Burghardt

Updated version of a post first published on HBCUBuzz

When used properly, Twitter can be a great vehicle for social and political movements. Usually it is full of Bieber fanatics ranting about their idol or another fake celebrity death, but a little under a month ago,  there was a trending topic uniting all of Twitter for one common goal:

#StopJosephKony.

For those who don’t know, Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a militant Christian group founded in 1987 to overthrow the government in Uganda through terrorism. Their goal is to govern the people by the Ten Commandments.

The LRA’s objectives are as follows:

a) To remove dictatorship and stop the oppression of our people.

b) To fight for the immediate restoration of competitive multiparty democracy in Uganda.

c) To see and end to gross violation of human rights and dignity of Ugandans.

d) To ensure the…

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