Thor Halvorssen is a member of the Human Rights Foundation and believes in some instances that Socialism can contribute to Human Rights violations. He believes that in some cases such as a Dictatorship, Totalitarian government, and other cases where corruption is present that socialism can mask and encourage human rights violations and crimes against citizens of a country. Thor Halvorssen was explaining that many people consider Socialism, Communism, and Marxism are the same political philosophy, which is absolutely not true.His objection to socialism is that it is easy to mask other selfish or illegal political practices behind the mask of a socialist political party. For instance he uses the example he used the Venezuelan government practice of setting prices which in turn caused a shortage of supplies for the people of Venezuela. This lack of supplies created a humanitarian crisis.
Thor Halvorssen has his reservations about Socialism; he did however contribute the highest amount allowable to the Bernie Sanders campaign. He believes that although socialism may not be the answer for the country that he is the most qualified candidate as opposed to the other presidential candidates from the Democratic and Republican sides. he feels that the Democratic presidential front-runner has taken funds from some of the most tyrannical and oppressive governments in the world. Thor Halvorssen’s father was a political prisoner in Venezuela and his mother was shot by Hugo Chávez’s men. Therefore, Thor Halvorssen vehemently opposes these types of dictatorships. He would rather see a Democratic Socialist in the White House than someone who takes money from Dictatorships.
In order for people to successfully promote a brand they have to be interested in what the brand is going to do. There are a lot of celebrities that are simply getting paid to promote a brand that they don’t know much about. Fabletics co-founder Kate Hudson has revealed to Elle magazine that she is passionate about the gym wear that she is bringing to the masses. She has become a serious fashion business leader, and her interview with Elle magazine reveals why she is so excited about the brand.
In the interview Hudson talks about everything from acting to eating healthy and cleansing. She talks about how she has to get up and work out to look as great as she does. The six pack abs are a sure sign of her dedication to fitness, but Hudson states that she has always been very active. She talks about the sports that her dad and her brother played. Hudson also talks about her mother Goldie Hawn and the time that she spent as a dancer. All of these things would shape her upbringing in a way that gave her a zeal to consider workout clothes. She wanted to develop clothing that would be much more comfortable because she was so accustomed to working out.
Gym wear has become incredibly popular because of the Fabletics brand, and Kate is set to gain even more attention as more stores come into play. Right now there are 6 stores, but Hudson is working hard to bring more into place. She has already secured more than a million orders online, but the physical stores can give her an even greater presence.
Many people that are checking the Fabletics website for clothing are also getting involved in what the brand is all about. Customers that check the Fabletics Twitter account can find a lot of different garments that are being sold on the website. Customers can also find some quick workout videos from random people that are wearing some of the Fabletics garments.
It is becoming apparent that Kate Hudson is on a mission to help people start working out more, and she wants to do this by helping them look good in the process. There are celebrities like Chrissy Teigen that are endorsing the Fabletics brand. Teigen has stated that she would buy any workout clothing that Hudson promoted, and this is really big.
With one visit to the Human Rights Foundation’s (HRF) website, you quickly view the extensive span of their involvement in human rights across the globe. From calling on Turkey to free dissident journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul who have been jailed on arbitrary charges to condemning Ecuador’s cyber-attacks on the free press watchdog organization Fundamedios, to supporting Cuban artist El Sexto, in his first American art exhibit. All these positions are in line with the organizations root missions to expose the unfair treatment of dictatorial regimes, raise human rights awareness through strategic and coordinated activities and to conduct on-the-ground outreach to third country populations by supplying education, food, medicine and other humanitarian aid.
The Human Rights Foundation is the brain child of Venezuelan human rights activist and film producer, Thor Halvorssen. He has been rightly described as “a champion of the underdogs and the powerless” by the New York Times. Even as an adolescent growing up in London, Mr. Halvorssen found himself protesting against South African apartheid in 1989. After his father was arrested and jailed in Venezuela, he began a full time campaign for due process and individual rights. No doubt, further impetus was gained after his mother, Hilda Mendoza, was shot while participating in political protest. She survived and Mr. Halvorssen galvanized his efforts by launching HRF in 2004 in New York City.
Thor Halvorssen attended University of Pennsylvania, his families alma mater. While there, he became editor of the school newspaper, Red and Blue, an alternative, conservative editorial paper. While enjoying the experiences which come with college life, Mr. Halvorssen mingled with other students from around the world and also found ways to achieve introductions to influential international and American public figures. Surely these meetings and conversations helped shape him for his upcoming battles with the Venezuelan government, where he with the help of Amnesty International ran a successful campaign that freed his father after 74 days of imprisonment.
Since its inception, the HRF has successfully helped garner the release of seven prisoners of conscience and has published books educating the public on human rights and the responsibility of the government. Thor Halvorssen has also founded the Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual gathering of leading human rights activists from around the world. Unlike other forums, where panel discussions or lead speakers take the podium, the Oslo meetings are conducted in a casual setting, bringing donors, journalists and future activists together in a community of sharing.