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Does Africa Need Our Outrage?

How do we ensure that international outrage on justice and rights issues is communicated and channelled more effectively, so as to provide vital moral and practical support for grass-roots activism?

The RSA and Aeon Magazine brings together a panel of expert commentators to debate the issue and to explore ways of encouraging a more positive, intelligently informed and productive international human rights discourse and engagement.

Speakers: Graeme Wood, contributing editor to The Atlantic: Peter Tatchell, renowned human rights and LGBT global justice campaigner and Dorcas Erskine, National Coordinator for the Poppy Project and former Head of Policy for ActionAid.

Chair: Brigid Hains, co-founder and editor of Aeon magazine and director of Touchstone Trust

Westjet viral video

How do you turn a sleepy boarding lounge into the North Pole in 60 seconds? On December 4, 2012, we decided to surprise 166 guests waiting to board a Calgary-Toronto red-eye flight with a little Christmas cheer. We invited elves, snowmen, carolers, sugar plum fairies, reindeer and Santa Claus, himself, to help us make this a memorable evening. Thanks to all our guests for joining in on the fun!

“Happy” by Pharrell Williams

“Happy,” which is featured on the upcoming soundtrack for the film Despicable 2, is just the latest in a series of recent interactive videos from high-profile artists. Earlier this week, Bob Dylan released a stunning video for his single “Like a Rolling Stone” — replete with lip-synching and channel-switching — and in September, Arcade Fire released a video that users can control with their smartphones.