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October 15, 2010

ICYMI: Actor & Activist George Clooney

Posted: 10:01 AM ET
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Shelby   October 14th, 2010 1:06 pm ET

I respect the people like George Clooney who try to make things better for the world, but I always question why go out of the United States to do humanitarian work? There is too much suffering here at home.


yonas   October 14th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

god bless u georg


Deng   October 14th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

George Clooney will bring attention to problem of Sudan.


Barb   October 14th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

George Clooney is an admirable man. He has always fought hard for those in the world in countries where civil liberties are not what we in Canada (where I live) and the USA can imagine living without. I applaud him for his dedication and, as a continent where we have so much, I think we should become more aware. Yes, we have problems, economical, social, but we have so many riches while so many don't. He is bringing a very real and scary situation to light and I think we should all take notice


David Glenn   October 14th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

To say the vote is for indepndence is misleading,this is a referandum for people to decide whether to remain united or separate.
Independence gives the impression that the South is a colony which is not the case,and we should be objective.
Mr.Prendergast is an avowed anti-Sudan Government element,and cannot be objective,advocating a neo-com,christian right agenda.
As for Mr.Clooney ,I believe,that deep in his conscious,he knows what objectives he is advancing.


Marcus Garvey   October 14th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Thank you John and George, on behalf of all the Beautiful Black people on the planet Earth, for what you are doing to help our people.

MG


Joe   October 14th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Just went to his "sudanaction.org", and found no link to write the letter he wanted. I think it is a great cause, we are all part of the human race, right?


Amy Castle   October 14th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

George and John Prendergast mentioned that there is a link to send our support by way of email to the White House on sudanaction.org but I found no link on this site. I'd appreciate updated info to so that I can send my verbal support to the President.


Meedo   October 14th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

To both John Prendergast and George Clooney
Is secession of the South the right answer to the problem in Sudan,if you believe that there is a problem in Khartoum?
It is well known that the Governemtn in Khartoum is not popular even in the North,are'nt you taking sides here,saving one third of the population may be,but what about the rest?
If as John says,he is for a long term domcratic change in Sudan,then why support the secession of the South?


Mohamed   October 14th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

Thanks to the activists George and Prendergast. In fact what the two gentlemen have said is true and accurate. I am from Sudan and I know what is happening there. southern Sudanese have the right to vote for their Independence. they are only to decide whether to secede from the central government or to stay united, that is their decision under the comprehensive peace agreement and there is no doubt most of them will vote for independence. because both sides southern Sudan and Northern Sudan governments do not make the unity of Sudan attractive, therefore they will vote for their freedom. if I were from South Sudan I would vote for independence' "they can not live as second class citizens"
basically the Sudan will end up with three small Separate countries. and they are Southern Sudan Central Sudan and western Sudan which is Darfur.


Diana Morales   October 14th, 2010 11:21 pm ET

I also checked out the Sudanaction.org. I did not find the e-mail link.
Good work George and John.
god bless.


stacy   October 15th, 2010 12:42 am ET

Mr.Clooney,I just want to think you for bringing more awareness to what is going on over there and hope things will work out for them. But what I don't understand that more athletes don't get involved in these things. They could do alot by having a voice and they make good money. Why don't the NBA,NFL and NHL should and could get involved, because without us as fan it would not be them. All of theses different games they pay oversee they need to give back to these people in need.


Patricia Scotti   October 15th, 2010 12:53 am ET

George Clooney says to write send an e-mail regarding my support for their help in the Sudan. How can I help. America needs to step up.


Patrica Hancock   October 15th, 2010 12:54 am ET

I too cannot find the link. I admire your dedication and efforts to bring peace to the sudan but, we must be careful not to take control of another country and think that everything must be done our way. We all have seen this happen. I know the situation is horrible and so devastating in Darfur.
I do hope that we as individuals can find your link and do something positive without causing more conflict.


pbsd2010   October 15th, 2010 12:56 am ET

George Clooney would do more help if he used his fame in bringing aid to Sudan through the UN!!


