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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: Wonder Woman. (Yes, Really.)

The 75-year-old comic book superhero is adding a special honor to her famous belt: ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. More power to her—and all other females.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Sir Robert Watson, British Climate Expert

With pressure from the likes of Watson, a sleeping public may awaken to and act upon the imminent dangers of climate change.

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Zianna Oliphant, Fearless Fourth-Grader Who Spoke on Racial Injustice

Oliphant pleaded for the right to protest and argued for change in the treatment of the black community in the wake of the fatal police shooting of an African-American man in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, in Prison and Fighting for His Life

The Obama administration has made an example of Jeffrey Sterling, the first whistleblower convicted under the Espionage Act. Now the former CIA agent is being denied proper medical care in the federal detention center where he is imprisoned after being sentenced to three years.

Posted on Sep 24, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Jones, the Senate’s Chief Investigator Into Torture by the CIA

Jones—who became a target of the CIA because he searched for the truth—this week spoke out for the first time. He has been a key force in the disclosure of a scandal that one senator compared to Watergate.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Former British Ambassador and Whistleblower Craig Murray

Murray, who has been denied entry into the United States to travel to an intelligence-community conference, was removed from the British diplomatic service after he exposed human rights abuses in Uzbekistan.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem

In his act of protest against racial injustice in the U.S., the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has taken a lot of hits. But he’s not backing down and has succeeded in igniting an important debate.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Feyisa Lilesa, Ethiopian Silver Medalist and Protester

The runner risked death or exile when he finished the men’s marathon with arms crossed in defiance of Ethiopia’s abuse of his tribe, the Oromo.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India

Now in its 14th year, the publication just expanded into digital platforms in the hope of increasing readership and inspiring other young women.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Refugee Olympic Team

The 10 athletes competing without a flag or anthem at the Rio Olympics are challenging conceptions of nationalism, as well as reminding the world that the growing refugee crisis must be addressed.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE

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