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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
1:12 pm - Angelina's Travels.


As an avid traveler, Angelina Jolie always seems to be very respectful and well-spoken about the communities and countries she visits. This is interesting to me, as I am also someone who has the joy of travel and experiencing new cultures. Often she takes a risk by going top places that are not ordinarily safe, and I was wondering if anyone has any quotations on how she feels about herself, being female, being in these dangerous parts. Any quotes on her safety and any issues she has concerning it?

She also seems to wear comfortable clothing, respectful and tasteful, and I was rather interested in any pictures of her with head scarves, as well as traditional dress.
Thanks for any help you can offer me.

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Monday, October 16th, 2006
2:21 pm - Support refugee relief efforts in Darfur

Hi everyone,

I work for the American Refugee Committee in Chicago, and this year we're holding a fundraising luncheon in Chicago in support of the refugee camps we run in Darfur and other places around the world.  Speakers will include ARC's country director from Sudan and John Prendergast, a Senior Adviser on Africa at the International Crisis Group in DC who's traveled to the Congo with Angelina Jolie.  Barack Obama is an honorary co-sponsor and may show up as well.  The luncheon is being held November 3rd at the Hilton Chicago, and tickets are $150 each (with at least 90% of that going directly to refugee support).  If you're interested in learning more about what's going on in Darfur and supporting refugee camps there, please email me and I'll get you an invitation.

Thanks for your support!


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Friday, May 19th, 2006
9:19 pm
ex_lamoda Angelina Jolie in Nambia - youtube video

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Friday, March 17th, 2006
1:26 am - youtube
ex_lamoda Angelina Jolie political interviews, news and updates on youtube

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
6:13 pm - Angelina funded sewing skills course
ex_lamoda http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/news/opendoc.htm?tbl=NEWS&id=43fdd3d44

There was an atmosphere of joy and jubilation in Largo refugee camp last week when 50 Liberian refugee women each received a sewing machine after successfully completing a sewing skills course, funded by UNHCR's goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie.

"Today, our dreams have come true and for this we are very grateful. When we came to the camp, we did not know anything. But, with the skills that we have learned, we now know how to sew both for children and adults, we can return to Liberia and will be able to do something on our own," said Sangay Kawala on behalf of the trainees.

At the graduation ceremony the refugees sang songs in praise of Angelina Jolie and UNHCR. The Goodwill Ambassador donated the funds for the sewing courses in four refugee camps in Sierra Leone, including buying some of the sewing machines distributed to participants. UNHCR also helped fund the sewing machine purchase in Largo camp.

"The future is now in your hands. Please make the best use of it. I would also like to appeal to you to kindly assist to train other refugees or returnees who were not privileged to get the machines. I wish you all good luck in your future career," Ibrahima Coly, UNHCR's Kenema sub-office head told the happy graduates.

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Sunday, December 4th, 2005
11:38 pm - OBSESSED - Angelina Jolie Forum


That's right, Obsessed - Angelina Jolie Forum is back online with full force and waiting for members! Tell all your friends and bring your dog, too, if you like!


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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
10:35 pm - More Pakistan Pics

Another great pic of Angie in Pakistan. She's joking with the kids.

I realised I've not properly introduced myself here yet - Hi, I'm Lauren.

I've been a fan of Angelina for her film work for a long time (and because she's so hot, lol) but it wasn't until I began to learn about her work for the UN that I really became interested and started following her career and foreign aide activities.

Then I saw Beyond Borders and, well, that inspired me to pursue a whole new walk of life - I want to work in foreign aid and I hope to start training and volunteer work next year.

Thank you Angelina Jolie, for opening my eyes!

current mood: listless

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Monday, November 28th, 2005
7:53 pm - In Pakistan

Here's 3 images, hot off the press, of Angelina in Pakistan.

I love that woman.

2 More Under the CutCollapse )

current mood: inspired

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
6:00 pm - AGGRAVATED!
better_late I just read an article in Vanity Fair (the one with Jennifer Aniston on the cover) in which Aniston is really cool, she seems like a nice and genuine person, but the writer (gr, I can't remember who wrote the article) INSISTS on saying things like "Instead of being reviled as the Other Woman... the twice-divorced Jolie, best known for her taste for bisexuality, incest, and wearing her husband's blood around her neck... suddenly seems to be channeling Audrey Hepburn." I think they even call her "surprising adoption of an orphan whose parents died of AIDS" a "public relations coup" or something like that. It is so insulting for this writer to imply that Jolie hasn't been consistently involved in activism and humanitarian causes for YEARS, like she somehow joined forces with the UN "suddenly" to save her public image. And as for her adoption of Zahara: I first heard her talking about her plans to adopt a baby girl on The View when all the main cast of Alexander appeared to promote it. She was talking about how Maddox wanted a sister from Africa... but even without this sort of proof that her adoption of Zahara was a long-term plan and not influenced by some sort of desire to look like "Earth Mother Jolie" (-- I SWEAR those three words are taken DIRECTLY FROM THIS ARTICLE!!--), to suggest that adoption of a baby is a PR move is Just. So. Wrong!

So, now we all write letters to the editor at Vanity Fair so that people who read this magazine will hear next month how misrepresented Angelina's humanitarian involvement was in this article, right? ;-)

current mood: aggravated

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
10:20 pm

Anyway, I need you all to do something.

It is very important.

There's a competition over at Soulie Jolie's to see who can refer the most members by the end of August.


All you have to do is register--you don't even need to post! Although I would highly recocmend it--it's not strictly Angelina Jolie talk...everyone over there is absoluetely AMAZING!

Anyway, how can you help me win?

When you go to the register page, you'll be asked who reffered you. Specifically:

Referral Details
Enter your referrer (if you were referred by another member)

In that box, you should write "Ny Jolie".

