George Soros, Defender Of The Oppressed

George Soros, the liberal billionaire, was not always as rich as he is. In fact, he had to work double shifts like a manual and casual laborer to put himself through the London School of Economics. Had the British people known that they had educated him to make a one billion dollar profit prom them in one day, they might have absconded educating him. However, considering the situation that the world’s most generous man came into being, it was impossible to have predicted that he would turn out so rich. The only thing that anyone from his formative years could have predicted about the phenomenal George Soros is that he would stay generous and helpful to those that needed him. Read more at Washington Times.

George Soros was never an American initially. After leaving Budapest, America was not his second home either. Budapest, but it certainly became his permanent one. He was born in Hungary during its encroachment by the Nazi Regime. Born Jewish, George Soros saw firsthand what it means to be persecuted and hated for being something one cannot change. The Nazi regime was perpetrating genocide against Hungarian Jews and even killed half a million of them in concentration camps. To survive, the Soros family had to forge documents to conceal their Jewish identities. They helped other Jewish people to scam the Nazi regime and keep alive to the end of the Second World War.

By the time George Soros made it into the United States in pursuit of the American dream, he had beat the odds and was set to become the successful man that he is currently. He had put himself through London School of Economics and escaped a Jewish death by the hands of a Nazi regime. He set out to make money through trading stocks and consolidating his profits into a hedge fund he had created. His financial prowess had grown so much that he earned the title of the Man Who Broke the Bank of England and was fast becoming a force with which to reckon.

He began his path to philanthropy by funding liberal South African activities to study and fight the Apartheid Regime. Then, he created the Central European University and introduced the Soviet people, once isolated to the rest of the world, to Critical Thinking. He also took a keen interest in American matters as he felt that the discrimination of minority groups had to be addressed. His liberal ideas found a home in the Democratic Party which has perennially received millions of dollars in contributions from him.

He took personal charge of a bad situation when a violent and spontaneous reaction to an extra-judicial killing of an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown occurred in Ferguson Island. The people had resolved to protest against police brutality and racial profiling, but the course which the protests had been taking could have led to further loss of life through violence. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.

George Soros lobbied up the efforts of lobby groups under his sponsorship to better organize the protests into peaceful demonstrations with a national outlook. He sponsored bus rides for activists across the whole country, spending over 33 million dollars on coordination efforts to boost the demonstrations with widespread social media campaigns under the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag

July 19, 2017

Posted In: Human Rights

How Thor Halvorssen Leads The Human Rights Foundation

The Origins Of The Humans Rights Foundation

In 2004, Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation. As native of Venezuela Halvorssen has experienced his fair share of oppression at the hand of dictators. Through his leadership of the Human Rights Foundation, he works to make sure that no one else must suffer through this pain. Initially he operated the Human Rights Foundation from America and focused on just a few countries. Now, Halvorssen operates around the world and tackles everything from censorship to persecution of minority groups.

Putting Everything On The Line

The line of work Halvorssen is involved in puts his life in danger constantly. Authoritarian states do not want to contend with the sort of challenges that are presented when activists encourage people to fight for the freedom and hold their governments accountable. At one point he was even arrested for his actions. During the filming of a documentary in Vietnam, Halvorssen was arrested by authorities. Although he was able to convince the Vietnamese government that he was simply trying to convert to Buddhism, the experience still stands as an example of the dangers he faces as a part of his job.

Making The Impact Global

Halvorssen works hard to make a difference in the world, and that means he focuses on finding ways to spread his message and attract supporters. Recently, he has focused his efforts on the Oslo Freedom Forums. Originating in his father’s homeland of Norway, the freedom forums are a place where activists around the world can meet up with each other and formulate exactly how to create more open societies. The Human Rights foundation is currently approaching its 13th anniversary. In such a relatively short amount of time Thor Halvorssen has had a profound impact on the world.

January 22, 2017

Posted In: Film Maker, Human Rights