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Why Don’t We Care About Congo’s Dead?

What happens when millions of Africans die in a conflict in which some of the world’s most desired natural resources are at stake? Very little, it turns out.

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‘Climate Change Is Impacting People’s Lives, Now. Not at Some Time in the Future’

Some contrarian climate scientists have claimed that developing clean energy sources is unwise for these countries—insisting incorrectly that dirty energy is the future. Most of us are smarter than that.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 READ MORE



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Threats Abroad Make Gays Less Safe in the West

Eleanor Margolis, writing in New Statesman, argues that “every piece of homophobic legislation enacted by a foreign government has a knock-on effect on ours.”

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 READ MORE



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Homophobia: Africa’s Hottest Trend

It’s not just Uganda. The Democratic Republic of the Congo could become the 38th African country to ban homosexuality. A politician in Kenya, meanwhile, is demanding enforcement of a colonial law that criminalizes gay sex.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE


The Anti-Gay Law in Uganda and the Miracle of Denial

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How the West Was Wrong: Misunderstanding Uganda’s Gay Rights Crisis Makes It Worse

Uganda is one of the worst places to be gay, thanks to a law made more popular by well-intentioned activists who triggered fears of cultural imperialism and conversion.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE


Medea Benjamin on Her Egyptian Detention

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The CodePink co-founder tells us why Egypt thinks she’s a threat to national security. Also: Making sense of Ukraine, Uganda bans homosexuality, and the Advocate’s Matthew Breen on AIDS breakthroughs.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 READ MORE


Medea Benjamin on Her Egyptian Detention

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The Code Pink co-founder tells us why Egypt thinks she’s a threat to national security. Also: Making sense of Ukraine, Uganda bans homosexuality, and the Advocate’s Matthew Breen on AIDS breakthroughs.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 READ MORE



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Gays Aren’t the Only Ones in Danger in Uganda Thanks to Draconian Law

Ugandan women have said they’re being violently stripped on their country’s streets.

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 READ MORE



‘Gobbledygook’ Papers Flood Academia to Prove a Point

Three MIT students set out to expose how much crud gets accepted to scientific conferences; Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was swayed by so-called science to sign an anti-gay bill; meanwhile, Bitcoin may have some value beyond that of an online currency. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 READ MORE



Ugandan Anti-Gay Law Sparks Newspaper Exposé, Backlash from U.S. Lawmakers

In the aftermath of the passage of Uganda’s new law sanctioning severe penalties, including life in prison, for homosexual acts, a local newspaper printed a list of the country’s “Top 200 Homosexuals.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 READ MORE



Uganda’s Draconian Anti-Gay Law Spurs International Reactions

People around the world responded to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s new law that could impose life sentences on those who engage in gay sex. Click to the jump for a list of reactions.

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 READ MORE



LGBT Ugandans Face ‘Imprisonment for Life’ Thanks to New Law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni made homosexuality a crime Monday potentially punishable by life sentence.

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 READ MORE



Are Internet Providers Slowing Down Netflix on Purpose?

Verizon, Comcast and others are claiming slow streaming is due to congestion, but it may be a ploy to get users to pay for faster service; an international charity highlighted Syrian children’s needs with a heartwarming experiment; meanwhile, Uganda’s president signed a harsh anti-gay bill. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 READ MORE


And the Olympic Medal for the Most Homophobic Country in the World Goes To…

“The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart brings to our attention a lesser known competition happening concurrently with the Sochi Winter Olympics: the Homophobic Olympics. Can you guess who’s winning?

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE



Uganda’s President Blocks Controversial Anti-Homosexual Bill but Insists Gays Are ‘Abnormal’

President Yoweri Museveni hasn’t allowed a homophobic bill to go into effect while maintaining gay acts are “disgusting”; more and more Americans are buying e-reading devices as well as e-books; meanwhile, did a CNN journalist get high while on the job? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE



Single Payer Is the Only Way Health Care Will Be Affordable

The Affordable Care Act has proven that the private insurance model is too expensive and ineffective; 2013 ended the illusion of true democracy with NSA revelations; meanwhile, Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s new president, vows to provide free higher eduction to all her citizens. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Change Adds to East Africa’s Food Plight

Climate change poses a serious threat to farming in East Africa, a region that depends on agriculture and whose population is growing very fast.

