George Soros Has Achieved A New Milestone In Philanthropy

One cannot talk business and successful entrepreneurship in the United States without mentioning billionaire George Soros. For over ten years George has proven to be an ardent businessman by making a fortune for himself. He trades in currencies and is in charge of numerous hedge funds. Having amassed a lot of money from his ventures in the world of business, George decided to direct his efforts to the Open Society Foundations. The OSF is made up of a group of organizations with which George conducts his charity programs. He is among the very few lucky personalities who can stand firm against evil in the society. He openly rebuked Donald Trump for not doing what is right.

Last month, the OSF organization confirmed that over the recent past, it had received a donation that amounts to $18 billion from the founder George Soros. This gift was first documented by the Wall Street Journal. The Open Society Foundations has established its operations in more than 100 nations in the world.

After being away from politics for about twenty years, George came back to active politics. In the period that he was away from politics, he took it upon himself to work towards improving the American policies on the ground. George Soros at one time became an active participant in active politics when he bravely supported presidential aspirant Al Gore. At the time Al Gore was running for the presidential seat against former president George W Bush. He also made a remarkable comeback in politics when he supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.

George Soros was among the few people who actively refuted Donald Trump’s disuniting agenda of disintegrating minority groups such as the Hispanics and immigrants from the United States.

Read: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/philanthropist-george-soros-donates-most-of-his-net-worth-to-charity.html

George Soros and Donald Trump differed more when he decided to back Hillary Clinton and other upcoming nominees in their leadership quests. George knew better than to sit back idly and do nothing during the election period especially when he is in a position to do something that would impact positive change. George, therefore, chipped in with a donation of up to $25 million in support of Hillary Clinton and other aspiring democrats. Despite this donation aiding Hillary’s political action committee, they also served as donations towards promoting the rights of immigrant groups, voting rights groups, and minority protection PACs. Read more on Fox News about George Soros.

George Soros background helped him understand what inconsiderate and harmful nationalism could cause a country and its nationals. He was born and raised in Hungary. In 1994, as a boy, George Soros witnessed the Nazi Occupation in his country. This occupation saw over half a million Hungarians lose their lives for being born Jews. A situation they had no control over. Later on his and his families were forced to flee their own country. They ran to London, where George pursued philosophy under the mentorship of Karl Popper. It is Karl’s guidance that built him into the masterpiece that he is. Now, with his fortune and time, Soros aims at ensuring the world is a better place. Follow George Soros on twitter.com.

Jim Larkin the great socialist of his time

James Larkin (Big Jim) was a born January 21, 1876 in the slums of Liverpool, England to an Irish family. He is considered a great socialist that believed all workers should be treated fairly and spent a great deal of his life fighting for that treatment.Born to a extremely poor family unfortunately Jim had to start working at a very young age to help support his family.

At some point being a foreman for the Liverpool docks. Because he was poor and working at such a young age Jim Larkin had little to no formal education, but that didn’t stop him from leading an extraordinary life. In 1903 he married Elizabeth Brown and had four sons.

And in 1905 he began that extraordinary life by becoming a full-time trade union organizer for national union dock laborers (NUDL). At this point in time less than 10% of Irish workers were unionized, with the majority in British unions.

Many of the activists including Jim Larkin felt very neglected and overall ignored by the British labor and wanted an Irish based union. So in 1907 Jim founded The Irish transport and general workers union(ITGWU).

With that union he wanted to bring all Irish industrial workers together into this one organization, where they could make sure they were all treated more fairly. Later on he also formed the Irish labor party and lead a series of peaceful strikes.

The most noted strike was the 1913 Dublin lockout. More than 100,000 people went on strike for seven months, winning fair employment by the end.

He was always peaceful on his strikes, because he knew that he would never been able to build a mass trade union if he destroyed the company his members worked for. And for that and his success in helping so many his union ended up being the region’s biggest union.

That lead him to a position in outlining the political program of the ITGWU in 1908. This included eight hour work days and pensions for all workers over 60 years old.

Even with all the good he did for his members the Irish press were against him, but that didn’t matter he had other supports such as Patrick Pearse and William Butler Yeats.

He was a very empathetic and modest person with his union members, but when faced with a rival he could be petty and jealous.

In 1914 when world war one started Jim Larkin openly opposed it by organizing large anti-war demonstrations were he would call to all Irishmen asking them to stay out of the war.In 1914 he also went to the United States for a lecture tour, and to raise funds for his fight against the British.

While in America he joined the socialist party of America and the Industrial workers of the world. During all his work with in America a friend of his died. James Connolly died in 1916 in the Easter rising in Ireland.

A few years later in New York on March 17,1918 Jim founded the James Connolly socialist club in honor of his good friend.

Later on back in England he was convicted of criminal anarchy and communism, but pardoned three years later. He died January 30, 1947 in Dublin, England, but not before he organized The workers union of Ireland. He was a great man that worked his entire life to ensure his people were treated fairly, some even called him a hero.

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