Last fall, Tina Brown’s new website The Daily Beast delivered a left-hand compliment to Angelina Jolie, “She’s Actually Smart”, based on Jolie’ comments at a Council of Foreign Relations meeting on Darfur.
The Darfur Case
While the tabloids — and even USA Today — have Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sleeping in separate houses on the 24-acre Seacroft Long Island estate, where Jolie is filming the movie “Salt”, and more than one woman around the world is secretly hoping that the relationship will falter, Jolie was busy last week, writing in TIME magazine, calling for the ouster of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
Smart Sensuality woman Jolie is furious that al-Bashir, the subject of an International Criminal Court arrest warrant on seven counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity, kicked out 16 international aid groups from Sudan.
Jolie is concerned — along with George Clooney who visited the Obama White House in Feb. 2009, to make the case for Darfur — that Darfur is disappearing from the news, now called a “low intensity” conflict.
More than 250,000 people from Darfur have lived destitute lives in refugee camps in Chad for six years now. Camps with more than 2 million internally displaced persons inside Darfur are even worse. Thirty percent of those displaced are school-age children. Girls leaving the camps are raped; boys leaving the camps are killed. They want an education; they want to go back to their villages, to their land; they want peace. But they also want justice.
Topping the Forbes Celebrity List, Angelina Jolie is accustomed to being tabloid fodder, with minimal coverage of her many causes.
The word this morning is that Jolie, frustrated by the incessant rumors her relationship with Pitt is in splitsville, and that Pitt is trying to makeup with Jennifer Aniston, has agreed to get married. Who knows!
Our focus is supporting a preeminent Smart Sensuality woman and the global, career, family and relationship issues that concern her. Anne
Anne’s writing about Angelina Jolie:
Angelina Jolie was nominated and accepted as a member of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations in 2007.
“Angelina Jolie is accomplished in her field and has demonstrated serious interest in issues such as Darfur, international education and refugees,” says Lisa Shields, vice president of communications at CFR. “As such, her profile fits very well with other young professionals we’ve selected as the next generation of foreign policy leaders.” via Council on Foreign Relations