Ben   October 15th, 2010 1:04 am ET

To both John Prendergast and George Clooney, I personally thank you very much for what you are doing in the motherland AFRICA. And you are absolutely right, if we don't take action now then this situation can turn into a bloody war. Developed countries such as U.S.A, Britain and many other countries need to take an act and bring a solution to solved this matter before it ends in a bigger Genocide like then Rowanda, Congo and the Darfur.


Abdel Bashir   October 15th, 2010 2:59 am ET

I think George Cloney intentions are good. Unfortunately, Mr. Cloney is misinformed and his advocacy for separation of South Sudan will bring war not peace. All the militias in Sudan including SPLA, who the current and future rulers of Southern Sudan are involved in crimes against humanity and war crimes. Separation of the South will bring war between the different tribes in the south because Dinka tribe dominates the SPLA militia who will rule the South. Moreover, there will be war with the north over borders and oil revenues. Mr. Cloney is mistaken in the belief that putting pressure on the Sudanese Dictator will prevent war. The dictator will not be able to control the tribes that live in these areas, even if he wanted to, and these tribes will not recognize these borders and military conflicts at the border will ultimately lead to full blown war between the north and south. There are hundreds of tribes in the Sudan. If the South were to get independence, what about Darftur, what about the eastern part of Sudan, there are tribes that want independence there too. The Solution of the problems of Sudan is for the Sudanese and the International community to push for a Sudan that is democratic, secular, with a constitution that similar to USA. Also all individuals who are involved in war crimes should be brought to justice including the dictator of Sudan, as well as members of SPLA, and other militias in Sudan. The differences between Sudanese are minute compared the differences between people in USA for example. Sudanese from different tribes live in peace and harmony in USA and other western countries proving that the problems of Sudan are due to the lack of rule of law and that there is no democratic secular government in Sudan. There are a lot of good Sudanese inside and outside Sudan who are advocating peacefully for Solutions for the problems of Sudan. Unfortunately, Mr. George Cloney, the USA administration, and other western powers are talking, listening, and adopting the view points of militia leaders rather than Sudanese civilians who are peacefully advocating for change in Sudan. This will lead to more people taking arms in Sudan as they see that starting a military conflict will bring power, money, and recognition.


Atem   October 15th, 2010 3:20 am ET

Thanks to you both George and John. definitley things are not going well now the Khartoum regime wants to burn down apeace agreement. God bless United States of America.


HelloHello   October 15th, 2010 3:43 am ET

Mr George Clooney should go to Kashmir and invest some of his time in real issues. Just to mention that there is a separation movement in Kashmir as well which is never covered by US media.
There are more people to speak for sudany separatists so Mr George Clooney needs to disclose the Human right violations in Kashmir by indian army.
Or Mr George Clooney has his hidden agenda behind this media campaign.


HelloHello   October 15th, 2010 3:45 am ET

Mr George Clooney should go to Kashmir and invest some of his time in real issues. Just to mention that there is a separation movement in Kashmir as well which is never covered by US media.


HelloHello   October 15th, 2010 3:46 am ET

Separation is not good ...........like Separation of Kashmir


HelloHello   October 15th, 2010 3:46 am ET

Separation is not good ...........


Leslee   October 15th, 2010 9:31 am ET

I watched Larry King last night and was very anxious to respond by finding the link Mr. Clooney mentioned. I am at the website, but can't find a link to the form. Could you let the public know how to access this form to send to Washington?

Thanks very much.

Leslee


Kathy   October 15th, 2010 10:31 am ET

Went to sudanaction.org and could not find letter to send to our policy makers. Could not find much on call to action. Sent email to While House instead. Can't find link on Larry King website either.


Jeff Arlington   October 15th, 2010 10:55 am ET

Thanks to Larry King Live, John & George, I too was motivated to send an e-mail in support of the Sudanese people. Could'nt find the link. Please forward it if you have it. Thanks, Jeff A.


