Why the Frontera Fund Was Started

There were many different things that went into the beginning of the Frontera Fund but the incident that was the catalyst was the fact that the men who now run the fund were arrested. Larkin and Lacey were working as reporters and were simply doing their duty in journalism to help report problems in the industry that they were looking at. This was something that was helpful for people who were migrants and who had their civil rights taken away from them. The men were doing nothing wrong since there was a constitutional amendment that allows everyone to have the freedom of speech. Larkin and Lacey were reporting on findings that they had uncovered at the local sheriff’s office. They wanted people to know about the things that were going on and that things were not legal in the areas that they were in. They also found corruption in the office.

 

Proving their point, the sheriff’s office arrested them under the control of Joe Arpaio. He wanted the men to be arrested and that was something that he did everything he could to make happen. Because they were still reporters, he had to find some other way to arrest them. He did it illegally and the men were jailed for something that wasn’t even a crime. It was a huge problem that they had to deal with and something that they knew they were going to have to work to be able to recover from in the different situations that they were in.

 

For Joe Arpaio, this was just another day in his corruption. He was doing everything that he could to arrest all of the people who were speaking out against him and part of that meant that he had to arrest Larkin and Lacey since he didn’t like what they had to say about him on their site. He also knew that they would be damaging to him if they were allowed to continue reporting on the things that he did. He didn’t want to risk losing his job, or worse, getting arrested for his corruption.

 

Larkin and Lacey did not go down without a fight, though. They knew that what the sheriff was doing was illegal and they fought against it. They decided that they were going to make sure that things were going their way and they even found an attorney who would help them. After their case was over, they decided that they didn’t want other people to have to suffer in the way that they did. For that reason, they chose to start Frontera Fund. This was something that allowed them the chance to try new things and to be able to help people get the opportunities that they need.

George Soros’ Relentless Fight against Authoritarianism

George Soros is a veteran of battles against authoritarianism and fight for human rights and free society. His struggle began at a young age when as a teenager he had to fight against the Hungarian Nazi regime of the early 40s. He managed to escape to London where he studied before coming to America to make a fortune. In 1984 he set up what is today known as the Open Society Foundation. His first duty was helping his native Hungarians reprint banned publications by supplying copying machines to civil society groups, libraries, and universities. Visit his site to know more at opensocietyfoundations.org.

After the Berlin Wall had fallen, the billionaire joined in helping the Soviet Society transition to democracy and liberal economy. The foundation supported dissidents and local politicians into playing key roles in the events that marked their respective countries’ political history. Some of the events which Soros had a hand in include the overthrow Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia in 2000 and the uprisings in Ukraine against the tyrannical leadership in 2004 and 2013. Some purport that Soros played a role in almost all the revolutions that took part in the world in the past three decades. Now at his eighties, he is back to the political frontline to liberalism in America according to Politico. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Admired by the left wing and despised by the right-wing, George Soros stands out as one of the few wealthy liberals in America. He is to left-wing what the Koch brothers are to the right-wing. He has financed the Democratic Party campaigns and other campaigns that defend human rights like Black Lives Matter. In 2015 the Washington times reported that the financial records of the OSF showed that the billionaire had channeled more than $33 million to support Ferguson protests. His funding empowered the people to protest against police brutality and intolerance.

Most of his opponents who see him as a threat because of how he uses his wealth in empowering the weak have continuously maligned him. Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Soros’ home country, Hungary, has named him as one of the people working to weaken nations. Conspiracy theorists have also said he is planning to overthrow the world’s economy. Besides, he has been the target of numerous unimaginable anti-Semitic rhetoric and imagery. However, George Soros is not relenting on his fight against all powers that are against human rights and a free society. His foundation has given out more than $12 billion in support of other non-political causes such as sponsoring the studies of students from Apartheid South Africa and other marginalized groups. He has also built schools and financed representation for those who have suffered from the injustices of the legal system. He recently set aside $500 million to address the needs of refugees and immigrants in Hungary.

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