George Clooney http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19341/all en Sudan satellite images http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628582 George Clooney's new satellite photos show signs of Sudan aggression.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628582" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Africa Emerges Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:13:44 +0000 News Desk 5628582 at http://www.globalpost.com Satellite photos show aggression along South Sudan's border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/satellite-photos-show-aggression-along-sudans-northsouth- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George Clooney's satellite project releases photos of violence on Sudan border. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> George Clooney&#39;s peacekeeping effort in Sudan, the Satellite Sentinel Project, will be making news later today by releasing satellite imagery that appears to show aggression along the volatile border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110126/clooneys-satellite-project-shows-troops-along-sudans-border" target="_blank">satellite project, funded by actor George Clooney and other Hollywood celebrities, takes aerial photos</a> of the disputed border between North and South Sudan to monitor for any signs of armed aggression.</p> <p> Clooney <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/video/africa/110209/clooney-sudan" target="_blank">has visited Sudan several times </a>and has become an effective spokesman for peace in the troubled country and independence for South Sudan. Clooney works closely with the anti-genocide group, Enough Project, which is based in Washington. DC.</p> <p> Today the satellite project is preparing to release a new report on recent violence in the contested Abyei region along the border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> The satellite imagery shows increased military buildup on both sides of the North-South border, including apparent Sudan Armed Forces troops equipped with tanks and artillery within approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) of Abyei town, and the alleged buildup of forces in the South by the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army near Lake Abiad since the autumn of 2010.</p> <p> The images of the village of Maker Abior in the Abyei region were taken by DigitalGlobe on March 3, 2011 and analyzed for the Satellite Sentinel Project by DigitalGlobe, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the United Nations satellite imagery program, UNITAR/UNOSAT.</p> <p> The images were shot in what is called false infrared in order to give more contrast to the burned structures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/satellite-photos-show-aggression-along-sudans-northsouth-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney Sudan Africa Emerges Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:24:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5628583 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney warns of new violence in Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110304/clooney-warns-new-violence-sudan <p> George Clooney&#39;s Satellite Sentinel Project warned Friday of escalating violence along the volatile border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110304/clooney-warns-new-violence-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:44:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5628625 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney warns of new violence in Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5628634 George Clooney says satellite photos show alarming Sudan violence. Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:42:10 +0000 News Desk 5628634 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney warns of more Sudan violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-warns-more-sudan-violence-0 George Clooney is keeping on top of the latest worrying developments in the volatile border between North and South Sudan. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-warns-more-sudan-violence-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Africa Emerges Mon, 07 Mar 2011 03:11:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5628922 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney shows effects of Sudan violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-shows-effects-sudan-violence George Clooney and Enough Project just released a graphic video of the results of the militia attacks along the contested border between North and South Sudan.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-shows-effects-sudan-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:09:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5629412 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan: Armed camps in border area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/sudan-armed-camps-border-area <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Satellite images show armed forces take new frontline positions near border. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> BOSTON &mdash; George Clooney&#39;s <a href="http://www.satsentinel.org/" target="_blank">Satellite Sentinel Project</a> is keeping an eagle eye on the volatile border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> The satellite project has released images showing a buildup and entrenchment of armed groups aligned with the Khartoum government&#39;s Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Southern People&rsquo;s Liberation Army (SPLA), respectively, at new frontline positions inside the contested border region of Abyei in Sudan.</p> <p> &ldquo;This increased military activity is a warning that the recent village razings in Abyei could be a prologue to wider and worsening conflict,&rdquo; said John Bradshaw, executive director of Enough Project, the anti-genocide group that is working with Clooney to encourage peace in Sudan. &ldquo;It is imperative that the United States and the international community speak with one voice in pressing the parties to find a political solution, and accelerate planning for consequences for any party whose actions risk a return to war.&rdquo;</p> <p> Northern-aligned troops appear to have constructed a forward operating base in the past two weeks at Bongo, some 15 kilometers from the recently razed village of Maker Abior. The Bongo base is some 20 kilometers to the north of where SPLA-aligned forces appear to have trenched in at the razed villages of Todach and Tajalei, according to SSP analysis. SSP has also revealed the presence of artillery at a known SAF base near Nyama and the recent arrival there of transports capable of moving heavy armor.