Angie   October 15th, 2010 11:48 am ET

Doesn't anyone remember that Collen Powell and Cheney with Rumsfeld were at odds about Sudan and Darfur, the massacre of farmers for the mineral on their lands which is used in manufacturing of computer and electronic chips and the Genocide of the people, rapes of the women and girls were left alive to suffer the humiliation of carrying the rapist child.

Powell on Sept 9 2004 called it a Genocide and wanted the Bush administration to do something, anything to put pressure on the Sudan government to stop the mass killings which was done according to ethnicity.

After his pleas were pushed aside by Rumsfeld and Cheney, Powell announced his resignation on November 14 2004 after being asked to resign. Since then the hypocrite lying Republicans have tried to blame Powell for everything that the Bush Administration did wrong, even for the Iraq war. But the people are NOT stupid.


monique   October 15th, 2010 11:54 am ET

the website is: sudanactionnow.org


Sabet   October 15th, 2010 6:08 pm ET

I am here in the US from Sudan asking churches to pray for South Sudan, because of the referendum, I can only reach handful, but George did the same thing I am trying and all the US is listening, I admire him using his talents and privileges to make things better not for the US only but even South Sudan, so American please email and text your senators to hold government like Khartoum accountable.


Ted   October 16th, 2010 9:31 am ET

@ Abdel Bashir

Our Dept. of State should listen to you, because they have very little knowledge of anything outside Superman, Mickey Mouse and Family man.
Our emisaries and the press get their "hot" information sitting at the bar in luxuary hotels from other emissaries and reporters. They don´t speak the language and are scared to journey into the troubled areas.
Just like the "inbedded" reporters in Iraq, they see what the Army wants them to see and write what they are told to do.

Splitting up countries are no solutions, look at Yugoslavia, six new countries at eachothers throath, hating their old neighbours.
We must get those who stir up troubles and put them against the wall.


Patricia   October 16th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

Cannot find email link to send support . Will try sending to White House directly.


terry drymon   October 17th, 2010 12:38 am ET

anything we can do to stop violence in the world..espically now we must do it


Linda Ramsey   October 17th, 2010 2:19 am ET

Today I was priviledged to hear one of the "Lost Boys of the Sudan" speak at my church. What has happened & is about to happen again in the Sudan is unexceptable. It can be stopped now & without violence. But, we must let America's leaders know this is what we want.


Tio Tiya   October 17th, 2010 2:57 am ET

Supber job for both of you, George and John. The suffering of the people in George and John I salute you for your superb job. The suffering of the people in Sudan is enormous. It really takes people like you to speak out for the victims of dictatorship. I liked it when George said he represent the “volume” to get the voices of those suffering human-beings out loud enough for the world not only to hear but to listen. I support the independence of the South because the Southerners have suffered a great deal. However, measures must be taken to prevent Khartoum from destabilizing the South or any part of the country because there so many hot spots out there. Buffer zones need to be created along the border areas. If those measures are implemented, both people in the South and North will enjoy freedom to improve themselves through development rather than fighting for the government elites.
I support your efforts in that hot spot.


Johanna   October 17th, 2010 3:37 pm ET

Patricia, you can do it here sudanactionnow.com


Jerjol   October 18th, 2010 2:29 pm ET

Why cant America go over to Sudan and BULLY that government to do as they want.

Stop bullying South Sudan and bully Ethiopia instead, that;s what America would do, because Ethiopia is a very weak country, no problems with bullying them.


aj   October 19th, 2010 6:44 pm ET

Doesn’t any one see a pattern with the United States every time there is oil some where the United States tries to get involved?


Vernon Pillay   October 22nd, 2010 5:26 am ET

Larry I strongly suggest George Clooney come to South Africa and engage the African Union to aid in diplomatic and military resolutions where applicable!


JMT   October 22nd, 2010 6:37 am ET

Thank you so much to Larry King Live, great job George and John for doing the best you can to help end the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.
God Bless.


Jade   October 26th, 2010 2:01 pm ET

I think it's great that celebrities like George Clooney are getting involved and raising awareness about the issues in Darfur...didn't know how bad it was until I saw Attack on Darfur. It was so sad, but incredibly powerful. I'm all for anyone who wants to help make changes.


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