Extra, Extra: Now Trending—Kony 2012, David Beckham, and the Toronto Cyclists Union
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Extra, Extra: Now Trending—Kony 2012, David Beckham, and the Toronto Cyclists Union

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  • The Kony 2012 campaign continues its to go viral. Launched Monday and organized by a group called Invisible Children, the campaign centres on a video that calls attention to the crimes of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. The head of the Lord’s Resistance Army is most notorious for capturing more than 60,000 children and forcing them to become soldiers. Not everyone thinks this most recent campaign is helping, though.
  • TFC fans are…well, excited would be an understandment. David Beckham and the LA Galaxy are in town for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Champions League quarterfinals; tonight’s match will be the highlight of the soccer year in Toronto. TFC moved from their regular home at BMO Field to the Rogers Centre to accomodate an expected 45,000 fans. (We will lose, badly, and nobody will mind.)
  • Congrats to the Toronto Cyclists Union, which hit the 2,000-member mark yesterday—twice where it was at a year ago.
  • On the east side of Roncesvalles is a hundred-year-old, four-storey-tall maple tree. Some local residents have nominated it for designation under the Ontario Heritage Tree Program, and they’ve made this fun little video to explain why.

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