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Q & A: ‘God Loves Uganda’

A gay filmmaker investigates how American Christians turned Uganda into arguably the most homophobic country on Earth.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE



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The U.S. Military and the Unraveling of Africa

A careful examination of the security situation in Africa suggests that it is in the process of becoming Ground Zero for a veritable terror diaspora set in motion in the wake of 9/11 that has only accelerated in the Obama years. U.S. “stability” operations in Africa have increased, militancy has spread, insurgent groups have proliferated and the continent has become more unsettled.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Green Berets on the Hunt for Kony

It seems the viral horde that spread the message of African warlord Joseph Kony got what it wanted, or maybe just had it all along. For about six months, U.S. Green Berets have been training and supporting soldiers in four nations on the hunt for the Lord’s Resistance Army leader.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Invisible Children Co-Founder Arrested on Suspicion of Public Drunkenness, Masturbation

The last couple of weeks have been eventful for the folks behind the Invisible Children charity, what with the near-instant worldwide fame that came from their “Kony 2012” viral video campaign and the ensuing backlash. Now a strange new development has occurred.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 READ MORE


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Former Child Soldier on Kony 2012: ‘Why Can’t They Preach Peace?’

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: We hear from two people living in northern Uganda, including one of Joseph Kony’s former abductees, about the viral #Kony2012 campaign. Also: Psychologist Francine Shapiro.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 READ MORE


Former Child Soldier on Kony 2012: ‘Why Can’t They Preach Peace?’

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: We hear from two people living in northern Uganda, including one of Joseph Kony’s former abductees, about the viral #Kony2012 campaign. Also: Psychologist Francine Shapiro.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 READ MORE



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A Letter From Uganda on #Kony2012

There is an evil man somewhere in Africa waging a brutal war for absolutely no reason. The biggest problem is that no one knows about him. But if “we” spread the word and pressure the U.S. for military assistance, then by the end of this year “we” can capture Kony and end this horror. Where do I even begin?

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 READ MORE


Kony Cops an Internet Campaign

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Joseph Kony and the ‘Visible Children’

Updated Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony has forced more than 60,000 kidnapped children to kill for him. Nonprofit crusaders Invisible Children say they’ll stop him, but the group has its own problems.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama Sending U.S. Troops to Uganda

President Obama announced Friday that he has ordered a “small number” of combat-ready U.S. soldiers—somewhere around 100, the BBC says—to help local forces in Uganda fight the Lord’s Resistance Army and its internationally wanted leader, Joseph Kony. (more)

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 READ MORE



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Uganda Weighing Life Imprisonment for Gays

Legislation that critics call the “Kill the Gays” law is under deliberation by a Ugandan parliament committee. It could make homosexual acts punishable by life in prison and add penalties for those who “aid and abet” homosexual activity.

Posted on May 10, 2011 READ MORE



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Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Beaten to Death

David Kato, a 43-year-old gay rights activist (above, right) in Uganda, was murdered in his home near Kampala on Wednesday, less than four months after his picture was published in a Ugandan tabloid under the words “Hang Them” in a story about gays “recruiting” local schoolchildren.

Posted on Jan 27, 2011 READ MORE



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Ugandan Paper Stirs Gay Witch Hunt

In a horrific witch hunt, violent assaults against gays have followed publication in an Ugandan newspaper of an article headlined “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak.” The paper, called “Rolling Stone,” said it plans to continue to publish the names of gay individuals.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010 READ MORE



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African Summit on Somalia Kicks Off

African leaders from 53 countries began meeting Sunday in Uganda for an African Union summit about the recent attacks by Al-Shabab fighters. Those attacks, which killed at least 74 people earlier this month, were said to be a reaction to the killing of several Somalians by African Union peacekeepers.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010 READ MORE


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Obama Slams Uganda’s ‘Odious’ Anti-Gay Bill

The U.S. may still have a long way to go in terms of securing the civil rights of its GLBTQ citizens, but in some other parts of the world, such as Uganda, institutionalized homophobia threatens to take a deadly form. President Barack Obama spoke out Thursday against anti-homosexual legislation currently under consideration in the African country, calling the bill “odious.”

Posted on Feb 4, 2010 READ MORE


Uganda School Fire Kills 21

Foul play may have caused a fire Monday night or Tuesday morning in a dormitory building in Uganda that killed 19 girls and two adults. The doors to the dorm were reportedly locked from the outside.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008 READ MORE


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AIDS Rises With Abstinence Push

HIV infection rates were dropping for a decade in Uganda until that country began emphasizing abstinence over condom use—like in Bush & Co.‘s Bible-based, sexually prudish mandates. HIV rates are now on the rise again.

  • Don’t bother Bush with facts; his mind is made up.

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