Avaaz Remains True to its Mission of Uniting Idealists Across the Globe
Posted on : 11-06-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Avaaz, a Persian word for 'voice' or 'song,' is an American civic group aimed at promoting global advocacy for issues like climate change and poverty. The group also fosters advocacy for human rights, corruption, conflict, and animal rights. Avaaz attributes its success to its co-founders, MoveOn.org and Res Publica.   Co-founders MoveOn.org is a non-profit activist group that promotes public policy initiatives. Res Publica, on the other hand, is an association of public sector practitioners with a dedication to fostering deliberative democracy, good governance, and civic virtue. Service Employees International…
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Thor Halvorssen Extends The Reach Of Human Rights Across The Planet
Posted on : 02-23-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The chance to live in a way that protects and secures all our human rights is not open to each and every individual in the world; one man who is looking to make a change in the way we all view and judge our own human rights by Thor Halvorssen, the founder and head of the Human Rights Foundation that has become one of the world's leading activism groups since its inception in 2005. Thor Halvorssen is well known by both the public and government officials around the world who…
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Thor Halvorssen, a Human Activist, Film Director and Liberator for the Oppressed
Posted on : 02-11-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Determined, persistent and disciplined, just to name a few, these are the virtues that can be used to describe Thor Halvorssen. Thor Halvorssen has seen a lot of things in his 40 years on this earth. He has been jailed, threatened and exiled to a foreign country. Originally from Venezuela, Thor Halvorssen currently lives in the United States after fleeing his native Venezuela. He fled to avoid persecution after unveiling corruption deals within officials of the Venezuelan government. In the United States, he has also unveiled corruption deals between dictators…
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Another State Is Added To The List Of States With Zika Virus Cases According To Doctor Sergio Cortes
Posted on : 03-05-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Oklahoma has just reported its first two cases of the Zika virus. Neighbor Texas has been on the growing list of states for a couple of weeks, so the rivalry between the two state football giants is taking an ugly turn. A turn neither state wanted. The Zika virus doesn’t discriminate when it comes to entering a human body. There are no borders, no rules, and no mercy. The virus makes itself at home in the saliva, urine, and semen of its victims, but it doesn’t stop there, according to…
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Authoritarianism in Turkey
Posted on : 02-15-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
The Human Rights Foundation is calling for the urgent release of 2 journalists, Can Dündar, and Erdem Gül. The foundation is also asking the Turkey government to drop the charged labeled on the two. The two journalists were put in custody because of a criminal case filled by the president of Turkey, Rcep Tayyip Erdogan. The journalists work for the Cumhuriyet newspaper. The Turkey president has complained because of a report published by the journalists in the newspaper on May 29, 2015. The report had photos and some video footage…
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