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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: 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.

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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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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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