Angelina Jolie: Don't Forget About Darfur!

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Angelina Jolie has a message: stop searching for photos of me naked and focus on important world issues.

Such as the crisis in Darfur, where countless citizens are being murdered by a militia.

In the most recent issue of Time, Jolie calls for for more action to end the conflict. Even though the Bush administration labeled the Darfur situation as "genocide," the actress doesn't understand why more people haven't felt "compelled us to intervene."

Why is Angelina Jolie so powerful? Because she focuses on world events even more than box office receipts.

She writes:

"Darfur has almost disappeared from the news, and experts now call it a 'low intensity" conflict.' But the intensity of the crisis has not lessened for those who are struggling to survive.

"More than 250,000 people from Darfur have lived destitute lives in refugee camps in Chad for six years now. Camps with more than two 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."

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You go, Angelina. Good for you for focusing on and fighting for the powerless.

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Los Angeles, California
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Angelina Jolie Voight

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