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Angelina Jolie Attends Congolese Warlord's Sentencing

Angelina Jolie Attends Congolese Warlord's Sentencing

Angelina Jolie smiles as she arrives at her hotel on Wednesday (March 14) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The 36-year-old actress attended the sentencing of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday.

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Lubanga kidnapped and recruited young children, forcing them to become child soldiers to fight for Congolese rebels.

“This is their day,” Angelina said in a statement (via Us Weekly). “Where these children will feel there is no impunity for what happened to them, for what they suffered.”

FYI: Angie is carrying a Dolce&Gabbana “Miss Sicily” handbag.

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  • busted

    I love her follow through She was there last year to hear the testimony. Now the end of the trial. Let’s hope that others that have done these horrible crimes are also punished.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Justice has come for the young people.

  • DL

    yes I remember she was attending something similar last year. Go her!

  • seer

    She’s a global governance puppet under the guise of humanitarian.

  • nakedoldjennifer

    Keep up the good work Jolie, she is fighting the Good fight while petty stupid people do Nothing but find fault in those who try to make a difference.
    Have a great day JP fans!

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Love this woman. She walks the talks.

  • Lara

    As always, Angie follows through and is there when it matters. Such an inspirational lady.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17364988
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    IICC finds Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty

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    “It will help to strip away the impunity they have enjoyed for crimes under international law because national authorities have consistently failed to investigate these crimes. This guilty verdict demonstrates that the ICC can step in to bring them to justice,” Michael Bochenek, from the UK-based group said in a statemen

  • anustin

    lovin it!!! keep em up,anjie.am proud of u.

  • anustin

    bless ur heart,jolie.

  • lurker

    amazing woman,very well written article fans should thank him crdt JPO

    Get a Leg Up: The Power of Angelina Jolie’s Pose
    By David Masciotra 14 March 2012

    The one standout moment of star power during the otherwise boring and bloodless Academy Awards was Angelina Jolie’s leg flash before she presented the award for Best Original Screenplay. The most obvious reason that anyone cares to tune into the banquet of Hollywood’s mutual appreciation society is beauty and sex appeal. The people at their parties are better looking than the people at our parties.

    It seems that no one will disagree that Jolie is too thin, but when it comes to beauty, her face is in a class by itself. Clint Eastwood called it “the most beautiful face in the world,” and Jolie carries herself with a sexual confidence that put her appeal into overdrive. Even if her body and, probably, health may benefit from picking up some pounds, it’s hard to imagine how anyone could deny the woman her seductive charm. When she strutted to the microphone at center, put her hand on her hip, and pushed her leg out from her Versace dress, she claimed ownership over the evening.

    She’s beautiful. She knows she’s beautiful. She was having fun. The audience responded with scattered laughter – probably of the nervous sort – and cat calls – probably of the sincere sort. The actress, screenwriter, and director responded with a warm smile and smoky laughter when an assortment of whistles and woos interrupted her presentation. It’s the stunning combination of beauty and confidence that makes Jolie so appealing and made the leg flash so powerful and memorable.

    The next day, I expected a wave of commentary that shared my reaction, namely awe at the seductiveness of Jolie. Instead what I found was mockery, scorn, and creepy delight in the possibility that Jolie may have an eating disorder. Usual suspects of obnoxious and worthless bloviation, such as Joan Rivers and Bill O’Reilly, harshly ridiculed her. A satirical Twitter feed for Jolie’s right leg drew thousands of followers, but the first to clown around a beautiful woman was screenwriter Jim Rash, who impersonated the pose after winning an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.

    Indeed, the criticism came pouring out of the floodgates of the blogosphere as if Jolie had broken some cardinal rule of civil society. The extreme reaction people had to this simple gesture of female sexuality and confidence gave me the impression that rather than living in a country where the Grammy Awards, since the ‘80s, have featured mediocre performers parading in little more than panties with nary an eyebrow raised, at the sight of that leg America has suddenly reverted back to its early Puritan ideals of extreme modesty and limited options for women. To say the least.

