gospel. (thats another fuckin story right there) I just want to encourage more people to think for themselves more often… were all very apt at “spreading awareness” as a nation,...
The Price of Kings: Yasser Arafat Trailer
An undercover Al Jazeera correspondent takes us inside the lives of Syria’s anti-government demonstrators.
#Kony2012 Deserves More Time Than a 30 Minute...
This originally appears on A View From the Cave. I have re-posted it here for people who may stumble on this blog but not AVFTC. Advocacy group Invisible Children (IC) wants to bring an end to the leader of the violent Lord’s Resistance Army Joseph Kony. Since the three founders traveled to Uganda in 2003 and documented the children displaced by conflict in the north, IC has transformed...
Reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly of Ivory Coast uses his music to fight poverty and corruption.
Things I like: An Online Advocacy Code of Ethics →
katrinskaya: The disrespectful, condescending, and untruthful #Kony2012 video first enraged me (to the point of trolling an email list in fury), and then made me think. While masterfully pernicious in its story-telling, it embodies much that is wrong with online advocacy: deceptive manipulation of emotions,…
I would not lead the World Bank by perpetuating the technocratic illusion that...– Bill Easterly does not want to be the next leader of the World Bank
From Al Jazeera: This film examines the covert war in Yemen and asks if the US is creating more enemies than it can capture or kill.
“Haiti Rebuilds: A Journey of Hope” by 27 year old Haitian director Massena Cesar with some help from UNDP. “We really need the international community’s support; but ultimately I cannot wait to see Haiti standing on its own feet: A strong nation that can offer a better life for its citizens,” said Cesar who flew from Haiti to take part in the premiere at Columbia University Journalism School in...