I finally made time to sit down and watch the Kony 2012 film.
Its a powerful film about the ongoing criminal actions of a Joseph Kony in Uganda, the campaign to see him brought to justice and how we as citizens of the earth can act against this.
I find the idea of individual citizens uniting as a group to achieve something exciting and the enabling power of the internet makes this a unique time for this kind of citizen activism.
It is interesting to also consider how this highlights the inaction of governments on some issues until it is prompted to by its citizenry. While I understand that many will cite the failings of Make Poverty History and the Climate Change campaigns as an illustration as to how ineffective these campaigns can be I still think that it is always worth trying.
So please make time to watch the film,
and apologies I suspect I will mention this a few more times.
The Guardian has a great discusion about the issues online here.