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Economic Hitman- Animated

An animated interview of John Perkins, author of ‘HoodWinked’ and ‘Confessions Of An Economic Hitman’

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Kony 2012 rakes in millions

Invisible Children’s accounts show it is a cash rich operation, which more than tripled its income to $9m (£5.68m) in 2011, mainly from personal donations. Of this, nearly 25% was spent on travel and film-making. Most of the money raised has been spent in the US. The accounts show $1.7m went on US employee salaries, $850,000 in film production costs, $244,000 in “professional services” -– thought to be Washington lobbyists –- and $1.07m in travel expenses. Nearly $400,000 was spent on offices in San Diego.

How does Invisible Children plan on spending the money they’ve raised from the Kony 2012 video? Russell hasn’t said (and oddly, no interviewer asked him). Because he’s all about the cause, bro. He actually told GOOD magazine that his ultimate goal is to “disseminate” the Kony ideology “to a hungry, millennial, global-minded youth” and that “Our films weren’t made to be scrutinized by the Guardian.”

“The truth about Invisible Children is that we are not an aid organization, and we don’t intend to be. I think people think we’re over there delivering shoes or food. But we are an advocacy and awareness organization.”

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