    It never ceases to amaze me how difficult American culture makes the emotional and psychological life of women. If Jolie does begin to gain weight, it won’t take long for the tabloids, bloggers, and “distinguished commentators” like Rivers and O’Reilly, to call her “dumpy”, “fat” and “chunky”, just as they did when Jennifer Love Hewitt looked curvier than usual on a beach and when Christina Aguilera recently showed off her voluptuous figure. The fashion industry elevates unimaginably skinny women to places of prominence, while popular entertainment idealizes women of only one body type.

    Jolie, however, is presently deemed “emaciated”, “disgusting”, and “anorexic”. From the popularity of pornography to the worst trends of hip hop, there are few activities that American culture revels in more than the degradation of women, and from the tabloids to the blogosphere, there are few topics discussed with greater enthusiasm than the condemnation of women for their physical appearance.

    The mean-spirited reaction to Jolie’s alluring pose, I suspect, had little to do with body image issues, and more with the ancient emotions, often inculcated in the masses with the emergence of a strong woman: fear and envy. The latter is easy. Jolie is smart, pretty, multi-talented, rich, and on her arm is a man whom millions of women desire. The former is pretty easy, too. Jolie is smart, pretty, multi-talented, rich, and on her arm is a man whom millions of women desire – add to that the self-confidence, self-will, and growth to rise far above the level of sex symbol to Academy Award winning actress, critically acclaimed screenwriter and director, philanthropist, and member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and you have a formidable woman who may flash her leg and wink at you, but will refuse to limit or objectify herself for the pleasure of the unimaginative public.

    Jolie, unlike icons such as Marilyn Monroe before her, is in control of her sexuality and her mind, therefore most importantly; she is in control of her identity. The seductive pose that revealed her leg was a reminder to the audience, both in the theater and at home, that she maintains authority over herself and that she will decide when and what to give. The leg, in that respect, was the best form of seduction: the playful form.

    American culture does not want its women strong, playful, and having fun. It wants women who will surrender themselves completely to please the market or to please the libido of ogling men. The women of reality television programs like Jersey Shore and the Real Housewives series, expose themselves emotionally—and expose a great deal of cleavage and leg—for the voyeuristic thrills of the viewing public, with seemingly no concern for how foolish they make themselves look. The women of popular music, such as Nicki Minaj, Rhianna, and Katy Perry, do their best to mimic Madonna’s sexy antics with boring vulgarity, and in pornography women become, under the ‘male gaze’, little more than surfaces of skin, utterly devoid of any humanity.

    The impassioned reaction, both negative and positive, to Jolie and her leg proves the power of the strong and independent woman, and demonstrates the discomfort she still provokes in American culture. She threatens the dominant order of macho ignorance and she violates the status quo of chauvinistic consumerism. She controls herself, giving of herself only when she feels it benefits her. The dominant culture replies with invective, attempts at humiliation that it believes will confiscate her spirit and control her future. It will lose. She will win. She’s got a leg up.

    David Masciotra is the author of Working On a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen (Continuum Books). He is currently writing his second book, Faith That Won’t Die: Death, Defeat, Sex, and Spirituality in One Rust Belt Town, an exploration of life in the rust belt based on his personal experiences in Joliet, Illinois. He has written for Relevant, the Washington Post book’s website, and the Herald News in Joliet where he was a weekly columnist. He is represented by the speaking agency, the Lecture Bureau. He is 26 and lives in Indiana. For more information visit http://www.davidmasciotra.com.

    source popmatters

  • Maria

    EPITOME OF A CLASSY ACTRESS

    BEAUTIFUL AND KIND!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    What a monster this man is.
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    “Thomas Lubanga was convicted of snatching children from the street and turning them into killers. He showed no emotion as the presiding judge, Adrian Fulford, read out the verdict.”
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    “The verdict is also the first at an international trial focused exclusively on the use of child soldiers.

