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Posted on Dec 12, 2011
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Who made your week by speaking truth to power, blowing the whistle or standing up to injustice?

Truthdigger of the Week is a feature in which we recognize a person or group that made a difference.

See past winners here. Nominate this week’s winner here.

Last week, we recognized two mortgage meltdown whistle-blowers, former Countrywide Executive Vice President Eileen Foster and former Citigroup Senior Vice President Richard M. Bowen III, who were interviewed on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” piece “Prosecuting Wall Street.”

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By EmileZ, December 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm Link to this comment

Ummm,

From Democracy Now earlier today…

Rallies Planned for Bradley Manning around First Court Appearance

The alleged U.S. Army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday more than a year and a half after his arrest for allegedly passing on classified diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. Members of the Bradley Manning Support Network have announced plans for a march outside the gates of Fort Meade, Maryland, where Manning will face a military hearing. Kevin Zeese is an attorney with the Bradley Manning Support Network.

Kevin Zeese: “The people who should be prosecuted are not Bradley Manning. He’s accused of letting the truth out. He’s not accused of doing any criminal activity. He’s accused of letting the truth out, and he should be given an award for that, not prosecuted. He’s facing the death penalty, potentially. He’s facing the death penalty for exposing war crimes.”

Over 50 demonstrations around the world are planned for Saturday as part of a global day of solidarity to mark Manning’s 24th birthday.

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By screamingpalm, December 15, 2011 at 11:54 am Link to this comment

Perhaps not TD-er of the Week material, but I’d like to give an honorable mention to Lawrence Lessig for some intelligent, common sense, first step ideas for campaign finance reform. Should get some attention or a book review from TD at least.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-december-13-2011/exclusive—-lawrence-lessig-extended-interview-pt—1

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-december-13-2011/exclusive—-lawrence-lessig-extended-interview-pt—2

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By EmileZ, December 12, 2011 at 11:38 am Link to this comment

There was a whole lot of people (activists), and that is all I have to say for this week.

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