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 that 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.
Thor Halvorssen is the current President of the Human Rights Foundation, a foundation that was founded to protect even the most basic rights of individuals and to promote freedom in even the most oppressive country. Thor Halvorssen grew up with human rights activist and had always known that he was to follow in a similar path. Not only were his parents human rights activists from different countries, but his grandparents also took part in the fight for human rights. Activism always had come second nature to Thor Halvorssen and became an important aspect of his career. Thor Halvorssen has always though himself to be a citizen of the world and has created a non-profit empire for human rights activism that has been created around this belief. As the President of a large organization that is located in New York City, Thor Halvorssen has been able to gain much attention as well as donations from both the private sector as well as from the public sector.
Thor Halvorssen has always believed that even the most basic right such as the freedom to speak or the freedom to practice a religion is necessary in every region around the world. As an activist, Thor Halvorssen has not only been beaten for sharing this belief, but he has been imprisoned and has received numerous death threats from oppressive nations. Thor Halvorssen has even traveled to some of the cruelest countries to make sure that his voice is heard and to give other individuals within the region a voice to use or to speak through.
Thor Halvorssen has not only dedicated his time and efforts to the fight for universal freedom, but has also dedicated his efforts to exposing corruption in even the most progressive countries. In recent news, Thor Halvorssen exposed pop singer, Nicki Minaj for her involvement with the oppressive country of Angola. Nicki Minaj not only agreed to perform for the militaristic regime in Angola, but also agreed to do so in exchange for $1 million. A simple belief that Mr. Halvorssen has is to not exchange goods and services for money within countries that are known to be cruel to their citizens.
O’Keefe called up Open Society Foundations and used a fake name while asking for more information about the group and its mission. Then, not realizing every word he said could be heard on the other end of the phone on http://www.georgesoros.com/philanthropy/, he stayed on the line as he discussed his strategy for messing up the foundation with his fellow conservative extremists. Essentially, their plan was to gain as much information as possible about Open Society Foundations through pretending to be sympathetic with its charitable cause and then to use what they had learned to somehow hurt it.
In the course of the conversation, which was taped by Open Society Foundations, the conservatives revealed their almost total ignorance of how the Internet works and how a modern organization conducts business online. At the end of the day, while they may have had malicious intentions, the would-be saboteurs came across pretty much like harmless clowns. The New Yorker Magazine was the first major media outlet to break the comical story.
About George Soros
George Soros was born in Hungary and, in his childhood, escaped his native country after it came under Nazi rule. He was later educated in London, then became a highly successful hedge fund manager and ultimately moved to the United States. After amassing an enormous fortune, he retired from finance to focus on philanthropy and writing.
George Soros is generally on the liberal side of the spectrum in his political views and has given considerable amounts of money to progressive politicians and causes. He has written extensively on a number of contemporary issues, and he is a highly regarded expert and a much sought-after speaker on a number of topics including finance, the developing world, and immigration.
About Open Society Foundations
George Soros is the leader of Open Society Foundations, a vast group of organizations in many countries that share the broad goal of creating a world where all people enjoy freedom and opportunity. Soros has a long history of activism that goes back to the 1970s when he worked to end Apartheid in South Africa. Open Society Foundations has been highly effective in its continued efforts to improve the world through activism of many types on behalf of the underprivileged and downtrodden.