All People List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists

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List of the most notable and famous Anti-death penalty activists in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Anti-death penalty activists worldwide and top Anti-death penalty activists in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Anti-death penalty activists to the lesser known Anti-death penalty activists in history and today, these are the top Anti-death penalty activists in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Anti-death penalty activists in the world?". The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Albert Camus and Yoshihiro Yasuda, in it. Use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (37 Items)
Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The Rebel" that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. Camus did not consider himself to be an existentialist despite usually being classified as one, even during his own lifetime. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked...". Camus was born in Algeria to a Pied-Noir family, and studied at the University of Algiers. In ...more on Wikipedia

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Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Fran├žois-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to ...more on Wikipedia

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. She is regarded as a folk singer, although her music has diversified since the counterculture days of the 1960s and now encompasses everything from folk rock and pop to country and gospel music. Although a songwriter herself, Baez is generally regarded as an interpreter of other people's work, having recorded songs by the Allman Brothers Band, the Beatles, Jackson ...more on Wikipedia

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Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, although she was never a party member. Her interests included prisoner rights; she founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. ...more on Wikipedia

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