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List of Famous Political Activists

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List of famous political activists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top political activists in the world? This includes the most prominent political activists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable political activists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic political activists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned political activists.

List ranges from Kristen Bell to Robert De Niro and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known political activists to the lesser known political activists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the political activist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous political activists ever?" and "What are the names of famous political activists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Susan Sarandon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Rob Reiner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Vanessa Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Political Activists

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  • Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Eldridge Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Morgan Spurlock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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  • Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Political Activists
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