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Angelina Jolie Pens Powerful Essay Supporting Refugees: 'Everyone Deserves Dignity & Fair Treatment'

Angelina Jolie Pens Powerful Essay Supporting Refugees: 'Everyone Deserves Dignity & Fair Treatment'

Angelina Jolie has written an essay speaking about the refugee crisis.

The 44-year-old actress and director wrote an essay titled “What We Owe Refugees” for TIME Magazine where she highlighted the difference between refugee and migrant.

“Why then has the word refugee acquired such negative connotations in our times?” Angelina writes. “Why are politicians being elected on promises to shut borders and turn back refugees?”

Angelina penned the essay to mark World Refugee Day on June 20th.

“Today the distinction between refugees and migrants has been blurred and politicized,” Angelina writes. “Refugees have been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence. Migrants have chosen to move, mainly to improve their lives.”

Angelina
continues, “Some leaders deliberately use the terms refugee and migrant interchangeably, using hostile rhetoric that whips up fear against all outsiders.”

Earlier this month, Angelina was in Colombia to visit Venezuelan refugee children and urged for the world to support them.

“Everyone deserves dignity and fair treatment, but we need to be clear about the distinction,” Angelina adds. “Under international law, it is not an option to assist refugees, it is an obligation. It is perfectly possible to ensure strong border control and fair, humane immigration policies while meeting our responsibility to help refugees.”

“As we mark World Refugee Day on June 20, it is an illusion to think that any country can retreat behind its borders and simply hope the problem will go away,” Angelina continues. “We need leadership and effective diplomacy. We need to focus on long-term peace based on justice, rights, and accountability to enable refugees to return home.”

Angelina
‘s essay marks her first work as a contributing editor for TIME, where she will write about topics including human rights, displacement, and conflict.

You can read Angelina‘s entire essay at TIME.com.

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  • toastie postie

    So proud to be a fan of Angie!!!!

  • toastie postie

    So proud to be a fan of Angie!!!!

  • namers

    She should concentrate on being a good role model for her children by EATING.

  • namers

    She should concentrate on being a good role model for her children by EATING.

  • H8 TheCrime LovetheMentality

    You should concentrate on being a better role model for yours by being less obsessed with policing female physical appearance.

  • H8 TheCrime LovetheMentality

    You should concentrate on being a better role model for yours by being less obsessed with policing female physical appearance.

  • cee

    Thanks for the new thread. Had to know this news would upset haters. Proud to be a fan.

  • toastie postie

    Darn! Too bad I am not 40 years younger and can drive!!!!😩 Plus living in the next state. 🤣Er…. either misspelled or another movie/series
    Casting – Native American Woman
    TMMWD is looking for a Native American woman in her 3O’s for a featured extra role on Tuesday, June 25. Must be able to drive.

  • Duhh

    great, another actor that wants to destroy the country by immigration..integration has never worked in the history of the world

  • Maria M.

    Contributing editor with a ghostwriter or two. Another proof TIME is garbage.

  • person

    Angie should run for office in some form

  • Maria M.

    Who’s next? Kim Kardashian? No, celebrities shouldn’t run for office.

  • andi

    Why didn’t she pen an essay on the homeless Vets that need help. I do not agree with Trump on certain issues but I do agree with him on building the wall! If she is so concerned she can house some of them in her mansions instead of expecting hard working American citizens to pay for them.

  • andi

    Actually, if those two ever did run. I would go with Kim.and I am not a Kardashian fan.

  • Seriously

    What convenient timing. Just when Jennifer Aniston is all over the news, here comes Jolie again.

  • andi

    ^ Bingo

  • Seriously

    What? The British, French, Dutch, Irish, Germans, Italians, America was built on immigration and integration.

  • lyric

    I so admire Angelina Jolie for her long time humanitarian endeavors, her devotion to raising her children to be kind and compassionate people and her ability to rise above the criticism and hate thrown at her by some. She’s a wonder! 😊

  • Duhh

    You can’t be that out of it can you. WESTERN SOCIETY with the same morals, religion and way of life. Now its Congo, Africa, Haiti, etc, People with different morals, religions, and diseases. They haven’t integrated with anyone. Years of starvation and diseases and you want to take care of this INTEGRATION COMPARISON??

  • JPlove

    Mal2
    https://youtu.be/Z1N9i3sETsI
    Anxiously awaiting 😌

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    Good morning everyone!

    PS: New threads are always very useful, they serve to block new trolls that come here to attack Jolie, meanwhile the list of blocked only increases.

  • toastie postie
  • neer

    CNN International

    @cnni

    Actress Angelina Jolie is joining Time magazine as a contributing editor https://cnn.it/2XqH8jq

    4:56 PM – Jun 20, 2019

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    I wonder what the difference between contributing editor and contributing writer is, besides a difference in power.

  • toastie postie

    About MIYAVI
    MIYAVI is a Japanese musician, actor and philanthropist who has gained international recognition and acclaim for his unique guitar style, using his fingers instead of a pick to create an elaborate sound both musically and rhythmically. He was appointed as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in November 2017.

