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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Joanna on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 11:46

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by socimar on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 11:48

This the Washington Post of Today. Click the link http://www.washingtonpost.com/todays_paper
and click the Style Section (C1, C2, C3 and C4) for everything you need to know about the dinner. On C4 there is a small article regarding the event of tomorrow, apparently George is going to protest with a group in front of the Sudanese embassy. You can enlarge the page or click on "Download as PDF" and the screen will be super big so you can read better (you don't have to save it). Also on the main section, go to A10 where there is an article regarding yesterday.
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by it's me on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 12:35

so
there
he need
the same guard
as in Sudan


I guess he will
take all care he can


ALL CARE HE CAN
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Pari on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 18:53

Was trying to find a thread on George's visit to Sudan...??? Sorry... unable to locate...

I guess... he did what he is BEST at... in Sudan... bringing it back in focus... IT will be wrong for us to EXPECT him to resolve it or any other crisis (like some think --- OIL) from it... IT might even be better for him to simply put his findings out... instead of suggesting THE WAY out... Because diplomacy has a different run / networking... and their interlocks need not necessarily be made known to all...

Kudos though George once again cheers
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Post by Joanna on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 19:39

Pari...are you in Bangalore ? I'm reading a novel set there...
"Exotic Marigold Hotel." It's interesting and fun.
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Joanna on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 19:43

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/03/clooney-lobbies-obama-and-chinese-on-sudan/1#.T2JGhZgaO20


Mar 15, 2012
Clooney lobbies Obama (and Chinese) on Sudan
By David Jackson, USA TODAY
Updated 2m ago

CAPTIONBy Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP

Actor/activist George Clooney visited the White House today and made a little news: President Obama will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao later this month and one of their topics will be efforts to help stop violence on the border of Sudan and South Sudan.

"The good news is we feel like there is a commitment at a very high level," Clooney told reporters after meeting with Obama.

The White House hasn't made any announcements on a China meeting, but Obama is traveling to Seoul in late March for a summit on nuclear weapons; a meeting between Obama and Hu in South Korea would not be a shock.

China has declined to get involved in the Sudan dispute, but Clooney said there is now a "window of opportunity:"
The violence in Sudan is cutting off some of China's oil supply.

"Suddenly, this affects their economy," Clooney said.
"This is a moment we can appeal to China."

Clooney -- who attended last night's White House dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron -- has also been on Capitol Hill lobbying for increased diplomatic and economic pressure on the Sudan government to stop attacks on citizens of the newly created South Sudan.

He is not advocating "any form of military involvement," Clooney said. "This is something we have to do diplomatically."

Clooney appeared at the White House along with John Prendergast, co-founder of the advocacy group the Enough Project. They have developed film of what they call war crimes by the Sudanese.

"This is evidence that will be compiled and used against them ... if they are ever brought to trial," Clooney said.


The Associated Press reported on Clooney's recent congressional testimony:

George Clooney used his Hollywood celebrity Wednesday to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in the volatile border area between Sudan and South Sudan, offering a firsthand account of the suffering as thousands are forced to take refuge in caves because of daily aerial bombardments.

"What you see is a constant drip of fear," the actor and human rights activist told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Just back from an eight-day trip to the region, Clooney described a secret, six-hour trip across the border to the Nuba Mountains, with rocket attacks, death and destruction. He recalled how a 9-year-old boy had his hands blown off.

Teamed with John Prendergast, co-founder of the advocacy group the Enough Project, Clooney made a film that captured the images of crimes against humanity.

The four-minute video showed refugees in caves, the boy with bloody arms and a woman marked by her wounds. In the final image, Clooney stood above what appeared to be a dead man splayed on the ground.

See photos of: Barack Obama, George Clooney
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Joanna on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 19:51

George is quoted....

"You feel an enormous, enormous sense of responsibility," he said. "We're only successful as a human race by how we look out for the people who can't look out for themselves."

