Category Archives: Advocates

The Philanthropic George Soros

The Open Society Foundation has been one of the charity organizations that has come to the rescue of such people like Devi. The foundation provides the individuals with food, water, supplies of medicine and shelter. The foundation has also progressed and provided democracy, justice and the rights of individuals that live in a certain area.

George Soros is a philanthropist and a financier who has been very instrumental in the investment sector. Soros has established the Hedge foundation and build an educational center in Budapest that could help individuals study Social sciences. There had been a conflict between government forces who were loyal to the king and the insurgents of the Maoist. The conflict had lasted for nearly ten years and the soldiers had come looking for Devi because of retaliation and the politics she had engaged in. Devi’s sister had been killed by the army after calling her a Maoist. The organizations representing both the rights of the locals and humans came to her aid after her daughter was kidnapped although Devi did not have the chance to see her again.

The organization has been beneficial to many societies with the help it has provided to its inhabitants. These respective organizations need money to carry on with their philanthropic activities and that is why George Soros donated 18 billion dollars to the Open Society Foundation. The money has been used for enhancing criminal justice in the society.

Individuals can be able to access clean drinking water and generally for domestic purposes through these organizations. The societies have been vocal in letting individuals know the actions of the government in causing discord amongst them.The society’s funds are used internationally but local partners have benefited from them since they can be able to access them. Visit nytimes.com to know more about George.

The Open Society organization has been supportive of the lawyers in Nepali and these lawyers have represented Maina’s case in court for justice to be served. Maina had been electrocuted in her cell after being submerged in a tab containing water. The girl’s body was later buried in the cell but the human rights groups were very vocal and it was unearthed some years later.

Non-governmental organizations that are based in Nepali have also benefited from these funds since they can expose cases involving sexual assault that happened during the conflict. Victims have been able to receive justice through this strategy as the government is pressured through the organizations to compensate them.

Read: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/philanthropist-george-soros-donates-most-of-his-net-worth-to-charity.html

The Open Society Foundations has set up local foundations such as the Alliance for Social Dialogue and the Foundation of Nepali that has ensured that the constitution bears the rights of individuals both human and democratic. The society has been instrumental in Mongolia where disabled children can access the education system unlike when they were discriminated. The disabled people have also been made part of the policy-making program so that they are not sidelined.

The organization has invested in India by starting programs that could be beneficial to the locals. Farmers that earn little income have been provided with small-scale tractors that can boost their income. Follow George Soros on Twitter.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/r-george-soros-foundations-now-control-18-billion-reports-2017-10?IR=T

End Citizens United Recommends Doug Jones For US Senate

On its mission to eliminate dark money in politics, End Citizens United, a political action committee, has announced its endorsement of Democratic nominee Doug Jones for U.S. Senate. The special election in Alabama will see Doug Jones and his competitor, Roy Moore, contest for a seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions, who is now the US attorney general. Mr. Jones is a former U.S. attorney. Tiffany Muller, the president of End Citizens United (ECU), said that he is the right choice for political reform. According to Tiffany, Moore is an “extremist with a racist, bigoted agenda, who will defend a corrupt, rigged system in Washington that favors the priorities of special interests over every day Alabamians.” Tiffany added that Moore does not represent the values of Alabama and America because he will use big money to influence politics. She accused him of pocketing over $1 million from a charity that he controlled.

End Citizens United posited that Doug is a man of character and integrity. While serving as the U.S. attorney, he fought for justice for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victims that were members of KKK. Once voted in, Doug will unrig the system by driving dark money out of politics while giving voice to the oppressed. ECU said that Moore’s campaign is sponsored by undercover dark money groups, including Public Advocate and an anti-LGBT organization. While working as a judge, Moore was suspended and expelled from office for prioritizing his personal matters over the rule of law. Tiffany said that as a prosecutor, Doug Jones demonstrated his firm character. He never hesitated to do what was right. He will transfer the same commitment to Congress and restore the American political landscape to suit all citizens. Doug Jones said that he looks forward to working with ECU to curb the corrosive influence of big money in politics.

Read more: End Citizens United Explains Why We Need to Re-Evaluate Our Campaign Finance Rules

About End Citizens United

End Citizens United, which is funded by grassroots donors, was established in 2015 to counter a ruling made by the Supreme Court in support of Citizens United. After the 2010 Supreme Court’s decision, the American political landscape has experienced an unprecedented rise of super PACS and unlimited spending. ECU intends to enhance financial reform by electing candidates who advocate for the same. In addition, they intend to draw national attention to the issue by pushing policy makers to take action. ECU seeks to sensitize elected leaders, voters, candidates and the press on the disastrous effects of unlimited spending by billionaires, whose personal interests are put first. Besides endorsing finance reform Democrats, ECU supports candidates who are under threat by corporate special interests and giant donors, including their networks of super PACS. Moreover, they capitalize on the power of grassroots membership to enhance their authority.

Find more about End Citizen United: https://thenewsversion.com/2017/10/end-citizens-united-warns-big-donors-could-ruin-democracy/

Championing the rights of those who can’t; Thor Havlorssen

They say that the events that we pass through as children have a lot to do with who we eventually become. This story is true for one Thor Havlorssen. Thor is a Venezuelan human rights activist who also has some Norwegian heritage. He seems to have been born to be an activist because both his parents come from a lineage of great community leaders and were also activists. When Thor was a little boy, he had to watch his father get mistreated and even jailed by a dictatorial regime in Venezuela. His mother, Hilda Mendoza, was also shot during a peaceful protest against an oppressive regime.
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What seems to have irked Thor the most regarding the incident, which he himself reported about was the fact that the perpetrators of the crime were arrested, released and even after being tried and found guilty, they were sentenced to only three years. To add salt to injury, they were released after serving a mere 3 month jail term. He realized that human rights were not applicable to all and started his movement, The Human Rights Foundation. Through the foundation, he has been able to champion the rights of individuals and human rights groups from across the globe.

Thor has been involved in a number of large scale matches, movements and events that are meant to create awareness about human rights. His annual event, The Human Rights Conference is one of the most notable annual events on the globe. He has also been directly involved with some tough situations when trying to make the voices of the people being denied their rights heard. It is to be noted that a while back, he escaped narrowly from Vietnam where he had been covering an inmate’s suffering story. His cameramen had to use tricks to hide footage of the entire ordeal.

Thor believes that the most important discussion that should be taking place in the nations should be the plight of those who are oppressed by dictatorial regimes and other complications. He states that he only respects a person based on the types of things that they believe in.