George Soros continues to strengthen the world

George Soros has become one of the leading political contributors in the country for Democrats but has also been one of the leading philanthropists of his time. He has contributed more than $12 billion dollars to organizations that fight for and defend freedom of expression and accountable governments, and also fight for transparency and societies that protect the right of justice and equality. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

George Soros has based some of his giving on groups that have increasingly faced intolerance including Europe’s Roma people, drug users, sex workers and those in the LGBTI community worldwide. George Soros has also faced discrimination first hand as a child.

George Soros was born and raised in 1930s Hungary and managed to survive the Nazi occupation of 1944-1945, which led to the death of more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews. George Soros and his family survived by obtaining fake identification papers, lying about their background and helping others escape as well. George Soros left Hungary in 1947, when the Communists began consolidating power. He moved away to London, where he studied at the London School of Economics, while working as a railway porter and night-club waiter.

In 1970, George Soros decided to emigrate to the United States, where he became one of the most successful investors in U.S. history. In New York, George Soros launched his hedge fund, the Soros Fund Management, making him extremely successful. George Soros then used his wealth to open up the Open Society Foundations. The Open Society Foundations is a collective o foundations, partners and projects spread out over 100 countries. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

In 1979, George Soros became strongly engaged in philanthropy and gave scholarships to blacks living under apartheid in South Africa. In the late 1980s, George Soros defended the share of ideas in the Communist Eastern Bloc. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, George Soros launched the Central European University, which was a school that stimulated critical thinking. Following the end of the Cold War, George Soros expanded his work to the United States, Africa and Asia. He is one of a few philanthropists who has fought back against the “war on drugs” saying it is harmful and not helpful.

As Soros continues to get older, he remains active with the Open Society Foundations, advocating for positive change with global leaders in private and publicly. George Soros has become a strong financial backer of several organizations including the Global Witness, the International Crisis Group, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Thor Halvorssen on Democracy, Civil Liberties, and Human Rights Advocacy

Thor Halvorssen is a Venezuelan human rights supporter and film maker with commitments in the fields of public interest advocacy, public policy pro-democracy advocacy, civil liberties, individual rights and public policy. Halvorssen is originator of the Oslo Freedom Forum, a yearly assembly depicted by The Economist as a “breathtaking human-rights celebration on its approach to turning into human-rights such as the Davos monetary forum. Halvorssen is the leader of the Human Rights Foundation, an association dedicated to worldwide human freedom and rights.

Halvorssen stepped down from heading ( Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) FIRE in March 2004 to join its Board of Advisors and declared the starting of a worldwide team that would “champion the meaning of human rights that initially enlivened the human rights development, focused on the twin ideas of self-assurance freedom and that of tyranny. HRF was consolidated in 2005, opening its central station in New York City in August 2006. Its International Council incorporates several conscience prisoners such as Harry Wu, Elie Wiesel and Vladimir Bukovsky. More so it entails democracy activists, for example, Garry Kasparov and Mart Laar. Václav Havel was its chairman before he died in December 2011.

Halvorssen repeatedly advocated and lobbied releasing of Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese political prisoner during the helm of HRF. Come 2010, Halvorssen was an extraordinary visitor of Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Prize service giving the prize to Liu Xiaobo in absentia. Halvorssen is recognized as a supporter of Chinese Uyghur pioneer Rebiya Kadeer and has forcefully opposed the Tawainese Kuomintang government for its restricting visits by Kadeer. Halvorssen has bolstered UN-level activity to address the infringement of Uyghur rights in China.

As per the Hollywood Reporter, Halvorssen is at present delivering the Robert a film adoption. Halvorssen delivered The Sugar Babies, the film about Dominican Republic human trafficking and the predicament of its vagrant farm workers. The documentary targets are the politically and wealthy sugar barons who dwell in West Palm Beach – the Fanjul Family. There is a time the film was revisited at Florida International University before a heated exchange developed with the Dominican discretionary agent leading to police presence. It got various negative views being said that the film’s depiction of enormous business and its association with the Dominican government was a piece of a crusade against the nation’s notoriety. Today, Halvorssen has managed to touch different sides of people’s life and he has still dedicated his career and willingness to do so.

Thor Halvorssen Recognizes Humanity

There is a process when it comes to injustice. The first part of the process is the dehumanizing of the people. Then this results in inferior treatment because they are considered lower than others. While some forms of this exist everywhere in the world, the more extreme forms of this are in underdeveloped countries. A lot of these countries are under tyrannical and authoritarian rule. Of course, this is to be fought and stopped. Fortunately, there are people who are working on ways to take on this type of tyranny so that people in those countries can have the human rights that are enjoyed in developed countries.

Among these people is Thor Halvorssen. Thor is a human rights activist who is very passionate and creative when it comes to his fight for human rights. For one thing, he is always keeping a sharp eye on the issue of human rights and is looking for ways to not only shed light on the issue in different countries but to also eradicate the injustices that are ongoing. He does not stop at talking about it. He also gets himself involved in many different capacities which include actually traveling to the countries where the violations are occurring.

One thing that could be said for Thor is that he recognizes the humanity of people that are suffering in the world. He wants others to recognize them. That way, they would be able to work on a plan that will bring down the foul treatment that is prevalent in these countries. Thor runs a campaign that is so effective that he has gotten the help of celebrities when it comes to fighting for the rights of others. Christian Bale himself has taken on the fight in order to help with the issue of human rights violations.

The Mission of The Human Rights Foundation

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist who is the founder as well as the president of the Human Rights Foundations which was founded in 2005. As a human rights activist, Mr. Halvorssen rejects any political label despite the fact that he has been labeled many times as being a classical liberal. Mr. Halvorssen is particularly passionate about uncovering scandals of dictators and tyrants of countries that have been persecuting the people. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Halvorssen remembers the exact day to which he began the fight for better human rights around the world. Mr. Halvorssen states that the year was 1989 and he started out as a young age due to the fact that he was heavily influenced by his parents and their actions with human rights.

Thor Halvorssen understands the necessity of the fight for human rights. In 1993 his father was falsely imprisoned in a Venezuelan jail despite the fact that his father was a well respected diplomat. The only reason his father was ever released was thanks to the avocation and influence of several human rights organizations. Thanks to Mr. Halvorssen, his organization now protects human right globally and focuses especially on the human rights of those that live without a choice in closed societies. The mission of The Human Rights Foundation is to preserve freedom and the importance of basic rights all around the world. This non-profit organization believes that basic rights should never be unattainable or even considered to be a luxury.

With current offices located in New York, this non-profit organization has received support and funding from individuals and companies from all over the world with a similar belief to the foundation. The Human Rights Foundation can also be spotted at Capitol Hill on an annual basis when representatives come and educate the public on the necessity of preserving and spreading basic human rights. In present day, this foundation has already done so much by freeing political prisoners, giving education to the public in closed societies, as well as using films and other means of entertainment to further educate the world.

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