Nick Clooney Talks About His Darfur Visit at WKU

TV personality Nick Clooney was at WKU on Oct. 30 hoping to inspire people to stop the genocide in Darfur.

The Maysville, Kentucky native is a former TV news anchor and columnist for The Cincinnati Post.

He recently visited Sudan's war-torn Darfur region with his famous son, George Clooney.

More than 400,000 people have been killed and two-and-a-half million forced to live in camps since conflict began nearly eight years ago.

The Clooney's went there to see first-hand if an entire race of people was being wiped out.

"Are these people actually being slaughtered for no more reason than their own government wants the land where they live, and wants them out of the picture? And we found out that indeed, that was true," Nick Clooney explained.

Clooney hopes people will put pressure on the U.S. government to make the united nations send 26,000 troops to Darfur.

He also says if pressure were applied to China, the conflict would stop tomorrow since China buys 70-percent of Sudan's oil.

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  • by Jennifer Location: Bowling Green on Oct 30, 2007 at 09:22 PM
    Why wasn't this event better publicized? This story should have been broadcast the night before the event took place in order to generate a better audience turnout, & spread awareness of the atrocities occurring in the Sudan. Nick Clooney, an esteemed newsman and a Kentucky native, is trying to get the word out, but how can he expect to do so if the media doesn't cooperate by informing its viewers? The turnout was so poor at the event...maybe 75 people were there. Nick Clooney is a wonderful speaker...and what he witnessed on his trip to the Sudan---Darfur in particular, and what he recounted to the audience was beyond awful. (over 250,000 people massacred). He was urging the audience to get involved by contacting their state representatives. There will be a candlelight vigil at 7:30 pm this Sunday in Fountain Square Park to remember those killed in Darfur & to bring a greater awareness to the ongoing genocide in that region so that we may become a community that demands change.
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