Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Today Mother Jones is giving the Internet the gift of Adam Hochschild’s amazing Congo piece, from the March/April issue, about how what we buy makes Congo so f'ed, along with an accompanying slideshow from photographer Marcus Bleasdale. For even more of his pictures, which are invariably haunting, or gorgeous, or both, and for a description of what Bleasdale saw in his own words, check out this dispatch:
Then, before you wholly descend into a pit of despair, listen to a Human Rights Watch senior researcher break down, in just two minutes, how other nations can help curb the carnage.