April 01, 2013

Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa – in Comics Form

Remember the film “Kony 2012?”

The film went viral last year and put Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in the cross-hairs of millions of outraged citizens.

Well, a year later, Joseph Kony and his remaining believers are still somewhere in Central Africa, literally raping and pillaging as they go.

War correspondent David Axe wants to remind people that Kony is still out there.

Axe has written a graphic novel with illustrator Tim Hamilton, “Army of God: Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa,” to tell the story of the Lord’s Resistance Army.

The novel demonstrates why the show-and-tell nature of comics journalism works as a medium to talk about Joseph Kony and violence he has wrought.

 

 

April 01, 2013

NIU Father Pushes for National Victim Fund

The father of a Northern Illinois University student who was killed in a 2008 campus shooting is one of dozens of people working to convince the federal government to create a National Compassion Fund.


April 01, 2013

Immigration Deal At Hand, Focus Turns to Details

Big business and big labor have settled on a political framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers writing bipartisan legislation need to resolve the nitty-gritty — and keep their parties' political flanks mollified.


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