    “The case will set legal precedents that could be used if Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army, is captured and brought to justice.”
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/14/congo-thomas-lubanga-child-soldiers?newsfeed=true
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  • lurker

    hello fans have a great day

  • Love the JoliePitts

    @lurker:
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    #11
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    I agree. Let us post our thanks for his clear insight of that particular event on Oscar night.
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    Excellent article.

  • anustin

    thanks LTJP.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    @anustin:
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    #16
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    I think your post was to me? If it is, you are very welcome sweetheart!

  • DL

    I read she has been on it actually since 2009.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Bringing over link Besane posted on previous thread.
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    Thank you, Besane for being the FIRST to bring us this wonderful article.
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    Let me encourage all who can to post a thank you of sorts comment to this incredible young man for his well written and insightful article.
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    http://www.popmatters.com/pm/column/155585-get-a-leg-up-the-power-of-angelina-jolies-pose/

  • nwo angie

    Where is Angie when the Palestinian children suffer, or the hundreds of thousand of Iraqi childen who died, etc.? It’s great she cares, but she does have an agenda other than caring for abused children. She’s playing the game in order to further her own future aspirations of some kind beyond Hollywood. She and her partner, using their celebrity, are helping to push for a world sociialist /corporate goverrnment that, unbeknownst to them, will unleash suffering many many times worse.

  • Angie

    without constant PR or Press i will meeeeellt

  • Amazing

    Yes indeed…. Angie is an Amazing grace;-)))
    Love this women to bits… <3 <3

  • queen jolie

    bravo angie.you are so admirable.how can we not love you for what you are doing to help people.you are the best.

  • Not Pitt

    I had a dream:
    Lady leg stayed at home with their children, more than one week
    Then I woke

    Congratulations Jen!!
    http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/

  • Annie

    She is beautiful. One of a kind.

  • KC

    This is fantastic news. Hopefully even more of these warlords and their cronies will be brought to justice.

  • moore

    Saint Angelina!!!! While Angelina attends sentencing for warlords, Jennifer Aniston roams around like the vapid airhead she, shuffling boyfriends, buying new homes, and giving stupid interviews trying to convince us how very happy she is. Jennifer Aniston is ugly and pathetic.

  • Rose

    @nwo angie #20, Angie is one person who is trying to help. Your question should have been, where are all the other people who can use their voices for the better good? It’s so hard for you haters to give this woman, AJ, any credit, you would discredit her for her good work. Now, write another comment calling out all the other people from your country who are living in the USA, ask them what are they doing to help their own people. While I’m at it, why don’t you ask your idol, SS what is she doing to help your people.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Neleh, Lara, Dulci
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    Beautiful new Site. Thanks for all you ladies are doing. Proud of all of you.
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    Thank you Lara for this mini video of Angelina. Beautiful lady with a huge heart.
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    God bless her and reward her even more for all the good she does on a daily basis. She is truly an Angel in her heart.
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    http://www.telegraph.co.u…sing-child-soldiers.html

    Mini Angie interview at link

  • Ellie

    Gee let’s see now what has Angie doe flying by private jets and expensive hotels wearing expensive clothes . Now we don’t see her doing anything at all . George , Ben Affleck have done wonders!
    To save lives not just PR work looking at poor people what was the verdict?
    Did you care Angiea,

  • Phool

    Beautiful women inside & out thats why we love Angelina, god bless her & her family

  • nwo angie

    It never reaches the mainstream media but who backs and arms this criminal Lubanga and others like him? Most of the time it is the desire of corporations and governments to get their hands on, and ownership of, resources such as oil or minerals and use these clowns as part of a patiently hatched plan to cause chaos and civil war leading to a convenient solution, usually another puppet government, or now a justified invasion from outside.
    The people will lose the resources of their land and all the children will suffer in a much less obvious way.

