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Brangelina Continue To Inspire

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Could Santa Angelina Jolie and her man get any better?

Ange and Brad Pitt's non-profit org, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, has just donated another $1 million - this time to fund the Human Rights Watch's work in Burma and Zimbabwe.

The gift will allow the Human Rights Watch to continue to document and expose the inhumane treatment in both countries and urge for a change.

The grant from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation will be used to fund research and advocacy in the countries.

Kenneth Roth, the executive director at HRW said, "Burma and Zimbabwe are two of the most repressive countries in the world and we need to increase international pressure on them to change."

Roth added, "Brad and Angelina's investment in our work at this critical moment will allow intensified efforts by our researchers to expose the repression that these governments try to keep hidden and by our advocates to generate the global pressure needed to improve people's lives."

If only everyone was as generous as Ange!

CLICK HERE to read all about the issues in Bruma and Zimbawe.

[Image via Fame Pictures.]

According to HRW:

"Human Rights Watch researchers have documented systematic abuses committed by Burma's authoritarian military government as it clings to power, including the brutal crackdown on democracy protests in September 2007and the sham referendum conducted in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. Burma recruits thousands of child soldiers as young as 10 denies the International Committee of the Red Cross access to its prisons, and still uses landmines, a weapon banned by most of the rest of the world. The government persecutes ethnic minorities and it plunders Burma's vast resources, earning billions from sales of petroleum, timber, and gems, and enjoying cozy relations with governments and companies eager to exploit its natural wealth, while its population suffers in poverty and oppression.

Burma's military government has announced parliamentary elections for 2010 aimed at keeping the military in power. Governments such as China and Thailand have welcomed the elections as a sign of progress, despite rules that exclude many government opponents from running or even voting. Human Rights Watch has long called for a return to civilian rule and a genuine political dialogue that includes Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, her National League for Democracy (which won Burma's last elections in 1990 but were not allowed to form a government by Burma's military), and Burma's many ethnic groups.

Human Rights Watch said it will continue to expose government abuses and the lack of basic freedoms, including the right to participate in free and fair elections, while pressing the international community to take a tougher line with this repressive and duplicitous military government.

Zimbabwe's people have long suffered severe abuses under the brutal government of Robert Mugabe and his ruling ZANU-PF party. In March 2008 Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) won a first round of presidential elections despite efforts by Mugabe and the ZANU-PF party to rig the vote through violence and intimidation. Since then, Human Rights Watch has documented the killing of 150 opposition party supporters and the abduction, beating, and torture of thousands by ruling party allies. Huge numbers of Zimbabweans have very little access to food due to the government's obstruction of food aid, and the economic and political crises have caused 1.5 million Zimbabweans to stream across the border into South Africa.

Zimbabwe is on the brink of complete collapse but a power-sharing deal agreed on September 15, 2008, with the MDC could bring some change if implemented and if the Mugabe government immediately ends its crimes. Human Rights Watch researchers will continue to investigate human rights abuses and press for prosecution of responsible officials, the.release of political prisoners, the dismantling of torture camps and unrestricted access for humanitarian agencies to all those in need.

Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization that conducts rigorous, in-depth investigations of human rights abuses and strategic, targeted advocacy to build intense pressure for action and to raise the cost of such abuse. Human Rights Watch is funded by private donations and does not accept any government funds, directly or indirectly. Pitt and Jolie join the many generous individuals and foundations who make Human Rights Watch's work possible."

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46 comments to “Brangelina Continue To Inspire”

  1. 1

    Love her. Love him. Angelina truly lives up to her nickname: ANGEL.

  2. 2

    I don't like angelina jolie. or brad pitt. no real reason, but they do nothing for me.

  3. yup says – reply to this


    You know, on a proper scale, it is no different than the typical American donating $500.00 or $1000.00 to a charity. Perhaps those people are the real saints because there is no publicity about what they did! I applaud them for donating, just not sure about the sainthood…

  4. 4

    ok….can't read all that

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  6. 6

    Of course, no one talks crap about these two! Have you forgotten how these two got together? Let me remind you…Brad Pitt was having an affair with Angelina while being married to Jennifer Aniston…but everyone forgets that. Why write so much negative stuff about Lindsay & Samantha? I don't get it, they haven't done anything bad to anyone, they're happy, just leave them alone Perez! Now these two, did hurt sometone……

  7. 7

    THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME they have more money than they can spend in 5 lifetimes and instead of HORDING it like so many GREEDY celebrities do, they give back ** YAY FOR SEXY BRAD AND SEXY ANGE**

  8. Sammy says – reply to this


    Angelina is trying to buy her a ticket to heaven since she had a pact with the devil, she is no saint, she stole another womans husband and she lied about it saying "I don't have to sleep with married men" right? So if she gives to charity good thing but, she is not a saint!!!

