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Sarah Lazare and John Wesley Jones


Marketing Agency, Branding Hope: War, Kony, and "Three Cups of Tea"

[“Three Cups of Tea” co-author Greg Mortenson shows the locations of future village schools to U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in July 2009. Photo by Chad J. McNeeley/AP.]

October seventh marked the eleventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, making it by far the longest war in US history. The date passed with little public fanfare. Despite vibrant and unprecedented US and global anti-war movements, as well as broad public opposition within the United States, open-ended war has become the backdrop to US society: it is no longer front-page news.  Yet on this somber anniversary, the media was abuzz with Oprah Winfrey’s ...

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Sarah Lazare and John Wesley Jones


Sarah Lazare is a writer and anti-war, anti-militarist organizer with  The Civilian-Soldier Alliance and  War Times. She is also a Master's student in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

John Wesley Jones studies Philosophy of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is particularly interested in American Pragmatism and the Black Diaspora.