What do they, Michael Douglass, Sean Connery, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere,, and others have in common? Apparently using their status to bring attention to the plight of Serbian Kosovo and stopping its forced severing from teh rest of the country.
The confluence of Hollywood hitters, a list that seems to be growing pretty rapidly, in defense of Serbia's interest in its ancient homeland is a bit surprising. And for that and other reasons it will draw a lot of attention.
Svetlana Novko's excellant site, Byzantine Sacred Art (which has been justifiably profiled here before) has the big scoop and an excellant article about it. The different activists were brought to the subject for various reasons, all are in opposition to the position of the mainline Democratic party, and the Bush administration. But others in the Republican party, as well as the Democratic party, seem to be moving in the direction of the Hollywood stars.
There have been increasing articles by high profile newspaper, and opinion makers, citing the move to Kosovo independence as a major mistake. In fact, George Clooney says that he is surprised how invisible the Serbian position is in the majority corporate news media.