</p> <p> The DigitalGlobe satellite images, taken March 9, were analyzed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and UNITAR/UNOSAT, with additional analysis by DigitalGlobe.</p> <p> &ldquo;These most recent images indicate that the already volatile situation in Abyei has further deteriorated,&rdquo; said Charlie Clements, executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard&rsquo;s Kennedy School and director of Human Rights Documentation for the Satellite Sentinel Project. &ldquo;Civilians in and around Abyei remain in danger as long as armed actors from both sides continue to operate unchecked in such close proximity.&rdquo;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/03/09/statement-press-secretary-recent-violence-abyei-region-sudan" target="_blank">The White House on Wednesday issued a statement condemning the breach </a>of Sudan&#39;s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) by both sides&rsquo; deployment of troops. The CPA ended a 22-year civil war; it stipulates that SAF and SPLA troops must remain outside of the Abyei region.</p> <p> &ldquo;The United States deplores the recent violence in the Abyei region of Sudan and calls on Northern and Southern Sudanese leaders to take immediate steps to prevent future attacks and restore calm,&rdquo; the statement said. &ldquo;This dangerous standoff is unacceptable for the Sudanese people, and we condemn the deployment forces by both sides. Their presence in Abyei stands in violation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement and runs counter to efforts to reach agreement on the region&rsquo;s final status.&rdquo;</p> <p> Enough Project and Sudan Now have launched<a href="http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=123"> an online petition</a> to press Obama to take action on Sudan.</p> <p> The Satellite Sentinel Project report, <a href="http://www.satsentinel.org/report/frontline-abyei-evidence-military-escalation-abyei-region" target="_blank">&ldquo;Frontline Abyei&rdquo;</a> gives the full analysis of the situation in the volatile border area. And <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/enoughproject/sets/72157626114361289/with/5515358897/" target="_blank">DigitalGlobe provides the latest satellite images</a> of the border towns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/sudan-armed-camps-border-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Africa Emerges Fri, 11 Mar 2011 02:57:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5629893 at http://www.globalpost.com More troops move to Sudan's border zone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-sudan-satellite-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clooney's satellite project releases new images showing troop buildup. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> As if the fighting in Libya and the threat of civil war in Ivory Coast were not enough, the situation in Sudan is becoming more militarized along the disputed border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> There has been a buildup of military forces along the Abyei border area and violence has displaced some 20,000 people. It appears the area is edging closer to a conflict between the North and South. There are significant oil deposits in the Abyei area and the border between the two sides has not been officially agreed upon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/clooney-sudan-satellite-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Africa Emerges Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:08:12 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5632707 at http://www.globalpost.com Sudan masses more troops and tanks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/africa/sudan-masses-more-troops-and-tanks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> George Clooney's satellite project shows Sudan army pushing region toward war. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> BOSTON &mdash; There is a rapid deterioriation already along Sudan&#39;s disputed North/South border, with a buildup of troops that is pushing the country towar a renewed civil war.</p> <p> The Khartoum government&#39;s Sudan Armed Forces are massing more troops, tanks and artillery near Abyei, possibly in preparation for more conflict in the disputed area.&nbsp;</p> <p> North and South Sudan fought a bitter war for 22 years in which an estimated 2 million people were killed. The war ended in 2005 but the rapid military buildup makes the resumption of the war look possible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/africa/sudan-masses-more-troops-and-tanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Thu, 26 May 2011 02:52:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5647438 at http://www.globalpost.com George Clooney condemns Sudan seizure of Abyei (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/george-clooney-condemns-sudan-seizure-abyei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hollywood activist denounces Khartoum regimes actions, urges punitive measures. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101108/photos-george-clooney-in-sudan" target="_blank">George Clooney</a> called on the United States and the United Nations to take punitive measures against <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110523/abyei-sudan-seizure" target="_blank">Sudan President Omar al-Bashir&#39;s regime</a> in retaliation for its seizure of the disputed Abyei region.</p> <p> Bashir&#39;s Sudan army sent tanks and troops in to occupy the Abyei region, about the size of Connecticut, which is on the border between North and South Sudan.</p> <p> Bashir&#39;s military occupation of the territory threatens the peace process between North and South. South Sudan is set to become independent from the North on July 9.</p> <p> &quot;How long is the international community willing to tolerate this deadly dictator?&quot; asked Clooney, in an opinion piece he co-wrote with John Prendergast of <a href="http://www.enoughproject.org/conflict_areas/darfur_southern_sudan" target="_blank">Enough Project</a> and which was published in the Washington Post.</p> <p> &quot;President Omar al-Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, is escalating bombing and food aid obstruction in Darfur, and he now threatens the entire north-south peace process,&quot; said Clooney and Prendergast in the piece, titled <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dancing-with-a-dictator-in-sudan/2011/05/27/AGYMCzCH_story.html" target="_blank">&quot;Dancing with a dictator.