When the words “human rights” are heard, many people think of the basic rights that humans have as humans. One may think of the right to be treated like a human, instead of tortured and held like an animal. Another person may think of how a government should treat traitors – death penalty is a big no no, and many would rather see traitors put in jail than to death if possible.
Cue the Human Rights Foundation, or the HRF. The Foundation was founded by Thor Halvorssen. Halvorssen has had a past with basic human rights being violated. His father was wrongly, falsely imprisoned by the Venezuelan government. While his father was in jail, he was beaten up and put through horrendous torture. His mother was gunned down in 2004, at a peaceful protest event she participated in. She was a child psychologist.
Halvorssen founded the HRF in 2005. There were many incidents that caused him to pull his resources together to make it happen. The tipping point was his mother’s shooting. While she wasn’t killed, she was hurt in the incident. It didn’t help that his uncle was missing, taken by the government, around the same time. It simply wasn’t fair.
The Human Rights Foundation fights for basic human rights of everyone. One example of their work is protesting a Nicki Minaj concert in Angola – a country where the leaders have used abuse and torture to keep their reign, and have exploited the country all around to make their fortune. While Minaj did not abandon her concert, she was well aware of why the Human Rights Foundation was against her concert there.
Overall, there is so much to protect. The Human Rights Foundation is only trying to help everyone as best they can. They protect the freedom of speech, expression, religion, and other rights. Many are not guaranteed by other countries, but many are guaranteed in the United States of America. Check out Thor’s YouTube channel for videos and other information. He is also a known film producer: IMDB.
George Soros is known worldwide for his writings in political and social themes. He was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, in the era of rebellion. Soros decided to flee Hungary to the United Kingdom in search of better opportunity and a place to nurture his talents.
Soros is the man behind great investments and foundations across the world. Having attended the prestigious London school of Economics, he has an excellent understanding of administration, economy, and finance. 1952, Soros ventured into in investment banking.
In the subsequent years, Soros established several bank investments in the US, and he relocated to New York. Here, his career kicked off. He established relations with prestigious firms namely: Wertheim and Co, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, and F. M. Mayer.in New York, Mr. Soros made a career and found fulfillment.
In the mid-1970s, with his vast knowledge and years of experience, he decided to build his business empire. He established Soros Hedge Fund Management. The firm under the leadership of George earned him lots of revenue. With funds from investors who trusted him, Soros made a billion in dollars in more than two twenty years. Soros made a cash hypothesis on the British pound in 1992 earning him $1 billion in a day.
Soros is not only one of the best investment bankers in the world but also a human rights activist. He takes advantage of his extensive links to advocate for social and political change. He has taken upon himself to set up societies to function and encourage people to be critical thinkers. The open societies Foundations are spread in over a hundred states across the continents.
Through the Foundations, Soros advocates for the universal message of peace, truth, accountability and transparency. The foundations operate on a regional level. Mr. Soros gives thousands of scholarships to needy students across the world. He believes education brings about ideological change.
Recently, George Soros condemned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his compatriot Ted Cruz for invoking terror. According to George, terror groups such as ISIS have been cornered. They are currently operating on the run and will eventually collapse. Soros maintains that such groups have been weakened as evidenced by their declining influence in the Middle East. Click here for more information.
Soros has also voiced concerns over ongoing international conflicts and refugee crisis. He has had issues with various publications on the same. Soros has faulted inter-governmental organizations such as United Nations for failure to work in the line of their formation. He advises and advocates for the creation of practical long-term solutions and strategies to manage the crisis in Ukraine, Syria and Russia.
Other vices that Soros condemns include the increasing oppression of refugees that seek help in other countries and continents. Soros has earned respect and admiration from many people such as Kofi Annan and Bono, the musician. George Soros believes that much can be done to change the undesirable human behaviors through education and free thinking.