Freethought Almanac

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2011-05-01
May 1: May Day General Strike (1866): Churches v. Workers

But for a brutal history of suppressing labor rights, anti-Communist hysteria, the efforts of workers and freethinkers, and the indifference of the churches, the US would be celebrating Labor Day on this day instead.

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2011-03-02
March 2: Pope Leo XIII

Leo especially objected to things we take for granted today: secular public education, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association, separation of church and state.

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September 14: The Woman Rebel, Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger (1879) It was on this date, September 14, 1879, that Margaret Sanger, the founder of the modern birth control movement and the organization that later became Planned Parenthood, was born Margaret Louise Higgins in Corning, New York. She was the sixth of eleven children: her mother died at 50 after eighteen pregnancies and […]



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