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Mar 9, 2012

Long Weekend Open Thread March 9-12 2012

A long weekend. If you want to take a break from solving the various humanitarian disasters in Africa by forwarding a YouTube video (so much easier than supporting our country provi

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A long weekend.

If you want to take a break from solving the various humanitarian disasters in Africa by forwarding a YouTube video (so much easier than supporting our country providing refuge for people fleeing it!), here’s a thread for discussing whatever takes your fancy.

YOUTUBE VIDEO WHICH WON’T EMBED FOR SOME GOD-FORSAKEN REASON

(If you are interested in discussing the broader question of how you attract needed attention to a complex humanitarian problem without oversimplifying it and potentially causing more harm, this Forbes article on “#StopKony” does a reasonable job of exploring the challenge. And this one points out some of the serious questions about what “Invisible Children” is doing with donations.)

PS: Donating money to go to the Ugandan army? Seriously? This Uganda?

UPDATE: The Crikey servers are undergoing some further maintenance this weekend. We hear all-new rubber bands, freshly fed hamsters on wheels, and some highly advanced “sticky” tape will be installed, helping Pure Poison run better than ever. But there will be some outages between now and then.

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