&quot;</a></p> <p> The two urged the U.S. and the international community to take harsh measures against Bashir&#39;s Khartoum-based regime.</p> <p> &quot;We are not advocating military intervention. But the evidence shows that incentives alone are insufficient to change Khartoum&rsquo;s calculations,&quot; wrote Clooney and Prendergast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/george-clooney-condemns-sudan-seizure-abyei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Africa Emerges Sat, 28 May 2011 04:37:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5647919 at http://www.globalpost.com South Sudan: Independence stumbles over Abyei http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110601/south-sudan-independence-abyei <p> TURALEI &mdash; South Sudan&#39;s fragile independence process has been pushed to the breaking point by North Sudan&#39;s seizures of the contested border zone of Abyei.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110601/south-sudan-independence-abyei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa George Clooney South Sudan Sudan Conflict Zones Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:57:00 +0000 Maggie Fick 5648640 at http://www.globalpost.com BAFTA award nominees 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/bafta-award-nominees-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Britain's version of the Oscars leaves some pretty terrific work out this year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have been giving awards for decades but usually after the Academy Awards were presented. Several years ago, in an attempt to be relevant, the British Academy decided to start giving its awards in advance of Hollywood&#39;s big night. The BAFTAs are now seen as something of a bellwether for Oscar nominations. &nbsp;</p> <p> This year brought another major change came which was meant to bring<a href="http://www.bafta.org/"> BAFTA</a> closer to Oscar.&nbsp; As <a href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046690/">this article</a> in Variety reports, &quot;The entire membership of 6,500 voters, including the 1,480 based in the U.S.,&quot; will vote on the winners &quot;instead of the prize being decided by a hand-picked jury of London insiders.&quot;</p> <p> The change has led to a certain amount of schizophrenia in this year&#39;s <a href="http:// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16595086">list of nominees</a> announced yesterday.</p> <p> The Artist, the silent movie about silent movies, leads the BAFTA pack with 12 nominations including Best Picture and one for, of all things,&nbsp; Best Sound. The Artist is considered a top contender for Oscar glory.</p> <p> A British film, a new adaptation of John Le Carre&#39;s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy comes second with 11 nominations. My guess is that at Oscar time it won&#39;t fare quite as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/bafta-award-nominees-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards BAFTA Brad Pitt Coriolanus George Clooney Home Jonah Hill Marilyn Mporoe Meryl Streep Michelle Williams Moneyball Oscars Ralph Fiennes Regions Shailene Woodley Shakespeare The Artist The Descendants The Iron lady Americas Entertainment Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom United States Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:22:14 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687856 at http://www.globalpost.com Sean Penn wades into Falkland Islands ruckus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/sean-penn-wades-falkland-islands-ruckus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor calls British deployment of Prince William to disputed islands "archaic colonialism." </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It is Sean Penn&#39;s curse to be a man of multiple extraordinary talents. He is arguably the greatest actor of his golden generation (This includes: George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt - all of them born within three years of each other). The films he directs show a deep understanding of the parts of American society that tend to be examined only in the songs of Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle.</p> <p> Yet somewhere inside Sean Penn there is an op-ed columnist or Pacifica radio talk-show host yearning to break free.</p> <p> Penn&#39;s vociferous activism for left wing causes frequently takes the shape of advocacy journalism. This explains his recent interest in the revived British-Argentine dispute over the Falkland Islands, or Las Malvinas, as Argentina calls them, which broke out recently while the actor was in Buenos Aires. Penn made some comments about Prince William&#39;s current deployment to the Falklands as an example of &quot;archaic colonialism.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/sean-penn-wades-falkland-islands-ruckus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Brad Pitt Bruce Springsteen Falkland Islands George Clooney Home Johnny Depp Las Malvinas Pinochet Prince William Regions Sean Penn Steve Earle Americas Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:17:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5693257 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscar-winner Jean DuJardin's new film was changed to help him win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/oscar-winner-jean-dujardins-new-film-was-changed-help-him-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> French magazine claims controversial 9/11 scene was eliminated </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Jean DuJardin is probably still in orbit after winning the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday night for his performance in &quot;The Artist.&quot; The French nation is there with him. It isn&#39;t every day that a French actor beats George Clooney and Brad Pitt in a competition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/oscar-winner-jean-dujardins-new-film-was-changed-help-him-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 9/11 George Clooney Home Jean DuJardin Marion Cotillard Regions The Artist Americas Entertainment France Europe Culture & Lifestyle On Europe United States Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:57:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5694232 at http://www.globalpost.com