One of the great things about living in DC, besides the Spray 'n' Wash-hoarding Lewinsky-ites and the never-ending supply of khakis, is the opportunity to go to some protests and/or rallies of some social and political import. Last Sunday, April the 30th, 2006 afforded me with the chance to attend the "Save Darfur" rally at the Capitol.
Here is a only a partial list of the prolific speakers at the event:
- The Rev. Al Sharpton
- Paul Rusesabagina (the man Don Cheadle was playing in Hotel Rwanda)
- Senator Barack "Deedster" Obama
- Holocaust survivor, author of Night, and ladies' man, Elie Weisel [Wiki]
- NBA legend and walking punchline, Manute Bol
- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic representitives who were recently arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy
- U.S. Representative Tom Lantos
- Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarric
- George Clooney and his journalist father, Nick Clooney
- Founder of Def Jam Records and Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, Russell Simmons
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
– Elie Wiesel, US News & World Report (October 27, 1986)
Very cool: NewsMeat.com let's you check out celebrities' (and anyone else's) federal political contributions (of $200 or more made after 1977).
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