‘This book is for those who know a little about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, and want to know more.’ Instant e-book for $2.99 on the reality behind the Kony2012 hoopla. Interesting new format, combining rapid response with some ‘behind the news’ context from a dozen authors who either know about the LRA, or are big on digital campaigning.
‘Donor-private sector partnerships are of limited use for meeting the needs of small scale agricultural producers. And since smallholder farmers, especially women, make up the majority of the world’s poor, it’s tough to argue that these partnerships will be the ticket out of poverty for most.’ Oxfam America’s Porter McConell summarizes research from Tanzania that questions the G8 default preference for private sector solutions in aid to agriculture.
And a couple of random videos to spice up your Monday morning. Sxxx online organizers say – I am doubly traumatized, because half is stuff I say, and I don’t even understand the other half ….. [h/t Martin Hall]
The dangers of texting – being eaten by a bear……. [h/t Grandiloquent Bloviator]