Danny Glover (born on 22 July 1946) is an African American actor. Activist for the rights of African Americans in United States and minorities in this country of Americas. Had a friendship with former president Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Fidel Castro, and integrates the Consultative Council of the television channel Telesur. Glover also won respect for their activities of humanistic character and philanthropic efforts with particular emphasis on promoting economic justice and access to health attention programs and education in United States and Africa. Internationally Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for Development of United Nations from 1998 to 2004, focusing on questions of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently is Ambassador of Unicef.
Fights for freedom of 5 Cuban Heroes, who they imprisoned in the United States.
Activism against Iraq war and invasion Edit
Danny Glover has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq War before the war began in March 2003. In February 2003, he was one of the featured speakers at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco where other notable speakers included names such as author Alice Walker, singer Joan Baez, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. Glover was a signatory to the April 2003 anti-war letter "To the Conscience of the World" that criticized the unilateral American invasion of Iraq that led to "massive loss of civilian life" and "devastation of one of the cultural patrimonies of humanity". During an anti-war demonstration in Downtown Oakland in March 2003, Glover praised the community leaders for their anti-war efforts saying that "They're on the front lines because they are trying to make a better America.... The world has come together and said 'no' to this war – and we must stand with them."