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George Soros Sponsors Ferguson Protests in an Attempt to Prompt Civil Action

At the center of the Ferguson protests, George Soros was the solitary man who stood in the financial gap. He is a successful investor who has managed to establish a huge empire for himself. He has also managed to forge a political machine that is driven by nonprofit foundations impacting American policy and politics. He managed to spur the Ferguson protest movement via mobilizing and funding of groups in the US. It was established that Soros had given around $33 million in just a year to fund the already existing activists groups, which embolden the grassroots and Ferguson on the ground protesters. Read his profile at Forbes.

Soros’s financial tether to these activist groups led to the development of an explosive protest movement. The financial aid from his side has so far managed to transform a single-day event held in Missouri become a 24-hour event. According to the Open Society Foundation’s director of US Programs, Kenneth Zimmerman, their DNA embraces having persons participating in government as it is as important as leading a more democratic, more inclusive and just society. This assists groups in policy combination, data collection and research, which ensures that the community feels and becomes more responsible.

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Despite the fact that numerous groups receive financial backing from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the organization is in no way linked to the protests. The protests are also not carried out on behalf of the Open Society. Mr. Zimmerman distanced the Opens Society Foundation from the recent incidents claiming that they had no power to control or guide others on what they chose to say. Mr. Zimmerman stated that the recent incidents in Cleveland, Ferguson or Staten Island were just spontaneous protests. He cleared the air by stating that these protests were as a result of lack of democratic participation and accountability.

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Ferguson Protests

A number of organizations, which are sponsored by George Soros, helped in mobilizing the Ferguson protests by building coalitions at the grassroots level followed by nationwide social media and online campaigns. Other groups that are also funded by Mr. Soros were involved in remotely monitoring and making reports of anything relating to the incident, which showed conservative misstep and creating academic editorials and research aimed at keeping the story alive on the news media. The organizations funded by Mr. Soros were also seen to feed from each other as they used buzzwords and content developed by different organizations in their respective websites.

About George Soros

George Soros is a renowned philanthropist on the world stage, having donated more than $12 billion in total. He supports organizations and individuals around the world advocating for transparency, freedom of expression, accountable government and institutions that promote both equality and justice. His donations are also focused on groups of people facing discrimination for being who they are. This has seen him fund various groups of sex workers, LGBTI persons and drug users among others. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

Thor Halvorssen Isn’t Bullied By Dictators

Thor Halvorssen, the founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), isn’t afraid of tyrants when it comes to standing up for human rights and individual liberties. Halvorssen and HRF’s campaign against North Korea’s third-generation dictator Kim Jong-un were the subjects of a feature article written by Matt Labash of the Weekly Standard. In the article, Labash explains how Halvorssen has worked tirelessly with North Korean defectors and other activists to find ways to spread the message of freedom to a nation that has been under despotic rule for more than 70 years.

Halvorssen’s work has made him a target of the North Korean government. Some of his tactics include using balloons and slingshots to disseminate leaflets and other contraband items into North Korea. Halvorssen has also encouraged activists to engage in a hacking war with the North Korean government. North Korea has responded to Halvorssen’s actions by threatening to assassinate him and members of his group if they conduct future balloon launches into North Korea.

According to Huffington Post, Halvorssen’s willingness to take on dictators seems to be embedded in his DNA. Born in Venezuela to a father of Norwegian descent and a Venezuelan mother, Halvorssen was educated in a British boarding school and later went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania. Halvorssen’s father, the former drug czar of Venezuela, became a political prisoner in 1993 after exposing corruption in the Venezuelan government. Just over a decade later in 2004, Halvorssen’s mother was shot and severely wounded while protesting the government of Hugo Chavez. It was the shooting of his mother that led Thor Halvorssen to launch HRF in 2005.

HRF is unique from other human rights organizations in that it only tackles human rights abuses in non-democratic societies such as Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba. Since its founding, HRF has played a critical role in the release of several political prisoners. Thor Halvorssen and HRF are also well-known for hosting the Oslo Freedom Forum, which has become a major gathering for political dissidents and human rights activists from around the globe.

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