George Soros Funding For Civil Societies a Step Towards Achievement of Global Human Rights Goals

George Soros settled in the US in 1956 and began working as an arbitrage trader for F.M. Mayer. He rode on the popularity of European stocks in the US market to build a successful investment portfolio and a platform for his ventures. Over the years, Soros became active in political activities funding Democratic candidates across the country. His biggest involvement came in 2004 where he spent over $27 million in a quest to defeat President George W. Bush. The concluded presidential elections in the United States also enjoyed a great deal of his political involvement. Records from the Federal Election Commission cite that Soros donated more than $25 million in support of Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. He was also among the high dignitaries expected to attend the event where Hilary Clinton accepted the nomination as the president-elect for the Democrats. Much of this was as an attempt to fight off Donald Trump whom Soros accused of working with ISIS and was a big threat to his international interests. Read his profile at Forbes.

Soros political involvement in the United States extends to support of activists and human rights’ movements. He is among the biggest financiers of social and political movements’ that fight for the rights of the minority. Intelligence reports indicate that George Soros through his Open Society Foundations funded most of the groups involved in Ferguson protests to a tune of over $33 million in one year. The different organizations that took part in the protests sought for deep grass root support from different quarters and joined through social platforms to plan for a mega event. The protests aimed at highlighting the growing divide between the police and local communities and a call for action to mend the relationship and create a better society.

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Reviews by the Washington Times on financial records indicate that Soros funding of various groups across the United States spurred the protests in Ferguson. In an interview with The Washington Times, Kenneth Zimmerman the director of Open Society Foundations indicated that the funding aimed at improving participation of communities in governance. Through the creation of policies, collecting data and undertaking research the community is empowered to be more accountable in governance. Visit projectsyndicate.com to know more about George.

Ferguson protests lasted for more than a month with an aim to highlight racial discrimination and over policing alongside other inter-related issues. Activists from Chicago, New York, Sojourners, and Washington arrived in buses to take part in the protests all from groups under the funding of George Soros. The event also attracted a wide media attention with blog posts, videos and press releases from the protests being released online. Mr. Fellows, the co-founder of Millennia Activists United, explained how different groups took part in planning and as well participated in the protests that were initially set to take place in a single day but lasted for a whole month.

Thor Halvorssen’s Passion for Activism

Thor Halvorssen has made a name for himself for years by considering the needs of others. A native of Venezuela, Halvorssen has worked for years as a a Venezuelan human rights advocate and also as a film producer. Halvorssen has been an activist in the areas o public policy, individual rights and civil liberties. Halvorssen is the founder of Oslo Freedom Forum, and also serves as the is president of the Human Rights Foundation, an group devoted to global human rights. His work is far reaching he has had a major impact in numerous ways.

Thor Halvorssen’s roots take him back to Venezuela. His family was prosperous and held high position in the country. Halvorssen eventually made it to the states where he went to the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude. Both of Halvorssen’s parents were treated unfairly during his childhood. His father was put in prison for investigating money laundering. He was beaten and tortured during the process. Halvorssen’s mother shot and wounded during a peaceful protest of the Venezuelan recall referendum back in 2004. These events appeared to have shaped Halvorssen’s passion for human rights.

In the late ninteis Halvorssen became the CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education also known as FIRE. FIRE is a U.S. organization that brought together various groups including the Heritage Foundation and the Eagle Forum. The ultimate goal was to make sure that Liberty of opinion, speech, and expression were available to all.

After years of service with FIRE Halvorssen would move on to other ventures. In 2009 he created the Oslo Freedom Forum, a group of human rights advocates. The groups work has been so impactful it was labeled a “Gathering of Heroes” by the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang. Halvorssen is also involved in other ventures including the Children’s Peace Movement, started in 2009 and producing movies. Halvorssen co-produced the film Freedom’s Fury and is currently producing The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, based on Robert A. Heinlein’s science fiction novel. Halvorssen’s work is far extending and continues to have an impact on many.