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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: David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief and Native American Rights Activist

David Bald Eagle, who died July 22 at 97, was known for an eclectic mix of passions, especially his work in motion pictures. He left a legacy of activism for the Native American community, including his service as the first chief of the United Indigenous Nations of the Americas.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Jaime Prater, Starbucks Barista Who Got Workers a Raise

By pulling a little more compensation out of his employer for himself and his colleagues via a petition, Prater showed that deliberate, collective action still can help working people.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Sir John Chilcot and His Team for Their Report on the Iraq War

While the United Kingdom’s official inquiry into the war confirmed information that many who opposed it already knew or suspected, its critical importance should not be underestimated.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Matthew Cardinale, Affordable Housing Advocate, Foe of Corporate Lobbyists

The founder of SMART ALEC, a progressive nonprofit, is determined to help people take control of public policy.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. John Lewis, Hero of the Capitol Sit-In for Gun Control

The civil rights leader inspired an unprecedented protest with fellow Democrats against legislative indifference to America’s long and tragic epidemic of gun violence.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Jo Cox, British Parliament Member Who Was Slain

Cox, a progressive, fought hard for any cause that inspired her, such as the plight of Syrian refugees and keeping Britain in the European Union—two that may have inflamed her killer.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Antal, Former Army Chaplain Who Resigned Over Military Policy

Antal first made headlines in 2012, when he posted a sermon condemning U.S. foreign policy. Now, he has made waves by publicly resigning from his religious role in the Army because of the Obama administration’s drone and nuclear policies.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: History Professor Catherine Hall, Who Rejected Prize From Israel

The renowned British historian and activist in the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against the occupation of Palestine has made headlines recently for her refusal to accept a prestigious Israeli academic prize.

Posted on May 28, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdiggers of the Week: Brazilians Protesting Dissolution of the Ministry of Culture

Artists and others are fighting the interim Temer government’s move folding the cultural department into the Ministry of Education as part of an austerity plan. It is “a direct attack on this society,” one said.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Stephanie Grimes, Former Editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

She strove to reveal changing editorial practices in the months after the publication was purchased by Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire benefactor to the Republican Party.

Posted on May 14, 2016 READ MORE


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