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The Six Degrees of…George Clooney

George Clooney’s arrest for protesting against violence in Sudan has prompted Kipp to look out who might bail him out. Would Jordan’s Queen or Azerbaijan’s First Lady do it?

March 18, 2012 4:32 by

George Clooney

This March, there were several activists, Amnesty International supporters and a number of members of the US Congress that were arrested outside Sudan’s embassy in Washington DC, USA. But one person stood out in that particular protest against violence in Sudan. That activist is Hollywood icon George Clooney. The actor, who was arrested with his father, Nick Clooney, used the incarceration as an opportunity to bring awareness to the “man-made” starvation and violence inflicted on hundreds of South Sudanese residents.

The 50-year old is not a new advocate of humanitarian causes. He is involved in a number of charitable organization, including Not On Our Watch and been a staunch advocate of a resolution to the Darfur conflict.

Aside from aspirations of bringing resolve to Africa, Clooney has also highlighted a number of Middle East conflicts. During his visit to the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2007, Clooney said he sees his visits as a step towards strengthening Arab/US relations. He attended the premiere of his movie Micheal Clayton at DIFF, which at the time was being chaired by…

 

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1 Comment

  1. Peter Moszynski on March 18, 2012 4:54 pm

    The crisis about which Clooney et al have been protesting is in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, not South Sudan, which became independent last July. The problem is that the Nuba have been left in the hands of northern Sudan, whose government has already committed genocide in Darfur.

     

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