Integrity Independent Individual List

Individuals who have striven to live a life of great integrity, compassion, individuality and courage; who have challenge the status quo and the institutions of injustice at sometimes much cost to themselves in hopes of creating and maintaining a better world for the rest of us. We salute these sung and unsung heroes !!!

Alice Paul – Women’s Sufferage Movement
Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta – Labor Movement
David Muldrow Beasley – United Nations World Food Programme
Vandana Shiva
Edward R Murrow
Pete Seeger
Rosa Parks
John Muir
Rachel Carson
Diana McGuerty
Jane Goodall
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joseph Campbell
George Carlin
Dalton Trumbo
Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman)
Thomas Paine
Ralph Nader
Bernie Sanders
Eugene V. Debs
Robert M La Follette
Rep. John E. Moss- Helped champion Freedom of Information Act
Sydney Poitier
Katharine Hepburn
Burt Lancaster
Bob Marley
Tom and Dick Smothers
Susan Sarandon / Tim Robbins
Edward Snowden
Sherron Watkins
A. Ernest Fitzgerald
Coleen Rowley
Daniel Ellsberg
Jim Hightower
Vaclav Havel
Edward Abbey
Ben Hecht
Eduardo Galeano
Studs Terkel
Rick Steves
Dominic Paul Dimaggio
Bill Maher/Russell Brand/Kim Iverson
Christiane Amanpour
Maria Ressa, Filipino/American Journalist
Mary Kathryn Nagle, lawyer, Native American Sovereignty

If you, dear reader, have other examples of such integrity-minded individuals, please email them to me at and I will add them to this list.

Rock on! Mike

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