read / the past seven days

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  • KONY 2012 Sequel to launch this week (Mashable)
    “Non-profit Invisible Children announced it would release a sequel to KONY 2012, the most viral video in Internet history, later this week… KONY 2012 Part II promises to go more in-depth about the intricacies of the conflict in Uganda, responding to critics of the film who say the organization distorted and simplified realities about Joseph Kony and the LRA.”
  • Tibetan immolations, largely unnoticed, among history’s biggest waves of suicide-by-fire (Washington Post)
    Dozens of Tibetans have set themselves on fire over the past year to protest Chinese rule, sometimes drinking kerosene to make the flames explode from within, in one of the biggest waves of political self-immolations in recent history. But the stunning protests are going largely unnoticed in the wider world  due in part to a smothering Chinese security crackdown in the region that prevents journalists from covering them.” 
  • Titanic Voyage Twitter feed (History Press)
    The History Press has launched a Twitter feed @TitanicRealTime that tracks the Titanic’s progress ‘as if from on board the ship itself,’ en route to it colliding with an iceberg and, as a result, sinking to the bottom of the Atlantic. The feed commemorates the 100th anniversary, on April 15, of the doomed ocean liner’s only voyage.
  • Kevin Smith: ‘I haven’t taken my shirt off since I was nine’ (Guardian)
    “Weight has always been an issue. Two years ago it all came to a head when I was thrown off a flight by Southwest Airlines for being “too fat”. The airline suggested I was too big for one seat and that I needed two. Now, I’m the first to admit I’m fat, but I’m not that fat and never have been. Astonishingly, for three awful days, it became the world’s biggest story.”
  • Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1 360 Acre Forest (Treehugger)
    “A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife… the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.”

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