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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 and writes the ‘Truthdigger of the Week’ column. 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, Counterpunch and elsewhere.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Shane Bauer

Prisoners are among the “least of us” in America. After spending two years learning what they go through, investigative reporter Shane Bauer is raising his voice in their defense.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: NSA Protesters

Too many Americans lack the courage to call their leaders liars and demand that their government return their civil liberties, but not those who rallied on Independence Day, and not journalist Madiha R. Tahir.

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 READ MORE


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‘When Is a Military Coup Not a Military Coup?’

“For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup,” Robert Fisk writes in The Independent. “The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital.” But the American president does not name it as so.

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‘Edward Who?’ Said the Doctor

If you’re an American working in the service sector, you probably don’t have the luxury of expressing an opinion about the NSA whistle-blower.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Michael Hastings

Hastings’ death is a loss to readers who would have profited from his continued devotion to telling the stories of American politics and the military with fewer inhibitions than lesser reporters.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Ellsberg

Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg remains a steadfast example of the courage he recognizes in Edward Snowden and others in the current generation of whistle-blowers.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 READ MORE


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Let Nicholas Kristof Damage Your Mind

In a late 2012 PBS series called “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” the lauded New York Times columnist and professional flake “glosses” the harmful “utopian vision” of free-market globalization sold to Americans in a 1980 television broadcast by neoliberal economist Milton Friedman, Anne Elizabeth Moore writes in The Baffler.

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 READ MORE


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