As the founder of the Human Rights Foundation Thor Halvorssen has become a major part of the human rights activism community, but Halvorssen has always looked to do things his own way to achieve the success he feels should be a consistent theme for those around him. Creating the Human Rights Foundation allowed Thor Halvorssen to continue his impressive rise through the activism community that he believes should be focusing on the rising number of dictators and tyrannical governments operating in countries around the world.
Dictators are the main focus for Thor halvorssen as he looks to try and reduce the number of political prisoners held in prisons around the world and reduce the number of people living under difficult human rights situations. Forming the Human Rights Foundation allowed Halvorssen to focus on those areas he feels most strongly about, instead of looking to handle issues in the developed world that are often the focus of major human rights groups across North America. Thor Halvorssen believes he has a responsibility to reduce the level of human rights abuses no matter the political persuasion of the ruling government of a country; this approach differs from many of his peers in the activism community who have refused funding from conservative groups, and refuse to discuss the problems facing people living in countries headed by socialist groups.
There are many issues facing the world that are a worry for Thor Halvorssen, including the plight of his home nation of Venezuela as socialist governments continue to cause problems. Halvorssen believes the policies of government officials have been driven by greed and points to fixed food prices that limit the level of supplies available to Venezuelan’s on a daily basis.
Here is a Youtube video in which Halvorssen discusses democratic socialism:
The political ideology of Thor Halvorssen has often been misunderstood, but the liberal ideas he follows are reflected in his ownership of the Ny Tid newspaper in Norway; Halvorssen was also an outspoken supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders and his attempt to win the Democratic nomination for President during the 2016 Presidential election cycle.
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