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Actress in Guantanamo protest
The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | June 19, 2004 | From correspondents in Venissieux, France

Posted on 06/18/2004 9:41:48 PM PDT by bd476

"BRITISH actress Vanessa Redgrave, who campaigns for prisoners at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, today denounced alleged torture at the jail and demanded the repatriation of the inmates.

Ms. Redgrave was speaking in the town of Venissieux, France, home to two of the prisoners held at the centre.

"The health and detention conditions at the Guantanamo base are a genuine reason for urgency," she said in French after meeting relatives of the detainees, Mourad Benchelalli and Nizar Sassi..."

(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: California; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cold; drugskill; lefties; narcissitic; psychotic; riyahdredgrave; soulless; vanessavendetta
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Vanessa Redgrave has incredibly bad timing or has completely lost her marbles.
1 posted on 06/18/2004 9:41:49 PM PDT by bd476
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The murder of Paul M Johnson isn't an issue Vanessa Redgrave is concerned with.


2 posted on 06/18/2004 9:43:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: bd476

Vanessa Redgrave lost her "marbles" a very, very long time ago. She's very anti-semitic and pro Palestinian for a very long time.


3 posted on 06/18/2004 9:46:18 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: bd476

I remember when she was a ardent spokesperson for the PLO and Palestinians. She has been an old Lefite for a long time, but she hasn't let get in the way of a nice lifestyle.


4 posted on 06/18/2004 9:46:26 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: bd476
This is so predictable nobody will even notice.
5 posted on 06/18/2004 9:47:48 PM PDT by sinkspur (There's no problem on the inside of a kid that the outside of a dog can't cure.)
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To: bd476

Very good actress with unpalatable politics. I remember her Zionist protest speech when she won an Oscar--was it the 70's. This is not the week to complain to Americans about our treatment of terrorists.


6 posted on 06/18/2004 9:49:21 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: goldstategop

She'd be a likely first target of those monsters if she dared step foot in Jeddah or Riyadh.


7 posted on 06/18/2004 9:51:19 PM PDT by bd476
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To: garyhope

That's right. It's easy to forget her off-camera activity since she gets so little work these days.


8 posted on 06/18/2004 9:52:15 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Ironic, isn't it... something akin to being a leech.


9 posted on 06/18/2004 9:53:00 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476
Wait,wait...it's about to come into view.....


10 posted on 06/18/2004 9:54:35 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Ruth A.

Exactly. This sounds like she's flipped completely. Maybe she's got some serious mental illness problem.


11 posted on 06/18/2004 9:55:19 PM PDT by bd476
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To: sinkspur

That might be it. Maybe this was intentionally bad timing and was the only means for her return into the headlines.


12 posted on 06/18/2004 9:58:36 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

She, like Madonna, are very much over the hill. It is a shame that she is now so unimportant.


13 posted on 06/18/2004 10:02:17 PM PDT by ditto h
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To: bd476
Maybe this was intentionally bad timing and was the only means for her return into the headlines.

Has Vanessa Redgrave done anything besides protesting for every gutter cause, in the last 20 years?

14 posted on 06/18/2004 10:02:45 PM PDT by sinkspur (There's no problem on the inside of a kid that the outside of a dog can't cure.)
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To: bd476

Alzheimers? She seems to be stuck in 60's!


15 posted on 06/18/2004 10:03:04 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: bd476

IMO, if Redgrave feels so much for these vermin, she should give each one a blow job and a check for $25,000.


16 posted on 06/18/2004 10:03:26 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (CRY HAVOC be upon them!)
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To: bd476

Ms. Redgrave is an incredibly talented actress (I refuse to do the PC thing and call males and females "actors"!) Unfortunately, like most celebrities, her politics STINK.


17 posted on 06/18/2004 10:05:23 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (BUSH/CHENEY 2004!!!!!!)
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To: bd476

Vanessa is one of the acting world's bizarro's.

Too bad she has so much company.


18 posted on 06/18/2004 10:14:24 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Supporting Bush/Cheney 2004!)
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To: bd476

I don't think she's been in any movies lately, so she had to get her face on camera somewhere!


19 posted on 06/18/2004 10:16:18 PM PDT by SuziQ (Bush in 2004/Because we MUST!!)
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To: bd476

I think we should give her a one way ticket to Saudi and put those monsters to the test! Throw Madonna and the rest of the Hollywierd lefties in as well.


