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May 21 in freethought history…

May 21, 1921 – Nuclear scientist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov is born in Moscow. He turned from designing nuclear weapons for the USSR to opposing their proliferation. He also advocated for human rights, including freedom of speech, for … Continue reading

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December 14 in freethought history…

December 14, 1975 – British rationalist Hector Hawton dies, aged 74. He was editor of The Humanist for the Rationalist Press Association for many years, and wrote several nonfiction books, including Men without Gods, Philosophy for Pleasure, The Thinker’s Handbook and … Continue reading

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