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Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle. It is not a lifetime achievement award. Rather, we’re looking for newsmakers whose actions in a given week are worth celebrating.

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Truthdigger of the Week: José Santos Sevilla, Slain Champion of Indigenous Hondurans


Tolupans have been struggling to save ancestral lands from miners and loggers since a U.S.-supported junta took control of the country.

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Truthdigger of the Week: John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons


Citing President Trump’s immigration ban, Bercow took a strong public stand against allowing him to speak to the British chamber.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Sally Yates, Fired for Defying Trump’s Immigration Order


In defending the Constitution against actions of the new administration, the former acting attorney general shows she is exactly the type of official Americans need.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Charlie Liteky, Decorated U.S. Army Chaplain Turned Peace Activist


The former Roman Catholic priest, who died Jan. 20, was the only American to renounce the Medal of Honor.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Nancy Hollander, Chelsea Manning’s Attorney


The greatest victory of the week does not belong to Donald Trump, but to Manning and to Hollander, who never stopped fighting for justice.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Cornel West, Social Philosopher and Obama Critic


“The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare of Donald Trump—but it did contribute to it,” West tells us.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ava DuVernay, Activist Filmmaker


Even when off the set, the director of “13th” and “Selma” regularly addresses issues of political injustice.

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The Best Truthdiggers of 2016: Risk-Takers Are Honored for Challenging the Status Quo


From politicians who went against the grain to activists who risked their lives for a cause, our most popular Truthdiggers serve as a reminder to stand up for justice in the face of adversity. (Pictured here, David Archambault II, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and a leader in the Dakota Access pipeline fight.)

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Truthdigger of the Week: Pope Francis, Who Embodies the Teachings of Christ


Much like the man whose birthday many will celebrate Sunday, the pope has dedicated his life to caring for the most vulnerable members of society. He’s also trying to bring the Catholic Church into the new millennium amid significant turmoil.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Water Protectors at Standing Rock


With a Trump administration sure to spark resistance nationwide in the years ahead, indigenous activists and their allies point the way for other Americans.

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