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Harry Belafonte

Belafonte at the Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party, 2011
Born Harold George Bellanfanti, Jr.
(1927-03-01) March 1, 1927 (age 89)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Harold George Belefonte, Jr.
Harry Belafonte, Jr.
Harry Bellanfanti, Jr.
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actor, social activist
Years active 1949–present
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marguerite Byrd (1948–57)
Julie Robinson (1957–2004)
Pamela Frank (2008–present)
Children 4
Website www.singyoursongthemovie.com

You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel.
Harry Belafonte
I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.
Harry Belafonte
Bring it on. Dissent is central to any democracy.
I've always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I've always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community.
Harry Belafonte
If you believe in justice, if you believe in democracy, if you believe in people's rights, if you believe in the harmony of all humankind – then you have no choice but to back Fidel Castro as long as it takes!
Harry Belafonte
Fascism is fascism. Terrorism is terrorism. Oppression is oppression.
This generosity that has been offered to the United States says very much about the Venezuelan spirit.
Harry Belafonte
You can cage the singer but not the song.
Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet. I'm always in Africa… And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
Harry Belafonte