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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: Brad Birkenfeld

It’s because of whistle-blower Brad Birkenfeld, former banker for the American branch of UBS, that tens of thousands of wealthy Americans have disclosed their holdings in offshore accounts and the IRS has recouped billions in unpaid taxes.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Glen Ford

The old trope that truth telling requires a great deal of courage is not always right. Those who tell the truth often enjoy a rare freedom from the social pressures that compel others to distort what they know to make room for a belief in the world as they would like it to be.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ali Abunimah

Many journalists become grudgingly used to the fact that their work has little to no visible effect on the course of world events. When conservative writer Joshua Trevino was let go from The Guardian last month, Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the pro-Palestinian news and opinion site The Electronic Intifada, wasn’t one of them.

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Glenn Greenwald

For one reason or another, the media sometimes distort the public’s perception of a situation by treating plain facts as if they are up for debate. This week, Glenn Greenwald called out the New Statesman, long a standard bearing publication of the British left, for just such an offense.

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Matt Fisher

There is great virtue in getting pissed at a company that attempted to avoid its financial obligations in the death of your sister and telling the world about it. Sometimes there’s even a reward.

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Pfc. Bradley Manning

Since spring 2010, Pfc. Bradley Manning has been detained by the U.S. government on suspicion of leaking state secrets. His attorney now argues that the conditions of his detainment constitute punishment before trial.

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ex-TARP Investigator Neil Barofsky

In late 2008, Neil Barofsky was appointed the Treasury Department’s investigator of the bank bailouts. In the time since, he has suffered dismissal and deprecation from his colleagues and the corporations they’re supposed to regulate.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Morgan Jones, Reporter on the Spot

It was early in the morning on July 20, when most people were asleep, that 18-year-old Morgan Jones began informing the world about the unfolding massacre in Aurora, Colo.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdiggers of the Week: 7 FDA Whistle-Blowers

Doctors and scientists working for the Food and Drug Administration became targets of surveillance and some lost their jobs after blowing the whistle on the agency’s approval of medical devices that they believed were not safe for public use.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: William Binney

It’s the first day of the HOPE conference, and hackers and technology enthusiasts have come to hear NSA whistle-blower William Binney give the meeting’s keynote address.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 READ MORE

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