George Soros Supports the Activists Groups

George Soros, a self-made billionaire, has been a force to reckon with in the United States and Europe. Not only is a politics enthusiast, but also philanthropy. Soros has contributed a significant amount of his wealth in support of different organizations.

One of the activist groups that have received a great contribution was the Ferguson protestors. In 2014, United States witnessed the assassination of a young black man. A day after he was shot dead, a huge number of people set to the streets to fight gainst the use of force by the American police. Soros was one of the donors who supported the protests. He contributed $33 million in 2015. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.

George Soros, founder and the Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. The Foundation seeks to support the civil societies across the world. The aim is to promote justice, Public health, and education. Soros has made significant contributions both in Europe and the United States.

Political involvement

George Soros is among the few billionaires who are openly against the President Donald Trump administration. In different occasions, Soros has blamed Donald Trump as being in support of ISIS.

Soros has also financially supported the political arena. In 2016, Soros donated $25 million in support of the Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and other candidates. Soros is a liberal and support organizations that are against the Donald Trump administration. Earlier in 2012, George donated $1 million in support of former President Barak Obama reelection campaign.

In Europe, Soros has donated money in support of the Soviet Union.

Philanthropic activities

Soros began his philanthropic activity in the 1970s. He financed the black students attending the Cape Town University. Also, George has supported the feminist’s groups that promote the women rights.

George Soros immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1947 from Hungary. Due to his experience, Soros launched an organization to support the immigrants and refugee. He supports companies that are owned and managed by refugees and immigrants.

George Soros has funded projects that will enhance the drug Policy reforms.

Career Background

Soros went to the England in 1947 and attended the London School of Economics for his Bachelor of Science and later his Master degree. Soros secured a job at the Singer and Friedlander in London. One of his co-workers recommended Soros, and that led to his appointment at the F.M. Mayer in New York. George was the arbitrage trader at the Company. This is a position that gave an opportunity to study on hedge funds. Soros took an interest with the European stock while he was working at Wertheim and Co. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

In 1970, Soros launched the Soros Fund Management. He served as the Chairman of the Company. George later renamed the Fund, Quantum Mechanics.

Thor Halvorssen Condemns American Attorney’s Arrest in Cuba

Thor Halvorssen, CEO of The Human Rights Foundation condemned the detention of well-known lawyer, Kimberely Motley, and activists Gorki Aguila and Luis Alberto Mariño in Havana, Cuba. Motley had travelled to Cuba to represent 32-year old Danilo Maldonado, whom authorities arrested on a charge of damaging public property. According to Cuban authorities, Motley isn’t able to represent Maldonado because attorneys require a Cuban license to practice law in the country.

The well known American international lawyer, Kimberley Motley, who traveled to Cuba to help two activists was detained Friday in Havana. As she was about to hold a press conference, outside the Provincial Court of the capital, several state security agents removed Motley from the building. “This detention represents the egregious abuse of Cuba’s totalitarianism rule in Cuba,” stated Halvorssen.

On December 2014, “El Sexto”, as he is known, was arrested in Cuba on his way to an artistic presentation entitled ‘Rebellion on the Farm‘. This presentation included two pigs decorated with the names “Fidel” and “Raúl” representing the Castro brothers. Maldonado was arrested on charges of of contempt, a ruling that punishes for the disrespect of public officials, and they imprisoned him for about ten months without trial, for an art exhibit he never attended. He was actually arrested while in his car, on the way to the art presentation, and has yet to have a fair trail on the charge.

After taking part in the Human Rights Foundation conference on human rights organized by Thor Halvorssen’s Human Rights Foundation on March 4, Maldonado warned that the reality is that there are still “political prisoners” in Cuba. He was transferred to Cuba’s maximum security prison. The Human Rights Foundation has been voicerous in demanding Cuba allow Maldonado to meet with his attorney’s.

Since Castro’s death there has been increased visibility of police and more arrests of political activists. A week ago, several dissidents were arrested during a ‘mobilization for freedom’ march through Cuban streets, while the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) was ransancked. The number of detainees across the country has been estimated, by opposition sources, at more than 200 people

Founded in 2005, The NY-based Human Rights Foundation is guided by Thor Halvorssen. The Venezuelan born 37-year old advocates on behalf of international human rights and humanitarian issues. Halvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2009 with a mission of raising awareness, and networking among key individuals to make a difference for human rights and democracy.

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The Human Rights Foundation Continues To Be A Success For Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen has been a major part of the human rights activism community throughout the 21st century, the Venezuelan born activist has worked with some of the most important human rights groups in the world before deciding the time had come to create his own group to battle global human rights abuses. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwYmcbRYi1w

Halvorssen established the Human Rights Foundation in 2005 when he decided too much time and energy was being spent on human rights issues in democratic countries, such as the major reports released on problems in the U.S.

The Human Rights Foundation retains a small staff of only 12 people who are employed because of their need to fight human rights abuses instead of for their political views; Thor states he does not question the political leanings of the staff of the Human Rights Foundation, but only wants to work with those who share his passion for human rights regardless of what type of government is behind the abuses taking place.

In recent years, Thor Halvorssen has become well known for the work he has completed to bring freedom to the people of Russia, including his support of opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin including the Pussy Riot group and Human Rights Foundation President Gary Kasparov.

Despite the time, effort, and passion Thor Halvorssen brings to his human rights activism work he has also found success as a film producer with a series of documentary movies bringing him to the top of this industry. Halvorssen has worked with some of the world’s most famous movie stars on documentaries representing his love of human rights, such as “Freedom’s Fury” a film based upon the Hungarian uprising of 1956 against a communist dictatorship.

Halvorssen describes himself as a classical liberal and has used the platforms he has been given by major news organizations to discuss a range of political events and human rights abuses. The Venezuelan born activist has even given his view on the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections as he discussed how the main candidates could be viewed on a human rights level.