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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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Truthdigger of the Week: Cinematographer Haskell Wexler

Despite a privileged childhood, his sensitivity to injustice drew him to make documentaries on topics such as civil rights, radical activism and the Vietnam War. And along the way he won Academy Awards for his work in two commercial films.

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2015 in Review: Amid the Gloom Covering Our Planet, Some Rays of Light

On the winter solstice, a Truthdig review of the year’s environmental stories finds cause for hope in our poison-riddled world.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Former Air Force Pilots Who Blew the Whistle on U.S. Drone Program

In an open letter to President Obama, the four accuse him of creating and carrying out “one of the most devastating forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world.” And for speaking this important truth, they have suffered greatly.

Posted on Dec 12, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant

The socialist’s achievements in office, including a minimum-wage hike to $15, and re-election this month are exposing as a sham the idea that the welfare of workers, especially the unskilled, is incompatible with a prosperous economy.

Posted on Nov 21, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Bard Prison Initiative Debate Team and Its Supporters

Since federal funding for prison education programs was eliminated in 1995, Eastern New York Correctional Facility has had one of the few U.S. programs granting college degrees to prisoners. Recently, it produced an underdog story that made headlines.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Pope Met Gay Student in Washington; Kim Davis Meeting Was Arranged by Anti-Gay Cleric

Pope Francis’ meeting with the anti-gay-marriage Kentucky county clerk was arranged by an archbishop with known anti-gay sentiments, the Vatican said, and occurred one day after the pontiff met with a gay former student and his boyfriend.

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdiggers of the Week: All Those Who Piled on Martin Shkreli

The drug company CEO who announced a 5,000 percent increase in the price of a lifesaving drug was forced to back down after Twitter users, the industry and others exploded in outrage. We have three words for these sometimes rude commenters: Good for you.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 READ MORE


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