In White Folks Who Love Black People News: George Clooney Is Still Holding Darfour Down, But Is Sean Penn On To The Next??

- By Bossip Staff

George Clooney has been fighting to keep people’s mind on the violence in Sudan for years. And now he’s stepping it up with some help from some serious backers.

A group founded by George Clooney has teamed up with Google, Harvard, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organizations to launch a project using satellites to watch Sudan.

Clooney’s Not on Our Watch is on the alert for any war crimes violations ahead of a referendum vote scheduled for Jan. 9 in which the south could vote to secede. The vote has revived fears of a potential north-south civil war, according to the Associated Press.

“We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we’re watching, the world is watching,” Clooney said in a statement. “War criminals thrive in the dark. It’s a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight.”

Sean Penn, on the other hand, is already diversifying his interests in suffering Brown people, just shy of the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.

Amnesty International (AIUSA) has recruited Sean Penn, director Paul Haggis and Harvey Weinstein to campaign against Jafar Panahi’s six-year sentence for “propaganda against the state.”

“As someone who has often gotten in trouble for opening his mouth, it is hard to fathom the idea of being incarcerated for six years simply for speaking my mind, or to be banned from making films for 20 years,” Academy Award winner Haggis (‘Crash’) said.

Widely known for being critical of Iran’s political regime, both Panahi and his collaborator, Mohammad Rasoulof, were sentenced to six years in prison and banishment from making movies for two decades on Dec. 18. Haggis, Weinstein and Penn have all signed a petition with AIUSA, and are urging others to support the cause. Since April, other filmmakers have signed the petition, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and Francis Ford Coppola. Haggis is going to campaign more for the petition at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival on Dec. 28.

“The persecution that Panahi and Rasaulof are experiencing simply shouldn’t exist in this day and age,” said Larry Cox, executive director of AIUSA. “Their cases, and the campaign waged by Boniadi, Haggis, Penn, Weinstein and others, are emblematic of the work that Amnesty International has tackled head-on over its 50-year history. We are honored and grateful to have their support as we fight for Panahi and Rasaulof’s freedom.”

What would we all do without these selfless wealthy white men to come to our rescue?

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  • miamac

    Personally, I don’t think there is nothing wrong with loving people of any color. As the song says, love the one you with! Just saying.

    Get ready to laugh, cry and shout! READ SAVED and find out what service is all about at Mt. Caramel Baptist where the footstomping sideshows of the gays outshine the sermon. Read it now –

  • Cool Breeze

    I was sure that Jesus said “Love thy neighbor as you love yourself” that means everybody. They have the means and pull to get things done for those that our less fortunite. But we all can do something for our fellowman in our own neighborhood. We are God’s hands and feet. I appreciate what these guys and others do.
    We need more of our own “Brothas” to do that instead of buying million $$$cars and jewlery they can’t even give somebody else a helping hand. Sorry for telling the truth this morning but I just had to get that off my chest.

    • JS

      Thank you, well said. Although there are obviously several AA men and women who do offer support and resources too so we should be thankful to all that help.

  • greyrt

    “Mocha & Milk” is a perfect match like “black & white” people

    😛 ____ Bla c kw h it eF li rts. C” 0- M _____ 😛

    The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!


    I might add-for all of those American born black people who have converted to Islam: DARFUR IS WHAT ARABS AND MUSLIMS THINK OF BLACK PEOPLE. Which is to say:NOT MUCH.”Religion Of Peace”!?!…uh NO.

  • s

    It’s Darfur NOT “Darfour”! Proofread much???

  • white male

    Genocide in Africa, who cares? What is Kim Kardashian up to?

  • white male

    Sean Penn is Hugo Chavez’s biggest supporter who is a supporter of the Iranian regime and now Penn is trying to help people the Iranian regime are against, how ironic.

  • kendranicholette

    It’s spelled Darfur NOT Darfour! Yea… About that!

  • Lite N.Lovely

    I know my grammar n sp is off but i’m not publishing anything!! LOL

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