Mia Farrow to begin hunger strike for Darfur

by editor on April 23, 2009

mia_farrow “On April 27th I will begin a fast of water only in solidarity with the people of Darfur and as a personal expression of outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children needlessly die of starvation, thirst and disease.”

We’re surprised to learn Farrow’s beginning a hunger strike. But only because we thought she’d always been on one.

Source: Huffington Post

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Bill Stafford April 23, 2009 at 7:06 am

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Re: Mia Farrow.

Don’t be so hard on Ms. Farrow. She has been a longtime supporter of human rights in the region. She makes regular trips to the area to deliver aid and gather information. I think she is one of the good guys. I don’t know what her politics may be, but I would expect that we would not see eye to eye on much in that arena, but we need to give credit where it is due. I think the reason that you may not have heard much from her on this issue is that was more interested in getting something done rather than bolster her fame.

Scott April 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

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My thoughts exactly Bill. There’s nothing wrong with making a stand for what you believe in. If she wants to make a small expression of solidarity to attempt to bring some attention to an actual problem, what’s the matter with that? Making a snide comment about her weight is tacky.

Jason April 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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I’m sure Ms Farrow’s hunger strike will save Darfur. Liberals always have the answer, and that answer is meaningless, self congratulatory bullspit. I look for acres of heavenly scented marigolds to spring forth almost immediately. Bravo dingbat.

Scott April 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm

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I don’t understand what the liberal comment means with regard to anything here. Why the insults? You can’t comment with a valid point but have to resort to grade school level discord? Nice.

JustAl April 24, 2009 at 7:46 am

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So, what, exactly, would she have us do?

We send troops to distribute aid in Somalia and they get killed.

We send food to the poor anywhere and are accused of “ruining agriculture in developing countries” I kid you not, I’ve seen this in the Guardian’s blog many times.

The suffering is tragic, it is also not our fault nor our responsibility to correct.

So the celebrities what us to “do something” but only when our national interests are not involved. If the area is of strategic importance like Iraq the same celebrities want us to do nothing.

Juan May 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

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Why isn’t she in Nashville Tennessee if she wants to help. Those people are up to there ass in mud and catfish with all the flooding down there. Why don’t we help our own people instead of going off where they don’t want us.