Read more:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/george-clooney-i-fled-missiles-16131052.html#ixzz1pDVK8W00
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Astras on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 20:21

Joanna wrote:George is quoted....

"You feel an enormous, enormous sense of responsibility," he said. "We're only successful as a human race by how we look out for the people who can't look out for themselves."

Read more:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/george-clooney-i-fled-missiles-16131052.html#ixzz1pDVK8W00

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by lelacorb on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 20:30

I'm thinking that George's life could be at risk because he has dared to say too much!
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Joanna on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 20:37

Yes I keep thinking about that too.
There are some weird people about these days.
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Post by it's me on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:18

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by it's me on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:22

lelacorb wrote:I'm thinking that George's life could be at risk because he has dared to say too much!

I guess almost from the beginning
me too

even if SO PROUD

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Vi on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:35

proud ? yes

but I'm afraid

and this pic ? he looks veryvery tired

especially his eyes

nite

one bigbig hug ama

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by it's me on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:38

right
he needs rest

rest rest rest
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Maggy on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:38

it's me wrote:
lelacorb wrote:I'm thinking that George's life could be at risk because he has dared to say too much!

I guess almost from the beginning
me too

even if SO PROUD


I love that picture of George, IM.

I think George will be fine. If something were to happened to George
people would speculate and not leave a stone unturned.
With that fear in mind people would think twice about doing something to him. (I hope)
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by it's me on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:40

'too big to...'


I know
I also think so

I need to think like that


but only half of my brain thinks like that


the other half....


anyway thanks
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Maggy on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:47

Then other half of the brain needs to wake up or rest Laughing

and stop being scare. People love George
and no one would just sit and let something happen to him. I love you


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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by it's me on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:50

I so much hope so!!!!

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Maggy on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 21:52

Love5 love you, IM
bye
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by silly girl on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 22:28

A bit of video with reporters after meeting with President Obama:


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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Katiedot on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 22:32

George on Hardball (thanks to Henway and j for the find):

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Katiedot on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 22:32

And this was him addressing the Senate (I believe)

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Lakin460 on Thu 15 Mar 2012, 22:54

As I watch these videos, I am impressed with their strategy in appealing for attention to this issue. it is a realistic approach in an time of 'misery fatigue' as George puts it. They're not demanding precedence, but acknowledge the glut of global need in varying parts of the world. By pointing to windows of opportunity which optimize action, they make humanitarian aid to the Sudan not only doable, but logical and reasonable. It is an endearing appeal and a very well thought out and mature approach. They raise the bar as activists, IMO.
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by party animal - not! on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 00:09

Couldn't agree with you more, Lakin460. So well put.

Their timing for this is impeccable, and timely, given that the rainy season is just a few weeks away, when the possibilities for bombing, starving out, and driving out the population couldn't be at a more dangerous level. Given the news that they have delivered, the action that is clearly necessary needs a bit of an 'urgent' sticker on it!


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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Lakin460 on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 00:26

High Five, party anima!l
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by melbert on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 00:45

I am so proud of George and John and do wish them safety. And many, many thanks for all the videos and links. You guys ROCK!!!
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by silly girl on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 02:12

Ok so the woman with GC walking into the dinner was Under Secretary for Civilian Security Maria Otero


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Post by silly girl on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 02:13

Ok so the woman with GC walking into the dinner was Under Secretary for Civilian Security Maria Otero, I made a mistake earlier....




