George Soros is Back and More Energetic Than Ever to Make a Difference

George Soros was once known as the kingpin of democratic funding. The man who during 2004 spent more than $27M on various activities in an effort to defeat then President George W. Bush during his reelection campaign, slipped quietly into the shadows following the defeat of John Kerry and the democrats. Now, however, he is back and he is more committed than ever to advancing the progressive platform and ideals through a comprehensive package of funding for a wide range of candidates and causes all over the country.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Soros has spent more than $25M over the past two years in efforts to support the campaign of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats who participated in races to upset the conservative hold on power that has been in place for more than seven years. The primary goal was to keep a democrat in the white house, of course, but other key races ranging from mayors and alderman, through governors and state legislators, and all the way up to senators and congressman were carefully chosen to help offset the extremism that Soros and others feel is starting to be prevalent in the conservative agenda. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.

In a related note, Soros, 85, was slated to attend his first ever Democratic National Convention in order to see his friend of more than 25 years, Hillary Clinton, receive the official nomination for president, a first ever for a woman in a major political party. He sadly was unable to attend due to the financial situation in Europe needing to be closely monitored. George Soros has been a consistent force in the Democratic Party and its movements for years. This is due to his belief that conservatives and the suppression of individual freedoms go hand in hand.

His political beliefs are formed in part from the experiences that he had as a young boy growing up as a Jew in Nazi occupied Budapest. For him in his formative years, every day was a battle for survival, and the oppression that he saw with his young eyes formed in him a sense of duty to protect social justice, and the inalienable rights of all men. With his financial backing, Soros has been able to help people all over the world, not just through the political realm, but by giving time and money to many various groups and organizations which provide for the needy, sick, and impoverished. While it may seem that George Soros hasn’t been around for a while, rest assured that he has stayed very active in trying to make a difference in the world, and with his resurgent interest in the political arena, he will without a doubt make even bigger impacts in the future. Know more on Business Insider about George Soros.

Human Rights Champion Thor Halvorssen Raises Human Rights Awareness

Thor Halvorssen has been championed as a pioneer of human rights for those who have been trapped in closed socieities for a number of years, but also looks to change the way the public see the activists in the world. Over the course of his career Halvorssen has become known for the strong stance he has taken with dictators from around the world who he feels are often ignored by the major human rights activism groups who now rarely look outside the borders of major democratic countries.  Read more: Thor Halvorssen | LinkedIn

According to Imdb, there are many reasons why Thor Halvorssen has become so popular as an activist, not least for the role he has taken in developing the Human Rights Foundation, which leaves the problems facing those in the U.S. and areas of western Europe to other groups who focus their attention on the issues facing prisoners in the U.S.

Halvorssen would rather focus on issues facing Russian citizens living under the restrictive rule of President Vladimir Putin who restricts the human rights of his detractors, such as HRF President Gary Kasparov and the activist group Pussy Riot.

One of the major developments completed by Thor Halvorssen in the human rights activism community is the ability to bring the problems facing the people of the world has been the move to bringing his views to media outlets that would never normally receive such information; Thor Halvorssen believes every person should be given the chance to learn more about human rights abuses regardless of their political beliefs.

Over the course of his career Thor Halvorssen has used his skills as a writer and orator to provide information for traditionally conservative groups he feels should be given the chance to learn about human rights issues.

During an interview with the Fox Business Channel Thor Halvorssen made his views on the situation in Venezuela clear to viewers and spoke about the issues the candidates in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election had with close ties to governments limiting the human rights of their citizens.