  9. 9

    It's always the same celebs in the press donating. We never hear of other celebs donating. You have to give credit where credit is due. Brangelina and Oprah have one thing in common: conviction.

  10. 10

    Oh yeah right, sure she is the most generous person of the universe. Perez, there are thousands of people who are not celebrities and donate not only to Africa as Brangelina does, but to charities and needed people from all the world. Why don't u give more credit to those artists who helped those affected by IKE or other hurricanes? Stop acting as brangelina #1 fan, they are the most fake couple ever!

  11. 11

    Re: harrysnatch – I agree.

  12. Sammy says – reply to this


    Re: NZgirl08 – Having homes in south of France, Beverly Hills and New Orleans does not make them greedy hmmm, they already have everything they need so they give but, they are not living in a tent and are not going hungry. Saint was Mother Teresa!!!

  13. Sammy says – reply to this


    Re: State ziti – Your funny State

  14. 14

    Like her. HATE HIM! I see it like this… as crazy as she is this humanitarian shit is real for her, it's NOT real for him. He's a fake and con. He needs to go back to being Botox Ken in Malibu so he can give into his tanerexia. He's tanorexic and addicted to botox.

  15. 15

    Call me silly but as a graduate of 12 years of Catholic schools I'm pretty sure the nuns taught me that one doesn't become a Saint by breaking one of the commandments. In Brad and Angie's case, that would be the 7th commandment: Thou shalt not commit adultery. Oops, guess they won't be up for canonization anytime soon. Sorry, Perez but you called that one wrong. I think it's great that they have all those gazillions of dollars to donate around the world, but doesn't charity begin at home? What is wrong with donating to all the charitable organizations here in America? What about the people suffering from Ike, the latest disaster to hit our shores? All estimates say there are billions of dollars of damage to several states with many thousands of people left homeless. And finally, why the hell can't they adopt any American kids?

  16. Anonymous says – reply to this


    There is more to becoming a 'Saint' than adopting children and donating money. Ms. Josephine Baker (may she rest in peace, love and serenity) adopted a number of children, of all races, many years ago…and, she was not nearly as revered as the Jolie-Pitt's are now.
    It takes a miracle, or two, in order to be canonized. When Brad and Angie are able to heal the afflicted, give sight to the blind and restore the hearing of the deaf….I will be more than happy to claim my 'allegiance'. Until then, I only see them as opportunists.

  17. Anonymous says – reply to this


    Re: ChihuahuaBama – I agree with you! Well said!

  18. 18

    She puts her money where her oh so pouty lipped, pretty mouth is. In a celeb world where most worry about being too skinny and getting good head…..extensions, that is admirable.

  19. 19

    commendable i am sure. do they ever let sahara walk on her own. where are shiloh, knox and viv?

  20. yup says – reply to this


    Money toward IKE? No, no no! They wouldnt do that! Those were middle class people who probably had flood insurance. No drama there, no hand outs, no press. You think those people "budgeted" for their whole lives to be thrown into the ocean? hell no. They could use some celebrity love, but again…no press=no help.

  21. 21

    The truely blessed give money without recognition. without 50 paps taking their picture. There are many people that do this and you will never know about them because they understand this. Those 2 are mainly about keeping their name in the press. I question some of these donations, while watching these countries are important, doesn't the UN do this? Amnesty Int.? Greenpeace? Alot of people in this country, this world are starving and homeless. Look at galvaston and all the other natural disasters. They are the ones that need help now. What is $100k donation against prop 8 going to do? Most people feel strongly one way or the other. the only thing that money is going to do is make the marketing people wealthier.

  22. 22

    OH and as for inspire, how much have you, perez, given to these causes? I have always donated and Volunteered for charities, brangelina does not influence me one way or the other. Have they donated to one of the charities you write about almost everyday? Have you donated?

  23. 23

    As a ZIMBABWEAN I can safely say who the f**K cares, this won't make one iota of a difference to all the repressed and HUNGRY people in my country, and it won't change anything about the government so f**k you Perez and f**k the Jolie Pitts, if this group is so awesome why do we still have dictators. Give credit to the real people those who are over there risking their lives everyday to save millions from death and horrid goverments not rich, skinny celebutards!!!!!!

  24. 24

    what about the people in this country that need help?

  25. 25

    Good to give yes, but people look too much at how much was given. For so many this is a tax write off, and once you have everything you want and need, and then some, and you still have money to spare, its not so amazing that you give. Its all relative. Some people are barely making it, but still give what little they have to help others. Then there are those who make nearly a billion dollars and we want to praise them highly for giving a mere 10% to charity. Yes 25 mill is alot, but if you made 250 mil in endorsements, movies, etc and got a load of stuff free as advertisement, its not that big of a deal. I encourage charity, but people focus on the amount of money and not the amount of heart in the giving when declaring things such as sainthood. many people would have given a bigger portion to charities if they had that much, but they don't have it to give.

