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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: Mike Lofgren

Retired Republican congressional staffer Mike Lofgren outed the “political terrorism” of the lunatics and crackpots who make up the GOP today, and that’s why he’s our Truthdigger of the Week.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Lawrence Wilkerson

Former Vice President Dick Cheney launched his memoir this week, and on Tuesday, Lawrence Wilkerson, our Truthdigger of the Week, said he would be willing to testify in criminal court against Cheney should the opportunity ever arise.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Bill McKibben and Protesters

Bill McKibben, along with some 2,000 activists protesting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, are our Truthdiggers of the Week.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Anna Hazare

Social activist and anti-corruption proponent Anna Hazare, whose arrest sparked huge protests across India this week, is our Truthdigger of the Week.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Ron Thomas

A former Marine and sheriff’s deputy, Ron Thomas, this week’s Truthdigger of the Week, believes there was no excuse for the use of police force that led to the death of his mentally ill son, and he has vowed to seek justice.

Posted on Aug 12, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Gil Scott-Heron

Talk about speaking truth to power. Our pick for Truthdigger of the Week, Gil Scott-Heron, served as a living example of that idea with his provocative artistry, mixing poetry, music and activism in his signature style over the course of four decades until his death on May 27 at age 62.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Eric Schneiderman

This week we celebrate New York’s attorney general for refusing to let Wall Street off the hook. (More, including honorable mentions, after the jump).

Posted on May 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Singing Obama Protesters

This week’s Truthdigger of the Week award goes to the cantabile group that interrupted President Obama in song over the detention of alleged WikiLeaks’ source Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Posted on Apr 23, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Joseph Stiglitz

This week we tip our hat to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who once helped calculate the true cost of the Iraq War, and more recently has been calling attention to the radical redistribution of wealth from middle- and working-class Americans to the richest among us.

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: P.J. Crowley

This week we give a nod to former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley, who had the audacity to publicly criticize the Defense Department’s treatment of alleged WikiLeaks accomplice Pfc. Bradley Manning and was obliged to step down Sunday as a result.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011 READ MORE


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