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Alexander Reed Kelly
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 after a few 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 joining 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 and was in Manhattan for Occupy Wall Street. He contributes to the “Truthdigger of the Week” column and Truthdig’s award-winning “Ear to the Ground” section, and reads deeply in the creative, empirical traditions of anthropology, sociology 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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Stories by Alexander Reed Kelly

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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.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE


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I Don’t Know What Lies Behind the Door of a Trump Presidency. Do You?

On the other hand, I have two-and-a-half decades worth of reasons to fear a new Clinton administration.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Emmanuel Vincent, Founder of Climate Feedback

The University of California at Merced oceanographer has established a network of scientists who serve as watchdogs over climate-change reportage.

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 READ MORE


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Can Bernie Sanders Win Over Conservatives?

Led by media fearmongering and unimaginative leadership to believe Americans are helplessly divided, many liberals doubt an honest, respectful and sustained appeal to our shared interests can moderate the passions of our conservative neighbors.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: Cenk Uygur and His Team at The Young Turks

The energetic host is a journalist who puts his principles and passion into action. He was arrested Monday at a Capitol Hill protest. But what is more important is that his hard-hitting reports are free of an “objectivity” that distorts the truth.

Posted on Apr 16, 2016 READ MORE


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Why My Mother Supports Bernie Sanders for President

“... Too many people have checked out of politics. Bernie is changing that, and with the enthusiasm he’s creating, with the ground he’s making with your generation, we could make it very difficult for those politicians to keep screwing with us.”

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Susan Sarandon, Defender of Those Who’ll Vote for Bernie Sanders Only

In an interview with Chris Hayes, the Academy Award-winning actress denounced the premise that Hillary Clinton would represent people over her big-money backers as “naive and egotistical.”

Posted on Apr 2, 2016 READ MORE


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