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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: Kevin de León, Advocate for ‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Immigrant Rights


As many Democrats face backlash for their weak opposition to the Trump administration, the California Senate leader stands out for his refusal to mince words.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Slain Mexican Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea


Known for her reporting on corruption, organized crime, femicides and human rights abuses, Breach was called the “uncomfortable” journalist for writing truths that made many in power uneasy.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Markey, Longtime Supporter of Net Neutrality and Consumer Privacy


The Massachusetts senator reinforced his commitment to consumer rights this week by strongly opposing a Senate resolution to roll back internet users’ privacy.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Angela Davis, an Activist for the Ages


Davis’ inspiring talk at the recent Women of the World festival shows that this civil rights icon is as relevant in today’s fraught world as in the turbulent era from which she sprang decades ago.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chance the Rapper, Advocate for Chicago’s Public Schools


The Chicago native takes matters into his own hands after a disheartening meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Bill Owens, for Questioning a Raid That Killed His Navy SEAL Son


Suspecting that the Jan. 28 raid in Yemen was approved for political reasons, the military veteran refuses to meet President Trump.

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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.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE

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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