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Posted on Feb 20, 2012
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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 U.S. Army Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis for refusing to hew to the military party line about the supposed success of America’s military strategy in Afghanistan.

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By vector56, February 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm Link to this comment

I would like to add “The Alyona”, Alyona Minkovski of RT reports on most of the stories the corporate media sweep under the rug.

http://rt.com/programs/alyona-show/

She has a bit of a Libertarian slant, but on Civil Liberties and Anti-War issues, she is to the far left of 90% of the Democratic party and the “fake-liberals” on MSNBC.

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By gerard, February 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm Link to this comment

Another suggestion:

  Lauren Unger-Geoffroy for her reports from
        Egype.  Invaluable!

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By Louise, February 23, 2012 at 9:59 am Link to this comment
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What about “The Real News Network” http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php
Along with Truthdig, Antiwar.com, Reason, etc. the coverage is off the mainstream grid. Instead of telling you what’s going on, they ask difficult questions that need to be answered. They all deserve recognition. I nominate TRNN.

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By Textynn, February 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm Link to this comment
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I nominate those suing UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Over November Pepper-Spray.  This is important, we must demand our right to protest and safety while doing so.

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By Big B, February 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm Link to this comment

I nominate Rick Santorum, for reminding all of us that it could always be worse.

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By EmileZ, February 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm Link to this comment

I go with Gerard’s pick.

Although I do have a few minor disagreements with the author of the aforementioned article, I thought it was really good.

Things seem so touchy right now.

I am scared to make the first comment.

Kudos to you Rebecca Solnit!!!

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By gerard, February 21, 2012 at 10:44 am Link to this comment

Rebecca Solnit for her brave and clear defense of Occupy facing some of our accumulated social problems for us and taking a beating for it.  See her current piece at TomDispatch on Occupy in general and Oakland in particular to put some fairness into the Occupy picture when it is needed.

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By jamie, February 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment
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Glenn Greenwald for his hard hitting expose on Frank VanderSloot. A stunning piece of courageous journalism.

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By vector56, February 20, 2012 at 11:56 am Link to this comment

I nominate the Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur for speaking truth to the US Israeli lobby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqn4VkhLrjA&feature=related

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