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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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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Military Refusers

Update: Yahoo!‘s Kevin Sites interviews Watada.
We tip our hat this week to Army Lt. Ehren Watada and the dozens of uniformed military men and women like him who have publicly refused deployment to Iraq.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes

This week Truthdig salutes Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes for uncovering the true cost of the war in Iraq. Last year Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz and Harvard budget expert Bilmes estimated the total price tag for Bush’s misadventure in Mesopotamia at $2.267 trillion—a tad higher than the $350 billion to $500 billion so often discussed.

Posted on Dec 23, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift

Truthdig tips its hat to the Navy lawyer who on Dec. 11 won a major ACLU award for his successful defense in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the U.S. Supreme Court case that dashed Bush administration efforts to try terror suspects in special military courts.

Posted on Dec 16, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: The Rev. Joel Hunter

This week Truthdig salutes the Rev. Joel Hunter, who recently resigned as president of the Christian Coalition because the group was unwilling to accept his agenda on global warming, poverty and AIDS.  While we don’t endorse Hunter’s stand on choice and gay marriage, we admire the consistency of his pro-life position.  As the pastor himself says, “unless we are caring as much for the vulnerable outside the womb as inside the womb, we’re not carrying out the full message of Jesus.”

Posted on Dec 2, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: John Murtha

He may have lost the race for House majority leader, but he still earns our vote for leading the way in calling for an end to the Iraq war.

Posted on Nov 17, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Architects of Nov. 7

Truthdig salutes the individuals and organizations that swept the Democrats to victory: the members of the Democratic leadership, and the progressive netroots. Kudos all around.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Voting machine crusaders

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Voting Machine Crusaders

Truthdig salutes all the journalists, activists and researchers who have been working to expose the security flaws of electronic voting machines—an underappreciated endeavor that is essential to the safeguarding of our democracy.

Posted on Nov 3, 2006 READ MORE


Michael J. Fox
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Truthdigger of the Week: Michael J. Fox

Truthdig salutes Michael J. Fox, who reacted with grace when right-wing hate-machine Rush Limbaugh accused the actor of faking the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease in order to curry political favor for stem cell research.

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Mohamed ElBaradei

Truthdig salutes Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the U.N.‘s nuclear agency, who warned the world that up to 30 more countries could soon possess the technology necessary to produce nuclear weapons.

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Lancet Study Researchers

This week Truthdig celebrates the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Al Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and the Center for International Studies at MIT as well as The Lancet for their commitment to documenting the real number of Iraqi deaths that have resulted from the 2003 U.S. military invasion of Iraq.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


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