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Thor Halvorssen; activisim for the betterment of humanity

There are many people that claim to be defenders and crusaders of human rights. However, not many of them are ready to do everything that it takes to ensure that every human is treated with dignity regardless of their color, wealth or other conditions of life. However, Thor Halvorssen is one activist with a different mindset. He has been the champion of the will of the defenseless for a number of years now and if his success is anything to go by, it pays to help other humans get better treatment from the government and society in general.

Thor is a citizen of Venezuela by birth. Many people have described him as one that was born into the life of activism because both his parents were activists. His father was originally Norwegian while his mother came from the lineage of one of the founding fathers of the nation of Venezuela. When he was a teenager, he watched his father get tortured under a cruel and dictatorial regime. This really changed his outlook on life and thus came his decision to become an activist.

He founded the Oslo Freedom Forum. This is a human rights gathering that has been gaining following and has such a huge momentum that currently it has been described as the human rights equivalent of the Davos economic forum. He has also been through a lot in his attempts to advocate for human rights. For instance, there was a time when he was captured in Vietnam when covering a human rights interest story in their prison system. One of his cameramen had to escape with the video tape hidden in his person because their captors wanted it destroyed.

He says that he does not believe in the kind of activism where people group together depending on their shared beliefs. He is a lover of all people, but describes himself as a hater of humanity because of their inhumane nature. He states that he does not discriminate against anyone and that as long as he is running in the same cause with a person, then the person is fit enough to be called his friend. Thor is a truly inspirational filmmaker and activist.

Thor Halvorssen and Human Rights Foundation

Human Rights Foundation is one of the most prominent organizations in the world that helps to promote civil liberties. There is a lot of injustice taking place in today’s world, but Human Rights Foundation is working to change that. The organization is being run and was founded by Thor Halvorssen. Thor Halvorssen has done an excellent job of running Human Rights Foundation, and his leadership has changed many lives around the world. He has a very high degree of personal dedication to the cause of Human Rights Foundation, because he has seen social injustice in his own life. Human Rights Foundation has done work in a multitude of different countries, on different continents.

Thor Halvorssen spent his years growing up in Venezuela, a latin american country in South America. There have been some serious problems with societal injustice in Venezuela over the years, and Thor Halvorssen has witnessed this firsthand. When Thor Halvorssen has led the Human Rights Foundation, there has been a significant amount of work done to improve the situation in Venezuela.

However, due to corruption of the legal system, he ended up arrested rather than the drug cartel members! He was illegally put in jail for a period of several months. Thor Halvorssen’s mother fell victim to violence, when she joined a protest of Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president. She did survive her injuries, but the close call left a major impact on her and also on Thor Halvorssen. The combination of these two experiences made Thor Halvorssen into a person that is very committed to social justice and being proactive to stop injustice.

Human Rights Foundation has helped those who live under the most oppressive of regimes. For instance, they have even helped citizens of North Korea to become informed about the outside world. Of course, no one was able to actually enter North Korea to deliver the message. However, they set up a system where balloons carried in copies of a US film called The Interview. This film very clearly shows the differences between North Korea and the democratic world. Also, they have done work in countries with human rights violations that only affect a segment of the population. For instance, they have also done work in the Dominican Republic to prevent human trafficking. They also have recently done work in Morocco, to help improve conditions.