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George Soros. Multi-billionaire funder of leftwing causes and groupsFounder of the Open Society FoundationsThe prime mover behind the Democratic "Shadow Party" network See also: Guide to the George Soros Network Organizations Funded by George Soros and His Open Society Foundations The Shared Agendas of George Soros and Barack Obama Open Society Foundations Democracy Alliance Shadow Party New York hedge fund manager George Soros is one of the most politically powerful individuals on earth.

George Soros

Since the mid-1980s in particular, he has used his immense influence to help reconfigure the political landscapes of several countries around the world—in some cases playing a key role in toppling regimes that had held the reins of government for years, even decades. Much of Soros's influence derives from his $13 billion personal fortune, which is further leveraged by at least another $25 billion in investor assets controlled by his firm, Soros Fund Management. OSF's total assets today exceed $1.9 billion. Organizations Funded Directly. George Soros. OpenDemocracy. Occupy Wall Street: lessons and opportunities. Peace can be planned. Just like health. In 2002 the World Health Organisation made a bold statement in its ground breaking World Report on Violence and Health: “Violence can be prevented and its impact reduced, in the same way that public health efforts have prevented and reduced pregnancy-related complications, workplace injuries, infectious diseases, and illness resulting from contaminated food and water in many parts of the world.

Peace can be planned. Just like health

The factors that contribute to violent responses – whether they are factors of attitude and behaviour or related to larger social, economic, political and cultural conditions – can be changed. Violence can be prevented. This is not an article of faith, but a statement based on evidence. Examples of success can be found around the world, from small-scale individual and community efforts to national policy and legislative initiatives.” Evidence continues to grow to support this claim. Increasingly, the ‘factors that contribute to violent responses’ are being studied and understood.

Otpor. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.


Symbole du mouvement Serbe Otpor Le mouvement Otpor, en serbe cyrillique Отпор (« Résistance »), est une organisation politique, créée en 1998, avec le soutien de l'organisation américaine National Endowment for Democracy, organisatrice de nombreuses révoltes violentes ou non de par le monde, dans les pays opposés politiquement aux États-Unis[1] et généralement considérée comme l'un des acteurs majeurs de la chute du régime de Slobodan Milošević.

Untitled. Welcome - Ethical Politics. From Ethical Politics Dictionary of Ethical Politics.

Welcome - Ethical Politics

Soros Says He’s Among ‘Angels’ Who Want Civilization to Survive. George Soros: Top 10 Reasons He Is Dangerous. Daniele Archibugi. The image of the past The idea that freedom and democracy can be exported all over the world is an ancient dream. Athenian democrats, French revolutionaries, and Russian Bolsheviks, to mention only the better-known cases, were convinced that their own political system was good enough to be donated to all peoples. But not even the path to freedom is carpeted with rose-petals: enthusiasm is often mingled with fanaticism; idealism must come to terms with the harsh laws of Realpolitik (see Luciano Canfora, Esportare la liberta [Mondadori, 2007]). Daniele Archibugi is director of the Italian National Research Council ( CNR ), affiliated to the Institute on Population and Social Policy ( IRPPS ), and professor of innovation, governance and public policy at Birkbeck College, London. His website is here. Also by Daniele Archibugi in openDemocracy : " What do to with the United Nations?

" " Can democracy be exported? " Also published: Vidar Helgesen, " Democracy support: where now? Three intentions. George Soros News. George Soros. Profile Legendary investor George Soros retired in 2011 and turned his hedge fund into a family office, returning just under $1 billion in assets to outside investors.

George Soros

Soros also brought in a new investment officer to help oversee the remaining assets belonging to his family and his foundations. His fortune is down due to a reported drop in performance but also because our new estimate subtracts sums we believe he manages for his foundation. Open society. The open society is a concept originally suggested in 1932 by the French philosopher Henri Bergson,[1] and developed during the Second World War by Austrian-born British philosopher Karl Popper.[2] Popper saw the open society as standing on a historical continuum reaching from the organic, tribal or closed society, through the open society marked by a critical attitude to tradition, up to the abstract or depersonalised society lacking all face-to-face transactions.[3] History[edit] Popper saw the classical Greeks as initiating the long slow transition from tribalism towards the open society, and as facing for the first time the strain imposed by the less personal group relations entailed thereby.[4] Definition[edit]

Open society

Open Society Institute. One of the aims of the OSF is the development of civil society organizations (e.g., charities and community groups) to encourage participation in democracy and society.[1] The name is inspired by Karl Popper's 1945 book The Open Society and Its Enemies.[2] History[edit] Initiatives[edit] Related initiatives include the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).

Open Society Institute

Recent efforts have included those that have met with controversy, including an effort in the African Great Lakes region aimed at spreading human rights awareness among prostitutes in Uganda and other nations in the area. Activities by regions[edit] According to the 2009 OSF expenditures report,[12] Africa region (outside of South Africa) was the key area of funded activities: about $51,000,000 were spent on civil society support, human rights, education, justice, media, public health, transparency, and other activities there. Criticism[edit] List of projects supported by George Soros. Colour revolution. Colour revolution is a term that was widely used by worldwide media[1] to describe various related movements that developed in several societies in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans during the early 2000s.

Colour revolution

The term has also been applied to a number of revolutions elsewhere, including in the Middle East. Some observers[who?] Budapest Open Access Initiative. A logo celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative in 2012, featuring the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) is a public statement of principles relating to open access to the research literature. It arose from a conference convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute on December 1–2, 2001 to promote open access – at the time also known as Free Online Scholarship. This small gathering of individuals is recognised as one of the major historical, and defining, events of the open access movement. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the initiative, it was reaffirmed in 2012 and supplemented with a set of concrete recommendations for achieving "the new goal that within the next ten years, OA will become the default method for distributing new peer-reviewed research in every field and country.

George Soros. Soros Foundation. 47th Munich Security Conference 2011: George Soros, Chairman of the Soros Fund Management, during the Discussion Soros foundations are autonomous institutions established in particular countries or regions, especially those emerging from behind the Iron Curtain,[2] to initiate and support open society activities.

Soros Foundation

Such countries include the former Communist bloc in Central and Eastern Europe, parts of the former Soviet Union, South Africa, and Haiti.[2] George Soros. Soros is a well-known supporter of progressive-liberal political causes.[11] Between 1979 and 2011, Soros gave away over $8 billion to human rights, public health, and education causes.[12] He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe (1984–89)[8] and provided one of Europe's largest higher education endowments to Central European University in Budapest.[13] Soros is also the chairman of the Open Society Foundations. Early life[edit] The Jewish Council asked the little kids to hand out the deportation notices. I was told to go to the Jewish Council. Société ouverte. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La société ouverte est un concept développé par le philosophe français Henri Bergson[1] et repris en particulier par le philosophe Karl Popper dans La Société ouverte et ses ennemis en 1945.

La Société ouverte et ses ennemis.