Thor Halvorssen is well known as one of the world’s leading human rights activists after appearing on many different news media channels, such as Fox News, the BBC, and CNN. Halvorssen comes from a family well known for their links to many of the world’s leading governments, including the close links the family has to leading figures in Norway and Venezuela where the Halvorssen name is closely linked to the growth of democracy and the success of each economy; as leading opposition figures to the regime of Venezuelan politician Hugo Chavez and those who followed him, the parents of Thor Halvorssen have both faced losing their human rights due to the actions of government officials.
As an activist and human rights leader, Thor Halvorssen has spent a large amount of his time interacting with politicians of many different political agenda’s; however, when asked about his own political ambitions Thor has stuck to his own guns explaining he does not have any plans to enter politics outside the human rights community. In fact, Thor has gone so far to explain he has so little interest in the political situation in the world he does not even know the allegiances of those he works with at the Human Rights Foundation. Instead, Halvorssen simply looks at the abilities of each individual and their commitment to the cause of advancing and protecting human rights when appointing them to a position with his foundation.
It is often difficult for individuals to understand the role played by Thor Halvorssen in human rights when his political interests are not as easy to see in a clear way. The graduate of the University of Pennsylvania has appeared on many different news media channels as his opposition to the human rights abuses performed by socialist governments have often been confused as Thor being a conservative. Halvorssen went so far as to explain his own support for socialist Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Fox News after many felt he would criticize the candidate for his Democratic socialist values.
The protection of human rights is a cause that is close to the heart of Hungarian born U.S. based billionaire George Soros as he explores many different aspects of life that can be seen as providing importance to the people of the world. Soros himself was forced to hide his own real identity when living in his native Hungary during the Nazi occupation of World War II and saw his human rights affected because of the Jewish faith of his family; this series of events on discoverthenetworks.org that led to Soros becoming a refugee traveling across Europe have had a major effect on the life of George Soros and allowed him to see the world in a different way that includes his need to aid the people of the world in protecting their human rights.
Many of the good causes Soros has looked to back with much of his own personal fortune that had reached more than $25 billion by the end of 2016 have been created to reduce the effects of the loss of human rights in the U.S. and beyond. In 1987, George Soros established the Open Society Foundations that have been fighting for the rights of people living in countries where human rights are routinely lost for a number of years; the Open Society Foundations have been fighting for people across the world for many years and have made an impact in many countries where regime change and the freeing of political prisoners can be placed at the door of the charity created by George Soros. The importance of the work of George Soros and the Open Society Foundations can be seen in the way many tyrannical regimes have looked to bar Soros from completing the good works of the Open Society Foundations, such as Russia where the groups has been forced out of many areas of the nation. Read more on Project-Syndicate.org about George Soros.
As a supporter of many different causes, George Soros has sought to use science and the best minds in the world to push forward an agenda of protecting the environment of the world with the aid of his own personal fortune. Environmentalism is one of the many factors of living a successful left leaning life in the view of George Soros, including the need to explore the creation of various wildlife preserves that allow the endangered animals and nature of the world to be protected. Soros is also backing many different groups who are looking to reduce the effects of global warming caused by the oil and gas industries; knowing how well known and important he is to the financial industry has led George Soros to reprimand members of industrial sectors for their work that rides roughshod over environmentally sensitive areas of the planet. Some news are posted on Investopedia.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential elections are some of the closest and controversial in living memory. During an interview with Fox Business host Trish Regan the Human Rights Foundation founder Thor Halvorssen explained why he does not feel he can vote for Democrat Hilary Clinton or Republican poll leader Donald Trump; instead, New York based film producer Thor Halvorssen explained he has already placed his financial support behind the campaign of Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Thor Halvorssen has revealed his own belief that the socialist attitudes of Sanders could be a positive for the U.S. if these ideals are only used as a small part of the political landscape of a Sanders Presidency. Halvorssen revealed his belief that Sanders is the only candidate who has the moral fortitude to become the U.S. President in 2016, particularly after both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump were examined for their values and policies in relation to human rights. Thor Halvorssen has held an interest in human rights throughout most of his life after witnessing both his parents have their own rights abused by Venezuelan officials; Halvorssen has worked with human rights groups around the world in a bid to highlight the problems facing people living in closed societies that his own Human Rights Foundation specializes in.
In Venezuela itself Thor Halvorssen witnessed socialism grow in popularity under a succession of left wing governments, but the people of the nation maintained a high standard of living as socialism formed just a small part of the political landscape in the country. Following the growth of socialism as the dominant ideology in Venezuela the nation has been plunged into a series of financial and humanitarian problems the producer believes can be traced back to the use of socialism as a way of hiding the true intentions of certain political figures. The issues seen in his home nation have not put Halvorssen (Facebook) off voting for Bernie Sanders as he believes the socially responsible candidate has the best interests of the U.S. at heart.