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Post by LornaDoone on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 02:28

Another article about his DC visit? Not sure if already posted:

George Clooney meets with Obama, rules out higher office … for now?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/george-clooney-meets-obama-rules-higher-office-now-213449750.html

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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by it's me on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 06:27

arrested!?
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by macs on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 07:33

hope this wasn't posted yet (didn't see it, but could have missed something)...

http://www.cfr.org/sudan/darryl-g-behrman-lecture-africa-policy-trip-report-sudan/p27653

video here : http://www.cfr.org/sudan/darryl-g-behrman-lecture-africa-policy-trip-report-sudan-video/p27637

actually I edited, it's a one hour long panel... but I wasn't sure given the copyright terms of use they actually allowed to embed to another site, so I took the video out to be safe. Katiedot, you probably understand those things better so you tell me if I do something wrong

Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy: A Trip Report: Sudan (Video)
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Speakers: George Clooney, Cofounder, Satellite Sentinel Project
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Andudu Adam Elnail, Anglican Bishop, Kadugli, Sudan
Omer Ismail, Sudanese Activist on Darfur; Senior Adviser, Enough Project
Presider: Ann Curry, Co-anchor, Today, NBC News
March 13, 2012

Clooney and John Prendergast assess the in-country situation in the year since southern Sudan's independence referendum, with Andudu Adam Elnail, Anglican bishop of Kadugli, Sudan, and Omer Ismail, Darfur activist and senior adviser at the Enough Project.
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by Dexterdidit on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 07:52

I'm so glad George and John are getting all this attention. No one can say he isn't shining a light on these issues! He is working very hard to get people to really see and understand what is happening.
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Re: George Clooney expected in Washington, DC on Wednesday

Post by watching on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 10:36

From the article that Joanne posted:

Just back from an eight-day trip to the region, Clooney described a secret, six-hour trip across the border to the Nuba Mountains, with rocket attacks, death and destruction.

He was on an 8 day trip to the region and we only knew about it at the tail end of the trip when he was basically on his way home. Things can be done quietly and without the paps covering every single second of your life if you so desire - you just can't have a twitter account, have a PR based relationshiop and can't be in the middle of an Oscars campaign.

So timeline wise, I guess that means he flew out basically straight after the Prop 8 play.
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Post by it's me on Fri 16 Mar 2012, 12:24

but someone saw them
there

no?
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Post by silly girl on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 02:31

Was just flipping through TV ....happened on Charlie Rose just when his interview with GC and JP is on....how nice....taped....oh checked the video on Youtube and it is over 104, 000 views...not bad.

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Post by it's me on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 06:01

not bad
and it will be better
now
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Post by Pari on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 08:17

Joanna wrote:Pari...are you in Bangalore ? I'm reading a novel set there...
"Exotic Marigold Hotel." It's interesting and fun.

Ooooops!!! Sorry I did not answer this before Joanna... Yes sure... I live in Bangalore Smile On your reading... "enjoy maadi" (is joyfully saying "enjoy yourself" - in Kannada, one of our languages here:)
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Post by Joanna on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 10:52

Enjoy maadi to you too Pari.

The book is good and the film
of the book is now out too.
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Post by Astras on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 02:13

Reviving the thread because the idea of George in Washington doing some serious big boy stuff makes me all tingly. Photos of G out and about in D.C.:

Meeting with Sen. John Kerry













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Post by Maggy on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 02:52

Those are really nice pictures of George.
Thanks, Astras!
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Post by Vi on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 05:56

one cuticle pic <3
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Post by it's me on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 09:37

more than one
hon
I saw....
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Post by it's me on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 09:38

thank you very much! Hug1
amazing pics
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Post by melbert on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 15:19

great b/w pics Astras!
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Post by laetval on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 15:36

United States President Barack Obama meets with, from left: John Prendergast, activist and Enough Project co-founder; Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan; and George Clooney, in the Oval Office, March 15, 2012. .Mandatory Credit: Pete Souza - White House via CNP

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Post by melbert on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 15:46

I don't remember seeing that pic posted Laetval. Great find! Thank you!
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Post by blubelle on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 17:10

Jacket off, tie loosened, gesturing to make a point, the man is amazing. YUM!!
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Post by Astras on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 20:32

Yum indeed! Nice photo laevtal.













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Post by laetval on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 20:40

Nice pics too Astras, love the black & white Wink
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Post by it's me on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 21:22

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