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The Invisible Generation

Late one night in mid December, I stood in the check-out line at a Target store to purchase several children's toys for a holiday fundraiser. The line was moving slowly, and the people ahead of me were grumbling about the cashier's inability to move things along faster. Show More Summary

How having an undocumented parent hurts American children

It's often said that undocumented immigrants live "in the shadows," and that's true in at least two ways. Not only must they often hide their identities in order to work, but they are also largely invisible to researchers. Since it's so difficult to identify them in surveys, we know little about how they live, their health, their education, their finances, and […]

The Fight to End the Lord’s Resistance Army Violence

As the CEO of Invisible Children, I’ve always looked forward to the day when our organization would no longer be needed. That day is close.

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"They called me an unbeliever for defending democracy, which the Islamic State says is against the Koran."

Said Mohamed Taha Sabri, who is losing support at the House of Peace mosque in Berlin.“The Islamic State. It is like an invisible arm, coming to poison the wells where our children drink,” Sabri said. “We are losing something precious. Show More Summary

CEO of Invisible Children, the Group Behind 'Kony 2012' Documentary, Announces Organization Will Close Next Year

The controversial nonprofit group Invisible Children, which produced two influential documentaries that helped heighten awareness of the abduction and use of children as soldiers by the Lord's Resistance Army in the Ugandan civil conflict, has announced that it will officially close down by the end of 2015.

How I Became an Activist: Thank You Invisible Children

I was standing in line at Starbucks when I first learned about Invisible Children shutting down operations in the United States. I did not believe it. I honestly thought it was trolls spreading a rumor. As soon as I got to my office, I started searching for other sources to confirm what I had read. Show More Summary

Action Cascades Over Viral Videos

Invisible Children announced yesterday that it is closing its doors. You may not know the organization, but you almost certainly know their signature effort, the Kony 2012 video. The video is very long, 30  minutes, on an obscure topic and was an instant viral sensation. It now has over 100 million views on YouTube. The[...]

Calif. charity group behind ‘Kony 2012? campaign plans to close by the end of 2015

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity that publicized the brutality of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony through an online video that went viral, plans to wind down its operations and close by the end of 2015. In a statement posted on the group’s Facebook page, Chief Executive Ben...

Invisible Children, Group Behind Kony 2012, to Shut Down

The charity Invisible Children, most famous for releasing the wildly popular, and later wildly unpopular, viral video "Kony 2012," is significantly reducing its operations, and a spokeswoman for the group says it will probably not exist in any form once its workers in Africa are released. Show More Summary

'Kony 2012' group Invisible Children is shutting down

Invisible Children, the human rights group behind the “Kony 2012” video, announced Monday that it is shutting down its San Diego headquarters and winding down its operations.

Invisible Children, The Group Behind Kony 2012, Is Shutting Down

What happens after a huge viral hit puts a cause in everyone's consciousness? Invisible Children, the nonprofit behind the Kony 2012 film—often called the most viral video of all time—is slowly shutting down its operations. First, the U.S. Show More Summary

Invisible Children to Shutter Operations in 2015

It’s been nearly a decade since Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey, and Laren Poole—three young, guileless college filmmakers with a used camera they had bought on eBay—embarked to east Africa to film the war in Darfur. Instead, they found themselves in Uganda, collecting footage for a film about an entirely different conflict. Show More Summary

Organization Behind 'Kony 2012' Set To Close Its Doors In 2015

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Invisible Children made what some call the most viral video of all time, which helped the group raise more than $30 million — but most of that money is spent, and Joseph Kony is still on the loose.

Invisible Children, organization behind ‘Kony 2012? video, to wind down operations

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

On Monday morning, Invisible Children, the organization behind the hugely popular "Kony 2012" viral video, announced major changes to its operations. The company will close its San Diego-based headquarters, it announced, and transfer its African-based operations to local partners over the next year. It's a significant change for the company – and it may well […]

Experts predict time travel, invisibility & teleportation to be reality by year 2100

A group of experts has agreed that time travel, invisibility and teleportation could all become realities within the lifetimes of today’s school children. According to the Telegraph, professors from Imperial College London and the University...Show More Summary

The Very Best – A Take Away Show in Uganda (video)

6 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Disco Belle

“In 2012, La Blogotheque and Invisible Children went together in Uganda with two bands, The Very Best & The Polyphonic Spree. There, we had them meeting people from Uganda, playing their songs with and for local choirs and musicians. A whole documentary is soon to be released (available October 15th), but here’s a glimpse of […]

Conversations with Jamie Cullum, Peter White and Amanda Kravat, Plus Yellowcard Teams with Invisible Children

A Conversation with Jamie Cullum Mike Ragogna: Jamie, your new album Interlude features covers of Randy Newman and Richard Carpenter songs, a dark film noir approach on a couple of tracks, some lo-fi dirty boogie, and, of course, straight ahead jazz. Show More Summary

Rape myths hide crimes. Just ask these children.

7 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Some myths are so powerful that they change our perception of reality. Under their influence even the most obvious truths -- or crimes -- can be rendered invisible. Such as rape.

How One Tweet Can End Child Hunger

Nearly one in five children in America lives in households that struggle to put food on the table. They may look no different than other children; child hunger in America is often invisible. They are hurting, just the same. And mostShow More Summary

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