    In 2015 MIYAVI undertook his first visit to learn about UNHCR’s frontline work, travelling to Lebanon and performing his song “The Others” with refugees he met there. The music video was released in 2016 – directed and produced by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and MIYAVI – featuring refugees from around the globe. MIYAVI visited Lebanon again in 2016 to learn more about refugees’ experiences, as well as Thailand in 2017 to meet Karen refugees from Myanmar.

    In early 2018 MIYAVI visited some of the 688,000 Rohingya refugees that had recently arrived in Bangladesh – fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state – and heard their stories of desperation, hope, and the desire to safely return home. He later reflected on his experiences in conversation with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.

    MIYAVI has used his talent, voice and platform to help support various UNHCR campaigns, including #WithRefugees and the Nansen Refugee Award, at which he performed in 2017. His ongoing promotion of UNHCR’s global work on his social media channels has helped raise awareness of the refugee cause with a much wider audience. He has been particularly vocal on the need for refugee children to receive quality education.

    https://www.unhcr.org/miyavi.html

  • toastie postie

    Music, fatherhood and the view from the largest refugee settlement in the world
    A conversation between UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and Miyavi after his visit to Rohingya camps.

    https://medium.com/@UNHCR/music-fatherhood-and-the-view-from-the-largest-refugee-settlement-in-the-world-fde93f48f50d

  • toastie postie

    Angie directed and produced this with Miyavi
    MIYAVI “The Others” (UNHCR ver.)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt0apqrpQY8

  • toastie postie

    MIYAVI makes music with Rohingya refugee kids
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4LZ6wM6mWA

  • tboz

    And you have written with a ghost writer or two? Absolutely nothing! so your point is?
    Oh I forget you can’t even wield coherent sentences together on a gossip blog let alone write an essay. See what happens when people who don’t like you comment.

  • tboz

    Looks like her kids eat pretty good to me! Maybe you could push back from the table some yourself it will help!

  • tboz

    Good job Angie. You are an inspiration.

  • Orianna Petroy

    Hi everyone!
    I just can’t believe that there are still people who believe that Angelina Freaking Jolie needs to steal someone’s spotlight.
    But the most ridiculous is that there are still people who believe that Anniston is or will ever be on spotlight.
    Once more :I don’t hate her ,just trying to point the truth…

  • toastie postie

    FAMILY WITH DOG
    TWWMD is looking for a family with a mid sized dog to work on Monday, June 24 in Albuquerque. PLease send a photo of your family and your dog with the names and ages of the children and your dog and please don’t forget the names of the parents and phone numbers. castingabq@gmail.com

    I am looking forward to seeing some really cute dogs. Best part of casting.

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    If this person who said that, knew who Jolie was, she would know that Jolie always does something, when the world refugee day is approaching, it has happened since she became UNHCR’s goodwill ambassador when it is not a trip humanitarian, is an article in a magazine or newspaper, Jolie never ceased to remind us of the refugees, on the official date of the celebration.

  • tboz

    Wth are they saying now? Are they saying she released this info because of the lies Netflix is spreading about her movie. There is no way it outdid BIrdbox!
    One of my male co workers had the nerve to ask me if I watched that new movie of course I said no.

  • Leopard’s skin

    Amazing woman. Keep it up Angelina.
    🎼 “And they thought that I was done oh” 🎹

  • Orianna Petroy

    Is just down the thread,lol.I have no time to read their stupid ,boring thread

  • toastie postie

    Two years ago – courtesy of Fas 😘
    Angelina Jolie visits Kenya on World Refugees Day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwKzkmL3XO0

  • dianad1968

    I think some of the hens bombarded CB yesterday, losing their minds at the news about Angie’s guest editorship at Time. Angie will be responsible for them losing their minds, and it’s hilarious to watch, lol.

  • toastie postie

    Angelina Jolie On Refugee Runway Fashion Show 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=49&v=nNOZrmGK_LU

  • dianad1968

    I don’t like to use the word “hate”, but you better believe I despise her. Sorry, lol.

  • toastie postie

    Happen 2 years ago
    Runway of Hope: Angelina Jolie Opens Up About a Different Kind of Fashion Show
    UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie reports from the front row of RefuSHE’s pioneering fashion show in support of refugee artisans.
    https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/a19131484/refushe-runway-show/

  • lyric

    They probably do that quite often. Can’t have pro Angie posters saying something nice about her without interjecting their hate filled comments.

  • Dee

    Thank you Toastie, just trying to catch up a bit. 😘 👏
    I loved how joyful Angie and all the ladies were, so heartwarming to see. 😃

  • Dee

    So wonderful to read how dedicated Miyavi is to refugees and their lives. Angie’s influence has reached so many all over the world. 👏👏

  • Leopard’s skin

    I just went over there to see what they said. It seems the were miffed that she was called a Professor, was not qualified to be a co-editor and they tried to undermine her work with refugees. What a bunch of losers.

  • Leopard’s skin

    I despise her more.

  • toastie postie

    You are very welcome, Dee. Hope your evening is going well. 😘

  • toastie postie

    Yes, she has touch many hearts and souls. A wonderful role model.

  • tboz

    The hate is real lol. I honestly can say she doesn’t give half a Damon what a bunch of trolls on the internet think🤛🏼