Category Archives: Human Rights

George Soros a Successful Investor and a Passionate Philanthropist

George Soros a Billionaire, hedge fund manager, becomes the first private donor to transfer enormous wealth to a single Foundation. Soros, a major Democratic donor, is the founder of Open Society Foundation which is based in the United States. According to the New York Times Soros donated 18 billion dollars to Open Society Foundation. The donation was made some few years ago but was made public just recently. The donation has made the Open Society Foundation become the Second largest charitable organization in the United States the first being the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Open Society Foundation was founded by Soros more than 30 years ago and has since spent more than 30 billion dollars of Soros personal wealth to support the foundation philanthropic activities in more than 120 countries. The organization is a non-profit entity which seeks to promote democracy  human rights globally. The organization in recent times has focused all its energies and resources in the US in causes that seek to promote and defend gays and lesbians right including increased police brutality.

The organization was very instrumental in helping fund the Roma art culture treatment centers in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak. Open society foundation has also been in the forefront in protecting the people of the United States against hate which was wide during the 2016 election campaigns. According to New York Times, Mr. Soros made a personal commitment of 10 million dollars towards the cause. In a statement, Mr. Soros lamented what he termed as dark forces that were awakened by the election and called the Americans to come together and push against the hate that was imposed on them.

Mr. Soros is a staunch Democrat as a result of his political affiliation has made generous donations to the party and its members. In the previous election, Soros made huge contributions towards Hillary Clintons Campaigns for the coveted Presidency seat and also contributed to the election of other Democrats Politicians. Soros being one of the main sponsors of the Democrat party has become a target of huge criticism especially from those that come from the Republican Party.

Mr. Soros passion for philanthropy grew while he was still a young man. Soros lived in the Nazi-occupied Hungary and perfectly understand s what it is like to live in a closed society where democracy doesn’t exist. Sorrows in 1947 left for London and after that the United States where he became successful and eventually a billionaire on Wall Street. After Succeeding in life, Mr. Soros founded the Open Society Foundation in Hungary in 1984. Ever since then Mr. Soros has been generously contributing millions of dollars annually to the foundation. It is estimated that he has been contributing between 800 million dollars to 900 million dollars annually. Soros contribution this year according to wall street journal has increased the organization‘s endowment to more than 18 billion dollars.

In another statement, the President of Ford Foundation Darren Walker stated that Open Society is one organization that has largely impacted the world in the last two decades. The organization impact has been felt in almost all countries of the world.  and more information click here

Thor Halvorssen: Leader of the People

Founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, and founder and CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, highly decorated human rights activist, Thor Halvorssen Mendoza (More commonly known as Thor Halvorssen) is now without a doubt one of the most exceptional people on the planet. Choosing to make his life a focus of extreme generosity by looking out to protect the people in every way he’s found out how, Thor Halvorssen has definitely made a huge positive difference in the world today.

Lending his assistance in areas such as public policy, public interest advocacy, civil liberties, pro-democracy advocacy, and individual rights he’s quickly becoming branded as the “spectacular human rights festival… on its way to becoming a human rights equivalent of the Davos economic forum,” by The Economist and everyone else with two ears, two eyes, and a decent understanding of how reality works. It truly is amazing how much good one person can do in the world. Thor is not only helping our world in advocacy, but thanks to his extreme, unwavering devotion to an extraordinarily worthy cause, he has become an idol to many young men and women today, inspiring them to spark change and not be afraid to stand up in the face of controversy in order to make a positive difference.

Appearing in highly respected publications/outlets, such as National Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Nation, Time magazine, and The Wall Street Journal Halvorssen is getting a chance most of us dream of: speak and be heard… And he most definitely has been heard. Achieving the honor of being presented with the Sol Feinstone Award for fighting to protect student speech, there’s no understandable reason anyone could be at odds with this beacon of hope in a sea of monsters. It is impressive to say the least, all what this brilliant man has achieved and we are looking to him in solidarity, braving the worlds to speak up because he has inspired us all to stand up for what’s right. We owe Thor Halvorssen Mendoza our deepest appreciation and respects, for he has put his neck out on the line to do what few people are trying at protecting, basic human rights and the freedom to exist in a world that treats everyone as equals, no matter their background, class, or ethnicity. Thor Halvorssen Mendoza is the Leader of the People.

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Human Rights Foundation Founder Thor Halvorssen Helps Those In Closed Societies

Closed societies are not the thing of the past we would all like them to be as dictatorships and criminal governments continue to oppress the people of the world. The Human Rights Foundation now seeks to publicize the plight of the people of the world who remain trapped in closed societies, usually operated under the iron grip of a dictator. Unlike many human rights groups the Human Rights Foundation is taking a proactive approach to the problems facing the people of the world by bringing their plight to major news organizations under the motto “To ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted”.

Venezuelan author and film producer Thor Halvorssen established the Human Rights Foundation in 2005 after working with a number of human rights groups throughout his adult life. Halvorssen had originally been inspired to enter the charitable work surrounding the promotion of human rights after seeing various members of his own family have their human rights taken away for their political opposition to the ruling Venezuelan government.

Alongside his commitment to the Human Rights Foundation the top Hollywood film producer also finds the time to promote and organize the Oslo Freedom Forum; the forum was originally meant to take place as a one off event, but proved such a success it has been held each year since. The success of Thor Halvorssen’s event has seen events take place away from Oslo in cities across the U.S.

The Human Rights Foundation has been looking for the best ways of publicizing the issues of lost human rights since the group was formed in 2005; Thor Halvorssen has remained steadfast in his conviction to creating a politically independent group filled with those who are dedicated to the fight for freedom. The board of the Human Rights Foundation sees religious leaders like Archbishop Desmond Tutu sit alongside former political prisoners, and respected politicians as they work together to bring about change in the field of human rights.