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Alexander Reed Kelly
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In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and 130 other anti-war activists, many of them veterans. The group was released within hours, and a few weeks later Alex began an internship at Harper’s Magazine. He joined Truthdig in May 2011 as an assistant editor.

Before coming to the site, Alex covered the United Nations’ annual climate change conferences in Copenhagen for the Seattle-based reporting firm InvestigateWest and in Cancun on a fellowship with the Earth Journalism Network. His team’s coverage of the Copenhagen talks won a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He studied literature and the sciences at Western Washington University, was in Manhattan for Occupy Wall Street. Reed writes the ‘Truthdigger of the Week’ column as well as contributes to the Award winnine “Ear to the Ground” section of Truthdig. He reads deeply in the classics of sociology, anthropology and psychology.

Alex is responsible for bringing work by Greg Palast, Henry Giroux, Ellen Brown, Tom Engelhardt, economists Michael Hudson and Andrew Kliman, and the Climate News Network to the site. His work has appeared at Truthdig, The Nation, Counterpunch and elsewhere.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Inmates and Lawyers Against Solitary Confinement

A 2011 hunger strike by California convicts attracted the attention of human rights advocates, and that led to an extraordinary alliance. If this group of lawyers and prisoners has its way, the barbaric conditions in our prisons will come to an end.

Posted on Aug 22, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: Whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs

A new leak about shoddy treatment of ailing veterans is just the latest disclosure that casts a shadow over the VA.

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Covered California

A cap on the prices of prescribed medications should have been a feature of Obamacare. It wasn’t, so a California agency has stepped in to limit the amount patients in California can be charged for drugs.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Early Marriage Rights Champion Gavin Newsom

When the then-mayor of San Francisco ordered his city to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004, he helped put the United States on the course that culminated in this week’s historic Supreme Court decision to recognize the marriage rights of gay couples nationwide.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Ukraine Is in Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It.

A video roundtable hosted by Truthdig Assistant Editor Alexander Reed Kelly explains why the IMF, Europe and Western corporations don’t have the country’s best interests at heart.

Posted on Jun 13, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Workers Who Won $15 an Hour in Los Angeles

The pay raise will benefit government and the city’s economy as a whole, researchers say. Those who rallied for this important change have helped many others while helping themselves.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ivy Ziedrich, Critic of War and the Bush Family

The University of Nevada college student brought some clarity to politics by challenging presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on who is responsible for the rise of the Islamic State group.

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