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December 3, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: Journalists Who Ripped Washington Post, PropOrNot for McCarthyite Hogwash
November 26, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Al Franken, Vocal Supporter of the #NoDAPL Demonstrations
November 19, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Radical Political Strategist Micah White
November 12, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: The Thousands Who Are Peacefully Protesting Trump’s Election
November 5, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Iceland’s Pirate Party Founder
October 29, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II
October 22, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange, Publisher of the Clinton Campaign Emails
October 15, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Wonder Woman. (Yes, Really.)
October 8, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Sir Robert Watson, British Climate Expert
October 1, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Zianna Oliphant, Fearless Fourth-Grader Who Spoke on Racial Injustice
September 24, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, in Prison and Fighting for His Life
September 17, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Jones, the Senate’s Chief Investigator Into Torture by the CIA
September 10, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Former British Ambassador and Whistleblower Craig Murray
September 3, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem
August 27, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Feyisa Lilesa, Ethiopian Silver Medalist and Protester
August 20, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India
August 13, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: The Refugee Olympic Team
August 6, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: Activists Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Alyssa Eisenberg and Tova Fry
July 30, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief and Native American Rights Activist
July 23, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Homa Hoodfar, Expert on the World’s Muslim Women, Imprisoned in Iran
July 16, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Jaime Prater, Starbucks Barista Who Got Workers a Raise
July 9, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: Sir John Chilcot and His Team for Their Report on the Iraq War
July 2, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Matthew Cardinale, Affordable Housing Advocate, Foe of Corporate Lobbyists
June 25, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. John Lewis, Hero of the Capitol Sit-In for Gun Control
June 19, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Jo Cox, British Parliament Member Who Was Slain
June 11, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Antal, Former Army Chaplain Who Resigned Over Military Policy
May 28, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: History Professor Catherine Hall, Who Rejected Prize From Israel
May 21, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: Brazilians Protesting Dissolution of the Ministry of Culture
May 14, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Stephanie Grimes, Former Editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 7, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: The Late Daniel Berrigan, Lifelong Activist for Peace
April 30, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Emmanuel Vincent, Founder of Climate Feedback
April 23, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Fame
April 16, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: Cenk Uygur and His Team at The Young Turks
April 9, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: The Panama Papers Whistleblower
April 2, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Susan Sarandon, Defender of Those Who’ll Vote for Bernie Sanders Only
March 26, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Pardiss Kebriaei, a Lawyer Shedding Light on ‘Gitmo’ Prison and Prisoners
March 19, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Venezuelan Newspaper Editor Facing Prison for His Investigative Journalism
March 12, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Berta Cáceres, Slain Champion of Human Rights and the Earth
March 5, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Who Risked Her Career to Endorse Bernie Sanders
February 18, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Apple’s Tim Cook
February 14, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Baltimore Mayoral Candidate DeRay Mckesson
February 6, 2016Truthdiggers of the Week: All Involved in Britain’s #JC4PM Tour
January 31, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Progressive Congressional Candidate Tim Canova
January 23, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Mexico’s Gisela Mota
January 10, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Fatema Mernissi, a Founder of Islamic Feminism
January 2, 2016Truthdigger of the Week: Cinematographer Haskell Wexler
December 21, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Those Who Uncovered Navy SEAL Abuse of Prisoners in Afghanistan
December 12, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Former Air Force Pilots Who Blew the Whistle on U.S. Drone Program
December 5, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: The Filmmaking Team and Subjects of ‘The Hunting Ground’
November 29, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Offshore-Banking Whistleblower Hervé Falciani
November 21, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant
November 15, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: The Missouri U. Football Team and Those Who Saved ‘Chain Reaction’
November 8, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Human Rights Champion Carmelyn P. Malalis
October 31, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Nepal’s First Female President
October 25, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: 2 Economists Who Challenged an American Myth
October 18, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: The ‘Drone Papers’ Whistleblower
October 10, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: The Bard Prison Initiative Debate Team and Its Supporters
October 3, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Glenn Greenwald
September 26, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: All Those Who Piled on Martin Shkreli
September 20, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Jeremy Corbyn, Fighter for Social Justice, Peace and Human Rights
September 12, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Pope Francis, a Voice of Humanity in the Refugee Crisis
September 6, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Icelanders Who Opened Their Hearts and Homes to Syrian Refugees
August 22, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Inmates and Lawyers Against Solitary Confinement
August 15, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs
August 9, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Latinos Who Trumped the Donald
August 3, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Breaking the Silence
July 26, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Covered California
July 11, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: The Colorado Family Planning Initiative
July 3, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Chelsea Manning
June 28, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Early Marriage Rights Champion Gavin Newsom
June 21, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Pope Francis
June 14, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Juan Felipe Herrera, the Next U.S. Poet Laureate
May 30, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Whistleblower John Kiriakou
May 24, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: The Workers Who Won $15 an Hour in Los Angeles
May 17, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Ivy Ziedrich, Critic of War and the Bush Family
May 9, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Columnist William Pfaff
May 3, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Critics of the American Psychological Association Role in Torture Program
April 25, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price
April 21, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Khalida Jarrar
April 12, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Margot Wallström
April 4, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: USC Athletic Director Pat Haden
March 29, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Carmen Aristegui
March 24, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Danny Schechter
March 15, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: ‘India’s Daughter’ Filmmaker and Activists Protesting the Documentary’s Ban
March 8, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Rabbi Michael Lerner
February 22, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Amal Clooney
February 13, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: South African Writer André Brink
January 31, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Yanis Varoufakis
January 24, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Barrett Brown
January 18, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: José Mujica
January 11, 2015Truthdiggers of the Week: Charlie Hebdo
January 4, 2015Truthdigger of the Week: Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova (Video)
December 28, 2014Truthdigger of the Week: Leonard Beerman: Activist, Pacifist, Rebel and Rabbi
December 21, 2014Truthdiggers of the Week: Pardiss Kebriaei and the Center for Constitutional Rights
December 14, 2014Truthdiggers of the Week: Sens. John McCain and Dianne Feinstein
December 7, 2014Truthdigger of the Week: Mychal Denzel Smith
November 30, 2014Truthdigger of the Week: Peggy Young
November 23, 2014Truthdigger of the Week: Leslie Feinberg
November 17, 2014Truthdiggers of the Week: Cuban Medical Workers Fighting Ebola
November 9, 2014Truthdigger of the Week: Lawrence Lessig