That's all.


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Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
6:42 pm - Zahara

Not necessarily political, but I guess yeah, it kind of is, because it can be traced back to her activism...I thought you'd all enjoy this anyway...a pic of Zahara:

current mood: bouncy

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Monday, July 18th, 2005
10:30 am - Not UNHCR related; an email from the ONE campaign.

Dear Friend:

Two U.S. Senators have reached across political divides to ask the Senate to add $100 million to keep critical AIDS, TB and malaria programs running around the world. This amendment, proposed by Senators Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, and Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, would bring total U.S. funding for an important program called the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to $600 million - a one third share of what's needed to keep existing programs on the ground running.

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
6:41 pm

Angelina speaks out about human trafficking

This is such a horrible issue -- I'm glad someone's trying to bring it to our collective attention.

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
5:42 pm

This is a bit random but I thought I might get some suggestions here.

Is there any organization that takes clothing donations for those in Africa, South America, Asia, ect who are in need of clothing? The reason I'm asking is because my Uncle passed away a few months ago and we have begun putting together all of the clothing he had (which is a lot from over the years) and we want to find one or two organizations to donate to that will give the clothing to the people, rather than sell it for money. If you know of any, I would greatly appreciate any information you have :)

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Sunday, June 19th, 2005
10:56 pm - Curious..

Does anyone here do any volunteer work for organizations such as UNHCR? If so, when did you begin and why did you choose your organization? I would like to volunteer with programs, but I'm not sure where to begin looking. If you can share anything with me I would greatly appreciate it :)

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Friday, February 11th, 2005
4:03 pm - goodwill icons

First of all, it's really brilliant this place exists. Angie's an incredible woman and I reckon part of her thinking behind becoming a goodwill ambassador was that her celeb status would attract extra attention to the causes she's supporting. And here we are, proving her right. Go us!

Anyway, I though you guys might like to take a look at three icons I made recently based on her refugee work:

{ all of them are here - scroll down }

There are three icons and six bases. More planned :)

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
3:37 am - Not Angie related but ....

I know this isn't Angelina related, but I think this is something a few of you might be interested in ....

again, thank you wertz for your never ending awesomeness for providing me with this petition!

PAC for a Change


On Tuesday, January 18th and Wednesday, January 19th, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a confirmation hearing for her appointment as Secretary of State.

Dr. Rice's confirmation hearing must not be a rubber stamp of President Bush's appointment. The Senate must take its "advice and consent" role seriously.

That's why, as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I intend to stand up and ask Condoleezza Rice the tough questions that Americans deserve to have answered. Questions like:

Why did the United States go to war in Iraq based on misleading -- if not false and fraudulent -- evidence?

Why did we divert valuable resources and intelligence personnel to Iraq, taking them away from Afghanistan and the pursuit of Osama bin Laden?

Why did you mislead the American people into thinking there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaida before September 11th?

We must hold Condoleezza Rice accountable for her misleading statements leading up to the Iraq war and beyond before we can even consider promoting her to Secretary of State.

So I ask you to join with me: Lend your voice to the chorus of millions of Americans across our great land who are demanding that Condoleezza Rice tell the truth about Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, the search for Osama bin Laden, the fight against Al Qaida, and the war on terrorism.

I urge you to sign my petition, so I can take your voice with me to the committee room and the floor of the Senate in the pursuit of the truth from Condoleezza Rice.


Barbara Boxer


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Wednesday, December 29th, 2004
10:52 pm - Not directly related to Angelina ...

I know this article has no mention of Angelina, however with these circumstances I believe that these links should be posted anyway.

My friend wertz wrote an awesome little post about the situation in Asia. I'm sure you've all heard by now that there are well over 50,000 (closer to 60,000) dead. 1 in 4 people have died or are missing.


copied from the journal of wertz: President Bush offered $15 million in humanitarian aid to India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. When the rest of the world sneered at this paltry gesture, he extended an additional $20 million line of credit. That's a total of $35 million, over half of which will have to be paid back.

We spend $37 million every five hours in Iraq. Okay, that's a disaster for which we are solely responsible, but only a fraction of that is in aid. And bear in mind that India has pledged $30 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq and offered to write off most of their $1 billion in Iraqi debt, that Thailand has contributed soldiers as members of the "coalition", that Thailand and Indonesia have sent doctors, engineers, and humanitarian assistance to Iraq, and that Sri Lanka has provided a lot of contract labor - some of which has turned out to be cannon fodder. (Thanks to insomnia for some of the stats.)

Something is seriously wrong with this picture. Every American citizen should be hanging their heads in shame - and those who voted for the Asshole-in-Chief should never show their faces in public again. Ever.

If you want to do more than our "leadership" has done - and I know you do - please contribute to one of the following:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
PO Box 372
CH-1211 Geneva 19

Doctors Without Borders
PO Box 2247
New York, NY 10116-2247

Oxfam America
26 West Street
Boston, MA 02111

Mercy Corps
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208

Catholic Relief Services
PO Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC Crisis Fund)

International Red Cross

Please note that some of these sites are experiencing heavy traffic, so try back if you are having trouble getting through.

Do it now. You can afford $5, $10, something. Be more compassionate, more humane - better - than our president. It's easy.


I hope you all do what is in your hearts what is right, and just ... show more compassion than our "leader" has shown in this desperate hour of need.


Also, UNICEF has made it clear that there could be more troubles with helping the victims, there are landmines that are resurfacing, and signs warning of such land mines have been swept away.

article here

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Friday, December 3rd, 2004
4:31 pm - What the fuck?

Has anyone seen this? I just found this but it looks like it was done 2 weeks ago.

This is such bullshitCollapse )


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3:49 pm

Does anyone have a picture of Angelina Jolie where her face expression is like "like omfgz!"?

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