In today’s world, there are many atrocities that are a daily occurrence. These include false imprisonments, child trafficking, slavery and many other things that are cruel and inhumane. One person, who is in the fight to assist people to preserve their individual rights, is Thor Leonardo Halverson. Thor at Facebook .
Born in Venezuelan, Mr. Halverson experienced injustice firsthand when, in 1993, his father was falsely accused of money laundering and was beaten and tortured. This was followed, in 2004, with his mother being shot, by government representatives, during a peaceful protest march.
Halverson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with top honors and degrees in History and Political Science. Throughout his career, he has been active in organizations, such as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a U. S. civil liberties organization, and established the Human Rights Foundation of which he is currently president and CEO. This latter foundation was incorporated in 2005.
In addition to being a well-known lecturer, Mr. Halverson is also known for his many films, which he produced or co-produced. All of his films are situations regarding human rights.
A few of these are:
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (currently in production)
- Freedom’s Fury
- Hammer & Tickle
- Indoctrinate U (a documentary)
- The Singing Revolution
- The Sugar Babies
Recognized throughout the world for his lifetime devotion to human injustices, Thor has been awarded many honors for his service. These have included the University of Pennsylvania’s Sol Feinstone Award for the protection of student speech and the 2010 Romanian Presidential silver medal to honor the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Click Here for more article.
Mr. Halverson is well known for his writings concerning human atrocities around the globe. A couple of recent ones are:
- Paraguay is not Honduras: President Lugo’s Impeachment was not a Coup
- League of Human Rights Defenders, Requiem for Reprobate: Ethiopian Tyrant Should Not be Lionized
All of Mr. Halverson’s articles, films and lectures are dedicated to the purpose of informing the world of the human atrocities taking place in modern society. With the hard work of people, such as him, it is hoped that justice will be provided for everyone throughout the world.