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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: 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.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Journalists Who Ripped Washington Post, PropOrNot for McCarthyite Hogwash


Many reporters rallied around Truthdig and other news sites that were erroneously tarred as pro-Russian propagandists by a dubious blacklist that had been given undeserved credence by the Post.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Al Franken, Vocal Supporter of the #NoDAPL Demonstrations


The Minnesota Democrat penned a letter to the Department of Justice on Monday, urging it to protect the First Amendment rights of the “water protectors” facing off against law enforcement in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 26, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Radical Political Strategist Micah White


To withstand and ultimately overcome the imminent Trump regime, “American activists must move from detached indignation to revolutionary engagement by using the techniques of social movement creation to dominate elections,” says the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street.

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: The Thousands Who Are Peacefully Protesting Trump’s Election


In the days since Donald Trump won the presidency, demonstrators around the country have banded together to oppose the sexism and racism he condoned on the campaign trail.

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