  • theresa

    seer @ 03/14/2012 at 11:42 am

    “a a global governance puppet “? i don’t know what planet you’e living on but here on Earth we do not have a global government. also, Angelina is no one’s puppet and never has been. she is, unlike other people, a true humanitarian.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Angelina in Pakistan and pleading for help for Pakistan.
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    http://www.unhcr.org/4c8609926.html.
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    When tabloids make up stories about the Kardashians, they respond instantly on their blogs and then go pose on the red carpet of some Las Vegas event.
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    (Same can be said for Jennifer Aniston!)

    When tabloids make up stories about Angelina Jolie, she ignores the nonsense and then heads to impoverished areas to help with her time and money. We’re just saying: perhaps some people out there should re-evaluate their celebrity role models.
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    Angelina Jolie dedicates herself to charitable causes around the globe unlike any other A-lister out there. She’s seen here in Pakistan.

    Most recent case in point: Jolie landed in Pakistan this week and visited a a camp set up for people displaced by massive flooding in the Peshawar region. Said the United Nations goodwill ambassador:

    “I am very moved by them and I hope that I am able to, today and tomorrow, be able to do something to help bring attention to the situation for all of the people in need in Pakistan.”
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    A little over a week ago, Clay Aiken posted a video online that asked viewers to donate money to this same cause. Watch it NOW and give thanks that stars such as these exist.
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    http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2010/09/angelina-jolie-visits-flood-victims-in-pakistan/

  • Dc

    So smart, devoted, always dedicated and follow through. You go Angie -love you,

  • seer

    Crazy Junkie needs to go home and feed her leg before she keels over from whatever damage she is doing to her hideously skeletal body with a face full of fillers…she is in danger of dying.

  • yea

    She’s a global governance puppet under the guise of humanitarian.

  • yea

    Aside from the Media being so far up her asssss. they pay people to post their allegiance to this useful idiot..

  • Not Pitt

    @Love the JoliePitts:
    Surrounded by 800000000000000000 bodyguards

    Jen’s child is going to be the most handsome of Hollywood

  • EVILwoman

    You don’t get to be A List celebs unless you do the Illuminati’s bidding.

  • DL

    @yea: @yea: and you do care about what she does because she is born to rule and she use that power to bring good and for good deed. That is why she is always big.

  • Kim

    @Not Pitt: I just saw pics of Jen smoking and drinking at her 43rd bday party .Well I guess the baby will be OK. It’sd fine to smoke and drink in the first trimester for a middle aged first time mom. Way to go Angie showing your girls around Amsterdam. The JP kids have visited Venice , Budapest, Berlin, London, Paris… well I’m sure Jen’s kid will love going to Mexico. LOL

  • ANISTON IS A S^LUT

    Well, well look who’s here! The name-changing Ellie also known as Whamo/Lisa/Laranjen/Reality Check! hahahah Guess what id@ot! We don’t give a sh|T what you think! You can say any vile things you want about Angelina and her family but you cannot hide the REAL TRUTH that your aging cougar man-stealing s^lut idol has no job and has no family! hahahah LOSER!!!

  • hopeso

    LOVE YOU MUCH!!!

  • ughhh

    True they feel validated when a CORRUPT and Extremely Anti-American United Nations gives them a title to do their bidding around the world with our Hard Earned TAXDOLLARS.

  • verdi

    @lurker:

    Wow! He writes with passion and logic. Could not have been written better.

  • verdi

    A beautiful activist.

  • grrr

    Obama is taking his orders from the United Nations and Soros and these idiots are just that, Useful Idiots…History of Marxism is full of them.

  • faux

    All these Fauxmanitarians are just puppets..for the One World Government Crowd….Follow the Kony–Soros–Oil–Obama latest scam.

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  • CeeTee

    The clock is ticking RinTinJen….I wonder what envelope opening she will appear at tonight or tomorrow to try and convince people she is still relevant?

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