20 posted on 06/18/2004 10:20:45 PM PDT by Lucky2 ( 2004 is the year the Yankees will win the World Series and GWB will be re-elected!)
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To: sinkspur
From IMDb:

Vanessa Redgrave:

May Day (2004) (announced) .... Magus's Wife

White Countess, The (2004) (pre-production)

Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, The (2004) (post-production) .... The Heiress

"Byron" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Lady Melbourne

Good Boy! (2003) (voice) .... The Greater Dane

Locket, The (2002) (TV) .... Esther Huish

Stars für UNICEF (2002) (TV) .... Guest

Crime and Punishment (2002) .... Mrs. Raskolnikov

Gathering Storm, The (2002) (TV) .... Clemmie Churchill

"Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story" (2001) (mini) TV Series .... Countess Wilhelmina, Matriarch/Narrator

Pledge, The (2001) .... Annalise Hansen

3 Kings, The (2000) .... Priestess

Erika und Klaus Mann Story, Die (2000) .... Narrator ... aka Escape to Life (2000)

Rumor of Angels, A (2000) .... Maddy Bennett

Children's Story, Chechnia (2000) (voice)

Mirka (2000) .... Kalsan

... aka Mirka (2000) (Spain)

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV) .... Edith Tree (segment "1961")

Girl, Interrupted (1999) .... Dr. Sonia Wick

... aka Durchgeknallt (2000) (Germany)

... aka Durchgeknallt - Girl, interrupted (2000) (Germany: TV title)

Uninvited (1999/I) .... Mrs. Ruttenburn

... aka Escluso, L' (2000) (Italy)

Cradle Will Rock (1999) .... Countess LaGrange

Lulu on the Bridge (1998) .... Catherine Moore

Deep Impact (1998) .... Robin Lerner

Bella Mafia (1997) (TV) .... Graziella Luciano

Déjà Vu (1997) .... Skelly

Mrs. Dalloway (1997) .... Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway

... aka Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1997)

Wilde (1997) .... Lady Speranza Wilde

... aka Oscar Wilde (1998) (Japan: English title)

...etc., etc., ad nauseum.

Sad that movie producers can't find someone else.

Vanessa Redgrave

21 posted on 06/18/2004 10:20:58 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Kackikat
That was one thought until I checked her list of current acting projects. Maybe she's JPN.
22 posted on 06/18/2004 10:22:49 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

She's a lost one, that's for sure.


23 posted on 06/18/2004 10:23:47 PM PDT by bd476
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To: SuziQ
That's what I thought, too. See Post 21 below.
24 posted on 06/18/2004 10:25:06 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476
".....she said in French after meeting relatives of the detainees, ..."

It appears French has become the universal language for backstabbers, liars, Leftists, surrender monkeys and Democrats....

Appropriate!

Semper Fi

25 posted on 06/18/2004 10:27:40 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Theresawithanh

She is a great actress whose destiny placed her center stage in front of the footlights from birth. Such a gift combined with so poor an ability to reason is very sad.


26 posted on 06/18/2004 10:29:57 PM PDT by bd476
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To: river rat

Sadly, that is true. Maybe it's the wine.


27 posted on 06/18/2004 10:31:26 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Lucky2
How did these megalomaniacs ever get the idea that their fantasies reflected reality?
28 posted on 06/18/2004 10:34:55 PM PDT by bd476
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To: xzins

Fame must strip away for some the ability to think, or rob them of their conscience, that's for sure.


29 posted on 06/18/2004 10:38:22 PM PDT by bd476
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To: river rat

Le Attitude.


30 posted on 06/18/2004 10:40:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: ditto h
Wow, I sure hope Redgrave hears that comment. The other one would be terribly flattered to have her name mentioned in the same sentence as a Redgrave.
31 posted on 06/18/2004 10:43:12 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Is that ALL she's done? I thought she was an "actress"?


32 posted on 06/18/2004 10:59:18 PM PDT by Never2baCrat (I used to be modest, now I'm perfect!)
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To: garyhope; rageaholic

Vanessa Redgrave can KISS MY ROYAL IRISH ASH.


33 posted on 06/18/2004 11:08:32 PM PDT by John Frum
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To: Never2baCrat

Sickening isn't it?


34 posted on 06/18/2004 11:29:53 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Another socialist pipes up. What was the title to that book? "SHUT UP AND SING!"


35 posted on 06/18/2004 11:55:32 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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"Vanessa Redgrave has incredibly bad timing or has completely lost her marbles."

Actually she is being consistent. In the 70's she did this:

In addition to starring in Julia, Redgrave also funded a documentary entitled The Palestinian in which she backed a Palestinian homeland and, more controversially, danced with an Kalashnikov rifle.

