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Danny Glover
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover has gained respect for his community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa. Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor and was honored with a 2011 “Pioneer Award” from the National Civil Rights Museum. Internationally Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Glover was presented in 2011 with the prestigious Medaille des Arts et des Letters from the French Ministry of Culture and was honored with a Tribute at the Deauville International Film Festival. Currently Glover serves as UNICEF Ambassador.

Entries by Danny Glover

'Taking in All the Pain of What They Witness'

(7) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 9:29 AM

Actor, director and social activist Danny Glover is no stranger to the drug problem: His family of origin was directly affected by it. "All three of my brothers had issues with substance use," he told me in an interview to help launch the Drugs Over Dinner initiative. "One...

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Stop the Political Persecution of Aristide and Fanmi Lavalas Once and for All

(3) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 4:54 PM

In March of 2011 I accompanied Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on his trip home to Haiti following years of forced exile in South Africa. I did so in support of Haitian democracy and Aristide's civil rights, and in protest against my country's role in illegally removing him from power in...

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Stand With Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee to End the Blockade of Gaza

(336) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 5:31 PM

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." -- Martin Luther king, Jr.

I genuinely feel the need to speak out because I think to remain silent in the face of the horrors that we have all been witnessing in Gaza is irresponsible...

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Americans Turn to South Africa for Aid

(96) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 2:40 PM

As part of a delegation of Mississippi workers, clergy and students, I am here in South Africa to make a historic request for aid and assistance. There is some irony in the fact that during the 1970s and 1980s, it was Americans who mobilized and organized to pressure the racist...

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California's Death Penalty: All Cost and No Benefit

(377) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 2:30 PM

While many important issues will be decided this Tuesday, one stands out for its national and historic importance: In California, the future of the death penalty hangs in the balance with Proposition 34. Also known as the SAFE California Act of 2012, Prop 34 will replace the death...

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Binding Arbitration, Sooner the Better

(49) Comments | Posted June 10, 2009 | 2:38 PM

Labor unions have been a real force for good in the life of my family, and in so many other families like mine. I am who I am, and who I have been able to become, in large part because of the strength and resources my parents and aunts were...

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Troubling the Water

(36) Comments | Posted August 22, 2008 | 1:58 PM

Between the corporate media circus coverage of the US presidential elections and the "security" arrangements in store for any prospective DNC and RNC protesters, it struck me that there is very little room for anything between spectacle and surveillance these days. Fortunately not everyone is taking this lying down.

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