Clooneys Stand For Sudanese Rights, Human Rights!

March 17, 2012 at 12:27 AM (current news, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)


Washington, D.C. was where a politicized public protest occurred today.  Human rights leaders, religious speakers, and members of government all gathered to continue speaking out about the inhumanity that is currently occurring within Sudan.  This African nation is making international headlines because of the ongoing torment and torture of it’s people.

It was during the 1990’s when the situation of excessive public torment within Sudan became publicized, generally and globally.  Internal fighting within this nation has occurred for centuries, though major civil strife began during the mid 1950’s, while continuing into today.  A second major civil war began during 1983, which lead to the division of the nation into Sudan and South Sudan.

Sudan prime is making continued news because of the ongoing internal strife that it is experiencing.  The nation’s President, Omar al-Bashir, faces charges by The International Criminal Court, which is formally indicting him as a war criminal.  President al-Bashir and Sudanese Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein are being depicted as the leaders of an ethnic cleansing process.  This tragedy is the focal point of an extensive civil war that has been identified as between Christians of South Sudan and Muslims of Sudan prime.

United States cinematic celebrity George Clooney has presented himself as a spokesperson against the torture that is occurring within this area of Africa.  Clooney has been outspoken in attempts to publicize the internal torture of Sudanese people, focusing on the harrowing cruelty being inflicted upon children.  As images are being presented to the public of Sudanese children being dismembered by bombs and bullets, Clooney made public statements outside of the Sudanese embassy at Washington, D.C..

The violence within Sudan has been occurring for decades, while attracting full global attention during the 1990’s.  At that point the government faction called The National Islamic Front took control of the nation.   This group proceeded to dictate over Sudan, while leading multitudes of abusive and violent actions against the nation’s population.  The increasing issues of cruelty lead to reports of slavery and genocide, prompting world leaders to take actions for stopping what has been happening.

George Clooney has expressed that The United States should be concerned about what is happening within Sudan because of oil.  Major deposits of oil are located within South Sudan, and the leaders of Sudan want to claim these deposits.  Sudan prime is where the oil refineries are located, which are needed to purify the oil for sale and shipment to the rest of the world.  Yet, as the actual oil is within South Sudan, both nations, controlled by separate ethnic factions, are in the midst of feuding for whom will be able to claim the deposits as their own.

Clooney met with President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, after presenting testimony to The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  It was this past Wednesday when the actor and activist spoke to government officials about the levels of torture and cruelty occurring within Sudan, as babies and children are being slaughtered, while many world nations continue to communicate to this nation for oil negotiations.

Earlier today (Friday), George Clooney and his father, Nick Clooney, were arrested outside of the Sudanese embassy building at Washington, D.C..  In more of a public statement that was meant to shed light on an ongoing situation of torment than a criminal action, the Clooneys spoke of their recent journey to Sudan.  While on this trip, the men witnessed bombs being dropped from airplanes onto people, along with children being dismembered and scorched by these attacks.  George Clooney’s public protest outside of the Sudanese embassy lead to his arrest because he was cited for the disorderly crossing of a police line!

George Clooney, Nick Clooney, Jim Moran

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/us/washington-clooney-arrest/index.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/video/video-george-clooney-arrested-at-dc-protest/article2371703/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A+RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2371703

http://www.usafricaonline.com/sudanusafrica.html

http://ochairball.blogspot.com/2012/03/clooney-links-ethnic-cleansing-in-sudan.html

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/opinion/avlon-clooney-sudan/index.html?hpt=op_t1

http://www.examiner.com/…/nick-clooney…arrested-washington-d-c

http://www.pcmag.com.article2/o,2817,2388350,00.asp

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