  26. 26

    MANY MANY celebs make very generous donations - they just don't feel the need to PUBLICISE it. These two are nothing but media whores working their own spin. Makes me sick how they tote those kids round the world - quite happy for them to be photographed like their little accessories. Sickening people.

  27. 27

    Why don't they give that money to USA Charities ????????? Don't we have enough poor, sick and hungry people in the USA, y ou don't have to go outside the fucking USA. What a bunch of scab lickers.

  28. 28

    i'm sick and tired of this home wrecker. i'm not a fan of jennifer anistor but please why do you have to tell everyone how much money you are giving. i give money to charity too but i don't even mention this to my friends or family. i don't call my company's editor to publish in our monthly newsletter. what's wrong with you? why don't you tell us how much money you are spending in heroin and marijuana? i want to know 2. don't forget about how she conceived the twins…LOL!!!! lafable!!! JUST BE HONEST!!!

  29. 29

    as a social worker, the best way to help someone is invite a homeless person in your house. i dare you angelina and see if you can do it. how many rooms in your villa again? the money you are giving is just a spare change from reportedly almost 20 million you got. LIAR!!! so who's husband are you gonna steal next….HOME WRECKER!!!

  30. 30

    Re: NZgirl08 – They donate for tax reasons, not because they're such "saints". They have to donate a certain amount of their earnings to avoid getting nailed by the government.

  31. 31

    Where is the biological children? Why do they always have the others and not the ones born to them? I find that very strange. Also its great to donate to a charity but why not work in the United States more? I am not sure if they realize this but there is alot of disaster , homelessness , child abuse , lack of medicval care , and children without parents here also. I am starting to think everything they do is for publicity and star power. Notice there are alot of celebs having twins now? I guess all this is in just like Paris Hilton's chihuahua.

  32. 32

    i'm pretty sure this is called penance

  33. MP says – reply to this


    I'd love to see where their money is going. I think it's great they donate so much money to worthy causes, but how do they know for sure their money is being used as it should be? Some of our tax money and other aid is stolen by corrupt governments. What has our money bought us in Pakistan? Bin Laden is still hiding in the mountains and Pakistan refuses to let our Special Forces go in and get him.

  34. 34

    Big frickin deal!!! All that money came from donations from other people. Then those two media whores give the money like its all from their pockets.

    I think both of them are mentally ill.

  35. zach says – reply to this


    Perez, Angelina Voight is a way more obnoxious celebuspawn than Potato Head, yet you treat her attempts to stay relevant as if they're the second coming… I don't get it.

  36. 36

    Could someone please tell me if there´s something wrong with Zahara´s legs? She´s always in somebody´s arms, I´ve never seen her walking.

  37. 37

    They do give in this country too. Hello-New Orleans-their foundation (which is funded by them duh) gave millions to re-build and Brad actually got out there and did clean up before it was the fashinable thing to do. Short term memory loss is a big problem for haters. They cant win-if they dont give they are selfish, if they do give it is not enough or not the right cause. They have given millions to US charities-check out their foundation. I think they rock. I bet they give more (percentage) wise than anyone on this site. Ignore the jelous haters AB and keep on keeping on.

  38. 38

    ugh. charity starts at home. there are plenty of things that need to be fixed here in the us, why don't you donate to those charities? why not adopt american kids? and why the hell don't they ever have their biological children with them? it's almost always the adopted kids. these fools are irritating, i'm getting pretty sick of hearing about them. i used to kind of like them too.

  39. Les says – reply to this


    There is no telling how much these two are worth. They HAVE to make these donations or they would have a tax bill like you've never seen.

    Did you notice the list of people who are the top givers? These are the only two who get their names in print every time they donate. I believe the number one was Herb Albert. Wonder why he doesn't make all of his donations known?

  40. 40

    Maybe they should start donating money to Americans that need it.

  41. 41

    YAWN. WHo cares??? They're still self-righteous and shameless self promoters. According to Star, their mansion in France is a pigsty and all nasty, with dirty dishes piled up in the sink, rotten food laying around on the counters and in the fridge and toothpaste and hair dye stains all over the bathrooms. FREAKS!

  42. 42

    So sick of this WHORE!

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  44. 44

    Oh who gives a fuck? Seriously! The donate because they can, and I am sure that if other people had their income they would be doing the same. What if it was Samantha Ronson that donated instead? You wouldn't post anything, and if you did, it would be about how she donated and didn't bother giving you the money she owes you.

    There are so many people in this world that actually put their time and effort into making a difference in people's lives, and they never get any recognition. Writing a cheque, which takes all of 30 seconds, does not make you a good person.

    I think you should rather spend your time on recognizing your readers, who go through the links you post for charities, because many of them really can't afford to donate, and still do.

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  46. 46

    Pocket change for them. BFD.