To say that Doug Levitt is helping to bring an understanding between people of different socio-economic classes, is to say something that Doug himself may say is going a little over the top. Or maybe not, I can’t really speak for Doug himself, but the fact remains that while Doug Levitt is an artist at heart he is also somewhat of a social activist. What else can you call someone who is out there socializing with people for the purpose of bringing their way of life to the light of day? He is both socializing and is active in showing other people his purpose for doing it. So in that literal sense, he is a social activist.
Granted, he is doing this in such a way that you really have to look for someone like this in order to find him. He does not get much mainstream press, so unless you yourself are in this niche or actively seeking information about it, you are probably not going to know much about him. Much like the people he travels with via the Greyhound Bus lines. They are not living in what most of us consider “mainstream” society. Keeping up with the Joneses with our SUV’s and keeping current our mobile devices and more information click here.
Both Doug and the people he writes and sings about are a breath of fresh air in this rush and hurry world. Most people seem to want either their 10 minutes of fame, or bragging rights that they are doing better financially than their peers. Doug and the real common men and women of America are not like that. They are either doing what they love or doing what they can, and they are all satisfied with what they are doing and what they have. They are content. How many of us can say that about ourselves? and what Doug knows.
Thor Halvorssen became the founder and CEO of Human Rights Foundation (HRF) in 2005. The HRF is a global group that holds human rights in the highest possible esteem and has managed to develop a huge human rights movement. The freedom of self-determination and tyranny were involved in the implementation of the two concepts of HRF.
Major Events Where HRF Was Involved
The Human Rights Foundation has been involved in a number of major events like in the international council of a number of well known democracy activists and prisoners conscience. Thor has lobbied and advocated for the release of political prisoners in China. Mr. Halvorssen has criticized the decision by Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, of prescribing the death penalty as a punishment for homosexuals. He has also criticized the assault on individual rights and democracy in Latin America as well as the anti-Semitism in Venezuela. Thor has critiqued both the Republicans and Democrats without hesitation and more information click here.
Thor has been vocal against the violations against the freedom of speech orchestrated by Panama’s President. He has highlighted the cases of political prisoners in Bolivia, Vietnam, Venezuela and Cuba. Thor Halvorssen’s advocacy campaigns have also highlighted the plight of human rights defenders in Columbia.
Thor’s Political Involvement
Thor Halvorssen has been involved in a number of political involvements over his career as a human rights activist. These include; the Lucent Technologies in the year 1999 when he supported the abolition of slave industry in China. In the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), dealing with U.S. Civil Liberties, where he served as the CEO and first ever executive director in 1999. The Eagle Forum, which sought to define feminists’ free expression and the ACLU. Thor was also involved in the OLSO Freedom Forum, which was founded back in 2009. He outlined it as an international assembly of Human Rights Advocates. He was also involved in the Children’s Peace Movement where he was named as the “Patron” for all children living in war ravaged countries.
Thor has been involved in the executive production, co-production and sole production of several films that include: “Hammer and Tickle”, “Indoctrinate U”, “Freedom’s Fury”, “The Singing Revolution“, “2081” and “The Sugar Babies.”
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