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Prendergast on Larry King’s Blog

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Prendergast on Larry King’s Blog

Posted by Laura Heaton on June 2, 2009

As a preview to tonight’s episode of Larry King Live, Enough’s John Prendergast wrote a guest post for Larry King’s blog. Tonight’s show will feature the filmmakers and co-founders of Invisible Children, Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey, and Laren Poole, along with musician and activist Pete Wentz of the band Fall Out Boy. The team of activists will talk with Larry King about their work to raise awareness about Africa’s longest-running conflict, spurred by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. Led by a vicious megalomaniac Joseph Kony, the LRA is infamous for its brutal tactics, which include abductions, child soldiering, and sexual slavery. The 20-year history of the horror wrought by the LRA through out Central Africa is devastating, and the massacres continue to this day.

But as Prendergast describes in his blog post, ending the violence is possible, if countries like the United States make a concerted effort to stop Joseph Kony. As Prendergast emphasizes – and tonight’s show will surely make clear – it is critical that activists pressure their leaders into action.

The great news is that there is a solution. With an effective counter-insurgency strategy focused on apprehending Kony or  otherwise removing him from the battlefield, an end could be reached to this real life horror film. (…) There is an answer to one of the world’s worst human rights tragedies, and we can all be part of the solution.

The show airs at 9pm EST. Check it out.