And for an encore:

Redgrave was an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, an IRA sympathizer and a very vocal supporter of the PLO under Yasser Arafat and was reprimanded for making a political statement during the 1978 Academy Awards ceremony.

What a babe

best regards,

the dozer


36 posted on 06/18/2004 11:56:06 PM PDT by dozer7 (Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe)
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Thanks for the reminder of her sordid history. What's remarkable is that she has not been subject to a well deserved blacklisting. She keeps getting hired.


37 posted on 06/19/2004 12:00:12 AM PDT by bd476
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To: TheDon

LOL, yep, well not sing, please don't let her sing, maybe she could just act and rest her vocal cords between jobs.


38 posted on 06/19/2004 12:01:45 AM PDT by bd476
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She has been an old Lefite [and hypocrite] for a long time, but she hasn't let get in the way of a nice lifestyle.
39 posted on 06/19/2004 12:03:56 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Reagan won the cold war. Of course the left isn't impressed since they rooted for the other side.)
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Ms. Redgrave is an incredibly talented actress...

I agree with you, at least when she was in her prime. The sensitivity with which she played her roles were/are belied by her hateful and strange politics. But I liked her well enough to see a number of her films anyway. Something I did not do with Hanoi Jane. Anti-semite or not, in recent years she played a Jewish concentration camp victim with her usual competence.

40 posted on 06/19/2004 12:09:12 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Reagan won the cold war. Of course the left isn't impressed since they rooted for the other side.)
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To: John Frum
First step: learn French and Arabic. Ms. Redgrave will then be able to understand you.
41 posted on 06/19/2004 12:10:24 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Don't low whether this has been mentioned, but her younger sister, actress Lyn Redgrave, appears to be "normal" and has long been an American citizen.


42 posted on 06/19/2004 12:12:18 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Reagan won the cold war. Of course the left isn't impressed since they rooted for the other side.)
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To: bd476

She's been like this since before Blow Up.


43 posted on 06/19/2004 12:13:13 AM PDT by wardaddy (It will take at least100,000 deaths on US soil to bring America to a true war footing....sadly.)
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Great! Thanks for bringing up a more pleasant, more positive Redgrave name - didn't know that Lynn Redgrave was an American citizen. She is a great actress.


44 posted on 06/19/2004 12:16:36 AM PDT by bd476
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To: wardaddy
Thanks for mentioning that film, Wardaddy and for giving a rough estimate time reference for the beginning of Vanessa Redgrave's insanity.

"Blowup" was released in 1966, and according to the boards at IMDb, the Yardbirds featuring Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, have a cameo appearance in this.

Other than the discussion of Jimmy Page singing and playing a Telecaster in the movie, a few comments are worthwhile reading: "God Awful Movie," "Austin Powers without the laughs" and one comment claims that this movie greatly influenced Francis and Sofia Coppola.

45 posted on 06/19/2004 12:32:45 AM PDT by bd476
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Blow Up was a bit of a sensational flick at the time with some nudity (Vanessa) and the rock angle....had a tiny cult following.

All about a murder in Hyde Park picked up by accident on film...more or less.


46 posted on 06/19/2004 12:38:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (It will take at least 100,000 deaths on US soil to bring America to a true war footing....sadly.)
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To: bd476
Veraushka and Sarah Miles ( and loads of MOD models) both were in it too....wow, I was a kid...I just thought it was weird with good music and some salaciousness (for the time)

Veraushka lounging..lol

47 posted on 06/19/2004 12:45:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (It will take at least 100,000 deaths on US soil to bring America to a true war footing....sadly.)
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Thanks for this discussion, WD. Was just reading a bit about "Blow-up." It was based on a short story. There's also some vague reference to Plato's "The Cave."

This makes me wonder if Lynn Redgrave's selection of roles accelerated her descent into madness. Imagine her in Bergman's "Fanny & Alexander," or for that matter, any Bergman movie.

Wasn't Eva Braun also an actress?

48 posted on 06/19/2004 12:46:19 AM PDT by bd476
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To: wardaddy
Varushka, whatever happened to her? She was a pioneer anorexic, I think she predated the Twiggy phenomenon.

Of course I simply heard about the 60s from my Great Grandparents, and of course read about the 60s in old copies of Look and Life Magazines. ;-)

49 posted on 06/19/2004 12:50:01 AM PDT by bd476
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To: wardaddy
That's a great photo find, too, Wardaddy.

Wondering about Hemmings, now, wasn't he in a lot of movies and TV shows during that time? Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, etc.?

50 posted on 06/19/2004 12:52:55 AM PDT by bd476
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